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turbo76lx

Torana Lx Gtr Hatch, Lots Of Pictures

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turbo76lx    120
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  • Got a bit more done, pulled the motor and gearbox out of the rusty yellow shell to start fitting the sub frame adaptor plates into the hatch.

    Pauls, I want to get full rego to show what can be done under NCOP, the club rego is the last resort but even with the vic club rego the inspection is

    still done by a VASS engineer. It's surprising how many skyline owners have a soft spot for toranas and on the gmh-torana site a lot of torana owners

    have a soft spot for skylines. I suppose physically they are both about the same sized car and both are Bathursh winners.

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    Marko R1    65

    I always said the ultimate ATCC winners is the Brock/Richards A9X and Skaife/Richards GTR

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    Impul_GT-R    1

    A lot of people were heralding NCOP as the end of the modification world. I truly hope to see this project of yours go through with engineering approval to get full rego to show that if the quality of work and engineering practice is good, you can still have your toys. Your attention to detail and quality of work has my respect.

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    gleeson    5

    Nice work! i've been lucky enough to have a father who was a spray painter,over the years i have watched him do up 13 toranas of his own and im just as excited to see yours finished as i was his.Keep up the good work mate. :thumbsup:

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    turbo76lx    120
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  • Got some more done, tacked in the rails and fitted crush tubes for the subfame adapter plates.

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    Made 4 bosses to fit into the original torana subframe mounting holes. These are welded into the top and bottom of the rail to help tie it together and allow for another mounting point.

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    Started fitting the suspension towers.

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    GH05T    1,555

    always good to see originality.

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    turbo76lx    120
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  • Welded most of the towers in. Also fitted up the front and rear suspension and sat the flairs on to see how it looks,

    I think I need to find some wider front flairs.

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    r32-25t    2,695

    This is the coolest thing I've ever seen.

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    turbo76lx    120
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  • Bit more done, welded in the extra bracing on the adapter plates and started stripping the skyline.

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    turbo76lx    120
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  • Cut the tunnel out of the skyline, it made me a little sale to destroy such a nice car.

    Also talked to the engineer about track width and tyre and rims sizes, found out rim size is now determined by taking the

    widest tyre offered and increasing it but 30% then use the tyre fitment guide and see what rims suit that tyre.

    Since i'm using the skyline suspension and sub frame I can use the skyline track width and tyre/wheel combination.

    So R32 gtr had a 225/50r16 I can run up to a 285 on the front and the R33 had a 245/45r17 which works out to being up to a 315.

    But I can only change the track width by 25mm.

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    Sat the skyline tunnel in the hatch.

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    Extreme ATTESA pump removal.

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    paulR32gtr    55

    Crazy stuff!

    So R32 gtr had a 225/50r16 I can run up to a 285 on the front and the R33 had a 245/45r17 which works out to being up to a 315.

    R32 vspec-ii were sold with a 245/45/17 so same as the 33

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    Marko R1    65

    Ive been on sau for about 10yrs and ive never seen anything as unique or exciting as this build...thanks for sharing - u are using the 2 most appealing cars in my mind to create a work of art :)

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