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Hi, we been really quiet on here over the last few years still very busy working on all the Skyline models, doing a lot of rust removal work on the 33/34 models. Will post some pictures up of our repairs later.

We have been working with our business partner in Croatia Auto Partes the owner has a few GTR's built by Abbey Motorsport they also specialise in restoration. We are working on providing a rebuild service on all the Skyline models.

This includes shipping the car to and from Croatia. You will be kept up to date with progress via a hosted picture library.

Working on a price schedule at the moment.

We have owned a R31 Nissan Skyline for sometime an Autech model which is 1 of 200 built , it was getting a little tired so we shipped in out last year;

few pictures of whats going on so far.




































Keep looking back for updates.
 
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We have some 32GTR bare shells that are going to be rebuilt hope to have these sorted for mid year next year will be a good base point for a rebuild of a tired worn out 32GTR.
 
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Got a few more pictures to get posted up , just lack of time at the moment;

But a teaser for you guys;

 

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That looks mint underneath I want my car to look like that!
 
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We can make your car just like our R31.
 

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Looks like the same rear setup as a Hako. Any idea how good it is, how effective it would be at putting down big power?

I am thinking its not a good design as if I have a Hako project I was planning on fitting R32 or possibly S14 rear setup? But perhaps the stock setup is better than I think and I would just have to fit a stonger diff? Looks like that uses an R180?



Nice work so far btw.
 

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But perhaps the stock setup is better than I think and I would just have to fit a stonger diff? Looks like that uses an R180?
It's a 'long case' R200 diff, basically the same as came on your 260Z from the factory, but with different driveshaft joints.

You can fit a 'long case' R200 into a C10-series ('Hakosuka') Skyline body quite easily. It just requires a custom crossmember, available from the likes of Kameari Engine Works, Rubber Soul, RS Start, Victory 50 etc.
 
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This is amazing! What sort of cost is involved?

Jags all depends what condition your car is and how much you want done to your car.
 

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It's a 'long case' R200 diff, basically the same as came on your 260Z from the factory, but with different driveshaft joints.

You can fit a 'long case' R200 into a C10-series ('Hakosuka') Skyline body quite easily. It just requires a custom crossmember, available from the likes of Kameari Engine Works, Rubber Soul, RS Start, Victory 50 etc.
Well, the R200 is definitely strong enough but I was thinking more of the suspension/control arm setup and how effectively it can deploy the power.
 

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Well, the R200 is definitely strong enough but I was thinking more of the suspension/control arm setup and how effectively it can deploy the power.
I suppose it depends what kind of power you are talking about, and how you want to deploy it.

Both the C10-series and R31-series Skylines were used effectively as race cars by the factory works teams - C10 in PGC10 and KPGC10 form as Touring Cars, and R31 as HR31 'GTS-R' in Group A, all with the same basic semi-trailing arm layout. They managed to make them work well enough but it's hardly what you'd choose to use if you were starting from scratch and without homologation/series rules to conform to. Modifying the C10 rear arms to make them adjustable for toe and camber and installing rose joints makes a big difference though. You can buy a kit to do this yourself, or buy ready-modified rear arms on an exchange basis.

R32 and S14 a step up for sure, but mounting such in a C10 'shell is a fairly huge job and all a bit pointless without major strengthening of the 1960s design/construction bodyshell. Unless you build a multi-point cage into it - picking up on the suspension mounts - you end up with a situation where your bodyshell is effectively the fifth, undamped, spring.

Are you planning a C10 project then?
 

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Good Info

Are you planning a C10 project then?
Yes, possibly, can't decide beetween a C10 (GT-R Rep because I could never afford a real one), MK2 Escort, FD3S, or another 260Z, I was considering an E30 M3 for a while but I prefer the style of the option above so think I can rule that out. I think the C10 has the best style of that lot but its also the most expensive base and the hardest project to undertake. I was planning an RX-7 with a quad rotor but haven seen the price of a quad rotor setup theres no way I can afford it.

If I get a C10 then it would be full on long term build with chassis reinforcement included so it would probably make most sense to fit a better rear subframe, it actually doesn't look that hard to make one fit.
 
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Nice job.

Are you doing zinc coating/plating yourself?
Car is being rebuilt in Croatia.

Guys can we keep this thread about the R31 please , good to chat about other cars but makes the thread harder to follow;
 
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Few more pictures , will add pictures to separate posts to keep pictures in series;

The intercooler cooling duct was rusty so we repaired the existing duct;







 
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