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#1 turbo76lx

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

Yes before you all start i know there was no LX GTR but what if i made one but the GTR part was from a different car maker.

Now you're thinking what's this idiot on about, before you read on if you don't like to see torana's modified beyond the norm look away now.

So the idea is to take a LX hatch and a nissan R32 gtr skyline and mix them together. From the outside it will look like a LX hatch with flares

but underneath it will be the R32 AWD with a rb26/30. I've already run the idea past an engineer who has given the go ahead.

To start with i'm setting the running gear up in an old rusty shell before i start cutting up the hatch.

The R32 GTR shell i'm using for parts.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

this should be an interesting thread , gets the popcorn and goodluck with it all

#3 turbo76lx

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:20 PM

Setting up the front end. Jig to relocate the suspension towers.

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Fitting into the torana.

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Subframe mounted.

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Front suspension.

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Motor in.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:28 PM

YESSSS!!!!!! you are awesome. great idea, i hope you plan on keeping those wheels too!... continue..

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

Great concept !! Looking forward to seeing this one progress :spoton:

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

Where do I sign for the lexus V8 twin turbo version?

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

^ you speak to Toryoda man, he has done the Lexus V8 into LJ, no turbos but.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:02 PM

Great concept and pics look great. Engineering on this build will be interesting to watch.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

Yes. Yes. Yes. Thats excellent.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:37 PM

Subscribed.......Oh wait email notification don't work.

Will be keen to see how this turns out, rides and handles.

Keep up the good work Glen and i will make sure i keep an eye out for updates every time i log on.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

That's crazy. I love it!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:11 AM

I think I've got a new favorite build thread.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:28 AM

Really cool idea ! An AWD Torana sure would be trick :)

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:30 AM

Nice work so far, what's the difference in wheelbase between the Torana and the GTR?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

very different will be watching this one :D

Subscribed.......Oh wait email notification don't work.

Will be keen to see how this turns out, rides and handles.

Keep up the good work Glen and i will make sure i keep an eye out for updates every time i log on.

hey Mort, i find if i click on follow and unfollow about half a dozen times i seem to get the email notifications " sometimes"

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

Another clever bugger :) I wish I was...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

Wow! Can't wait to see the finished product

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:19 PM

76lxhatch, the wheel track between the two is very close, but to keep the engineer happy i am using the wheel track from a A9X/L34

which is about 1470mm front and 1443mm rear and comparing it to the nissan GTS4 which is 1460mm front and back. Below are dimension

between a LX and a GTR, you can see they are physically about the same size.

Baron i did look at adapting the skyline front diff/sump to a 308 but was going the create to many problems.

  • LX Exterior Dimensions (Hatch):
    • Total Length: 4509mm
    • Total Width: 1704mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1326mm
    • Wheelbase: 2586mm
    • Front Track: 1400mm
    • Rear Track: 1372mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1143 to 1325kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11 metres
  • R32 Exterior Dimensions :
    • Total Length: 4545mm
    • Total Width: 1755mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1340mm
    • Wheelbase: 2615mm
    • Front Track: 1480mm
    • Rear Track: 1480mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1430kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.6 metres


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:06 AM

Cool, I assumed that you wouldn't be altering the track from the GTR but had no idea what the wheelbase difference was - less than 30mm difference so no significant issues there, will basically handle like a lightweight GTR!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

Awesome Idea, if well executed this will be a really unique car. Not to mention an absolute weapon on the track!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

There was one done years ago, it was an early commodore with a r32 godzilla transplant done. He cut out the entire floor of the skyline and grafted it into the commodore. 4 wheel drive and 4 wheel steer. It was black from memory

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

It was built by Peter Hill in Kybram in the 90's, this one http://australianmus...scle_view/93427

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

The K frame bolts straight into a VL ... so might be a different one

From memory that guy built 2 ... one for him and one for wife... why... cause he won lotto... and could

But the memory is fuzzy... was built a long time ago and cost motsa

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

There was a story he built 2 but i think only one was built, i think from memory it cost somewhere between $100,00 and $150,000 and

some of parts came from one of the gibson motorsport crashed gtr's. I've see the car a few times, the last time was in 2008 when it was still for

sale. There is another vl commodore around with a r33 rear end. This one. http://www.driftshop.../nissanirs.html

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

There was one over here somewhere with R32 (I think) rear suspension too, don't think it ever got finished





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