This is a site built by a buddy of mine (StudioRhoad.com) to document the progress of my project 620 build that Iím doing. I hope I have the patience to continue adding and updating as I move further along with the project. I will also be blogging about general stuff in my life as I experience them. Feel free to check out my About page for more info and background.

Archive for the ‘620 Build Updates’ Category

Posted by Chad on April 20, 2009

Preview of possible color choice and wheels

A preview of what the truck may look like:
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Posted by Chad on April 19, 2009

Rolling Chassis complete!

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Yea, I know, I realized after the fact that I have the Coilovers on the wrong side when taking the pictures.
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Rolling Chassis Complete!!
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More as they come.

Posted by Chad on April 9, 2009

Completed and painted the frame

Added support to the rear towers.
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Finally done with the frame and painted.
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Replaced the angle iron cross member with 1″ black steel pipe.
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Got a liitle excited with the green paint.
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The wheels showed up today. I ordered Megan Streets instead of GodSpeeds. They should be here tomorrow or Friday.

Posted by Chad on February 10, 2009

Started on the totally tubular towers

Started on the totally tubular towers on Sunday. They’re just tacked in place and need to be put on better. But I was out of gas (Welding gas) and didn’t want to waste the only free day I had to work on the truck.

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Posted by Chad on January 9, 2009

Finalizing the rear sub fitment

Finalizing the rear sub fitment:

After the reshaping of the new frame members.
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And then after some Frame support and a cross member.
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This is all the updates that I have until I can get back and do more stuff.
Next is the strut towers. Front and Rear

Posted by Chad on January 8, 2009

Rear Subframe fitment continued

Ok, Newest updates from this past weekend and anything else I can think of.

Rear Subframe fitment continued:

Finally got the frame moved and sitting like it needs to be. Still need to build the tabs for the front part of the subframe.
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I ran across an issue where the ROCA is gonna hit the frame if I go to low with the truck. We can’t be having any of that so its time to chop and weld some more. :)
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Kathy came out and got some shots of me making metal tadpoles.

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The tools that I use the most at the moment.
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Safety first. Nothing in the eyes and you don’t want to burn your hair. I can deal with the smell. I just don’t like little molten hot steel beads burning into my scalp. :)
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Posted by Chad on December 31, 2008

Garage Cleanup!!

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Ok the garage was a wreck!! So Scott started the clean up and Kathy and I went to Home Depot and bought some new shelves and bins and below is the results of our two day project.

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MUCH MORE CONDUSIVE TO A WORK GARAGE!! I was able to get rid of the axle and two wheels sitting in front of the 620 frame since the picture was taken.

This is the end of the updates for a short while until I get more done. I will update as soon as I can.

Posted by Chad on December 31, 2008

Mounting the rear subframe

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I had to put some angle iron in place to hold the frame in place when I chopped it for fabbing. I also used a jack in the back for support just in case the angle iron wanted to sag.

The 2nd picture shows where I started moving the frame over to setup for mounting the rear most mounting point of the rear subframe. The farest point of the inner frame rail back across to the outer edge of the standard frame rail is 9 and 1/8th inches. It’s 24 and 3/4th inches from the end of the frame to the cutting point of the frame. And it’s aproximately 2 and 3/4th inches from the tower mounting point for the bed of the truck to the bend of the frame.

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It should line up fine like this. I will have to get the height right though on the subframe when mounting it.

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This is as far as I got until last night but that was after some serious garage clean up!! I will go out and take pictures later after I finish the other side too.

Posted by Chad on December 31, 2008

Parts, Pieces and Custom!!

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1620 Ironman clutch and Pressure plate and 10 pound Flywheel. All from Competition Clutch.

Power FC

S13 SR20det Power FC with Commander. Figured that I might as well do it right the first time around.

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  • 20g Turbo that I bought from TigerRacing here in Atlanta
  • GReddy Style intake plenum
  • 650cc SARD Injectors
  • Mallory 30-100psi Fuel Regulator
  • MSD external Fuel pump
  • Hybrid Intercooler
  • Top Mount manifold
  • BC Springs and Retainers
  • Greddy style BOV
  • Z32 mafs
  • Strut tower bars
  • JDM wood steering wheel
  • Just about every gauge you can think of
  • New Toshiba laptop to help tune the power FC and because I needed a new one. :)

Greddy E-01

The new boost controller and a bottom mount manifold because the top mount isn’t gonna work with the 20g. 20g has a T2 flange and the Top Mount has a T3/T4. :(

Willwood stuff

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Decided to get rid of all the crap in the engine bay because I’m gonna need all the room that I can get to make the frikk’n SR20det to fit.

Fuel Cell

16 gallon foam fuel cell for to mount in the rear for weight control and the foam will keep it from sloshing all around when drifting and throwing the truck off balance.

Exhaust

Bought a cool dual 4″ tip exhaust at RIPgarage. I think this will look baller hanging out of the back!!

Welder3200

Bought myself a new Lincoln Electric 3200 so I can get better welds.

I still have to buy:

  • Wheels
  • Coilovers
  • driveshaft
  • Muffler
  • hydraulic hand brake, probably ksport
  • Radiator fan/s
  • all lines/fuel, brake, clutch, etc,.
  • Radiator
Posted by Chad on December 31, 2008

The engine break down

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I bought this motor for $750. I was aware that there were a few problems with it and that I may need a new head. But that was suppose to be the extent of it. As you can see, the dude that I bought this thing from really has no reason to be working on motors. RTV on a head gasket??? Multiple bolts missing on the head and several other little issues that would’ve been caught by someone with general experience.

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The head is shot! Can’t fix that and expect any performance. It’s about a 64th deep.