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Torana Lx Gtr Hatch, Lots Of Pictures

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Yes before you all start i know there was no LX GTR but what if i made one but the GTR part was from a different car maker.

Now you're thinking what's this idiot on about, before you read on if you don't like to see torana's modified beyond the norm or skyline being cut

up, look away now.

So the idea is to take a LX hatch and a nissan R32 gtr skyline and mix them together. From the outside it will look like a LX hatch with flares

but underneath it will be the R32 AWD with a rb26/30. I've already run the idea past an engineer who has given the go ahead.

To start with i'm setting the running gear up in an old rusty shell before i start cutting up the hatch.

The R32 GTR shell i'm using for parts.


Jig to relocate the rear suspension.


Setting up the rear end.

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Started fitting the gear box and trans tunnel, this is the bit that worries me because of the amount of floor that needs to be cut out.

You can see how much needs to be cut out.


Fitting the gtr floor, it follows the torana floor fairly closely.




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Shortened the steering column and made up a shaft between the torana steering knuckle and the skyline one.


Harvesting more parts. Looking at trying gtr R33 rear subframe instead of the R32.


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Rear floor patched to allow the 50x50 angle for the rear subframe mount to sit against the floor and put the subfame in.


Looks like i will be able to mount the coilovers on the original shocker mounts without cutting in the wheel arch.



Rear mounts welded and the rear coilovers sorted, using R32 BC racing coilovers with R33 lower mounts.



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I will be parting out the gts-4 when I have finished harvesting parts.

Making the fuel tank. Using a holley blue for the llift pump to the 4 litre surge tank then to a bosch 044 pump.








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Pulled the motor and gearbox out of the skyline and took the head off and sat it on the rb30 in the test mule.

Left the twin turbos on but will be running a single.



Will be using a modified torana brake booster with commodore master cylinder.


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Making up the exhaust manifold, used the bracket i made to work out where i was mounting the turbo to make up a jig.


Started making the colector by cutting up 4 peices of 1.5" sch 40 pipe and welding 2 together.


After they were welded together i cut the peak off and cut out the side so they merge to one point.


After that they are welded together and while still hot i hammered the sides flat to make more of a rectangular opening.


From there i started planning how i was running the pipes.



Manifold tacked up.


Braking out the runners to weld up each one.


Manifold welded up but going to change the angle of the turbo flange and need to work out where i'm pitting the wastegate.





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