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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:37 am 
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Haha I thought I had seen those pictures somewhere.....JNC! Congrats for the posting on SH! Pretty cool they did a reader's ride with your pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:47 pm 

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Thanks guys!

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:09 pm 
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So I successfully got the front bumper, rear bumper, tail light housings, and door handles off the car. Those will be taking a visit to the platers this week. I have a set of new badges on order, as well. Slowly but surely, I'm making some progress.

Ras2Ltr - I'd love to come out, but my car prob won't be on the road on the 29th. The platers said to expect 3-4 weeks turnaround on my parts, and I won't have working tail lights until I get all my parts back. Let me know when the next event is


We run about once a month. Check out www.norcalufo.org for all the info. The next events are:
1-29
2-26
3-25
4-15

Come on out when you get the car back together. Congrats on getting an article written on the car.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:26 am 

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Cool, thanks for the schedule! I'll try to make it out to one of them.

Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to source the "frame plus clips" for the lower rear window trim on a Hakosuka? I've searched at all the usual vendors (Rubber-soul, victory50, rsstart) and have had no luck. I found this auction on YAJ which is the equivalent for the front windows:

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I'm thinking about picking up the fronts too since mine are pretty rusty and tired looking, but on one of the rear windows on my car, this frame was completely missing and the window trim was glued directly to the body. It looked pretty bad and meant there is no way to have weatherstripping on the window. See:

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If anyone knows a source for these, it would be MUCH appreciated.

On that note, does anyone know what I might be able to use to remove the leftover glue that held the trim on? It looks like a grayish rubbery gasket, but is extremely sticky. What would be paint safe, but might help dissolve the glue a bit?

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:13 am 
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here we go - love your Skyline, mate!!

And im so happy, you didn't buy watanabe wheels, because i think these hayashis look way better and unique! great choice :tu:

of course i Also love your watanabe steering wheel and the office-chair in your avatar picture :lol:

Regarding the glue:
I usually first try some glue-remover (called "kleb-ex" but it's a german brand,...) spray which is based on orange-fruit-oil. works great for a lot of stuff and isn't aggressive at all, but in some case you need something more agressive, depending on the glue..


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:44 pm 

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Haha thanks for the props on my office chair picture. That was fun to make.

I've been making some progress on the car over the past few weekends. I put all new genuine Nissan badges on the car and got the bumpers, door handles, and tail light housings re-chromed. I also had the lower window trims all re-polished to perfection. I also polished the plastic light lenses while I had everything off, too.

Here are some pictures of my progress:

New rear badges and re-chromed tail light housings. I'm still waiting on some rear bumper gaskets, so the rear bumper isn't on yet (hence the loose wires for the reverse lights and license plate lights):
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Shiny front bumper! You can go to some of my earlier pics in this thread to see how the front bumper was actually in pretty rough shape when I got the car.
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More new badges. I also added some really nice RS Watanabe lug nuts with integral washers that you can see in the pic.
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Props to David at CC Nagoya for hooking me up with the lower rear window trim for the passenger side, as you can see:
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And just for the heck of it, some photos of the whole car since I washed it today:

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Looks great! it's these details that differs one car from another :tu: :tu:

btw: got my steering wheel now - thanks for your help! It's absolutely great :D


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:54 pm 

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Thanks to Adam @ FeastAuto, I got some new goodies in the mail today: rear bumper gaskets, triangle window weatherstripping, door lock fobs, key blanks, shiftboot clips, aluminum gas cap, heater core repair kit, and a few other miscellaneous stuff.

Has anyone ever replaced the triangle window weatherstripping on one of these cars? I am guessing I have to somehow pull the triangle window, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Any advice?

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:38 am 
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looks sick! who are you ordering most of your stuffs from? I'm also curious about the triangle "vent" window weatherstrip, i would reaLly like to replace the whole triangle frame/window on mine to be honest.. its a bit rough


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:33 pm 

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Thanks! I've been getting most of my parts from Adam @ Feast Auto and David at Classic Car Nagoya. If you figure out how to remove the triangle window, let me know. I'll do the same if I start working on it in the next few weeks and figure it out.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:12 am 

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oh boy that c10 looks to be in absolutely stunning condition

congrats on acquiring such fine specimen!


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:52 pm 

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Have not updated here in quite some time, but I'm getting really close to having my stroker motor ready to swap in.

Specs are going to be a 91 octane 3.2L Rebello build with a set of freshly rebuilt Mikuni PHH44's. Ignition will be a Mallory Unilite distributor and a MSD 6AL ignition. Here are a few nice teaser shot of my carbs:

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Velocity stacks are some nice handmade titanium ones from Technical Garage Sasaki :D

The motor is currently built, but I've been waiting on a few parts still before Rebello tunes it. After trolling Yahoo Auctions Japan for a while I finally found myself this Hako oilpan in decent shape:

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Currently en-route to me are some goodies from Kameari: 48mm stainless header, Hako oil pump pickup, and heavy duty motor and trans mounts.

I'll post some pics of the header once it comes.

I'm still trying to find a good exhaust for the car. Anyone have any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Wow that's some nice swag coming your way :D (Nice score on the oil pan, those things are getting hard to find....and those intake trumpets are SEXUAL)

My car came with the Trust dual exhaust, which is a twin pipe system from the headers back, and they don't merge until the final muffler. It's really for L20 and was a little small, so I had a local exhaust shop copy it in a bigger diameter. Sounds great :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHZMJliUk60

Each pipe has a cherry-bomb style resonator just under the passenger seat, and then both pipes go into a dual-inlet/dual-outlet muffler.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:26 pm 

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Kev - your exhaust sounds really great for sure. I've always liked it. I could definitely go the custom route, and it might even be cheaper than getting an exhaust from Japan.

The main problem I've been finding with the off the shelf exhausts is that the outlet of the 48mm Kameari header is that the two outlet pipes are 60mm and most of the exhausts are smaller than that. The Fujitsubo Legalis-R for instance is 50.8mm. No details really on the exhausts on Rubber-Soul or RS Start or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Hey Peter

I think in the Hako parts thread I posted pics of the gasket for header downpipe to exhaust flange? didn't I?

Anyways, I couldn't find ANYTHING similar at the local muffler shops (mom n pop, & big chains), or either at autoparts stores (pepboys, autozone, oreilly, etc).

On a whim I had Adam @ Feast order me a single STOCK Nissan L20 header downpipe to exhaust flange gasket and it fit my japanese stainless header and aftermarket exhaust perfectly.

The TRUST "432" style muffler I bought for my S30 years ago on eBay came with the exact same shaped flange where it connects to the header downpipe... I ended up having it sliced off and a Y welded in to connect up to the MSA 6-1 header I had at the time...

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:23 pm 
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amorphiss wrote:
Kev - your exhaust sounds really great for sure. I've always liked it. I could definitely go the custom route, and it might even be cheaper than getting an exhaust from Japan.

The main problem I've been finding with the off the shelf exhausts is that the outlet of the 48mm Kameari header is that the two outlet pipes are 60mm and most of the exhausts are smaller than that. The Fujitsubo Legalis-R for instance is 50.8mm. No details really on the exhausts on Rubber-Soul or RS Start or anything.

Yeah, I think all the off the shelf stuff in Japan isn't *really* big. I figure that in Japan, if you were getting a really massive header, you would probably be going down the custom route for everything else anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm 
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amorphiss wrote:
Cool, thanks for the schedule! I'll try to make it out to one of them.

Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to source the "frame plus clips" for the lower rear window trim on a Hakosuka? I've searched at all the usual vendors (Rubber-soul, victory50, rsstart) and have had no luck. I found this auction on YAJ which is the equivalent for the front windows:

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You already figured this out? I am looking for similair clips but cant find anything, someone told me to get mustang clips becuase they would fit too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/66-Ford-Mustang ... e8&vxp=mtr

like these but mine were too far gone to compare.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:36 pm 
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damn i missed those velocity stacks. looking sexy as hell :) :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:13 pm 

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Eric B -

Very good to know on the stock L20 header flange. I checked out your post on the other thread. Looks like those will only work for the stock 50mm size, but the big 48mm Kameari headers have the 60mm outlet pipes, so I don't think those could be enlarged that much! I'll have to keep digging around. Kev - you may be right that all the guys with the big motors go with custom exhaust anyways. It actually seems like a lot of guys in Japan are using 6-1 exhaust setups over there with big single exhaust running the length of the car, but I'd rather not do that since my car is pretty low.

Other Eric - I did figure it out, but only because David at CC Nagoya hooked me up with the parts. I don't think those Mustang ones would work because they snap into the stainless steel trim, but if you welded the mustang ones to the trim, it might work. I think you'd see some waviness in the trim if you did that though from the welding causing some residual stress. If you don't mind spending some money (well a lot, they're really expensive actually), Rubber-Soul actually is selling re-issues of these parts as of February this year: http://rubber-soul.net/katarogu.htm The full set is like $500 (not including the stainless trim).

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:05 pm 
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amorphiss wrote:
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I'm trying to source some suitable rubber for my own weather strips and having a terrible time. These look VERY similar to the C110. I was wondering if you could tell me where you saw this and if you have any other pictures?

These are mine from the C110 -

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Love your stacks! I had a flared set made for my own carbs

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I REALLY like your car full stop. My C110 will be white with the same Hayashi rims, our cars would look great in a shoot together haha. Keep up the good work buddy!

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