180SX Road Car Build from Ireland

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    Gearoid Daly New Member

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    Figured it would be a good idea to create a build thread for this to keep track of everything & keep me motivated

    Im 19, from Ireland & im an apprentice mechanic I own / have owned many cars but this is my first S-chassis

    Friend of mine owned the car prior to me started life out as a CA18, then had a 2JZ which blew up, then put a 1uz half in and finally gave up & sold it to me as a rolling shell a few months ago.

    Initially planned on throwing an SR in and get it running quickly but since I've been gathering parts the past few months I've decided to build it properly

    Here are some pictures when I bought it
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    Overall a fairly clean S13 with not much spec other than cusco coilovers, carbon bonnet & a set of P1's.

    Here's some inspiration as to what I want it to look like when finished, Type X / Hotroad aero 00's style with genuine wheels
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    Don't want this project to go on for years - haven't had time to go at it since I bought It with other cars taking up my time but finally able to start on it so hope to keep this thread updated weekly.
     
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    Gearoid Daly New Member

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    Some wheels I've picked up;

    Genuine TE37 17x9.5J ET12
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    Blitz 03 18x10J ET35
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    SR20 was the only engine I wanted, and seeing as everyone is going 6cyl I wanted to stick to the SR due to its weight.

    Picked up a SR20 non vvt out of a fresh import PS13 it's got 264 tomei poncams, steel head gasket & a ported and polished head
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    Full TD06 20G setup - greddy turbo with fresh core, greddy intercooler piping, braided oil lines, trust top mount manifold, trust 3" downpipe, greddy external waste gate. Nice punchy old school turbo which should sound the dogs bollox
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    Picked up an original plastic 180SX Type X kouki front bumper complete with spats, grills, fogs, lights, brackets even has the foam bumper bar!
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    Bride Brix 1.5
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    Full Titanium 3" exhaust
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    As it sits currently
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    Stripped back the shell to see what's what & to build everything back up fresh..
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    As you can see plenty of rot to sort out worst areas being the engine bay and sills - jacking them over time has rotted where the floor meets the inner sill. Will replace the damaged outer sill sections & address the floor then, I've never done bodywork before so this is all a learning curve for me.

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    Liking the progress so far, good to see some well specced TE37's. Whats the plans for colour scheme?
     
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    Like it.

    Sell me the 2 Blitz :D
    I have also 2 10x18, full polish
     
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    Nice project, all genuine and JDM parts <3
    (sweet GSXR parts)
     
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    Everything is mintttt, how much does a shell go for these days?
     

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