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    Liams s14a Re-shell and upgrade!

    Well here in my project thread for my life with an s-body!

    In March 2013 I travelled to Northern Ireland (600mile round trip) via bus/plane/ferry and s-body.

    And here she is sat on the ferry looking very pretty!



    So I fell in love with her and spent every hour cleaning and fixing all the niggly problems.

    New gear stick gaiter


    New tyres



    New UK legal plates


    Stopped the coil overs squeaking



    De wipered the rear



    Cleaned everything!











    Went to a couple of the meets at Squires







    Then the saxp north of England meet



    Went to santa pod and put it on the rolling road




    Pulled 330bhp with a faulty boost controller!




    Then my inexperience and stupidity got the better or me and I put her in a field :'(





    The crash which obviously destroyed the car also released lots of rust so the shell was a scrapper! So I went on the hunt of a new shell


    After looking at numerous shells I found a full car for sale for cheap due to a leaky 4th piston ring So I bought SgtBash's car, as although slightly more expensive than a rolling shell it meant I had lots of spares and bits to sell to recoup some of the money.





    The blue nissan has been stored at my cousins unit and I have extended the garage so I can do the swap at home.





    And that is as far as I have got!

    I have started selling some of the unneeded parts and will have a full for sale thread in next couple of month
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    Sorry to see that mate :/ my inexperience also resulted in me hitting a lamp post, but my shell is somewhat repairable

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrengodfrey View Post
    Sorry to see that mate :/ my inexperience also resulted in me hitting a lamp post, but my shell is somewhat repairable
    such a shame as it looked really clean on the outside, but was hiding lots of rust, the front chassis rail is not attached to the inner arch what so ever!

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    Ouch man, most of these cars do hide rust tbh iv had mine checked over but thankfully.

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    Ouch! Shame as the blue one looked really nice. Got any more pics of the front end with the SRB splitter on? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrengodfrey View Post
    Ouch man, most of these cars do hide rust tbh iv had mine checked over but thankfully.
    Yeah it was my first s-body so didn't check it as thoroughly as I would knowing what I do now, the new one however is very very clean

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_e36 View Post
    Ouch! Shame as the blue one looked really nice. Got any more pics of the front end with the SRB splitter on? Thanks.
    Thanks and here are a couple more




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    finally, a build thread :P yeah its unfortunate about the blue one, but at least the engine gets a nice, less rusty new home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterjake View Post
    finally, a build thread :P yeah its unfortunate about the blue one, but at least the engine gets a nice, less rusty new home!
    Yeah suppose, and will be much less rusty once im finished!

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    Good luck with your new S14

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephS13 View Post
    Good luck with your new S14
    Thanks! I miss driving the s14 so bad

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    That laguna seca blue worked so well on that 14a!

    Good luck with the new shell dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YannG View Post
    That laguna seca blue worked so well on that 14a!

    Good luck with the new shell dude!
    Yeah, the new one will be getting sprayed as paintwork is faded and has been keyed in its past life. Still not sure on final colour but will be blue

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    Shame about the first one, looked great.

    Good luck with the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulesS14200 View Post
    Shame about the first one, looked great.

    Good luck with the new one.
    Thanks was so gutted when it happened, not just because I crashed but to find all the well hidden rust etc. But at least I will know the new one is clean

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    Good luck with your new build!

    And please write me the specs of that wheels and what spacers did you use.

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    Delete, duble post.

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    Thanks and they were XXR 530s 18x8.75 et35 with 10mm spacers and 18x9.75 et20 with 20mm spacers

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    Such a shame to see it end up like that Do you know what colour the blue one was? Because that is a bloody lovely shade of blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamz View Post
    Such a shame to see it end up like that Do you know what colour the blue one was? Because that is a bloody lovely shade of blue!
    It is laguna seca blue from the bmw m3

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    Works quite well on the 200, looks awful on the m3 IMO!!

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