S13 awesomeness, first skid car.

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by ashloys, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Burger93

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    I agree with this guy 25 30mm I also love the colour of the car pretty sweet motor
     
  2. ashloys

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    I'm running 5mm slip on spacers on the front just to clear the coilovers, leaving it as is otherwise I'll have no fenders left lol they're 25mm fenders but I have s14 lower arms which are extended an extra 10mm.

    Yeh I agree the front is spot on :) 25mm may be enough, I don't really want to be running massive spacers tbh. I do want it to be either perfectly flush or have poke.


    I'll try the 25mm spacers on next time I'm up and go from there :) cheers, keep an eye on the thread. It'll start to piece together soon and I've other plans for it whenever I get funds.
     
  3. Burger93

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    I will be keeping an eye I want to start a project thread on mine but I want to wait till I've made a fair bit of progress first
     
  4. ashloys

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    Just got a RocketBunny spoiler off @kellman on here & managed to sort a set of Skyline R33 GTST brakes in return for signage for a track car and some business clothing as I run my own wee business in my spare time. I'll get pics whenever they arrive :)
     
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    I've managed to pick up these in the last couple of days :) I'm going to get some primer etc tomorrow and prep the spoiler for painting and strip the calipers of pads etc and paint them a nice gunmetal grey colour. I think I've got a couple of cans of BMW sparkling graphite :)

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    Rocketbunny Spoiler:

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    Right, a fair bit of progress has been made since the last update and the car is finally home ready for MOT.

    Refurbed my brakes in BMW sparkling graphite and they came out pretty well, and fitted the TERRIBLE fitting bumpers. Still not perfect, but will do until I get rocketbunny stuff.


    Brakes After their first good clean and degrease, look terrible lol.
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    First coat of primer
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    First coat of colour
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    Finished product with a few coats of lacquer and lettering sanded off!
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    A fraction of what was cut off so the lights could go up and down..
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    went for a piss and my number plate was there, looks well! Lol
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    What it's sitting like now. Looks terrible. I need to get skirts sorted ASAP and I'm going to rattle can the front and rear bumpers temporarily.
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    Thank chopaholic for the racey as fuck splitter sprayed on. Another surprise. Lol


    I'll try and get more Pics tomorrow of the bay after a good clean etc!
     
  7. Leonl

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    Loving the purple
     
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    My friend took some pictures without me noticing the other night, may as well share them!

    Me fixing my fucked wiring loom
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    Cheers :) just working on getting everything sorted for an MOT this week. Doing my head in!
     
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    Need more low on the rear! And guessing you still looking for some spacers told you I'd keep an eye out love this motor hopefully see it at a few shows this year?
     
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    Haha, fuck you Mike. :p
     
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    nice car buddy, did your jumper come with the car haha, keep up the good work
     
  14. ashloys

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    Believe it or not I had it before the car :p

    Just wired in new plugs for indicators and fitted a spare vertex bumper I borrowed off a friend that had indicators in it just for MOT. I also fitted a standard passenger seat as the bride was bolted to the floor and raised the suspension. It's so high, might actually lower it more before MOT as its higher than a normal car ATM lol

    I'll get pictures tomorrow morning of how terrible the car actually looks!
     
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    Believe it or not I had it before the car :p

    Just wired in new plugs for indicators and fitted a spare vertex bumper I borrowed off a friend that had indicators in it just for MOT. I also fitted a standard passenger seat as the bride was bolted to the floor and raised the suspension. It's so high, might actually lower it more before MOT as its higher than a normal car ATM lol

    I'll get pictures tomorrow morning of how terrible the car actually looks!
     
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  17. ashloys

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    Alright, well I put it through MOT and it failed on numerous shitty things! All wee small things though so it's not too bad. The only big thing was the rear wheel bearing was away. I changed that at the weekend and it was a NIGHTMARE. The hub obviously hadn't been split since it was made and the 4x 19mm bolts and 27mm bolt was basically welded in, after hours trying with breaker bars and heat I went and borrowed a corded impact gun which got the job done no problem. Definitely buying my own, not bad for £60! Then another couple of hours was spent with a hammer and chisel set to actually get the hub split :(

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    Breaker bar trying to get the 27mm bastard off. lol
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    No match for a blowtorch and impact gun!
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    Car jacked up in my driveway
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    Finally completed
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  18. ashloys

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    My next task is to get the rear brake lines changed and bushes/balljoint fixed at the front. Not sure when I'll get time!

    In the mean time I'm going to try and repair these sideskirts.

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    Ahh those skirts will be a piece of piss to fix!

    Will look nice with it all one colour, love the purple
     
  20. Supra Gaz

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    This is awesome, driveway mechanics rule, my supra is on axle stands on the drive and am using one of my hks coilies as a foot rest as I type. Nothing beats working on your own car, then fucking it up yourself.
     

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