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Old 23rd September 2018, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R32 Bought - Bucket List Item - Check!

Hi All

Been lurking for a while now, but generally i've been hankering after a 32 for absolutely years but talked myself out of it each time for whatever reason. With recent developments in cars being hoovered up from Japan by the Americans, and now having 2 kids in tow and feeling all the fun ebbing away in my life :lol: this spurred me into action to put up or shut up. Having missed the boat with old air cooled 911's i refused to let another one of my bucket list cars get away from me.

So enlisted Torque GT to hook me up and i'm happy to say i have this tidy Grade 4B beaut heading my way in a couple of months :







So far we know the spec to be :

Fujitsubo Exhaust, I think Legalis R
Equal Length Downpipe, maybe Fujtisubo or HKS
Sports Cat
HKS Hardpipe Kit
HKS Intercooler possibly
HKS EVC Boost Controller
HKS Coilovers
Cusco Front and Rear Strut Brace
Cusco Master Cylinder Stopper
Nismo Oil Cap
Low profile Sub in boot
Matching Recaros
Brembo Brakes all round

For me thats pretty much all i would need out of the car for some time other than possibly some Nismo GTLM wheels or similar (Thinking BBS LM).

I can see by reading a few threads theres a bit of 'Skyline burnout' (excuse the pun) going on right now on the forum in that people are bored or not using their motors as much these days for whatever reason. Hopefully thats a temporary thing and theres still a few people around that are active that i can tap up for info and maybe the odd meet or two! I've also got a turbo mx5 (mk1) with 230bhp and theres active community for all things MX5 so i'm looking to try and find something similar to that if at all possible as that was awesome!

Any owners in around the hertfordshire area please give me a shout!

Cheers

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Old 23rd September 2018, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome on board, car looks to be in quite good condition.

Don’t worry to much about being “burnt out”, some of the posters have had them or been in the scene for a long time, I’m no way near burnt out been in the GTR world way before I even had a drivers license
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Old 23rd September 2018, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lovely clean looking car Steve. Enjoy it! I'm loving my R32.... ***x1f44d;
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Old 23rd September 2018, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 23rd September 2018, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Drive and enjoy been driving r32 for well over 15yrs now and never get fed up of getting her out of the garage unless the road as been sprayed with salt and that isnt very often now.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks like a nice car. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Has some reasonable mods by the look.

Don't worry about the sour feelings currently floating about. Forum's always make dramas out of everything.
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Old 24th September 2018, 08:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice looking car there!!..
As has been said, seems like a lot of folks have had their GTRs for some time and have not perhaps driven them In a while for whatever reason.... hell, I've not driven mine in about 7 yrs but i've still got the enthusiasm...

Drive it, enjoy the experience and write about it...

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Old 25th September 2018, 11:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your kind comments!

Yeah the car will be driven properly and enjoyed on dry days but i'm definitely not going to be taking it out on wet or snowy days. I'm experienced in keeping my 21 year old MX5 as free as rust as possible and i'm quite paranoid about the tinworm so she'll kept as well as i can manage.

I have a load more images of the car and what you cant see is that the underside if absolutely immaculate. It appears the previous owner was able to dry store her for a large portion of her life to date so i'm going to try and keep that going.

I'm intending on slashing on a shedload of Dinitrol and i know that this will probably be a complete turnoff to those who want to buy a car of this age - but i feel that as long as its documented before and after for the file i think that is overall the priority so the car can survive for generations to come.

I'm hoping to go into europe with her to Le Mans and possibly a bit of a driving holiday/nurburgring visit (wont be tracking it though) so looking forward to that!

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Old 25th September 2018, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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please, there are far better options instead of dinatrol.
PM me your contact details and I will talk you through them.

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Thanks for all your kind comments!

Yeah the car will be driven properly and enjoyed on dry days but i'm definitely not going to be taking it out on wet or snowy days. I'm experienced in keeping my 21 year old MX5 as free as rust as possible and i'm quite paranoid about the tinworm so she'll kept as well as i can manage.

I have a load more images of the car and what you cant see is that the underside if absolutely immaculate. It appears the previous owner was able to dry store her for a large portion of her life to date so i'm going to try and keep that going.

I'm intending on slashing on a shedload of Dinitrol and i know that this will probably be a complete turnoff to those who want to buy a car of this age - but i feel that as long as its documented before and after for the file i think that is overall the priority so the car can survive for generations to come.

I'm hoping to go into europe with her to Le Mans and possibly a bit of a driving holiday/nurburgring visit (wont be tracking it though) so looking forward to that!

Cheers

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steve r32 if you want good advice talk to dave he will tell you the best underseal to use
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Old 25th September 2018, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Epoxy mastic is good stuff.
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Old 26th September 2018, 12:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Do not underseal, that's the worst thing you can do to the car, epoxy and and some bilt hamber clear wax will be better.
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Do not underseal, that's the worst thing you can do to the car, epoxy and and some bilt hamber clear wax will be better.
Whys that? My underseal done by The GTR Shop is going on over 3 years now, still looks like new with no signs of coming off, it just needs to be done right.
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please, there are far better options instead of dinatrol.
PM me your contact details and I will talk you through them.

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Cheers Dave - Will PM you.

To be fair i knew the underseal thing might encourage a debate. I'll be honest and say i am on the side of prevention is better than cure. Its all very well keeping it sparkling for the next owner but i'd sooner keep the metal work original than cut out lumps in the mean time.

I had my MX5 undersealed a few years back with dinitrol and on the insides of the front wings (they rot at the bottom where they meet the sills) and its worked a treat.

I'd love to know why its a bad idea though just in case i'm missing something? Something related to trapping in moisture or some such?

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These are the guys to speak to. They are doing some impressive stuff.

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Epoxy mastic is good stuff.
epoxy mastic is the way forward. Plus some dyntax s50 for the sills and cavities.

Nice 32 BTW.

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FYI - I applied it all myself and although it's not that difficult to do and gets you involved with the car. If I had to do it again I would pay someone to do it! It took me an age doing it, mainly as I travel for work so can be away during the week and then often on weekends I want to do nothing. Plus I have these children that I apparently have to spend time with and take to ballet in the middle of a Saturday when the weather is perfect to work on the car. I'm not even gonna start on the woman the moved in with me some 10 yrs ago....

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Whys that? My underseal done by The GTR Shop is going on over 3 years now, still looks like new with no signs of coming off, it just needs to be done right.
It tends to get dry and flaked off, this will also trap moisture. If you see the Zealou5 work, they never use underseal as far as i know...
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Wont epoxy/wax trap moisture as well?
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