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So my car is completely stripped down now, shell is off to paint, and engine is at the machine shop for a refresh.  Once back in my hands, the fun starts of putting her back together.  Follow along!

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Here are the advertising pics that got me interested in the purchase.

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They had sent me a walkaround of the car showing all the areas where the clearcoat was peeling and offered to repaint the car if I wanted so I had them go ahead and repaint the car A54 to be a brighter color than the AH3.

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Once the car was in my hands, I needed to get rid of those dated RPF1's.  I know they are a favorite of most of the car community but they just aren't my taste.  Went with a set of 18x9 +30 Aodhan LS007's on 245/35 BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW's.  I love the aggressive tread pattern.

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Decided to have my calipers rebuilt and powdercoated to match the car.

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Stripped down to nothing.  Can't wait to dig into putting her back together!  There is some fun stuff piled up...

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Body shop thought maybe I should get some louvers haha.  Waiting on my hood and front bumper to arrive so they can finish prepping for paint.

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Fenders and overfenders fitted up.  Now just waiting on my hood and bumper to be delivered so they can finish up.  

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Good work. Have you considered replacing the heater core while the dash is out!

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6 hours ago, KiwiRS4T said:

Good work. Have you considered replacing the heater core while the dash is out!

I actually was thinking of replacing all of the heat and ac components that I can come across to make sure its good for another 25 years! 

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Is that Active Red? 

Looks damn close and brings back memories of my first 33. 

I will never own another red car lol

 

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9 hours ago, ActionDan said:

Is that Active Red? 

Hahaha!  Paint code is A54.  I'm sure it goes by a few different names, but wanted to keep it a Nissan color.  I wasn't a fan of the AH3.  Too dark and gloomy for me.  

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Similar but no, Nissan had quite a few reds through the models. This looks good. 

Why are you pulling it down if it was already resprayed? 

I like your wheels better than the RPFs

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18 minutes ago, ActionDan said:

Similar but no, Nissan had quite a few reds through the models. This looks good. 

Why are you pulling it down if it was already resprayed? 

I like your wheels better than the RPFs

because when it was painted, they didnt do the engine bay so it didnt match.  and then some quarter panel rust was coming back so I decided to get the overfenders to get rid of it...and then went wider front fenders, hood, bumper, and spoiler...so it all just needed to get done since I was pulling the motor too.  I basically want it to be pretty much a brand new car when its back together and last another 25 years lol.

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9 minutes ago, ActionDan said:

Nice, it will look great when it's done.

Plans for the engine? 

full rebuild to just refresh everything and then bolt on some good stuff.  kinugawa bolt on turbo.  fmic.  r35 coils, r35 injectors, emu black ecu, front facing intake w/ ls drive by wire throttle body, 350z drive by wire pedal, tomei cams and adjustable gears.  all the basics.  I'm also completely removing hicas with an s13 subframe and all of gktech's adjustable arms, and added air ride.  

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Should be a tidy little rig. 

Could I possibly encourage you to go something better than Kinugawa... 

RB20 needs all the help it can get with response. A Twin Scroll GTX would do nicely without breaking the bank. 

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