Fairlady 240Z full works with a RB26DETT from Fujimi

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I was going to drop a chevy LS1 in this bigboy but i changed my mind and bought a Skyline R32 with a RB26DETT.

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Dont know how this got flipped upsidedown

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Here is the fender flairs

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They would be great for a kit bash because the car can be built with or without.

I already cut the hood out wile watching a football game

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Cool kit def wish i had it cant wait to see it come together

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Great idea with the motor transplant. Very cool car. This should be very cool.

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You should have got Tamiya's R32. Fully detailed RB26.

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Hm. I think I could dig this one.

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You should have got Tamiya's R32. Fully detailed RB26.

Yes i know. Did not find out this was one of those fake 1/2 engins till i opened it. I have a plan though. The valve cover from the Rb will fit on the kit engine and all the other stuff will fit too. So it is just gonna look like a RB. I also have some resin turbos and intercooler on the way.

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Sounds like a good plan, bro. I look forward to the results.

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If you have no use for the fender flares, let me know....I do!!

Jim

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Great idea for a build! If you (by chance) don't have a use for the lower front chin spoiler (airdam) please let me know. I want to make a replica of my 1:1 G-nose Datsun and that airdam matches perfectly.

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I was thinking aabout buying the same kit. Please keep us posted on how well this thing goes together. Good luck and have fun!

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loosly translated. it should say very advanced modeler. the fender flairs are super thin and hard to work with.

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thats gonna be killer. you did the flares very well.

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loosly translated. it should say very advanced modeler. the fender flairs are super thin and hard to work with.

I hear that! I bought a Fujimi universal fender flare kit and to say that they are hard to work with is an understatement. They are thin, full of flash, and need to be shapped/molded and custom fit to each aplication. I guess that is what custom building is all about :P . I'm a little surprised that the flares suplied with the kit were tempermental, but not really. As jbwelda pointed out, you nailed. Keep up the good work,it's looking good!

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i spent about an hour making this interior cover to go in the hatch area. i did not notice a tub goes over that area. duhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

so i made another one for the right area. the first one was just for practice

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got the hood thing scratched out and installed

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made a front air cover

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started in on the radiator support area

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rad support with a strip added to the fire wall.

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made some more interior covers for the tunnel.

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kit bashed a master clyender and added some break and fule lines to a bland engine bay

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bottom of the car with lines made of evergreen rod

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you guys think i should stay with the kit decals or use some calsonic Decals like this one i did a year or so ago.

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thats lookin really good!

bryan

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This is very interesting.... should turn out pretty neat!!!!

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the kit wheels are boss. got the dash done and the engine is ready for paint. cant wait to get my turbos in from model miester. the are soon to be the hold up

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seats trimmed out with bmf.

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Great progress! If it were me, I would go with the kit decals or some aftermarket BRE decals. Never liked the Calsonic livery.

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thats pretty interesting you made your brake lines from tiny plastruct rod. i will try that one of these days instead of the aluminum rod i typically use.

as for decals i am partial to less is more...i would think some japanese safety stickers and maybe some small graphics or something...

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though looking at it, that BRE color scheme on the first set of box art does look pretty kool.

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jb. i use the styrene rod because i HATE ca glue. i cant get metal or pe parts to work. i never get good results but always glue my fingers to something and make a huge mess that is hard to clean up. i am howevere good at cleaning up tamiya extra thin glue. a hair dryer works well to warm the rod so it wont break. open flame is bad becaue the glue would be a bomb

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The paint scheme is based of the Nissan works car, Peter Brock and Bob Sharp never ran the ZG nose on their 240Z.

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The paint scheme is based of the Nissan works car

Cool! Neve knew this kit was based on a real car. With so many ficitonal Tunner car kits out there, I just assumed it was another one of those.

Peter Brock and Bob Sharp never ran the ZG nose on their 240Z.

But what if they did.......With RB26DETT POWER :D

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