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    DR30 Full Build

    Hey all,
    I imported this car a few years back with the intention to be a general beater. After a long cross country journey picking it up from the port and driving it home, and fixing it along the way, it had cost me far to much money, and we'd been though to much. It sat for a number of months again afterwards to try and get normal insuance. then the transmission died.. and i started on a turbo swap with original FJ20et engine HKS t4 kit, haltech, 875cc injectors arc intercooler and an rb20 Transmission. The complete suspension was changed to a hybrid s13/14 and some others, Including coilovers, Front cross member and steering rack conversion. Swapped to power windows and turboc interior. Then my insurance company dropped all right hand drives and i had to wait again. When i finally qualified for classic car insurance i was super happy. but the New Oe spec clutch couldn't hold any power and would slip at 10psi, i drove for a few months then it was winter. so at the same time i did a Z32 Trans swap, Os Giken twin plate, custom 1 pc shaft, R200 Nismo GT Pro lsd swap, custom axles, widebody, Rays centerlock rims, fixed any rust issues and made way for the rims to turn nicely at the massively lowered ride height. also squeezed in a fresh turbo and ceramic coated the manfolds.Also ordered All new head parts from kameari and HKS Cams, but that's gonna be next season now. Anyone familiar with club s12 may have seen my build post there and i suggest taking a look, but heres a quick picture overview.

    Fresh off the boat,


    Engine swap




    Interior Swap


    Outer work



    Trans swap





    Check my photobucket for more!
    Hope you all enjoy!

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    Location ?????????????

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    toronto canada hehe

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    Cool car what happened to ur OG seats??

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    :tu: nice! some unique stuff in there

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    the plain red ones? or the striped ones? i have recaros in it now.. the reds are in my basement and for sale, the striped i'm keeping for now

    Thanks for the positive comments all

    also not sure about cross linking forums, but if people want to see my old build thread on club s12 it's here:
    http://club-s12.org/retro4/index.php?topic=29850.0

    i wrote a little more detail on some aspects on there as it was over time.

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    does the s14 crossmember/rack bolt right in? seriously bad ass build :shock:

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    Id like to know about that also. Here in NZ it isnt legal to modify steering unless its a factory item, So i think you could get away with this.

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    Pretty awesome build! Your new interior setup is pretty sweet as well :tu:

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    Re: DR30 Full Build

    i had to drill one new hole each side and slot out the crossmember a few mm and make custom motor mounts and custom build the steering shaft hehe, it's mostly original parts, my steering shaft is from a mazda cosmo, the only thing i made was a plate to adapt from the oem steering bushing to a ujoint and a support for the bottom of the steering column.

    thanks for the positive comments, can't wait to be showing you it driving again hehe

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