Believe it or not, its still in storage. I took it out briefly in 2013 to restart the project but then had a change of jobs and it went back in. I thought I would start it up again, but then this Nissan came along so my garage has been tied up a bit.
Just under a year, but that’s with me working my actual job most weekends and out of the state/country for 3+ months.
Unfortunately the heritage program is going to some light touch stuff, some will be really helpful, but I dont see any stamped steel on the list.
The ONLY part I was able to source new was the outter rocker sill and that was after having warehouses checked in the UK, Japan, Australia, and russia. All the body parts were discontinued years ago. The inner sill and the “sill extension” were nowhere to be found world wide.
I was lucky a found a guy that was willing to cut the floor pan and inner/outter sill from another car. That saved me a LOT of time on the front and rear floor but unfortunately the sill was bad on his too. Nissan didn’t put a jack point at the corners of these cars, you are supposed to lift them from the subframs and then have a special adapter to sit it down onto jack stands. Nearly ALL of them have crushed sills and then the rust sets in and as you can see from the early pictures, the extent of the rust/damage can be hidden quite well.
You too, how have you been?
I’m just glad the buyer was cool about taking the car and then waiting a year for it to be fixed up.
At this point in my life its REALLY tough to get back into the Sol. I will at some point, but i’ve long outgrown the Honda thing. The sad thing is when I cut into that car I was SURE I was going to show everyone that a project like that could get done in a year and not sit around forever… :ham:
I have another R32 that I’m going to build up a bit a flip and then I still have my M3 daily that kicks the crap out of BRZs at autocross even with nearly 200k miles. So the fleet is good lol