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1siksc
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PostSubject: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyMon Mar 25, 2013 10:44 pm

Hello here is the build up of my daily driver it's a 95 240sx picked it up for $2100 in pretty rough shape, lots of potential.

Driving it home first gas station shot.
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Made it home from Chicago
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Wingless-ish
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Rebuilding the Front Suspension
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Has bad 1/4 panel and rocker rust, kinda a cover up.
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Fixing the terrible strut tower rust problem

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Using a 4ft Pry bar and a 10ft Pole to hold down strut tower as i weld.
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Tacked in 2 patches then ran out of welding wire!i! ugh
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Waiting until next weekend so I can finish welding patches.
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Back to work! Few random pics with parts on, alot better then looking at rust.
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Patches welded on then undercoated so you can't tell.
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r33 gts-t front end, kinda was talked into getting it.
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Where it sat till the weekend.
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12 hours in a few pictures... START
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Stripped Front end
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Test fitting fenders getting an idea together of how to do this.
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Figured I should like up the skyline hood with the stock fenders so it follows the body line.
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Drilled holes for Hood
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Hood Installed
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Fenders Installed
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Getting the front end on, drilled factory spot welds out from radiator support.
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Skyline Radiator support, cut lines marked
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Skyline Radiator support cut and spot welds drilled out
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Messing with the Radiator Support fitment
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Got it! Installed and Wired... FINISH 12 hours lol
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In front of the shop I work at that my awesome boss lets me work on my cars on the weekend.
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Back Home
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Taillights...
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Spoiler
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Another Weekend! Working on the Passenger Fender
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Deleted both 240 body line and skyline body line
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Next weekend..(2 Days ago) Driver's Side fender, starting.
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Had to go and never got to finish the driver's side. So far it's welded in and fiberglass body filler was applied.

Thanks for checking the thread out. I have a lot of fun messing with cars figuring stuff out.


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1siksc
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyMon Mar 25, 2013 11:09 pm

Some upcoming stuff, I ordered the Nismo Side Skirts and Rear Lip hoping to match the Nismo Front Lip that came with the r33 front end. Also waiting until Mid-May for when the Origin Type-2 50mm Rear Fenders are available to snag a set of those. Along with Digital Snow Camo wrapping the whole car.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 7:38 am

Why did you halfass the rust repair?
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 am

For the rockers and 1/4 panels? Those are just quick cover ups for for the rust I really haven't started going at it yet. There is a local fabrication company that I will be talking to about getting rocker panels made. Last time I went there they said they are booked for awhile. As for the 1/4 panels I have planned to cut the rust out when fitting the origin wide fenders.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 10:34 am

Cool, glad to hear you're going to fix it right. Your progress looks good otherwise!

Edit; I was also referencing those rotted shock towers
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks, I was surprised how there aren't any companies making patch panels and strut caps for the car.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 11:39 am

Actually pretty well done!

Considering what I'm seeing here, I wouldn't doubt its going to turn out nice in the end.

1 question though that is bugging the shit out of me...

Why start the S14 when you have a baller 2J SC sitting there?! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 11:56 am

1siksc wrote:
Thanks, I was surprised how there aren't any companies making patch panels and strut caps for the car.

Yeah that is pretty interesting isn't it. There are a lot of cars like yours that people just drive until they are scrap, and worthless. I suspect the cars aren't rare enough yet for folks to be willing to do serious restoration work vs. buying a new roller.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 12:08 pm

Thanks! Haha I guess I can't keep a car stock and the sc is my baby and I don't think I could ever drive it in bad weather.

Riggle wrote:
Actually pretty well done!

Considering what I'm seeing here, I wouldn't doubt its going to turn out nice in the end.

1 question though that is bugging the shit out of me...

Why start the S14 when you have a baller 2J SC sitting there?! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 12:11 pm

Yeah I guess that makes sense they are such nice cars too though.

240sxguy wrote:
1siksc wrote:
Thanks, I was surprised how there aren't any companies making patch panels and strut caps for the car.

Yeah that is pretty interesting isn't it. There are a lot of cars like yours that people just drive until they are scrap, and worthless. I suspect the cars aren't rare enough yet for folks to be willing to do serious restoration work vs. buying a new roller.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 12:15 pm

When you're done with it, that r33 conversion is gonna look killer. I'm really waiting to see the tail lights molded in...

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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Thanks Jim! I started getting ideas together for the tail lights, I think I'm gonna whip out a handfull of cardboard and start cutting it up pre planning, and maybe thinking of getting a s13 trunk lid and use that as a curve.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 2:03 pm

Make sure you perfect it so when you do mine, it's flawless! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 2:11 pm

Looking good chris, Way to much ambition lol... If you need a S13 coupe trunk lmk i got a spare i'd let go to you real cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 3:05 pm

I have a spare S14 trunklid if you need it.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 3:57 pm

I like where this is going.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 6:57 pm

600SX wrote:
Make sure you perfect it so when you do mine, it's flawless! Laughing

haha sure thing!

Flicktitty wrote:
Looking good chris, Way to much ambition lol... If you need a S13 coupe trunk lmk i got a spare i'd let go to you real cheap.

Thanks Nick, I think I might need to hit you up about that.

240sxguy wrote:
I have a spare S14 trunklid if you need it.

That would be very appreciated in case if I screw up mine lol
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 8:55 pm

This car looks great! Wish I had the time and ambition to learn and do this type of fab/work.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyTue Mar 26, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks guys! quick drafting progress.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyWed Mar 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Wow nice! I look forward to seeing this build.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyWed Mar 27, 2013 8:37 pm

I would of ran away after seeing the rust on the wheel-well. Thumbs up to you!!
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptyThu Mar 28, 2013 1:55 pm

looks good. I like the way this is going.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptySat Mar 30, 2013 12:40 am

Man has some talent!!
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptySat Mar 30, 2013 10:24 pm

Thanks guys! Painted the fender yesterday and today vinyl wrapped the fender.
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Another thing since I started vinyl wrapping i wanted to make sure there wasn't anything i would of wanted to paint black and did this very quick photoshop.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore EmptySat Mar 30, 2013 10:26 pm

I kind of like the fog light housings black. As for the hood, I'm not sure... I've toyed with the idea on mine, but I'm not sure I wouldn't get tired of it.

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