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2010 - Project Raw - Time Attack S14
Feb 2010 - Day 1 -Take collection of an ex show Nissan 200sx S14 with the intention of turning it into a full out circuit racer
Feb 2010 - Day 2-4 - Remove 5kg's of roof sealer used in the boot as sound insulation, also remove 12kg's of unused wiring 
Feb 2010 - Day 5 - Strip carbon and 9 layers of paint on bonnet, remove rear deadening - total weight removal 13.7kg's
March 2010 - Day 6 - Remove carbon skin off boot, strip down to metal - Weight removal 4kg's
March 2010 - Day 7 - Remove seam sealer in boot and around back seat and front strut towers
March 2010 - Day 8 - Strip out dash, roof liner, door panels as well as remaining sound deadening -11kg's of deadening
March 2010 - Day 9 - Strip lights, bumpers, turbo, intercooler, radiator, waterbox etc out. Color testing, Mercedes Platinum silver for exterior and Audi RS6 Gun metal for interior
March 2010 - Day 10 - Flair front fenders, removed front brakes, Fenders, Glass (besides doors) and deskinned the carbon off the roof.
March 2010 - Day 11 - Rear parcel shelf inner removed. ABS wiring removed, all exteriour paint removed besides bumpers
March 2010 - Day 12 - More stripping, only things left to remove are subframes and fuel tank, roll cage front arms are mandrel bent and ready for install
March 2010 - Day 13 - Intake manifold cut apart to be rebuilt, Roll cage almost finished
March 2010 - Day 14 - First layer of etching primer on the cage while getting the interior fabricated and ready for paint.
March 2010 - Day 15 - After finding a set of copied Nissan OEM side skirts and rear valances I decided if I want it to look half decent ill import a genuine set.

10mm to short

to short

how it should look

how it should look

April 2010 - Day 16 - Intake manifold fabrication, Valve cover breathers, Dash skin fitment
April 2010 - Day 17 - Cross member removed, had some heavy damage and was plated over, measured out the chassis and its within .5mm of OE spec, not quite sure how this got so bad. Started with a front powerbrace, will be skinned in 1mm ally for air flow. Finished the upper body prep and got some etching primer down.

bent

Bolts welded over with plate steel

after cutting open

Start of power brace

prep work done

Etch primer

April 2010 - Day 18 - Body work has been keeping me busy, rear fenders were flared 20mm, rear 1/4 panels worked and both doors have been sorted and primed

Before

after

May 2010 - Day 19 - Bonnet and Boot lid rework
May 2010 - Day 20 - Start of the turbo manifold mock up.
June 2010 - Day 21 - Not much done due to time constraints, most of the manifold fab work is complete besides the waste gates
July 2010 - Day 22 - Again, no where near as much work as planned. Turbo manifold is half way with the welding, front section of chassis is stitch welded, blended and in primer
July 2010 - Day 23 - Some chassis gusset plates laser cut and then dimpled, also new rear upper strut bar bent up and dimpled.
August 2010 - Day 24 - Most of the unused holes are plugged and chassis plated are coated, seats test fitted
October 2010 - Day 25 - Front end in primer, rear boot/trunk cut out, chassis on its size for frame rail work & fab

 

October 2010 - Day 26 - Boot layout complete, bias controller mount built, additional roll cage points, frame rails sectioned for repair&reinforce
November 2010 - Day 27 - Frame rail repair, taken three weeks to get just right
November 2010 - Day 28 - Drivers seat mount done, exhaust routing done, passenger foot brace done, boot fab done, lots of sanding done, primer done
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December 2010 - Day 29 - finally in paint
December 2010 - Day 30 - After serious cleanup, valve cover coated
December 2010 - Day 31 - Assy at long last
December 2010 - Day 32 - Last update of the year!
 January 2011 - Day 33 - First update of the new year, getting somewhere!!!

 

January 2011 - Day 34 - Valve cover is back, checking fender clearance, gearbox mount done, gearbox cooler in
February 2011 - Day 35 - Random updated

 

March 2011 - Day 36 - Fuel system complete and wired up, making carbon fiber and install
April 2011 - Day 37 - Sorting rear suspension, brakes and completing manifold and fitting radiator

 

April 2011 - Day 38 - New wheels arrived, perfect fitment and spacing as only enkei could! new fan also arrived
April 2011 - Day 39 - Got it on the ground to level suspension, oil cooler install and start of wiring
June 2011 - Day 40 - Many many delays, but all wiring done, fuel system done, ready for start up

 

July 2011 - Day 41 - GTX? no will wait for VNT, charge pipes, engine bay and digi dash

 

August 2011 - Day 42 - Dash refurbed, bonnet vent in, exhaust done
August 2011 - Day 43 - No more orange! yeah!
September 2011 - Day 44 - The first drive
September 2011 - Day 45 - little bits
October 2011 - Day 46 - First shake down

 

November 2011 - Day 47 - finishing touches
November 2011 - Day 48 - More finishing touches
November 2011 - Day 49 - Paint time
November 2011 - Day 50 - 2 years of SX
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December 2011 - Day 51 - second last update of the year
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January 2012 - Day 52 - Getting ready
January 2012 - Day 53 - First race of 2012

 

February 2012 - Regional saloons

 

March 2012 - Fab work and racing

 

May 2012 - Race and aero start

 

August 2012 - Race and body work

 

October 2012 -
April 2013 -