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    Prototype ilustration from which 200SX was born



    Picture taken from original Nissan 200SX S13 brochure from 1991, here is link:

    http://200sxs13.nismo.org/Brochures.html

    Also check this, very great site of one 200SX S13 owner

    http://200sxs13.nismo.org

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    nismo link doesn't seem to work...

    The prototype is cool. But i prefer the S13 as it is today

    I have some Sneak preview pics of the S14 @ home. I'll search them up and post them when i scan them in

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo joe
    nismo link doesn't seem to work...

    It works for me, maybee its some problem with cookies or so. Check you setting in control panels/internet options

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    Quote Originally Posted by 935Baby
    Space-age . Looking on my driveway, it seems a bit like Nissan chickened out

    I can see where the (misguided) idea to fit those teardrop alloys came from.
    '97 180sx with S15 SR20DET & 6MT + a few other bits.
    Recent DIY 1: Front track-rod ends replaced.
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    If you want any of my old guides, put your e-mail in the PM and I'll send them over (saves me asking ).

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    They didnt put the 4x4 look on the prototype either

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    Quote Originally Posted by 935Baby
    It works for me, maybee its some problem with cookies or so. Check you setting in control panels/internet options

    nothing changed, but the link works now

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash
    They didnt put the 4x4 look on the prototype either
    If that's a dig at the standard suspension height, I went off the lowered idea after it took 2 scissor and 1 hydraulic jack to change a flat on an S13 with lowered springs (& dodgy sills) . Plus I don't have to fear speedbumps
    '97 180sx with S15 SR20DET & 6MT + a few other bits.
    Recent DIY 1: Front track-rod ends replaced.
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    If you want any of my old guides, put your e-mail in the PM and I'll send them over (saves me asking ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bennett
    If that's a dig at the standard suspension height, I went off the lowered idea after it took 2 scissor and 1 hydraulic jack to change a flat on an S13 with lowered springs (& dodgy sills) . Plus I don't have to fear speedbumps
    Not particularly at yours John, but just in general. With the 15's they come on the arch gap seems extra huge

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    Why didn't santa bring me a "One-Via" ??
    Seems i need to help more old grannies across the street

    U listening Santa ??

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    The production windscreen profile looks much better than the prototype, but the prototype wheel arches What were Nissan thinking when they fitted Terrano-stylee arches to the S13

    EDIT: No rust attracting spoiler either

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    Can somebody ask real nice and get some of that content mirrored onto the sxoc site? Think the history page http://200sxs13.nismo.org/a_story_about_silvia.html is really good.

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    Oh my....



    Forget structural rigidity, I'm taking my engine and catching the boat West
    '97 180sx with S15 SR20DET & 6MT + a few other bits.
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    I'd be reluctant to let everyone see a standard S13 interior! Would look with S14 leather though

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bennett
    Oh my....



    Forget structural rigidity, I'm taking my engine and catching the boat West

    1993 [L] RS13 200SX
    1999 [V] E39 530d
    2001 [Y] MkV Fiesta Zetec S
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    they kept the rear 1/4 glass. not sure where the rest of the design went

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete C

    Sure you could change the bumper if you really had to.
    Best of all:

    it's electronic, what with new dashboard buttons and all

    Mind, that would be irritating when you hit it with your knee and sent the roof down in a downpour
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    that actually is fantastic.... you wouldnt turn the rear fogs on with the knee switch

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    I want one, do you recon you can get them on import?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoofer
    that actually is fantastic.... you wouldnt turn the rear fogs on with the knee switch
    It's Yankie cack hand drive, that's a replacement for the rear window heater switch. The "knee" operated fog light switch is still fitted but on the other side. I tend to hit the fog light with the key fob and the warning light hides behind the steering wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR SXY
    I want one, do you recon you can get them on import?
    There was a convertible for Japan too but it's much rarer (400ish? or am I thinking of Sil-eighty) made by Autec. Had the fixed lamp Silvia front end.

    For last year of S13 240SX in US and Canada all were convertible and have 155bhp KA24DE engine. Should be able to convert to turbo and RHD using UK parts - bulk head is supposed to have holes marked up for clutch and brake. But it will need a whole UK car to get the dash, loom and front subframe to get engine mounts right.

    Of more note is the UK brochure says zinc/nickel plated both sides durasteel exterior panels. P7 Wings yes, doors yes, bonnet yes, rear quarter maybe, tailgate maybe but not the sills. The plating protects the panel but it rots from every cut edge. If you ever get new panels paint the rolled over edges and cutouts inside and out before putting it on.

    and
    Variable ratio power assisted steering!!!??? P11

    and
    variable wipers 'speed regulated' - the faster you go the harder they cling to the windscreen. P7. NOT on any UK ones I know of, only on German ones. Do we all have gounds under the trade descriptions act to get them fitted at this late date?

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