emo C32 Nissan Laurel

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21 Jul 2014 10:34 #22100

Been after a retro jap car for a while n saw this nissan laurel come up a couple of weeks ago and had to have it.

It's in need of a bit of tlc but it's getting there.

Its a 1987 c32 import Nissan Laurel.

It was originally an automatic with the ca18s engine.

The previous owner converted it to the uk laurel's manual n 2.4 engine.
But the wireing is a mess and the car was really lacking in power.

So since then I have got it running sooo much better just by cleaning a couple of plugs(there all corroded) and by changing the dizzy cap and rotor arm.
I also changed the back section of the exhaust which made the biggest difference.

It had a 2.5inch pipe the whole way through but right at the back of the car it then had the standard pipe work and backbox welded in at an angle so was extremely restricting the exhaust flow



So I cut it of and welded a few bends and a cherry bomb straight out the back so it sounds mint and has what feels like double the grunt than when I picked it up.

I also relocated the fog light to the old standard exhaust pipe recess rather than just hanging in the middle under the bumper, so it now looks almost like it was made to be there :)

Interior wise I bought the car with n steering wheel or gear knob so I bought a new gearknob which took my fancy and a nardi replica steering wheel.

The car had the original stereo and speakers in it but due to it being Japanese it wouldn't tune to fm stations over here and only had a tape player.

So I desided to have a fiddle with the stereo system and managed to ft and wire in a new stereo under the original one so it's not too noticeable.

I also desided to change the speakers on the car, and I must say for such an old car I've never come across a door card that's so well put together (>_<)

Anyways after getting the speakers out it was easy to see they had seen better days

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21 Jul 2014 10:35 #22101

So I made some spacers up and fitted some new fli speakers and then reassembled the door cards.




Here's a pic of the interior how it is now


For now that's as far as I've got apart from trying to clean up a few lil bits here n there.

Since freeing up the power and fitting a stereo I have fallen in love with the car, it's such a lovely car to cruise about in yet at the same time if you want to have a bit of tail happy fun it's just as comfortable doing so :)

I must say though my favourite feature on the car has to be the fact that there's no centre pillar...it is in my words..."pimping" lol :P

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21 Jul 2014 10:36 #22102

Anyways here's a few pics from the last couple of days I've been enjoying the car



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21 Jul 2014 10:36 #22103




The underneath is solid but the arches are rusted through, so once the Stagea is sold the laurel will be going into a Bodyshop to get the rusty arches cut out and refabricated and then get it fully resprayed.

I also have a few plans engine wise but I'm not saying anything untill I'm 100% settled on what way I'm going.

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21 Jul 2014 17:01 #22106

But not the same one the Stagea went to obviously! :lol:


Looks great on those BM8s B)

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22 Jul 2014 07:01 #22111

Yeah defo not the same Bodyshop (>_<) lol

N cheers Andy :)

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02 Sep 2014 12:25 #22515

Right I've cut out and treated all the rust on the car which didn't leave much of my rear arches left in places.

But I have now made up and shaped new solid sections in the arches and have repainted the car so it looks fresh without stone chips, scratches, rust spots, and different shades where it's faded over time.

It has come out pretty well and I'm happy with it considering I only used rattle cans as I'm on a rather small budget due to catching the drifting big again lol.

Will post some pics up this week once I've cleaned and waxed the car, and also changed the tyres.

It's all been a bit rushed to get it ready for this weekend, so peeps who are going to KKITP meet and/or JAE this weekend will get to see it in the metal (^_^)

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27 Oct 2014 12:10 #22941

Just realised I hadn't posted any new piccys of the laurel up since I sprayed it
So here's a couple




Loving driving it as my daily...comfy to drive and gets attention everywhere it goes...cant beat a bit of old j-tin :P

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27 Oct 2014 21:49 #22951

looks sweet mare. alwasy faniced a old jap motor but keep on buying new cars for some reason

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29 Oct 2014 17:24 #22966

Cheers dude :)

Why don't you get yourself one then dude, seems retro j-Tin is becoming more popular over here and there's actually a fair few different retro jap motors for sale atm.

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