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Old 17th March 2017, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I've been on this forum for close to 7.5 years and have really never put together a "PROJECT" page, here goes nothing. I purchased the car back in Feb. 2008 and it was all but bone stock. Had a downpipe and exhaust and that was about all. She was MP I and have approximately 53,000K on the clocks. Body was straight and had some rust issues. From April of 08 til Nov 08, she went through some major changes. Rust repair, repaint, a bunch of modifications and she ended up at SEMA in Las Vegas. Since then, more mods (trying to keep it tasteful) and many car shows and events. Now that the suspension and drivetrain mods have been completed, it is now time for the engine, which hopefully will start mid April.
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Looks good but how did you manage to get it imported at that age without the worry of it being confiscated?
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Old 17th March 2017, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some of the more current pics from the past few years. This forum has been a great place to get information about these cars and I can not express my gratitude to all of the members on here I have asked questions to and have received great information in return. The blue was not up to what I wanted the car to look like, so I did a lot of research and finally found the European formula for LV4 and had it converted to the US formula by a rep for DuPont and now she wears a coat of Midnight Purple II which includes multiple translucent coats over the carbon hood to where you can still see the carbon weave when the sun hit the hood at the proper angle
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Looks good but how did you manage to get it imported at that age without the worry of it being confiscated?
It has been in the states since late 2001. Has all the paperwork
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It has been in the states since late 2001. Has all the paperwork
That's good, maybe it was before all the fuss started with them? Looking totally different now and at least it won't rust any more like it would over here
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Here are a few pics of some of the more difficult parts to locate as well as motor and suspension
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Here are a couple of how she looks at the current moment
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Blue / carbon is lovely! Prefer that to the MNP II, but only just. Car looks fantastic, well done!
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Suspension

GReddy Type S Coilovers
NISMO ASB
NISMO Rear 4 Link
NISMO Tension Rods
NISMO Motor Mounts
NISMO Transmission Mount
NISMO Rear Under Brace
Cusco Tension Rod Brace
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Enkei PF01 EVO 18 x 9.5 + 12
Nitto 555 G2 275/35-18
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GReddy 90mm Surge Tank
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GReddy I/C Hard Pipe Kit
GReddy Suction Kit
GReddy 10.5mm Fuel Rail
GReddy Oil Cooler w/ Oil Filter Relocator
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GReddy Upper Radiator AL Hose
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GReddy Water/Air Separator
GReddy Pulley Kit
Trust Power Extreme Ti/R exhaust
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Kenwood KDC-BT858 Head Unit
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Nice, love the carbon on the strut tops, was it easy to do?
What rear diffuser is that?
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Nice, love the carbon on the strut tops, was it easy to do?
What rear diffuser is that?
It was actually easier than I expected. I first masked off the area, buffed the area real door with sanding disc, cleaned with solvent, applied resin and let it get tacky. I then applied the carbon fiber, making sure it was pressed down good into all the areas. Let dry over night. Applied the first coat of bonding resin, thinned down some with denatured alcohol. Let dry over night. Applied 2nd coat, let dry, and applied 3rd coat. After another 24 hr dry time, use a razor knife adn carefully cut the carbon at the tape line. I did not sand down and clear coat because I wanted the dry carbon look. I have some pictures of the process.

The rear diffuser is a Top Secret replica from FleaBay
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A couple more things over the past 10 days

Factory 2 piece drive shaft = 15kg
Drive Shaft Shop 1 piece aluminum = 7.9kg

Evo 4 NACA duct cut into hood
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It was actually easier than I expected. I first masked off the area, buffed the area real door with sanding disc, cleaned with solvent, applied resin and let it get tacky. I then applied the carbon fiber, making sure it was pressed down good into all the areas. Let dry over night. Applied the first coat of bonding resin, thinned down some with denatured alcohol. Let dry over night. Applied 2nd coat, let dry, and applied 3rd coat. After another 24 hr dry time, use a razor knife adn carefully cut the carbon at the tape line. I did not sand down and clear coat because I wanted the dry carbon look. I have some pictures of the process.

The rear diffuser is a Top Secret replica from FleaBay
Nice idea for the carbon struts!
Can you post the pics of the process??
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Very similar looking to my track car.

Can I ask why you wanted the GT-X bumper vent if you don't seem to have an oil cooler in there?
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I see why you were asking, at this angle it is difficult to see the cooler.
Thanks again for the purchase Moleman
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The next step has started. Motor build as well as a complete clean up and refresh of the sub frames, axles, and suspension. Will start the cleaning process this evening as well as the search for rust.
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A couple more things over the past 10 days

Factory 2 piece drive shaft = 15kg
Drive Shaft Shop 1 piece aluminum = 7.9kg

Evo 4 NACA duct cut into hood
Great car, a quick question if I may, have you noticed a difference to the way the car drives with the lighter driveshaft? (Assuming you have driven it since it has been fitted). Thanks.
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^^^ Interested also especially against a CFRP prop. Aluminium might be heavier but more ductile as I've heard some harshness is present with carbon and no centre bearing.

what you up to with the motor?
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I did get to drive it for close to 400km. The car seemed to be smoother on excelleration. I did not notice any vibration at any speed.

The motor is going to be a complete rebuild with -5 turbos, Manley rods, CP 9.1:1 pistons, Supertech valve train, full port match and polished head, PonCam B, and refurbish the suspension
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