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*CLUTCHones~Silvia~Buildup~Project~Restore*

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  1. CLUTCHONE
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    My Current Project that Im Working on Right Now Is a ~1989 Nissan 240sx (Qs) with a Silvia Front End ConVersion.... I First Owned this Car 7/28/06 as a Traded for My Honda EH2 Due to Frame Damage....


    Silvia Front End Conversion
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    Prime Time
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    The Rear Weel Is the ONLY Non Steelly
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    The Current Motor is a KA24E N/A Rumored Fully Built
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    Sweet Uh...

    A Nice Project for a Person with the Intent to Restore and Save a S13,
    :bs:

    Well I Stepped Up to The Plate and Decided to Take on This Project Completely Knowing the Extent of Damage, and My Plans are to RESTORE this Nissan but Not to Exact Factory Spec, Because that Would Create a Very Boring Project... Informative but Boring, :spitdrink:

    So I Decided to Restore as Well as Rebuild and Replace Worn Parts with Better Quailty Parts While Still Sticking to a Theme... I Havent Decided a Theme Yet Thats Where You Guys Come In
    And You Can "Help" Me Decide on What Parts Best Fit the Theme For Replacement... :woot:

    So Lets Take a Closer Look at the "Damaged BEFORE PICS"... :poke:

    :( WARNING~ PICS BELOW MAY CAUSE INTENSE SADNESS
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    Front End Conversion

    So When I First Got the Car I Had a Very Hard Time with Hood and Bumper Fitment because the Car was hit in the Front Due to a Drifting Accident from Previous Owner, Of Course He took It to a Body Shop that Could Not Replace the Tri-Projectors Set so They Remain Damaged Soon to Be Replaced

    Im working with Several So.Cal Shops Searching for a Perfect Complete Set InCluding Silvia Center Peice...

    Damaged Passenger Corner
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    Damaged Driver Tri~Projecter
    Ziptied to Bumper...
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    Fender Fitment Off
    The Door Is Adjustable by the Hinges but the Previous Owner Know that Now Its Too Late... :mad:

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    Missing Passenger Rear View Mirror
    and Hood Slightly Off...

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    Im Taking the Car to PROTO Motorsports for Paint and Body they are Very Well Trained and Can Source alot of Hard to Find Parts...

    The Paint will Be SUPER BLACK...(KH3)
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    Rear END Damage

    Nismo Badge.... :roflmao:

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    Unknown Exhaust
    Straight Pipe 3"inches

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    Rear Passenger Side Damage...
    Due to Previous Owner Unskilled Driving :slap:

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    Diffrent View
    Tail lights are all in Good Condition... :woot:

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    Interior Damage

    ~>Extremely Cracked Dash... :(

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    Heads Up Display Doesnt Work... :mad:


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    Digital Speedo Doesnt Work...

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    *Note the Miles on Car...

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    Both Door Handles and Window Controls Need to Be Replaced...

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    Previous Owner Chopped Off for SHORT SHIFTER... :roflmao:
    (Never Do This... It Does Not Improve ANYTHING!!!)


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    No Carpet...
    or Insulation from Hot ASS Motor... :eek:hsnap:

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    SunRoof Should Slide back with the Push of a Button...

    But Previous Owner Decided to Place New Glass Top on Roof
    And BOLT In Place... :slap:

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  5. ONEateEessex

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    looks like a good
    what are your plans for it
    cant wait to see what it will look like finished
    you make me wanna post up my one-eighty
     
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    Looks like a lot of hard work ahead of you. Good luck
     
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    wow, previous owner really fucked up. bastard. anywho, bring that baby back to life! It deserves your love!
     
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    wow, she needs a lot of work and money... :spitdrink:

    goodluck buddy :)
     
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    dude no offence but you got rolled...

    you could have bought a nicely done S-13 for the amount of money that it's going to take to restore this car.

    second thing, the engine is a KA24E [not a K24de which is not even a Nissan motor, and definatly not a DE considering yours is a SOHC] which i doubt is fully built considering no one fully builds any KA engine without a turbo setup seeing as the KA24 makes a lousy NA engine.

    but hey if you got the money and the time, go for it. i personally would not have traded for it because of all the money needed to repair it :ermm:

    good luck man
     
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    To RESTORE is TO SAVE



    Well I Knew ahead of time of the Damage that the Silvia Had, I had Many Choices on Cars to get and I came across this one seeing someone else unfinished ProJect I Decided to SAVE the Car because Im Sure It would be Crushed If Not in the Right Hands So I Began this Project as a Restoration / BuildUp... :)

    My Previous EH2 Honda Civic Hatch Had Frame Damage and Could Not be Saved after Being Hit (sideswiped) by a Lifted F150, this Car has a Clean Title and with the Right Know How can Easly Be Restored as Im About to Show in this Thread... :slap:

    Yes ~>It Would Be Cheaper to Import a RHD Silvia S13 but what Fun Would that be... :spitdrink:

    Its Much Better to take a Car Like this and Restore It with Time while Learning More about the Car... :baby:

    "This Silvia is My Seed I will Plant It and Watch It Blossom Into a Flower as I Water It EVERY DAY" ~CLUTCHone
     
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    Wheels and Tires

    Today I Mounted a Set of Eneki Black Meshes... :rocks:

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    Although I Have other Rims and Tires in Mind
    These will Serve as a Temp Setup that I will Keep...

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    ~>A Nice Set of Rims and Tires
    will Give a dramatic Change in Apperance...

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    it's looking better already:) i'm anxious to see how your S13 will turn out.
     
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    forgot to peel the stickers off :p

    when is she going in for body work and paint?
     
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    Very Soon...

    Im Still Waiting for my Settlement... :rocks:


    What do you think about Bomex Side Mirrors? :poke:
     
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    no bomex. :slap:

    EDIT: i take that back. their mirrors are pretty decent. but it really depends on what aero you have. on a stock bodied s13, they wouldnt fit well
     
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    dude you really are the shit!!!!:rocks: anyone who would take something like that and see something beautiful in it is amazing. i cant wait to see how it will look when you get it all done. by the way are you going to swap in the SR20DET? cause that would make it really a silvia.... even if it is overplayed.:woot: Good luck man!!!
     
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    how about some Ganador mirrors..mmmm, yummy:)
     
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    The Theme...

    ~THE THEME~



    Ok So I Figured OUT ~THE THEME~

    I have Done this before many time, but It is a Good way for me to say on Track and have Restoration as a for front to my Motovation to Keep Building,

    The Theme will be Based on any Manufacture Found in This HYPER REV Book (Vol 19)

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    If the Manufacture is Not in the Book~> Im Not Adding It to this Project and It Will Not be Taken Into Consideration.

    :) ~>Hyper Rev Also Have Many other Books for Diffrent Models to be Used as Guides... :rocks:
    ~Click Magazine Image and above is also Linked~
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    Very True... But.

    True but the ones Im going to get is the Bomex Type 2 they Looks Better than the OEM square Sides and they Flow with the Lines of the Car alot Better... :)


    *THankyou... :roflmao:
    Im Going to Swap the Motor but at the Present Time Im Undecided...


    Looks Nice, Reminds me of AB-FluG or Saurus but Maybe too Small... :)
     
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