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aw1200
20-11-11, 06:02 PM
Hi all,
been a reader for a fair time now, thought it was about time to chuck up my build thread.

bought the car when i was 17 been building it for bout 3 years now on and off due to the usual issues when building a car :( but focus is to be full steam ahead and get it finished.

i wont go thru everything ive done, ill try make it short. but if any questions, feedback etc is all welcome :)
thanks

*sorry for the quality of pictures from the start of the build, didnt have the best of cameras, does get better as it goes on.*

here we go.
when i first picked it up
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300202.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300167.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300207.jpg

Once it come time to get into stripping the car of everything. the bad just start rolling in, car didnt look that bad upon inspection when buying but after actually pulling it down and poking around it just wasnt what it seemed. but by this point had become determined to get it fixed..
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300217.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300284.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300298.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300299.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300300.jpg

the previous owner had pop rivet panels over all the rust and then just slapped bogged of them. as you may see throughout some of the pictures..

aw1200
20-11-11, 06:12 PM
and after pages and pages of drawing measurements, this happened.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300321.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300318.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300423.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300515.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300511.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300406.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300387-Copy.jpg

it was a very long process going through all of this, as you could imagine. :(
after a fair time of the project being at a standstill id finally tracked down another front which was it pretty good condition.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300540.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300548.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300550.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300553.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300711.jpg

:)
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300542.jpg

aw1200
20-11-11, 06:33 PM
the next lot of repairs and mods.
Floors/floorpan
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300525.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300743.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300764.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300798.jpg

Rear beaver and taillight sections
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300833.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300838.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300842.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300865.jpg

Also removed the factory external tailgate handles, while doing this we'd discovered that upon fitting the aftermarket taillight sections the moulding just wasnt right and left a wide gap when the tailgate as closed, in the pic you can see how we had to widen the tailgate from 4mm at the top and tapper in to nothing towards the bottom. this had to be done on both sides..
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300889.jpg

tie hooks gone, smoothed fuel flap with popper
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300942.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300944.jpg

Noteven
20-11-11, 06:35 PM
good work mate :)
need any info / parts just ask..
nath.

aw1200
20-11-11, 06:50 PM
Sills and lower rears qtr's
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300925.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300936.jpg

Wheel tubs
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300993.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6300997.jpg

then came the fun of paint stripping the car to uncover just how bad the filler was and how many dints/repairs there actually was. after this the car was sent to the panel shop for its first visit to get the more serious stuff repaired.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6301145.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6301149.jpg

Back at home and after getting th hang on panels repaired and primed
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6301555.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6301549.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/S6301568.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar356.jpg

aw1200
20-11-11, 06:54 PM
and heres where im pretty much up to atm. there has been alot of other smaller stuff in between this was the quick rundown on how its gone. will hopefully be more updates from now on :)

R31 skyline 3:9 LSD diff and track rods
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar364.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar367.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar377.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar382.jpg


Thanks nath.
yeah will do//
thought it was time to put my build on another forum other than 1200 forums :P

aw1200
24-06-12, 10:46 PM
bit of an update,
has been a LONG time since anything big has happened on the car, but finished off the last bit of body stuff and then after waiting about 3 months for the panel shop to be ready to take the car in, its FINALLY there thou work is still going slow on it there too :(

car as it sits getting prepped for paint hopefully not long keen to finish this thing now
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/DSC_0005.jpg

in other news, purchased this in the mean time, might put a build thread up once abit more happens to it
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/2.jpg

styleofhabit
24-06-12, 11:48 PM
I wish I had the money to do a build like that :L
Nice 13 too! gonna watch this thread, I love full on builds.

aw1200
22-09-12, 10:38 PM
update.
so after a lot of back and forth to the panel shop hassling, some work finally got done and finished so i was able to bring it home.
HI FILL
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar449_zps81625cf6.jpg

painted
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar451_zps401de82e.jpg

bringing it home
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar456_zps637199e0.jpg

the big puzzzle of getting it back together :)
after 3 sets of tailights i finally got a pair the fit nicely, thou thats thai parts for you.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar460_zpsac394cd4.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar459_zps8b4c01bd.jpg

aw1200
16-09-13, 05:55 PM
Been a bit lazy on the updates
alot has happened since the last thou doesnt look like much its all the small fiddle stuff, am finally feeling like its on the downhill slope to it being finished just a matter of tracking down parts and bolting everything back together

here a few pics just up to date, hopefully by next update motor will be in and ill roll it intot he sun and get some proper pics
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar461.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar462.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar495.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar470.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar483.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/azzz01/Mycar494.jpg

Isuzu1600
16-09-13, 07:58 PM
In the magical words of borat, VE'Y NICE!

big fat paulie
16-09-13, 08:03 PM
Very tidy bro.