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hey guys, decided to post up my project.

Bought this off ebay, might of seen it advertised and im pretty sure he's a member.

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Enjoy, Scott

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Yeh, gave me a good idea what needs doin. atm i'm just collectinbg parts for this thing.

Got a pretty good condition bootlid coming from japan along with a chin spoiler and boot lip, also bought a few sets of moulds but obviously they are ment for a 4 door because they have diffferent lenghts and dont fit mine :( but did score some skyline badges :).

Still need to get a bonnet which is my most rusty item on the car.

When i picked the car up the rear drums where siezed due to not been moved(been told it had been in storage for about 10+ years) for a while. Pulled the drum off and we pushed it onto the trailer. After driving 15 hours home i was keen to see why it didn't run. Put a new battery in and checked for spark and it had plenty so i poured some petrol down the carbie and wound it over a few times and it came to life :). Unsure on the motor condition and been covered in alot of dirt and other unknown crap i got some good degreaser and went to town.

Next day i bought some engine flush and some oil and a new oilfilter and plenty of brake fluid to bleed them. Drained everything and chucked it all in and bleed the brakes and clutch.

I went from a car that doesn't start with no clutch and brakes and didnt roll in under 2 hours of work which i was pretty happy about. Drove it up and down my road a few times and i'm liking it more and more.

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Hey Scott,

Congratulations on the purchase and it's great to see your hard work reaping rewards. How does she drive? Probably like a car that's been in storage for about 10 years. I never got the time to get her going, so I'm glad that she's gone to someone who has the time and ability to restore her back to her former glory. Sounds like you are going down the GTR replica road. I'm currently overseas and won't be back for a few months, I check this site when I get the chance, hope you keep us posted on your progress.

After selling to you, I realized that there was a 240K hole in my life, which could only be filled with another 240K, so I had to buy another one, which is exactly what I did.

When I get back home, I will post up pictures of my new 2 door.

Cheers, Costas

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Thanks Costas,

Goin to take a while to build but shouldn't be to bad, everything seems to be falling into place with it :). Once finished i will have to have a roadtrip down :)

Can't wait to see what you have bought.

Found a pair of Hayashi cr's but they dont make that model anymore and it would be a waiting game for another pair in the correct size turn up.

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Long Live the "K", well done man.....best of luck with your build, good to see progress!

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Thanks man, i hope it turns out the way i vision it.

Would love to make a monster L28 but i think the L24 will do the job till i sort out the suspensin side of things.

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Guys, what's the story with the hardtop body cracking at the top rear corner...I note 'uras' car has it, so have other I've looked at. Is this typical? Or a sign the car has had a rough time? Is it something to worry about, or easily welded up?

Cheers,

Duane

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im not to sure where you talking about? mod the picture in ms paint with a arrow and i will try and answer. might be rust because there are no cracks on this thing, under body is clean as :)

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Standard fault...usually crack near the side glass, it's the original join. The fact that it was spot welded then lead filled makes them crack, but not really move. All my projects have had a plate welded in it's place, especially QWIK, as I'm hoping for 500hp...I should have a picture of the plate somewhere, will check,,,

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Cool, thanks. So I can probably load it with lead to refinish, I guess.

Sorry to threadjack, I just thought I spotted the same problem on the top L/H corner of your rear side window. Cool car by the way, just what I'm looking for myself, for a rolling resto.

I found a minta for a guy who was after a hardtop a few years back when I was unable to get it myself - now I'm looking for one, I've been searching unsuccessfully for nearly 2 years! Tons of projects out there, just not many daily drivers.:ermm:

I know you're not planning on doing an original resto, but looking forward to progress...doesn't a simple clean make a massive difference?

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not much has happened lately due to other projects on the go. Still finding the little parts i need for this, managed to get a skyline GT badge set, front gaurd corner moulds, fron windscreen mould set, inner door handles and latch set, front interior pillar cover, rear interior pillar cover and a rust free bootlid from japan.

also got a quote for soda blasting the shell which wasnt to bad.

biggest thing i need now is a bonnet, im sure i will come across a half ok one soon.

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Good to see you are collecting all the bits that were either missing or damaged, from memory the needles for the gauges were missing, if you need a set, let me know as I got a set of gauges from Japan. Out of curiosity, how much were you quoted to soda blast?

Cheers.

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might have a dash coming but if it doesn't come i will let you know.

qoute was around 800ish from memory. im goin paint strip most panels and sandblast my self and just get the shell done though so it will be cheaper then that.

few extra bits

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Man,

for $800 do it! :) I got a bunch of quotes to soda blast mine, and they were $4k upwards!! i ended up spending $1500 for my shell (around $2500 total) give or take to get it sandblasted.

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yeh once i finish a my other projects it will be getting done.

won these which i was suprised about http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k140864120

got a truck load of stainless trims as well and will sort out the best and repair them.

also aiming to win some fender mirrors to if all goes well, also tried to get a mint dash but the buyer wanted it more then me after a extra hour of bidding was had :(

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few more pieces off yahoo this week, skyline rear garnish badge and a brand new boot rubber. tried winning some mirrors but everytime i bidded the person just out bidded me on both sets :(

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skyline rear garnish badge

Is this the one that go's on your rear lights panel? if so how much was it?

Do you bring your stuff in from jappan your self or buy them throught someone, i am chasing some parts of Yahoo.

Cheers Brad

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Thanks!

I didnt realise they were different from year to year. Brad has some sexy mirrors on his, from his other thread i've linked this pic and you can see it looks flat (at least it does to me, maybe a closer pic will show those round lines shown on the yahoo ones);

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