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PostSubject: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   Mon 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.


Made it home from Chicago



Wingless-ish



Rebuilding the Front Suspension



Has bad 1/4 panel and rocker rust, kinda a cover up.




Fixing the terrible strut tower rust problem




Using a 4ft Pry bar and a 10ft Pole to hold down strut tower as i weld.



Tacked in 2 patches then ran out of welding wire!i! ugh


Waiting until next weekend so I can finish welding patches.



Back to work! Few random pics with parts on, alot better then looking at rust.




Patches welded on then undercoated so you can't tell.



r33 gts-t front end, kinda was talked into getting it.


Where it sat till the weekend.




12 hours in a few pictures... START


Stripped Front end


Test fitting fenders getting an idea together of how to do this.


Figured I should like up the skyline hood with the stock fenders so it follows the body line.


Drilled holes for Hood


Hood Installed


Fenders Installed


Getting the front end on, drilled factory spot welds out from radiator support.


Skyline Radiator support, cut lines marked


Skyline Radiator support cut and spot welds drilled out


Messing with the Radiator Support fitment


Got it! Installed and Wired... FINISH 12 hours lol



In front of the shop I work at that my awesome boss lets me work on my cars on the weekend.



Back Home


Taillights...


Spoiler


Another Weekend! Working on the Passenger Fender





Deleted both 240 body line and skyline body line



Next weekend..(2 Days ago) Driver's Side fender, starting.



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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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   Mon 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:56 am

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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   Tue 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.

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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   Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:11 pm

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

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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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue 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   Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:57 pm

I like where this is going.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   Tue 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!

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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.

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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   Tue 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   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks guys! quick drafting progress.
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PostSubject: Re: s14 r33 Daily Driver Build/Restore   Wed 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   Wed 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   Thu 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   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:40 am

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

Thanks guys! Painted the fender yesterday and today vinyl wrapped the fender.




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   Sat 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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