Forgive the cut and pasta nature of this thread. I copied it over from GTR Canada. I'll be updated both threads from now on.
thought i'd share my build on the forums.
Story behind the car, I was originally looking for an R32 when this beauty caught my eye at the auctions. Put up a bid and got it imported.
The car is a 1980 C210 with about 150,000 k on the clock. interesting car because its 2.0L turbo engine was the first turbo motor to come out of japan by any manufacturer. Also it was the first skyline not to carry the GTR name until the r32 came along. But i didn't but it for that I just thought it looked a great mix of the c10 and c110 mixed up into one.
When she came into Canada
Engine is sound, electrical could do with some work tho as expected.
Cleaning out the car and realized it needed new carpets and some trim repair. So i thought F it, just strip the damn thing and build it right the first time instead of doing things gradually. So i started to gut her last night.
Funny what you find in a car this age, plus I'm glad i did it. found that the seats were missing bolts to hold them down.
hmmmm interesting rear seat belts, bolted from both ends with no buckles, sneaky mofos!
I'm gonna continue stripping it down till its just the drivers seat and steering wheel left.
gonna get new carpets and re do the interior trim in suede
Picked up rear Skyline R32 seats and they fit!!! little bit of modding to look perfect but brings up the interior to the modern age a little.
Trying to figure out a way to make the ride a lot smoother than it is and found out a few guys had done S13 Coilover conversions. There was not a lot of info out there on the swap but it was possible with some custom work done to the control arms etc.
So i got the car stripped and ready to send off to Brinkworth Customs in Langley (www.bcautosalon.com) they used to have their shop in Richmond. I met these guys at the DTP show in Vancouver. Some of his work that he done before