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Old 04-10-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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s14 My LHD to RHD build

Not much info to go along with it. I decided to stop my Rb25 build and go into this RHD business..... All the work was done by me up until the welding. It took a bit to get this done due to my hectic work schedule, school, and good ol typical Florida weather. Total time including the welding @ Raw Brokerage =6 months. It's my first build thread so take it easy on me. :dblthumb:
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Trimmed down clip

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And the fun begins
Day 1 = 6hours total.. Started to remove the seam sealer from car and clip. I marked all the spot welds that needs to be removed with a purple sharpie.

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Day 2 = 13 hours. Started stripped engine bay and interior.

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Day 3 = 8 hours. Started removing the spot welds from clip. Detaching post and the floorboard.

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Day 4 and 5 = 8 hours. Removed left post and right post.

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Finished product on the RHD firewall

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Metal removed from the clip. Spot weld by spot weld.

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Day 6 = 8 1/2 hours. Removed windshield (which I had almost completely removed until I sneezed and cracked it. lol) and started plasma cutting my car (got sick seeing how many more spot welds and all the metal I had to remove , so cue in the plasma cutter :woot

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Day 7 = 4 hours. Removed remaining metal on left and right side.

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Comparison shot

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Since I got pretty tired of running into snags with the weather, having limited time to do the work, and my pops too busy to weld for me. I went ahead and sent it over to Ricky and the crew @ Raw Brokerage to get mocked, fitted, and welded. These photos are property of Raw Brokerage.
Dan working hard

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Before getting 3m seam sealed

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Next stop... to the paint booth. I am getting the interior and engine bay painted either Gt-R Titanium grey, R34 Gt-R Silica Breath Metallic, or R34 Gt-R Millennium Jade. (Your opinions which color to choose??)
Coming soon... S1 500hp Rb25det build and the remaining build on body and suspension.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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Pics of the paint job. I went ahead and got the engine bay and interior painted Gt-R Titanium Grey. Engine got clear coat, interior did not.


next step starting saturday... Redoing the wiring. Instead of shoving the fuse box under the dash like a lot of cars I've seen done on forums, I am going to place the box in the back half of the car and run the wiring from there. I'll post pics once I get that done. (shit ton of cutting, soldering, and heat shrinks)
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Are you painting the exterior as well? Are you going to leave the interior bare bones?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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The exterior will get painted once I get th Rb installed and my bodykit arrives. 6666 customs aka rocket bunny- gt rodeo kit. Interior will be bare from the back seats on
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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i have a rhd steering rack along with the hole power steering system of my jdm s14 clip lmk if you need it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #6
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Day 8 and 9 total hours = 8 (ran out of wiring :/)

Interior harness


Future home of the Fuse box and Ecu. Once wired, I'll go to Proven Power and have some brackets fabbed to hold them in their respected places


Elongating the wiring from the fuse box (rear of the car to the front of the car)
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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What was your reasoning for wanting to convert to RHD? Not trying to be an asshole just generally curious because I drive a RHD car and the only reason for owning one up here at least is because they are generally cheaper than their USDM counterpart(JDM FD's and MK4 supra's are almost always cheaper than LHD ones) and the fact most of them have the better engines than the USDM version. Having a RHD car up here is already enough reason for some cops to decide that they should pull you over but I couldn't imagine how much hassle you would get in the US where RHD cars are a lot less common.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #8
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I agree. You did alot of work. Nice work, but really, why?
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #9
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Cause i wanted to build a rhd 500 hp rb s14 lol. I enjoy project cars, this is my 6th and last one (at least til i am done with my masters). Each car got better and badder, this is my mona Lisa of projects..daily/track car.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #10
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This is great but are you leaving your ebrake on the left side? I remember my 300 zx having the ebrake on the right side and it being weird to reach for on the opposite side.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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I am keeping ebrake there , going to install a hydroebrake on the right side. Using hydro ebrake as a primary ebrake shortens the lifespan of seals and such
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #12
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Cause i wanted to.
That's all you need to say to the haters.

You are doing great quality work here and i dig that color you painted the bay. Ill be watching the rest of this build.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #13
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That's all you need to say to the haters.

You are doing great quality work here and i dig that color you painted the bay. Ill be watching the rest of this build.

agreed ^^^

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:35 PM   #14
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #15
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nice work bro...
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #16
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good luck with the build.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #17
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Day 10/11 total hours -16

Shows where the engine harness meets for the elongated wiring for the new location of the fuse box


Where the wiring is being routed.


Interior view of where I am at now. Also shows the elongated wiring.


Another view of the interior and the progress.


Shows where the engine harness meets up with the interior dash harness


Engine bay shot and the progress


Exterior and engine bay shot and the progress


More to come on Thursday.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #18
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Legit build dude! Good luck!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:50 PM   #20
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I can tell already this car will look great. Your starting this build off right.
And great choice on the 6666 customs rocket bunny kit, it's sex on wheels!
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The exterior will get painted once I get th Rb installed and my bodykit arrives. 6666 customs aka rocket bunny- gt rodeo kit. Interior will be bare from the back seats on
Sounds great my man!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #22
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its coming out clean man.. i know its time consuming and alot of work with the wiring.. but its all worth it.. just finished mine like 2 weeks ago
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Looks great!

I feel you on the wiring taking absolutely forever! I didn't want to put my fuse box under the dash either so I relocated it behind the seats. My ecu is where the passenger airbag used to be. I redid my entire harness, removing a bunch of unneeded stuff.

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great idea/ location for the ecu!!.. i might have to look at placing mine there too!

thanks sharonna!
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Great progress, keep it up!
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great idea/ location for the ecu!!.. i might have to look at placing mine there too!

thanks sharonna!
I figured it would be smart to keep the engine harness separate and the wiring as short as possible. I like where you put the fuse box. I should have put mine there but im not about to do it all over again lol.
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dude looks so sick. propss. i wanna do this but have no type of mechanical skills to this level at all. and who cares what other ppl think its what your driving. lol.
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bueatiful build
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Do you think that cutting the firewall out completely as you had was the best way to convert over to lhd. I have herd but never seen individuals cutting out only the sections they needed. Has any one ever seen someone only cut the sections needed to convert to rhd been done? I would imagine that it would make the process easier?

As far as the build great job! I am excited to see her grow. Any advice except takevyour time and practice welding?
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Cool build.

I drove a imported S13 Silvia for a little while in the states. I hated it, couldn't see shit to pass people. Drive through's are no longer convenient. Merging on the highway. There are many situations that will piss you off, even if you leave out the police hassle, but more power to you!
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