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Old 04-19-2014, 11:56 PM   #1
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RHD 13 Vert Build

Hello Zilvia, heres my build thread hope you guys enjoy. I purchased the car from Long Beach California and got it shipped over to my home in Chicago. All local 240's in my area are rusted to shit and I wanted a clean shell to start off with. I was very satisfied when It arrived and it only took about 6 days to ship which is pretty damn good for a 2,100 mile trip. No rust or damage anywhere on the body

Last moments before getting shipped to Chicago





Then there was about a 6 day wait and at midnight she arrived!


July 2013 Couple of my friends helped push the car around the block into the garage


The following morning a few friends came over and we got to work. First the carpet was torn out and thrown away along with many other interior bits that were in poor shape. The whole car reeked of weed.





That fitment


Few days later decided it was time to pull the motor.






Dirty as fuck engine bay


Here are some pics of the old motor







Decided it was time to give the engine bay a new look




Power washed and clean!!


Preping for paint



Primer]



Next Step: Flat Black


Final Step: Clear with purple flakes




Replaced some steering bushings




Got a healthy replacement ka24de from an unmolested auto convertible











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Old 04-21-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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Now it was ready to get this car running for the first time





Swap was easy and straight forward, but we later discovered that a good amount of the wire harness had been melted So that took a couple of weeks to straighten out and replace






Decided to put some vinyl over the dash to cover the cracks



Also got a grant GT wheel and a circuit sports quick release


Picked up some rotas, spacers, isis blast pipes, and s14 seats [/]




Also resprayed the trunk to match


October 2013 Finally running and driving for the first time







Silvia Parts!




Decided to replace some suspension parts





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Old 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Got rid of my heavy convertible doors, replaced my 4 lug hubs with 5lug and sold the rotas






Picked up coupe doors (much lighter) and mb battles! Car is slowly coming along










BN Rep Kit arrived!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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Fitted the aero (not completely lined up, ill be removing it soon anyways for my alignment) Also picked up a VIS carbon fiber hood, now i desperately need a paint job.







KA Power


Got my exhaust extended and angled at the local mexican muffler shop
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:06 AM   #5
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A fellow Vert owner's build!! Coming along nicely!
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
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Looks like you got the kit to fit nicely. What color you gonna paint it.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #7
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Looks like you got the kit to fit nicely. What color you gonna paint it.
Thanks a lot again on your input with the kit, its going to be a suprise I will post pictures as soon as it gets to the shop
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #8
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I dig it man! but that kit... makes me want a kit on my coupe again hahah. I just sold mine not too long ago. Where did you order the kit from, if you dont mind me asking? and how do you like the blast pipes, noise wise and ground clearance wise? I'm highly considering ditching my can-exit exhaust and going with blast pipes, cause I keep scraping mine.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:22 AM   #9
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Coming along man...interested to see the color choice
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:41 PM   #10
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I dig it man! but that kit... makes me want a kit on my coupe again hahah. I just sold mine not too long ago. Where did you order the kit from, if you dont mind me asking? and how do you like the blast pipes, noise wise and ground clearance wise? I'm highly considering ditching my can-exit exhaust and going with blast pipes, cause I keep scraping mine.
Thanks! I ordered the kit from a shop in Cali, there are a bunch of places that carry the kit. The blast pipes are extremely loud and definitely wouldn't recommend for a daily. It leaves my ears ringing after a long drive. The blast pipes had about 1/4 inch of clearance when I first put them on so I took the car to a muffler shop to raise the exhaust and extend the tips.
Here's a pic of how the exhaust sat before I raised it:
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:52 PM   #11
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Very cool car, love how its coming out!
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #12
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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Packed up all my stuff today and headed out to the shop!


Day one at the shop; took off the lights, fenders, etc and also replaced the inner tie rods.




My rocket bunny wing also came in


To be continued..
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Thanks! I ordered the kit from a shop in Cali, there are a bunch of places that carry the kit. The blast pipes are extremely loud and definitely wouldn't recommend for a daily. It leaves my ears ringing after a long drive. The blast pipes had about 1/4 inch of clearance when I first put them on so I took the car to a muffler shop to raise the exhaust and extend the tips.
Thanks for the heads up, glad I didnt drop the cash on it. I have to divulge in the option of raising my exhaust, im tired of cutting it all up on the road build looks great! I'm jelly of the RHD vert, great build choice!
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:35 PM   #15
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:15 PM   #16
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Hey guys got the rest of my parts today! Now there's just prep work ahead of me.

Got a radio for cheap


Who knew autozone would carry energy suspension sway bar bushings



B-magic 50mm overs



But most importantly my paint!!
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Very nice! Shimrin2 huh?! Gosh there are so many different combinations who knows.. I do know it will have some kind of flake to it. Lol. I went to a painting seminar put on by House of Kolor and got to paint a skateboard deck with Shimrin2. It's an amazing product and like I said, endless combinations!
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Very nice! Shimrin2 huh?! Gosh there are so many different combinations who knows.. I do know it will have some kind of flake to it. Lol. I went to a painting seminar put on by House of Kolor and got to paint a skateboard deck with Shimrin2. It's an amazing product and like I said, endless combinations!
Thanks! I am really excited!! HOK has incredible paint selections and you can mix the colors so the possibilities are endless! Hoping my color comes out as planned
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Slow progress since i've been busy with school and work but heres what I got done so far.

First cut oh lawd






















Much better!!




MMMMmmmmm







TIME FOR THE PAINT!!! Well just the inside of the doors..







Second Coat


Third Coat No Clear Coat (I'll be applying it all at once when everything is painted)


Sexy candy purple!!!








Next i'm going to be purchasing new wheels and molding on my over fenders so stay tuned!



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Dude i know the old owner of this car he made it go,thru hell i made losts of repairs on this car he didnt want to sell it to me cuz he,knew i was gonna bring it back to life and he was hating on the fact i was gonna throw a 1jz on it but,glad to know this chassis is in,better hands now looks nice bro keep up the good work
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Lmao^^^

Anyways put in work son! Glad it went to a good owner. Can't wait to see more pics on fb and Instagram
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Dude i know the old owner of this car he made it go,thru hell i made losts of repairs on this car he didnt want to sell it to me cuz he,knew i was gonna bring it back to life and he was hating on the fact i was gonna throw a 1jz on it but,glad to know this chassis is in,better hands now looks nice bro keep up the good work
thanks bro, yeah it needed plenty of work when i got it. Its come a long way in the past year though
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Lmao^^^

Anyways put in work son! Glad it went to a good owner. Can't wait to see more pics on fb and Instagram
of course man thanks for selling her to me
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I personally love molded rear overs. Going to look awesome, especially that color! Any plans on wheels? Or sticking with the battles for a while?
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I personally love molded rear overs. Going to look awesome, especially that color! Any plans on wheels? Or sticking with the battles for a while?
thanks i just cant stand visible rivets and gaps between panels. I'm ditching the battles and getting some made in japan wheels should be here in around a week
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thanks i just cant stand visible rivets and gaps between panels. I'm ditching the battles and getting some made in japan wheels should be here in around a week

Ship me them battles (; I miss mine on my jzx83
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The shipping cost would be half of what the wheels are worth XD

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The shipping cost would be half of what the wheels are worth XD

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Lmao I know x( I shipped my starions to Washington for 200. But luckily I have a cousin working fedex so he gave me half off hahah.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:40 PM   #29
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question, the body kit, did u take it out of the box and slap it right on and it fit good? or did u trim it here and there?
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Not huge vert fan, but I think you've just made me change my mind. Keep up the great work man!
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