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R33 Shell Rebuild

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Brief History, Bought this Shell for the price of a round of drinks! It was stripped ten, fifteen years ago of all its running gear, and I mean everything. Why? It was a breaker. 

Pic shows sitting on drink crates, mocked up using 940 turbo Volvo rims, then Rota 17 inch

Bought all body panels, in a separate deal, spec2 I believe. 



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Shell was glass blasted and primed and undercoated this week, nothing held back, there was no repairs done on the shell previously, as with blasting, it's back to bare metal. Turrets are original and very clean. Overall for a 25 Yr old car, it's pretty solid. 






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What a stunning blank canvas to start with, great score!

Look forward to seeing it all come together. 

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Definently subbing to this. As much as I love the GTR and all the builds going, it's nice to see some GTS-T love. ?

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5 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Many R33 owners getting a hard on right now

You know what you need to do mate... ? don't fight it. Do it!

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Tnks, and thanks! 

It's cheap as chips, everything I bought with it or for it was, that's the way it gonna be, but everything will be done right, no corners cut here, if budget slows me.... So be it. 

Learning a lot, and hopefully will learn a lot from you yourselves along the way. 

I'm no stranger to car restorations! Normally work on 40 Yr old yokes, so this should be a breeze....... Yeh right. 

Atleast starting with a blank shell, I know what I've got, most skylines here are rot boxes, salted roads in winter, mostly wet, and mucky. Not good when most imports where not protected, very little paint on these from new, primer at best. 

Next step is allow paint to fully harden. Then seemsealer, and stonechip underneath.  Learning how to protect front shock terrets from under and above, also boot seems that leak. 

As for a GTR, not my thing, sorry. RWD ONLY, are you joking! In the land of AE86, donuts and drifting.... 

15 hours ago, GTSBoy said:

Not to shit on the OP, but it's a shame to see time, money and resources spent on a 33.

<runs for cover>

Work so far includes, price of 5 glass blasting bags, and 3L of undercoat paint, less than 1 and 1/2 fills juice! 

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Work is slowing but progressing, garage isn't inviting! Cold, 0°C, dark, and wet, but it is progressing. Making a few repair sections, seen a complete boot floor panel on ebay locally, (UK) at £600, got the part number of the sticker, and searched online. 


Any one use them? 


Progressed and made the boot floor section, by hand, as I had a few where the glass blasting exposed, it really doesn't take any prisoners. 

I'm moving on to a section in front of the rear wheels, it's a box section shape, and would be in front of the rear subframe. It may be the rear jacking point. 

Can anyone identify it in the image?




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