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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:33 am 

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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
got my new steering column cover, carpet and a exhaust silencer in the mail today :tu:

turns out i bought the wrong steering column cover, but used my mcgruber skills and it fits pretty good. still a little more i got to do before i'm 100% happy with it.

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not sure how i got the wrong cover, i ordered one for a 83 hr30 coupe :/

-silencer makes a small difference. makes my idle kinda rough as well :td: maybe add some steel wool and see what happens. only need it for around base anyway. guess i'll be nice to my neighbors as well haha

-carpet should be good. in great shape too. looks cleaner than my GTR's did..will try and get that in tomorrow :) maybe start messing with rear seat as well. i want to get some sound deadening before i install all that though. i'll trade comfort for a few pounds.

-painted gauge surround black. that scratched up, faded silver was killing me. looking a lot cleaner now... one of these days i'll actually take pix haha

-tried to polish out a weird stain from my rear tails...didn't work :evil: might just tint them like that pic anyway and continue search for a nice set of dr's


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:15 am 
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Great pick up! Just lower the front ride height a little more, throw some 20-25mm bolt-on spacers at the rear, and update the front end without changing out parts; it goes well with the engine. I would recommend painting the lower piece that runs along the bottom headlights/grill and just above the bumper, white, and adding custom "eyebrows" made from white 3M automotive vinyl, completely reversible and still retains the period pieces while streamlining the overall look…

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:46 pm 
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To my eye, it's perfect. The paint scheme, arches, rims, stance, cage, L28-ness and non-iron maskery make a complete car. The only thing that could improve it would be having it parked on my drive.

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:07 pm 
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By the way, thanks for signing up for the NSR, You name has been added to Lucky #30 for your R30 :tu:.

I hope an R31 owner pics up #31 :wink:

You inspired me to put up my collection of R30/31 pics to the "best Skyline R30/R31 thread"
Check them out! http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6172&start=500

Good luck with your R30!

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:33 pm 

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47hako wrote:
Great pick up! Just lower the front ride height a little more, throw some 20-25mm bolt-on spacers at the rear, and update the front end without changing out parts; it goes well with the engine. I would recommend painting the lower piece that runs along the bottom headlights/grill and just above the bumper, white, and adding custom "eyebrows" made from white 3M automotive vinyl, completely reversible and still retains the period pieces while streamlining the overall look…



haha i actually am thinking of lowering more and i was looking at 25mm spacers last night :P i gotta measure it again, see if maybe i can fit 30's back there. far as the front end goes, i'm still torn on going iron mask. i prefered it before i bought this car, but now that i see it in person everyday, i like it alot. reminds me of my BNR32 for some reason. for the bumper, i do want to repaint the chipped off section and touch up the lip at least. i'll consider your idea as well :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:10 pm 
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It's your car ultimately, you have to live with her, so do what feels right. Just trying to live vicariously through you I guess :P .

30mm!!! Ballsy! If you can, rock it! As for the front end, well with anything you do, just try to do everything…reversible, in case you change your mind. Like making mistakes, sometimes we just have to 'go for it' to know for sure if we do/don't like it. I do it all the time, and I'm sure the R30 crowd goes through it all the time. Both looks are great to me.

But with the over-fenders, Watanabe's, and L28 engine though, I'd keep the look you have now! It looks awesome!!! :tu:

(P.S. Add red seats…man I wish I had an R30 too…and a R32, R33, R34, R35, 993, 997, 991 and on, and on blah blah blah………….)

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:40 pm 

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haha i just sold my BNR32 and i have red seats for the rear :lol: i might dye them black tho to be honest. i like the 80's style, but i like to keep things clean to haha. more than likely just keeping this front end as well. i would like those little "mud gaurd" triangles on the side and either a dr30 wing or hako wing, but that's it for the exterior. far as spacers go, i gotta measure it out today :wink: i'm not a hellfrush kid, but i keep things flush i guess. I've been that way since the 90's, dont care about trends :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:27 pm 
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familycar wrote:
haha i just sold my BNR32 and i have red seats for the rear :lol: i might dye them black tho to be honest. i like the 80's style, but i like to keep things clean to haha. more than likely just keeping this front end as well. i would like those little "mud gaurd" triangles on the side and either a dr30 wing or hako wing, but that's it for the exterior. far as spacers go, i gotta measure it out today :wink: i'm not a hellfrush kid, but i keep things flush i guess. I've been that way since the 90's, dont care about trends :oops:


I know how you feel. I've been rolling fenders in before it was "cool"; it was always just "necessary". Any old school H2O v-dub/shakotan/low rider/tire stretcher/VIP guy already knows this old timer stuff. Triangle's? Yes! :tu: Hako or DR wing Yes! (if you go Hako move it farther back than normal, I think they do that because it's easier to mount due to the trunk webbing underneath, but if you want to do it right I think the rear edge of the wing should stick out a little past the trunk's rear edge, just my 2 cents from what I've seen). Man I really am jealous, and your in Japan!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:33 am 

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yea, i would mount it a little further back :tu: phhht, you have a badass hako, nothing to be jealous of :wink:

work done today...half assed car wash :roll: gets dark here at right about 430pm. dark as midnight by 5pm :?


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:43 am 

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Needs a serious lowering 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:54 am 

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man, i'm doing real bad at getting pix of my progress :oops: ..haha yea man, it def could be a little lower.
today's projects;

-straightened out a lot more wiring and tucked some of the harness mess
-took care of the ever popular japanese garden hose
-cleaned up block and bay a bit

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-working on getting carpet and rear seat installed or at least fitted this week. want to get some sound deading before i lay that all in.
-going to order up a new axle boot and 25mm spacers for the rear.
-see if i can get radio to work :shock:
-hide HID shit
-hopefully get clutch in the f^<k!n mail and installed
-take more pix :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:16 pm 

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still waiting for clutch..snapped a few pix finally though. here's the engine the day i got her: Image

and as of 15 minutes ago (still a lot to do, but looking good so far :mrgreen: )
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interior:
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rear veiw:
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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:43 pm 

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I love your steering wheel.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:08 am 

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thanks man :) I love your whole interior (and the fact you have a full interior lol)... 330mm Vertex. I like the size, but might swap out for a thicker key!s wheel or g corporation later (if i can find one). i will admit i never have been a fan of monster tachs, but it suits this car (plus stock one doesnt work lmao). Same with fire extinguisher. Triple carb'd engine that wreaks of gasoline? Yea, i'll keep some safety gear in the cabin haha. I've had a few engine fires way in the past...never fun.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:51 pm 

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That's awesome. I have a friend that just got an HR30 that's planning on stuffing an l28 into, and using the EFI/Turbo setup from the L20ET that was in it. He used to have a Maxima with an RB20 in it that was pretty exciting too.

Maybe I should send him a link for motivation.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:49 pm 

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Thanks :mrgreen: Doesn't seem to be too bad a swap. I mean, you're taking away almost all the electronics vice wiring tons of things in and the mounts are the same. Though, I will be butt hurt if there's another L26 HR30 running around stateside lol (i'll be there with this car in a little less than 2 years). i'll just have to keep stepping my game up :twisted: l28 TT would be pretty bad ass too. :shock:

-FINALLY got clutch in the mail...annnnd I can't put it in for another 3 days due to work :td:
-Tinted the tails like I posted earlier, but not quiet the outcome I was hoping for. I'll prob get some red spray to make the circles "pop" a bit more. Also might help this crazy stain I have on the left side circles. Goes away when wet, comes right back when dry. Not even sanding helped any....Temporary anyway until I get my hands on some DR tails.

not my first choice, but it came with the car so screw it. unsprung...should be fun :| Image


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:07 am 

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soooo kinda stuck right now. turns out my drivline is all 225mm L20 stuff, but this disc and pressure plate are 240mm...if i upgrade to a 240 flywheel, do i need to change my starter? i'm deciding between getting a 225 clutch and resurface this lightened flywheel or just get a 240 flywheel and be done. obviously one is a way cheaper option haha. more holding force with the 240, faster revs with 225 i'd imagine...opinions?


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:46 am 
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Go with the smaller one.
Youre still NA so you wont create that much Torque. For an NA is Reving essential :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:16 am 

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after much debate, pulling trigger on OS Giken super single 225mm :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 HR30 L28
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:00 am 

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-photog buddy swung by while i was getting pissed off at my clutch situation..took some cool snaps haha
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15x11.5 -44 :D
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only other local r30 i know of. fj20
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weird, my tails look nowhere near this dark in person :?
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