Sharing the Restoration to my 3000GT

After watching so many videos on YouTube abt restoration of the 90s JDM and I always wanted to restore and rebuilt one.

After 2 years of searching in my country, I manage to find a decent 3000GT twin turbo manual for $60k SGD. No I did not type wrongly, I paid $60,000 Singapore dollars (about USD$43,000) for the 3000GT I bought 2 weeks ago. Cars are very expensive over my side.

Ever since I collected the car 2 weeks ago, I’ve been following Joe’s video and watching almost every video I can find to aid my restoration. Some of the pictures on the restoration process. I bet I’m gonna take about 12mths at least to finish up this restoration

Credit to Joe for his video, I manage to remove the center dash vents and climate control unit.

This is the first time I am using this forum and I try loading some pictures for you guys. I really do not know if it will work.


After taking out the climate control and the center dash vent, I started to repair all the damage mounting tabs and the aircon vent.

I use cyanoacrylate adhesive and cotton wool for the repair of the tabs and some Tamiya 4WD parts for the aircon vent

The shift boot and shift knob is totally gone for mine. So I sew a new shift boot and ordered a New knob.

And of cos since the instrument cluster is out, I just wanna brighten up the cluster a fair bit. So i wires in some white LED and my own customise needle glow kit.

I realise the dash vents underneath the windscreen is broken and after watching joe’s video on the removing of dashboard, I decided to give it a go.

Just as I follow the video in removing the lower dash underneath the steering wheel, I notice a big brunch of wires stuffed underneath the carpet. And I know I need to address to them first.

The car comes with a spoilt blitz temp meter and a turbo timer which I wanted to remove so lots of wirings are coming out.

And when I am removing panels, I saw a really retro ecu.

After hours of removing unwanted wires, I had removed a satisfying pile of unwanted wiree.

All is not over. There are still a lot of wires to be remove at the rear of the car. That will be tmr’s job.


Wow… that was an expensive beater car man :joy:. For that much money, I would demand it to be in pristine shape :joy:. But I happy for you. Have a great time fixing it up! I’ve been having a blast doing regular maintenance and driving it around. I’ve never had so many compliments and head turns for driving a car in my life. It’s wonderful!

Hi Goldwolf, $60k for this car is considered cheap over here. An RX7 fd3s is costing Sgd 150,000 and a R34 GTR can cost Sgd 350,000.

Been enjoying the restoration

Ok. Today I successfully remove all useless and excessive wiring inside my 3000gt. Now the whole car is back to original wiring.

Now which clever Mechanic thinks that mounting the rear camera on the third brake light is cool.


Unique engineering :grin:

I don’t know wether to laugh at the idiots who did this or cry over the things that have been done to that poor car. Good to see you are putting it back to how it should be. Well done.


Well. It’s been 20 months since any update. Had been very buzy dealing with work and restoring this GTO with whatever parts that’s possible. So it’s time to update.

Last update was the messy wiring. Tons of work wears done since then.

The car was strip completely for check on rust.

And the whole interior of the car was given a fresh coat of paint.


Steering wheel replaced with a MOMO deep dish steering wheel and all broken aircon vents and dash board were send to interior upholstery repair for a new coat of leather.

Following that will be the seat. I chance upon a set of veilside reclinable seat and got to work straight away.

Also found a recaro pole position and redesign it into the ralliart spg seat for occasional track day

Since the interiors are out, I took the chance to do a battery relocation to the trunk of the car.


Best is wheels and brakes.

The black wheels are from black racing but I like white rims. So……

Now they are white.
Dealing with the brakes now.

I was visiting a chop shop and chance upon a gem.

I found a set of project mu Japanese racing brakes for the Subaru Legacy and i think it’ll slap on nicely onto my car. So I bought it for $800 and start working on it.

Decided on the silver

Re-slot the rotors, customise the brackets and bells, got a set of project mu brake lines for the civic fd2r (yes they fit) service the brake calipers, project mu brake oil, change all calipers hardware and the end result……

Of cos not forgetting the project mu rear handbrake pads……

And I realise that I need to get the sail panel in and repair some damage on the front end.

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Nice, now I’m wondering if I should ship mine over there and sell it to buy a few more here!:rofl:

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Now this car can face the world.

Following this will be the removal of the 4ws system and replace everything with volk metal undercarriage arms and everything.


This is a nice looking car !

Man, that is nice. Excellent work.

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So after the exterior damages are addressed, we have to start dealing with undercarriage and engine portion.

I need a nice undercarriage and nice engine bay for that “wow” look.

Brand new screw gommets for the whole car, cruise control delete, wiper spray tank relocate to the rear, fuel system upgrade to dual feed system with ptfe stainless steel braided fuel line with fittings, AN6 fuel return, radium fuel filter and multiport fuel pressure reg with gauge, super90 enlarge throttle body, custom work to intake manifold to match the size of the throttle body, evap system delete, stock boost control solenoid delete and many other things were done like powder coated cam cover, new fan motors, and most importantly is the changing out of the very “crispy” wiring connection socket with exactly the same ones Mitsubishi uses it 25yrs back.

All wiring socket changed including the injectors ones.