Below are just some pics of strays I've collected..
I'll write a little about each as I go.
Above is the Cosmo.. These pics are the day she came home from the paddock she was in (well after a clean)
1983 HBSN 12 6 port, 5 speed.
Thought to be a full resto and beyond my budget, I was wrong, the rust is surface and is requiring major surgery.
I have spent last few weeks tidying up wiring in engine bay, she was stored correctly so with fresh plugs, oil and fuel she kicked into life without a prob..
4 years with window down in paddock killed front seats but otherwise she is fine now, all that was required was few weeks stripped inside to dry out. Air con requires re-gassing, belts too, power steering feels great, we flushed all fluids and replaced pads, befor she was stored(left) she'd been getting roadworthied so the list in glovebox was so helpful.
once rust is rpaired I'll primer over repairs but otherwise I'm leaving her as is on outside as it is her character.
I have fat low offset gloss black superlites, tein coilovers to dump her, once exhaust is sorted, Ill be in Mazda heaven.
All the pros of a 1st gen 7, with plenty of space for 6'1 130kg driver and no bloody FC like Nightmares..
N.B: Depending on difficulty of converting to FC hubs, Ill throw some 15" BBS RS on her just so I can follow the trend of now..(seriously, they there and are cool).
This HB started the entire HB thing..
She has been great and donated much (look for her front and ogue dash in a coupe soon).
Looked ok with borrowed 18's.
Found in same paddock as cosmo. 1 owner, 124000kms, 2 dents, needs a buff, needs wheels repaired (have matt black superlites for her). Auto 2lt, completely original, lots of reciepts from new, service history an unwanted (was thanked for taking it away).
coilovers, fender mirrors. Cruiser for when my mum stays (perfect).
1 Owner 66000kms, registered, less than 1K.. have done over 8000kms in 12months..
I dont know what to do.
2 animals intended to make only 1, noooo, 2 animals needing sorting not stripping, so a 3rd has joined stable to make those 2 "whole".
It's late ill continue later..
none of the above are anything special amongst the quality out there, but I love em!