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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Wow, this is an amazing build! Good work bro.


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:49 pm 
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the thread is kind of upto date now

13th Nov 2011
Finally I an say car is in final stage of completion :)

As I did the paint job almost 10 months back and car was roaming from workshop to workshop there were minor damages to paint so found it better to get it resprayed it all over again and move to fixing parts.

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It was painted on Thursday and today they were doing polishing, should be done by wednesday and installation of parts will start

I am doing a custom center console in the dash, it was like this

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Now I close the whole middle part, it will have the map light then airduct, then different lights and switches along with starter button and then the gauges

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There are four LED lights for High Beam, Turn Indicators, Hand Brake & Seatbelt ( had extra so using it), then four switches one for fan, AC, rear defogger and hazzard. I moved the big AC controller in the glove box for a cleaner look.

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Middle console I got it repaired was broken in three pieces with cracks. Upper part will have SST audio face and after will have HKS Boost controller. Then both the parts will be wrapped in carbon fiber

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I have been collecting lots of small parts over past months

I am changing all the rubbers front windscreen, rear, main door strip, upper door strip, lower door strip and two small rubbers on each corners. Will be changing all rubbers for quarter windows inner, outer and straight one. I also got cowl and three piece hatch rubber kit as well. Rear headlight rubbers seals are there as well and also got window channel rubber from Datsun Bluebird hopefully it will fit as well. So finally everything will be replaced

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Also got all OEM Nissan clips and pins and all small rubbers for trunk, hood struts, battery holder, horn, wiper blades etc. Got clear small fender lights and window opener from Singapore

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New door handles and hood badge

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Also ordered some custom 240z engraved SS kick plates from UK

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For audio there was no place for a normal headunit so I ordered SST Secret Audio unit, its a small display unit and rest goes under the seat and have a radio frequency remote which can operate upto 5 meter distance. It plays radio, SD card, USB and iPod connectivity.

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Some stock chrome pieces like AC vent for middle part and Ash tray was in bad shape so did some polishing with Brasso FTW

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After one hour of scrubbing and polishing
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This still under process as inside part needs to be painted so will spray paint it silver.

Other interior panels had cracks in it as well so I will be repairing it with epoxy resin then sand it and spray matt black.

I have a carpet kit coming on thursday and CF fender flares this weekend as well. Will post more details by this weekend.


16th November 2012

Update from wednesday

Rubbers getting installed
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Changes the windscreen moulding as previous one had some gaps though it was new as well
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Yellow and red side lamps replaced by JDM white ones
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Ashtray painted silver and polished
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Custom console piece, on top there will be stock map light and then AC vent
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Front lamps with new clear covers and whole casing was cleaned and painted matte white
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Was there in the workshop whole thursday getting things done

Installed short throw shifter
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Took a lot of work to made it fit as brackets were small so was coming out but managed by making custom brackets
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Carbonfiber work was done on center and dash console
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As all lights were replaced or refurnished so I open up tail lights as well, will spray silver in the casing and covers were sanded and will be clearcoated
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Finally by night time lots of things were on the car, installed the front air dam as well
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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Updates from Yesterday

Some more work done almost done, hopefully will take it for carpet soon

Went with Toyota Celica Fender mirrors as opposed to Datsun which usually people use, like the length of these and the angle. Painted the stalk black. Front bumper, anfront grill also painted same black installed.

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Removed the stock hood lock and installed these pin ones.
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Removed the CF spoiler I felt was slightly bigger will check later, tailights were done as well
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Center console parts ready as well
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Audio headunit with brakcets
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HKS Boost controller
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Gauges, toggle switches and starter button, LEDs to go in
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Meters are a bit tilted towards drivers side
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AC vent and stock map light
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Seats were installed as well, didnt need any bracket were bolt on stock rails just holes were widened
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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Sent the car yesterday to the interior shop to do a custom carpet work, door panels in leather/alcantara and might wrap the dash in alcantara. Just some phone pics after it was washed to go, paint job looks good considering its not polished yet.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:09 am 

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Looking really really impressive mate. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Making some nice progress there mate, looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:32 am 
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Looking good Aamir! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:36 am 
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ToolZ wrote:
Looking good Aamir! :tu:


On your home ground :)

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:41 am 
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docaam wrote:
On your home ground :)


I know buddy. I hereby promise to try and free up some time this week to come and shoot the Z.... promise :D


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:54 pm 

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very nice, i like the out come so far, the time and effort put in is showing in the results. keep the updates comming, i want to see the final product.


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:06 pm 
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FYI, the clear side markers are not "JDM". They are aftermarket pieces. All the stock 240Zs used the same side lights in all markets. :tu:

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Yellow and red side lamps replaced by JDM white ones
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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:23 pm 
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john wrote:
FYI, the clear side markers are not "JDM". They are aftermarket pieces. All the stock 240Zs used the same side lights in all markets. :tu:


thanks :)

Interior work in under way, as my car had no head liner and carpet so instead of getting stock one, did a customized job here works out much cheaper.

Roof liner and A pillars are done in something like alcantara material which according to the guy is same as used in merc :roll: so far so good.

For carpet just the under liner for sound deadening and carpet over it sticking it at most of the places, its just loose pieces will have a plastic backing and will be in foot well and trunk area.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Interior is all done, car is ready for registration just few small things, left hopefully next week it will be running on the road

View of the seats front front

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Center console, might do the gearshifter boot again later

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Armrest in alcantara with same stitching as seats

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Roof liner and sunvisors

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Trunk area carpeting came out very nice
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Overall very happy with the quick and clean interior job

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Wow. :shock:

Very well done. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:20 pm 

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Love it, love love love!

More updates please, heart sank when i was reading and saw there's no videos of it running ;(

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:42 pm 

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nice car, any updates?

I'm just picking here, but I tend to not like autometer gauges in a JDM themed car. Defi or anything else would be more fitting imo. Autometer is great for american cars, but i just dont like them in japanese cars. lol


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:01 pm 
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MashaAllah Z is looking very very nice. :tu:

I should be start my build in a years time.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:42 am 
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hypertek wrote:
nice car, any updates?

I'm just picking here, but I tend to not like autometer gauges in a JDM themed car. Defi or anything else would be more fitting imo. Autometer is great for american cars, but i just dont like them in japanese cars. lol


Its ok man, I found them to be fine and serve the purpose, couldnt find any other 5" speedo guage and infact a full set. I found these better looking with LEDs in the night and everything flows with the theme

Changed the differential finally, thanks to John at Betamotorsports for providing the custom stub axles, Sti diff fitment took 10 mins all bolt on just the drive-train needed the holes to be redrilled

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Sti to S30 halfshafts Stub axles

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Drive-shaft holes were re-drilled

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Cusco rear strut bar fitted, front will fit after all engine work

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Was tired of all messed up wiring and VTC was not working as well so went with Adaptronic Standalone ECU for RB25

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As the engine theme was black colour so changed coil and cam gear cover to carbon fiber ones.

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Car finally has some number plates

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:25 pm 
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As I said earlier when the shop was doing wiring i sent crank covers and intake manifold for polishing, so today everything came back and was installed along with coil pack and camgear covers in carbon fiber

Got this long time back today installed it

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Compared to Chinese Nismo one

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Replaced

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Custom radiator cooling plate not liking it much but will fix it later maybe cut in half and some more bends, was done in aluminium then chrome plating.

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Got aluminium covers for headers and turbo plate and removed the stock ones

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Coolant overflow tank custom made according to the body curves in aluminium

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Chrome cam covers with coil pack cover in carbon fiber

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Cam gear cover changed to the carbon one, some changes were required as cover was for series 1 and Neo is slightly different.

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Intake manifold installed

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With fuel rail

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Got the last set of missing parts some new emblems, strut covers, door handles and misc clips and stoppers

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for Nadri had to buy both Momo and workbell adaptor still the horn button is loose any suggestions?
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After the wiring got the car on dyno (AWD Mustang) but couldn't go above 230-240whp, coils start misfiring, but did the tune and car is running perfect now, pushing around 215-220whp on 5psi. Will change the stock coils, plugs and do a retune after a month or so.

Did a quick cleaning job, all left now is to check the brakes as pressure is very low even after 1 inch willwood brake master cylinder

Installed some generic pedals

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Will install Nardi after all the mechanical work, interior is all set now

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Installed the front Cusco strut bar cheery of the top for the bay :), loving the engine bay some cleaning of nuts bolts is there but thats more of an ongoing project

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Installed spacers front and back fitment is superflush
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Front needs a drop but will do once final alignment is done as caster, camber and toe is totally out as well
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Courtesy of recovery vehicles :( infact all wheels has big curb marks

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Stanced out nice in the end
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With my DD, perfect combo of beauty and the beast
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