Raebird's 360GLT

RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
edited January 2014 in RWD
So I bought this down in Melbourne for $500 and drove it back to Brisbane on a permit.
It looked like this when I got it.
Then I swapped a set of wheels and tyres from my old R31 Skyline for some widened steelies, measuring 15x8 in the front and 15x10 in the rear.
Clearly they didn't fit so good, so then I had to do a bit of this.
Still needs to be tidied up a bit and some filler thrown on then repainted.
Then I bought some "extra lock" tie rod ends, poly engine mount kit and "drift" springs, adjustable shocks and lowering blocks for street cred.
I'm not sure the tie rod ends made much difference, but whatever. Haven't installed the poly engine mount kit yet as I'm waiting on some 740 engine mount brackets to be able to fit them. Suspension went in and it looked like this.
This is how it currently sits in my garage waiting for bits and pieces. It will be doing double duties as my street toy/drifter. I also have a B234F which I purchased from a gentleman in Sydney which is yet to find its way in there, after some go fast bits are attached to it. Anyway, I'm not real good with build threads but I will try and take photographs of my progress as I go and keep this updated.
Any criticism is welcome, good, bad or indifferent. I'm building this car to suit me, so it doesn't bother me what you say. :P


  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    Cool. :-bd

    You won't cop too much criticism here. Everyone here is into something different.
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott (@A_Volvo_Driver) Victoria, The Revenue State
    We're all a bit weird here mate :)
  • 240JoeJoe (@240Joe) Geelong, Victoria
    edited January 2014
    I love what you've done with the 360, keep us up to date with what else you do!
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    Thanks blokes, will do my best to keep this up to date!
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    We're all a bit weird here mate :)

    Bloody hell!? Speak for yourself! I am 'different' if you don't mind!

    Although my 17 year old girl calls me weirdo at times.....

    Love the 360 , keep the pics coming , some of the suspension bits?
  • SpacSpac (@Spac) Canberra-ish.
    Do you reckon you could fit 17x7s under those arches with just a rolled lip?
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    @spac I guess you probably could, the guards are pretty accommodating.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    @ex850r I do have a photo of the suspension bits somewhere, before I had fit them to the car.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    Found some more photos!
    The suspension before being installed, unfortunately because I'm rubbish at documenting my car builds I don't have any of it all installed.
    Engine mount kit and tie rod ends.
    The B234F.
    This is a whole bunch of useless wiring that I pulled out of the car shortly after getting it back to Brisbane.
    Wheels before getting them on the car.
    A couple of spare transaxles and box of spares I picked up for $100.
    A couple of photo's of me being silly with it and fitting things I had laying around in my garage.
    This is the nitrous bottle with the carpet installed.
    Front end with the modified grille and painted panel under headlights.
    Anyway, that's all for now.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    What turbo is going on it? Competition car or road car that will see track time and get defected often? :P
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    No turbo, road car that will see track time and get defected the day I get it registered.
  • K3FSARDan (@K3FSAR) Launceston, TAS
    Please stop. You're making me want to keep my 360 and do something bonkers with it :P Always wanted to drop a turboed B234F in one.....
  • Barwick10Will (@Barwick10) Nowra/Wollongong
    Hey mate i love the look of those rear guards. How did you do it?
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    edited January 2014
    Big hammer and dolley and pliers. Id guess.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    Mostly just big hammer and big multi grips. The guards still need a lot of work to look better.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    Keeping true to the "I'm rubbish at build threads" statement, I am now on the hunt for a bottom end for my b234 head as I have decided that b234 bottom ends look funny! Also have acquired myself a K cam for the B200E that is currently weighing down the front end, so It will be interesting to see how that goes! If I don't like it I may also have to "borrow" the H cam that my father has residing in his 244. Anyways, back to the replacement engine, I'm on the hunt for either a B23ET bottom end or a squirted B230FT bottom end. Looks like rego will have to happen this month also, as our land lord is reneging on the offer of a 6 month extension of our lease and I would like to punch him right in his stupid moustache!
  • TigabuTiga (@Tigabu) Sweet Home Norwoodama
    Punch him in the karnt instead...
  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Collingwood Park, Qld.
    @tigabu I would love to do that also, however we are still here for a couple of months yet and I would like to keep my clean rental history.
  • TigabuTiga (@Tigabu) Sweet Home Norwoodama
    I've some shed space here if you need it...
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