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02 Jul 2016 20:42 #26154

Hey Guys

Ive been lurking for a while just reading threads but wanted to say hi. Name is Scott, I have a few cars including a R32 GTR currently being restored. I always had a soft spot for Kei cars, starting with the TRXX but I have just bought a 1999 Alto Works RSZ from Japan.

On its way now... a few pics:





So, just saying hello.

:)

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20 Jul 2016 15:14 #26195

Pics from the docks. Slow boat though :( Not here till early September









Last Edit: 20 Jul 2016 15:14 by Axeboy.

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20 Jul 2016 16:09 #26196

very nice and kinda scooby styling too.

Can I ask what it has cost you?

I'm tempted try import but worried insurance and import cost too high.

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20 Jul 2016 16:16 #26197

Hi there

Yeah sure, it was around 240000yen for the car. So, not sure all in but maybe around £3k all in with taxes/shipping etc. Not cheap but not many about either

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11 Aug 2016 20:40 #26245

That looks very straight and clean! The anticipation must be killing you right now :cheer:

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12 Aug 2016 12:29 #26246

Looks smart, I know what the wait is like as we imported some cars from Japan.

The waiting for the car itself and also then waiting for the paperwork to register it, is a pain in the backside (>_<)

But should be worth it when it's all done

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12 Aug 2016 14:06 #26250

Hah, yeah. I'm imported a few times before but this feels like an age :)

I;ve had a rethink on plans and decided:

1. Manual Boost controller at 1 bar inc gauge
2. Apexi Panel filter
3. HKS Bov (not normally my style at all, but a bit of fun)
4. Decat

I'll leave it at that for upgrades and enjoy the car for a while before considering whats next. Of course I will ensure its all serviced etc and everything in good order. I had been looking at the Link Atom ecu etc but I decided to go with a cheap boost first and enjoy.

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12 Aug 2016 18:14 #26251

Sensible mods, should be plenty fun! Any pics of your bnr32? I used to own a rare blue r32 gtr when I still lived in the Netherlands, drove it in Japan before importing, remember that was quite a long wait.. Miss it dearly and now I drive a slow hybrid... Maybe one day I'll get one again but prices are only going up now that the US can import them. What import service are you using if I may ask?

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13 Aug 2016 01:01 #26252

Yeah I think its a good start

The r32 is very much a rebuild, not many pics but it was sitting for over 5 years with a dead engine. Now looking a bit better :) Lots of new bits, full bare respray etc. Getting there.

Started in a bad way:



But getting better :)







Everything rebuilt or new. Currently just had the box and clutch put in, now onto top engine stuff. Cant wait, its been nearly 2 years

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13 Aug 2016 19:15 #26254

that's going to be amazing when finished :cheer: , I love the little details like the torque markings on the turbo bolts.

Last Edit: 13 Aug 2016 19:15 by R@TCH.
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