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    Here's My MX32 Story... 7/11/11 (Car show update on page 7)

    I figured I will post a the progress of my car (Courtesy of Saggio).

    Obviously the car was not in too bad of a shape to begin with. So it might not look a whole lot different when I am done with it.

    On October 13th 2009, I picked up the MX32 from Mr. Wise and took it out for a few photos:









    The car is obviously too low for me to drive around without scraping the frame or rubbing the drive shaft to the body. But since I love the way it's sitting, my only option to make this practical would be to put some bags on her.

    Still figuring the bags situation, I bought some parts and decided to raise the car a few inches while it it gets painted.

    - Readjusted the timing and carburetor to solve the cold start issue.
    - Checked the wiring and got the wipers to work again.
    - Did a basic tune up.
    - Readjusted the accelerator pedal position.
    - Refilled the ATF. Was a pretty low for some reason. (but didn't see much of a leak)
    - Changed new brake pads and rotors.

    Couple more pics of her before I started tearing her apart:

    10/19/09:






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    The tear down was pretty easy and was very surprised that all but one screw was slightly rusted.

    Marked down all the little dents and began the body work.

    10/22/09:











    Obviously, a lot more work needs to be done. But as of now, I am going to focus on the body work and the air suspensions.

    I am planning to paint the car the same color, kind of like the off white color. If kind flows pretty well with the age of that generation of cars.

    I was playing with the idea of painting it with newer colors like white with blue pearls. But I am not sure if it would go well with a car this age.

    Let me know what you guys think!

    Alan

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    Glad to see it stayed in the JNC family

    Personally, I like the off-white color. It's perfect for an old school cruiser like that. Can't wait to see it done! What shop do you work at?

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    I like that cream colour too....very 70s! Great fitment btw
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    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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    What are those wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superboosted
    What are those wheels?
    http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/pro.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Glad to see it stayed in the JNC family

    Personally, I like the off-white color. It's perfect for an old school cruiser like that. Can't wait to see it done! What shop do you work at?
    I used to work at my friend's body shop handling the insurance company/paper work for him.

    Then I brought in one of my Cvcc Civic to repaint and learn the whole body work ordeal. Cleaned up all the dents, rust, and molded the side all the side markers. Painted it flat black and am in the process of swapping a different motor in it.

    It's really nice to have a friend like that. I can bring a car in and work on it when I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    I like that cream colour too....very 70s! Great fitment btw
    Thanks! That's two votes for cream/off white color...

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by superboosted
    What are those wheels?
    http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/pro.html
    Those are the ones.

    They came with the car. Although they are not "JDM", they do look pretty nice with the car in my opinion.

    Not sure what else would I eventually change them to. Love the deep dish look but there are not too many old school wheels with a deep dish for a decent price.

    Someone locally is selling the Hoshino IMPULS 15x7. They are pretty much brand new looking, but they don't have much lip and he wants $700 without tires. Is that a good deal?

    Not quite sure if that would flow with this car though.

    What do you guys think?

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    Not sure if 15x7 would fill out the wheel wells as nicely as Diamonds. What's the offset?

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