dano's tank by dano

By diyauto
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dano's tank 

Compliments of dano @ dorikaze.net


because i don't like long, drawn out build threads heres my ride from start to now:

Mods so far:

Engine Bay:
Ae101 4agze with Microtech ECU LTX-8,
Custom intercooler piping and K+N filter,
TRD oil catch can,
TCS Sportline magnetic oil drain plug,
Aluminum air dam,

Custom Headers w/ 1 1/2" primaries to a HKS Sport Exhaust

T50 with TRD short shifter,
ACT Extreme clutch and modified disk,
resurfaced flywheel

Rear Diff:
TRD 2 way LSD installed by AE86 tuning,

Polyurethane kit
Cusco front strut bar w/heim links,
Cusco adjustable panhard bar,
Whiteline adjustable front sway bar w/heim links,
Megan racing 4 links,  
TCS Sportline rear traction brackets,
Swift 8/6kg front and rear lowering springs,
AGX front and rear adjustable shocks,
Tein camber plates,
Battleversion NCRA's,

SUZUKA High Performance Stainless Steel Brake Braided Lines,
hawk hp brake pads,
Brembo rotors,

Interior of Car:
Cusco spin turn (drift)knob,
momo coarse steering wheel and hub,
Netami quick release hub,
Diffused grenade from 1942 (shift knob),
MSD dis-tach driver,
Type R 11k 5" race tach w/hidden shift light,
Nagami shifter foot plate,
R32 skyline GTR seats(daily),
Sparco Evo Seat (track) w/ Custom seat bracket,
Painless wiring,
RCI Platinum 3" camlock seatbelt,
fully caged with DOM 1.5" tubing and FIA approved padding,
dead pedal from 87 nissan 200sx,

Exterior of Car:
T3 red tow hook,
Metal hood pins,
Deft racing carbon fiber hood,
J blood front bumper, side and rear skirts,
Redline taillights,
Extreme dimensions widebody front & rear fenders,
Ueo style! front bomber bar & Garrachi braces,
Modified rear spoiler,

14x6 fronts supras with Falken Azenis 195/60/r14
15X10 rear American Slot Mags with stretched NITTO 450 205/50/r15

Also has:
new rear calipers
new axles
new rear wheel bearings  
new head gasket and seals at 316,000km
new waterpump
Dorman Wheel Studs from a 02-03 Toyota Corolla/Matrix PN# 641-4208 (DON'T BUY!!!!! THEY'RE ****!!!!)link: http://www.hunt4steve.com/05TacoExtLn.html

flew in to vancouver, bought off Dee Lo, and drove it home: 1987 black GTS with a Ae101 60k on the motor just swapped in, battery relocated behind the seat and new brakes and rotors all around, trd short shifter and trd header with 2.5" exhaust...


added skyline seats and new carpet:

put the redlines on (middle piece was broken in the mail):

painless wiring and my own descriptions lol:

replace rear suspension:

time to get rid of that stock bumper:

much better:

stitch weld that front end:

time to fit those 15X10's under there:

new hood:

paint those vents:

add rear wing:

project #1 instead of thr rubber bushings you get with shocks, I used the set of polyurethane bushings that were for my front sway bar for more stiffness ( i installed a whiteline sway on the front instead of using the stock sway bar) I was suprised - no noise or squeaking...

project #2 I had to tap the intake to run my new oil catch can

remove sound deadning - the dry ice trick is the cat's meow...

time to cage it:

and paint



hood pins

project #3 time to fabricate my own seat bracket for my sparco - took about 20 frustrating hrs and 80 dollars in flat metal from home depot (half of which i threw away or ruined) but I came out with this design where its the lowest i can lower a seat, and slightly over to the right of the rollbar to fit my seat with no rubbing issues, and it uses 6 of the stock bolt positions!!! the 4 stock bolts and the 2 seat belt locations! This sucker ain't moving!

time to lengthen those wheel studs for the 15X10

project #4 I robbed a deadpedal from a 87 nissan 200sx cut and mounted it top the footplate so now my foot has a place to rest on long trips...

added a tach this weekend so i can finally see ,y rpm's...

decided to hide the shift light

new header made up by steve g with 1 1/2" primaries and a 2 1/2" collector mock up:

make sure it clears the intercooler piping

as it sits now



Posted by diyauto on 7/12/16 @ 9:11:07 PM