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#1 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:20 AM

Guys

I was anxious to get started on my build after getting some parts ordered up Friday and today. So far the plan is to do the following:

1. USM Turbos w/inlets & billet actuators
2. Manley PIston / Rod combo

I will be doing 100% of the work myself. I'm still pretty green to the GTR scene but I have Nissan in my blood!

Pulled the car in around 6

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Testing to make sure I'm going to have enough height to get the damned engine out from under the car after I drop it. Its going to be real close. May have to pull the garage door opener motor before its all said and done, lol

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Pulled the front wheels - Just a feeler but these may be going up for sale so I can run an 18" drag radial combo. They're 20x10/20x12 Niche Mizano's in the polished finish - Interested?

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Splash shields off

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Bumper removed

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IC piping coming off

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Cooling stuff removed

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Cowls, etc removed

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To save myself some height from the previously mentioned issue, I pulled the plenum. This also gave me better access to some of the stuff behind the engine

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Suspension pulled apart, driveshafts out, exhaust off, etc

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Wiring harness pulled through the firewall, starter and alt harnesses laid out

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About 6 hours later, its basically ready to drop out. I'm hoping wednesday I can get it on the ground. I'm going to have to get creative with how I can lower the engine and find something to pull it out from under the car on. Will be interesting to see what I can come up with.

Cheers!

- Andy

Edited by Wicked, 01 December 2015 - 12:01 PM.


#2 SELVERGTR7

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  • Location:Canada, London ON

Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:39 AM

In on this.. Good thread keep us updated with all the pictures.

#3 Tier1

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  • Location:Maryland

Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:27 AM

Sounds like fun! Good luck

#4 ehyman

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  • Location:Austin, Tx

Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:31 AM

Good luck with the build. Quick question, I've seen folks doing it with the nose off and with it on, why did you choose the former?

FWIW A harbor freight jack table works great for the rear subframe, I bet it works well up front as well

http://www.harborfre...cart-69148.html

Not sure it will work with your height constrained location, but with the handle off the back it can go pretty low.

Eric

#5 brian b

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  • Location:Winchester Va

Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:19 AM

Awesome thread man. Love the DIY stuff.

#6 bubbletea

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:21 AM

Subscribed. I love DIY'ers.

#7 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:59 AM

Good luck with the build. Quick question, I've seen folks doing it with the nose off and with it on, why did you choose the former?

FWIW A harbor freight jack table works great for the rear subframe, I bet it works well up front as well

http://www.harborfre...cart-69148.html

Not sure it will work with your height constrained location, but with the handle off the back it can go pretty low.

Eric


Eric

The bumper comes off easy......you already want to take the lowest splash shield off which I just remove with the lip to protect it from getting beat up. You also have to take out the wheel wells. Getting the bumper off after that point is just popping the corner lights off, 4 10mm bolts on the fender, some pull/pins - and yank on it. Also you have to get to the oil cooler bracket and stuff later on and pulling the bumper makes it much easier. I figured I would save me running my knees and shins into it

I actually was at HF last night doing some shopping and saw those tables. Looked like a killer option but I think I'm going to need every inch I can get. It is possible I may have to set this thing on the ground and then drag it out

#8 Blackbird R35

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  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:12 AM

Looking good Andy, I assume you got everything sorted out with the turbos then



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#9 KrieGTR

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  • Location:South Weber, Utah

Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:37 AM

Andy, your not wasting anytime.
Thanks for the write up. I'm going to need it to install my USM's that showed up 2 weeks ago.

Are you going to do some drop in cams like the GSC's?

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#10 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:09 AM

Looking good Andy, I assume you got everything sorted out with the turbos then


Yes sir, Doug got me set up with a set that was allotted to him. I do appreciate you getting ahold of Bill though!

I'm going to have to make it over that way to see your car run sometime next year.

#11 Vision

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  • Location:NY

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:15 AM

Looks great. What type of power are you looking to have after everything is in?.

A bit off-topic, but what wheels are those?.
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#12 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:24 AM

Andy, your not wasting anytime.
Thanks for the write up. I'm going to need it to install my USM's that showed up 2 weeks ago.

Are you going to do some drop in cams like the GSC's?


I def wish I was just installing a set of USM's lol. This job is going to be significantly more labor intensive. I will say though that taking this car apart has been much more enjoyable than the countless Z32's I've dismantled simply because everything's still new, and primarily clean. Additionally, I am finding the newer the vehicle is - the less of a chance some hackjobs have gotten a hold of it. Cant think of how many other projects I've tackled where stuff was mis-routed, jury-rigged, and overall clamored together and I find myself spending more time correcting those issues as opposed to the original task at hand!

No top end work at this time - I've already way overspent what I figured to be my car budget this year and am starting a new job in a few weeks. If I decide to do cams later on, at least those can be done in the car

#13 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:26 AM

Looks great. What type of power are you looking to have after everything is in?.

A bit off-topic, but what wheels are those?.


Not sure, I'm still going to be on a stock trans for a while. Hoping somewhere in the 7xx territory and if I go trans I don't see why I won't do some fuel system upgrades and just shoot for the 8xx+ range.

The wheels are polished Niche Misanos. They are monoblock wheels so the 20x10's weigh around 22lbs and the 20x12's weigh 24lbs. They are potentially going up for sale if you know anyone interested :)

#14 bubbletea

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:47 AM

What are the offsets?

#15 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:50 AM

Doh, you had to ask - I'll have to see if they're stamped on the wheel as I can't recall off the top of my head. Most likely 20x10 +35 and 20x12 +20

I will say they fit very nicely on my setup though. I get a little rubbing on heavy compression but the car is pretty slammed

You might refer back to the first pic to get a good visual

Edited by Booztd 3, 25 November 2014 - 10:03 AM.


#16 Booztd 3

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  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:51 AM

Little better side angle shot at the tail of the dragon this year

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#17 pfl

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:53 AM

Awesome thread. Thanks for posting the pictures and please keep up updated.
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#18 hoangcao243

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  • Location:SoCal

Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:01 AM

Lol you make me wanna do it. Can't wait to see the completed thread.
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#19 Wicked

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  • Location:Inside Your Head

Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:26 AM

Will be interesting to see how you drop the motor.

Those wheels look awesome. They will sell easily.
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#20 Booztd 3

Booztd 3
  • Location:Peoria, IL

Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:30 AM

Will be interesting to see how you drop the motor.

Those wheels look awesome. They will sell easily.


I'm hoping it can't be any worse than an MR2 I did a few years ago. No lift, I had to jack the ass end of the car up about 6 feet using the most unreliable methods possible - would not do again lol

Thanks on the wheels. I love the look of them and they're super easy to clean (I cleaned them about 2-3x a week) A little bit of IronX before washing and an EZ bristle brush and they're brand new looking again



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