Grasshopper 2?

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Grasshopper 2?

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 23 Nov 2006 12:43

Hey guys, what about this for my GT-R track car project? (Love the colour...)
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RE: Grasshopper 2?

Post by Xtek » 23 Nov 2006 12:55

Nice!!! I like it.
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RE: Grasshopper 2?

Post by Gensaiken1 » 23 Nov 2006 13:12

that would be pretty cool. Then agian, anything with an R32 is cool ;)
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Post by jason » 23 Nov 2006 13:32

I love the colour, nice stuff there Bob!
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Post by hang_510 » 23 Nov 2006 16:33

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Post by cOiLoverKiD » 23 Nov 2006 16:36

Best Skyline IMO. If your pockets are deep enough go for it.

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Post by datzenmike » 23 Nov 2006 20:44

RWD_NissanMan wrote: (Love the colour...)
OUCH!! (but in a good way)
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Post by rnorrish » 24 Nov 2006 00:24

that's more like Grasshopper 2+2+2.

version 2, plus 2 cylinders, plus 2 more drive wheels.

is this the plan for the car you brought here from Japan? I know you mentioned the Z plan was dead, so a track car only resurrected from the pieces i'm guessing?
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Post by RWD_NissanMan » 24 Nov 2006 06:35

rnorrish wrote:that's more like Grasshopper 2+2+2.

version 2, plus 2 cylinders, plus 2 more drive wheels.

is this the plan for the car you brought here from Japan? I know you mentioned the Z plan was dead, so a track car only resurrected from the pieces i'm guessing?
Pretty much. The cage is in - next step is to prep the shell for re-painting, just fiddling around with colour ideas - I'm kind of leaning toward sticking with a bright green like this example. I want to leave it as close to the original Group A spec as possible - not going to go overboard with performance mods initially until I learn how to drive the thing.

I have a bunch of suspension goodies to install I have collected over the past few months. About the only engine mods I want to do initially is just a tear down and rebuild (new bearings & rings), relocate the oil filter with an external cooler and install the ATI damper I bought for it. I'm going to stick with the stock turbos for now (I have 5 spares). I don't know what clutch is in it so I'll have a look see when I tear it down - maybe put a Nismo or Exedy/Daikin twin plate in it.

I have been collecting spare parts for the project over the past year - have a couple of complete extra motors in bits (2 blocks, 12 pistons, 3 sets of OEM cams, 4 heads, etc.) as well as a spare tranny, complete rear subframe with all components (LSD, AWD pump, driveshafts, brakes), spare front subframe and 4 front diffs/oil pans.

Only thing I am lacking right now is a decent place to work and some time (as Byron will attest to - he has seen the pile of bits, the homestead and all of the little outbuildings I am spread out into!!).
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1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
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Re: Grasshopper 2?

Post by Denver » 23 Oct 2008 20:30

I would be honored to be hit by that car.
Faster is gooder.

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Post by 510rob » 24 Oct 2008 01:15

Denver wrote:I would be honored to be hit by that car.
I'm confused by this comment

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Re: Grasshopper 2?

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 26 Oct 2008 03:24

Me too!

Just a little update - the shop is nearing completion so I should be able to get the shell ready for painting this winter.
1969 Datsun 510 4-door (donor shell for below)
1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET (sort of broken right now)
1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 3V 4x2 (wife's ride)
2005 & 2006 Targa Newfoundland Entrant

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Re: Grasshopper 2?

Post by Denver » 02 Nov 2008 15:11

Neat-o dudeface.

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Re: Grasshopper 2?

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 03 Nov 2008 10:48

The shop build is documented in this thread.

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1969 Datsun 510 4-door (donor shell for below)
1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET (sort of broken right now)
1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 3V 4x2 (wife's ride)
2005 & 2006 Targa Newfoundland Entrant

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