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⏪Swipe for sexy fuel hoses⏩ 😍🤓 The new @aftermarketindustries FC1200 fuel hanger bulkhead is looking right at place in the Datsun 620’s bed and fuel cell, now complete with all the hose routing! Going to be a busy week next week on the printer making all the new pieces, but it’s going to look 👌 when installed in the truck! 🤓🤓 #fueledbyai #aftermarketindustries #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #billet #machining #cnc #instamachinist #fc1200 #fuelcell #bulkhead #racecar #racetruck #fuel #gasoline #billetaluminum #6061 #walbro #perfection #borgwarnerturbo #efrturbo #vibrantperformance #cad #render #solidworks

⏪Swipe for crazy 3D metal⏩ 🤓😍🤓 the 3D DMLM laser printed metal parts have arrived from @printedmetal @avivainstruments , and boy are they amazing in person! The 625 inconel merge collectors and aluminum @tialsport BOV adapters came out absolutely phenomenal, and the detail and dimensional accuracy on the parts has me speechless. These are some of the coolest components I have seen in some time, and I know it’s only the beginning for using this process on projects! 🤓🤓 The merge collectors are also getting paired with a set of custom CNC milled 304 stainless 1UZ header flanges I designed and had the masters at @rapidmotioncnc cut for me with awesome results and crazy fast lead time! Thanks again to all the vendors, shops, people and places who have been helping me along the way, none of this couple be possible without the amazing talent and resources of the people around me! #mikebuildsadatsun #dastun #datsun620 #avivainstruments #printedmetal #dmlm #3dprinting #3dprinted #3dprintedmetal #metalprinting #3dinconel #laserprintedmetal #custom #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #inconel #exhaust #inconel625 #technology #nerdsunite #frigginlaserbeams #rapidmotioncnc #cnc #stainless

Getting some ideas together on how to mount and present that awesome @aftermarketindustries FC1200 billet fuel hanger bulkhead through the bed. 🤓🤓 Going to have a lot of fun with sexy line routing on this setup. 💪💪 #fueledbyai #aftermarketindustries #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #billet #machining #cnc #instamachinist #fc1200 #fuelcell #bulkhead #racecar #racetruck #fuel #gasoline #billetaluminum #6061 #walbro #perfection #borgwarnerturbo #efrturbo #vibrantperformance

⏪Swipe for billet fuel perfection⏩ Say hello to the heavyweight title belt 🤓😍😂 I’m in love with this new upgrade piece for the Datsun 620 build, the amazing FC1200 billet aluminum fuel cell bulkhead from my friends and fuel gurus from down under at @aftermarketindustries . This is going to make an amazing difference in the presentation of the fuel system through the bed of the truck, and take care of all my fuel supply worries from the tank to the SPR900 under car billet surge tank from @aftermarketindustries . The craftsmanship, design, machining and anodizing on this system is phenomenal, and I can’t wait to get it into the truck! 🤓😍🤓 #fueledbyai #aftermarketindustries #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #billet #machining #cnc #instamachinist #fc1200 #fuelcell #bulkhead #racecar #racetruck #fuel #gasoline #billetaluminum #6061 #walbro #perfection

⏪Swipe⏩ for a billet trans-action. 🤓 😂With @4u2quik ‘s kick ass 1UZ to CD009 trans adapter and flywheel in house, it was time to cut apart the transmission and get everything together for this setup! With the CD009 integral bellhousing cut off the main case section of the trans, Brandon’s billet 6061 adapter was added between the trans body and a 1UZ auto bellhousing, and everything went together perfect! 🤓🤓 He also set me up with his awesome billet aluminum flywheel, set up for a z32 300zx twin turbo clutch kit. Im really happy with the fit on this system, it was a smooth install and looks bad ass! Thanks again @4u2quik for the awesome parts! 🙏🙏 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #1uzcd009 #cd009 #nissan #infinity #350z #g35 #billet #billetaluminum #6061 #transmission #flywheel #toyota #lexus #swapkit #toyotav8 #6speed #kickassparts

Sexy cutaway of how this lump has been coming together. 🤓 I know it’s been a bit since I’ve had a good in depth update on what’s going on with the truck, but there are lots of cool mini projects and updates going on all around the place on this build that I’m getting excited to post soon! Big thanks to my man @4u2quik for supplying some of his sexy ass custom billet aluminum CD009 to 1UZ trans adapters and custom flywheels that he designs and produces, more to post on this killer setup once I get the adapters on the trans! 😍😍 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #twinturbo #turbov8 #tialsport #avivainstruments #printedmetal #vibrantperformance #exhaust #headers #cd009 #itbs #individualthrottlebodies #borgwarner #efrturbo #shutupitsnotovercomplicated

⏪Swipe for mini moto-printing⏩ I know it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted any real updates on the actual truck build, but I’ve just received a whole lot of cool go fast parts and projects pieces that I have been waiting on, so I will be jumping back in soon! Until then, here is where I’m currently sitting with the 1:3 scale 1UZFE V8 3D printed engine, which is coming along awesome! I had planned to paint all the pieces to their proper colors, but the silver @matterhackers PLA FDM parts and the Neon translucent green SLA Peoploly Moai printed parts look so cool together with all the tiny stainless bolts! I don’t know what it is about this tiny motor project, but I’m having an absolute blast with it. Still dialing in my print settings with @simplify3d , those pesky top layers are always giving me troubles with PLA. Cylinder heads, freeze plugs, can saddle caps, and valve cover gaskets have been added to the mix, and can’t wait to get going on the ITB system! 🤓😍🤓. #mikedoesminithings #mikebuildsadatsun #mikemeltssomeplastic #matterhackers #lulzbot #taz6 #3dprint #3dprinting #3dprinter #3dprinted #peopoly #peopolymoai #sla #slaprinter #fdmprinter #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #lexus #toyota #v8 #turbov8 #scalemodel #scalemodeling #noimnotgoingtodothedamninternals

⬆️Sound on for full nerd effect⬆️
🤓😂🤓 while I’ve got some down time and waiting or parts and pieces for the Datsun build, I’ve jumped into something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now: hyper detailed scale 1UZ motor! 🤓🤓 taking all that time to draw every detail on the project pays off in a big way here, it’s so simple to scale down and change hole size features and make everything interlock! Running the larger pieces in PLA on the @lulzbot3d TAZ6 with the new Aerostruder hot end, and the crazy detail pieces with the amazing resolution of the @matterhackers sourced Peopoly Moai SLA resin printer! Looking forward to updating as I slowly pluck away at parts in my spare time. 🤓🙏🤓 #mikedoesminithings #mikebuildsadatsun #mikemeltssomeplastic #matterhackers #lulzbot #taz6 #3dprint #3dprinting #3dprinter #3dprinted #peopoly #peopolymoai #sla #slaprinter #fdmprinter #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #lexus #toyota #v8 #turbov8 #scalemodel #scalemodeling #noimnotgoingtodothedamninternals

Some more sneak peek shots from the gurus over at @avivainstruments @printedmetal of these amazing DMLM laser inconel 625 super alloy 3D printed parts I designed and they printed for the Datsun 620 build! Printing these exhaust parts micro layer by micro layer with a laser into an inconel powder bed results in amazing fully dense metal parts, with phenomenal surface finish and strength! The incredible strength and fatigue properties of inconel allow these fully dense printed parts to be as this as .040” in their main sections yet remain as strong and durable as stainless tubing twice as thick, even when glowing red! Working with the guys at @avivainstruments @printedmetal has been amazing, it’s great to talk and work with people who are as passionate about the process and finished result as you are, and they are knocking these custom parts out of the park! Thanks again guys, so excited to get these in my hands and play with them! 😍🤓😍 #mikebuildsadatsun #dastun #datsun620 #avivainstruments #printedmetal #dmlm #3dprinting #3dprinted #3dprintedmetal #metalprinting #3dinconel #laserprintedmetal #custom #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #inconel #exhaust #inconel625 #technology #nerdsunite #frigginlaserbeams

Huge thanks to the amazing team at @borgwarnerperformance for supplying these perfect CAD files for my new EFR turbos, so I don’t have to completely draw them from scratch! I did draw in the compressor and turbine wheels just to add that extra bit of Magic Mike sauce tho. 😂💅This is such a fast and easy swap to toss in the EFR’s from my existing twin s200 series setup, very little mods needed! Excited to get these in the truck and keep rolling on the build! 🙏🙏 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #borgwarner #borgwarnerturbo #borgwarnerperformance #efr #borgwarnerefr #efr7064 #turbo #twinturbo #ballbearingturbo #sosexy #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #render #rendering #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #turbov8 #nccfab #watertoairintercooler

⏪Swipe for late night updates⏩ 🤓🤓 Check out the slick progress on the Datsun 620’s firewall by the master @stantons_craft, and the new control arms I just finished welding installed on the IFS! It looks so brutal with no metal on the front, it’s a shame to hide it with panels! Stoked with how the new control arms fit and look on the chassis, even had to throw on some custom printed upper ball joint caps printed from @matterhackers pro series nylon! 💅 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #minitruck #design #engineering #mechicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #fab #fabrication #fabricated #weld #tig #tigwelding #suspension #customsuspension #steel #controlarms #independentsuspension#trophytruck #sortof #fabricatedasfuck #dangertomanifold #shutupitsnotovercomplicated #sheetmetal #metalworking #firewall #merkurwannabe

Some sneak peek shots from the gurus over at @avivainstruments @printedmetal of these amazing DMLM laser aluminum 3D printed parts I designed and they printed for the Datsun 620 build! These custom @tialsport BOV mount adapters would have been a pain to manufacture and have blind cut sections that would be impossible to machine, making this amazing 3D printing technology a perfect fit for the part! Working with the guys at @avivainstruments @printedmetal has been amazing, it’s great to talk and work with people who are as passionate about the process and finished result as you are, and they are knocking these custom parts out of the park! They are also 3D printing some Inconel merge collectors for me that have really cool micro details that could only be printed, and I can’t wait to see how they come out! Thanks again guys, so excited to get these in my hands and play with them! 😍🤓😍 #mikebuildsadatsun #dastun #datsun620 #avivainstruments #printedmetal #dmlm #3dprinting #3dprinted #3dprintedmetal #metalprinting #3daluminum #laserprintedmetal #custom #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #tialsport #technology #nerdsunite #frigginlaserbeams

⏪Swipe for EFR laser sessions⏩ 🤓🤓 Huge thanks to the team at @borgwarnerperformance for sending the sexy upgrades for the Datsun 620 build, in the form of EFR ball bearing hairdryers! 😍😍😍 These are going to be an amazing upgrade from an already great pair of turbos, and the footprint of these EFR 7064’s nearly drop into the previous s256’s location with some easy exhaust v-band changes and inlet pipe modifications. These are such nerdy turbos, a perfect choice for this nerdy project! Forged milled compressor wheels, gamma-Ti turbine wheels, stainless housings and of course dual ceramic ball bearing center sections! A little scan session tonight to get these babies scanned into the assembly and look at the needed mods, and keep trucking along with the project! Again, huge thanks to @borgwarnerperformance and my boy @mkiimike and the team at @turn14 for the upgrades! 🙏🙏 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #borgwarner #borgwarnerturbo #borgwarnerperformance #efr #borgwarnerefr #efr7064 #turbo #twinturbo #ballbearingturbo #sosexy #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #farotechnologies #laserscanning #faroarm #frigginlaserbeams

⏪Swipe for robot arms⏩ 🤖 🤖I’ve been picking away at these new control arms for the Datsun 620 build over the past few weeks, and just finished them up this morning! Talk about a lot of welding and tollerancing, but man did they turn out neato. Always trying to improve my welding and this long project was a nice way for me to push myself to get better. I’m excited to get new bushings for these and some updated push rods for the cantilever suspension system, and then they can get tossed onto the truck! 🤓😍🤓 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #minitruck #design #engineering #mechicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #fab #fabrication #fabricated #weld #tig #tigwelding #suspension #customsuspension #steel #controlarms #independentsuspension#trophytruck #sortof #fabricatedasfuck #dangertomanifold #shutupitsnotovercomplicated

⏪Swipe for teasers⏩ 🤓🤓 Here are a few teaser shots of how the Datsun 620’s new control arms have been progressing, focusing on the upper units! I’ve been slowly plugging away at these here and there when I get small spurts of free time, and it’s been a lot of fun! Just need to plug weld and lap weld the mounting cup wrap gussets and finish a few stitches and the uppers are done, and time to finish the lowers! Stay tuned for more! 🤓🤓 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #minitruck #design #engineering #mechicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #fab #fabrication #fabricated #weld #tig #tigwelding #suspension #customsuspension #dangertomanifold #shutupitsnotovercomplicated

Getting jiggy with these quick and simple cut jigs I designed and 3D printed to help me slant cut and sand these counterbored mounting bungs for the Datsun’s lower control arms. So many quick and handy uses for a printer in the shop! 🤓🤓 #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #minitruck #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #solidworks #3dprinting #lulzbot #matterhackers #taz6 #fab #fabrication #custom #suspenion #fab #fabrication #fabricated #tig #tigwelding #weldporn @weldporn #jigs #workflow #nerdstatus #builtnotbought

⏪Swipe to see some squirters⏩ 😍💦💦😍 To keep my @tialsport Q series BOV’s under the intake inlets, I needed a stubby but powerful injector and rail combo to keep things low profile. It was an easy choice to move to the popular LS3/LS7 style USCAR injector to keep things ultra low with plenty of options, and our good friends at @fuelinjectorclinic hooked me up with an awesome set of new 72lb/hr 1% flow matched squirters with a super fast turn around time! I couldn’t resist drawing these little guys quickly over lunch today, and get them into the model to start modifying the fuel rail to fit them perfectly! 👌 Thanks again to the team at @fuelinjectorclinic for the kick ass pieces! #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #fuel #injectors #fuelinjectors #fuelinjectorclinic #ls3 #ls7 #flowmatched #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #built #1uz #1uzfe #1uzturbo #twinturbo #turbov8 #shesasquirter

Lathe Sunday on the Datsun 620 build! 🤓 Spent a half day here in the shop turning down the various parts needed for the new control arms, including the bushing cups and the counterbored pushrod mounting bungs to be welded to the lower arms. #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #chassis #customchassis #roadstershop #suspension #customsuspension #cantileversuspension #pushrodsuspension #cantilever #fab #fabricated #fabricationlife #weld #tigweld #welding #shutupitsnotovercomplicated #kylecuts #lathe #machining

⏪Swipe for Saturday weldy stuff⏩ Saturday upgrades finished off for the day today here at @roadstershop for the Datsun 620 build. 🤓🤓 New hotness V2 control arm bodies have been cleaned, formed, and had their interlocking tab structure fully welded. Top and bottom faces then had their tab weld beads carefully sanded smooth, and the perimeter welds for the upper arms completed before calling it a night! Love this new look for the arms. Since the upper arms are the first things you see suspension wise when you peek under the hood, I just had to throw some extra sauce at them. More to come as I finish these puppies and get them on the truck! 💅 #mikeandderekhammerstuff #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #chassis #customchassis #roadstershop #suspension #customsuspension #cantileversuspension #pushrodsuspension #cantilever #fab #fabricated #fabricationlife #weld #tigweld #welding #shutupitsnotovercomplicated #kylecuts

Saturday upgrades going down today here at @roadstershop for the Datsun 620 build. 🤓🤓 Our fiber laser has such better cut resolution and possibilities than our old laser, and since my welding has drastically improved over the past couple years it is time to revisit these fabricated control arms for some serious style and function upgrades! 💅 #mikeandderekhammerstuff #mikebuildsadatsun #datsun #datsun620 #design #engineering #mechanicalengineering #cad #solidworks #custom #chassis #customchassis #roadstershop #suspension #customsuspension #cantileversuspension #pushrodsuspension #cantilever #fab #fabricated #fabricationlife #weld #tigweld #welding #shutupitsnotovercomplicated #kylecuts

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