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Old 01-16-2019, 05:34 AM   #31
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Awesome progress dude. The more I look into your thread I get more ideas for finally restoring my S14.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:52 AM   #32
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Awesome progress dude. The more I look into your thread I get more ideas for finally restoring my S14.
Thanks. Hopefully we will start getting some paint on it next weekend.
And its always great to inspire people
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:44 AM   #33
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awesome. cant wait to see the finished build
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:42 AM   #34
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A small update from the weekend.
I dont have a lot of things to say about it, so just enjoy the pictures






















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Old 02-10-2019, 09:06 AM   #35
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Another weekend in the garage passed.
This time there was a LOT of visible progress!

2 weeks ago the car was primed. So this weekend we went crazy with scuffing the primer and throwing some black paint on it.

As you can see on the pictures. its a pretty decent job taken in consideration that it was done in a garage. But these mistakes will be corrected when the rest of the car will be painted.















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Old 03-04-2019, 12:34 PM   #36
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So another weekend passed and we got a bit more progress on the car.

But first we had to clean the garage a bit. I borrowed some floorcleaning chemicals from work. And "accidentally" dropped a bit of it undeluted on the floor.
I think the picture speak for itself




When that was done, we installed the light mechanism and the other stuff in the front.

Unfortunally we figured out the right light mechanism was bend a bit. But luckely i already got a new one.

We did some sound deadening. I found a good deal om some STP Gold and some other stuff for the whole car.




I actually liked the gold on black theme.
This step took a bit longer than necessary, but i wanted all the "STP" logos to be in the same direction. Thanks stupid OCD

After the first layer of sound deadening, my friend wanted to test out my new racing seat


And back to next step of the sound deadening install







And heres the difference between non-AC and AC


And then installed




Then its time for the interior wireharness






as i bought this harness secondhand, i only found this small problem. Its the speaker-wires that have been cut. This is not a problem for me, as i wanted to upgrade the speakerwires anyway


This is it for now. I hope that next update will be about the engine.
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Looking good. My crazy self would have cleaned the Wire loom, AC box, vents and replaced the foam gaskets so there are no air leaks when the blower is on.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:10 AM   #38
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Looking good. My crazy self would have cleaned the Wire loom, AC box, vents and replaced the foam gaskets so there are no air leaks when the blower is on.
Thanks.
I run out of time that weekend, but the plan is to tidy up the loom and wrap it with some fabric-tape so it wouldnt rattle. And we did actually replace all the foam gaskets. Unfortunally i didnt take any pictures of it.

its on purpose that we didnt clean the AC and vents. The plan is to fix the widebody and bodykit in the near future, so theres gonna be a lot of dust all over the car. So cleaning it now, would just be double work
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:58 PM   #39
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progressing awesomely well!! I'll be starting on mine soon!! cant wait !
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:42 AM   #40
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Well... Finally i got the time to work a bit on the S13.
Unfortunally we didnt have a lot of progress as we figured out we need to repaint some of the enginebay. The reason for this is that it was damaged in the right front corner. This destroyed the right headlight. So we welded it and painted without being able to testfit the headlight - Rookie mistake, i know.
So now the headlight sits to high and we cant get it flush with the hood and fender.

But good news. We did clean up the engineblock and gave it a bit of paint. And ofc. i bought a lot of random parts. i even found a set of cheap replica Bride seats. I know its replica. But with replica i wont be sad when i spill stuff om them.

Anyway. Heres a few pictures of the car so far:
























Ohh yeah. i accidentally ordered these:
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:12 PM   #41
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I almost got those eurolines for some spares! They were priced good too
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:15 PM   #42
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I almost got those eurolines for some spares! They were priced good too
Absolutely. at 179USD plus shipping i couldnt resist :P But i might throw some other lips on them in the future.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:59 PM   #43
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Wow, I'm pretty blown away at the amount of work you've done! This is legit a full restoration! Very impressed. Makes the small amount of work ahead of me [replacing turbo (thinking of putting T28 in place of the factory T25 on my SR20DET) and tuning the veh, low beams aren't working, and gauge cluster also not working (car is RHD swapped so maybe the one who did it didn't even connect everything )] seem not so scary aha.

But my experience level is only moderate, consisting of installing bolt-ons like crazy on my '08 Civic Si that I supercharged. Definitely sub'd to keep an eye on the progress!
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Loving the rear carbon trunk tray!!!
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:48 AM   #45
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Yeah where did you get the carbon privacy cover??????
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Wow, I'm pretty blown away at the amount of work you've done! This is legit a full restoration! Very impressed. Makes the small amount of work ahead of me [replacing turbo (thinking of putting T28 in place of the factory T25 on my SR20DET) and tuning the veh, low beams aren't working, and gauge cluster also not working (car is RHD swapped so maybe the one who did it didn't even connect everything )] seem not so scary aha.

But my experience level is only moderate, consisting of installing bolt-ons like crazy on my '08 Civic Si that I supercharged. Definitely sub'd to keep an eye on the progress!
Thank you for the kind words. But unfortunally i cant take all the credit. I have fantastic friends. Both a mechanic whos working on this in his sparetime and a painter whos willing to spend time on this small project
I also started out with doing basic stuff like changing oil and filter and so on. And now we just went all in and restorating the whole car as its getting pretty rare in Denmark. But the whole S-chassis community is so big and helpful, so its always easy to find the help you need
But the best advise i can give, is to do your research and take your time, it can safe your car :P


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Loving the rear carbon trunk tray!!!
Thanks. Unfortunally its only a prototype as its full of errors. But im working on creating "The final one"


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Yeah where did you get the carbon privacy cover??????
I made it myself
Heres a few pictures. As you can see, i used an original to get the shape. But i hated the big holes for speakers, so this was the coolest way to remove them












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that is awesome! i cant wait to see version 1.2! its definitely gonna be way better
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #48
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Im back!
Unfortunally i dont have that many updates. This is because of some stress related health issues and the fact that my company no longer allows me to do private work at the workplace. But luckily my wife and i are moving to a house with a small shed where i can do all my funny business.


I ordered a metal slam panel on croooober, but didnt like the raw metal look. So i wrapped it in some leftover carbon fiber. Its very good practice, and i actually am very pleased with the result.




I also ordered some copper pigment that i tried to put into some of the epoxy, It looks cool, but im not gonna use it on the car.



Over a year ago i bought a cheap dash, that i wanted to do something to. In the start i wanted to integrate some 52mm holes for gauges, but figured that it would be to 2005. So i desided just to flock it. I went on ebay and ordered a complete flocking kit and went crazy.
This was a BIG mistake!
The "glue" was some paint that dried so fast that 3 people couldnt put it on properly, so we had to put it on over 3 days - and it looks like shit. Im very displeased, but you can see the result in the pictures.











Next project will be to remove the flocking from the dash and try something else.


Another really bad thing about the car - we have to install a new radiator core support as mine is bend more than we thought. I ordered and paid it 2 month ago, and hopefully it will arrive in the end of this month.

But i received my Work Euroline DH wheels! This have been hell. The danish postal service is extremely bad. Dont know anything about customer service.
The story is kinda funny though. I ordered the wheels from Crooober in Japan with cheapest shipping (about 2 months of shipping) It arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark. The danish postal service returned the wheels to japan because they were to heavy. Didnt even give me the opportunity to drive 300km to pick them up myself. And they were returned by air. A few days after i was contacted by Crooober customerservice telling me that the wheels have been returned and suggested to ship my 4 wheels in 4 individually packed boxes. I agreed and waited another 1½-2 months.
All 4 wheels arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark and was there untill i paid the import charges. This was done instantly.

The 2 first wheels was delivered at my work where they were left together with some trash and my colleague was very close to throw them out. I contacted the postalservice and said i have never received anything, and the day after the deliveryman came by and asked if we didnt find the wheels, I told him that we had the wheels there the whole time, but i just wanted to make it perfectly clear for him that NEVER leave packages without a signature at a company.

Wheel number 3 came a few days later and it was signed for.

But wheel number 4...
Ohh boy... Let me repeat that the danish postalservice have the WORST customerservice ever!
I wrote to them telling that i can see the package havent been released from customs. They said it was because i havent paid the import fees - i had, and had proof of this. They couldnt help and told me to call their customerservice. I called the customerservice, waited around 30 minutes and because they dont have access to the import-information. I was told to call another number. This was a direct line and it only took 5 minutes. Here i was told to send the receipt of the import fee to the same mail-address as i wrote to in the start... After a week i called again, and they couldnt find the fucking package!!!
In the end the last wheel arrived, so i now have a complete set of Work Euroline DH 18x8/9.






As stated in the start, my wife and i are moving in the near future. So she thought it was smart to sell our sofa. So i was an opportunity for a bit of interior design!



My mechanic talked something about us needing some conrod bolts and nuts. So i ordered a set of ARP.




Last but not least, my wife needed a car, and i wanted my daily driver back, so we sold our Suzuki WagonR (that i wanted to make widebody) and she bought a Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Fun little car if you can get used to the e-cvt gearbox.



I hope that the next update will come within a month or so
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My mechanic talked something about us needing some conrod bolts and nuts. So i ordered a set of ARP.
Best part about ordering parts from Euro companies is the candy they send in the packages

The postal customer service sounds about on par with the USPS as well.
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Best part about ordering parts from Euro companies is the candy they send in the packages
Haha. Gotta love europe for all the candy :P

Anyway, ive had a few surprises in the last few days.
An old friend who is going to modify my oil pan/sump send me a few pictures of the process. And it looks very promising!

It was sandblasted on the outside, and he started to draw the larger pan so theres room for more oil, and of course some baffles. Do i need this? no. But we do this because we can





Also, after months of waiting, my part from Nissan finally arrived! Only took about 2 months as it needed to be shipped all the way from Japan. But here it is!
Item number 62500-53F00 - The complete front!


So now we can finally get it all put properly together so my painter can do his job.
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Also, after months of waiting, my part from Nissan finally arrived! Only took about 2 months as it needed to be shipped all the way from Japan. But here it is!
So now we can finally get it all put properly together so my painter can do his job.
Wow, how did you manage to get a new front core support assembly, I thought they were discontinued?
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Wow, how did you manage to get a new front core support assembly, I thought they were discontinued?

I just went to the local Nissan dealership, threw around 500USD after them and they ordered one from japan. 2 months after it arrived But yes, they are getting hard to get.
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I have a small update on the engine.
We finally got some of it back together.
We started with freshly honed cylinders and a beer to plan the weekend.



I ordered King Racing bearings in standard size for both main and rods


And they were installed with plastigage 0,025 inch / 0,076mm



And the result was this:



Looks pretty good so far.

Then it was time to put it together for the final time.
we used excessive amounts of Royal Purple Max-tuff assembly lube.



On to the pistons. Here we are using stock pistons, but with RIK pistonrings and ARP bolts and nuts





And again, we used Plastigage to meassure clearances. And they were perfect within spec.


When all 4 pistons were back, we installed the oilconsole, oil and waterpump







And thats how far we got that weekend.
Im hoping that we will get the radiatorsupport installed in the near future. But well see.


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Nice Update!! Damn I would love an upgraded oil sump for my CA too!!
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