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#1 illpayne

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

After a long search, I finally bought a Nissan Skyline! This is just about as exciting when I first bought my R35. The bad part is that I have to wait till June to get the car. This is a car that I've wanted since '96. I was a high school foreign exchange student in Tokyo. My host sister's friend had a black R32. He took me out for a ride; right then and there I wanted one.

In the mean time, I'm looking to have some work done to it while its still is Japan.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:50 AM

Congrats Man I know how long youve been talking about doing it..glad you pulled the trigger


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

Awesome man! Im in talks to buy one around next auto salon so i can check it out. Pm me who you went through if u dont mind
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:01 AM

MC, it's gun metal. I can't wait till it gets here

Johnypbmx, I'll PM you in a bit.
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:30 AM

After a long search, I finally bought a Nissan Skyline! This is just about as exciting when I first bought my R35. The bad part is that I have to wait till June to get the car. This is a car that I've wanted since '96. I was a high school foreign exchange student in Tokyo. My host sister's friend had a black R32. He took me out for a ride; right then and there I wanted one.

In the mean time, I'm looking to have some work done to it while its still is Japan.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:33 AM

Congrats.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:55 AM

Congrats.


Thanks!


And here are the pics. Enjoy!

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:34 AM

Congrats! I had the same color.

From the looks of it

- It seems to be in fairly okay condition, probably a grade 3.5? Any accident? How many KMs?
- If it's over 100k KMs then some of the interior has probably been replaced including the gearnob and handbrake gaiter
- Front spoiler splitter has been repainted
- Looks quite dusty so it's probably been sitting around for a while
- Its got a stock airbox which is very rare as everyone seems to change them
- For its age the engine still looks okay as the paint on the engine cover tend to wear out from the heat


I would absolutely check for rust all over, you'll need to remove the spoilers, side spoilers boot etc, and check the wheel arches as well.

It's a great car and quite "chuckable" because it is the lightest among the RB26 GTRs, but it needs quite a bit of mods to get to where you want it to be to really transform the car. Good thing parts are cheap now.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:32 AM

Congrats! I had the same color.

From the looks of it

- It seems to be in fairly okay condition, probably a grade 3.5? Any accident? How many KMs?
- If it's over 100k KMs then some of the interior has probably been replaced including the gearnob and handbrake gaiter
- Front spoiler splitter has been repainted
- Looks quite dusty so it's probably been sitting around for a while
- Its got a stock airbox which is very rare as everyone seems to change them
- For its age the engine still looks okay as the paint on the engine cover tend to wear out from the heat


I would absolutely check for rust all over, you'll need to remove the spoilers, side spoilers boot etc, and check the wheel arches as well.

It's a great car and quite "chuckable" because it is the lightest among the RB26 GTRs, but it needs quite a bit of mods to get to where you want it to be to really transform the car. Good thing parts are cheap now.


Baki, the grade is a 4/C and no accidents or rust. The car is about to get a full inspection today. Yes, the car is pretty much stock which is rare. I plan on fixing/changing afew things to get it where I'd like it to be.
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

nice!!! congrats
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

I been looking at the R32s in light of the 25 year rule, and seeing a lot of them that is being offered for export from japan being this color lol, like 90%. How many grades are there in japan? is grade for the best u can get for these aged cars?

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

I been looking at the R32s in light of the 25 year rule, and seeing a lot of them that is being offered for export from japan being this color lol, like 90%. How many grades are there in japan? is grade for the best u can get for these aged cars?


Grades can start anywhere from 1 to 5, 5 being a new car. Given the age and the typical wear and tear conditions, it's near impossible to find cars that are 25 years and older and still in perfect conditions unless they've been sheltered, showroom maintained and never taken out in the rain or snow (which is rare). Which is why the first thing anyone needs to check for is hidden rust, a common Achilles heel for any old cars. A grade 2-3.5 on average is about what you would find on the docks waiting to be exported, higher from a good shop.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:31 PM

Beautiful! Congrats. I don't presume you found a way around the smog rules required for registration in cali? Most cali guys just register it in another state to get around it.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:56 AM

Beautiful! Congrats. I don't presume you found a way around the smog rules required for registration in cali? Most cali guys just register it in another state to get around it.


That's the plan.

I'm going to Japan in May to see my car in person before it ships out. Currently having some things done to it while it's there ie paint respray, replacing seals, swap transmission to a Getrag transmission, and engine build.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:48 AM

Very nice , congrats op !!
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

That's the plan.

I'm going to Japan in May to see my car in person before it ships out. Currently having some things done to it while it's there ie paint respray, replacing seals, swap transmission to a Getrag transmission, and engine build.


Wow! Full build in Japan before it comes? Amazing!!

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:44 PM

That's the plan.

I'm going to Japan in May to see my car in person before it ships out. Currently having some things done to it while it's there ie paint respray, replacing seals, swap transmission to a Getrag transmission, and engine build.


That's cool having all that stuff done before the car even gets here. Did your importer say the build will be cool as far as EPA goes? I know the "exempt if original configuration" wording is a bit murky when dealing with major mods.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

That's cool having all that stuff done before the car even gets here. Did your importer say the build will be cool as far as EPA goes? I know the "exempt if original configuration" wording is a bit murky when dealing with major mods.


When the engine gets pulled, the car's going to get a resprayed. I'm being careful right now and want everything to be done right and look stock.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:02 PM

Wow! Full build in Japan before it comes? Amazing!!


Yeah, the yen is weaker than the dollar right now. I can do all the heavy and hard to get stuff done out there since its limited here in North America. Auto Select is doing the build.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:24 PM

That's awesome! Loving seeing so many NAGTROC alum's picking up legacy GTR's now that they can be legal here! Sub'd for updates!
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