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PostSubject: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyTue 03 Feb 2015, 7:20 am

Ever since gran turismo 1 iv loved these fucking things

My RPS13 16243376769_36b6c3cffc_oNissan-180SX-Type-X-96 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

So when i was finally in the position to be able to import a car fresh from japan this was top of the list, long story short i found what i wanted, white, full type x kit and a few toys on it already, its a 97 so actually newer than my old s14 and had the none vvt blacktop in it.
The auction sheet showed that the exterior was good but the interior wasnt so great, no biggy i thought.

the auction pics:

My RPS13 16429655515_351cd4b7f7_o10527377_10152601530476318_7151683525408235731_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15809606673_65a594ed5e_o10553565_10152601530441318_8851347454706280505_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

As you could imagine i was buzzing when i won the auction!
The car had a long trip to the docks from fukushima (where the nuclear plant meltdown occurred after the tsunami), after the car arrived at the docks in japan the dock workers snapped a few more pics for me:

My RPS13 16243776447_91cd633221_o10353187_10152644383421318_3530589875582713754_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16242028678_7f61248ba0_o10526153_10152644383696318_1591959877765120764_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16242270670_ebdfec5774_o10556515_10152644384036318_6303413632555739598_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16429709625_17e77363b8_o10615847_709973705743074_2038525419_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16429709925_39138ea6ec_o10581454_709973695743075_418332319_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16428107521_db82d5f0b4_oIMG_7360 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Not long after that i find out that they had to higher the car and remove the front bumper to get it on the ship!!
thankfully they bubble wrapped everything up nicely and all the bolts etc, although i wasnt too happy about being charged for it but what could i do.

My RPS13 16403745526_fe3d1c6bc4_o10570501_10152692710716318_5720967950958295187_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

From there it was just the waiting game, after what seemed like forever the car arrives in the uk, i sort all the paperwork out and go to collect with a recovery truck,

My RPS13 16242202758_467054c695_oIMG_7766 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Once i got it home and had chance to have a good look and run it for a bit etc i found that the auction sheet wasnt exactly accurate, the exterior was terrible (rust in the usual places) but the interior was mint, im not too fussed because where its rusted are places i would be cutting away anyway so not too bad.
But most importantly the engine ran and the car drove both flawlessly (making my daily Mercedes feel clunky and poorly made).

My RPS13 16242202518_6c26230920_hIMG_7780 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16428089861_a322b0c303_bIMG_7783 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15807321364_7c54c12182_bIMG_7796 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16243577689_a82e378ef7_bIMG_7808 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16243510219_241a5fbd7a_o1016358_10152842208631318_6711914378915845065_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15809713093_7ea9007c72_o1966782_10152841224656318_7352789035605877038_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

what some cheeky japanese scamp had done was cover the rust with white vinyl, so on the auction pics it would look totally mint, so i took that shit off and took the grinder to some areas to see how far we were looking at and in an attempt to stop the rust spreading before i make my arches.

My RPS13 16428079231_5bb1616e5f_bIMG_7793 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16243936057_46586bff6e_bIMG_7792 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16242193138_ea252c16b9_bIMG_7791 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16429848465_e77563f26f_bIMG_7790 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15807337654_b68762eea2_bIMG_7789 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Things i got for the car before it arrived:

My RPS13 15809824023_d160c02704_bIMG_7346 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16243962257_cf21424843_bIMG_7415 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16429866485_a35a5d199a_bIMG_7416 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

A also got 5 stud hubs but il come back to that.

the wheels i picked up were some iv always wanted, WORK VSKF, threw one under the arch just to get an idea:

My RPS13 16243509699_00cf8c60a6_b10710611_10152842208746318_8060391889545799795_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Il be making some custom arches similar to this:

My RPS13 16242353770_a1cd56fef2_b10689546_10152842209096318_7304153447009999345_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15807251594_2cc25afe5d_o10685563_10152842208981318_1659585351381452988_n by ezza_9000, on Flickr

naturally i ordered lips as soon as id measured what sizes i want, i went for a 5" front and 6" rear lip, giving me 10 and 11j

My RPS13 16243920407_9502b0d493_bIMG_7913 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Here is one of the faces dropped in the lip just to see (the lips and barrels are welded together so have to cut that before re-lipping the wheels)

My RPS13 15809773503_fbfb66b6c9_bIMG_7931 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyTue 03 Feb 2015, 7:37 am

So last weekend i finally plucked up the courage to take a grinder to my works:

My RPS13 16418982971_87c7577d09_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16233104448_69c41004ce_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16234531799_fcc9d39924_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15800703583_1329e38460_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Ordered new valve stems so as soon as they arrive i can seal and torque them up ready for tyres

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyWed 04 Feb 2015, 7:48 am

small update, new stainless steel valve stems, battery box and distribution block:

My RPS13 16251849737_ce057c1f34_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15815251244_3e6263aaa2_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptySat 07 Feb 2015, 4:00 am

So to make my custom arches when the wheels are on and to have them as perfect as i can get them i need the car at its "final" ride height, which i cant get too with the current exhaust (apexi), its too big, scrapes as it is! So i picked up a custom made system built to sit high up on a 180sx:

My RPS13 15835309364_18f2bc27ce_bUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16271934077_b86608683d_zUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

How it sits on a car:

My RPS13 16457841785_d9dcfedbf2_zUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Also got some raybrig purple/blue clear headlight buckets:

My RPS13 16270146698_073716198e_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15837771503_361661deb7_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Just a little thing but i got some stainless dome head bolts for my snap off boss (the boss only came with 6 that rusted in no time)

My RPS13 16270412790_933fb80f82_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyThu 12 Feb 2015, 11:01 am

Fitted the raybrigs aswell as a little present from my friend

My RPS13 16438322226_a2f60646a2_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16464315875_15534239ff_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Although now i have ridiculously bright lights the adjuster screw has decided to skip its "runner" so they both point up into peoples eyes, so the weekend il be taking them apart to see if i can fix what's up, after doing some reading it seems to be a fairly common problem and fairly easy to sort.

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015, 6:19 am

Fixed the adjuster screw problem:

My RPS13 16352304198_3ee4b30bd0_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15919793913_1ce4aacdbc_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Gave it a good wash and clean out,

My RPS13 16513975046_12791c7c82_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

found this:

My RPS13 16352306018_bdbbc34ac0_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr


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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyFri 20 Feb 2015, 7:18 am

Fitted my battery box, clean install if i do say so myself, it feels good coming back to something i wasn't totally happy with and doing it properly (previously was just naked battery held down with halfords battery tie down)

(need to hoover the boot out now its empty again)

My RPS13 15961208164_fab3b4dcb4_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16582138631_22b6a2b388_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Also i went to fit my steering wheel, turns out the wheel that's on it is a r33 wheel, and needs a certain type of torx bit to remove which i don't have, so im waiting on that before i can fit my snap off boss and wheel.

Thought this was pretty funny too:

My RPS13 16396129048_8bce33102c_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyFri 20 Feb 2015, 7:41 am

Oh yeah these came too:

My RPS13 15963752293_e65538f36c_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

I wasnt happy with the fit of the r33 ones, they looked like they fitted ok but there must have been a gap somewhere because there was alot of road noise.

These white ones are the LED mirrors, like this:

My RPS13 16582362361_6852eae4bf_cp1 by ezza_9000, on Flickr

but im not sure about them, i can swap the mirror from the r33 ones onto the s13 base so i have the classic version without the led's but again im not sure :/

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptySat 21 Feb 2015, 5:02 am

My torx bits arrived today

My RPS13 16405591058_f12df31160_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

So i whipped off the r33 wheel and got the snap off boss on.

The hub didnt have anyway of keeping the self canceling indicator function so i made a slight modification to keep it.

My RPS13 16405779310_ae1479ba0b_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr


My RPS13 16405593608_9cfb4c8f46_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15970637904_822971c0fe_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Like a glove

My RPS13 16592161922_1f1697747a_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

I forgot to get a pic of the wheel on, but i need to whip it back off again and rotate it a tooth or two to make it perfectly straight, also the hub, the snap off boss and the fact its a deep dish wheel means the wheel sticks out quite a bit more than i wanted, but now i have a good base to go off when i order my actual wheel (this was one i got for cheap as a stop gap)

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PostSubject: Re: My RPS13   My RPS13 EmptyMon 23 Feb 2015, 2:20 am

Gaz came over yesterday to help with what was originally going to be relocating the arch loom,

My RPS13 16612042692_c4bebf06c4_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

The pics will do the talking but after prodding a big patch of rust on the shock tower it turned into a session of rust removal from the o/s shock tower.

Taking apart a type x thats never been taken apart is a little daunting, still got the factory double sided tape holding all the spats etc perfectly in place, but i suppose it has to be done.

My RPS13 16405360987_53fd3b9b0e_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15992921063_10b2d09c88_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16426872939_c38621378c_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16425646740_779de162c1_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16612050912_0d239f5471_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

Gaz was sick at making the templates:

My RPS13 16405358017_8bd1cd23fa_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16425475688_ca5a60aac6_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15992914013_bf0085c66e_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16586706776_682cdc70e3_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16425458038_dd884faeb1_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 15992882163_f573017405_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My RPS13 16611501381_1fef8889eb_cUntitled by ezza_9000, on Flickr

My welds weren't as pretty as id hoped but im going to blame it on not being used to my welder, first time using it in literally years, also i couldn't seem to find a good setting, either too hot or too cold but if id have looked a bit closer i didn't notice until i was packing away the second set of settings on the welder lol, oh well, its solid now and noting stops me taking the visible bead back and re-welding it to look pretty when im ready for paint.

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