Me: Ryan, 21, onto z32 #14 I think. Lost count after #10 Model: '90 Aus spec manual (2+2 na) Price: Cheap enough for what I want Build: Skid rig that I can still daily. Something that's mechanically sound that I don't really care about too much. Mileage: 250,000 Colour: KH6 Pearl white Bodykit: Stock with brazillian Engine Type: VG30DE soundtrack to this thread: I guess this is pretty fitting for the project. Arrival modifications: UDP Extractors 1pc. prop shaft HKS super dragon (I think) catback Bad parts on arrival: cam cover leaks plenum coolant hose leaks throwout bearing wheel bearing 20 years of wear and tear Date of purchase: May 2013 stuff to come: Anything to make it go sideways better. And at some point I'll probably give in and drop in a TT Budget: Happier not thinking about it. Hi guys. Been wanting to start this project for a while now, it's been in planning for a fair while so hopefully things should move on fairly quickly. The basic idea was to start off with a base that wasn't anything special, but something that I could see had potential and probably no future. I'd feel bad wrecking a perfectly good zed, but now there's quite a few out there with no real future left, plagued with 20 years worth of problems and owners who can't afford to pay someone to fix them. So they either sit under a tree to rot and die or get sold dirt cheap to some young, dumb kid who goes and thrashes it until something more serious breaks. So I figure, I've saved a few zeds in my time, may as well save one more. I'd like to think that me buying this zed is probably the best possible option for it especially in this neck of the woods. At least I know how to swing a spanner on it. And hey if some young kid's going to thrash it, it may as well be me. So anyway, it's a '90 aus spec with 250 thousand kms on the clock. Bought it from Biloela, a small farming town almost 2 hours west from me. Few photos from the ad. Previous owner bought it off the internet from Bundaberg almost 12 months ago but was never able to get it registered in his name. Cam cover leaks, plenum coolant hose leaks, shagged throw out bearing and a bad wheel bearing meant it went in to the 'too hard' basket so it just sat there. Fast forward to last weekend and I went out with a mate and his dads new $8000 car trailer to pick it up. Has a few nice goodies on it including udp, extractors, 1pc tailshaft and a hks 'super dragon' (I think) exhaust. Having started a new job recently I don't get much time to work on cars during the week any more so spent this weekend in the garage trying to get as much sorted as possible. Got a whole heap of small things fixed, placed an order with coz for more than the car cost, and did a compression test to find I've only got about 80psi variance so got to look in a bit further and see if there's a possible timing problem or something causing this. Still runs and drives quite well and isn't burning oil out the exhaust so worst case scenario I might just end up seeing how much limiter love it's got left in it. So this is basically how it sits now. Got the new wheels on and inspected suspension and wheel bearings. Needs upper control arm bushes and have coilovers to go in after roadworthy. Has koni yellows in the front which was a nice suprise. All the wheel bearings appear fine so got the rear end up in the air. Idling in 4th it's vibrating and shaking enough to be visible so going to shim up my spare one and swap it out. Then 100k service and rego and it should be ready to slide. Still undecided whether 2 z32's is the dream garage or the garage from hell.