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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2006, 08:06:53 PM »
Well, things have stalled a little on the project over the last few weeks. We've had far more important things to deal with lately.
As you may tell from the Trackday thread http://www.skylinesdownunder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51617&page=2 the black and white one didn't make it. I wasn't keen to run it with the loose/bent rear end it has and anyway, I had to get a sub 50sec out of the red one!
I'm still not done stripping it either, found a heap of stuff under the dash to chuck out too ;) Will definatly put it on the scales before I cage it tho.

There's the new intake with the filter hard up behind the headlight. The hole behind the light has been enlarged so when the light is removed the filter will get as much cold air as possible. The pod will get an airbox sometime too.
Still on the to do list:
HICAS removal
Brake conversion
Exhaust
Fix a few things... so really, bout the same as when I first started:rolleyes:

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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2006, 08:13:10 AM »
Looking good! Now if your serious on the weight reduction, isnt it about time you got some carbon parts...? And maybe lexan?

One thing Im not sure on, does anyone know of a skyline in the 32 range with windup windows? Ive never seen the inside of a GTE or GXi, but do they at all? As that could be a good conversion, as you need to have door panels and windows regardless.... so something lighter could be handy....
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« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2006, 10:34:00 AM »
Yeah I was wondering if GXi's had wind-up windows. When I get round to doing the alloy door trims I might just get some rocker switches and run the windows through them for the moment.
If I bend the gaurds or bonnet I'll look into getting some lighter ones then.
For now, I gotta sick to the budget of $0.00 ;)

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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2006, 11:35:23 AM »
looking awesome shane cant wait to see it all finished :)

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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2006, 01:24:37 PM »
All the GXi's that I've seen have electric windows, I didn't think nissan made a GXi coupe anyway did they?

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« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2006, 02:03:02 PM »
Cheers Aaron, it's starting to come along nicely. Getting ready to paint the interior and do some alloy panels for the parcel shelf and the like.


The lowest spec coupe they made was the GTS. I was just thinking about using the window winder mechanism to remove the electric windows.
Anyway, I gotta get the car race-worthy first!

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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2006, 11:16:02 PM »
I was told that you can add manual wind up/down windows to a R32.
Although I wasn't told which car to get them from. I presume
the window mechanisms come from 80's or pre 80's 2 door
Nissan's.

From what I have read, the R32 doors alone weigh 36kg each.
You could try Lexan windows in the doors, when you can afford it.

I think there is sound deadening in the wheel arches. Also in the
spare wheel well, etc.

R32 GTR's in racing trim weigh around 1280kg with roll cage. Standard
early model R32GTR is around 1440kg. So should be able to strip around
160kg from the cars weight.

GTS - 160kg = ?????

A lighter car is better on the brake rotors and brake pads.

Factory brakes with mods like brake master cylinder stopper, braided lines,
slotted rotors, good brake pads and brake fluid can brake just as good as
larger rotors.

Supposedly larger rotors will help prevent brake fade when doing repetitive
hard braking on a heavier racecar.

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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2006, 06:23:29 PM »
wow cool will be following this with interest :) something i want to try and do someday :)

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2006, 06:50:53 PM »
very nice project man


where can I get me one of those intake pipes from !!!!
new ride:R32 gts25 man. w00t
ex: various modded toyotas mainly Mr2

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« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2006, 07:58:53 AM »
gtsr, I hope to get under 1200kg before putting the cage in, as my road going GTS weighed in at 1220kg a few years back with sounds and air-con. All the sound insulation on the interior is out and I'm not goin to bother removing the underseal. The stuff inside the car is hard enough!
Cheers Wench. She's a budget build so it wont be the fastest one in history.
Mike, the intake is just exhaust tubing. I've been running a similar pipe on the road car for the last 6 years, sounds awsome ;) Click on the sig below if you want to hear it :D
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« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2006, 10:50:46 PM »
any chance of making one for me if not what size pipe did you use

cheers dude
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« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2006, 08:01:15 AM »
3in. The easiest way is to just buy a 45° piece of manderal bent pipe from pitstop. Just make sure you spray some paint or crc inside it to stop it rusting. The red car has got the 45° pipe on it, had to cut and weld it on this car as you can see.

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« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2006, 08:11:49 AM »
Hows the interior looking now? Managed to get all the sound deadening out? (Got any pics?).

Reason I ask is Ive been doing the same with the aRSe, although only from underneath the front seats back, as its only a road car - so no need to take everything out. The best trick I found was using a flat headed screw driver, seemed to work better than a paint scrapper as its a bit stronger (ie less flexible), also on suggestion from Pete - Desolve it - about $8 at Woolworths - is brilliant for getting the remaining gunk off left over from the sound deadening....

As for the weight, well my aRSe with full interior was 1320kgs once weight of the people in the vehicle and fuel are taken into account, Im aiming for 1250kgs now, so based on that (its an 89 with no ABS or sunroof) and the weight of a few other cars Ive seen around, I would imagine 1200kgs should be pretty easy for you - perhaps possible with cage and all - but that depends on what you take out of the car too.

Which leads me to ask - are you removing the rear windscreen wiper? And what about roof lining? Its a shame your not down this way, as I would give you a hand - I enjoy weight reduction a little too much!
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« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2006, 10:18:45 AM »
DAH DA DAH MONSTER GARAGE!!
Yeah weight reduction is fun ;) I used a heat gun and scraper to get the worst of it out. I'm now onto the dull part, using prepsol to get the last bits out. I'll take a photo once I get the inside tidy before I paint it.
Got all the dash out at the mo, contemplating doing a small alloy dash too, but that means re-wiring all the wipers and light switches. Maybe later.
Rear wiper is gone, just gotta find a bung the right size to fill the hole. Roof lining is gone too and the million plastic clips that held all the wiring.
The car is 3/4 of an hour away from where I live and my weekends are pretty full at the moment so it is slow progress, but at least there's no events I need the car for right now.

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« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2006, 06:54:47 PM »
sounding good, you thought about replacing the boot with alloy? can save a bit of weight by not having the arms to open it etc.... also I take it you have removed all the wiring bar brake lights in the boot?

I would post pics of the aRSe, but being a Skyline site I cant see people being too interested! suffice to say its damn noisy at 180km/hr with no interior, sound deadening etc and a bit of a loud exhaust....

Keep us informed of how the cars progressing too!
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