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    impressive level of commitment on this overhaul mate. Glad you went black on the brembos as gold always feels/looks a little weird on 32 & 33s.

    Can i assume that your goal is to create a long term keeper hence all the effort & time?
    Originally posted by gerry;n7288577
    having done my fair share of snorting white powder, made by a bikie in a garage, off a dirty cistern in a night club, means I find the argument about not knowing whats in the vaccine slightly perplexing.

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      Looks awesome mate. I have a good double flare tool if you get stuck, I'm in Chermside.

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        Originally posted by tanman View Post
        Paintjob and undercarriage are looking mint, just needs some proper wheels to finish it off.
        Yep, agreed. I'd love some decent jap 18s. Unfortunately the bank account will need some time to recover.

        Fly510: Yep, long-term keeper.

        Tim510: Thanks mate. Will keep that in mind. I paid some bloke like $200 to flare the other brake lines 6 months ago. At the moment, I just need braided lines. Such a pain in the arse. I totally should have gone with R33 Brembos instead of R34s.



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          Well this happened last night...



          I ended up getting a mobile hose guy around (Auto Hoses Australia - John was a good bloke). He was done and dusted in 30 mins. I subsequently spent the last few nights bleeding the brakes and finishing the last bits and pieces. Finally, last night and gone 11pm I was finished. It was raining, but I just had to take it for a drive. First impressions.... bloody terrible. Haha. It wobbles all over the road, the suspension clunks and the diff chatters and bangs. But that's all to be expected since it hasn't had a wheel alignment of any form and the diff it not yet bedded in. I will try and get it booked in for a wheel alignment in the next day or two. Generally, it's happy days here

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            Congratulations on getting it back out in the wild again

            The brakes and other new bits all look awesome too

            Time for a figure 8 session in a carpark to help wear the diff in

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              A+ attention to detail.

              So happy for you to have this back on the road. Congrats on it all coming together.

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                Looks nice. Was the wheel done with leatherique?

                I do that on the side they come out nice but aren’t super hard wearing compared to a re-trimmed wheel especially if you have rings on.
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                  Awesome!
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                    What a fantastic result! Such a sweet car. This thread was an awesome read.

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                      Well, there were a couple of teething issues that caused nasty clunks in the back end. First, the sway bar was hitting the tailshaft on large bumps. Fixed. Secondly, the top of the rear right coilover was rattling around. It turns out that when the body shop removed the subframe, they just undid the single strut top bolt instead of removing the two flange nuts. When they put it back together, they left the rubber bush out. I had seen it floating around the boot and wondered what it was. All sorted now. I also went and did figure-8s and the diff is good and quiet now. I also hit up Rorge for some new brake pads and installed these on Wednesday night. The car had a wheel alignment last week. The toe was 15mm on one side at 20mm on the other. No wonder it was so bad. The guys at the shop were very impressed. He said they all spent some time having a good look at it.

                      Finally, yesterday was the first time I drove it to work. I've worked there for nearly a year now and no-one had seen the Skyline. It drove perfectly. Happy days. A minor whine in the diff from 70-90. Hopefully it goes away.

                      The next stop is the dyno to wind the boost up and finally tune the Adaptronic

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                        So awesome that’s it’s coming together.

                        Nice pickup in relation to the rear strut top, that combined with diff being run in ought to make it an all together nicer thing to drive?!

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                          Amazing work, undercarriage is just ridiculously well done

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                            Yeah, it's nice to drive now. I've got it booked in for the dyno on the 12th of August. Can't wait! I've been driving around on 1 bar since I bought it (like 3+ years ago).

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                              This thing is off the chain
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                                Driving it to work must have felt great.

                                How is she handling now that its been aligned?

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