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ZXClub.netPerformance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 13:37


Hey guys! I posted up in the newbie section, thought I'd start a build page right away too! I am in the middle of my VH45 Z32 swap. Here are a few pictures of my progress!

Here is a link for more pictures http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/nismo300zxjdm/library/Project%20-%20Not%20So%20Fairlady%20Z
http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/nismo300zxjdm/library/PerformanceVH%20Products

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So the car is at the body shop right now. I'm about 13 months into this project right now.. It would be going faster if I wasn't making swap parts for other people along the way! Hope you all enjoy!


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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 13:44


Looking good so far Eric.
You already know this is my inspiration for my swap. So expect 101 daft questions!

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 13:47


Lexx wrote:
Looking good so far Eric.
You already know this is my inspiration for my swap. So expect 101 daft questions!


Thanks mate! I'll do my best to answer them all!


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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 14:08


Wow this looks like a very interesting build welcome Eric :)

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 14:44


Gonzo12c wrote:
Wow this looks like a very interesting build welcome Eric :)

Marty


Thank you Marty, I can't wait to get the engine in there!

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 26th, '13, 17:39


Welcome to the club Eric, that build does look pretty awesome! Some times really do wish we were living in the states, so much easier to get Z bits.

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 27th, '13, 20:13


Excellent build you have going there. Will be watching this looking forward to more pics and updates.

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 27th, '13, 23:02


Thanks for the warm welcome! Updates of body work soon to come!


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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Jul 29th, '13, 13:06


This weekend I pulled the front suspension apart again for the second time. Greg (the body man) had been working on smoothing the wheel wells out and got some spots in primer. Here's a little preview..
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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Aug 17th, '13, 14:34


The engine bay is all in primer. Time for paint! Then throw all the front end back together, again!

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Aug 29th, '13, 02:43


Got the VW coil pack adapters in today! Some minor dimensional changes need to be made, but all in all I'm very pleased!

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The coils do fit underneath the OEM coil pack cover too! The VW coils cost about $20 a piece. Still waiting to figure out the harness, that'll be the fun part!


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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Sep 2nd, '13, 04:44


The engine bay is now in paint... back on with the suspension! Body work is next!
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Got everything in for the coil pack upgrade, now I just need to wire them into the harness... no more PTU!
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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Sep 8th, '13, 17:39


Dirty hands, and trying to fabricate my headers as well! I'll be padding the crap out of the engine bay!

A little more progress with the intake manifold. Smoothed out the runners.

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ZXClub.net Re: Performance VH's Z32 VH45DE Build Post Posted: Sep 8th, '13, 17:41


Cool fab work!

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