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  • hoodedreeper
    started a topic Chris' R34 Skyline GTT

    Chris' R34 Skyline GTT

    My previous project was a 1992 Mazda MX5 which I purchased stock. Over the next 5 years the car went through various changes and styles. In May 2018 I made the decision to strip the car to a bare shell and sell everything to fund my dream car. The original plan was to enjoy the car until September when the insurance and MOT expires, then begin the search for the new car. I found an extremely tidy example for sale in June and went to view it and ended up coming home with it.

    Nissan Skyline R34 GTT Series 2
    RB25DET NEO 6
    Manual Transmission

    Imported in 2016 by IBE Cars in Huddersfield
    Resprayed in original Pearl White in 2017

    Stock except custom de-cat exhaust and HKS air filter


















  • hoodedreeper
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    In the future I plan on getting the interior trims skinned in Carbon Fibre. I've decided to paint them instead for the time being. I wanted something subtle but eye catching if seen in the right light.

    White would have been too much and so would Red, so I decided to go Black, but which one? Working in a Motor Factors it was a bonus to have a rack full of aerosols, along with being able to mix paint if need be.

    Ford Panther black has always been a favourite,so it was an easy decision











    I really need to sort out the lower dash trim to get rid of all of the scratches from the stereo. I can get a brand new one from RHD Japan for £130 + shipping + import, but its not an urgency just yet

    While I had everything out I replaced the cig lighter bulb for an amber version. This now matches my ignition barrel light (photo further up)



    This was also the perfect opportunity to swap the bulbs in the climate control for a better quality LED. After several recommendations these were purchased from an eBay seller in Australia

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  • hoodedreeper
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    Some photos from the same mini shootshoot





























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  • hoodedreeper
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    Today marks 1 year since I purchased the car, time flies when you're having fun 'ey! I've made some before and after photos

























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  • Kloudx
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    just seeing this, love the build very clean, i only wish my R32 was as clean as your R34 let me know when you bolt up the mechanical mods

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  • hoodedreeper
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    After 24hrs the seats had marked the doorcards quite badly, so I had to sort them out ASAP. I removed the doorcard to have a look, hoping I could modify and retrim the arm rest. But upon a closer look the whole door card would need re-doing and I didn't really fancy all that work. So I adapted the rail mounts instead.

    I started with the driver side by drilling another hole next to the first one, the seat was still hard pushed against the doorcard. To explain it briefly it required alot more moving over than I first thought. The bracket on the rails was fouling the bottom of the seat so those had to be cut off. The belt buckles were too short to be bolted to the rear inner rail mounting hole so additional brackets had to be made. Then it was a headache trying to hold the seat up to get said bolts in while holding the seat up to line it all up while making sure the belt buckle didnt fall down.

    *sigh*

    But I finally got it all sorted and theres still room between the seat and the centre console.





    With the seats in I have to admit it was abit of a struggle getting out without brushing against the steering wheel. I decided to go with a quick release steering wheel, but it had to be a slim version. A friend had a Vac Motorsport race quick release for sale which would do the job nicely. The centre of the quick release boss looked too small for a horn button, so he included some Fast and Furious-esque NOS buttons to use as horn buttons.

    The Nardi deep corn wheel has served me well in pretty much all of my cars, but it was time for it to retire in favour of a smaller, more modern equivalent. I decided on the Sparco L360 in leather, mainly for its 330mm size and it's flat bottom.



    Of course,this wasn't going to be an easy job, not with my current luck lol

    I wanted to mount the horn bracket inbetween the HKB boss and the first half of the quick release. This was to make the wiring neater and hidden. The first half uses a Nardi bolt pattern (whats the problem with that you ask?)

    Well...the horn button bracket uses a Momo bolt pattern. Even redrilling the bracket would make it lean over to one side and not be central. So the only way was to mount it between the second half and the steering wheel. Luckily theres a gap between the two brackets, the wires were heat shrunk and taped to neaten it all up.









    Once it was all mounted together, I lined up the supplied horn button from Sparco and it fits :/ Just my luck lol

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  • kin37ik
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    seats look awesome!

    good stuff!

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  • hoodedreeper
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    Originally posted by Kaktus View Post
    Good job, the seats look great!
    Thank you Kaktus

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  • hoodedreeper
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    Originally posted by Blitz. View Post
    Great build so far! I remember following your car on MX5nutz a few years ago it was an amazing little thing and this is looking like it's going to be just as nice.
    Thank you for the kind words Blitz, like any car its spiralled waaay out of control too soon haha. I cant see the engine upgrades happening any time soon now But I'm in no rush to do that

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  • hoodedreeper
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    Originally posted by applegeek897 View Post
    Epic stuff dude. Love to work and your photos. CS Recaros would probs be my favorite seats. They look good in everything and are really modern. What did they set you back? They are super expensive here in Aus!
    They weren't cheap lol, alot more than i should have spent on seats

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  • Blitz.
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    Great build so far! I remember following your car on MX5nutz a few years ago it was an amazing little thing and this is looking like it's going to be just as nice.

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  • applegeek897
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    Epic stuff dude. Love to work and your photos. CS Recaros would probs be my favorite seats. They look good in everything and are really modern. What did they set you back? They are super expensive here in Aus!

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  • Kaktus
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    Good job, the seats look great!

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  • hoodedreeper
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    I've been looking at replacement seats for a couple of months but have always been undecided on which ones. Last week we took a visit to GSM Performance to consult with the sales team on various seats and to try them.



    Being a 'bigger build' comfort was top priority, and trying the seats out before commiting was a major advantage. It was a tough decision as there were so many nice seats,but in the end I went for the Recaro.



    I managed to source some R34 GTR Bride rails that had been modified to fit the GTT. Upon ftting I noticed the Recaro seat mounts were alot wider than the rail. Several hours of swearing later, I had some brackets made up and everything bolted together.









    I'm unsure if the GTR seat rail is different height wise, but the seats do slope down which has changed the driving position abit







    One feature I really like is the reclining lever that's neatly camouflaged into the harness cut outs.



    The suede centres make the seats pop alot more than the all leather equivalent











    Its abit snug inside, the side bolster does currently touch the doorcard. I'm hoping I can modify the mounts I made to bring it over abit.

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  • hoodedreeper
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    If I wasnt asked again i wouldnt have to repeat myself lol

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