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went to a new hobby shop yesterday that i found and i picked up this tamiya and had to buy it. its my first japanese build.

so far all i did was clean up some mold lines on the body. they werent too bad and cleaned up pretty easy.

i dont really have any plans with it other then i wanna do some sort of drift build since it comes with a nice stripped interior.

but since ive never built a jap kit or a drift car ill take my time on this.

box art

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just a mock up to see how the wheels look. im probably gonna lower it but like i said i dont have anything specific planned im just gonna go with the flow.

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rims it comes with. probably gonna get some new wheels for it.

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does anybody have any decent pictures of drift skylines?

Brandon

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personally, if that kit's still got good decals i'd build it as the Axia car and look for something else to build into a drift car. not a common kit to find for sure, especially here in the US

i dont know too much about these japanese kits and whats harder to find. ive never really been a decal kind of dude. i would have to assume the decals are good but i dont like the way they look. too much goofy colors

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I say build it to whatever you want, drift, mudder, tank. its up to you.

as far as drift skylines, your going to be hard pressed to find alot of pictures, most skylines are primarily awd, so the pros dont really use them, did you try google images?

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actually more people drift skylines than you'd think. I'm pretty sure there is a version of the r32 skyline that is rwd, and many are converted. i wasn't sure what you wanted but heres a few pictures i found

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I prefer the more simple look cause I like -all go with a little show!

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actually more people drift skylines than you'd think. I'm pretty sure there is a version of the r32 skyline that is rwd, and many are converted. i wasn't sure what you wanted but heres a few pictures i found

1.jpg

3754958451_8a4a580c77.jpg

dacars3.jpg

GS-CarbonR32-015.jpg

IMG_3131_jon_jaffe_r32_skyline_copy.jpg

imgp2572.jpg

kazama23.jpg

IMG_0762.jpg

I prefer the more simple look cause I like -all go with a little show!

thank you thank you thank you. this is exactly the kinda of pictures i was looking for. some exterior reference pictures. i dont know too much about drifting but the main thing i wanted pictures for was for the different body kit styles. still unsure of what i wanna do with this since i find out its such a rare kit. i did see that its a discontinued model but im pretty sure im gonna turn it into a drifter

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hey bro, good to see this one on here too. heres a link to some searches. some pretty nice drift r32's on there.

http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=R32%20skyline%20drift&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

looking forward to more. fee free to ask any questions. im no pro, but i know a bit of it.

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i debadged the trunk, did a wing delete and got the body primed.

i also cut out the holes in the front bumper for the air vents.

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i also have some of the motor together so i could start the FMIC piping.

i cut open romex wire and bent it to shape.

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the piping isnt finished i just snapped a picture so you get the idea of how it will look.

im thinking about building a front lip and a rear diffuser like this one

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i need some ideas on rims and paint

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got a little bit of work done today. the motor is fully assembled and i finished the intercooler piping to look like its wrapped.

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i also have the undercarriage pretty much finished. i may go back and weather it a little more

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the interior is next, but im still looking for good reference pictures of r32 stripped drift interiors.

cant seem to find too many good pictures or pictures that are correct anyway.

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you'd be hard pressed to find good pictures of drift interiors because there isn't really anything specific that has to be done. many people leave it stock, some mod it a little, some strip it to bare bones and the professionals have the full race car interior it just depends on what you want.

here's a pro interior

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simple

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bare bone

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absolute bar bone

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you'd be hard pressed to find good pictures of drift interiors because there isn't really anything specific that has to be done. many people leave it stock, some mod it a little, some strip it to bare bones and the professionals have the full race car interior it just depends on what you want.

here's a pro interior

nob3.jpg

simple

Image6.jpg

bare bone

4886060568_2013f53f42.jpg]

absolute bar bone

IMG_3565.jpg

thanks mate. the reason for looking for the interiors is because some have the handbrakes set up different. sometimes even having the stock handbrake and a hydraulic handbrake. this kit came with no handbrake at all so its up to me to scratch build one. i may throw in two handbrakes just for the heck of it

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no real update on this thing, just toying around with some wheel choices. im thinking about going with these te37 wheels but im not sure if i wanna attempt to make these fit a tamiya model. they are fujimi and they mount differently. anyway heres the mock ups.

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those are my rim choices so far. im still gonna look into other rims. those are both at actual ride height.

this is a slammed version with the volk rims.

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it looks sexy slammed but the suspension is already done and glued in so im not gonna change it now.

went to a few hobby shops yesterday and picked up a few kits and some other goodies.

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the wheels above are from the sti and evo kits. also another reason why im unsure if i will use them for the r32.

i also bought some wheels from a member on another forum.

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some other goodies he threw in there

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i have the interior pretty much finished, i didnt wanna put too much detail into it so i didnt wire anything inside. i know it would look better but as of right now i can do without it. maybe ill go back and do it later. i also decided to go with the kit rims and tires. just sanded the tires a little thinner in the front.

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i used the rpm tach from the revell rsx kit i have.

i also made the handbrake from scratch and found a fire extinguisher in my parts box to add in there

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stance isnt perfect on her but it still looks good to me. i painted the rims gold

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painted the exhaust, installed it and weathered the chassis some more.

the chassis is complete along with the interior.

all thats left is window and the head lamps and tail lamps, side mirrors and a few decals.

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front ride height

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rear ride height

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i was gonna paint this car red but i chose flat black instead. i want this car to have that amature diy drifting feel to it. i was gonna add a little damage to the car but i decided to keep it clean. this is the drivers new drift car so its fresh :P

any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated. this is my first drift build and i would like to know how i can do it better next time around

Brandon

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your build is looking great! but i gotta say, i am flat out IN LOVE LUV with this car:

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that is one gorgeous ride there.

i was really laughing at this one...until i realized that this is how a race interior really looks!

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great pics and sweet work on your build!

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your build is looking great! but i gotta say, i am flat out IN LOVE LUV with this car:

IMG_0762.jpg

that is one gorgeous ride there.

i was really laughing at this one...until i realized that this is how a race interior really looks!

IMG_3565.jpg

great pics and sweet work on your build!

im really in love with this passenger seat lol

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im really in love with this passenger seat lol

ive been considering getting one, but im not sure of the motor quality, coul you post some more pics, specificly the turbo, and turbo minifold.

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ive been considering getting one, but im not sure of the motor quality, coul you post some more pics, specificly the turbo, and turbo minifold.

i dont have a decent camera to take good pics. but i have found these on various model car forums. the quailty isnt too bad. the turbos are small and dont look great and there is no intercooler piping. i still think its worth buying a skyline kit with a motor.

heres the pictures i found

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piping added

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this guy added the IC piping

NissanSyklineGTR-32TrackCar10.jpg

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NissanSyklineGTR-32TrackCar11.jpg

adding the piping is easy to do

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i dont have a decent camera to take good pics. but i have found these on various model car forums. the quailty isnt too bad. the turbos are small and dont look great and there is no intercooler piping. i still think its worth buying a skyline kit with a motor.

heres the pictures i found

21.jpg

piping added

31.jpg

this guy added the IC piping

NissanSyklineGTR-32TrackCar10.jpg

NissanSyklineGTR-32TrackCar07.jpg

NissanSyklineGTR-32TrackCar11.jpg

adding the piping is easy to do

does that front mount come with the kit?

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does that front mount come with the kit?

yes sir. i think you should get one of these. my favorite model ive build so far

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Hey Nice project ,but i think if you wrap the intercooler plumbing you would be defeating the purpose, as wrap keeps heat in, and those are cold air induction pipes, Im no expert but i have built a few skylines with full plumbing. Any way it stands I just thought I'd add that little tid bit, this is your project build it the way that makes you happy. Keep up the good work and im looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Oh heres a couple pics of the two skylines I built.

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Hey Nice project ,but i think if you wrap the intercooler plumbing you would be defeating the purpose, as wrap keeps heat in, and those are cold air induction pipes, Im no expert but i have built a few skylines with full plumbing. Any way it stands I just thought I'd add that little tid bit, this is your project build it the way that makes you happy. Keep up the good work and im looking forward to seeing this one finished.

thanks bud. i finished it a few days ago. its in the finished section. as far as ic pipe wrap, ive read online in a few car forums about it. as far as i know its insulation and keeps it from getting hot. i dont know if heat wrap is the same as header wrap but thats what most poeple seem to be doing IRL. i could be wrong though. i think it looks cool though.

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