Thought I'd pop up a thread for my 33 sedan.
Had a few cefiro's in the past (build thread in cefiro section), basically street driven drift cars.
We bought this to use as a daily. It was pretty much dead stock, turbo auto, apart from a dump pipe and 3 inch cat. Daily'd it for 3 years trouble free.
Was getting a bit tired of the cefiro (maybe getting old? haha), no air con, wheels too big, too loud, etc. That and the lack of drift days in NSW, led me to sell. So sold that with the intention of getting a R34 sedan.
Drove a couple and realised they were not that much better than the 33 I already had, and in worse condition to boot.
So, enter the R33 build (its really just buying bolt on parts, why I love nissans, haha)
Plan is a nice streeter, with occasional track (grip/drift) work. Air con, and comfort being reasonably important, (showing my age!)
What I started with
First mods were fitting my nardi. Used a works bell boss kit, good bit of gear.
Drivers seat was fairly flogged out, so replaced it with a S15 seat, with the rails modded to sit lower, and pick up the 4th bolt hole.
Had S15 seats in the cefiro, and find the driving position suits me well, being a bit on the bigger side.
Still chasing a passenger seat to match.
Picked up a fujisubo cat back. I wanted this car to be quieter than the cefiro, and have a proper rear muffler (no cannon)
I had to fit a silencer (bunch of rags+ tape) to leave the house without waking the entire street up in the cef. Was dumb.
Exhaust was from a coupe I assume, so had to lengthen it 90mm, and tweak the angle of the pipe to get it to tuck a bit better.
Turned out ok, and had the look I was after
It looks angled down in the photo, but I assure it sits level
Bought some coil overs, BC racing. I had these in the cefiro, did 90k on them (on some shit roads of NSW south coast) and never had a problem. Fitted them along with some rear camber arms.
Also fitted my cusco 2 way center to the stock 4.3 diff, retaining ABS,
No pics of the install of these, but fairly straight forward.
Went with R34 gtr wheels. I wanted wheels inside the guards, and able to run a decent size tire. Currently have a 265/35/18 all round, and they basically don't scrub, when these tires are done, might drop to a 255, or 245 front
Few other cosmetic changes, rear wing delete (would love a impul wing) and probably the thing I'd wanted to do the most, fit coupe headlights.
These were not a straight fit, had to trim the rad support, and wiring had to be modified to suit the twin globe. But, love the way it changes the look.
So things still to do:
Fine tune heights/wheel alignment
Carry out manual conversion. Have all the parts needed, picked up a box that needed a second gear syncro, so will do that before it goes in.
Hopefully get the conversion done over my christmas break.
Cosmetically will get the front bar repaired/painted, and would like to pick up some factory side skirts, although they seem to be pretty rare.
Overall, so far, very happy how the car drives, lightyears ahead of my old cefiro chassis wise.
Once its manual I'll work out what the plan power wise will be, (probably a hypergear bolton turbo, +associated mods)