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Nissan Silvia S12 turbo, 200sx, Silvia, Nissan Silvia Turbo S12. CA18ET engine, Garrett T25 Turbo with custom intercooler. One off Body Kit.
Rebuilding a Nissan Silvia S12
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Having done body work on cars before I thought it would be pretty easy fitting the kit, how wrong can one be!!!!! Although Silviagod had made a fantastic job in making the kit, there was still a bit of trimming to do in order to get it to fit properly. After many attempts of fitting, removing, trimming, fitting, removing, trimming, etc. etc. etc..... the kit was finally fitted. I decided at the start that I wanted the kit to blend into the body and not look like it had just been stuck on, I also wanted all the trim removed and filled. so after 6 tins of filler, two tubes of putty and shit loads of wet and dry the kit was fitted.
Kit fitted


Vent fitted
Adding the front wing vents means the side indicators will have to be repositioned (a minor detail) The mesh came from the original air filter (now replaced with a K&N.

Filled and primed


RS Turbo bonnet vents
The bonnet vents came from an RS Turbo, allowing heat from the T25 turbo to escape (turbo not yet fitted).


Side view

Amazing what you can do with 6 tins of filler!!!!


After yet more filler and more rubbing down, fitting the kit is now completed.
isn't she gorgeous isn't she gorgeous
Ready for re-spray Although the kit is finished there is still quite a lot of prep work to get it ready for the final respray, which is going to be a black basecoat with a purple metalflake finish covered with shed loads of lacquer.

Now it's off to the workshop...............

Next page - The Respray

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