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Forgeperformance

My R32 Gtr Weekend/track Car.

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So i figured that i should put up a build thread for keeping track of my r32 and hopefully insperation from other forum users to keep me going so here goes.

i have had 4 fc rx7's and a gts4 before getting the gtr. the gtr is in amazing shape well the parts that are there, the front is a bit sad though

anyway i will keep the pics and updates coming.

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cut cut fingers crossed

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off to resize images back soon

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Forgeperformance    29
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  • So as i turns out i forgot about this thread and the car is currently undergoing a full restoration.

    Ill pop up the old photos and the start another post.

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    Forgeperformance    29
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  • FB_IMG_1489839915623.jpg.efd41b1113ad21290d5d785aa18311bf.jpgOkay so now thats out of the way, i found a chip on the roof 6 months after getting it back on the road.

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    Having connections through work meant that i was able to call the painters and get his advise on what to do.

    He recommended getting the air blower near the chip and blowing, this allows you to remove and loose paint and the remaining will be solid to the roof.

    Well thats when the shit hit the fan.

    I put the blower near the chip and proceded to blow the whole sheet of paint off the roof.

    The person who had painted it prior to me didnt prep the roof correctly stopping the paint adhesion.

    so like that it say for the last year.

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    Forgeperformance    29
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  • Fast forward to this week and suddenly between customers cars i got some inspiration to work on my car.20170223_152216.thumb.jpg.1146173bfc68f0fbc89b5003bfcc3833.jpg

    Motor out and bay stripped 

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    Bay all hotwashed and ready to go off to paint20170224_121356.thumb.jpg.edb7d6bd82abdf6333403f0a591a8756.jpg

    Time to sand20170302_165215.thumb.jpg.f93972034c1000f6a40d3be92129f554.jpg20170310_210059.thumb.jpg.281d5239c09db933d8e8964d1e5fe5be.jpg

    Primer and paint with new seam sealer

    Going for a factory look but wanted it cleaner. 

    Due to the factory not clearing the bays they get very dirty and hard to clean.

    I opted to clear the bay in my case as we do with alot of the other cars we build

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    More soon.

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    GH05T    1,558

    Noice.

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    mr_rbman    87

    had no idea that's how yours started out......can't wait to see the finished product ;)

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  • So i feel when building a car it's the little things that make a difference.

    The small things that you dont even see when the car is complete.

    Some of the other cars we go the extent  of overspraying the underbody sealer on to the paint. We do this as thats how the car left the factory and the owners are that pedantic about makeing them perfect.

    Anyways the reason for that breif explination is this.

    Mixing and painting the facory primer back over the fresh paint to keep it as original as possible 20170317_171147.thumb.jpg.1c558182e921562863d066abcea959ea.jpg20170317_174759.thumb.jpg.11e142503ea778ae4a31c16fb5a0afb0.jpg20170317_175258.thumb.jpg.fc9eaaba12feec7d83e965cf59311896.jpg20170317_175241.thumb.jpg.722692bae5c5fcffc0a04b7b65aad638.jpg

    More to come

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  • On Saturday i started the tedious task of restoration of the ac lines.

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    Some before and aftet shots of the gear all up around 8 hours to do the bits shown below20170318_144004.thumb.jpg.915dd3188431345d581777d121d72592.jpg

    Swung past the paint shop tonight not a huge amount of progress however glass is out and no rust around the rear window. So that is a  big plus.20170324_180405.thumb.jpg.3d00380374d0dd2883c5b6eaa3f448a3.jpg20170324_180416.thumb.jpg.e1c1bff55c6686c968c5f74cca782a47.jpg

    Unsure if anyones interested but if you are keen i can post up some pictures of the gtrs we see at work.

    This one just had a stage 3 restore 

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    Robzilla32    230
    5 minutes ago, Forgeperformance said:

    Unsure if anyones interested but if you are keen i can post up some pictures of the gtrs we see at work.

    Yep

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    WantGTR    182

    that gloss black engine cover is beautiful!! hoping to do mine the same soon.

    what was the process to resto the ac lines? degrease and light sand/polish?

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    GH05T    1,558

    i know i have said it before man but love that gloss cover vs wrinkle pipes

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  • Another saturday consumed by my lovely vehicle.

    Spent the day at the paint shop stripping the rest of the body down. Just have the roof lining to remove and its time to prime.

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    Looking rather naked. Small section of rust to repair behing the drivers mud flap but other than that shells spotless.

    Also had a bit of a play with some new heatproof paint. Thinking this for the block and other parts to be exposed to heat. Heres a picture of the heat sheilds all done20170318_144854.thumb.jpg.6778dbfbb13cccf11d7bcce42df7feab.jpg

    On a side note my arc titanium front pipes arived from england.20170310_141842.thumb.jpg.c14801f3e2b7fef2da31ac313edb54ef.jpg20170310_141617.thumb.jpg.6bfa4a1efa53bdd3c77e620f7306bae6.jpg

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  • Nothing fancy has been happening of late

    Few parts rocked up so there in storage now. N1 washer bottle. R32 lip. New 1/4 trim windows

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    Fixed the little bit of rust behind the flap by cutting out the old piece. Sandblasting the metal and forming a new piece20170421_194538.thumb.jpg.c707097db0dd7bea685d786fdf7fffc7.jpg

    And sanding the body goes on20170421_194552.thumb.jpg.c889948ed14098784f64ca4627eb5781.jpgmio20170421_194532.thumb.jpg.b0c7257f3461108a1fb2310dd2b68e18.jpg

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  • Another Saturday slugging away at the workshop. Lower ball joints and bushes on this y34 20170422_153922.thumb.jpg.78378e83646c12918a5b6ddb62a0975d.jpg20170422_153941.thumb.jpg.72306c59f6fb2693035810d291d3aa15.jpg

    Nissan really dropped the ball with this design. 1k for new arms as ball joint is integrated into the arm.

    We got that sorted though with a replacement ball joint and milling the arm to suit20170417_155055.thumb.jpg.7764fe988f506d7b4eb8ec3bf6dfa820.jpg

    Finished that off and headed off to the paint  shop to find that the car was in the booth in primer.

    Very happy with the car appear from the small section of rust there was no other rust.20170422_122753.thumb.jpg.1ee74b1bf13c531f9e2fd9177b5fd536.jpg20170422_122737.thumb.jpg.d6b861eb501620331ca2974cee1185d0.jpg

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    GH05T    1,558

    eeeeeey, progress :1310_thumbsup_tone1:

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  • So some good news and some bad news, good news got a trust titanium cat back exhaust to match up to the front pipes, received_1902284596464174.thumb.jpeg.598ce82a64712e08c7a9caf852e98a29.jpeg

    bad news is as we were doing the final wash prior to color going onto the car this happened received_1902284783130822.thumb.jpeg.dd4dced7779b3f5d621c4424a034b90c.jpeg

    Basically what happened is the same as the roof, the white paint that nissan applied to the car lifted and resulted in the whole primered section coming off. 

    This obviously meant that all the work on the 1/4 pannels was lost and we had to start again.

    Out came the paint stripper😢 received_429356477444487.thumb.jpeg.4e4e4bbcd24eb6d2ab6c8b4e510f27ec.jpegreceived_1902453593113941.thumb.jpeg.f379b71942f698c695c2d75372e58878.jpegreceived_1902453056447328.thumb.jpeg.ee15f9454c06d0d98b2553ea144c6b1d.jpeg

    All that hard work down the drain, but on the plus side it means the whole car is now bare metal rrespray and it meant i got too see what was hiding behind  any factory paint. 

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    This is about the extent that the paint stripper would get the paint off the quarters, the roof was saved as we stipped it back before due to the same issue.

    We then move onto the mechanical removal of the paint to bring it back to bare metal and highlight any problem spots

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    After an hour or 3 and a few beers we end up with thisreceived_1902284286464205.thumb.jpeg.285d8c1b5b45697215a590bc02cd9466.jpeg

    As im running n1 side skirts i didn't have to strip any of the lower sill area as the sun helps with the prevention of delamination and we had no issues with the few test spots.

    Few more hours later and we have 

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    Ready for primer, the few tiny dents will be metal finished. Over all I'm  very happy with how nice the quarters are with only tiny spots of bog, which has now been removed wnd repaired properly.

    The spare parts pile gets bigger for my car with the purchase of a new overflow bottle and cap to match the washer bottle. received_1902284749797492.thumb.jpeg.9bc25394074b0b36b44190c9ae7dafa8.jpeg

    Small steps keep this more affordable.

    Here is an example of a respray the boys did over at the paintshop and the body of the restored engine bay on the black gtr we didreceived_1902284676464166.thumb.jpeg.bc8e93f6227e5425fb0ddad25d235400.jpeg

    And of cource my engine bay is still looking mighty fine.received_1902284373130863.thumb.jpeg.c8693cc5ac10dbb9b691bd0d40bf9ea7.jpeg

    Talk soon guys.

    P.s how do you change the thread name?

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  • Small update.

    Car is back in primer.

    No bog in the rear and happy about that

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    Also through work found the part number for the vin clips so fitted those to one of the grey gtrs we are restoring and wow what a difference.

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    I ordered enough to do 10 cars so have a fair few spares

    Car Is in paint Saturday I hope.

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    mr_rbman    87
    16 hours ago, Forgeperformance said:

    Small update.

    Car is back in primer.

    No bog in the rear and happy about that

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    Also through work found the part number for the vin clips so fitted those to one of the grey gtrs we are restoring and wow what a difference.

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    I ordered enough to do 10 cars so have a fair few spares

    Car Is in paint Saturday I hope.

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    might need some of these ;)

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