Widebody Sil80 Project !!!

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  1. RX7SIMO

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    Well lads been a while since i was on here, here's the latest project im doing at the moment!
    I was looking for a project for the summer as ive loads of time on my hands.I love the look of my sil80 drift car but has no paperwork so cant hit the road legally so decided to build a road going sil80.
    Cash is tight with other cars taking my funds so decided to get a 180sx shell thats regd and build it up as i have few parts to build it up.

    Any ways heres the plans in my head for the car.
    50mm rear over fenders,
    40mm Font wings
    5 stud conversion with extra lock hubs,
    Duck tail spoiler,
    C-west skirts,
    Uras front bumper,
    Full Straight through exhaust with twin rear cans,
    Deepdish rims,
    s14 engine,intercooler etc
    Respray in blue,
    Lots of lowness and wideness!!!

    Heres the Work so far!!!!
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    Car down the shed got home at 4.30am in the morn fairly wrecked.
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    Car moved into the bay where the project will begin.
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    Tried the skirts with some wheels to get a image into my head
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    Few Parts for the Sil80
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    Stripping the car down
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    Repairing a bad previous repair, cut the rust out and weld in a new plate.
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    Sanded engine bay down abit and few more bits stripped
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    Few pics of my drifty sil80 nd how front will look but with front kit and wider wings!!
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    Well went at welding in the new bits of metal over the weekend and smoothing it over, have N/S 90% done just needs bit more sandin and grinding the O/S piece is in thats all i got done, happy enough with the work seen as i havent choped and fabricated much b4 not the cleanest welds i know but its strong and serves its pupose, i also welded the engine bay skin to the plate so its welded both sides of the turret for best strength.
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    Heres the engine bay done and primed happy enough with the way the inner wings turned out.
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    Caroline cleaning the subframe down with the wire wheel!!!getting stuck in which is gud!!!
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    Chose a bright orange for all the arms and subframes aong with the engine bay!! happy with the result anyways!! Cleaned all parts and resprayed them in their original color to keep it all fresh!! small bit to finish off like brake lines etc b4 i put the motor in!!! I think the gloss black and bright orange work well together was changing my mind loads but happy out!!
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    All arms cleaned down primed and coated in orange.
    Running 5 stud hubs modified for extra lock with apex coilovers!!
    All the inner arches coated with undersealer front and back.
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    -Cleaned fuel tank and fitted a walbro pump them sprayed it gloss black then refitted it and hooked the fuel lines up etc.
    -Cleaned down the front calipers and brackets and painted them silver,not sure if its the right color yet but easily changed fitted pads and bolted them up.
    -Fitted the track rods and freshed them up abit with gloss paint.
    -Cleaned rear calipers and painted them ran outa paint for more coats so monday they will be done,
    -Cleaned up and sprayed the p/s lines and fitted them.
    -Got a new window motor for driver side window and fitted that also.
    Just waiting on solid subframe bushes to arrive then can bolt that up then throw diff etc in and have it rolling and then finally get the s14 sr lump into it and get it going.Also have to make up one brake line and bleed them 2 b4 engines in!! Hers a few pics anyway!!
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    -Stripped the s14 engine loom down and got rid of loads of wires and connectors im not using then taped them all up and put the loom into the car!!
    -Have the s14 engine and box there and stripped few parts off to clean up started by removing the pullys to be cleaned and polished, then decided to sand the inlet manifold down to remove all the pitting then polish the shit outa it!!Its taken ages to get it sanded down to the below pics thought loads of times just to put a spare one on and save the hassle but went with it and ive a bit more to do b4 polishing but will look class.
    -Sanded the manifold down abit and polished one of the exhaust tubes quickely looks well so ill remove it and do it all!!

    Heres some pics anyway!!
    Cleaned front of engine abit
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    Sanded inlet Vs Standard pitted inlet
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    Finally my solid subframe bushes/collers arrived

    -Decided to polish my rocker cover so Sanded most of my rocker cover to be polished but cant get inbetween the letters so have to think of something,
    -Ive been sanding the shite outa the inlet mani trying to smooth the pitting down, still trying to get into the small places pure cunt of a job!!!

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    have the shell rolling now given me a good boost to get it finished!! Heres what ive done.
    -Put the solid subframe bushes/collers in had to take small bit of the subframe off to get 2 of the collers to fit.
    -Cleaned down the rear hubs and drives and sprayed them gloss black.
    -Cleaned the lower rear wishbone down and sprayed it orange
    -Fitted the subframe,diff,coilovers,drives,arms and hubs
    -Cleaned the engine down and all the auxilarys and sprayed them up to keep it all fresh looking.
    Threw on some wheels and put the kit on roughly to see the rough outcome,very happy with the way it turned out now to get the engine in and get the kit,overfenders etc fitted ready for paint!!!
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    Some awesome work here man, nice project.

    do you have the shakes or something? nearly all the pics are blurry.
     
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    Pics of the car on its wheels,have the front works too but needed tyres
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    The auld chill out spot in the shed bita difto to keep spirits up!!
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    Decided to put the engine and box in, had to put the new brake line in first then dropped the engine in and put the box on,usually put it in together but didnt want to scrach the paint, mite have it going tomoz if ive time,putting a standard inlet and rocker cover on for now till i finish sanding and polishing the other ones.
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    Got the engine ready to run now just have to finish polishing my rocker cover and throw it on b4 ill start it tonight hopefully.
    -Fitted i/c and polished piping,
    -Polished thermostat housing and top right coolant elbow then fitted them,
    -Cleaned rad and fitted that with all pipes,
    -Fitted induction pipe and air filter with afm but need to make a bracket up b4 its right,
    -did few other niggly bits.
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    finished polishing the rocker tonight,looks cool imo, have to do something wth the coilpack cover not sure yet!! The pics are shit cuz flash kept coming on then batt died once i changed the setting to auto.
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    Thats all the work i have done to date now just waiting to get the rear quarters, wings front bumper and tripple projector headlights and smoked back lights!! Let me know ur opinions on it!
     
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    Sound man, haha not the best camera man but pics are better than writing!!!
     
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    Love the style of this! So good!
     
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    good work lad, love the chill out area lol :)
     
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    Looks spot on. Very similar build to mine, orange engine bays are for winners too ! ;)
     
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    LOVE the chill out area! lol
     
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    gona be a nice car wen its done , how many car do u have in the barn/shed

    just seen that u own the jzx90 as well lucky man
     
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    Thanks lads buying the front end in the next week or 2.

    Yeah i wanted a color to stand out wanted a green but decided on a orange then and the gf sujested a blue to go with the orange for exterior paint,had a lovely met blue on my rx7 like the rx8 blue but a little different! Quite like ur build lad actually but im having interior in mine so not painting the interior surfaces!!!

    Yeah the auld chill areas cool have it moved now into its own bay with tv,xbox,sound system,kettle,microwave and seats an all bita craic down there!!!

    Did have a few cars sold up a few to get money but have 2 sil80s 1 for the road and 1 for the track,the jzx90 and a 405 for the donkey work at the moe!!!
     

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