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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by nissanr34cal, Apr 10, 2017.
Maybe. But chrome/polished is what im all about for now.
Absolutely incredible progress, started following this thread back in October 2019 (in fact it inspired me to start my own) and just WOW, congratulations man!!
So a little update. Got the spoilers on the car.
Looks shady as fuck but worked a treat.
Also i started going through a few little details.
And other stupid things like. I got my interior lights working.
I can not tell you how happy i was to see that. Took ages to figure out the wiring.
Then for the first time i decided to actually clean a car properly.
2 buckets and everything.
i was actually pretty pleased with the results. Especially considering the car hasnt been flatted and polished since paint. So this is just gun finish.
So happy with how the car looks now.
Also had the car with Adams s15. Just need to get all 3 cars together.
Cars look pretty cool together. Cheers for your time guys.
that looks cool AF ! hard work paid off mate. love it...
Was just writing up a spec list for something. Off the top of my head quickly. I think this is the current spec
R32 spec list.
Fresh stock rebuild, standard pistons and rods, arp bolts throughout, acl race bearings, cometic metal headgasket
Custom made 2” runner equal length 3mm wall stainless exhaust manifold.
Turbosmart 40mm hypergate
Gtx3076 gen1 with 0.64ar
Custom downpipe built by me
Link g4+ ecu mapped by j’s garage at 447bhp 420ftlbs
Walbro 450lph intank pump
Stainless -6 fuel line
Z32 fuel filter
3” intercooler core
Custom 3” intercooler pipes made by me
Grex oil cooler kit
4” k and n filter with custom intake
Comp clutch stage 4 paddle clutch
4:3 welded diff.
Driftworks Cs2 coilovers
Cusco kinked tension rods
Driftworks upper camber arms
25mm extended front lower arms
Modified hubs for lock
Steering rack moved forward 25mm
Custom straight threaded rack spacers
Extended tie rods
S13 rear subframe
Custom solid subframe raising bushes
Shortened stock rear lower arms
Gk tech kinked camber arms
Driftworks traction arms
Driftworks toe arms
Gk tech braided brake lines
Custom cage build by me
Sparco sprint xl bucket seats
Nrg race stubby snap off column adaptor
Driftworks snap off boss
Defi oil temp, oil pressure, water temp, boost gauges
Full audio system
R33 rear seats
Dmax rear overfenders
Dmax roof spoiler
Dmax boot spoiler
Bn sports rear bumper
Bn sports side skirts
Monkey magic front bumper
Gk tech mirrors
Low origin mirror peaks
Custom red paint
Rear arches tubbed as high as possible
Front arches tubbed
Ssr agle strusse.
Front: 18x10 et3
Rear: 18x12 et-7
This looks absolutely incredible my man!
Thanks dude. Its not bad
No real updates because theres been nothing really happening.
but have some Autumnal photos anyway.
Just read through this man. Top work. When you forgot to put the hardener in the primer... mate... I would have thrown a match in the unit and shut the door. Good on you for scraping it back and doing it all again, proper graft.
Ayeeeee thank man. I appreciate it. I’d like to point out it was not me that didn’t put the hardener in. It was my mate who was “helping”
as for the torching the gaff. I’ll be honest it crossed my mind every second of stripping it.
I have been following this for years, i remember hoping you wouldn't give up on it, especially when it went quiet for a bit. Love the build, it gives me inspiration to get my arse in gear and get on with mine.
Thanks man. There was many times i wanted to give up. If it wasn’t for my best mate constantly pushing me I would of too.
cars still here, weathers dog shit. And i dont have a unit anymore so until it warms up very little will be happening.
So i figure i should probably update you guys. Its been a while. Not a great deal has happened just a lot of small bits and things ready for when the weather changes and i can attack it in anger.
first thing that turned up was a fiberglass gtr grill. I’m still undecided on it at the moment. What do you guys think?
Obviously it needs painting
The next thing that’s happened is a new windscreen as mine cracked
Much better than the mosaic i was looking through.
The next project i undertook was an adapter to go from a greddy inlet to a 350z drive by wire throttle body.
which results in this
Its not all fitted up yet because i need to be able to
Drive the car back to mapping. I am also undecided if im going to use it as i may have a cheaper solution to my problems as i need an expansion loom for my link to run DBW.
On the subject of tuning. I have a cas replacement trigger kit coming so hopefully we can make the car that bit crisper and safer.
i also am replacing my cam covers because the -12 fitting i welded on the current ones interfere with my dmax bonnet.
My other project over winter has been interior based. Starting with these.
Which has created this.
A dramatically improved dash with brand new OE vents. The car also has gained a lovely new nardi which im thrilled with. However the improvements on the interior didn’t stop there. Next up was the door card issue. As you can see they look vile in the above picture and its always bugged me since the car was built. So i had a pair of stock door cards in my shed. I thought they were mint. They were not. So i took a grinder to them.
I still have to mount door speakers and im going to make a sheet metal panel for the bottom of the doors to tidy it up some more. However by total fluke. The way we placed the door bars we managed to retain all the important bits of a door card. Which im thrilled about. The end result is excellent and im so happy how its turned out.
Just looks like such a nicer place to be.
The other project is a wheel refurb. The fronts polished up lovely.
Whilst on the subject of fronts. Since i built them Ive always struggled to get them fitted up. Compared to front wheels that others reckon they have got to fit. So i had a measure up and when i got sent my lips, i got sent half an inch bigger than i ordered. So my wheels actually became 18x10.5 et-6 on the front. So thats why I’ve always struggled to get them on but they are on now and look sick.
The rears required a lot more work. So they got stripped down.
The chrome was absolutely fucked. I got some quotes for polishing and chrome removal. Then the numbers made my bumhole hurt and the thought of having to polish those faces constantly to keep them nice upset me. So i took the shot blaster too them.
and then dropped them off to have them powder coated.
Ive had them done a bright metallic silver and they honestly look like new. I know it’ll upset people ive not had them polished but let me do my thing. I promise they wont look dreadful. I dropped the lips off at the metal polisher the other day so now waiting for those to come back. But here is a before shot.
One more thing to say, im considering swapping back from solid subframe bushes to poly, has anyone done this on their car? Just trying to make it a nicer place to be and bit less diff noise. If anyone has an experience of going back from solid to poly id love to hear it.
thanks for reading and sorry its been slow on the updates.
Who wants an update. Unfortunately its not positive
I want some scene pics of your car parked up next to mine once you’ve finished it
dont tell me you've wrecked it?
Car looks sick man! Looks almost exactly the same as my mate's old one, like weirdly really the same bar the wheels haha it's awesome!
No ive not wrecked it. However this weekend the engine is coming out....