In a slightly disappointing note, I had to sell my Bluebird recently as another car popped up on TM that I have been searching for a variant of for many years.  It’s not exactly what I was after but I’m still pretty stoked as it’s the most important thing.

Stopped outside Hinds awesome car garage on the way home.

In case you’re unaware, it’s a 1983 Nissan Skyline GT-EX Coupe.  So.  Freakin’.  Stoked.

It’s currently not running and needs a few bits of work done on it to get it up to scratch.  The trademe ad claimed it wouldn’t take too much to get going but it’s got no sump or pick-up and the engine is in an unknown state of repair, no exhaust system and monster truck tyres.  The manual conversion is average at best but nothing that can’t be fixed.  It’s factory L20ET, R200 rear-end, disc brakes all round, awesomeness just waiting to happen.

The first thing I did after I got it home and the weather allowed was to re-attach the driver’s side door card which had been taken off to look into why the electric window wasn’t working.  I’ll get onto that later after I’ve bought a battery to see just how much of, if anything, of the electrical system is still wired in.

The interior is in pretty good condition, for its age very good, really.

In between more weather I managed to “repair” the passenger door pinching on the fender and not opening/also bending the fender.  Then today I got a little lazy and rather than trying to repair anything I thought I would try on the SSR’s I have on the Sunny.

This is how it looks with it’s monster tires and wheel combo that’s on it; 

Fat tires bro! 235/60R14 on the back, 205/60R14 on the front.

…and if you use your imagination in lowering it, this is how it will look later;

195/45R14 all round, 7.5 -13 rear, 6.5 +12 front with 7mm spacers to clear the brake calipers.

The springs and shocks in the back are mismatched, it needs some serious coil removal all around but at the end of the day I have the most important thing, the car.

1963, 1973, 1983.

Now…  1993 32 V Spec II, 2003 V35, 2013 GT-R?       …one day, one day…


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