Devolutions Strawberry faced 180sx

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  1. devolve.co.nz

    devolve.co.nz Member

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    May as well add my build in here as I have been browsing for a while now.:wave:

    Got given a 1997 180sx shell from a mate that was moving over to Aussie to live, low kms but a fair stack in the passengers side from Japan

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    when I recieved it the door had already been replaced, and had a 1/4 window waiting to go in.

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    As the car was already missing its front (had been used on a 1via conversion) I decided to go for the ichigo (strawberry face) conversion. Picked up a radiator support pannel, guards, bonnet, hinges and headlights for a reasonable price

    Then brought a pair of Uras (replica) sideskirts.
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    got the rear 1/4 damage straightened out and the s15 radiator support welded on inplace of the 180 item
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    test fitted the s15 front
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    purchased a new front bumper which was then promptly cut and modified to flow with the lines of the skirts
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    Brought an r33 rear subframe and front brakes of a friends wrecked gts25t for a 5 stud conversion. Diff, axles and rear hubs were then bolted onto the s13 rear subframe.
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    then purchased a redtop sr20det from a friends drift car he parted out, along with various other bits and pieces.
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    starting to look how I want it to
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    then purchased a Garret gt2860rs off another friend and bolted that to the side of the sr. Added some braided water lines to the turbo (used to run without water cooling)
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    added some typeX tail lights from the previously mentioned parted out drift car
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    tidied up and painted the rear subframe and diff
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    then got some new toys that really transformed the look of the car
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    mounted and plumbed in an r32 gtr intercooler, as well as a 10row oil cooler
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    test fitted everything in the engine bay
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    then took it all out masked the engine bay and had a friend come over and spray it (on the coldest day of the year so far :smash:)
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    dropped the motor in (literally) engine fell and crushed radiator support.
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    after straightening it up and bolting everything back on we bled the brakes, clutch (after removing the damping loop), re-pinning the loom to suit the blacktop power fc we fired it into life.

    Here it sits after finally driving out of the shed under its own power for the first time in over 3 1/2 years. Still to get wheels and modify a pair of steel guards as these fiberglass ones are ratshit.
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    looking at getting a set of these in 18x10 rear and 18x9 front
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    :wave:
     
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    looking, I really like the front end. What colour are u painting teh body?
     
  3. devolve.co.nz

    devolve.co.nz Member

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    same colour as the engine bay.

    Ford America colour Sonic Blue
     
  4. Drift_Kidd

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    Very nice car mate and I love the Ichigo conversion :thumbs:
    Definately nees painting though !!
    Have you thought about using the same blue as the S15 front bumper and bonnet above ?
    Thing that would look pretty nice myself :)
     
  5. devolve.co.nz

    devolve.co.nz Member

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    the blue I'm using is 'similar' but has more metallics and pearls in it:thumbs:
     
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    Sounds good to me then mate
    Cant wait to see it painted and give you my opinion :thumbs: ;)
     
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    looks kool buddy, nice build keep the updates coming :thumbs:
     
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    nooooo keep it orignal :(!!!! lol loooks awesome anywayy
     
  9. Thomas

    Thomas Needs seattime ASAP

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    Not a big fan of Ichigo-Sil80's, but yours looks very nice actually!!
     
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    good build liking the blue.

    i have done the sil80 conversion thinking the 15's next after reading this is it just as easy to bolt up as the sil80??
     
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    very cool looking car u have some cool mates if u got that lot off them haha
     
  12. devolve.co.nz

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    not quite a simple bolt on. you can still use the std 180sx radiator support but it needs cutting and beating in places to get things to fit right.

    I went the other way and had the s15 radiator support pannel welded on inplace of the 180sx one.
     
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    Just finished wiring the fans in to a thermo switch as well as a manual override switch in the cabin, should keep everything nice and cool
     
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    update :)

    new rims make a huge difference to the look of the car
     
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    looking good man. keep on it. i can rember when you first got this thing. you should post up some of you good drifting shots
     
  16. str18

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    cool as! where in Auckland u from?
     
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    what boot lip spoiler is that? i like alot!!
     
  18. swiftmini

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    i want some of those wheels damn it
     
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    LOVE IT, works really well :D
     
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    origin carbon boot spoiler.


    STR18 - just north of Albany,out in the country.

    SLYDME - yeah its coming along slowly :smokin:
     

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