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 Post subject: David has a GC10? Awesome!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:18 am 

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Location: Nagoya, Japan
Since my S30 is sitting in storage in America, 6000 miles away from me, I've been looking for a project to keep me busy here. So, I'm driving home today and I pass a GC10 Skyline. I have seen this car before but never stopped to ask about it. So, I figure that I will just write my name down on a piece of paper along with my number and mail address and give it to the owner so that if they ever think of selling I'll be first in line.
I run home, write my info down and swing back by the place. I meet the owner and we strike up a deal on the spot! We agreed on 200,000 yen (2,232.50 USD). He's going to get the paperwork started and I've got two weeks to sort out a car carrier.

She's a little worse for the wear. The floor boards and engine bay are completely solid with very little rust; the worst of the rust is on the rocker panels and in the trunk. Going to be interesting to tackle this, but all the trim is in boxes and the interior is in much better than shape than I had expected. It is missing an engine however, but that means that I can build one up to my liking!

Anyways, on to the pictures!

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Engine bay

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Interior

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Trunk

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Tails (There's actually 3 sets in that basket)

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Some will definitely say I over payed (eg. most of my friends, my parents, half the internets) but I think it's just right and couldn't be happier!
Cheers!
David

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:30 am 
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Congratulations....the build should be fun :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:10 am 
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Awesome!

Parts should be plenty over there :)

Finding a GC10 here is almost impossible. So far only found short nose ones..


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:08 am 

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Yeah, I love your SpaceGear! :tu:

Just joking, nice Skyline, looking forward to seeing pics! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: David has a GC10? Awesome!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:13 am 
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Nakazoto wrote:
Some will definitely say I over payed (eg. most of my friends, my parents, half the internets) but I think it's just right and couldn't be happier!


Not me. I'd gladly pay twice that right now. :P

It sounds crazy, but that's my dream car. And wouldn't mind one in that shape for the same reasons. Why buy something that I'm going to change half of it. :wink:


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Awesome car, needs work but really doesnt seem to be to bad. If you do sell any parts for the car please let me know. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:32 am 

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Oh and are your rear wheel arches stock or modified? When you do start working on the car take lots of pictures haha


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Congrats man, I think you paid just the right amount! That is to say, exactly what you were willing to pay. It's going to be your car afterall.

Looking forward to seeing some work done on it. I just wish I could go about my projects as quickly as everyone else seems to.

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Good job, can't wait to see the progress on it.

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so, when you come back to Texas, are you bringing this car with you? hehehe you'd be all the envy of most everyone here, a RHD s30 AND a GC10.... lucky!!!!!!!!!! :evil: [ :tu: :tu: ]

also, the price you paid for this car, sheesh, it'll be worth 15x that when you're done, IF you put the same kind of work into it that I've been watching on your s30.

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Half the internets probably wish they could find a GC10 shell just sitting in their neighborhoods too. Keep us updated on the build :)

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I am also curious as to what the distributor cap and leads are connected to, now that both the engine and spark plugs are both gone :D

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I don't think you payed too much, I think 2k is about right for a shell like this.

I wouldn't even bother reconstructing from this point, ide say keep deconstructing and think about getting it either sand blasted or dipped.

And when all is said and done, Hayashi Street's!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:28 pm 

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Thanks for all the comments guys!

Quick little update. The biggest problem that I had with buying this car was finding a place to put it. My current apartment has only one parking spot and naturally no garage. So after some searching I kept coming up empty, I was starting to get a little worried. Then I was talking to the guy who I bought the car from and the place next to him had an apartment open.

This apartment is on the second floor and the entire first floor is a garage. I had to check it out. The front doors were trouble and I wasn't sure if the car would fit since the two glass panes on the outside don't move and cant be removed.

So today I went to see if the car would fit! No problems at all, had maybe one inch of clearance on one side and around 3 inches on the other, tons of room! Gonna rent this new place and move in as soon as I can (probably around the end of January since I'm going home for Christmas).

Anyways, pictures!

I threw my spare set of racing wheels and tires on it just so we could roll it around. I think she looks good with some shoes on, haha.

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In the garage!

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And some pictures of the apartment on the second floor (I think this place was built around the same time as the car, haha!)

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Thanks again for all the comments guys!
Cheers
David

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very cool more pics of the ladies by the door? :lol:

imagine! JDM cars and Babes! :tu:

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Thats awesome, when you get it back to the states we will have to do a shoot together hehe. Keep the pics coming.


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 Post subject: Where in Nagoya?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:56 pm 

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David where in Nagoya are you?
I bought a few cars there a couple of years ago. I also got my Laurel from a guy there. Have you been to Rocky auto yet? Those guys are super nice. They took a couple hours showing us around and pulling all the badass RB motored classic cars out for us. Nagoya Classic car is cool too. I can't remember the exact name of the place we stayed but I remember it was next to a huge abandoned Airport. I sure wish we had an Upgarage here, not like the one in Cali. but more like the ones there that have all the great used parts. If you get a chance look up the guy who owns Jason Customs in
Nagoya he is a great guy who builds custom old school JDM motorcycles.

Good luck with your build.
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man, i wish i could fast forward through time so i could see the buildup of the car already! i hate waiting!!!

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reintr0ducing wrote:
man, i wish i could fast forward through time so i could see the buildup of the car already! i hate waiting!!!


really? i wish i could rewind time so i can buy one new store it somewhere to preserve it then sped up time to the present

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Any new updates or pics?


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