R32 Skyline Sedan Family Wagon

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by chidley, Oct 17, 2019.

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To Overfender or Not To Overfender

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    So, as many of you are aware, I used to own some cool cars but got a bit of a reputation for never completing projects, and selling either just completed or nearly completed vehicles without ever driving them - cut a long story short I was living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade wage. And I was young which didn't help. The most "known" car I had was this:

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    Well, now I'm a few years older, and I have a little daughter and a lovely partner, and a house and a better career, its time to get bankrupted by another Nissan Skyline.

    Introducing a GTS25 Sedan, RB25DE Manual, 1 owner since import in 2004, 90xxx Miles, Cambelt 12 months ago, new sills 12 months ago, generally clean car, un-molested apart from wheels and Tein Coilovers!

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    Also happens to have its MOT due on my birthday next year, so naturally I took that as a sign telling me I HAD to have it!

    Goofy Picture of me driving it home after buying it :D

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    Initial Plans are pretty basic:
    Better wheels
    Lower Ride Height
    Type M Skirts
    GTR Front Bumper
    DET Conversion
    Respray probably
    Seat

    Long Term Plans might involve an engine swap of some sort, I currently have a Saab B204 sat at home, gathering dust, screaming to be put into something in dire need of better weight distribution, and I always loved my purple SR32, but with prices of SR20DET's sky rocketing, it would make financial sense to try shoehorn this saab engine into this new car :)

    Cheers!
     
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  2. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    So I started to buy some parts for it, and do some small upgrades whenever I have time to.

    Got myself some Type M 2 door Skirts - for those interested, the 2Door and 4Door wheelbase is the same so skirts can be fitted, but obviously modified around the rear doors, which ive began doing but not quite finished -

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    I also Painted and fitted an old steering wheel I've had since my first R32 6 years ago, and put some sexy bulbs in the cluster (T10 bulbs x 5off for those interested in doing it themselves)

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    And an EPRacing gearnob cus it was shiny <3

    And apologies for slow updates, I can only do them while in work on the office computer which is risky business haha
     
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  3. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    I also got hold of a fibreglass GTR bumper

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    And bought a new rear light from a friend in Ireland to replace this ugly son of a..

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    Old

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    New (bottom one)

    I think I've chosen a colour to respray the entire car once I have the time to as well... all will be revealed in time :)
     
  4. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    And I began buying bits for the Turbo Conversion.

    An R33 RB25DET series 1 ECU - which i'm hoping will still work with my engine, but if someone could help confirm that it would be great, my engine is a Series 1 NON VVT Rb25de, the ECU is a Series 1 VVT RB25DET.

    3" Downpipe/Elbow
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    3" Japspeed R32 Exhaust cus it was reduced to £99 on eBay!
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    Oil Return Plug - Awkward AF to find!
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    R34 GTT Fuel Pump - be sufficient for stock DET power
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    Stanless tubular bottom mount exhaust manifold
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    Just need Injectors, Turbo, Time and Money!
     
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  5. Adamround123

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    Looking forward to seeing this progress! Love a 4 door
     
  6. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    You and me both bro haha. It'll get there in its own time. Trying to make it look sexy before any engine work but time and money
     
  7. Mig1375

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    So your cluster is that just different coloured bulbs strategically placed that gives the effect? Matches the neo gear knob well
     
  8. BenRice

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    Just a heads up the RB25 in the R32 is considered a Series 0. The first iteration of the VCT RB25 in the R33 is considered the Series 1, then the Series 2 denotes Nissan getting rid of the ignitor (among a few other small changes)

    As for running a S0 DE+T off a S1 DET ECU i cannot be certain.

    Common sense (ie not experience, so grain of salt to be taken) says the timing maps will be different due to one expecting a VCT switch point and the other not. I think i have a S1 pinout if that helps?

    If it was me I'd keep the stock ECU, retard the base timing to 13 deg BTDC, buy a wideband & VAFC2 and go road tune it up the motorway (see my +T thread for entire DIY road tuning process)
     
  9. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Yes exactly that! Amber Red Green Blue White (or whatever order I put them in)
     
  10. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Awesome ok - Its something I've only ever done on shoestring budgets with BMW engines (the +T swaps) - I guess if I have a a S1 DET ECU I can always plug it in and try it, albeit I will definitely be using a wideband to keep an eye on whats going on - Last thing I want is to end up melting my engine lol.

    Thank you for your offer of help, I'll certainly be in touch if and when! :p
     
  11. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Did some small upgrades -

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    Put my AVS Model 6 on the front with adapters - found my inner edge of front tyre was nearly on cords which was unexpected - BUT! I think the reason for that was that there is play in the steering, which looks like the inner tie rod so I've ordered a new inner and outer from Langdon4x4 on eBay (John Landon) - a long time friend of mine. They're due to be delivered tomorrow and I'll get that fitted asap. I like my tyres!

    Also put some spiky wheelnuts and the fake GTR front bumper on which was an 'OK' fit - bit wide at the wings so had to use screws to hold it in on the sides. probably leave it like that to be honest, cant imagine it lasting a long time!

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  12. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    A few small and pointless updates

    Painted the rocker covers similar to the steering wheel, there is glitter in both but difficult to see without being in the sun
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    And I managed to get my Type M skirts fitted. Not as tidy as I wanted but the whole car is a bit rough, so it doesn't really matter

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  13. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    So I bought some XXR 527's for a bargain price, 17x9.75j et25. We all know what they look like, so this weekend I went and tried fitting them, wasn't gonna happen without having the arches rolled, whipped out my brand new arch roller, set it all up, warmed the metal skins and started to roll... until it all fell to pieces!

    Turns out, there's a bunch of filler in my rear arches!

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    Yaaaaay! So. Bit of a question for you all - Overfenders or not?

    Overfenders -
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    Not - WhatsApp Image 2019-11-04 at 11.09.16.
     
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    tomsheen Active Member

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    I actually voted no for the overs but the ones you’ve picked out look well they still look standard just abit wider.. be sick with good fitment
     
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    I would have said no but looking at that arch & filler work I'd get cutting mate.
     
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  17. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Argh, truly cant decide. The overfenders are appealing because of time, being a daily car I can have them fitted in a matter of days, however to repair the metal is a good week or two's work.

    I need a different daily. haha
     
  18. jay-young

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    Do it once and do it right! No overs!!
     
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  19. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Put some cheap wheels on. 17x9.75 et25 for those interested in fitments (not sure how the rear will fit but may find out this weekend)

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    Cars looking so beat at the moment, desperate to get it in paint!
     
  20. nissanr34cal

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    Yes chidders
     

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