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Old 11-14-2016, 04:33 AM   #1
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s14 Nicks Aussie S14 Clean build

Hi all!

I am not really good at introductions, so bare with me! My name is Nick, i am 20 and live in a little suburb called Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney, Australia.

I bought this S14 May from a friend. He had it in a garage stored for 11 years. The reason why the car was put away is because somebody keyed the front end, both guards were primed. The first owner took the bonnet off and lend it against a wall and bent the bottom edges of the bonnet, so that got replaced.

When he offered it to me, i couldn't help myself. Dates were set and the drive began. There was only 1 issue... he lives over 12 hours away. That wasn't going to stop me for a clean, unmolested car with NO rust or accident history (not including the keying) whatsoever. I love country cars.

Dat Route, lots of Roo's, grapefields and petrol stops.



Potato Cam, but you get the point!




Middle of nowhere, 3am.


The vision...

I am keeping this car's chassis completely Untouched, no cuts for a FMIC, no guards rolled for wheels, No dirty holes for gauges, 100% completely Unmolested.

I am bare metal respraying the car, whilst having the whole car PDR (Paintless dent removed). I done 5 years of Panel beating so this is not a big challenge for me.

But... standard body, with a twist? I have bought a whole heap of cool things to go on which I think will make it look absolutely stunning.

I absolutely love the OEM option parts for this series. I follow the Yahoo Japan auctions very closely so the things like the rear window shades, glove box 'cool box', Navan seats ETC ETC will be mine eventually, its only a matter of time... and funds.


Acquired Parts so far!

- Navan front bumper
- Navan fog lights
- Navan Grille
- Navan side skirts
- Kouki rear bumper
- Kouki rear valances
- JDM Option Light up 1/4 window sun shades
- JDM Option "Silvia" 3rd brake light
- JDM Option Light up kick panel sill plates
- JDM Option Foot well lights + Keyhole light
- JDM Option Ski racks
- JDM Option Navan Floor mat set
- JDM Option Puretron Air purifier + Remote
- JDM Option metal dead pedal
- Greddy Gracer wing, not sure if i will keep this through the respray
- ARC "No holes" Turnflow Intercooler kit
- ARC Blow off valve
- HKS Hypermax II Coilovers
- Nismo Slave cylinder
- Nismo Rear tower strut brace
- Nismo Front tower strut brace
- Nismo bushes
- Nismo engine mounts
- Brand new Radiator Shroud
- Brand new EBC RDA Slotted and drilled rotors w/ Yellowstuff brake pads all round (Not fitted)
- Heaps of Misc new parts from Amayama.com, will put them in here soonish
- Personal 514-ZEN NSW plates
- Bridgestone Potenza RE003 Tyres
- Brand new Apexi N1 Full exhaust
- Brand new old stock Blitz "Power meter"

Wish list!
Massive OEM rear window shade
HUD Dash cluster + dash box
"Cool Box" Glove box accessory
Koyorad Radiator
ARC Super induction airbox

Nismo 550cc injectors, Turbosmart Eboost2 w/ Nistune ECU. Approx 180-200kw?
Nismo LMGT1/LMGT2 or Work Meister L1/S1
Nismo 1.5 way diff (for track days, not drifting)
Whole car wrapped in clear plastic for stone chips/scratches etc




Photo time!

First day of road rego




Whole car had its PDR done



First and last drifting day, it felt wrong





Keen to hear back from all of you, thanks!

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Old 11-29-2016, 04:57 AM   #2
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So sort of a mini-Update.

Some of the parts came in! Also picked up a Brand new Blitz Power meter ID3, Brand new Radiator fan shroud and Full dimpled and slotted RDA EBC rotors + EBC Yellowstuff brake pads all round.








Side skirts didn't make it this shipment. So it gives me time to sort out a beautiful set of LMGT1 or LMGT2 Nismo wheels to come with them. Happy times!
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:28 PM   #4
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so no drifting ever? Luke Fink gon be looking for you
Not in this car, no. I'll probably buy a beater S13 to throw around a track. I have the space so that's a possibility.

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Old 11-30-2016, 04:21 AM   #5
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Just trail fitted the Kouki rear bar... Time to order some more parts.

Need the number plate light loom, beaver panel number plate holder bracket and both side brackets that go on the side of the bumper. All are different to the Aus delivered rear bars, how fun!

Sorry for the potato photo.

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My starter motor was dying for a little while now, got a near new Genuine S15 starter motor for a really good price, in that went!



Also got around to installing the ARC Turnflow kit whilst I had a little spare time this evening. The kit fits soo perfectly without ANY modifying to the chassis at all, perfection in my eyes.



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Old 12-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #7
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Nice.

Can you post pics of the piping in the engine bay where it passes through the chassis?
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It should line up to the factory smic piping around that area.
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Here is a photo of the bay:



The metal pipe that connects to the T/B Plastic pipe is an ARC supplied part, it really does fit perfectly. Also removes that weird air chamber thing which is nice!
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Man..... your killing me with getting rid of that rear bumper. So much want right there.
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Man..... your killing me with getting rid of that rear bumper. So much want right there.
The bumper with the reflector panel in the middle? They are everywhere here. Worth nothing, can pick one up for sub $50!
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Yea euro bumpers hard to get stateside
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Love the build man, so few well-kept unmolested versions running around these days. Any other stealthy motor mods planned?

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Yea euro bumpers hard to get stateside
Which is what makes them so desirable ... They looks pretty decent too just wondering how difficult it might be to hook up the extra lights. Theyre brake lights or what?
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Which is what makes them so desirable ... They looks pretty decent too just wondering how difficult it might be to hook up the extra lights. Theyre brake lights or what?
No it's a bad weather light "foglight" I had mine wired to the correct headlight stalk , you can find the bumpers cheap it's shipping that kills you
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Which is what makes them so desirable ... They looks pretty decent too just wondering how difficult it might be to hook up the extra lights. Theyre brake lights or what?
In our AU models, they are just reflectors. What you could do is, just buy the centre garnish and cut your US bar to fit it in. should be able to do that?

Quick little snap this morning. My other car which i just painted and currently has a deposit on it. Nissan Pulsar N15 VZ-R. I will miss it, but i have another one coming which is far far superior...

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i like your mindset, props on this build so far and dedication
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i like your mindset, props on this build so far and dedication
Thanks man, I just wish i had the time to work on it more. I'm getting a garage built at my rental property so i can finally have a space to work properly. Everything I've done to every car i have had has been on the road in front of my parents house, Im over it!
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Had a little parcel come in today from Amayama.com, always producing the goods at amazing prices, as usual. Recommend them 110% of the time.

Various gaskets, all belts, rear window moulding, badges, centre console lid, missing A/C lines etc etc



Bought both an Original Nissan logo and a S14 silvia front emblem. Couldn't figure which one i want to put on the bonnet after the respray, so "cue that Mexican burrito add"... Why not both?



Still waiting on side skirts, front and rear Nismo strut braces and a front windshield mould, can't find a new one anywhere.
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Pretty cool scenery today.



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Non S14 related post, but still Nissan? thought i'd post up my newest addition to the family.

Today was a good day.

*clears throat*

Introducing my JN15 Nissan Pulsar VZ-R Serie N1 Version 2 K116.

So basically, this was Nissans answer to the EK Type R Honda back in the late 90's.

Total weight without driver is around 1090kg~

There were 200 Version ones made, and only 36 version two's. Nissan kept 2 or 3 themselves for race cars, so only 33~ odd Version 2's where made available to the public. Extremely rare!

Some of the cool things this car didn't have the factory are:

No Sound deadening
No Stereo or speakers
No rear wiper + washer on the rear hatch
Manual wind up windows
Super lightweight limited edition Ver2 only seats (R32 GTR shape but with Orange trimming)

There is heaps more little things, but those are the main ones for now.

Worthy to note that this car in 1998, held the world record for the most power per litre.

147kw (197bhp) Through a 1.6L. Also has 8 injectors!

Many people don't know these cars even exist So glad to have one. That makes this the 3rd to be in Australia.

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Today!
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It does.

I don't know why they choose orange, but oh well! i love it.

Just bought one of those illuminated "Silvia" 3rd brake light option from the auctions aswell. Should be here in time for christmas! No pics yet, but there should be a big parcel incoming.
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The Pulsars seats look similar to a r32 gtr seats. Do the police mess you with for modifying your car out there?
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It does.

I don't know why they choose orange, but oh well! i love it.
The s15 also came with was seems like the same color orange interior as well.
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The Pulsars seats look similar to a r32 gtr seats. Do the police mess you with for modifying your car out there?
They're roughly the same shape as the R32 GTR seats, but different material in the middle.

The laws here in NSW are strange. For example, if a police offer pulls you over and see's something he doesn't like, you will a defect notice. There is either a Yellow or a Red defect. Yellow is minor, Red is major. You car then has to go to a certified mechanic to be looked over and he has to tick it off that the problems were fixed. Ontop of that, each defect you get is $90. So if you get defected for a pod filter, dark tint and tinted tail lights, thats $270 you won't be seeing again.

Yellow defects for example are: Window tint below 35%, open pod filter in engine bay, Front mount intercooler added, exhaust noise is over 94? decibels i think, horn not working etc etc just small things.

Red defects are major, missing body panels, bonnet not opening, exhaust missing or rusted away, seats missing etc. If you get a major defect, the car cannot be driven. It must be towed to a mechanic or back to your house.

But at the end of the day, it all depends on how good/bad of a day the cop has had if you get pulled over. I've been pulled over multiple times and never had any fines put on me. I've heard some police in sydney absolutely go in dry on anyone that drives are that attracts attention. (Civics, Silvias, GTR's, JZX etc etc.

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Yep, they did. Completely different material and shape though.
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Santa came 2 days early for me this year.



JDM S14 Silvia interior and outside wiring loom (non engine), got this because my interior wiring loom is missing a heap of wiring, I have no idea why. Its just a complete mess. So i bought this, its cool because now i can use the cool digital JDM Air con cluster in the dash.



Digital Air con and aerial which my car didn't have.



I picked up a First gen Nismo front strut brace that was in below average condition, just lots of scratches and surface rust.

So it was time to bare metal respray it, lol.








Strut brace turned out a lot better then i expected, its now only missing the Nismo sticker which i will find eventually, but for 60 odd bucks, 2 hours of time, a little elbow grease and a flick of paint. I got myself a cheap Nismo front strut brace. Maaad!

Also got a 10/10 condition Nismo rear tower brace aswell.




I should really get around to installing all of this stuff, haha.
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