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#1 hoodedreeper

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

Time was drawing in closer for when i break my Supercharged MX5 ready to fund an R34 GTT. I wouldnt be a true car enthusiast if i wasn't already looking for cars on the interweb. My fingers were starting to hurt after refreshing various selling and auction sites here and Japan too often.

One car I kept being drawn back to was a white Series 2. It ticked all the boxes for what i was looking for, except it was the facelift front bumper that was preventing me from looking deeper into the details. So i messaged the seller and asked for a few more details and photos, very quick responses and the amount of photos asked on request was overwhelming.

 

Was it worth the 7hr round trip to go look at it, to potentially not like it? If it was as clean as it was in the photos, something major must have had been up with it if i was to walk away. Luckily this wasn't the case, infact the car was even better in person. After a test drive and a good poke around i really couldnt fault the car except for a knock on the driver side rear. So with an offer made he accepted and I drove away extremely happy! The 170ish mile drive home was faultless and i look forward to digging in and putting my own stamp on it.

It would have been rude to not get some photos, especially with the MX5

 

 

Nissan Skyline R34 GTT Series 2

RB25DET NEO 6
Manual Transmission

Imported in 2016 by IBE Cars in Huddersfield
Resprayed in original Pearl White in 2017

 

Its stock except for a custom turbo back exhaust, HKS mushroom filter and aftermarket stereo

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:01 AM

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:03 AM

04/07/18

 

Got the car back from H & S performance in Norwich who have done an amazing job on the Skyline 

 

Oil Change
Spark Plugs
Fuel Filter
Japspeed Radiator
Thermostat
Drive Belts
Cambelt & Tensioners
Waterpump
Coolant change
Gearbox Oil change
Diff Oil change
Brake Fluid change

Meister R Zeta CRD Coilovers
Shorter front drop links
Wheel arches and suspension turrets undersealed

A-Tech 17" wheels back from powder coaters (done by SW Wheels) tyres swapped over and fitted along with new wheel nuts

Full alignment

 

Car drives completely different now and looks awesome!

 

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Got some things coming from Japan aswell as another road trip planned for this weekend. Will keep you updated when i receive them


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:04 AM

18/07/18

 

Why buy aftermarket clear side repeaters when you can just remove the orange lense yourself for free!

 

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With the purchase of the Blitz FMIC it was time to find an Altia bumper,this seemed abit more tricky than i first though. Luckily i found one only a couple of hours away, and it was en route on my holiday to Cornwall last week!

 

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While down in Cornwall we took a trip over to Devon and visited the guys and girls at Torque GT. They had the HKS SSQV Blow off Valve on offer, so would have been rude not to grab one while i was there. I also purchased a speedo converter too, which i'll get booked in with my local garage to get it fitted soon.

 

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With the car now serviced and the cambelt changed, i wanted to record the date like they do over in Japan. So i contacted Rajikaru who supply period correct japanese stickers, and they kindly replicated the sticker for me and have now added it to their store! I also purchased some other stickers to go with it.

 

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We also got both cars out for a drive Sunday evening

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

It was busy day today for me and the fiance as we cracked on with doing little jobs on the car. Its those simply, low cost mods that make a little difference overall.

The engine cover got prepped and painted in silver. I was originally going to do it red, but thought it might have been too much, so kept with silver to keep it more factory looking. The text was painted red and i started to draw a black border with a sharpie but it decided to dry up, so that needs finishing at some point

 

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The stock strut brace got a lick of paint too

 

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I also gave the larger areas of the engine bay a quick de-grease along with the fitting of some red dress up bolts

 

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We also gave the calipers a lick of paint, you may have noticed a colour scheme going on...

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:07 AM

28/08/18

 

My second package from Japan had arrived, my replacement OEM steering wheel. This is fantastic condition compared to the one fitted to the car. The only problem was (and i didnt notice until i took the photos) was its actually from an Auto car, i didn't originally see the buttons in the advert on Yahoo Auctions,oops!

 

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After (before fitting)

 

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Replaced the dash cluster bulbs to LED, photos don't do them justice. Just need to get a front interior light bulb to complete the interior

 

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It was my birthday last Wednesday, my fiance very kindly purchased some LED tail lights and also purchased a personalised number plate along with my parents (i knew about the plates as i found it lol)

 

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Last Sunday i organised a photoshoot with some friends who have japanese cars, here are some of the solo photos i got of the GTT

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:55 AM

THAT is a mighty fine looking car...great respect!


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:49 AM

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:19 PM

Looks the business, Will definitely keep an eye on this, the purple monster helped convince me I needed an mx5, so I'm sure this will convince me I need an R34 😂

Edit- scratch that, just seen it is pearl white in the post 😂 stunning colour.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:16 AM

Was a beaut to begin with - now it's even better! Lovely stuff.

 

What was your usual process for the looking/buying an import? I've stumbled across a few dealers who'll do it but you mention English and Japanese auction sites too?

 

Any links would be sweet - I kinda want a subaru as a more practical daily driver but haven't found one that tickles me right just yet - maybe it's an import I need!


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:41 AM

Your best option is to talk to an importer, i can't recommend Torque GT enough. They do all the leg work and will only import the best examples. Tell them I sent you and they'll look after you :)


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

Not much has been happening and i didn't want to just post single photos.

 

Finally got the Altia bumper painted and fitted, along with some clear indicator units and chrome bulbs. Its transformed the front end and looks alot better! I'm glad i decided to colour code the centre bar and not left it black.

 

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The factory ceramic turbo doesn't like a bar of boost, most say around 11-12psi max is safe. After some research i decided to go for a Greddy Profec OLED boost controller to up the current boost a tad. Also hoping it'll come into boost smoother as its a little bit 'choppy'.

 

I didn't like the mount that's supplied so decided to make something. I started off with making a blank for the ash tray 

 

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I wanted a flush look and have it removable if there was ever a problem or i didn't like it. We recently had some new magnetic phone holders come in at work so I decided to use one for the mount. I cut the ball & socket mounting off and was left with just the magnetic pad.

 

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And stuck the other half of the magnet on the back of the controller

 

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With the hole drilled for the wiring it was ready to be 'test fitted'. I originally fitted a wiring grommet but I didn't take into consideration that it protruded above the surface, so scrapped that idea

 

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To make it secure onto the trim i used two small screws in the top corners. Double sided tape would have made it look cleaner, but I didn't want it coming off while i'm driving.

 

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With it refitted it doesn't look too out of place in the cabin, quite pleased with the result! I've also fitted and wired up the AEM gauges from the MX5. I just need to fit the oil sandwich plate and sensor along with getting a boss welded into the exhaust for the AFR gauge.

 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:19 AM

Mighty fine looking car I'l give you that!


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

I like what you’ve done. Subtle changes that make such a difference in the aesthetics of the car.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 03:08 PM

In August I ordered a new set of wheels, I wanted a set of these for the MX5 but they don't make them wide enough in a 15. So i'm very happy to be able to have a set on the Skyline

 

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Choosing a wheel design was difficult enough, let alone deciding which fitment to get. I decided on 18x8.5 ET30 and 18x9.5 ET30, playing it safe due to the arches are original and mint, would be a shame to ruin them because of the offset being lower.

 

I believe Nismo recommend this fitment for the GTT, so that was some reassurance :)

 

Colour choice was also another challenge, the current bronze wheels look awesome against the pearl white and I had my head set on that. But then i saw the GT Silver was an option and well....you can see from the photos that i made the right decision (or did i?)

 

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This is one of the rear wheels to help show the concave, the fronts are alot more straight spoked due to the width

 

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I wont be getting tyres for a couple of months, show seaon is over here in the UK and the car won't be driven much when the salt starts to be spread in the coming months.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

With the bodywork being in mint condition (except the difference in colour on some panels due to the pearl) my attention would be under the bonnet. I can't afford a full forge build,top mount turbo etc so went for a cheaper route. I've been collecting parts for a couple of months and now I'm at a stage where i can post about it.

 

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Stock Turbo Stage 3 Hybrid (spec below) (Rebuilt by Universal Turbos)

Genuine Gasket Set

Apexi Power FC

Z32 MAF

R35 GTR 570cc Injectors

Walbro 255 Fuel Pump

Blitz FMIC

NGK BKR7E Plugs

Splitfire Coilpacks

Competition Clutch Stage 2 (supplied by Conceptua Tuning)

Lightened Flywheel

Braided Clutch line

 

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Re-Profiled Compressor Cover
T38 Compressor Wheel
360 Degree Thrust Bearing
T3 Billet Backplate Modified
T3 Bearing Housing Modified
Hi-Temp Turbine End Piston Ring Seal
T38 Turbine Wheel
Re-Profiled Turbine Housing
Ported Wastegate and Larger Poppet Valve
1 Bar Actuator
Up-Rated Actuator Bracket

 

My aim is 400hp,would be over the moon if it was more :)

 

I also have a Tomei turbo elbow on order through Nengun Performance


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 05:12 PM

Nothing happens for weeks and all of a sudden everything happens at once lol

 

The new tyres for the Work wheels arrived and i didn't waste any time getting them mounted and fitted to the car. The front ride height is left untouched from the 17s, the rears were raised 20mm (its still veeeery close to the arch lip)

 

I think playing it safe with the offset of 30 was a wise decision, it may not be the 'fitment' that kids nowadays wanna see, but i think its perfect :)

 

Not long after purchasing the car, i already had a vision of what i'd like the car to look lilke. My very first car/project was a red Nissan Micra K11, one of the things i loved about that was the Nismo livery. That car taught me alot of cars in general especially thinking outside the box when it came to modifying. I knew the livery would work well on the R34 so it had to be done.

 

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A big thank you to Unique Signs & Graphics in Norwich for designing it all from scratch and for fitting it. These were also the guys who designed and fitted the HKS livery on my MX5

 

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I also tried out some coloured smoke grenades, I'll be having another go at night at some point

 

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

Fantastic looking car. I’ve always had a soft spot for the R34, especially in white and this one looks great. Will watch your build thread with interest, clearly you don’t hang about when it comes to modifying!
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:20 PM

No major updates just yet, only more photos 

 

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:30 AM

This looks rad, love the livery


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