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« on: December 28, 2011, 05:16:12 PM »
This has been a build that started almost 2 years ago due to lack of time and $$. This is going to be heavy on the pics and light on the words as im not big on words..

It all began when i was looking for a car and came across this A31 in below average condition but well priced. From memory i paid $2400 for it with 5 months wof left & 6 months rego so just decided to drive it untill it ran out. The plan being in that time i would find a better shell and swap all the gear over. That proved harder than i thought it took almost a year to find what i wanted .

This is where it began. RB20DET, Manual, Lsd etc etc

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This is the replacement. Im the 2nd NZ owner, an old guy owned it for 17 years and i only got it because he passed away.

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This is the engine out of the origional car.

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 05:24:34 PM »
It was all a bit of a dulux rebuild


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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 06:05:53 PM »
Some new parts..

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 06:14:18 PM »
Pulling the motor out and preping the engine bay


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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 06:31:11 PM »
Ah more why did it stop!
ID1000\'s / FMIC / PLENUM / MP.TURBO!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 06:51:30 PM »
Sorry i had to go get some beers

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 07:01:05 PM »
Waited a week with the heater and dehumidifier going for the paint to dry.


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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 07:19:42 PM »
Didnt think of cutting the holes for the I/C piping before painting so had to do some careful drilling. Also swapped rear hicas subframe for a non hicas one.


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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 07:25:30 PM »
Had to stick it on the hoist to do some of the stuff that was a mish on the ground.


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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 07:43:51 PM »
It finally becomes mobile.


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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 07:49:04 PM »
Good stuff dude!
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 07:58:42 PM »
When i got all running the turbo oil seals were leaking and it was smoking like crazy + the exhaust was rangi as.


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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 08:28:35 PM »
more exhaust and some pics of when i took it to Powercruise in Nov


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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2011, 08:41:11 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2011, 10:40:23 PM »
those steelies, wow, i really wanna build a car that is similar to this, why the eff did i sell my laurel. god damn.
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