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My Nissan Primera 2.0 SLX saloon

Post  johnbr6 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:07 am

specs y0

Nissan Primera p10
SR20 powaz 128bhp (2.0 16v twin cam)
Red saloon

P10 ARMY!

2006






Due to a complicated (we thought so at the time) problem with one of the headlights not working, it was SORN'd. It was parked up without anything happening to it for 8 months. I remembered the good memories of this car, looked at the mould around the windows and said, time to step in and save the old girl (i'd just finished a white Granada 2.3 project, at the age of 15 lmao)

2007




rusty boot lid Sad

At this point, the car was no longer mouldy, but due to my lack of driving ability, I could not move the car resulting in seized up brake system... this was not sorted until late 2008.

2008






Boot lid, wing mirror covers and grille got re-sprayed. It was only the first few days where there was an obvious difference between the new and the old paint. Soon faded though!



managed to get the back brakes free and replaced, the fronts didn't lock up thankfully Smile

Next thing, I discovered something called CLAY BAR and TECH WAX - resulting in a sexy as fook shine.





current state of the car



full of swirl marks, matt bumpers, I was learning, lol.

then took some arty farty droplet shots




then when the boot was fitted, and the cover was removed we found this had happened



then a slightly modifed grille arrived...



2009

first drive out in 3 years now!




more polishing




then got a new phone, so pictures showed the car looking pink, but it was looking a bit better now Smile



then polished it some more, and after a lot of "it looks pink" comments I decided to switch on my old phone to get the real colour back on screen




mid-polishing the pink matty bump strips Smile







uh oh...

then i met Graham, the one in the red one, who lives in Hollyhead. 186bhp, one of the fastest NA P11's in the UK when it was at its prime, he doesn't own it any more.



I loved that car sooooooooooo much, IMO there isn't a better "all-rounder" primera out there.



MOT time Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

£400 worth of work later she was on the road. On the first journey out... she ran out of battery power right outside halfords, the could not have broken down in a more convinient spot LOL







Then my friend Jimmy came over to see the car now it was on the road, then we went for a drive to "The Ford" by Bangor





few days after that, the alternator caught fire.



fixed + a new battery fuse (which is why it broke down outside halfords) and the car didn't loose charge after a week now Smile

then I discovered a new product, chip stick and I got a bit anal with it LOL




then some more claying



then a short lived eGT interior





then got told to remove it, because it was a waste of money and it was "tacky plastic shit" - so i sold it for £80, and then bought two drive shafts for £250 Smile that shut the parents up lol.







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Post  Gilmour on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:14 am

Clay Bar's made a hell of a difference man, interiors sweet aswell. some lows and a set of Rota Grid's would look sick on it Cool
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Post  johnbr6 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:55 am

After JAE 2009





got bored







then did a photochop XD



getting cleaner now Smile



2010

bad start to the year



but then Jimmy and Ross came down Very Happy





lows and wheels comparison lol








then found an inspirational photo!!!! <3



Then the last time I had a spin in Grahams Primera.








SLX stickers Smile




Getting cleaner Smile



then spent a stupid amount of money and won an auction on the 1st in the Uk JDM heated power folding mirrors and first one to ever come across the small spoilers/ lips on the wing mirros. They are a genuine Nissan option though, just very very rare ha





then decided to go all out on cleaning the car and cleaned the door sections too







The last photo of the bumper, it looked clean from above, but when you crouched down the bumper was matt, so a good 10 goes with resin polish... LOL... it was mint. that was the first seshion I spent a good few hours on the car, think it was 7 hours all in all.

then this




to this, thanks to Allan Buses in Mona Industrial estate Smile




then with rust removal in mind, I took off the front mud guards, first thoughts were... ooo... nissan put lots of underseal under here... and then poking it it turned out it was mud and stuff haha









then






I plan on filling the rear window out more with stickers, kinda what Craig has on his Bora Smile

then made a start on cleaning the engine bay




bootlid before (no laquer)



bootlid after



then got Cusco Top links, -10mm smaller than the OEM ones, so a bit of camber! But sadly due to needing some reddies i had to sell them on.

then probably the proudest moment so far




then some more chip sticking lol




trial fitted a P1 grille




new driveshafts fitted Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy - they're a common failure on P10s thankfully I changed them before they went.



then went to Japfest 2 Smile








my hair cut was all wrong, i was tired but i had a pimp moment, s'all good ha



then put an SLX sticker on one of my blank cluster surround, you only get SRi and GT ones normally. The car now has eGT clocks, but doesnt say GT, that would be criminal Smile




then instead of taking photos of other peoples cars, I actually got a chance to take mine on a photoshoot Smile











SWIRL MARK FREE!!!!!!!!!! yaya B) meguiars ultimate compound, managing to save 134k 18yr old paint FTW

got bored




I <3 Prim

debadged front grille






then rainguards



and an idea im playing with




then new wheels bought for the tyres





thats it up to now Smile it's not mad, low but I think it's a respectable car for a Primera, it's almost rust free now and coming up with a decent sound system for it. Once the sideskirts, rainguards etc are on, and i've ordered my BC coilovers then i'll be happy with the look. Power wise, for a first car is it fast enough but looking for some perfomance cams for a rough idle like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrPHaNtTFU0&feature=related

Sorry for the long post guys, but thought id show you all whats gone down with the car since ive owned it Smile It was a one owner car before i got it, and thankfully I am very good friends with the original owner Smile (he's my mums ex, but im still very close to him Smile)

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Re: My Nissan Primera 2.0 SLX saloon

Post  johnbr6 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:01 am

stickygreen wrote:Clay Bar's made a hell of a difference man, interiors sweet aswell. some lows and a set of Rota Grid's would look sick on it Cool

cheers man, gotta get the cars together for a photo shoot (and to actually meet you LOL) soon man, only live up the road from you in Ty Hen Razz


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Post  johnbr6 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:34 am

Just found that there is a custom exhaust fabricator in Llangefni, owned by one of my friends pappa.

Told him, if he can do 2.25" mandrel bent system with a dual exit (one backbox either side of rear bumper) then I will get the car up there for a quote.

He is able to do it, so will be going there soonies for a quote, thought I'd have to do a bit of travelling but from Ty Hen to Pencraig way what 5 minute drive ideal ian beal.

erm this drawing was done years ago, but plans have not changed so want something like this



won't be done soon, but hoping to do it by the end of next month Smile

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Re: My Nissan Primera 2.0 SLX saloon

Post  johnbr6 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:22 pm

update timezzz

getting this car on the road next coupl'a weeks so fitting little bits to it!!









Leather interior Smile not in the best of condition but will do for now, was trying to find the heated seat plugs so had the front of the interior in bits



Then wanted to fit a GT spoiler onto it, but turns out the fittings are slightly different... but took a photo whilst the car was spoiler-less!



Selling the spare engine I have and getting a JWT S3 exhaust cam and an S4 intake cam! few more horsies and a man idle Smile

also I get EMA from college, so what I get from that will be saved for coilovers!


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Post  Gilmour on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:12 pm

This car will loook siiick when its on the deck Smile
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Post  Guest on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:46 pm

thats where we go for a chill up on the rocks! bolt on jdm arches and wide ass 14's and your onto a winner!

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Post  daz3883 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:46 am

love the pics johnny Twisted Evil , but wheres mine from modified live????? still waitin............
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