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Time has come to really throw some money at the body work. Its been resprayed before but with some stonechips and rust on underside and engine bay its time to rip everything out and fix everything in one go. Plan is to send to RBMotorsport in December time for them to make it a rolling shell then they will pass onto the bodyshop. So hopefully it should be done early 2014, and with engine out it will be getting powder coated and knowing me some more mods lol.

Already spent £2.5k on body parts so far and guessing getting over £10k in labour and parts by the end of it.

Anyone else done this and can give me some advise on things to change and look out for.:confused:

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Not done this myself but something im looking into getting done myself. Fully stripped, clean up or replace panels depending on rust full respray. New bodykit and then mods on engine. Think it will be pretty expensive but so worth it for the end result.
 

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if warren is doing the bodywork ????? you'll not go wrong there he,s done all my body work
 

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Yep its going to warrens for the painting. But RB's are going to be doing most of the stripping of the car so they know what needs ordering, seplacing and fixing :-( im feeling skint already lol
 

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Yep powder coating everything i can and replacing what cant be saved. Keeping it the same color, and refurbishing the wheels aswell.
 

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10'000 ?? thats alot of money for a respray i own my own panel shop here in Italy if i charged that sort of money i would'nt have any work....

Graham to get that sort job done in italy a full respray and also underbody your looking at 7000euro finished

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Wow over 10k? I am looking to get my R32 back to bare metal and resprayed, maybe my budget is way too low :( Maybe I should re look at my budget!
 

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but dodgy isn't talking about just a respray,he's also removing the engine and running gear and having it all powder coated,which also means he's going to replace all the rubber bushes,so a fairly extensive job and time consuming,so the money sounds about right.


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A bare metal respray depend how it gets done. All GTR have aluminium panels they need to get treated.
If they get sanded they can distort with the heat of the sander.
What we do is sand then with a special festall sander that keeps the aluminium cool at low rpm and as soon as you hit bare metal you need to stop or else the sending will pit the aluminium. Them epoxy and let then sit for 48 hour's under consistent head.

Its one easy but if you won't a perfect flat and streight finish thats What need to be done
 

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Plus I'm replacing boot, door rear qtr window and a windscreen plus prob loads of bits I don't even know yet :-(. I'm also powder coating cam covers and changing all rubber pipes if I have any money spare lol. I'll know more about cost after Friday at RB's when we talk about what needs sorting or needs replacing.
 

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Its great to now see owners restoring these vehicles back to their former glory. Sure the power thing is always a big draw but there aint a better sight than a truly immaculate gtr.

We have quite a few trim items etc kicking around if you need anything, all off a very low mileage v-spec.
 

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RB's taking the car apart and doing the powder coating and the body shops doing the rest, i've not really talked cost too much yet until its in bits and stripped we wont know the extent of what needs fixing or replacing.

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Well it's at RBMotorsport and engine/gearbox should be out, just waiting for body shop to arrange to pick it up and everything else should be taken off.
 

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you doing the right thing

sadly alot of people are running these on a shoe string budget

go for quality, will never let you down

will shout when your R35 Volks are ready to ship
 

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you doing the right thing

sadly alot of people are running these on a shoe string budget

go for quality, will never let you down

will shout when your R35 Volks are ready to ship
It's a car I'll hopefully never need to sell and can't wait to get it back now. Just a shame I can't really afford to do some more upgrades but maybe in a few years. Think only thing I might need is a intercooler as one I've got might need repairing so might just get a new one.

Can't wait for the volks too so they will match each other, might need to get gold wheels for bike at this rate lol
 
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