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    Default Big job ahead

    hey guys whats happnin im new to this forum and would like
    to get to know people with the same intrest as me.
    I just purchased a 240k coupe off ebay and im determined to turn it into
    a GT-R relica would like to know where to get some parts from
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    Grill,Overfenders,taillights,badges,spoiler just to list a few
    so if any one can help me out it would be great
    also any panels and doors would be good

    Thanks
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    Hi Mate,

    congrats on the purchase.. hopefully it hasn't got too much rust in it (they usually do though unfortunately!)..

    what are the plans for the car?

    do a search on here for the overfenders, grill etc.. there is a place in melbourne that makes them.. they do take a while though, but they are the only ones here in australia.

    Unfortunately for the badges, lights etc.. you gotta be lucky (and pay through the nose sometimes) and go through somebody in japan and yahoo auctions.

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    thanks for that what sort of qulity are the frp parts

    i would like to get it as close to a actual GT-R bar the s20 of course
    thinking rb30 bottom borred and strocked to 3.2 maybe 3.4 still want a bit of
    revs. Than wack a rb26 top on no turbos would like to be the first Japanese car to take the horse power heros with na6 at the summernats.
    As far as body goes im thinkin usual suspention mod like coil over adjutable
    links and arms spot weld the body and put in a half cage with acsess to the rear seats still.
    Once i sell my s14 than im goin on a holiday to the land of the gt-r hopefully
    come back with some goodies.
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    quality of the Fibregalss is pretty good, certainly as good if not better than the ones out of japan (i oroginally brought them in from japan, and challange fixed them up, straightened them and made the moulds).. unfortunately you will have a very hard and expensive time trying to get better from japan. Even yahoo auctions has been pretty light on good bits lately.. i am still trying to track down a few bits and pieces.. some bits i think, may end up being getting made up here.

    I originally went down the path of an RB30DET.. i had all the bits.. but in the end, i want to road register my car, so decided against it.. if you want an NA one, then you are best putting an RB30E in the car, get it engineered, then maybe look at replacing the head.. not legal.. but i am pretty sure that is how all the VL guys get away with it.. though.. you still have legal and insurance problems that way. or.. do the full mod and get it engineered with full EPA etc it would be the only way to do it properly.. but good luck

    you may be better going old school.. stay with an L series, get an L28, bore it out and get tripple webers.. you can get pleny of HP out of the old L blocks.. probably much better bang for your buck too..

    don't suppose you are any good at welding?
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    kpgc110racer, welcome to the site. Good luck to you and your project.

    However, we've received a few complaints about your language. Please understand this is an International forum and that bad language has no place here. I have edited your post in this instance but in the future please think about the words you use before posting.

    Please PM me if you have issue with this.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpgc110racer View Post
    thanks for that what sort of qulity are the frp parts

    i would like to get it as close to a actual GT-R bar the s20 of course
    thinking rb30 bottom borred and strocked to 3.2 maybe 3.4 still want a bit of
    revs. Than wack a rb26 top on no turbos would like to be the first Japanese car to take the horse power heros with na6 at the summernats.
    .
    Do you really think you'll be able to take down the Chrysler 265 hemi???

    they've won most years so far and unless someone takes in a worked M3 I can't see them losing anytime soon.

    Anyway Alfadog where the bloody hell have you been??? haven't seen a post from you for ages. Just cause you sold your K to the middle east doesn't mean you can't post here. You haven't even made one comment on my "monstrosity" as you so described it once upon a time.

    I think I speak for most regulars on here that we'd like to hear more from you.

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    he he he
    I'm watching your progress mate - it's all coming together nicely isnt it. Great to see you putting your money where your mouth is all too often people are all talk and no action.

    It's still a bloody monstrosity though. In a good way

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    Before I went to comment on your post describing my car as a monstrosity I actually took the time to check the online dictionary to see it's definition, it stated this, 1. the state or character of being monstrous.
    2. a monster or something monstrous.

    In reading that I really couldn't argue with you as it was fairly accurate
    My girlfriend calls it the Frankencoupe. Just need to save up more $$ to keep paying the cheques my mouth is cashing

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    yeah, but it's not a coupe since you cut the roof off
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    I didn't realise that Camo, is it just considered a vert now?

    P.s sorry for the thread hijack kpgc110racer

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    please repeat the bad langage used buy me and i will gladly appoligise if not please dont
    do this again

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    if it was bad language and that language wasn't tolerated on this forum, then why would he publicly repeat it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfadog View Post
    Please PM me if you have issue with this.

    Cheers,
    You should Personal Message Alfadog to discuss the language issue, since he is the moderator for this section.

    As for not doing it again, if you don't use unacceptable language, then he wont be forced to moderate your posts.

    Generally, the usual 4 letter swear words starting with C,F, & S are not allowed.
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    Who cares about the swearing kpgc110racer, Alfa was just doing his job.

    Post some pics of your coupe so we can all have a look and get this thread back on track.

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    alot of work ahead but im up for the challenge the end result will be awsome
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    my advice would be to speak to an engineer first before laying down cash on your engine components..

    people on the internet make the RB30/26 conversion sound easy.. but that doesn't mean it is legal especially in NSW..

    i believe to get it engineered you would have to go through a whole slew of EPA tests and then have the passing tune locked into the ECU so it can't be modified etc.. not exactly a cheap option.. that is why i decided against doing it..

    maybe you would be better starting with a v8 or a v6 NA and keeping it relatively standard..

    of course this wouldn't matter if it is for off road use.. would be a waste of the car though

    but i have said this before.. so.. i would recommend you look up the RTA website and find their "guidelines to light vehicle modifications" document.. it is a starting point on what you can and can't do

    good luck
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    i used to work for bd4s motorsport im aware of all the rule and technical know how to make this possible i think i should be ok but thanks for the tip
    here are a few more pics
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    If you want to do the rb30 conversion you should whack a r31 crossmember steering setup in, the rb 30 would sit right in then and you can upgrade to s14 lower control arms and suspension/brakes. I've had this done to mine by SWR and they should be able to give you a price as they've done it before now.

    When you take into account the steering and brake upgrade that will give you the initial extra cost over say just engine mounts starts to make sense. If you can do the work yourself I can supply you with shots of how mines been done.

    The photos look like it's pretty straight. It's cool that there's another K in the build

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    thanks for the advise some photos whould be awsome thanks heaps

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    Was this car up north near bundaberg?

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    yes it was did you see it

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    Yeah I did see it. I actually considered buying it myself. accept I have enough projects already. I didn't realise how hard they are to come by. Theres another one on ebay now i'm watching.

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    Pm me your email address kpgcracer and I'll email you the photos, if you don't want to do that there are quite a few photos of my mods on this site, I can't be bothered finding them as I've posted so many in so many different threads.

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