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benji_'s '94 Micra Tropic Build Log

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Delivery delays, weather, and social gatherings have prevented me from making a start. Was going to start today but its raining, ffs.
 
Delivery delays, weather, and social gatherings have prevented me from making a start. Was going to start today but its raining, ffs.
Postman probably used to get sick of me chasing him down so I could get started early :ROFLMAO:

He'd park at the top of the street at 8:30am but wouldn't be down to my house until 11. I used to go walk the dog up there and rob him of my parcels as early as I could.

It's frustrating having to wait for deliveries and for decent weather, soon as I've got a day off coming up and it's a nice day I want nextday post and get it all done
 
the lights you have to keep fiddling with them to get them all working. and do you have a post like this one where you document your car
No not really mate I only do the bits what need doing like, light adapter and track rod just to keep the car in better Shape under the shell really I do not have time for all this messing about and make the car look and sound good not just yet haha
 
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F.uck sake man; 20/08/2019

Had a buddy of mine who knows what hes doing "help" (mostly do for me lol) sort my rev clocks out and get em all sorted properly, but the ####ing things dont work UGH
All wiring was correct as tested with multimeter and the readings shown as they should be, even wired my car up to his external rev counter and it worked fine. But my actual revclocks from an SR, dont work.

Anyone got any on the cheap? Blue or Black ones dont mind, dont care about mileage.
 
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30/08/2019
Finally put that airfilter on I bought a while ago, im fairly sure the bonnet touches it when closed but eh, it works. I do want to get a pipe tho that moves the filter to behind the battery, like the gizfab ones. My dads offered to make me one up when he gets back from France but im not holding my breath. Completely unexpected how much it changes the sound, normal driving its exactly the same, but if I floor it, a really loud deep bassy noise can be heard, I love it. Can sort of hear it on the dash cam but it sounds so much better in person. I know its rice, but I dont care.

06/09/2019
Installed a breather line filter, just so stuff doesnt get in.
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19/09/2019
Got an almera airbox from micra_simon which I still have not installed on the car, its been pissing it down and I dont want the battery to get wet, nor do I have a battery cover to stop this. It was bright yellow, but I have painted it black. Its a bit rough, but I dont care, its good enough.
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04/10/2019
Met up with turb0tosh and bought a rev counter off him, and soldered the wire right there in the car park lol. Gave car a bit of hard driving lets say through some lanes, look down at the temp gauge and thought I'd cooked my car as it was above red, so sat at the side of the road for 30 mins 40 miles from home. I kept flicking the ignition on just to see where the temp was, saw it was back down to halfway which is normal, so started to drive home. About 10 mins later I look down, see its still half way, 20 secs look at it again and its above red, give it a whack and its back at half, so wasted 30 mins of my life for nothing 😂😂😂
The rev counter works fine though, which is all that matters. I might change the speedo out at some point for the blue one, but I cant be bothered atm changing the mileage.
I did have a generic rev counter that you can get on ebay, also got it from micra_simon, but these are better, so thats gone.
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07/10/2019
Replaced the driver side door handle as someone at college broke it, he paid for it though. (Ill get a picture of the new one, and edit this post later)
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12/10/2019

Went to the Shadow Car Culture monthly meet, and met up with turb0tosh again.
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Thats it pretty much, not done much else, I post alot more on instagram than I do here, so follow me @ benji.k11
 
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spose i might aswell reply to this after a year
its coming along nicely :)

finally lowered it and got some wheels
lowered on fk corsa b coilovers with 1 coil cut suzuki alto springs on the rear with the fk shocks, it scrapes quite alot
wheels are jbw rallye specials 13x7 et-7 with nankang as-1 165/60/r13 tyres

got an sr bumper which still isnt painted , altho ive only had it near a month

dashpod too, literally the best thing for daily driving

also got black rev clocks ans ep3 type r seats but i cant find a picture

got a sportex backbox with 2nd decat, although not pictured, sounds pretty banging

prob forgetting loads of other stuff but
i post so much more on my instagram @benji.k11
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dun sum bits
painted the bumper
got march lights
had some welding done on the sills aswell since it failed the mot on them
got some more bits to do, want to respray the mirrors + spoiler, make a custom grille, and make some 50/50 lenses for the rear lights (in a perfectt world id get aspects but, its not a perfect world) will get round to all this at some point
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spose i might aswell reply to this after a year
its coming along nicely :)

finally lowered it and got some wheels
lowered on fk corsa b coilovers with 1 coil cut suzuki alto springs on the rear with the fk shocks, it scrapes quite alot
wheels are jbw rallye specials 13x7 et-7 with nankang as-1 165/60/r13 tyres

got an sr bumper which still isnt painted , altho ive only had it near a month

dashpod too, literally the best thing for daily driving

also got black rev clocks ans ep3 type r seats but i cant find a picture

got a sportex backbox with 2nd decat, although not pictured, sounds pretty banging

prob forgetting loads of other stuff but
i post so much more on my instagram @benji.k11
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Mate. Is the dash mounted cupholders aftermarket or what?
The thing that anoys me most about me new Micra is that it has no holders anywhere. Can just about fit a regular sized can in the door pocket lol!
Any advice would be sick.
 
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Mate. Is the dash mounted cupholders aftermarket or what?
The thing that anoys me most about me new Micra is that it has no holders anywhere. Can just about fit a regular sized can in the door pocket lol!
Any advice would be sick.
its a jdm dashpod, oem nissan part
you can occasionally find one for sale on ebay but believe me they aint cheap
best off asking in the facebook groups if anyone has one for sale
obv preface only as the dashboards are different
could just get a couple of these and be done with it, i used one for over a year and it was fine
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/c...r-accessories/halfords-cup-holder-263845.html
 
its a jdm dashpod, oem nissan part
you can occasionally find one for sale on ebay but believe me they aint cheap
best off asking in the facebook groups if anyone has one for sale
obv preface only as the dashboards are different
could just get a couple of these and be done with it, i used one for over a year and it was fine
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/c...r-accessories/halfords-cup-holder-263845.html
Alright fair enough mate!
I'll keep looking.
Pain in the a**se to be honest.

Nice motor you've got btw.
 
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Wagwarn

done a couple bits but not much, painted and installed a gizfab devil spoiler, although its already sagging after only a couple months
also painted the mid spoiler, but dont really like it so i bought a new bootlid with no holes in lol

drove over 400 miles yesterday to wales and back in my passat, to go buy a cg13 and a few other bits which im gonna put in at somepoint during june

thats about it really

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