Ugly duckling Turbo Prairie

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Ugly duckling Turbo Prairie

Post by Valentich » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:58 pm

So, Yes I am crazy, Yes, I am a fool.
And Yes I like ugly cars.

So its time I post a little on my project.
2 years ago I got a Nissan Prairie.

Why, well, A long time ago, I lost everything in my life. And the only thing that was left was a ugly Prairie. And it did good by me for years.

Anyway.
Off and on (more off as most builds go) I have removed the rust, added a glass electric sunroof (from a 2007 camry) and now have come close to completing the front flared guards.
Some final smoothing and a paint to go.

I see that the ET Flare production project is not going anywhere.
If anyone is interested in some similar to mine, I could whip some up in like 2 to 3 weeks.
Let us know.

Of cause I have a complete ET, and the whole lot from intercooler to rear discs is going to be put into the Prairie.

Here are some pics of the soon to be infamous Prairie ET Turbo. LOL


THE BASE
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SOME OF THE RUST (and there was plenty)
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RUST BEING REPAIRED
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PUTTING IN THE SUNROOF
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PHOTOS OF THE FLARES

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SO, THIS IS WHAT I AM AIMING FOR.
SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS
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PS. I have message these idiots a jetspeed a dozen time to get a quote on front and back spoilers,
I know they are crap quality but there the ones I want to use. As it doesn’t matter, I have to modify them a lot anyway.
If anyone has a second hand set? Please PM me. I am keen to finish the body in the next few months.
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Post by Android 360 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:23 pm

instead of using shitty fibreglass full bodykits, why dont you go full on JDM with a big lip on the standard bumper?

would look awesome two tone as well :P

with those wide guards you should be able to fit wide, low offset rims with plenty of dish.

this has great potential.

how much for exa wide guards? lol
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Post by Valentich » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:37 pm

I'm not to sure, I would have to get some exa guards (I have et ones) then donor flares, then do the work.

I am happy, if there are a few people to make them and then get a guy I know to knock them out in fiberglass.

I would guess if there are 10 people, this would drop the cost a lot.

But, please tell me how much do you think there worth, I really don’t know.

I just said to myself a long time ago, this is what I want and I made them.

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Post by Callumgw » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:27 pm

Love it!

want to hear more as you go on

C

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Post by Ash » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:52 pm

a bit strange but still very interesting! good luck with it dude :wink:

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Post by photoglossy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:42 am

Not bad dude. How much wider did you make them?

You should remove the indicator hole...

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Post by Valentich » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:34 am

I'm not sure how much wider they are, I forgot, I will measure them tomorrow. I think they where 65mm wider.
Funny, I went to a lot of trouble to put the indicator there, I had to move them to fit. but the good thing about those indicators is that they sit flush with the guard.
PS, its illegal here to remove indictors on a car if the car came out with them. so I though, make them flush.
Thanks for your interest

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Re: Ugly duckling

Post by TurboZ.Dude » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:35 am

Valentich wrote:And Yes I like ugly cars.
Well, the Prairie isn't that ugly. It's just shaped like cars used to be in the 80s. :wink:

Definitely going to be interesting to follow this project. You've got some interesting design ideas there. The front fenders you've created (modified) look awesome. :D

And you don't need to do the prairie brake upgrade, for obvious reasons. :lol:
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Post by amraks » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:15 am

Its good to see something different...

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Post by etking » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:23 am

i am 100% keen for some guards like this (without the indicator hole)

love it
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Post by SashET » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:58 pm

Awsome, can't wait to see more...

Good luck with the project.

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Post by nissancherryn12 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:24 am

That's really cool!!! 8) Prairie's are fantastic!
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Post by 80DGY2 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:50 pm

man I always wanted a prairie with an e15et, love it :D

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Post by Valentich » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Thanks Guys,
I realy thought that I would get all these you are crazy and its ugly comments.
Its inspired me to work more on it. I cant wait to cruse in it, and when someone laughs at me, that what th E15T is there for. LOL
Thanks for the support.
I'll post more pics soon.

PS: what do poeple think of the front bonet in the photoshop pic. I am wondering if its worth doing. scooping it down.
I was hoping to pipe the cold air from there. lots of work.
please let me know

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Post by Callumgw » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:27 pm

Valentich wrote:Thanks Guys,
I realy thought that I would get all these you are crazy and its ugly comments.
Its inspired me to work more on it. I cant wait to cruse in it, and when someone laughs at me, that what th E15T is there for. LOL
Thanks for the support.
I'll post more pics soon.

PS: what do poeple think of the front bonet in the photoshop pic. I am wondering if its worth doing. scooping it down.
I was hoping to pipe the cold air from there. lots of work.
please let me know
I reckon you'll have trouble clearing the engine with in cut in that far. Looks nice in the pict, though

C

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