Project RS13 – 1991 Nissan 200SX RS13

Anyone that knows me, will know that I’ve been on the wrong side of the fence for way too long. While many would argue that being out in the center is awesome and that they would like to do it too, I’ve always been on the wrong side of the wheel.

Seriously, if one more person asks me when I’m getting a drift car, I’m going to poo in my pants. Enough now.

I agree that it has been too long and now it seems that the stars, planets and wheel nuts have aligned to allow me to present the following video.

 

While we initially went with Drift Pig as a project name, we’re more inclined to call it Project13. As mentioned, we’re yet to decide whether it will be a restomod or a stripped out missile-style build.

Here are some images.

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

The day it arrived, driven to the East Rand from Jhb central without missing a beat.

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

Terrible taillight work.

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

Interior still in reasonable condition, small damage on the driver’s side bolster and tacky orange detailing.

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

1991 Nissan 200SX RS13 Before

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Lightly modified Nissan CA18DET

Filthy, leaky CA18DET with 220 000-odd km on the clocks.

tb28 aftermarket turbo CA18 top load

Aftermarket TB28 turbo with minimal shaft play on a top loader manifold – sits too high though.

Lightly modified Nissan CA18DET

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping

Stripping the doors. Missing a driver’s side window.

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

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nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

Removing the gaudy orange coverings.

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

cleaned CA18DET

Engine bay cleaned up a little.

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

Looking to fit this bumper.

nissan 200sx RS13 stripping doorcard

A little photoshop inspiration.

Next:

Retrimming the interior

Fitting a driver’s window

Sourcing and fitting bumper

sourcing and fitting wheels

Sorting P/S leak

Alignment

Boost Leak

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