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    S12 VQ35 Track thing

    Hi,

    Just realised I haven't really put this up anywhere appropriate.

    So here are a few pictures to see progress to date
    Start of restoration.jpg
    On spit.jpg
    on spit 3.jpg
    on spit 16.jpg
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    That awful wing is coming off btw and being replaced with a proper SE V6 wing.

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    Cool project, looking forward to following this

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    Awesome, look forward to updates on this
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    Subbed, looks cool already. Be interesting to see the progress.

    You going N/A or forced induction?

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    Looks good. Can't wait.

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    I like were this is going, I see a NA 4.2 VQ made 537 on a hub dyno sounds nice as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvKjgo4TUa4

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    Thanks all

    Going NA to start with as it's going to be road legal and I want to get used to it to start with, what with no abs or any other driver aids.

    Maybe go Supercharged at a later date

    Here are some more pics from the body shop, who are doing an awesome job.

    GP Arches 1.jpg

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    NA would be my choice. High revving, low weight!!

    Good stuff

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    So finally the door pins from Australia have arrived.
    Doors back on.jpg

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    Looking good
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    So, the stripes are on and I'm seriously pleased we went with this schemeStripes.jpg

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    Love an s12! Looks awesome with the arches

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    this looks awesome, loving the boxed arches,,has a group B vibe to it

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    This definitely has potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMitch View Post
    So, the stripes are on and I'm seriously pleased we went with this schemeStripes.jpg
    Any update? I have just landed myself an s12 so love to see more!

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    Sorry for the delay

    Hi All,
    Thanks for the comments, I've been a bit busy and forgot to post an update here (I'm running abuild thread on the Z OC as we have two Zeds and this will have Zed heart)
    So anyway.

    The car made it back to Abbey Motorsport and they started the final assembly.

    The collection of bits from Australia and the USA has gone together on the rear subframe and a custom propshaft.

    IMG-20200114-WA0000.jpg

    So we've got twin rear calipers, stock set-up linked to the front and a separate hydro.

    IMG-20200114-WA0018.jpg

    The stronger Z31T axle, stub and companion flanges are in along with KMAC adjustable bushes.

    The front is back together with the S13 Brakes, S14 tension rod brackets with Japspeed adjustable tension rods and LCAs.

    IMG-20191206-WA0007.jpg

    A set of rack bushes from David Carroll @Experimental Engineering

    Custom cross member/engine mounts and gearbox mount by the Guys at Abbey

    IMG-20191128-WA0003.jpg

    IMG-20191128-WA0008.jpg

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    Awesome job by Terry at RetroMasters

    Just realised I missed one update completely.

    The body work is awesome, Terry at RetroMasters (Norwich) did an amazing job.

    Front1.jpg

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    rear latest.jpg

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    Back to the mechanicals: Engine bay

    So, the engine is in and the dash is in progress, it's pretty much just getting the old and new looms connected together so we have a fully road legal monster, but obviously the worldwide pandemic has hit, FFS......

    It is looking fantastic though

    IMG-20200122-WA0000.jpg
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    Still hanging out for this to be finished, looking awesome but get a move on
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