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Everything posted by Tenny

  1. Got around to picking up rear subframe and put them both in this arvo so it will roll on the trailer for rail / sandblast work. Its still a shelf at the moment unfortunately but hope to get some pallet racking or similar soon to make better use of the area. About to lose over half my shed to new home owners Does anyone bave reccomendstions for a good vlaster in brissy / seqld area that can do the engine bay, boot floor and window trims etc?
  2. Picked up the front bar this weekend. Have been spending time trying to buckle up my r31 to get ready for sale this last week so not much progress on the gtr unfortunately.
  3. Not too sure didn't have a proper look. But id say it would be enough to mount it properly. It just came with the lip i didn't order anything separately.
  4. Just jap was $15 to ship from Sydney to Toowoomba..
  5. Hey mate, Can't help with the information you are looking for, but I am also going to "black out" my interior as such when my GTR goes back together. I have had decent success with black trim paint which may be worth a look into? Or you may be able to get them dyed / dipped? Subscribing for more answers too
  6. That's awesome mate. Love it. My actual name is Tennessee so thought I had to check out this thread!
  7. Awesome work mate. I've just started restoring an R32 GTR myself. (I say restoring but its more like painting and re-assembling haha). Glad I don't have to go to this effort. You are definitely doing this properly!
  8. Yeah, not getting the N1 bar, just normal GTR. My gtst has a genuine N1 bar on it which I bought brand new in 2015 - $250 haha. I also have a genuine N1 reo i bought at the same time for $250 thru nissan as well. If I can't find a 32 gtr front reo for a decent price, I may steal the N1 from my gtst. The normal GTR bar will fit fine on that.
  9. Tell me about it. The price on Kudos has doubled. got on my nerves a little bit. Totally a cash grab. hence Im getting the front bar..before it goes up too.
  10. Alrighty, so this weekend was mega expensive and im feeling it haha. Ended up taking a 10 hr round trip to bundaberg to pick up some 26 covers. Was a decent price so can't complain. Then yesterday i went to jdm autoparts in brissy to get: Front subframe, body loom, attessa ecu, attessa res, subframe mounting bracket thingies, speedo cable, etc. Then, last night i decided to order a brand new front lip off justjap because nismo heritage has more than doubled the price. RIP. Justjap had some for $600. Also thought id order the front bar and indicators from kudos which is another $900. Will get those in the next few weeks but will be storing for a long time yet ha. Next on the agenga will be to get the car rolling so its ready to go to brissy for some work on the rails.
  11. I have been to broke to do anything to the GTR the last few weeks hence the lack of updates, but finally getting a few items picked up this weekend hopefully. I am currently looking into how I am going to restore the bolts and nuts, brackets etc used around the whole car, namely suspension at this stage. My plan of attack is currently to purchase a vibratory tumbler and zinc plating setup. I also have access to a small sand blaster for items that won't fit within the tumbler. Vibratory Tumblers, also known as case tumblers are available at gun shops so will pick one up in town for $95 in the coming weeks. Much like the one below on ebay. At this stage I believe a walnut media will be suitable for getting the right finish on the hardware. If anyone has experience with tumbling bolts etc some advice would be sweet. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Max-clean-3-5l-Electronic-Brass-Case-Tumbler-Reloading-Media-Cleaning-Case-Clean/183475533028?epid=22026939511&hash=item2ab7fe74e4:g:Df8AAOSwZw1buslt https://www.caswellplating.com.au/store/store.php/products/copy-cad-or-zinc-plating-kit-6-litre Once zinc plating is completed, I am thinking that using a black chromate on them will be an awesome final touch. https://www.caswellplating.com.au/store/store.php/products/black-chromate-concentrate an example of a zinc then chromated bolt is attached. Much better than painting. Hopefully on monday I will pick up the front rolling gear. I would start stripping this straight away to prepare for resto but I actually need to take the car to a fabrication workshop in the next month or so for some work to get done on the frame rails (classic dented in 32 things i'm sure you are all aware of haha). So unfortunately I will be putting the front subframe, suspension etc in the car at this stage. I will also be putting in the rear subframe out of the red gtst just so it rolls and can get on the trailer to go to the workshop. Also picking up something for the eventual engine tomorrow, 10 hr drive ahead of me.
  12. Awesome. Did not know about this. Looked up both models and they are the same Cheers!
  13. If anyone has FAST, can you please check the part numbers for the steering column assembly between the GTR and GTST? Would really appreciate it
  14. True. I had heard of that before but not tried it. Does the Liquid nitrogen just evaporate shortly after? how do you deal with putting it on vertical areas etc?
  15. Yeah definitely. I've never restored a car before and never tackled sound deadening before either. I'm only 25 so learning a lot as well. Just be careful not to hit it too hard and dint the floor
  16. I picked up 5L of isopropyl from a cleaning supplier for $20. You mix a decent amount of the ice, crushed into almost a powder, with a few dashes of the alchohol until it becomes like a slurry. Pour that on the sound deadening and leave it for a few minutes until you hear the cracks / pops stop. Then scoop the ice onto another part of the deadening and smash the previous bit with a rubber mallet from underneath if you can. Then using a scraper you can flake off really large pieces. Rinse and repeat.
  17. That is the plan at this stage..although I do know how heavy it is so not sure to what extent yet. I'm hoping to make the car fairly quiet to give it a more modern feel. Hopefully the underliner helps in doing that as well. here is a photo of all my shed ornaments as of tonight....
  18. At this stage I have purchased both a complete rear and front subframe for $2750 which will get the car back to a rolling state. Yet to pick these up. But they will be stripped and completely revamped with new paint, bushes, etc before going in. The next thing i'm waiting on is a car rotisserie so I can mount the shell, move it around and prep the underbody for a liner (like raptor etc). If anyone has done this as well, advice and recommendations would be appreciated. I have lined up one to be picked up in about a month for free...so that should be good.
  19. I also started stripping the sound deadening out of the gtr with dry ice and isopropyl alchohol. Tried the freeze cans but wasn't as effective as I thought it would be. Once the car is stripped entirely of sound deadening material, the inside will be cleaned out and made as clean as possible. Still unsure whether I will be painting the interior yet. If anyone has done this before and has thoughts please be sure to let me know.. The body paint will be stripped, any necessary body work done and put in primer as I accumulate parts to put it back together.
  20. Within the first week, I bought a crashed gtst shell to steal as much as I could in the way of generic interior, rubbers, seals, rear bar and reo, rear window, quarter glass etc. It also came with a genuine 32 GTR steering wheel for only $400...what a steal.
  21. First day the car arrived... Thinking about what a mistake I had made hahaha. At this stage I have the following genuine gtr parts for the car: bonnet drivers guard boot and wing n1 headlights grille I am also slowly gathering new rubbers and seals etc from places like Kudos etc.
  22. Alrighty guys, So i've had a number of skylines over the last 5 years, since getting my first one in 2014. A number of R33 drift cars, a R32 drift car in japan @ ebisu circuit (for sale atm if anyone is keen :D), my original green 32 which I've built up over the last 5 years to a 500hp rb25 neo street weapon (this is also for sale...) With the rising prices of GTR's these last few years..I thought I would never be able to afford a proper GTR without selling everything I own haha. I recently came across someone with a bare non rolling R32 GTR shell which luckily had not been posted for sale online. Luckily over the years, I have amassed quite a number of GTR body parts. The plan is to pretty well fully rebuild the car with as much new items as possible (while not going crazy over the top). This will take me a long time, but I hope to keep these page updated (unlike my first build post haha).
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