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My R5 turbo track car project. update page 4
« on: 19:20, Sat 10 January 2009 »
I bought this car as a non runner as a little project of mine to turn it into a track car.
As you can see from the pics its abit O.T.T :lol:
I will be changing the front end back to standard look with phase 2 bumber and original bonnet.






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« Reply #1 on: 19:32, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Good luck. Saw this on ebay. looks very skyline inspired.

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« Reply #2 on: 19:41, Sat 10 January 2009 »
LOOKS GOOD  :lol:
 BUT AS YOU SAY ITS IN-NEED OF A STANDARD FRONT END ASPECIALLY THE BUMPER/GRILL BUT THE BONNET MAYBE OK IF IT WAS ALL ONE COLOUR POSSIBLY WHITE  8)

BUT GOOD LUCK AND KEEP US POSTED
DONT KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: 19:44, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Looks nice and clean, the two tone paint job isn't to everyones taste though but it might fit in nice on the track.  8)

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« Reply #4 on: 15:35, Sun 11 January 2009 »
Good luck with it. I use mine as a track car and have great fun with it.

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« Reply #5 on: 19:53, Sun 11 January 2009 »
Put her on a little diet today, but more important ive got her up and running :P !!!!!
things seem to be working fine, cylinder pressure good, fan works and cuts in, boosts ok and no smoke under heavy load.

Had to strip the carb down as some of the linkages seized up witch stopped the fuel getting to the jets.

but still got a problem with the starter motor and flywheel, it keeps smashing together, im missing that pin witch the starter motor locates onto to provent smashing :cry: anyone got one? or no where to get one??




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« Reply #6 on: 21:16, Sun 08 February 2009 »
taken engine out to replace fooked flywheel and starter motor. also changed the clutch to a heavy duty one.


engine back in.


got me a standard bumper and grill for free :P  but has a crack in the driverside corner. but doesnt bother me as its only going to be a track car so it doesnt have to look that pretty :wink:


sprayed front bumper just with spray cans to make it look better



sprayed grill








bonnet back on








Lowered the front just need to do the tortion bar to suit


Got rid of the bad boy bonnet look as i dont like it, cut out with grinder :P




rasied bonnet catch to help with cooling when on track.



going to spray the bonnet completly white when i have more time :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: 21:51, Sun 08 February 2009 »
that looks a million times better bud  :lol:  :wink:

are you keepin the spoiler or changing that back to standard aswell :?:

you have done a good job there so keep up the hard work m8y
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« Reply #8 on: 23:59, Sun 08 February 2009 »
Are you keeping the wheels?

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« Reply #9 on: 08:49, Mon 09 February 2009 »
Quote from: "r5gtt08"
that looks a million times better bud  :lol:  :wink:

are you keepin the spoiler or changing that back to standard aswell :?:

you have done a good job there so keep up the hard work m8y


going to keep the back as it is for now, but not sure about the spoiler :? to remove it or not.
it may have an advantage on track keeping the back end down. (remember this is a track car not a day to day car)

also if i remove the spoiler then the bonnet looks out of place Vice-versa for the bonnet, i want to keep the bonnet to help cooloing, just going to spray the bonnet white.
Im unsure what to do at the mo :?  :?  what do you guys think?

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« Reply #10 on: 08:50, Mon 09 February 2009 »
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Are you keeping the wheels?


yes im keeping the wheels fella :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: 09:33, Mon 09 February 2009 »
:wink:  i think you mite be right about the spoiler (i forgot about you using it for track) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

as for the bonnet i would spray it white

but it is lookin good m8y
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« Reply #12 on: 12:39, Mon 09 February 2009 »
Looks good mate. Out of interest, what are you doing with that engine you bought off me? :D

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« Reply #13 on: 12:54, Mon 09 February 2009 »
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Looks good mate. Out of interest, what are you doing with that engine you bought off me? :D


I guess you seen it in the picture :lol:

just going to use it as spaires mate.

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« Reply #14 on: 17:49, Sun 22 February 2009 »
managed to spray the bonnet white today with spray cans :lol: (end of the day its a track car) :wink:
Also fitted some bonnet pins for easy acces for working on.