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Old 20-03-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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GT350 Parts/Pieces/Pics?/Work

So gang, where in your opinion is a good place to start for pieces/parts for the GT350 conversion? And when I say conversion I simply mean re-badging the car for the most part. What I know of at this point is the GT350 and Skyline badge on the trunk/boot and the Nissan emblem on the front grille - these would be replacing the Infiniti markings. Is there anything else on the exterior?

What about the interior. My interior color is what they called the "Willow" along with a Laser Red exterior. There are Infiniti markings on the clock and steering wheel air bag. I know the last is an expensive piece and would probably be the last thing to be changed. The door sill plates also have the Infiniti markings.

Does anyone have any good pics of the interior on an original GT350?

Now before anyone jumps to crazy conclusions - I am not trying to clone my car off as something that it is not - I just like something that is different and a conversation starter - so to speak. I have seen one GT350 "clone" in NC and it basically stopped with the outside markings of the rear and front - it was a nice looking car - that's the only one I have ever spotted.

Yesterday was eventful, I finally cleared space in my garage to pull my baby back in and start doing some work on it again. I did a little bit of metal work on the right front fender leading edge that was bent over from the headlight being destroyed. I have two little dings in the reveal line around the right rear tire and one tiny little spot on the leading edge of the roof line that was a nice gouge from a rock sometime in the past. Other than those things, the body is in very good condition. I am seeing some depression in the edges of the doors where the hinges are and it is bending the metal - most people would not notice it but I worked in a body shop for a while so it jumps out at me. My next assignment is to strip down the right door of it's moldings and weather seals. The driver door is already completed. I am removing everything that I can possibly take off without damage. And let me tell you the rear wing is a b-i-t-c-h. Nissan must have thought these things were going to do 200 mph. Besides the bolts, there are multiple plastic ball & socket connectors plus about $5 worth of double-sided 3m tape. Between plastic molding tools - A must have for any new car work - and a heat gun set on low - it only took about 90 minutes to separate the wing from the trunk lid. The wing will be painted separately and I will use just the 3m tape and bolts - the connectors are an absolute over-kill here. I am also looking at replacing the third brake light bulbs with LEDs if I can find something that matches up and is an easy upgrade.

That's all for now.
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Old 20-03-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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Hiya mate, it is funny how different parts of the continent want what the other continent has.

Mine is a 350GT but it has an Infiniti badge in front and the Nissan badge removed on the rear.

On the rear it only has SKYLINE and the 350GT badge.

Like what you said, people were confused on what the car was when they saw the Infiniti badge and no rear markings. Interior on the 350GT only has the Nissan badge on the steering wheel and the skyline word on the sills.

All the best in your search.

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I wonder if re-labeling the make and model of the vehicle would cause issues. For instance, your car is registered as an Infiniti G model. If you rebadged it as a Nissan skyline, which the vehicle isn't registered as, would you run into issues if you ever got pulled over (likely not since you could explain it) or parked it and the meter maid checked the plates (they might tow it).

My recommendation, aside from the headaches rebadging might cause you, is to leave it as is and maybe just de-badge altogether. I think more people will give you a hard time about it than would think it's cool. I say go for a clean sleek look instead of a bit riced out trying to pass something off for something it's not. Like a 240sx claiming to be a skyline or a sentra that has a GTR badge on the back. A lot of people will easily recognize it's not right and call you out or at least think less of the vehicle.
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Just de badge it, over here we hate the big nissan badge on the front grill....
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Personally I also like the-de badged look. Maybe the 350gt guys here in the UK would be able to help you with some of the 'Nissan' Badges...
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