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Old 02-01-2020, 10:37 AM   #1
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Sebs S13 180sx - Canada

Hey guys,

Quick introduction. I grew up in Ontario, 9 years ago I moved half way across the country to Saskatchewan. When I arrived I bought a church, turned it into a garage. Started filling it with barn finds and write-offs. Travelled alot for work and got married. Made it a priority over the past couple years to complete these projects. One of which is a 93 Nissan 180sx.

My very first car was a 240sx, it was such a lemon. And it was rotten as well, it was a love, hate relationship. I always told myself I would build another one. I came across this car in 2012. It was a write-off, I bought it from a junkyard. My original intention was to find a clean chassis and swap everything over. Never found what I was looking for in my price range, and within reasonable distance. I decided to repair this chassis, and surprisingly the damage wasn't too bad.
My goals for this car are to have a presentable, reliable, clean car with the potential to hit a track day here and there.

My priority is to continue updating this thread, stay committed and to do so with any hosting source other than photobucket !

This is my church, it's been a long-term project. I originally bought it for 1500, but I have invested alot of my time to get it to this point. And there is still alot more to do. It serves primarily as a storage unit. Not related to the car, but it's unique and a good story.





This was the beginning, put it up on the frame machine to make a couple pulls and verify everything was in spec.















I brought it home afterwords and chopped up and parted out this chassis to bring the 180sx back to life.



The most consuming part was removing the brake lines to repair the frame, which ment removal of the subframe as well.



















The chassis I used to rob parts from







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New frame and rocker panel installed



Swapping over all the door guts





The pressure line had some damage from the crash



Close call here, I have learned the hard way in the past



Subframe back in































My priority leading up to this point is to pass both a structural and mechanical safety. I have to play by the rules for the time being. Moving forward there is a long list of primarily performance related mods to come. I feel build threads are dieing, and although this will not live up the standard zilvia has produced over the years. This is my contribution and I hope you enjoy!



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Old 02-04-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:02 AM   #3
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I'm impressed so far, and the church is incredible.

Glad to see new build threads still popping up.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:25 AM   #4
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wow so much work!
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Old 02-04-2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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Love it, the church thing is pretty cool as well. I bet driving that in the snow is a blast!
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Old 02-04-2020, 01:13 PM   #6
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Very nice,

Love seeing people building cars like this and saving chassis.
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:14 PM   #7
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Great to see a good chassis saved. Looks clean!
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:02 PM   #8
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Awesome job on the repairs- keep up the good work!
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looks very good! great bodywork! and that church is awesome!
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I was all in at "I bought a church, turned it into a garage".
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Very happy to see you saved this chassis! Nice work OP
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:29 AM   #13
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Great work here! perfect place for your own garage as well!
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Thanks for the inspiring words, means alot! Not much progress to date, the speedometer failed. I tested the sending unit serv and can only assume it's the cluster. Slaved in a 240sx one and both the tach and speedometer failed, which had me stumped. Won a bid on yahoo auctions for a 180sx cluster, just a waiting game now.



In the mean time I did pick this up from salvage, I am a sucker for wagons





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can you make a build thread about the church? please and thank you
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In the mean time I did pick this up from salvage, I am a sucker for wagons




What salvage yard has Stageas pretty jealous rn. I have my eye on one in Poland...
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Wow this build is cool . Building a cool 180 in the house of the lord lol!
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More of the church.

Sucks that it's in the land of vanishing steel.
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