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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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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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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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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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Noice.

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Posted (edited)

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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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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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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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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eeeeeey, progress :1310_thumbsup_tone1:

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