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HybridImages
09-28-2008, 08:40 PM
If there are any of you that are not familiar with the house of hack Iwill be updating this thread soon with work that has been done to my truck over time. For now there is a pic in my user gallery until I get to update this thread ;)

JUST WANTED TO EDIT THIS FOR ANYONE THAT MAY BE STUMBLING ON IT FOR THE FIRST TIME: To clarify The House of Hack changed it's name to McClarys Metal Works any links to the hoh site site are dead. Just wanted to clarify the identiy true. I'm editing this 5-12-12 I started this build in 2002. MMW started work on this truck in 2005. It is still an in progress build awaiting completion from MMW.
Edit July 15 truck is running again and progress is being made towards completion.

HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:29 AM
Here is the link to "Project Flashback" on HoH website http://www.thehouseofhack.com/James.html
It's been in and out numerous times
When mat first got his hands on the truck it had already been bagged on leafs...man, I regret not having it done right the first time, but you live and learn right. I took it to mat to link the rear and body drop. At that time he also put on a new roll pan...this is when I went to the lights in the pan...note mat didn't do my light fillers


THIS IS THE TRUCK BEFORE GOING TO HoH
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/8/web/620000-620999/620709_100_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/8/web/620000-620999/620709_91_full.jpg

Just posted those so you could have a comparison and know what mat has done...
so the rest are a mix of in process pics and between shop trip pics
AFTER HoH GOT A HOLD OF IT:
the stepdown
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/nissan-006.jpg
link cross member with wicked gussets, bag mounts(I have some better shots of this I'll add later)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/nissan-007.jpg
putting back together after body drop(more of bd in process pics later also)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/nissan-020.jpg
I rocked the truck in white primer bd'd for a while then went back and mat shaved that hideous third brake light. Then the diamond tilt was also done before putting the truck in solid grey primer...not many pics of that took it to ShowFest06 then put the graphics on it.

because of the previously cut walk though we had to fix the back wall and made a flap...the wall will be going back next go around ;)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/rides-020.jpg
diamond tilt hood
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Mat designed the whole thing...I just told him I wanted a diamond tilt...and this was one time that I was glad it wasn't done the old school way... mat refused to use some home depot hinge..and it turned out great!

The next thing he got a hold of was the front end.
beefy ass nice bag mountsalso installed cando control arms
keep in mind he also had to cut off the old job that was there and re-enforce
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HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:30 AM
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after the front end was done was when the new wheels went on
also, at that time the stock hinge was done on the passenger door. We, cleaned up a lot more in the engine bay and installed electric fan.
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it's not an HoH thread without a pesky bird hiding somewhere
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moved what we could behind the firewall.
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relay box gone
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HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:31 AM
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door
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HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:32 AM
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a few more of the engine bay
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back to the door
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HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:33 AM
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http://infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1

$krap_IN_flesh
09-30-2008, 11:50 AM
always have and will love your truck james just has the back in the day feel and I am from that time period also. been a mini guy since 93

HybridImages
09-30-2008, 04:11 PM
Hinze the name....thanks man. It always feels good when guys my age or older tell me that looking at my truck brings back many great memories. I know it does for me. I had a truck in the day, it was nice but nothing like some of the older guys that could do or could afford all the crazy tricked out arsenal of mods. After leaving home and getting out on my own it took a long time before I was in a position to where I could really build my truck. So when I was able to I wanted to build the truck of my dreams..that I had always wanted, regardless of the latest trend or fashion. Yeah it does have some things old and some new....anyway thanks. I do have more pictures believe it or not :rolleyes: to add...of the polished parts under the hood and more build pics.

low96hb
09-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Oh $%@# that is looking good. Man I am wanting a set of those control arms, but I just dont have the extra ca$h. This ride is looking good.......:thumb:

Mrs.HybridImages
09-30-2008, 08:47 PM
I do have more pictures believe it or not :rolleyes: to add...

We will be here all day if posted all the pictures of his truck! And he says i take too many pictures! We have a 2 GB folder on our external hard drive that is nothing but pictures of his truck and that isn't even close to being all of them....

nis720
09-30-2008, 10:03 PM
Can I get some more info or part numbers for the brackets on the electric fans?

pugz
10-01-2008, 12:54 AM
james i love your truck. but i want to see it in color baddd

Low F350
10-01-2008, 01:52 AM
Love it!! What other plans you got for this thing?

manic_mechanic
10-01-2008, 02:00 AM
ah yes I remember the ole targa top trucks. I had the Ratical tops removable hard top with a fiberglass roof. Your truck look great

drginazzhb92
10-01-2008, 02:24 AM
love your truck bro

HybridImages
10-01-2008, 07:47 AM
Can I get some more info or part numbers for the brackets on the electric fans?
I'll look tomorrow and see if I can get some numbers... We just headed down to O'Rileys with the measurements and looked at the specs, looked for a dual fan with the highest output I could find to fit the clearance and measurements I had.

ah yes I remember the ole targa top trucks. I had the Ratical tops removable hard top with a fiberglass roof. Your truck look great thanks yeah this was also a radical tops targa

Love it!! What other plans you got for this thing?
First it's gotta sqeeze it's way back into the ice man's shop. Things I would like to see done: Rework the tail light fillers, put the back wall back in and solid glass so I can etch it :D , Remove the radical tops targa kit and plate off with metal for a cleaner look...top hasn't been on it in over 2 years anyway. We've discussed a few ideas relating to the interior....I really would like to see the bed with some sheet metal and maybe a hatch in the floor to show off the suspension after I get in there and clean that up more...mat did some nice work on those gussets and stuff. I would also like to shave the front corner markers...do final body work, even have a one off bumper in mind. Then Paint....I've gave up about all of my secrets so far so for paint ideas you'll just have to wait and see.

love your truck bro
thanks man

HybridImages
10-04-2008, 05:05 AM
nis720 bro I just remembered that I was supose to look at that fan for you, I'll try to remember it tomorrow.

here are a few more pics of polished parts that I put on the truck
The parts were polished by Kelyn

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/08032.jpg
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02GreenFronty
10-04-2008, 05:27 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/08018.jpg



how's that air filter work? I'd love to get one for my truck if it can be used on it

HybridImages
10-04-2008, 05:27 AM
here are some better shots of the rear suspension:
note, these pictures were taken 2 years after work was done ...and yeah I know the truck was bad dirty... I had gotten stuck in my yard, had fun cleaning up that mess. I think I have pics after cleaning but these were already in my photobucket have to find the others.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/08066.jpg
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Yes I know there are still issues that need to be addressed. like the brakes and I want to redo the way my valves are setup. Then get in there and sand everything down good and get some nice paint on there...That will be down the road though. Again sorry bout the dirty pics...but at lest it I have some aired up and down...As you can see it gets plenty of lift..tops the shocks out actually

HybridImages
10-04-2008, 05:33 AM
how's that air filter work? I'd love to get one for my truck

Mat cut a plate for the bottom to adapt it and drilled a hole to put the sensor in the bottom. I'll see if I can snag you some pics of that. Everyone always asks me about it.

Mrs.HybridImages
10-04-2008, 05:41 AM
First it's gotta sqeeze it's way back into the ice man's shop.

PLEASE! When he gets his done then it's my turn with the 720... The waiting is killing me!:suicide:

HybridImages
10-05-2008, 12:37 AM
nis720, The info you asked for...my e fan is a Hayden Automotive P/N: 4003800-01

layinframe
10-19-2008, 07:44 PM
did you use the stock hinges for your suicide doors?

yeti_'87HB
10-20-2008, 05:52 AM
omg, your suicide doors, that is amazing, suicides on a budget...i had that idea not too long ago and never sat down to plan it out, you've given me that bit of motivation, i'm actually putting this thread in my favourites list so i can refer back to it...that is of course as long as you have no problem with me using your idea?

was it hard to switch everthing around like that, like hinge placement and allignment?
how did you get the latches to work? do you still have windows, cuz wouldn't the window tracks get in the way?
does it have the same range of motion as a factory door?
sorry for all the questions, but i had tossed that around in my head at like 2am lying in bed and thinking random thoughts, fell asleep and never thought about it again till now, so i really want to get this done, i'm on a hurting budget lol

yeti_'87HB
10-20-2008, 06:06 AM
and theoretically speaking, if all my pillars, doors, latches and strikers are in good solid shape, couldn't i just take everything from one side and flip it to the other side?

HybridImages
10-20-2008, 04:19 PM
did you use the stock hinges for your suicide doors?
Yes (my nissan) stock hinges were used. Other times that I've herd stock hinge on nissan it's been a stock mazda hinge that was used
omg, your suicide doors, that is amazing, suicides on a budget... I wouldn't say a budget at at.. If your doing the work yourself and are an experienced fabricator you may come off a few bucks less...but you'll put way more time in

i had that idea not too long ago and never sat down to plan it out, you've given me that bit of motivation, i'm actually putting this thread in my favourites list so i can refer back to it...that is of course as long as you have no problem with me using your idea?
No problem, The only thing original about my idea is that it's been taken back to the old school in a day and time when people have forgotten the way it use to be done in the first place before you could just go out and buy suicide hinge kit. Although, Ice does work outside the box so my truck is old school with a little twist and some modern touches.
was it hard to switch everthing around like that, like hinge placement and allignment? Before ice ever started out on the doors, I snagged up some donor doors. There was a lot of work that went into test fitting...measuring cutting, welding, everything ice does when he's doing fab work
how did you get the latches to work? do you still have windows, cuz wouldn't the window tracks get in the way? Latches are stock latches, handle and rod flipped around to the front instead of the back....Yes, it still has glass
does it have the same range of motion as a factory door?YES
sorry for all the questions, but i had tossed that around in my head at like 2am lying in bed and thinking random thoughts, fell asleep and never thought about it again till now, so i really want to get this done, i'm on a hurting budget lol Like I mentioned before I wouldn't look at a stock hinge as being a cheap alternative...it's not, in most cases it's just as expensive material wise, and is defiantly more labor intensive.
My answers in the above quote are in bold

and theoretically speaking, if all my pillars, doors, latches and strikers are in good solid shape, couldn't i just take everything from one side and flip it to the other side?
Theoretically if you was say working on anything other than a hardbody...yes...you'd just be criss crossing the passenger and driver moving the front of the door to the back and back to the front on each. ONly on thing though... Even the best fab guys would recommend donor doors to work from. Also stock nissan hardbody hinges mount different than other makes. So even though parts were flipped around additional fab work was done on my door to accommodate the use of the nissan hinge and the front Jam wasn't cut out and replaced...instead the stricker was just added so the front part of the door was modified to work with that shape.


Hope this helps to clear some of that up

yeti_'87HB
10-21-2008, 02:08 AM
well, i have ass loads of time, just not much money...and i have a local pick and pull that is dirt cheap as well, i could prolly pick up a set of donor doors for under $200, and i've looked around, it sounds rediculous, but i can't find good suicide hinges for anything less than $350, just for the set of hinges....only crappy part about canada is not a lot of places to get custom stuff, even less to get stuff more directed towards mini trucks...so for me, this IS a cheaper route

kingcabon20s
10-23-2008, 08:20 PM
you still got that snug top around :D i need one bbbbaaddddd

HybridImages
10-23-2008, 09:25 PM
yeah I still have it. Was planning to keep it but if someone wanted it bbbaadddd enough I may let it go. pm me if you have an offer.

edit: note it was cut for walk through, the fiberglass is all good....although my dip shit neighbor recently threw a rock cutting his yard and broke the glass. I'm sure it can be replaced by the dealer...I bought it new in primer for over a grand

kingcabon20s
10-24-2008, 02:38 AM
name your price i havent had any luck finding 1 curious how much that glass would cost but still wouldnt affect me buying it depending on the price would depend on when i could get it!! not alot of people like em but i do :D

NISLED
02-03-2009, 04:41 AM
love this truck.

HybridImages
02-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Thanks NISLED.

This project has been sitting on the back burner way to long now. It actually makes me sick to think about it. As soon as the economy will allow though, I really want to get 'er finished up. I miss the feel of taking in out for a cruise. It seemed the first 3 years of putting this thing together everything was going pretty fast. It constantly had a change of appearance as it evolved into the truck I wanted it to be. The overall appearance hasn't changed now for almost 2 years. That was mainly due to the constant relocation of my store over the past two years along with the gas prices this past summer and our faltering economy. I hope that I'm in a stable location with the store now and can get back on track with the truck soon. I can't wait to see it finished up to the point that I can lay some color(S) down on it with some clear.

nisrod
02-03-2009, 11:11 PM
wheres her 720????

HybridImages
02-04-2009, 01:06 AM
In the parking lot right now. We drove it to work today.

stylin-t1
02-04-2009, 03:31 AM
I have dibs on the 720 if she ever dicides to sell it!!!!!

HybridImages
02-04-2009, 03:28 PM
okay, but I really don't see that happening. She's sentimentally attached now...just wait 'til she actually starts driving it. The truck was a 1st anniversary gift. For Christmas it got treated to a new battery and windshield. Not to mention it's almost old enough that I don't have to buy another tag for it....Best of both worlds still a mini-truck but almost a classic :)

manic_mechanic
02-04-2009, 09:23 PM
do you need a new gas tank. I heard arumor while at atts shop you needed one. I have a deal for you on a tank if you do. let me know.

HybridImages
02-04-2009, 09:40 PM
pm sent ed, thanks

kreativez
03-30-2009, 09:37 PM
man, i have always loves your truck.. it is sooooo bad asss

HybridImages
05-05-2009, 06:17 AM
Well, I have an update to give. Also, a story of a lesson learned the hard way. I tell this story so that others may learn, and don't make my mistake. Well, years ago on a site in another galaxy far far away (nm) there was a thread, and in it there was a debate of how important it was when extending your fuel tank to actually pay for hose that is pressure rated for fuel injection. The problem is that there is about a $5/ foot price difference. Well many moons ago, 5 years to be exact, I was low on case and bought regular fuel line. It cost me way more in the long run. There are some of you that know the story, but for those that don't. Feb 2008 I decided I wanted to meet up with a bunch of my friend and actually make a hour and a half trip in the truck...very rare since I never had time. Well, I was almost to my destination when the truck starts acting all kinda strange on me. Then it straitens up, and I get where I was heading. The next day I'm heading home, when it just goes kaput on me. Myself and a friend look it over, change the fuel filter...still no luck. He grabs a truck and trailer and brings me home. I then took my truck over to HoH where ice let me work on it. I was very proud of myself not being much of a mechanic, I managed to change a lot of parts under the hood over to polished parts. Well, it started but ithad a fuel leak. ice and I remove the bed and we discovered, a fuel line had a leak...it was a pin hole and near the pump so I had slack and trimmed it. The next thing ya know the fuel pump went out because the gas tank was bad rusty. So I buy a new pump, and ice had another old talk (not rust free but a helluva lot better than the one that was in there. I took time to clean and treat that tank, then put it back together. Still the truck is running like ass...so bad I couldn't put it on the road. I was so fed up and it was in pieces still durring all of this that I didn't take it to a few shows as I had planned. I took it to STC but mainly just pulled it of and on the trailer. Then I parked it in the store for a while and scratched my head and pouted. I tell you I went back in took the manifold and injectors back off and cleaned everything I could think of. Then the calender shoot came around. I was airing the truck up to take it out of the trailer when....the fuel line snapped. Couldn't reach it that day I knew the bed would have to come off. I didn't want to do that until I had another tank (new or damn good) to change out while I was already under there. This is were Ed (manic mechanic) came in. He had a tank that he shipped me...this thing was mint on the inside. Then mat (infamousdoughboy) helped me make sure it happened...pulled me out of the store and made it possible to get the bed off. There no way I could even think about lifting it be myself. We get the bed off and discovered that not only had that hose had a major blow out...there were many places along the way were it was collapsed. So the erratic behavior from the engine was due to erratic fuel supply. Which probably also caused the fuel pump to burn up in the first place. So the verdict is....regular line may get you home and work for a while in a pinch but someday when it starts getting old and weak, it will let you down. We changed out the tank, then the hose...Got some NEW gas and started the truck.....WOW, It's alive the way it should be full power. The moral to the story is "now or later" Money wise I ended up paying a lot more...not to mention all that time that I missed not being able to enjoy my truck. Well, stay tuned guys it's running again. There will be new pics soon...As soon as I get the chance I'm going to drag my ass off :thumb: sorry for the book, and ed, matt thanks again guys.

O.G.Tierdrop
05-05-2009, 01:11 PM
i just glad we got people on here, willing to help out at anytime. yeah james i remember you where having problem with you truck for the past few years, didnt know i was mns days, gald you got her running. oh and of course im gonna fart in your truck...

oh yeah is it the 720 time yet?

$krap_IN_flesh
05-05-2009, 01:47 PM
thats great to hear james. and applause goes to those that helped him out

HybridImages
05-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Yeah it's been giving me problems since Feb '08...what I was saying though tier, is that back in the nms days there was a thread talking debating using regular line vs fuel injected line. Well, here is the answer from first hand knowledge..regular line will work fine for a while, down the road though it will fail on you. I still gotta wrap a few things up like putting my fuel neck on and zipping up some wires before I put it on the road but you can tell just the sound of the motor is like the power is back, it's not trying to shudder down and flutter when you give it gas. Also come to think of it, ice may even remember after the bd when I was still driving the truck on a regular basis, that I kept mentioning that it seemed like it was loosing power and running like a dawg. It makes me feel better and I'm more motivated now though knowing the mechanical end of things are sound.

VG30E
05-05-2009, 05:55 PM
hooray for mechanically sound

VG30E
05-05-2009, 05:59 PM
I hate those "yuou know there is a problem but not quite sure what IT is fixes"

manic_mechanic
05-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Gald to here the truck is back in running shape.

nemosfate
05-06-2009, 06:54 AM
ahh nice to see this beaut again james!! ....always loved this truck...cant wait to see it done and hopefully not another hiatus! lol

infamous_dough_boi
05-07-2009, 03:37 AM
james you are more than welcome and you know im jus a phone call away when its time for that drag session lmao

Resurrected
05-08-2009, 04:08 AM
Well, years ago on a site in another galaxy far far away (nm) there was a thread, and in it there was a debate of how important it was when extending your fuel tank to actually pay for hose that is pressure rated for fuel injection.
Money wise I ended up paying a lot more...not to mention all that time that I missed not being able to enjoy my truck.

Shit.

I just strolled into the parts store and asked for fuel line, I didn't know I needed a certain rating?

HybridImages
05-08-2009, 06:33 AM
it will work but who knows for how long I would suggest the first chance you get to at least change out the hose on the pressure side to hose that is rated for fuel injection. ;)

O.G.Tierdrop
08-21-2009, 10:07 PM
ok so ive been here for over a week now, and yet to see the truck...i think hes lying to us...lol

HybridImages
08-21-2009, 11:18 PM
nice try dude but to many people have seen it in person. :D

O.G.Tierdrop
08-21-2009, 11:19 PM
yeah, but i havent meet them either...sooooooo...lol

HybridImages
08-21-2009, 11:39 PM
You met scotty, nola, ice, heather, doughboi....they aren't just bots on the site.

O.G.Tierdrop
08-21-2009, 11:45 PM
You met scotty, nola, ice, heather, doughboi....they aren't just bots on the site.

you got me confused with some other korean

jdoe44
08-22-2009, 04:06 AM
http://bajan.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/kimjongil.jpg

02GreenFronty
08-22-2009, 05:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_9QhRzJEs

Ven
08-22-2009, 02:28 PM
It exists I can vouge for it, sick truck too btw...
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g131/ven10328/PIC_0041.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g131/ven10328/PIC_0047.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g131/ven10328/PIC_0048.jpg

jimmy726
08-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Maybe its in hiding and gettin finished like it needs to be.

HybridImages
08-22-2009, 05:01 PM
Thanks Ven... wish that was the case jimmy.

O.G.Tierdrop
08-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Those are ps pic and the vid don't count cause I can't see it on my phone :p

HybridImages
08-22-2009, 06:18 PM
damnit tier, I'll show you the truck tomorrow. :cool:

O.G.Tierdrop
08-22-2009, 09:27 PM
Ill believe when I see it...lol

OLDSCHOOL
08-22-2009, 10:59 PM
come to think of it, I was down that way 3 times and never saw it......:poke:

jimmy726
08-23-2009, 12:14 AM
come to think of it, I was down that way 3 times and never saw it......:poke:
hahaha i was down there once at stc and meet James and leah but ohhhhh yeah i never saw the truck. lmao lol

HybridImages
08-23-2009, 01:38 AM
It won't be seen publicly again until it's finished....I may pull it out for some new calendar pics, though.

O.G.Tierdrop
08-24-2009, 12:53 AM
Ok ok ok...I've seen this truck, but I still don't believe it was there, it could have been a figment of my imagination

84nissan720
03-01-2010, 07:35 AM
love it!!!!!!

LOWBODY90
12-17-2010, 05:15 AM
i have a question..... is their any way u can get pics of how u made ure tail gate???:hide:

mymonkey562
04-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Nice!!

Ven
04-10-2012, 12:51 PM
Ancient thread but JAMES where are you man? Havent seen your truck in years anything going on with it?

HybridImages
04-11-2012, 04:39 AM
Still around ven...nice to know not everyone has forgot about me. Yeah, the trucks pretty much been in hiding. Still looks the same, just waiting for the most part like I have for 4 years now...

QUEZADAAD
11-08-2013, 01:52 AM
HybridImages, good job, Beautiful machine.:dathumb:

A question. When you change the original fan for Electric fan, you have also change the alternator or voltage regulator?

You feel a significantly change in the engine power?

Salutation

HybridImages
07-06-2015, 05:50 AM
Well thought I would leave a much overdue update.
Flashback is back in business and has been revived. I took it to Biloxi during STC weekend for it's first public appearance since 2008. I've already done a lot more work on it in the past few months and a few more things planned for this next week. Thought I would share a few pics. It will be at Siknic this year with this look and then plans will be made to start bringing it to completion. I'm really looking forward to finally seeing it in paint, but there is still plenty to be done to get it there.
Here's a rolling shot: http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06-22%2017.31.05_zpsbthqvav6.png

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06-22%2017.46.51_zpsjfh01cgh.png
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06-22%2017.54.50_zps4ebiyobc.png
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06-22%2017.53.55_zpsfebmsnon.png

OnAir88
07-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Saw this on facebook. Truck is killer!

HybridImages
07-06-2015, 01:26 PM
Thanks man. Yeah, it's gotten some attention coming back into the scene. There seems to be a Renaissance going on with vintage and old school minis; Flashback just seems to fit in with what's happening. All I know is for me it feels good to be back and have my mini rolling again.

nis720
07-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Nice to see a survivor. They are making a comeback.

david29
07-06-2015, 08:29 PM
Nice to see a survivor. They are making a comeback.

Yes they are. So much people who used to be Mini Truckers are now getting their kids involved and are now building old school themed trucks with static drops, convertible tops, Vintage wheels, early 90's graphics and so on.

HybridImages
07-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Yeah, I have a son on the way. I knew it was time for me to get off of my ass and get something done.
The time was just right. Life happened and I had a lot of responsibilities to take care of first. Doesn't mean it ever left my blood. I missed it constantly. Still have that 720 also , it's going to be a static low budget build...who knows I'm not going to say never to bags on it.

HybridImages
07-07-2015, 05:59 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150707_002726_zpstwogashr.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150707_002748_zps4cspoazd.jpg
Just picked this up tonight hope it works out. This is the 2002 125amp Quest Alternator. As far as I can tell it looks the same as the 95 quest one. The plugs look the same as the 95 hardbody.

As far as adding to my build log for the past few months I've been working on having the truck mechanically sound and able to drive it. Sitting up caused a lot of problems. The biggest was in the fuel system that we kinda figured to start with. If you read back in the thread we thought the problem had been resolved with changing out the fuel lines. What really was causing the fluttering was the idol position sensor. Of course to get it going again all of the fuel system was flushed and cleaned. A new fuel pump went in. We oiled the cylinders before turning it over. Also, cleaned the plugs. After sitting up there wasn't a clutch or brakes. It got a new clutch master and slave. Then I finally got the polished break master. New brakes all the way around; rotors, pads, drum, and shoes. The wheel cylinders were also replaced they were shot. Upgraded the batteries to two Kenetik HC2000-BLUs, changed out all of the exterior bulbs to LED, put in back glass, cut targa down for a better fit. Now I'm getting the alternator upgraded to help those kenetiks stay floated. I've also got to put new bushings on the rear shocks. I did a buttload of cleaning and polishing. There's a few more odds and ends that I may do before Siknic but my first priority is to have it sound on the road and ready to drive when I want.

schardbody69
07-07-2015, 10:54 AM
So I know ppl don't advise this but could I get more pic if you have any of the bags with leafs... before everyone flips Im bagging the front just to adjust ride height and I want to bag the rear just when I need to clear speed bumps drive or pot holes in this $Hitty sc highways. I don't haven intentions on playing up n down side to side etc I simply want to be as low as I can do driving but be able to adjust it when needed thanks if you can help

HybridImages
07-23-2015, 05:00 AM
So I know ppl don't advise this but could I get more pic if you have any of the bags with leafs... before everyone flips Im bagging the front just to adjust ride height and I want to bag the rear just when I need to clear speed bumps drive or pot holes in this $Hitty sc highways. I don't haven intentions on playing up n down side to side etc I simply want to be as low as I can do driving but be able to adjust it when needed thanks if you can help

Sorry, I don't have any pics I can access that was a long time ago. It was a behind the axle setup though. I'll just say I'm very glad that I moved on from that.


So I have a few updates to share. I got the truck back. The 2002 Quest Alternator was a success. Also got everything tuned up and running good. The brakes are golden now. I've got to locate some new rear shocks. Also my gas gauge went out so I have to find what wire is loose. Anyway here are some pics of the alternator.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11745356_1032328826778381_4515809340718340671_n_zp sob3yzjoo.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11745567_1032328800111717_748690119823000628_n_zps ejaddix6.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/10409588_1032328846778379_5583732250607584874_n_zp s7cw1cru4.jpg

HybridImages
08-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Did a few things this week. Reworked the front channel piece on the targa top. There was a then junky piece that AIM sent with the kit years ago. I replaced it with some nice aluminum that I'll go back later and polish out. I set out to replace the rear shocks but ended up just putting new bushings in the old ones. Also, rigged up a temporary back wall in case I encounter any weather before I can get it into the shop to replace the back wall. I did a lot of clean up on all of my wires under the dash as well. I've been messing around trying to fit a steering column cover. I'll finish that and should have some fresh pics later in the week. We have a club function tomorrow and Siknic is in two weeks

HybridImages
08-16-2015, 05:19 AM
Here's a few pics I took this week while cleaning the truck up for Siknic. I finally got a steering column cover to fit. I had 4 sets of covers none of them fit and this one was in the best condition so after hours with a hot knife I made it work.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150812_142018_zpscjq3vhjw.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150812_112533_zpsa3pzcmnl.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150812_112522_zps5bp8dl3d.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/Mobile%20Uploads/20150812_112507_zpso75km8qd.jpg
more updates to come soon, or better yet bring your asses to Siknic

HybridImages
08-26-2015, 06:43 AM
I don't know if this link will work but going to try.

https://www.facebook.com/james.r.ellis.90/videos/o.360807794376/1050039661673964/?type=2&theater

Flashback got a new tattoo before SiKnic
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11880382_10155995831505430_1226568962841207683_n_z pslyibfjq1.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11902253_1048197135191550_4720348844275696091_n%20 1_zpsuatozfm9.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11062160_1048197175191546_6202744200822126190_n_zp s9bx76odg.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/11924970_1048197105191553_2983086244815684413_n%20 1_zpsqr8kdaq8.jpg

HybridImages
04-22-2016, 06:57 AM
Here's a little update since it's been a bit. I had a few mechanical setbacks during the off season that slowed me down on moving forward. That has all been worked out now and the truck is running and driving great. I've really enjoyed being able to hop in it and go. I'm actually planning to take a 3 hour road trip in it this weekend, wish me luck. It will be the longest drive I've made in the truck in over a decade. Anyway, even though there were setbacks I was able to do a little something before Battle In Bama. Changed out the bumper for a 4runner bumper with billet inset and clear lenses
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/12931090_1167883669889562_2362859530739957470_n_zp sz9ukxx1f.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/HybridImages/media/12931090_1167883669889562_2362859530739957470_n_zp sz9ukxx1f.jpg.html)
More updates to come, hope to have more done before STC

david29
04-23-2016, 02:50 AM
Good to see this truck once again.

91nissan94
04-23-2016, 11:28 AM
Good to see an og back around here. Not many of you guys left. Truck is looking good. Glad to see it wasn't sold or forgotten!

HybridImages
01-17-2017, 05:26 PM
What's happening everyone. It's been a bit. Thought I would drop this pic of Flashback and Phil off here. Look forward to some MAJOR updates after Orange Beach Invasion. The truck is currently @ Ground Zero Metalworks....Oh, and from what I understand Orange Beach Invasion and Battle In Bama will be the two shows that you'll definitely want to hit up this year!
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/HybridImages/13522844_1221040731240522_8835245285281619741_o_zp sy4tjnkyz.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/HybridImages/media/13522844_1221040731240522_8835245285281619741_o_zp sy4tjnkyz.jpg.html)

ahardb0dy
01-17-2017, 05:52 PM
really nice

scoobysmak
01-18-2017, 12:27 AM
....Oh, and from what I understand Orange Beach Invasion and Battle In Bama will be the two shows that you'll definitely want to hit up this year!

I went to the facebook site for each show (I don't have a face book account so borrowed someones and may have messed up), Battle in Bama still listed the dates for 2016 and Orange Beach Invasion didn't list a year, figure its 2017 but not sure.

Back to the thread a hand, truck looks great, what else is to be done???

HybridImages
01-18-2017, 05:10 AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/500651640124807/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1714755652121309/

kmanuel
01-18-2017, 07:28 PM
not my personal style of truck, but glad to see you are still working on it

I remember seeing it many years ago and its cool to see it still around
looking forward to see whats being done now

Any clues?