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'Lost Birds' Time Attack Build

Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:11 am



This has been going on for a couple months now. I figured I'd post it up in here for you all. I think this is like most projects where you just keep going more overboard. Enjoy!

I picked up a 1995 R33 GTR. It had 76,000KM, Greddy boost controller, HKS coilovers, 17" work wheels, ARC intake and few other things.. Nardi Wheel for instance. and now that I looked at the picture a Nismo 400R bodykit. haha





^not perfect, but I was happy. well, these are great cars but they are heavy. So I did some "stage 1" weight reduction on it, just to tide me over while I parts searched.



as you can see I pulled out the floormats, all of the trunk stuff (completely bare) speakers are gone, radio out, no grab handles, there was a nissan air purifier behind the backseat...????.. I also put on thinner socks. this is just basic "I don't want this" removal. well I made it to almost 50 KGs before it was over with, so I felt pretty good for spending zero dollars.

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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:11 am

Well so far I haven't purchased many items, because frankly I'm having a hard time picking what direction to go with tuning, but I did purchase some wheels that I couldn't pass up.


Enkei NT-03 18x9.5 +15

And Japanese McDonald's girls know how to dress, as I've said before...



anyway, so an important part of what's about to come next needs to be explained. When I was searching for a GTR. I only was looking for Midnight Purple. I found two. one guy wouldn't come off his price, and the other wanted to know "what were my intentions with the car" etc etc.. what the hell. you sell car, I buy car.. that's how it worked I thought. Well I hate white cars, and silver is my second least desired. I settled on this car with repainting it in a "Time Attack" paint job from the start. While I chose a color scheme, I let my girlfriend draw over a scratch on the front bumper. it didn't matter.. I was repainting it anyway...


see the scratches?
well the night got longer and...

and then the sun started coming up..





continued....
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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:13 am

So this is where it was like..... what do we do. 15 hours went into the front bumper all of a sudden and we felt an indebtedness to it. Well ideas got thrown around, and then..









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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:13 am




I drew some too...








Did I mention I love sunshine?
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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:14 am

bought some lugnuts to match the GT-R logos, because being flashy is like 60% of winning.

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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:15 am

finished the fender


and started the trunk

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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:16 am

trunk, more done.



more body drawing.



also got the other front fender off



slowly but surely.
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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:18 am

The drawing started on January 16th, probably will never endddddd.
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Postby Gold Digger » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:18 am

Damn, dude. Your girl has some talent.

Got a question though. What are you doing with the HKS coilovers? Are you going to be replacing them? Are they in good shape?

How about the boost controller?

I've got a MP 95 V-Spec and looking for a decent set of used coilovers to get me down a little so I don't like a 4X4. I live in Saitama ken.

If you are interested in selling the coilovers, let me know how much you want or if you are looking for anything in particular for yours. I might have some spare stuff lying around.
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Postby USsil80 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:18 am

wow... i love it.... so jealous...
but wow... i would leave the body drawing... just clear over it!!!
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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Gold Digger wrote:Damn, dude. Your girl has some talent.

Got a question though. What are you doing with the HKS coilovers? Are you going to be replacing them? Are they in good shape?

How about the boost controller?

I've got a MP 95 V-Spec and looking for a decent set of used coilovers to get me down a little so I don't like a 4X4. I live in Saitama ken.

If you are interested in selling the coilovers, let me know how much you want or if you are looking for anything in particular for yours. I might have some spare stuff lying around.
yes I'll be getting rid of the HKS coilovers. they are in okay shape for a DD but that it about it I would say. Once I get some new ones I can pull them out and take some pics for you and inspect them a little better. Either way, what kind of stuff do you have to get rid of?

I need seats, seat belts that aren't expired, cams, injectors, uprated fuel pump, splitfire coilpacks, Blitz? exhaust.. haven't really decided on that. I'm amazed this one still had the stock unit. I need a fuel cell, roll cage. haha. i could go on for a while I guess.
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Postby 2WDrift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:10 pm

The artwork on the car is amazing! A+ cant wait to see the finished product.
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Postby GroundForceOne » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:27 pm

thanks. Allison will appreciate hearing that. She went snowboarding today while I was at work so nothing has been done really. this weekend I'm hoping to get the trunk finished as well as the rest of the passenger side (not including the door)
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Postby GroundForceOne » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:51 am

here's today's update. Finished from the pillar all the way to the tail light above the first body line, and also removed the door so it could be inside with the heat while it's worked on.

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Postby GroundForceOne » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:08 am

forgot about this. 100mm extension

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Postby J240sx » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:56 am

Nice car. At first I was thinking, why is she drawing on his Skyline.. And then after more pictures I didn't want her to stop. Cant wait to see it all done. Kind of reminds me of Timbaland's lamborghini.

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Postby SteveRB240sx » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:22 am

Wow, thats great, ive never been into the R33, but that kit, and that design its just making that car look great. I cant wait to see the finished product.
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Postby Black on Gold » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:11 pm

Dirty!

When i first saw her drawing on the panels i was praying you were going to let her continue

Send her another "Good Job" from me
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Postby Chattzx » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:16 pm

wow please tell me you will clear over that it looks very awesome and unique
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Postby GroundForceOne » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:28 pm

300zx4life wrote:wow please tell me you will clear over that it looks very awesome and unique
Thanks for the props guys! Yes it's going to be the permanent paint job for the car once it's done. clearcoat wax, extra insurance.. lol. there's already 77 hours into the drawings and the car is almost 40Q% done. :-/ New update later on! it's only 3PM here right now.
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Postby jbracy7 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:12 pm

i have got to move to japan wat kind of nissan would $2.300 us get me?
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Postby GroundForceOne » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:11 am

honestly?? nothing worth buying unless you want a super fix me upper. 1989 R32 GTRs are still 3,800 and up. and really there's probably like 1 in Japan that 3,800. When you go on these sites and they show you a price, that doesn't include JCI most of the time (700US), or they just build it into the price and do the safety check for you, insurance (??/yr) <which you have to buy or you aren't getting too far. the other thing is gas is 5.50US a gallon here, and GTRs get 14-18MPG. That's my 2 cents anyway.
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Postby jbracy7 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:40 am

wow 3800+700+ins. thats about what a non working 89 300zx goes for here got u any jobs for welders over there
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Postby pedobear-lovin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:26 pm

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Postby chukidrifter420 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:02 pm

Wow this is sick! your girl has some talent. subscribing for sure!
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Postby GroundForceOne » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:06 pm

chukidrifter420 wrote:Wow this is sick! your girl has some talent. subscribing for sure!

She said to tell you thanks for the compliment!

Trunk is finished!




Got her to write Skyline in Japanese


More to come.
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Postby visser003 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:28 pm

This is so awesome. Subscribed.

I can't wait to see the hood. Its going to be the center piece on this masterpiece.
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Postby spooled240 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:43 pm

this is so bada$$! But I'm wondering how permanent all this hard work is, are you gonna shoot some clear over it?

How much does your gf charge an hour? my car needs a few tattoos haha
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