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Old 07-28-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Ninth times a charm? OEM+ silvia build

Lets start off with some pics of my old 240's from the past 10 years
my first three I had between 04-07

my first 240

The white one was my auto daily & the tan one was a rust free car that I ended up having to sell since it didn't run when I moved.

Then came my body kit phase


frame completely rusted out & I had $5k in parts stolen off of it


This car had the kit from my hatch on it, but I didn't own it very long due to the shitty top (only pic I can find of it atm)


This is the only s14 I've owned & loved it so much more then my s13's (minus all the rust this one had) I have no idea why I still haven't bought a clean one to replace it yet as a daily.



My 89 coupe is the longest I've kept any of my cars(3 years) that I'm still in the process of selling parts off of



Now onto my new build, I finally got around to getting a nice clean strait, rust free shell to replace my tan one that I didn't want to sell o so long ago.
Picked it up on 7/12



It came with just about everything I needed to put it back together



Week 1
I knocked out deleting everything I didn't need from the wire harness so I could tuck it. Fingers crossed it doesn't catch on fire when I go to test it out haha. I also installed my pedals & hvac, I'm only going to be using heat on the defrost setting.


this was half the wires that were removed


I still have to figure out how I want to mount my fuse box & how I want to route my headlight harness.

That weekend I got lucky and found an aero bumper somewhat local and scooped it up.



Week 2
I figured I might as well get it out of the way and attempt to cut a dash up for the first time to try and fit around the cage. I feel like I could have done a much better job but It'll do for now. I'm going to be flocking it & if I'm not happy with it I'll grab a new dash.





Next I moved onto painting the insides of my doors & assembling them. The paint ended up not matching the greatest. I still haven't decided if I'm going to leave them bare or make sheet metal door panels.




Over the weekend I ended up trading my origin fenders for some flared metal ones.


I got the passenger side to line up with the body lines



I feel like that's too much gap at the top?

I'm still working on trying to get the driver side to line up with the body lines and not have so much gap but it's being a huge bitch.

here's where I started off at

here's where I got it to after some tweaking, anyone have any tips?

I'm also having issues with my aero bumper not wanting to line up with the metal bumper support in but if I take it out it lines up with no issues.



Also anyone have any easy fix's for two broken studs on my one brick headlight? Or am I going to have to drill and tap it?

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:21 AM   #2
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your doors are sagging/spaced more at the top most likely due to the copper bushings located in the hinge being worn out. therye like $15 a piece from nissan and i think you need 4 of them. from what im told and have read, replacing them along with the striker plates makes a night and day difference (i know the striker plate made a huge difference in how well my door stays shut)... replacing the bushings should pull the doors up and into place correctly.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:06 PM   #3
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looks like a great start.... damn that aero bumper is uber clean
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Nice start. Keep it up man.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #6
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thanks guys and I'll have to look into the bushings & strikers

I haven't made much progress, but I did get around to flocking my dash finally. It came out way better then I thought it would for doing it myself for the first time

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Old 08-03-2014, 10:57 PM   #7
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Very nice build so far! Quality from the beginning brings much better results at the end!!!!
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that dash looks great what exactlly do you need to do to get it like that?whats the material and will it crack?
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #10
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Yea I bought my stuff from http://www.flockit.com/index.php/products.html
suede-tex fibers(1lb bag)
16ozglue(had alot left over)
andI bought the spray gun but I feel like it would have came out the same using the hand kit.
If I ever flock anything else I think I'll make my own hand flocker using the DIY flash light way.
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Not a whole lot of progress but I Installed & wired up my defi's


Fixed my brick headlight studs & modfied my bumper support so my aero bumper would line up


What do you guys use for the two mounting holes under the corner light?



Started to flare my rear quarters and installing some of my suspension. Just need to order ruca's & toe arms.

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Old 10-24-2014, 12:36 AM   #12
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Nice cage. Is it completely custom or a buy and weld kit?
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I'm not 100% sure if the cage was partially a kit or all custom, it was done like 5 years ago haha

here's some updates since I've been slacking

Got the dash installed & gauges wired up. Install a hydro ebrake mount that bolts around the shifter, along with a stock ebrake setup I found locally.


I got the windows installed with a new windshield, led tails & corner lights installed



Installed all my suspension, custom knuckles, 300zx brakes, and wilwood dual caliper setup






Cleaned & installed my brides, ASD hydro ebrake, speakers, nardi/quick release setup & still need to get around to installing my taylor battery box



Sold my horrible offset vskf's for r33 rep wheels to go along with the oem plus look


Picked up rep skirts, valences, gtr grill & a hood and just did a quick mock up to see how they will look. Just waiting for my east bear mirrors to show up and it'll be ready for paint.

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why oem hand brake and hydro brake?
awesome build so far, are you respraying it red since you re-installed windows already?
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:37 PM   #15
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For when I'm parked, my last car would sometimes roll a little on hills just leaving it in gear since I removed the stock ebrake and don't feel like dealing with that again haha.

I still haven't decided on what color I'm doing the exterior yet. But since it's parked outside I was getting tired of rain getting in my interior all the time and worrying about someone accidently bumping into and breaking the glass. I know I should have waited to install them but worst case scenario I'll just get them removed again since my buddy did it for me.
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Where did your find that bracket you mounted the hydro to? I made one but its a little flimsy since the trans tunnel metal is so thin
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Loving this build! Cant wait to see more!!

What's next?

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Not a whole lot left to order/do. Next is definitely going to be paint probably black or two tone. I need to order 4 point harness's, tires and other small things I want. Then I need to decide if I want to run an sr20 for now and save up for a 1j, or not drive it for awhile & just save for a 1j now haha

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here's the link to the one I'm running
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Nice coupe dude. I wish I could find a silvia front end for mine.
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Back from the dead here is my one year later update on this thing. I've put this car on the back burner the last year only working on it here and there.

I sold my dented metal silvia hood and picked up a carbon fiber one and had elite jdm extended some s13 lca's for me.




Swapped out the brides for a Hans Racetech seat.


Here is some of my 1j swap parts that I've been collecting. Only things left is an order with driftmotion and to acquire a vvti longblock & this thing should be on the road finally.


I ended up changing my mind on the flared fenders I had(had too much bondo on them for my likeing)and sold them. I also decided to sell my bricks to get a better set that hadn't been repaired.


Decided to wrap the car for now until I decide on what color I want to get the car painted.








Then I finally found a decent set of metal silvia fenders that weren't dented to shit



I still need to finish the bumpers, skirts, handles and rear valences
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Well, he did say "back from the dead", and 4 years isnt even that long.
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