Make Mine Original : Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Part 2

Part II
Not one to take restorations lightly, the owner has stripped out the interior to re-build the car from ground-up, with all the right parts, of course.

This has proven to be a good thing since rust spots were found around the seam-weld areas.

Particularly relevant in the case of older cars, seam-welding or spot-welding load-points helps to improve chassis rigidity and sharpens the car's dynamic range.

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Make Mine Original : Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)


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Once upon a time, when people mentioned 'Godzilla', there could only be One car... the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32). These were back in the good ol'days when the GT-Rs were still part of the Skyline range, unlike today's incarnation, the R35, where it is now simply called the GT-R (which may or may not point to more vehicle variants in this 'GT-R' line-up).

So if you've been lucky enough to have driven a R32 GT-R, the few things to strike you include its agility and how 'mechanical' everything feels. Anyone who has spent any seat-time in the more current electronic-laden cars should find the return to something as 'bare-bones' (by today's standards) as the R32 to be a delightful breath of fresh air.

Building a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS

Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Replica

Back in 1973, the first 911 RS comprised of a lightened body, uprated Bilsteins and springs and a tuned engine. That formula still exists today, more or less but the 964 and 993 Carrera RS were a little different in that the body in white was actually taken out from the Zuffenhausen production line and carted to the Motorsport department at Weissach to be seam welded and stripped of the tar-like soundproofing. Needless to say this was a time consuming process especially for the specialized Motorsport technicians.

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