Nissan S13 Coupe

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This is one of my many other projects I hope to see an end to at some point. Im honestly not 100% happy with the body work, but I love the engine bay. Anyway, this will be a track ready themed car, staggered Meisters, RB26 swap, widened, etc. I originally planned to do a 1:1 of my real car (I have a coupe IRL) but I just went crazy one night and chopped this and an R32 Skyline up, lol. So, this is where Im at right now. Tell me what you guys think.

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Looking good so far.

Will be following

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i got hosed with my MS wheels :( they look nothing like yours.

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These arent MS wheels. They are from a friend of mine and they are a fantastic mold. I have like 4 sets I think.

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It's good to see the wheels are alighened correctly to drive .. those wheels fill out the wells nicely.

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Engine bay is awesome, I like the flared rear fenders too!

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Thanks guys! Heres a small update. Fenders vented and hood vented. Havent done any putty work on the hood tho, so its a little rough.

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Gonna look sick! Would you be willing to let go of a set of those wheels? They would look great under my Supra I am rebuilding!

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Alrighty, long time since I updated but Ive had my attention drawn in 100 different directions so my bench time is a little limited right now. Anyway, thanks for the replies boys! The more I work on it, the more Im loving it! So, heres an update. Suspension is finalized, including scratchbuilt Stance coilovers, adjustable camber with the shock towers, Nismo power brace, etc. I own a real 240SX, so Im pretty familiar with the layout, lol. Stance is final. Also started the engine work. Did my top mount turbo manifold out of styrene, which was a first for me. I usually do them with solder, but I think I like working with the styrene better. Also have the turbo made. I added the base for some side skirts and added a modded R32 front bumper. I just need to putty them. Got a wing for it on the way from Hobbylink Japan. So, thats where Im at for now.

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As always, comments and criticism is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.

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no criticism. just wows

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Very interesting ...
keep watching.

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How you make the turbo?

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awsome progress !

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How you make the turbo?

Some small solder wrapped around a rod and sanded on one side. Then you just make your flanges and whatnot from styrene. The same can be done with plastic rod, but I find solder much easier to shape.

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Not much love for the imports here it seems. Ah well, I like showing off my work so its all good. Another small update. I got my wing in, made a rear diffuser, front lip, puttied and sanded a bunch, got my side skirts filled in, and shot a light coat of primer so I could see it all in one color. Im loving how aggressive this looks!

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I'm loving this one

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Are you using the kit supplied grille/lights? How are you going to finish it? I have a (Fujimi?) Sylvia K's that is stalled because I can't figure out a good way to pick out the logo on the grille in silver/chrome. It is engraved on the backside of the clear piece.

I like your build so far.

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Not much love for the imports here it seems. Ah well, I like showing off my work so its all good.

nope, just dont care much for them myself

but i love the craftsman ship your putting into this one

my favorite part is the spaghetti manifold :)

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Are you using the kit supplied grille/lights? How are you going to finish it? I have a (Fujimi?) Sylvia K's that is stalled because I can't figure out a good way to pick out the logo on the grille in silver/chrome. It is engraved on the backside of the clear piece.

I like your build so far.

I plan to use the kit supplied lights. As for the grille, I think Im gonna do a GTR style grille. Ive always preferred that look and it would also aid cooling. But, it I did use the center garnish, I think I would just paint the back side of the lettering in silver and then paint a coat of black over it. Should allow the silver to remain and have it surrounded in black. Thats what I would do anyway. Thanks for looking and glad you like it!

nope, just dont care much for them myself

but i love the craftsman ship your putting into this one

my favorite part is the spaghetti manifold :)

I appreciate the kind words on the work. Thats how I look at it... I dont care what the car is, Im appreciating the craftsmanship put into it. I like the manifold myself. I usually use Solder, but I decided to try out plastic and I like working with it. I can do tighter bends and more ornate designs with relative ease as long as you have the patience.

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Looking good - great work put in already.

I am one of the import fans here (or a fan of imports), so keep building and posting!

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Current updates. Rebuilt my Nismo powerbrace to make it look more realistic. Finished off my front brakes, detailed the front and rear subframes, built a fuel cell, started on my roll cage, and I GOT MY ORIGINAL CHROME STAGGERED MEISTERS!!!! The look SOOO sick! It took buying two sets of Gartimers to get them, but it was worth it. Oh and alot more filler and sanding for the bodywork. Anyway, thats where Im at. Its in final primer. I plan to shoot the paint (blue spoon) this week hopefully. I originally planned on black, but I just thought it would look too boring.

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As always, comments a criticism is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.

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i had a 240 hatchback painted with that blue. i love that color. how are you going to work that spoon into the build though

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i had a 240 hatchback painted with that blue. i love that color. how are you going to work that spoon into the build though

with it being a rice burner you can almost be sure that spoon is part of a spoiler

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will look good in blue.

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