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Merli

Merli's R32 Track Bitch

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So Superlap has given me renewed vigor to finish this stupid car, I thought I might start a thread about it...

Hopefully it will give me that little bit more encouragement to work on it!

In January 2008, I flew to Perth and bought a 1994 R32 GTR from a forum member. Mostly standard, with dodgy old Tanabe suspension and some beautiful BBS wheels, it provided me with a very clean (actually TOO clean, in hindsight) platform for me to work with...

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Work kicked off in earnest :)

Immaculate R32 GTR was stripped bare...

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..... and all sound deadening removed (Anyone who does this with a heat gun is a chump - this took about 2 hours ;))

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I lost the good photos where pieces of tar were coming off in chunks as big as pizzas, but you can see some big pieces in the bucket in this photo:

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2 hours later, and we have this :P

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Here's what was removed in the initial pass with dry ice!

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So it took about 2 hours of dry ice to get it there...

................ and about another 10 hours to get it to this state (and some people call me anal! PFFFFFFT!!! :) )

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Time to clean up under the dash ;)

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Lets get to work on these doors...

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UGH!!! This stuff took AGES to clean :P

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Before:

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After:

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Jesus Christ! You are anal... Hahaha Just kidding, tell you what though merli you are definately a perfectionist. Look at how clean and new that floor is!

Keep it going!

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Next, it was time for the roll cage...

Steve from Justjap gave me the intro to Peter Muir from Bond Roll Bars, who's race car time is precious these days since he has landed some lucrative industrial contracts.

I could not have envisaged a better job. I owe Peter a few cases of beer for this.

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Phew...

Okay, that's definitely enough photos for page 1...

I'll continue with the pics later :P

All the good stuff is still to come!

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Jesus Christ! You are anal... Hahaha Just kidding, tell you what though merli you are definately a perfectionist. Look at how clean and new that floor is!

Keep it going!

Gimme your brakes... You know I'll look after them ;):P

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You have been busy... Was just thinking no wonder you want my bloody brakes! Still thinking about your offer, your the first on the list to get them if i move them off. Need to find stock ones first.

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Nice to see the but has bitten you again Andrew ;)

Will be fun to chase behind this thing - its so clean :P

The response out of corners will be hard to keep up with though

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First pick looks almost the same as my GTR with the track wheels, i dont have the n1 vents though, same white though with same gold bbs lm wheels. looks sexy :P

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First pick looks almost the same as my GTR with the track wheels, i dont have the n1 vents though, same white though with same gold bbs lm wheels. looks sexy :P

haha knew it wouldn't be long before you were back into it Andrew!

Looking forward to seeing you out on the track ;)

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ahh good. about bloody time too. your deadline is the same as Stu's....the SAU track day :P

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Good stuff Andrew!!!!

Looks awesome! Your right, it was a little TOO clean to start with haha

Out of interest, the stuff you removed with the dry ice, did you weigh it?

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i think its a lil too clean and elegant to call a "bitch", damn that thing was tidy before you started... looks really nice

mate

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Great stuff! :) As you say, tidy car to start with :) And I just love LM's.... had them on my old 32 R too :(

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