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In Topic: 1996 180sx type X - Wrecking $6K

06 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

after talking to a few crash repairers they estimate around 11K, which is a bit much really, not matter how much i love this car.

In Topic: 1996 180sx type X - Wrecking $6K

04 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

OP only had 3rd party :(. It was put down as my fault, which i believe is untrue and unfair (thats another story), but i didnt want to go though the whole process of dealing with lawyers and spending money and time fighting it when i could lose.
Anyway - most of you guys want me to reshell, which i think i maaayyy do. the right side kit i think will be way hard to get by itself yes. decent type-x are hard to find for a good price, last one i found that looked ok was 15K. I know this car and its engine/internals/everything was really nice, i looked after it, it would make sense to reshell i guess. I called up the last place that worked on my car and they said they can do a basic reshell for approx 2K!. which to me sound nice and cheap. i can do the internal parts, they can do and the stuff which im too scared to fuck up (like brakes, engine, suspension/diff).
hard part is is finding a decent shell. than painting it will prob be expensive too.

In Topic: 1996 180sx type X - Wrecking $6K

02 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

View Postpmod, on 02 March 2017 - 02:04 PM, said:

Damn, you really did a number on it. Personally, I don't think you'll struggle to get $6k for the complete wreck.

From a salvage or reshell perspective, there's at least 2k in the engine setup, 1k in the Type-X front clip (prices for genuine bars are stupid these days), 1k in the Type-X rear lights and garnish, 1k in the Type-X interior, and 1k in miscellaneous (clean hatch with a Type-X wing, rear glass, shocks, subframe, diff, taishaft, gearbox, etc).

Considering those are broad off-the-cuff prices, actual sales would probably reap plenty more.


Why not just reshell your car into a clean rolling chassis??? You have a squeaky clean, complete type x with the the damage being exclusively to the chassis and one side skirt. Go find some janky complied-and-not-written-off 1996 180sx shell for a modest price (or pay more for an actual car, strip it and sell the bits you took off), strip it to a bare shell, get it sandblasted for $1500, get it painted a colour-matched oem silver for a modest price, then literally bolt everything from your wreck onto the new shell.

Wouldn't take much time to do, something I can attest to having removed virtually and reinstalled everything from my car lol.

After thinking about it a bit today uno i really could do this - i honestly thought it would be a too big of a job though. e.g. would all the ABS stuff come over also?, what about the airbag?. i guess the hardest part would be finding a straight shell. finding a type-x shell would be, well i dont think thats possible. but i do really miss my type x, and i have most the parts bar once side of skirts which i could try and find. how hard would it be to rego also once its done? I'm no mechanic, is it possible for someone with a tech mind to be able to do the whole swap? i wouldnt mind having a deeper chat to you considering you've been through this.

In Topic: SA : s13 CST coilovers, s15 intercooler, speakers and pods

23 May 2016 - 09:42 AM

coils sold.

In Topic: SA : s13 CST coilovers, s15 intercooler, speakers and pods

16 May 2016 - 09:55 AM

will let coilovers go for 600. as i said im not sure what they are worth, make an offer, and yes they could do with a clean, will post more pics once i have cleaned (if i get time)

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