R33Reaper's GTST Back from the Dead Track Build

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  1. R33Reaper

    R33Reaper New Member

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    First of, Hello!


    So I found myself scrolling through the pages of a well know social media site, when I come across this, Rice-kitted, carbon wrapped R33, after looking at it for a few hours and thinking up my options, I messaged the owner about the car for some more information.


    The next day I was off to view the car, once I arrived, the car was in a sorry state, one rear arch with surface rust, a ghastly front bumper, no grille, tinted windows, GTR boot spoiler cracked and hanging on, boost controller set so high it hit fuel cut at 3000rpm!! A genuine seibon Carbon Bonnet which had been Carbon wrapped???? No Rear seats or seat belts, drivers window not working, either a manifold blowing or exhaust blow, Amongst other little bits and bobs that need fixing.


    Heres the pictures before I Viewed


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    But although I saw all the problems I found, the car had a decent spec.


    Splitfire coilpacks
    Trust Radiator
    Japspeed Front mount intercooler
    3 inch divorced downpipe
    Invidia RSR decat back exhaust
    Bilstein shocks and springs all round
    Apexi Air filter
    Greddy Profec Spec 2
    GTR spoiler
    full service history with 2 cambelt changes
    a folder full of receipts including shipping documents and loads of receipts
    a Print out for 302BHP on a dyno graph.
    Toad Alarm system


    So after the test drive the bloke selling the car was needing to get rid of the car before moving back to America, (USAF Military), He asked if I was interested in the car, We struck a bargain of a deal and I was now the owner of a 1993 R33 GTST.


    The car sat at my parents whilst I sold my current daily driver Golf GTI R32 replica.


    First Jobs:


    Strip window tints
    Turn down all Boost settings to stock
    Service the car
    Hoover the car and clear all the crap out
    Wash it as it hadnt been washed for god knows how long
    strip off carbon wrap from bonnet
    get hold of some rear seats and belts
    get a new front bumper
    get a new grille
    find out where exhaust leak is coming from


    Window tints off and took forever to get the glue off the windows, plus doing this with the doors closed and using thinners was not the best idea!!
    also removed the carbon fibre wrap from the bonnet, which revealed a beautiful weaved bonnet, but the clear coat on top had been badly damaged, so will need re-lacquering.
    gave the car a good service and checked oils.
    Fitted some new rear seats and belts, Supplied from my local Breakers GDUK!! Top blokes
    The Exhaust leak was coming from the Downpipe of the turbo, Out of 6 bolts only 2 where half tight, and all the others where missing! As i am going to be replacing the manifold, manifold studs and nuts, turbo studs and nuts and downpipe studs and all gaskets i just put some nuts and bolts onto the downpipe for now.




    My new bumper I found and the Misses bought it for my birthday present Woo!!


    Heres the fitting pictures:


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    Also fitted new Nismo Gear Knob and Boost Gauge to keep and eye on the PSI.


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    Fitted a new Grille, Once again From GDUK jap breakers!!


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    Got a New Manifold for a Bargain!!


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    And Finally a picture of the engine bay after a good clean etc


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    New set of jobs;


    New Rear over fenders
    Cut out rear arches to remove rust and fit overfenders
    Fit new Vented front wings
    Repair GTR rear spoiler and re-fit
    Order and fit my new BC BR Gold coilovers
    Replace bushes
    Find some Bucket seats and harnesses
    fit 350z front brakes
    re-do rear brake lines
    rebuild rear calipers and new disks
    give car full respray or wrap
    carbon canards
    carbon front splitter
    Oil cooler
    catch can
    air filter cold housing and ducting
    ducting from front bumper to front brakes


    So a fair bit of work for myself over the next couple of months, hopefully should be looking half decent before JAPSHOW at santapod.


    Plans are to track the car at my local snetterton, and other tracks.


    more to come soon!!
     
  2. R33Reaper

    R33Reaper New Member

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    Thought would give you all and update as a lot has changed....

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    Take one R33 bumper, prep, paint and lacquer

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    Fitted back on the vehicle:

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    Also whilst at it wet sanded my bonnet with 800,1200,1500,2000,2500 grits then polished up

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    Repaired and painted my spoiler and found out in the process it is a Genuine GTR spoiler

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    Next up was to deal with the exhaust, current setup was way to quiet, didnt shout skyline like i wanted it too... so picked up a HKS exhaust of an R32 as i read somewhere they are the same apart from some hangers. This was not the case, Centre box is over the opposite side of exhaust and its about 5 inches too short. So i popped to see my mate and picked up 2 metres of 3" exhaust, Cut the centre box out and weld in a straight pipe.

    then move the hangers which wasn't a big deal.

    As you can see a huge rear silencer and a centre silencer

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    Old exhaust removed and laid next to R32 exhaust

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    Test fitted exhaust and seeing where i needed to make my cuts and welds

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    then slid exhaust into pipe and tack welded into place

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    took off vehicle then welded joints up and voila one straight piped HKS R32 exhaust onto an R33 obivously changed the hangers too

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    then heat wrapped the exhaust

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    then removed some non essential pipework from the engine bay, Changed fuel filter, put new indicator bulbs in, machine polished the whole car.

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    took car to a local car show

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    next on list is some new gaskets for downpipe, silicone intake hose, GTR Rear overfenders and fitting some Aerocatches.

    until next time!!!
     
  3. Retro - Slide

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    Looks good so far man. Where did you get the Nismo gear knob from?
     

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