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    Chris' R34 GTT Series 2

    Time was drawing in closer for when i break my Supercharged MX5 ready to fund an R34 GTT. I wouldnt be a true car enthusiast if i wasn't already looking for cars on the interweb. My fingers were starting to hurt after refreshing various selling and auction sites here and Japan too often.

    One car I kept being drawn back to was a white Series 2. It ticked all the boxes for what i was looking for, except it was the facelift front bumper that was preventing me from looking deeper into the details. So i messaged the seller and asked for a few more details and photos, very quick responses and the amount of photos asked on request was overwhelming.

    Was it worth the 7hr round trip to go look at it, to potentially not like it? If it was as clean as it was in the photos, something major must have had been up with it if i was to walk away. Luckily this wasn't the case, infact the car was even better in person. After a test drive and a good poke around i really couldnt fault the car except for a knock on the driver side rear. So with an offer made he accepted and I drove away extremely happy! The 170ish mile drive home was faultless and i look forward to digging in and putting my own stamp on it.

    It would have been rude to not get some photos, especially with the MX5

    Nissan Skyline R34 GTT Series 2
    RB25DET NEO 6
    Manual Transmission

    Imported in 2016 by IBE Cars in Huddersfield
    Resprayed in original Pearl White in 2017

    Its stock except for a custom turbo back exhaust, HKS mushroom filter and aftermarket stereo
























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    04/07/18

    Got the car back from H & S performance in Norwich who have done an amazing job on the Skyline the past couple of days

    Oil Change
    Spark Plugs
    Fuel Filter
    Japspeed Radiator
    Thermostat
    Drive Belts
    Cambelt & Tensioners
    Waterpump
    Coolant change
    Gearbox Oil change
    Diff Oil change
    Brake Fluid change

    Meister R Zeta CRD Coilovers
    Shorter front drop links
    Wheel arches and suspension turrets undersealed

    A-Tech 17" wheels back from powder coaters (done by SW Wheels) tyres swapped over and fitted along with new wheel nuts

    Full alignment

    Car drives completely different now and looks awesome!



















    Got some things coming from Japan aswell as another road trip planned for this weekend. Will keep you updated when i receive them

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    18/07/18

    Why buy aftermarket clear side repeaters when you can just remove the orange lense yourself for free!



    With the purchase of the Blitz FMIC it was time to find an Altia bumper,this seemed abit more tricky than i first though. Luckily i found one only a couple of hours away, and it was en route on my holiday to Cornwall last week!



    While down in Cornwall we took a trip over to Devon and visited the guys and girls at Torque GT. They had the HKS SSQV Blow off Valve on offer, so would have been rude not to grab one while i was there. I also purchased a speedo converter too, which i'll get booked in with my local garage to get it fitted soon.



    With the car now serviced and the cambelt changed, i wanted to record the date like they do over in Japan. So i contacted Rajikaru who supply period correct japanese stickers, and they kindly replicated the sticker for me and have now added it to their store! I also purchased some other stickers to go with it.











    We also got both cars out for a drive Sunday evening


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    It was busy day today for me and the fiance as we cracked on with doing little jobs on the car. Its those simply, low cost mods that make a little difference overall.

    The engine cover got prepped and painted in silver. I was originally going to do it red, but thought it might have been too much, so kept with silver to keep it more factory looking. The text was painted red and i started to draw a black border with a sharpie but it decided to dry up, so that needs finishing at some point







    The stock strut brace got a lick of paint too



    I also gave the larger areas of the engine bay a quick de-grease along with the fitting of some red dress up bolts



    We also gave the calipers a lick of paint, you may have noticed a colour scheme going on...


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    28/08/18

    My second package from Japan had arrived, my replacement OEM steering wheel. This is fantastic condition compared to the one fitted to the car. The only problem was (and i didnt notice until i took the photos) was its actually from an Auto car, i didn't originally see the buttons in the advert on Yahoo Auctions,oops!

    Before



    After (before fitting)





    Replaced the dash cluster bulbs to LED, photos don't do them justice. Just need to get a front interior light bulb to complete the interior





    It was my birthday last Wednesday, my fiance very kindly purchased some LED tail lights and also purchased a personalised number plate along with my parents (i knew about the plates as i found it lol)



    Last Sunday i organised a photoshoot with some friends who have japanese cars, here are some of the solo photos i got of the GTT


















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    Already looks fantastic; and the condition it was seems more than pristine. So, what's the "master plan"? OEM+ build?

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    Is the difference asthetically between the GTR and yours just the front bumper? I was wondering if the GTR has slightly larger flaring on the fenders. Either way, still a beautiful car. Looking forward to watching this build.

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    The car is wider at the fenders (alot morr noticable on the GTR). The bumpers are different, the GTR hood is shorter compared to the GTT.

    The engine has an extra 100cc and twin turbos (GTT is single turbo). The GTR is also AWD (GTT is RWD)

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    Here are some comparisons to some bumpers

    Stock Series 1



    Series 2



    Altia



    Alot of people mistake the Altia to be a Nismo bumper. A Nismo bumper looks like this



    East Bear do a GTR style bumper



    The main reason i'm changing the bumper is for the front mount intercooler. The original Series 2 bumper blocks quite abit of flow to the centre (as pictured below) I wasn't keen on the bumper to begin with but I like it now, which is ironic as i'm now having the change it lol



    This is a real GTR, the hood stops at the top of the headlamps while the GTT extends down.



    When people do a GTR conversion they'll either use a GTR hood or fit an extension to the original hood. The GTR bumper pokes out further so the extension fills the gap

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    I have a spare Nismo front bumper for this

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    Jealous of the R34, Chris, congrats again! I personally would rather have a RWD Skyline as well but probably in a sedan/saloon. I have a soft spot for four door cars. Look forward to seeing what you do with this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Jealous of the R34, Chris, congrats again! I personally would rather have a RWD Skyline as well but probably in a sedan/saloon. I have a soft spot for four door cars. Look forward to seeing what you do with this!
    Depends on what the plan is with power. A girl a work with had to rebuild an R32 Skyline after a flood, currently putting out 550hp+... Anytime she puts it into RWD all she does is light the tyres
    You want a good car. I want a good miata.

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    so sick! and already modding it up too!! wow

    Are you gonna get a spare cluster and send it to Adam to create some cool new gauges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    so sick! and already modding it up too!! wow

    Are you gonna get a spare cluster and send it to Adam to create some cool new gauges?
    If i ever moaned about miata parts occasionally being a tad expensive i apologize. The price for Skyline parts are waaaay higher

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