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Drifty Track S12 VQ build

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So as per my Hello post yesterday, we bought a Nissan S12 back in 2009 after doing some drifting at Silverstone in a 370z during the Nissan days.

 

The car started out having been badly painted and stickered up by the previous owner (the Xbox logos weren't me, honest).

 

We regularly broke it but had lots of fun and crashed through the barriers, into oil drums and over the cones.

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Over time I stuck on a S13 paddle clutch, Saab intercooler and manual boost control valve.

 

Then after a few more runs, I decided to pull it apart and do the S13 based coilover conversion and stick on the S13 brakes.

 

We also cut out loads of rot and got a GP body kit. 

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Then came the decision to get someone who knew what they were doing to make it go faster and safer.

 

So I approached Mark and the team at Abbey for the mechanicals and Terry Loxton for the restoration of the shell and started the strip of the donor 350Z.

 

Leadfoot Racing have completed the cage and Abbey ahve completed the engine mounts and mock up, so soon it will be winging its way to Terrys for the shell work.

 

I'll put some more pics up as it progresses.

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Quick update :)

 

The beast has reached the bodyshop.

 

Its with APVM who are doing a great job, check them out of you need something restoring.

 

http://www.apvmbodyrepair.co.uk/

 

Hopefully it will be heading back to Abbey in a few week time ready for the rebuild. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Sim said:

Quick update :)

 

The beast has reached the bodyshop.

 

Its with APVM who are doing a great job, check them out of you need something restoring.

 

http://www.apvmbodyrepair.co.uk/

 

Hopefully it will be heading back to Abbey in a few week time ready for the rebuild. :)

 

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Few more pics from Body shop.

 

Getting me far too excited again :)

 

 

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Great work and looking good :thumbs:

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Is that a genuine Grand Prix kit?  If so youre mad putting it on a driftcar :lol:

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On 02/04/2019 at 13:59, docwra said:

Is that a genuine Grand Prix kit?  If so youre mad putting it on a driftcar :lol:

lol, its an ebay GP kit :)

 

I'm mad for doing the whole project ;)

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I honestly cannot wait to see this up and running, its going to be awesome :thumbs:

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So after a long wait for new door pins, we have progress :)

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The big question is does it stay all red or do we stick with the original plan and put big white stripes on it?

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very very good job

 

a few years ago, I owned an S12 and a 350z, it's great cars and your wedding is amazing

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