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Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 24, 2005, 09:59:05 AM
I know that the Laurel share many components with the Skyline, but can somebody explain this:

(http://tanetane92.web.infoseek.co.jp/005992.jpg)
(http://tanetane92.web.infoseek.co.jp/006002.jpg)

Is the engine an RB?
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: V8eta on May 24, 2005, 10:12:44 AM
Damn thats cool, looks like the front and rear ends of a laurel have been grafted onto a 2dr gtst as the roof and rear guards look like skyline ones.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: screamin' skyline on May 24, 2005, 10:19:58 AM
Yip, it's an RB. Looks like it's still got Laurel doors cause the b pillar looks different. May be a Skyline turret on a chopped down Laurel chassis?
Got any more pics? Interior side shots...
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 24, 2005, 10:21:42 AM
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Originally posted by V8eta
Damn thats cool, looks like the front and rear ends of a laurel have been grafted onto a 2dr gtst as the roof and rear guards look like skyline ones.

at least the mirrors are from a skyline!
The question is: Nissan did it or it is custom made?
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 24, 2005, 10:23:25 AM
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Originally posted by screamin' skyline
Yip, it's an RB. Looks like it's still got Laurel doors cause the b pillar looks different. May be a Skyline turret on a chopped down Laurel chassis?
Got any more pics? Interior side shots...

I wish I had more pics, I'm still looking for some.

Only hint:  It was at last year Tokyo auto show.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: R32 GT on May 24, 2005, 11:58:06 AM
Someone has spent alot of time on a custom 2door sky-rel. Very cool result though, it would def start a new trend if it wasnt such an involving conversion
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Kahl on May 24, 2005, 03:38:35 PM
I think its actually an s13 silvia. The front struts have a 3 bolt pattern at the top where r32 has only 2.
Also the passenger side dash in the picture from the rear angle looks more like that of an s13 to me.
Could be wrong though....
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 24, 2005, 03:59:46 PM
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Originally posted by Kahl
I think its actually an s13 silvia. The front struts have a 3 bolt pattern at the top where r32 has only 2.
Also the passenger side dash in the picture from the rear angle looks more like that of an s13 to me.
Could be wrong though....

Struts and dash are from the Laurel. In fact everything is genuine Laurel except it's a 2-door, that's what really bogging me! :splat:
But can somebody comfirm that Nissan never made a 2-door Laurel C33?
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Kahl on May 24, 2005, 04:03:27 PM
There is no way that is a laurel dash. Looks completely different to the one I have in front of me. S13 and C33 use the same suspension.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: R32 GT on May 24, 2005, 04:24:41 PM
Nah the rear guards/ rear windscreen are def R32
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 24, 2005, 04:50:34 PM
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Originally posted by Kahl
There is no way that is a laurel dash. Looks completely different to the one I have in front of me. S13 and C33 use the same suspension.

Could be R33?
(http://english.auto.vl.ru/catalog_photos/nissan/skyline/nissan_skyline_726.jpg)

Anyhow, this 2-door Laurel look like a genuine Nissan model!:D
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: spinner hubcaps on May 24, 2005, 05:00:38 PM
I reckon the rear quarter windows look s13.. most of the car looks s13 but the engine bay is too long for an s13?
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: spinner hubcaps on May 24, 2005, 05:02:10 PM
Nah... It's definately a s13 :dfinger:
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: darkness on May 24, 2005, 05:36:35 PM
that roofline screams s13 to me.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: FLICKT on May 24, 2005, 08:10:28 PM
it is a s13, saw a thread about it ages ago..
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: 25T_Sedan on May 25, 2005, 02:35:31 AM
i think its the rear quarter window that gives away the fact that its not an R32 so im saying S13 as well.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: darkness on May 25, 2005, 07:58:47 AM
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Originally posted by 25T_Sedan
i think its the rear quarter window that gives away the fact that its not an R32 so im saying S13 as well.


thats what did it for me.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 25, 2005, 10:44:30 AM
Well, this thread didn't bring me any new information! I didn't really car if parts come from a S13 or R32/33. I've post on many forums and all I got is suppostions. I though that this forum had more Laurel/Skyline experts than any others, but it didn't get me anything new!

So, it's a custom 2-door Laurel and it's beautiful. Just wish I could know who did it!:cool:
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Kahl on May 25, 2005, 11:10:38 AM
Of course you didnt get any new information. The answer you were looking for was wrong. No body on here is going to tell you that it is a 2 door laurel just to keep you happy, because no one here beleives it.

I may be going out on a limb here but I think I can safely say that nissan NEVER MADE A 2 DOOR LAUREL.

:)
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: Domspun on May 25, 2005, 05:17:23 PM
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Originally posted by Kahl
Of course you didnt get any new information. The answer you were looking for was wrong. No body on here is going to tell you that it is a 2 door laurel just to keep you happy, because no one here beleives it.

I may be going out on a limb here but I think I can safely say that nissan NEVER MADE A 2 DOOR LAUREL.

:)

Now I'm gonna have to fly to Japan and track down the owner!;)
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: CA31_Cefiro on August 31, 2005, 10:06:05 PM
plenty of 2 door laurels, just no c33. i think its an s13, just look how they've styled the laurel body lines on though looks like a genuine c33 2door. mint!
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: MADE_A31 on September 04, 2005, 10:25:20 PM
OK. It s a geniune C33, however it was converison done by "NATS". I think it was for Tokyo Auto Salon last year, over previous yr. NATS has done some sick swaps and I remember this one from option mag awhile back. So if you google NATS and have someone translate it im sure you can get all the details. The C33 & A31 only came as a 4D Sedan and I'm sure the average person could not afford that swap from NATS.
Title: 2-door Laurel??
Post by: top gun drfda on September 29, 2005, 12:50:05 PM
What would be in volved in doing this to an s13? as in cost and simplicity cheers. :devil:  :skulls: