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Hello. 

I bought myt skyline 4yrs ago. First I drove it thru winter (surprisingly good winter ride). At the spring stock turbo waste got stuck. Car was 3 months in the carage. I put kinuqawa bolt on turbo and cheap low mount exhaust manigold. 

It was rest of the summer this way. Then I planned to do some little changes at the winter. But as many of you know things start to get bigger. I start building rollcage and strip whole car down. 

When car was tripped it would be stubid not to do some things like stich weldin and sandblasting the body etc. 

I also wanted to do some wisual mods and strip everything extra weight out from the body. Rollcage caused some changes also. Like stock heater system is not fitting anymore. 

Rear subfame and diff bushes changed to aluminium. Rear and front subframes and stock controll arms got some extra strenght also. 

Bash bars in front and back wore made from scratch. 

Now car is going back to gether slowly and I hope to get it done before 2030 🤣 

Here is some picks of it. More you can see from my ig @nuut3roIMG_20180714_180150414_HDR.thumb.jpg.3bb5800bdded33dd61f3ff6f6c1e2b3d.jpg

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Been workin mold for the lighter fiberglass dash also. Mold is done now. I'll do two dashes one for my self and one for other skyline guy in finland. 20190912_143114.thumb.jpg.4f12045b3b4968063d388790f1346497.jpg20190912_155820.thumb.jpg.7a3aa201a995bbfb0c6b7119babb8d63.jpg20190913_104402.thumb.jpg.ba65db4d0dc8df168deef66d40ba1a8c.jpg20190913_120818.thumb.jpg.e359a664ed249e0f8de15ad0daf6af65.jpg20190916_170848.thumb.jpg.e663a5c55bd8ecc6ee2343370913b901.jpg20190918_155145.thumb.jpg.b46481963f2353f941d05272ef4adb0c.jpg20191005_130622.thumb.jpg.2bb6192e9f69456cf0b7518340196b7e.jpg20191123_101412.thumb.jpg.eff886ad6c8f1ea86e0b042602b75538.jpg

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Great effort so far.  Much respect when the work is self-done.  Love the flares and rear spoiler.  

Cage design looks very similar to mine

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Yeah. My point is doing as much as possible by my self and learn in process.

Today was great day in the garage. I laminated first dashboard and took molds for the head light mod. Doing light weight glassfiber covers and bolt projector lights in. On the left side I'll also cut hole for the intake. 20191207_163012.thumb.jpg.e713699c4d638648404785e73ce9dacd.jpg20191207_163025.thumb.jpg.1fc8fa225697f742f7f6501ad86a82c7.jpg

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I buoght projector head lights from other skyline guy instead of makin them by myself. He was selling some parts from his car and those was right price. 

Original light weight is 2,5kg an those new with projector is only 0,7kg 😳 That is massiwe weight saving.20191215_133757.thumb.jpg.df16b3a844179d58c22d7cada75e8ee4.jpg20191215_133805.thumb.jpg.6b8425ca0c21114310d8b14eade5259e.jpg20191215_133813.thumb.jpg.42e72df8ed0551dcde9c02fcd82143c9.jpg20191215_133829.thumb.jpg.67a8c270dbf438e3fa397ad8aa4a03a8.jpg

Here is one pic from Mika who made those. 20191215_140359.thumb.jpg.958e0c292967ad05781b3c80bd9bba0e.jpg

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First dash removed from the mold. It looks rough. But some sanding and it is fine. This first one is going for sale for my friend who wants that cind of dash. Next time I use more mold war. Took nearly an hour to get it out...20191217_142133.thumb.jpg.2fd7b638f0421fd80c8c4633b46764c0.jpg20191217_142142.thumb.jpg.aabe841156e6c34670f416cba2915eb1.jpg

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Please do not tell anyone but I destroyed my oem front lights while taking those molds what I don't ewen need 🙈🙈🙈 Too little mold wax and no protection for that plastic lenss...

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I wanted to see what original dasboard weights. So I put that my spare dash on the scale and it told it's 7,5kg without glovebox and removable panels. That new glassfiber one was 3,5kg without trimming.

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Small thins done again. 

Trimmed fron fenders hor easier air flow. And laminated outside of front overfenders. 20191228_125440.thumb.jpg.7ce4a8be45cbe62d7469fe295a2c13e7.jpg20200104_125621.thumb.jpg.862a0aaa2e62ea920d22180b9a0503ef.jpgIMG_20200104_154254_103.thumb.jpg.ece7b756e55e5f4e8b76131531a5ba79.jpg

Last time I fitted front bashbar and fron lights on. Bashbar will need some mods to it. Jus to make it lighter and ic mounts stronger. Also fitted water hose from roof vent. No pick of that.

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And today started to fit ducktail better. I will do some glassfiber parts to edges and fit ducktail permanently to that glassfiber boot. First I make those fitting parts and then laminate them in to wing and then cut boot under it. Anfter that parts will be laminated together. 20200104_152633.thumb.jpg.aeebf89025c92bcc697158b7d79e3156.jpg

Also find perfect place for that 2liter breather tank. Behind of right side headlamp is some extra space so it'll go there. Just need to trim some body a bit.20200104_125642.thumb.jpg.f4cb656f8048c9852acf6a73b31c5a9e.jpg20200104_125650.thumb.jpg.0d2aa528445e61ea390453a475a7d73f.jpg

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Also did instagram profile wat is only for this project and other motorsport stuff. Go to follow @tsnmotorsport

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Front headlights looks sharp, having problems finding type2 gtst headlights, more pics needed, did you make fake headlight bezels? 

Tnks!

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6 hours ago, maddy400r33 said:

Front headlights looks sharp, having problems finding type2 gtst headlights, more pics needed, did you make fake headlight bezels? 

Tnks!

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Front over fenders are now in the shape. Only some (lot of) smoothing needs to be done. 20200109_142134.thumb.jpg.85cf652772de674157d05fd1cb1d168f.jpg20200115_114900.thumb.jpg.5b51637bee9e7d7831dd33925f122139.jpg

I made my own versio of the dashboard. It is lighter than that what I first did. It is 3,5kg strait out of the mold. 

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Did bracket for the washer bottle and bolted it on it's place. 20200115_134202.thumb.jpg.cb7ae7bd25f35e6caaae4b357b33d6b6.jpg20200115_134156.thumb.jpg.c5e3df64bf53226e5d1f362e93755f5a.jpg

I started to do fiberglass door cards. It would be easier to do with aluminium, but my door bars are so out and they are going a little bit in the door. So door cards need to follow that small gap between the door and roll cage. 

Tere is now only two layers of 350g fiber. I need atleast 1mm thickness for the cards. That means more fiber is must. I only had time to laminate those two layers. Today I had no time to work with sky at all. Inspection of my daily is pushing on and I need to veld exhoust flex and y-pipe to get it ready for that.(last pick)20200124_115632.thumb.jpg.cf246f7353f4a5df5409404096ecf247.jpg20200125_142759.thumb.jpg.0a681ca6d6bae7083676e4f04fefd168.jpg20200126_221609.thumb.jpg.aaf2882b46a11558d6513eabe5b91e5e.jpg

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Something done here again. 

Dash is now fitted and weight is around 2kg now. Still needs to be sand smooth and cover with mole furr 🤣 down at centre consol I cut little part from old carbon sheet for switch panel. Behind that on top of centre tunnel I mounted pdm box.20200202_133140.thumb.jpg.1008a11c432586dbe6e4ca7a60354dc0.jpg20200202_133122.thumb.jpg.9a55a632e2b86b2dd79080c12ff7ea31.jpg20200206_151131.thumb.jpg.728058f4729c1c9f68e3f9502d5cb290.jpg20200206_170337.thumb.jpg.5499ba032de37c4257312b4be6331098.jpg20200206_155630.thumb.jpg.b789533a47d8f75a27a062c2b99e5d3b.jpg

 

Hor button is fitted under quick release so I don't need to use wire between steering colum and wheel.20200304_112703.thumb.jpg.bd87b43d5f97046c45b98409abbb50dd.jpg

 

My friend made @tsnmotorsport stickers for me.20200304_130134.thumb.jpg.6c6d27b5dbcd05500700790e68a9f1c6.jpg20200304_125451.thumb.jpg.47ebca4a1ac3ac38438a4f37eee5d2d8.jpg20200304_130144.thumb.jpg.089ebe355907b4d4c317de0d4d36760f.jpg

Bought some extensions for light and wiper switches20200202_114732.thumb.jpg.9905e65bf8ed0132c4773df3ce2957c0.jpg

And took few outdoor shots before I got it inside the garage for latest build session.

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Next time I will continue with door cards and start wiring the car between fiberglass jobs. Also try to get some sponsorships to make my financial sitsuation better. I need to get some money for engine, turbo and ecu. 😅 

But before that some holiday with family in lapland (northen finland). Doing some downhill sking and snowmobiling etc winter activities.

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Well. 

That holiday didn't went as planned. 

First full day downhill skiing and 4 runs before shit happened...

Downhill skiing and unexpectad jump happened 🙈 it was cloudy and I didn't see that jump (not jumping ramp. Sudenly lost ground under my skiis). And it was crash landing. Fell down and knee twisted because skiis didn't fell off my legs as they should be 🤬

Now I'm trying to get my knee better before surgery. And after that few months off the work and mayde off the garage too.

I think that off garage season will be long 4-6 months maybe 😣

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I don't know surgery day yet, but I ca walk with out knee support and stiks. So I'm goin to garage tomorrow. Will do parts for oilpan expansion and try to get engine ready for machining. 

Wondering here if anyone has experience of spline drive oil pump gears? Or external oil pump mod? Meaning wet sump with external oil pump. 🤔 Any good and bad things about that ross performance wet sump cit vs spline drive oil pump gears? 

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Ok. I didn't do a shit for oil pan becouse sheet metall I have is too thin for that. Rememberd wrong and nearest store is 30km away so. 

But I got engine ready for machining shop. I add here few pictures. Took 25 picks to make rebuild easier (not going to add all here).

Bolt holes drilled and blug removed. Head oil drain fits here.20200405_140126.thumb.jpg.3b0515a3dead7f904fa8a9d85873a72b.jpg

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So are you back on two feet?

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