Sloth paced '32 build from NZ

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  1. 4ever_sideways

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    Well I'm just going to be honest, I'm bored as fuck so I thought I'd make a build thread. I've owned my r32 sedan for nearly three years (bought it as a present to myself when I turned 18 lol), not a lot of progress has been made due to the fact that I'm studying at uni so I don't have much money to put towards it.
    Anyway, it's being built as a drift car but will remain road legal.

    This is what is looked like a few weeks after I bought it, gave it a good clean and it came out pretty good
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    At this stage, it had 17x9 drift teks, D2 adjustable suspension, front mount and exhaust.
    Started to fit up GTR front bumper and the car already had the bonnet and grille when I bought it.
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    Turned out like this
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    Hated the tow bar since day one, so I took it off the proper way.
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    There was a bit of surface rust on the bumper support so that got tidied up while I was there.
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    More to come, just have to upload the photos
     
  2. 4ever_sideways

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    Fitted my catch can
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    removed the rubber intake pipe
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    replaced it with this
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    I stripped everything from the front seats back, I'm yet to remove the useless wiring but it's on my two page long list of things to do. Gave it a paint after removing the sound proofing too.
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    Bought some spare wheels, decided they looked better than the drift teks, so on they went.
    SSR hasemi pro 17x8.5+16
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    proceeded to remove the A/C which got out of had and ended up with me cleaning up the entire front of the car
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    This little thing caused the most problems as it was in the way of one of the bolts
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    Tidied up the bumper support
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    gave it a coat of paint after cleaning 20+ years of road grime
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    painted my grille the right colour
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    Not a bad finish considering it was done with a can
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  3. 4ever_sideways

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    The spec so far:
    Rb20det, front mount+ piping
    3" mild steel exhaust
    D2 adjustable suspension along with adjustable arms (caster, camber ect)
    GTR bonnet, bumper, grille
    Factory side skirts and end caps
    alloy radiator
    Recaro SPG seat
    GTR front strut brace, mines rear


    There's still plenty to do including fitting these
    Hi-flowed Rb25 turbo
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    tial external
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    Bosch 044 and custom made surge tank, using braided lines and speedflow fittings
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    Tomei 2-way diff and 5x1 axles
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    What's left:
    fit turbo and external along with Rb26 injectors.
    install and wire up the fuel system
    266 kelford cams with adjustable gears
    Make new 3" stainless exhaust (using V-band connections)
    electric radiator fan install
    powersteering and oil coolers
    put new suspension bushes in
    fit GTR rear sway bar and ultra racing front
    re wire it (engine loom and body loom) strip useless wires
    seam weld it
    underseal the body
    6 point welded in roll cage to motorsport NZ specs
    tune
    roll the guards more, 15mm spacers
    respray in the same metallic black
    Get LVV certification so that it can be legally driven on NZ roads
     
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  4. 4ever_sideways

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    I plan on hiding of of my fuses like this
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    similar roll cage to what has been designed for my car
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    Have also built a front facing plenum exactly the same as this one
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  5. nissanr34cal

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    Good work so far
     
  6. gibbo s14

    gibbo s14 the yarco

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    nice car dude .got to love a 4 door
     
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    attention to detail here is awsome. looking better in every picture!
    is that internal gate welded up enough??
     
  8. 4ever_sideways

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    Thanks guys. Yeah I believe the gate is welded up pretty good, it was done by the shop who built the turbo.
     
  9. 4ever_sideways

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    No major progress with this, although I've now found all the bits I need.

    Acquired a new box which had been in a friends car. Will swap my broken one out and rebuild it to keep as a spare.
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    Was bored, so I painted it

    Also picked up some rear traction arms
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    Also got this to keep the power steering fluid from boiling
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    Just waiting until my uni exams are over before I install everything.
     
  10. darksyde

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    is the gtr bumper one of those fake ones? did it have a good fit?? tidy car, i like... would stay away from cut n shut mani though!! standard setup works just fine
     
  11. 4ever_sideways

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    Nope it's a genuine plastic Nissan one.

    Got some weld on fittings put on today (A job I was ment to do last year)
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    You can see where this is going can't you?
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  12. 4ever_sideways

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    Painted

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    So much blue
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    Back at home, so I pulled the covers off (first time in 6 months, and it hasn't been driven in a year!)and made a start. I'm going to do the wiring side of things first.
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    I'm removing the ABS so the computer and associated **** tonne of wiring. Question is what is the other ecu for?
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    Turns out some idiots had a go at my wiring too. This is starting to be like my flatmates S13 again.....
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    Plan for this weekend is to bin the ECU's and wires then relocate the battery to the boot.


    Made a list, thought it would only be a page..........
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    and yeah that's a light bolted to a piece of cardboard lol

    since I'm tracing back all the hicas and abs wires the carpet has to come up. Took the opportunity to chip off the sound deadening
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    Got to be one of the worst jobs.........
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    Huge thanks to mum for helping chip this shit off. Nearly done the passenger side, just have to wire bush then give it a coat of paint
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    Minimal, progress is minimal.

    Have been rather busy at work this week.

    In a bid to tidy up the engine bay the battery was shifted to the boot. Have not run a cable to the boot as yet as we are still deciding on what size to run.
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    Making use of the Garage Stalk3r alloy battery bracket :)
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    Finished getting rid of all the abs/hicas wires and got the last of the sound proofing off.
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    glad to have this out (there's still more to be removed)
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    Took the opportunity to paint the floor black like the boot, painting inside the car is a pain in the ass
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    Reinstalled the carpet and ran a new wire from the ecu to trigger the fuel pumps. That's about it for today, tomorrow will consist of running the battery wire from front to back and tiding up the last of the wires.

    Had a change of mind about where the relays were positioned along with the battery. In the interest of safety (keeping the electrics away from the fuel) they were shifted to where the back seat was. Mounted in a Battery box , new terminals, new chunky earth wire and some good cable to run to the front of the car which I got for free from work. Now it's just a case of putting all the wires in a protective casing to make it look all pretty and stuff.
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  13. 4ever_sideways

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    On another note, I pulled the drivers side guard off, it still had that factory blob of seam sealer holding on to the guard, that's a good sign.

    You can have it any coluor as long as it's black

    As y'all know, I like to paint things. My axles were looking a bit worse for wear and my oil cooler was a terrible silver.
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    Bring on Friday so I can start stripping the engine bay ready for a coat of you guessed it............ black

    Got the passenger guard off stripped headlights and wiring loom.
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    ABS pump gone
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    Not much to say, waiting on other people :( Test mounted my oil cooler
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    got some new front brake lines made up. Wasn't too keen on using the hel ones after test fitting them.
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    Gave the wheel arches a coat of por15 since I won't be using the inner guards anymore
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    Finally got round to painting the engine bay
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    Currently reassembling it, maybe it will be done by the end of the month.

    Power steering cooler mounted. Just have to get the lines mounted properly.
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    The usual Christmas rush has hit at work so I haven't been spending as much time on this as I should be. 27 days worth of work to do in 7 haha.

    all the broken manifold studs are out, took the opportunity to replace them all.
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    Braided brake lines in
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  14. 4ever_sideways

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    Was on the verge of calling it quits with this yesterday, nothing has gone right. Had gone to the point of filling out a trade me listing but couldn't bring myself to actually list it. I'm still being held up by other people,so I'm just continuing with the little annoying jobs for now.

    Made up all the oil cooler lines, and relocated the filter.
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    Started to make up a bracket to support my front mount, just have to pop into work to use the drill press as mine can't drill through that steel
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    External welded onto the factory manifold.
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    Is there a torque for manifold studs or is it just mo' ****ing tight?

    Also installed the garage stalk3r alloy steering bush.

    Finished my intercooler bracket, solid as **** now. Painted in black of course.
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    Have replaced a lot of the bolts in the engine bay with stainless ones
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    Swapped over my cam covers, replaced the gaskets at the same time.
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    Have only done one, will try to get the other one done when I get back from the gym. Also put some new spark plugs in it.

    re-assembled it, missing the wastegate dump as I'm waiting on a friend to make it for me. Ignore the shitty brake line, new one has since been made.
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    Have moved onto the back of the car, trying to get these axle nuts off was a ****.
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    it required the use of this pipe as a breaker bar
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    Dropped the subframe out an started with the por15. Subframe will be stripped in the coming days wand painted in black, then re-assembled with new arms and tomei diff.
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    There ya go, the last three posts will catch you up on what I've done in the last two months lol
     
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    Car is looking mean dude. Dont give up on this thing, itll turn out tops.
     
  17. 4ever_sideways

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    subframe has been painted and awaiting assembly. Decided to make something to roll it around as my jack doesn't like the carpet and it's a little too heavy to carry once the diff is in.
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    mostly back together, awaiting on axle bolts then I'll tighten everything up
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    Nice work, you have most of the shite jobs done it will time to drive it soon.
     
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    lovin the way this build is goin,looking forward to seen it finished!
     
  20. Prof. Oak

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    Nice build, keep up the good work!
    P.S I thought I was the only one who painted their rocker covers blue haha
     

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