Skyline restoration

Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:04 pm

I've been around these cars since the late 90s but I didn't buy one until 2011. This is my 2nd now and I decided to get myself something with some serious power but also something I could fix up and add value

I won't talk to much about the spec but rest assured it's running a very safe 700bhp and massive torque

It's a 1997 r33 gtr v-spec

Here's a cut down spec list
2.8 stroker kit
Os giken Forged pistons/rods
Garret 2860_10 Twin turbos
os giken Tripple plate clutch
750cc Injectors
Dual fuel pump
Tomie pon cams

Here's a pic of the car when I picked it up. Clearly in need of tlc but the engine is fresh having just recently had a rebuild from the very best, Rb motorsport

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:10 pm

Plans were to fix the rear qtrs ie cut all the rust out, rebuild the metal back and fit 400r fenders.

It's soon became apparent that the rust was far more severe than I first suspected and that the paint work in general was in need of a full respray

Notice the glaringly different shades of panels

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And hideous rust

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:12 pm

Any idea how I post full pics rather than directing you to my photobucket account ?
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:29 pm

Anyway, away it goes to the body shop

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:33 pm

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Wed May 21, 2014 10:39 pm

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby Angelus » Wed May 21, 2014 10:57 pm

Looking good. Impressive amount of work has gone into it. :D
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby Andrew[MG] » Wed May 21, 2014 11:09 pm

Indeed, very cool!

Do you run your own garage there?
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby Jack-The-Lad » Thu May 22, 2014 11:37 am

Looking lovely, keep us updated!!! :D
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Thu May 22, 2014 6:51 pm

Andrew[MG] wrote:Indeed, very cool!

Do you run your own garage there?

No I use specialists for this kind of thing.
In fact changing oil, sparks plugs etc is about it for me due to the amount of space I have in our drive way. I'd love to be able to do more
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Thu May 22, 2014 6:55 pm

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Thu May 22, 2014 7:01 pm

The headlights still need more work. They'llneed split so I can clean the inside then sealed back up. Paint work is finished as some of you saw at the Dakota

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Then a bit of a clean in the sun

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby JTJUDGE » Mon May 26, 2014 11:57 pm

Next big job is to tackle the interior
In going for an all black interior so out with the drab grey and in with the fresh


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Rear is completely stripped out so I'm stuck as to what I should do with it. Put it all back or do something different

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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby Walker » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:19 pm

Looking good mate. Some serious work going into it. Any chance of bringing to the next meet so I can have a nosey??
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Re: Skyline restoration

Postby allandwf » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:26 pm

That's an excellent looking job. A lot of work but well worth it. Thanks for sharing the pics, always inspiring.
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