scrap yard s13 budget build

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  1. davey

    davey Active Member

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    ok, i had to go there again! an s13:cool:

    after getting the bug for another one i thought i would have a little look in the local free adds paper, and happy days, there was a 200sx for sale just across the road from my mums :)

    after ringing the old boy how owned it, we arranged a veiwing.

    its not in the best of condition, infact he was going to take it to the scrapper :( this would'nt do, so i had to save it.

    theres so many things wrong with it that it should be in the scrapper but as it was so close to home i though i would take a punt and have a go at getting it back on the road again.

    i picked the car up on my dinner break today but have'nt really had a chance to give it a good going over, its even still on the trailer lol not much rust in the chassis from what i can see:thumbs:

    after a very quick look at it ive notice the following things that need to be sorted:

    *n/s and o/s headlamps missing
    *wiring loom in n/s front of engine bay has been hacked to bits (not a fucking clue what was there eirther :wack:)
    *brake pipes have been cut from the abs unit
    *abs unit removed
    *ca18det engine fitted
    *ca18det engine fuck (headgasket/bottom end/totally shit the bed)
    *front brakes missing
    *rear lights missing
    *door locks fucked (broken in to at some point)
    *n/s door not shutting right (due to the brake in)
    *front o/s spring broken
    *rear window rubbers fuck and hanging off
    *mahoosive rust holes in the boot
    *exhaust missing
    *rust on o/s rear outer sill
    *rear brakes binding
    *front rad mounting bit rusty
    *rust on both front top mounts

    and thats all ive found after a quick look:wack: i know there will be more but until i get it off the trailer and get a battery on there i will just be gessing.

    so the plans are:

    *kouki rear lights
    *coilovers
    *weld diff
    *bodykit of some sort
    *full respray
    *sr20 conversion
    *bushes
    *wheels

    and what ever else comes up at the right price when i have the money ;)

    heres some pics i took before it got to dark, sorry for the shit pics but it was dark lol

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    i will update the thread when i know how bad it is in the day light lol
     
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  2. philham182

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    good luck with the project mate:thumbs:, should keep you busy this winter :D
     
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    Yay for S13 :D

    Oh I got rear lights if you want them.
     
  4. davey

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    yeah it will keep me near to frost bite again lol

    bob, thanks man but unless there kouki lights im going to have pass dude, plus i gota get a gearbox, intercooler and turbo ect and get it running first, then i will sort the body out, oh and the bits of rust lol
     
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    doing a similar thing myself. best of luck.
     
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    Awesome! I always knew you would end up getting another S13 :)
     
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    ok ive had abit of a better look at and found more problems lol

    *clutch master cylinder is well.........its seen better days
    *rust on o/s rear panel behind the wheel
    *wiring is all sorts of fucked up
    *rust on rad support is rather worse then i first thought lol

    i did manage to take some better pics though, and also found the ABS unit in the boot :)

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    looks pretty good under there :)

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    brake pipes hacked to shit

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    hacked wiring

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    goodies in the boot

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    i did manage to start some work on it today

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    wiring loom is now out and splicing the sr20 loom will start soon :D

    more to come tomorrow if its not raining, im thinking maybe get the engine out?!

    its all good fun
     
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    I reckon you can save the boot son :D On a serious note I really cant wait for you to start on this project properly. I need to come and see it :nod:
     
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    it looks worse in the metal lol nah its pimp, just needs alittle love :D

    hoping my car will sell and free up some cash, then its all on :) ive got too get it on the road for xmas lol
     
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    ok ive not updated this for a while now as ive spent more time getting parts and working on the fucker then taking pictures :(

    i would've got further with this but i took a couple of days of with when i fucked my back up :euge::no:

    first thing was to get it off the trailer and in the workshop, get it higher and start stripping it down for the rebuild:thumbs:

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    i did'nt get any pics as i was taking the engine and box out as i only get a hour on my dinner so i had to crack on

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    engine bay is now pretty much stripped down ready for prepping for paint so i will be doing that this week sometime but i do need to mock up the fmic first and get to cutting the hole for the piping:smash:

    started on the wiring nightmare, ive got a new loom on the way and will do the ol' switcheroo when it get to me

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    removed the top strut mount braces as they were the normal s13 rusty shit, and that just wont do :D

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    got the bastard cunting battery tray out of it aswell as i want a super clean look in the engine bay and the eye sour just was'nt doing it for me. such a pain in the balls to get out but it will be worth it:nod:

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    thats it for now really, but the next update should have some nice shiny parts going on or some paint:smokin:
     
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    That hacked wiring... Looks like the relay box has been cut out, do you still have it there?

    Gimmie a shout if you need any wiring help dude.


    Looks like fun already :)
     
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    ive just spoken to the guy im getting the front loom from and i should be getting it on wednesday :) it should be coming with the fuse boxes and all plugs ect to make it a straight swap.

    will just have to see what turns up i gess lol but if it does go tits up, you will be the first person i call dude, have no doubt about that ;)
     
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    Exactly what im doing with mine, same colour aswell :p

    Im going to do exactly the same with my brake pipes, cause ABS can do one!

    Look forward to seeing progress :)
     
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    some primer :) wohoo

    i welded up all the holes in the arches and bulk head that arnt going to be used, just gives it a clean look as the standard s13 engine bay have more holes then a sieve :wack:

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    tomorrow, its colour time :D
     
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    Exactly what i wanna do if you dont mind me asking how much is all the sr20 running gear for the conversion roughly gonna set me back if i had a complete s13 with a ca18 in it ?
     
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    you should budget for about £1k depending on spec ect, you can get the conversion cheaper but you do get what you pay for, then you have got to uprate the fuel pump, also a sr radiator and wiring.
     
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    Is the loom plug and play ? Or gotta splice a few wires here and there etc. ?
     
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    the loom has to be gut around all over the place dude, if you ever want it done just give NORFY a shout on here, he's doing my loom and for a price thats not worth me playing with it, plus he's a sound bloke ;) you cant go wrong with him.
     
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    Nice one Dave, wanna paint my S13? ;) If the 15 is anything to go by this should be cool!
     
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    thanks man, long time no see lol hows your car going dude?
     

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