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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 01:45 AM
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Im quite new to the forum and recently purchased a 93 2wd Diablo. It has some nice upgrades like SV engine deck and mesh style rear grill, SE30 front and rear bumpers and rear spoiler, slightly wider rear wheels and some carbon interior bits. However I plan on doing some refresh work to the car and learning and reading as I go along.

One of the companies Im involved with work solely on vehicle interior re-trimming, and another in custom carbon/Kevlar/FRP work, so along the way I'll be doing some work in these area and will post up the pics as it progresses. Id like to make some carbon intake boxes, the engine bay cover, some interior pieces and even looked at doing the exhaust heats shield too.

I do quite a bit of work on other cars but specialise in NSX refresh, which you can follow here. http://www.nsxcb.co.uk/showthread.php?6702-NSX-Refresh

But for now, Im starting small and going through all the little niggly bits that need attention and most important, keeping on top of any mechanical/electrical issues. As this is all new, any and all help is always appreciated. I also like to take plenty of pics as I think showing how things is done, is great to help out other members and hopefully aids in saving them some money on these great cars.

SO!

Decided to do a little bit of inspection work and jot down some stuff Id like to order up an start the restoration process. Some nuts a bolts Id like to replace with new, old pipes just looking a bit tired and a good clean underneath and might wax oil as unlike the NSX, rust will be an issue unless its kept on top off.

So wheel off - Would make a nice coffee table if turned on its rear lol



Wonder will it fit ok, just a bit of an over hang lol





Rear deck removed for servicing mode, I repainted the exhaust heat shield and stuck it back in



Added a Diablo badge



Removed the wheel guards to inspect coolant pipes, brakes alternator coolant hose [takes air from side skirt] this hose is basically done and very brittle, so Ill get that removed and source another from local motor factors

Awful mess in there.



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post Jun 11 2013, 01:46 AM
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Some interior pics, Just finished making the new over mats, so will add those shortly as the ones in the photos are done, then needs a good valet and might looks at some other carbon changes.
Plenty of play space for the wee dude! lol


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post Jun 11 2013, 01:46 AM
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Added the Diablo badge at the rear as the previous owner just had the bull emblem in the middle. Which do you prefer?






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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 01:47 AM
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I really like the black surrounds and grill on the SV. So going to do that.



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post Jun 11 2013, 03:25 AM
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The black surrounds are the best looking, or carbon. What color is your car?


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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 03:28 AM
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QUOTE (Chipster @ Jun 11 2013, 12:25 PM) *
The black surrounds are the best looking, or carbon. What color is your car?


Yeah I really like the black too, though about making carbon, but don't want to go over board with carbon. Im not a HUGE lover of carbon, but the right amount can create a nice balance.

Not sure the name of my color, think its Grigio


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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 04:14 AM
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Removing the rear lights is a little fiddly job, but with my tiny girl like hands and patience, its not too bad.

Remove the rear deck, very simple job.

Two bolts hold this in place, one on the left and right of the deck and easy to access.





once removed the deck will be free at the front, but safe enough in that position,



Go to the rear of the car and slide the deck out towards the back




Deck fully removed and leave in a safe place, being very careful not to chip it.



This is what retains the deck at the rear, just a slide on pin and why it must be slid off.



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post Jun 11 2013, 04:18 AM
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Hi Sudesh

Congrats on your car and welcome.

Looks like it had some changes by the previus owner. I notice that the Volt gauge has replaced the clock when they did the dash conversion?

I also changed the rear of my car to a more simple GT/SV look. With a GT grill and flat black rear light surrounds. Simple bolt on change, can be change back to stock in 10min. I prefer the version with the Diablo script, or if you move the "Bull" emblem to the right side instead.
This is how mine looks now.



For the body kit, the rear decklid looks like an original Lamborghini parts, since it has the air ducts. The rear spoiler looks like the repros that guy i Poland does, it is starting to sag a bit.
Roadster wheels?
With the SE30 front bumper, did they also change the front trunk lid to a version without the crest?


Great to see another Diablo enthusiast here that does some wrenching too. Welcome and keep ud updated.
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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 04:24 AM
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In order to remove the rear grill there are 3 allen key bolts and 2 socket set type. 3 across the top, the other 2 at either side in behind the grill itself





Once everything is unbolted the grill pops out easy.



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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 04:32 AM
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As I go along, I always like to replace the bolts I removed, back in their original holes/locations, makes life easier when it comes to re-install.

Next is the light surrounds.

removing the covers is simple and what I like to do is leave a little length of screw still in the lamps to very carefully free it from the casing, doesnt require and brute force, gently does it.




Now we can see the insides



Again carefully pull them forwrads to reveal the wiring,



I got hold of the main red cable covering and pulled it forwards to leave more room



If your unsure of the connectors, mark down the orientation of where they go for re-install, or take a pics



Disconnect cables





Repeat process for bothe lights






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post Jun 11 2013, 04:34 AM
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Since you guys both have a mesh grille what did you do with your reverse lights?


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66 Ford Mustang Coupe - Restomod PROJECT
13 Harley Road Glide Custom - 30" wheel, stretched bags, air ride - SOLD
07 Suzuki Hayabusa - 330mm rear, lowered, Eclipse wheels - SOLD
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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 04:35 AM
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Inside the lamp housings is a rubber grommet,



I pushed this throught and feed the cables back in towards the inside of the car




Again as an added measure, you can mark the cables for each lamp



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Sudesh
post Jun 11 2013, 04:41 AM
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Now the tricky bit, in order to tremove the surrounds there are 4 bolts that hold the black lamp inserts in place, this in turn hold the surrounds in place.

You can just see some of the bolts here



So remove the rad rear rad grills, 2 screws and then it slide up and out, careful not to scratch the car





Only method I could see without any major stripping was to put the 10mm spanner up to the bolts from the rear

You can just about make out the spanner around the farthest away bolt




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post Jun 11 2013, 04:46 AM
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Once the bolts get a bit free, I just juggled between squeezing my hand in there to undo the bolts and using the spanner from underneath. A good idea is to put a towel down so when the bolts and washers fall out, they will land on the towel without bouncing around and getting lost on the floor.

With the bolts free the black lamps inners come free





The remove the covers




And thats it! Repaet process for the other side




All ready to head to the bodyshop now for a flat/matt black spray job.






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Re-install of the lamp units will be fun lol


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QUOTE (Chipster @ Jun 11 2013, 01:34 PM) *
Since you guys both have a mesh grille what did you do with your reverse lights?


I have SE30 rear bumper, so lamp is in there


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post Jun 11 2013, 05:34 AM
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QUOTE (Jag_lars @ Jun 11 2013, 01:18 PM) *
Hi Sudesh

Congrats on your car and welcome.

Looks like it had some changes by the previus owner. I notice that the Volt gauge has replaced the clock when they did the dash conversion?

I also changed the rear of my car to a more simple GT/SV look. With a GT grill and flat black rear light surrounds. Simple bolt on change, can be change back to stock in 10min. I prefer the version with the Diablo script, or if you move the "Bull" emblem to the right side instead.
This is how mine looks now.



For the body kit, the rear decklid looks like an original Lamborghini parts, since it has the air ducts. The rear spoiler looks like the repros that guy i Poland does, it is starting to sag a bit.
Roadster wheels?
With the SE30 front bumper, did they also change the front trunk lid to a version without the crest?


Great to see another Diablo enthusiast here that does some wrenching too. Welcome and keep ud updated.


As far as Im aware, all the extras were created by Mike, he told me he has the moulds for the SE bits and SV, and it was him that put the bits on the car, this car was originally owned by Mike back in the 90s I think and he done a few engine mods too.

Yes OEM SE30 has the badge in the bumper and nothing on the trunk.

Nice looking car you have, it was red I originally wanted.

I would like SE skirts and currently looking for the SE wheels, we know of a guy in the UK that has a spare set of wheels, so trying to persuade him to sell. Im also after the 4 OEM square lamps or something very close to that.


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post Jun 11 2013, 05:41 AM
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And by the way I vote for the red Diablo sign vice the bull emblem in the rear.


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15 Toyota Tundra Platinum -7" BDS, FUEL wheels and 37s, Total Chaos UCAs, MBRP
67 Cadillac DeVille Coupe, custom, bagged, glass packs, white walls
66 Ford Mustang Coupe - Restomod PROJECT
13 Harley Road Glide Custom - 30" wheel, stretched bags, air ride - SOLD
07 Suzuki Hayabusa - 330mm rear, lowered, Eclipse wheels - SOLD
91 Diablo - 19/19" Work VS - SP Eng Intakes - Fabspeed - SOLD
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post Jun 11 2013, 09:05 AM
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Congrats on the purchase! Car looks great and I love to see the work you are doing to it. Chalk up another vote for the Red Diablo emblem.

Would also love to see a thread in the "Other Cars" section on some of the work you do with NSXs.


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post Jun 11 2013, 09:36 AM
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You could always use plasti dip on your parts instead of having them painted. That way you can take it off again if you get tired of the look.
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