Genuine Bee*R 324 Rebuild

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  1. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    A few months back I was talking to DJ at Garage Sinister www.garagesinister.com about buying/building a project,I had been looking at Stagea's but nothing floated my boat.

    As well as doing imports DJ and the crew do all the normal mechanic things but also do custom fab, rollcages ,engine conversions, race prep etc.

    He dropped me a blurry pic of an accident damaged Genuine Bee*R 324 that he had been offered.

    Originally it looked like this


    Before 1.

    Its a well known car ,with a massive spec,supplied by JDM Garage but a heavy right foot and a meeting with a solid object made it look like this. It doesn't look too bad, and no doubt there will be people who say "it would've pulled out" but later pics will show you why we decided to look for a good shell to rebuild it.


    After Smash.

    Anyhow the deal was done and the 324 got dropped back to sunny Daventry and Project Kong was born.
     
  2. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    When we started to strip the car it was obvious

    (a) Bee*R, god bless em , had put this car together with bubble gum and string.

    The rear arches had been "tubbed" without the use of a welder, and then covered over with waterproof tape ( which wasn't ),water had got in and there was rot everywhere. The 324 kit was held on with strips of ali'. On the whole a bit of a bodge and basically it had the feeling of being thrown together.

    Rebuild Crappy Arches 2.

    (b) It hadn't been cared for over its life.


    Rebuild Donor Engine Bay.

    A mate of DJ's had a shell hanging about.

    Rebuild Shell 1.


    So that got brought back.
     
  3. David Reid

    David Reid RB30 Charger

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    Good thread, will the original shell be forsale as I could do with some bits of bulkhead to repair mine
     
  4. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    Thanks, the shell is probably going to be scrapped as it is rotten like a pear but you are welcome to have some bits off it.
     
  5. Wheelspinner

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    Ok so on assessment the new shell was in an "ok "condition but we took the decision to make it mint.
    Cuts were made to get behind the old tubs.


    Rebuild Cut to New Shell.

    Then new steel sheet got welded in.

    New Shell Steel Sheet (2).



    Finally got buttoned up

    Rebuild Button up tack.
     
  6. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    Rebuild Button up.

    In, seam sealed and cut to the profile of the over fenders.

    Rebuild Rear Arches.
    Boot on...check , Over fenders on.... check. Doors from 324 on....check.

    Rebuild Dat Ass.
     
  7. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    Well the front end was a very rusty bent mess and as Garage Sinister had just purchased a tube bender it would have been rude not to tube the front end.
    Out came the angle grinder, welder and bender and we ended up with this.

    IMG-20170717-WA0001.

    Got it nice an square and then gusseted it

    Front Gussett.

    Dropped the bonnet on to mock up the bonnet pins.

    Rebuild Bonnet Mock up.


    Made these for the pins.

    Rebuiild Bonnet Pins.

    Rad mounts mocked up

    Rebuild Tubed End and Rad.

    Then cleaned it up and hit it was a few coats of bronze.

    Rebuild Sprayed Front End (2).

    We hooked up the front end with all new Driftworks kit.

    Rebuild Brakes.

    Brake lines will be HEL braided and disk carriers will be getting re-anodised.

    Cheers for looking.....peace
     
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  8. Rs Adz

    Rs Adz New Member

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    nice project
     
  9. ShawnSlide

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    Why couldnt they have a Skyline in the USA market. It makes no freakin sense.
     
  10. Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner New Member

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    You can, just pay Motorex $50K
     

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