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Ok so as you all know i sold much loved lexus in favour of a new challenge, i had only been hunting for about 3- 4weeks and kept coming back to the same car

the baby is a 2005 (05 plate) limited edition Nissan 350Z GT4 number 112/176 The car has covered 34,500 miles and has full service history. During the winter the car has been sorn and stored away.

The GT4 model was a limited run of 176 cars (100 in kuro black and 76 in ultra yellow). It has the more powerful rev up engine and also limited edition GT4 18” alloy wheels. It has the GT pack which includes full leather interior, heated electric seats, upgraded Bose stereo and cruise control.

The car is Immaculate both inside and out. It has received a full detail by hand every 3 months and is washed and waxed on a weekly basis using high quality products. The alloys are in brand new condition having been replaced by Nissan in 2010 under warranty due to some slight corrosion. The new alloys have been waxed and sealed to prevent this from occurring again. The car runs on Falken 452 tyres all round, the rears were replaced in 2010

In terms of modifications,
The car has a Nismo aero kit which was professionally fitted. The aero kit consists of a Nismo V2 front bumper with carbon lip, Nismo side skirts and rear spats and a carbon Nismo rear spoiler.
Also fitted is a Mastergrade carbon roof
carbon Nismo B-pillars,
carbon wing mirror covers,
MYO6 LED rear lights,
JWT cold air intake,
plenum spacer
Ferodo DS2500 brake pads.
Eibach wheel spacers all round
Lowered on Eibach pro lowering springs

Also fitted to the car is the much rare and sought after Nismo exhaust system. This is a full, 3 piece stainless cat back system which sounds absolutely stunning.

so without further adoo here she is















Stay Tuned for future work.......
 

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your car

very very nice.....
the 350z could very well be my next car.....if i ever sell minty.....not gone on the color....:sorry:
 

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ok so the mods have started

today i finally fitted the factory blue tooth module once i made sure this all worked i then cleaned the whole car and polished it including the Nismo exhaust, sealed the alloys with alloy wheel sealer and then treated the tires with meguiers tyre dressing....

once i had finished playing with the outside 5hours later lol

i decided to start with the car PC front
1st up modify the Bose system to have an AUX input fairly easy to do i didnt take any pics but will copy form elsewhere to show how i did it.....

car pc so far comprises off
Liliput 619gl touchscreen
Acer Aspire Revo
Wireless keyboard and mouse
OBD Reader
Video input
Reverse Camera
Sat Nav
Centrafuse 3.5
Joycon ex Controller (more to come on thiss later)


Relay board isnt on order yet got to work out what ill use it for......
kinda thinking the following
Relay 1 - Pace Car strobes
Relay 2 - Drivers heated seat
Relay 3 - Passenger Heated seat
Relay 5 - Front grill Lights
Relay 6 - Front Camera
Relay 7 -
Relay 8 -
 

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OK so let the fun begin

So i have started on the CAR PC

Spec as follows
Acer Aspire Revo
Carnetix P1900
LIlliput 7" Screen
Logitiec Mini Keyboard/Joypad
Joycon EX
Rear Camera
OBD Reader
C200 Video Camera Input

Onto the fitting the standard housing that comes in the non nav modules doesn't allow enough space to fit a screen in the cubby as you can see below



So i had to order a different unit

once order it was time to get on with the fitting of the screen, no real pics of this as it kinda just fits in and gets glued in place....

but once fitted allows it to look like this


So with the screen in place it was time to modify the computer to work with the PSU

In order for it to work we have to make an additional switch input on the main board

So computer before


Computer with its top off


Locate power switch board this is top left of the computer case



Once removed it looks like this


the contacts themselves are just a standard short to make connection effectively a normally open shorted to normally closed

once connected to i then ran a cable through the case onto a connection on the rear.

that's as far as i got tonight but here are the finished pics today




the screen is being blurred out by my down lighter in the front room doesn't look like this when in natural light

Rabs
 

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So here is the new Carnetix loom Made up and measurement made on where to run the cables as with 90% of my work i braided the cables and heat shrunk the ends


Here is the new pc Location


there is a gap under neath here which was ideal to store the PSU and any other ancillary items in

so with that in place time to mount the camera



So onto the checklist
Rear Camera - DOne
Sat Nav -Done
AUX input on headunit - Done
OBD Reader - Outstanding
Fit New screen in cubby hole -Done
Power New screen of same psu as PC - Done
Automatic switching of rear Camera -Done
Sort out poor audio quality - Done

So with the above list 99% completed here is the finished article





NOw the screen











Now for a few videos


 

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Ok ao here is a little update i managed to finally get all the features running so we now have full OBD access



 

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OK so at the weekend i felt the car could do with some love so it got given a good old wash

Started with a Snow foam Rinse



After this i gave the car a rinse then a hand wash with the wiggly wobbly wash mit lol

Closely followed by a full Lube up and Clay Bar session.

Once the clay bar had been done time for another wash by hand and the wiggly wobbly wash mit

Then dried and out came the G220 Polisher wish a Meguiers Cutting compound and red Pad this allowed me to remove some of the surface Swirls.

Once the whole car had been finished with the Polisher then it was ime to buff the car one last time before apllying the polish

I applied Colonite Polish and then buffed the windows to allow the water to bead off every part of the car including the carbon fibre

here are the finished pics





 

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Ok so small update again

Had a Clifford Avantguard5.5 Alarm Fitted on friday the guy did try the new system which runs via the Can-bus but unfortunately the car wouldn't talk to the can-bus module had it had done this it would have made all the system easier to install...

Instead he did it the analogue way, the whole system was installed in about 6 hours and was done very neatly. i couldn't decide on the LED location, so i fitted it my self yesterday.

The installer did wire in the Boot pop but spotted a small hiccup with it last night in that the boot pop only works if the alarm is un-armed not really a bad thing but i will be changing it soon.

So onto today i fitted one of my reverse dip mirror kits was fairly straight forward, if you Know how to use a DMM.

90% of the cables you require are located in the passengers foot well. the only cable i didnt look for was a constant 12v as i had already brought my own cable through the bulkhead from the battery.

 

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so found some pics of my car as it left the factory




As you all know the previous owner got the Nismo Kit for it so here is the transformation when it came out the from being fitted and painted





Now i have to say having a yellow car does stand out you know when people are talking about you lol

along with the fact it shows you got nothing to hide well how can you your bright YELLOW
 

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Well as you all know the car went to have the wheels repaired i took it back to the same place that did my front bumper as they did an excellent job so cant fault them and very helpfull

as you will know there was one bit which wasn't down to them but the way the headlights sit and it caused a ripple in the paint, they resprayed the whole bumper again with no questions so i thought whilst they are doing that i will get the handles colour coded

They did look like this



They look like this now




I also had them mop the whole car whilst it was in they had a week whilst the wheels were being done came out like this












 

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Ok so I had the 350z repaired few minor bits etc whilstu it was in I asked them to give the car a machine buff to get rid off some of the swirls on it so they did, however they didn't give it any polish after so there wa no true beading effec running off the car :(

So I decided as the sun was out rare as it is that I would wash the car and polish is it by hand :Fish:

We started wi a snow foam left this for about 10minutes then hit it with a fresh coat of snow foam to ensure

Then I moved onto washing the snow foam off I have in the past jet washed it off by this is a big no no the best thing is to just use running water from the hose so after about 10minutes off soaking it was de foamed

So now into the fun bit wiggy waggley wash MIT and some shampoo not head and shoulders:Chair:
Due to the heat I did the top then the front then the sides between each section I washed the shampoo off

I also cleaned the wheels at the same time :DiscoStu:


I buffed the whole car off with a bg fluffy drying towel from my renewal gift on the forum have to say its amazing how much it still absorbes lol

So with the whole car washed and dried time to me onto the polish stage I have a tub of the meguieres ultimate paste wax so I used this ideally not to be applied in direct sun light but isn't have the luxury off putting the car in the shade unless I was to drive to work and that was far to much effort

Anyway here are the pics of my clean baby















As I said above I also cleaned the stagea no polish this time I hadnt been cleaned in about 3 months

 

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Ok so i finally got round to fitting the Plate and i must say it does work a treat here is a sneak peak of it in action....

 

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The car is now being sold so I can go back to the stagea so ths build thread is a bit dated as ths was done towards end of summer :)
 

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shame! cause it's great! The pc install is fantastic and wow I love that kit
 

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It is a nice car mate. I was close to buying a 350Z but the back seats in the 350GT win me over. Besides that I think the 350GT is a far better overall motor especially in the looks department but hey...that's just my opinion.

I don't normally read peoples threads outwith the 350GT section but I must admit I really enjoyed reading yours. You certainly had a lot of time for that car.

Do you think us men give more attention to our cars than our partners?
My other half as come to realise she will only ever get 50% of my attention lol
 
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