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Old 09-06-2017, 04:43 AM   #16
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Awesome work. I really like your garage! I reckon keep the VQ power plant and upgrade the turbos
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:48 AM   #17
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Re: garageHEART - Nissan Fairlady Z (z32)

The last installment our Z32 was ready to be stripped down and get some much-needed bodywork in order to get some colour on it.
I do have one apology to make, I am using a phone to take pictures and it really does not showcase the colour nor the shine properly.
But on the bright side, it suits the style of garageHEART.

So with the wild aero, we needed to choose a colour to match, a nightmare to capture this colour and once I have time I will take it
outside and use natural light and see if I can get the full depth of it.

anyway enough talking, let us check out what this Fairlady looks like now...


(above) a fresh coat of paint, at this point I was not sure if we chose the right colour


(above) the interior was fitted with new carpets, I was thinking of removing carpets but some comfort needs to be kept


(above) momo steering wheel was chosen as it suits the 90's dash.

and then in true garageHEART style, disaster struck. Somehow the paint was not hard enough to touch and it left some very nasty fingerprint marks. I sat polishing it out for a few hours, there are
no pictures of this as I was truly upset and was ready to park this in the corner of the workshop and forget about it. As always giving up is not our first nor last option and we kept on working on this Fairlady.


(above) in this picture, you can see the interior is completed along with 90 percent of the body. After the mishap I just
got stuck into it and hardly took any progress snaps, I actually did not want to post it up. Overall I am
proud of how it turned out after all the issues.


(above) pulled it outside after the engine bay was sprayed.


(above) Will raise the ride height once the engine goes back in.


(above) Engine bay freshly sprayed...only thing missing is everything in the bay


(above) speaking about missing bay parts... here is one part that will need to go in. We have fitted forged internals
and prepared this engine to handle more boost. All honesty just painted valve covers hehe.


(above) sun was starting to set, decided to get the z32 back in and work through the evening...


(above) Best work comes in the still of the night...


(above) garageHEART pushed through the night to get the fairlady going.



(above) not sure if its clear but the engine is fitted, needs to come out again as the custom plumbing for fmic
(front mount intercooler) is not fitting properly.


(above) random image of other projects being prepared for when the Fairlady leaves garageHEART.

Thank You all in Anticipation for looking, commenting and/or criticising

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Old 09-27-2017, 06:22 AM   #18
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Re: garageHEART - Nissan Fairlady Z (z32)

This Fairlady is still being worked on, adding little details here and there most times it's not visible at all (laughing).
i dont have many great photos currently but will get some soon to show what was done.

what was done:
engine fitted will all piping etc.
oil cooler
radiator
intercooler
brake booster
brake lines
battery and wires
rad cap and overflow pipe


(above) This is what gH looks like when we arrived to work on the Z


(above) finishing up the piping and front sub frame.


(above) Yippeeee it started right up... not really

Not much to do now, but I feel the SSR wheels are not working well with the aero kit so we hunting for something more suitable. Hopefully we can find a set locally and not having to import which will push this project back further, maybe it will end up like some of the other projects at garageHEART that will rot away until we decide to fix it up again.


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love it, love the colour. May i ask what brand the paint is?
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So cool! I really dig the diorama and want to see more of both the buid and the diorama! Do you have a Instagram for the garage??
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love it, love the colour. May i ask what brand the paint is?
Thank You so much for the kind words. As for colour brand I have no clue, i got this from a friend who restores 1:1 wheels and said i should try it out.
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So cool! I really dig the diorama and want to see more of both the buid and the diorama! Do you have a Instagram for the garage??
Thank You. I don't have instagram yet. Not sure if I will be able to commit to something like that and might disappoint followers with delayed updates etc. as my day job is demanding unfortunately. But i will look into it.

I will let you know if and when I create a garageHEART account
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Re: garageHEART - Nissan Fairlady Z (z32)

Update time...

Manage to get a set of Work CR-Kiwami's (from dadaman), at first I did not like it as I loved the modest fitment of the SSR's Mk2-R's. but these grew on me in no time and really adds to the whole aggressive package. Anyway onto pictures.


(above) Engine bay looking like something now.

(above) this is at its lowest. If you look in the engine bay you will notice an air line that allows the driver to adjust height (KW DLC)

(above) ready to hit the streets, almost

(above) Photo etched discs fitted.

(above) A bit dusty, but will get cleaned up before leaving. If you look carefully you can see the turbo peeking through.

(above) Low and wide...




(above) been a while since we have seen it sitting on all fours.

(above) until next time...

still to do is clean up body (polish in panel gaps) add panel gap detailing. fit wipers and fit hood/bonnet and some other miscellaneous items.


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Re: garageHEART - Nissan Fairlady Z (z32)

And this Lady just received her full makeover... gH is proud to announce that yet another model car has been saved and can now shine once again.

I will start this thread off with a before and after.




It is not perfect, but alot better than what it was when it first arrived. Im happy with the results but next build I will build on the mistakes from this one.

What was added to this Farilady:
- Photo etched Discs
- Custom brake lines
- Electronic Damper force lines
- Shock/Damper top mounts
- Oil Cooler and lines
- Front Mount Intercooler and Pipes
- New Radiator with two electric fans and pipes
- Custom Aerokit
- Race seats and 5 point harness
- Carpet flocking
- Aftermarket wheels (Work CR- Kiwami's)
- Ganador Mirrors
- Metal exhaust tailpieces

Onto some pictures...ENJOY!


(above) The last time it was a complete car it was in a sorry state and stood in front at this very spot begging to be saved.

(above) I guess we are allowed to stare at this lady's rear end

(above) One aggressive looking Lady, would not want to get on her bad side

(above) The sound of that v6 engine ...

(above) One of the last times it will be seen at gH




(above) Shine on little Lady

There are a few small issues I wish i could have corrected, but sometimes is it worth scrapping the whole build to fix some minor issues? I asked myself this countless times and yes I wanted to restart it many times but my models tell a story of how I progressed and this can be placed on the shelf knowing what not to do next time. I am missing the "glass" in the mirrors. Will make some in due time.

One thing I do need to sort out is the images, they horrible and truly don't show off the smooth shine I am getting. Will invest in something decent soon I promise.

On the positive I am extremely happy how this one turned out... ready to hit some tracks or a show and shine event, whatever the owner prefers.


(above) and off into the sunshine she goes... Goodbye the Fairest of them all.

Thank You to each everyone who viewed and commented, I appreciate it your time spent reading my posts.

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Re: garageHEART - Nissan Fairlady Z (z32)

That garage is bad ass, you have got to do more of these. I really enjoyed this thread.

That wing can give a superbird wing a run for its money tho lol.
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