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I know I asked for an update but f**k me, I'm gobsmacked, the update it's self must have taken an age, never mind the work you've carried out, how come you haven't been posting when you have the ability to do this stuff to the standard you do, there's a lot of people out there who love to see this kind of thing, me included.

I've said it before a thousand times in an attempt to get over to people, it's ok to have a go, you may just surprise yourself, or others, like you've done with me, asking what tools I use to shape metal, then blowing me out the water, your far beyond me on the fabrication of parts, I clearly need to up my game and buy some more tools to play with and you've seriously made me re-think my approach to project b.

Your doing some amazing work and should update more often, I know it's always a time thing with work and other stuff going on, but people need to see what your doing, it is inspiring seeing what can be achieved if you just have a go, and please let me know how you get on with the spot welder, I missed out on one a friend was selling a couple of years back, but maybe something worth considering.

We really should meet up one day, I'd love to see your build in person.

All the best mate,

Kev.
 

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I know I asked for an update but f**k me, I'm gobsmacked, the update it's self must have taken an age, never mind the work you've carried out, how come you haven't been posting when you have the ability to do this stuff to the standard you do, there's a lot of people out there who love to see this kind of thing, me included.

I've said it before a thousand times in an attempt to get over to people, it's ok to have a go, you may just surprise yourself, or others, like you've done with me, asking what tools I use to shape metal, then blowing me out the water, your far beyond me on the fabrication of parts, I clearly need to up my game and buy some more tools to play with and you've seriously made me re-think my approach to project b.

Your doing some amazing work and should update more often, I know it's always a time thing with work and other stuff going on, but people need to see what your doing, it is inspiring seeing what can be achieved if you just have a go, and please let me know how you get on with the spot welder, I missed out on one a friend was selling a couple of years back, but maybe something worth considering.

We really should meet up one day, I'd love to see your build in person.

All the best mate,

Kev.
Hello Kev,

Honestly blown away with your kind words, part of the reason I have not replied until now is I have reread many times to make sure I believe it. As you say I have not done anything that I believe anyone can with some simple tools and an approach to have a go and then practise when it's not right first time.

You are right when I started this I had little idea of what to do but by following your thread watching you tube videos (Trev's blog is one of the best) copying ideas and asking how its done I have understood enough to have a go and I really enjoy the metal working side now.

With the young family I do all my work late evening and my schedule is normally 8pm-9pm noisy grinding, 9-10pm a bit of fabrication, then onto welding. It does take dedication to get out when the weather/temp is like this.

I have now cracked how to update easily, my problem before was that I could not easily find pictures even from my phone to upload onto the forum even though I had separated them into a separate folder.

My solution for the benefit of others was to use I-Cloud to share my photo folder with my PC. I can now easily update from my PC and all my pictures are now auto mirrored.

I have only had a 5 minute practice with the spot welder but it seems an awesome bit of kit.

This week I have not had much time but have managed to get the s15 subframe on and trial the rear setup with rollcentre corrected hubs and fully rose jointed arms. I'll add another update shortly.

I would also like to meet up at some point seeing your car in paint is a real inspiration of where I am heading too
 

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I love it AMAZING work.. sometimes I am so tired to work on my gtr so I just want to put it on fire.. but then I look at gtr.co.uk projects and forums of all amazing Builds I suddenly get some boost so for me this is a big inspiration source so keep the gtr.co.uk alive and strong !!! Greetings from ***x1f1f8;***x1f1ea;!
 

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Keep up the great work. Great to see these cars getting the attention they deserve. I can***8217;t do this type of work myself so my R33 is currently with SR Autobodies for a restoration.
 

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Keep up the great work. Great to see these cars getting the attention they deserve. I can't do this type of work myself so my R33 is currently with SR Autobodies for a restoration.
Thankyou I have been watching your cars progress via Steve's updates on FB, I am surprised by what he found.

Steve has also given me many tips for mine, all the treatment paints I have used are the ones he uses.
 

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The shell has now been without paint for a year and whilst its still very much free of surface rust there are areas, particularly those that have been welded that have started to go attract surface rust. So I had abit of effort to finish the welding on the main floor pan and get it painted.

But before that more rust.

This time a seem I had been considering to leave but had been bugging me. So out cam the grinder.

Here you can see the suspect seem which sits under the rear seat base and a corner of the panel I cut out as it had a pin hole.

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As you can see in the next picture as my car seems to have spent some time with no door on the water has go to the bottom of every panel and rusted out where it sat.

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First layer cut out and I am glad I did this
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So next I started stripping the remaining underseal and here i would like to share a new tip. Kev uses thinners to dissolve this stuff, but I found I ended up getting high off the stuff and it was quite a slow process.

I found these wheels for the angle grinder called "strip wheels". These things are awesome and go straight through underseal but only polish the metal underneath.

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Similar onto the front, again I picked up another tip for removing underseal. The "strip wheels" are brilliant but you cant get the grinder into tight spaces or curves, so I bought some Roloc Quick changer sanding discs that you use in a 90 degree die grinder. Again these things are amazing and speed things up so much

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Looks much better with paint on, the paint shows some imperfections that will need further work before the final paint goes on but its looking so much better.

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So, back to the GTR, I think I said earlier that I was going to run S15 spec R subframe.
Well I managed to find one that was already fitted with a Gktech strengthening kit and had been shot blasted.

Now if you search on fitting an S15 to an r32 GTR, it is said it will fit with offset bushes. However I think who ever said was lying.

I found the chassis legs need a considerable (approx 10mm) notch taken out.
Note i fitted the subframe as high as it would go to gain as much advantage from moving the suspension pick ups up as possible.

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This is how much I thought I would cut out

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This is how much I ended up cutting out, complete with cardboard template fitted, but more on that later

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This is were I stray from the normal GTR suspension route.

I want to run the car quite low, but don't want the poor suspension geometry that results. This is why I pushed the rear subframe as high as it would sit.

Well I have also added
- Gktech fabricated rear uprights with corrected roll centre (i.e the hub is moved up relative to the arms
- S14 Ikeya formula bottom arms with full rose joints both ends (these will be shot blasted and repainted)
- Brand new R32 GTR Ikeya Formula Toe and traction rods :smokin:
- S14 Cusco camber arms

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So with the suspension on I found the S14 arms don't work and i will need r32 or s13 camber arms in order to clear the coilover.

The coilover is also going to need the bottom of the unit swapped to an s13 version to allow it to fit the new hub.

No one said doing this was going to be easy.

But I could try a wheel on. Here you can see apart from looking :smokin:.
The 295 tyre is about 10-15mm to wide for the stock arches.

They are all rusty anyway, so custom 10-15mm wider rear fenders that look stock will be next

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