Photo dump: R33 aero mock up

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Not many updates as of late because Julie and I have just purchased our first home and we’ve been doing the shuffle since. Now we are mostly settled in and I wanted a break from playing with the house. So I decided to play with the R33 instead.

I can’t remember if I’ve spoken about the cosmetics recently. In a nutshell the paint is shithouse and the clear is flaking like your typical bomb VN Commodore. It makes me a sad panda. Anyway I decided the best way to fix it would be to give the Skyline a fresh coat of paint. I originally wanted to stick to the same colour scheme but I then talked myself into changing the colour. All that effort spent on painting a car, you might as well right?

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Ok let’s get back to the aero. The final version I’ve decided on is a KMAK/DMAX bonnet vent. OEM S1 grille and a Type-M/Mspec/S1.5 front bumper up front.

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As for the rest of the car, it’ll be rocking Nismo 400R side skirts, an explosive rear lip and vanquish roof wing. It’ll also run Benny’s 30mm rear overfenders.

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I was pretty set on running no rear spoiler, but I have finally come across a particular ducktail that I have been looking for since I owned my first R33. So that’ll make its way on the car before paint.

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A few holes will get filled too, like the boot lock key and aerial. Quite a bit of work ahead of me but I’ve always wanted to paint a car.

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Finally, I have decided on what colour the Skyline will be coated in. I don’t get how people can just pick a colour so easily. I spent nearly a month, made countless shortlists and looked at plenty colour charts and all that jazz. Next thing you know I’m staring at a colour I would never have thought of painting the car. But after getting a batch made and spraying one of the skirts it was set it stone.

The next step is to start prepping everything and buying the materials to take on such a task.

One Response to “Photo dump: R33 aero mock up”

  1. Michael M. February 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    Hello, Great build! Just wanted to know if you had any updated pictures on your DMAX hood? Im looking to do the same, but i am afraid it will look ugly:/. Please reply! Thank you!

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