S13 driveway build

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Adamround123, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Adamround123

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    Been a while since iv updated, got a few more bits done, managed to finish the drivers chassis leg, this was even worse than the passenger side, again... Due to some shocking previous repairs it took twice as long haha
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    Basically ended up chopping the whole thing off, aswell as the floor and starting again, thought it would be much easier this way, slightly overwhelming for me being such a big piece but felt it went well.
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    So started small and gradually worked my way around it all
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    Forgot to take any more pictures of the drivers side but it's all done now finally!

    Few other bits and bobs, Santa bought me some wheel spacers so tried the wheels on with them, they fit very well, (the rear arch gap will get addressed in due corse). And also picked some skirts up, some of you will knows who's car they came off haha
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    Managed to get the gearbox in so that all need sbolting up properly, and got some Gk tech shifter springs too that need fitting. That's about it for now, in the process of making a battery cable but just waiting on bits, hopfully won't be too long now till its time to fire it up!
     
  2. Adamround123

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    Another small update, bit more progress, managed to get it all undersealed, glad to have got that out the way haha
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    Replaced the manky old rubber fuel hose with some stainless braided lines, looks a lot nicer now (I know there's one missing, didn't take a picture when jt was finished haha)
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    Got the thing running too! What a pig of a job that was, after a few hours of trying to figure out why I had ignition lights but it wouldn't crank over, turns out I had to bridge the inhibitor plug as it used to be auto. Not sure why iv never had to do that before mind, had the engine out twice before this and can never remember messing with it. Runs like a dream tho now, didn't even take any cranking, just flicked the key and fired straight up!
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    Got all my brakes fitted up ready to go, just need to make a couple of brake pipes for the rear and il be ready to bleed it all up, brakes look so good behind the r33 wheels
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    Had my little helpers on the job the other day, love this photo!
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    That's all for now, hopefully get some more done this coming Wednesday and an update to follow, finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now!
     
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  3. HaydenK

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    Great effort on the welding man, so nice to see these cars being saved.
     
  4. Adamround123

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    Update time... Had about a month and a half off the car due to covid and the car still being at my mums, but had a week off the other week to try and get it sorted for mot and get it mot'd

    First I needed to try and get the wheels pointing in the right direction after putting new front suspension and track rods on untill I can get a proper alignment
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    Got a flexi welded into the new exhaust and made a back box mount as the old one was rotten but didn't take any pictures of that
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    And finally got it down on the ground and moved it off the drive for the first time in about 2 years
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    There was a few little bits and bobs left to do after this like, tidying wiring, fitting bumpers properly, fitting interior and so on

    Picked up a pair of s15 seats for a good deal too, only needed drivers but too cheap so I got the pair haha
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    Didn't leave them that dirty, got them cleaned by the valeters next to work haha

    Only interior picture iv got so far, gonna get the car to my mate who does detailing and get the whole thing done properly, the paint is horrendous after being sat outside for so long, that'll be a job for next month
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    And it was ready for mot! Had to set the coilovers high for it to get on the mot ramp at work, looks hideous
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    Managed to make it to work with only one break down, only popped a boost pipe off as it was still loose... Whoops, apart from that it drove well
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    Pleased to say it passed! Only had a couple of little bits and bobs to sort out, nothing major.
    It's amazing how much different a car looks when it's on a ramp and not 3mm from your face on a drive way

    Stuck it on a 2 post to finish the last few bits
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    Got a couple of pictures of underneath, looks a bit messy I think
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    Was very scary taking a car down the A38 to work with no proper road tests before hand aswell haha

    But with all that done, it was time to go and get it aligned and go for a good drive, went up to Buxton and back down all the country roads, was great to finally drive it properly! Didn't miss a beat, I did have to adjust the boost down a bit as the stock actuator on the new turbo was set a bit high.

    Obviously had to get some pictures while we were out
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    And max looks happy to see the car too haha
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    While we were out, the gearbox started making some funny noises, whining and whiring so that needs looking into, I'm guessing it's the spigot bearing that I forgot to change but that'll be a job for next week.

    Got my mate painting my new wings as the ones on the car are a bit Battered
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    So next few jobs are.. Sort out the gearbox issues, get the wings and side skirts fitted and get it properly cleaned. No doubt there will be more to add to that list but that'll do for now.
     
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  5. chopaholic

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    Looks good mate, the seats look good :p

    Can't beat R33 GTR wheels on an Sbody.
     
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    Great job saving one. Looks really nice and simple, love it!
     
  9. Adamround123

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    Proper comfy aswell! Didn't know you were on here took me a minute to figure out
     
  10. Adamround123

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    Thanks man, glad it looks simple, that's what I'm aiming for haha
     
  11. Blitz.

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    looks great the R33 wheels really suit it!
     
  12. ianlea73

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    Gtr's are surely one of the best oem wheels ever!
     

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