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Callum14

R33 GTST Sedan - Hospital Runner

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Car looks awesome

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So it’s been a while, but let’s be real no one really cares. 

 

I have:

- acquired TEs

- painted TEs

 

got some camber arms and had guards rolled too. 

 

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Not a fan of R33s but yours is looking pretty good now. Wheels and wheel fitment make the car!

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loving the build so far! very tidy looking 4 door man...keep up the good work :1311_thumbsup_tone2:

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Thanks my dudes. 

Going to get the paint finally sorted in a few weeks, unfortunately I was struck with the old "Low hanging exhaust", so I need to get myself a Tig to remake it, not the worst thing in the world. 

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On 6/30/2018 at 7:04 PM, Callum14 said:

let’s be real no one really cares. 

Come on, no need to be like that. People are subscribed to this thread (myself included) which says the exact opposite! 

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Listen to somebody who has spent more money on cars than you could ever dream of. The car you have will be everything you want it to be if you just stick to it. They are a great chassis and the suspension is ahead of most cars from early 2000 so the only difference between your car and and a truly fast, safe car is the components that make them that way. Get good suspension, tyres, brakes but most of all read everything on these forums and do it right. Oh, and power of course but only if the engine is up to it. About 270 to 300rwkw is where most people would be happy. If you are young, then now is the time to try an engine rebuild or paint the car yourself or change suspension etc. Youtube is your friend.

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Yeh I’ll eventually chase some power, but got other debts/stuff to pay for. 

Hard enough convincing the misso to let me paint it haha, but she’s cool with it all. 

And thanks Prank, everyone has a story to tell I guess!

Anyway small update, paint in 2 weeks, in anticipation I found some coupe pods (would have liked Sedan pods but these were $40) hard to see in photo but it makes it look so much better  

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Also installed my clutch pedal, have a manual brake pedal to go in (or if I cbf just cut this one down) 

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Wont even look for a gearbox until Paint is done. But will start collecting bits and pieces. 

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I remember years ago we converted a XYGT Falcon from auto to manual and after driving a manual in my own car I didn't test how the pedals feel. So we finished the job, original brake pedal from the auto still in place. Trouble is, I hadn't gotten used to the pedal placement as the clutch was in the same place as my car. We were heading out to Penrith, long before the roads had stop lights at the intersection of The great western Highway and Mamre Road, and as I came to the stop sign I put my foot on the accelerator instead of the brake because the brake pedal was so far to the left. 

We flew across the Great Western Highway at close to 100kph and hit absolutely nothing on a Saturday afternoon with traffic everywhere. Change the brake pedal.

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Just now, skylinecouple said:

We flew across the Great Western Highway at close to 100kph and hit absolutely nothing on a Saturday afternoon with traffic everywhere. Change the brake pedal.

Jesus, yeah I just cut it down when I converted my Sylvia and it was fine, but I have a manual one to go in so might as well do it. 

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A friend bought a Daihatsu something or other which came from the factory as an auto. Brake pedal had the same problem. To the left. He had just been down the shop to get oil in his normal car as he was doing an oil change on the Daihatsu. Got in the little bastard after topping up the oil, put it in reverse and smashed the accelerator to the floor thinking it was the brake.

Trouble is, he had the drivers door open at the time and it hooked onto the fence beside the driveway. Broke the fence, bent the door hinges, crushed the door itself and rammed the car behind him, his car. 

You may get used to the pedal but it's not funny when somebody else drives it. Well, in the Daihatsu it was, but not any other time.

Just thought I'd ask, have you decided on a colour if you paint it ? Black is good but damn, hard to keep clean or shiny. What was the original colour ?

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2 hours ago, skylinecouple said:

Just thought I'd ask, have you decided on a colour if you paint it ? Black is good but damn, hard to keep clean or shiny. What was the original colour ?

I've been set on just staying black and going KH3 Black, but I've seen a few in KN6 grey/black, and it makes it pop a little more. 

I hate swirl marks, but too much more effort going from dark to light. 

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On 8/9/2018 at 8:30 PM, CEF33Y said:

Man I really need skirts and pods for my 4 door, yours looks awesome!

I honestly thought coupe pods would look terrible, but you hardly see it when it's black. 

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Paint is all done!

Few bits to clean up/rattles to fix (stupid glass), but it's getting there. 

 

More pix to come. 

 

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Looks great. Couple of good polishes and it will look like Darth's helmet. Don't go too dark on window tinting. Makes it cop bait. Black paint, black tint, black tyres. It's all a bit much. 

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On 9/29/2018 at 6:57 PM, skylinecouple said:

Looks great. Couple of good polishes and it will look like Darth's helmet. Don't go too dark on window tinting. Makes it cop bait. Black paint, black tint, black tyres. It's all a bit much. 

I hate dark tint. I drive a low car, the last thing I want is to give them a reason to pull me over haha. 

It looks low but it's not really (apart from the exhaust)

Need to get:
- New Exhaust
- Manual conversion. 

 

Also trying to take some nice pics to upload. 

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I’m pretty shit at photos but here we go:

 

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Need to do the following before being the front down some more:

- Fix Kakimoto exhaust

- Relocate drivers side loom... or put a plate over it. 

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