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 Post subject: My 1974 RX2
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:17 am 
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Hi guys, I thought I should put up some pics of my rx2.
I picked it up in Australia 6 years ago while on honeymoon, and had it shipped home to New Zealand.

It was a 2 owner car with 74,000kms factory keys, log books, even the orignal bill of purchase.
It had dealer fitted 13 inch hotwire mags and the factory twin dizzy 12a had been replaced with a 12 bridge port with a 121 5 speed.

Things have changed a lot in the last few years, I'll post up the rest of those pics soon.

Regan


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:17 am 
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this is what it looked like when I first got it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:43 am 
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We want to see how it got from that to the thing in your avatar :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:05 am 
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I drove it around for 12months, and then parked it up and started to strip it down.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:13 am 
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Before and after the blasters

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almost rust free, and damage free.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:20 am 
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picked up a set of these 15x7 and 15x8

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made up some coilovers for the fronts, and adjustables for the rear

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Got the front brakes sorted out

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:27 am 
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started the expensive part, the chrome

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:32 am 
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Rebuilt the diff, had it powder coated and picked up a new mazdaspeed lsd, and retrofitted series 2 rx7 rear discs .

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:47 am 
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Good work man. I'm curious about the end result!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:37 am 

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Rx-2's are they not leaf sprung in the back stock?

If you changed to control arms let me know cuz I am thinking of converting the rx-4 to coils


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:03 pm 

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Nice work..Big effort to strip down a road going car to rebuild it.
Where did you get the front brakes from here in NZ ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:50 am 
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Rx2's don't have leaves, all factory coil rear end, unlike the rx3's and rx4's

The brakes were done here in Christchurch by Les Hunter, http://www.leshunterauto.com/

I bought the car with the intention of stripping it down and building the car I always wanted, I was just very lucky to get such a tidy body to start with.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:59 am 
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The car sat for about 12 months while I worked on other things, I did manage to pick up 4 nos doors for it and then set it off to a mates to start on the engine bay, the white paint is the total of the rust repairs the shell needed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:07 am 
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while smoothing out the engine bay we thought the firewall would look better smooth so the brake booster got removed and a wilwood pedal box got fitted.

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A little while later the real panel work started

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:12 am 
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A lot of time was spent getting all the gaps right and the body lines perfect, I was very lucky to have a panel beater who was such a perfectionest.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:17 am 
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Fresh from the booth

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Even did the underside

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:12 am 
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Very very nice. Can't wait to see the final package.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:51 am 

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Cant wait for my car to come back from the paint booth... Looks awsome man! :tu:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:05 am 
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Great color. Looks modern but chic

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Cheers guys, took forever to pick a colour, had to be something that I would still love in years to come, not something that was in fashion now.

A few pics of the engine, I sold the 12abp and reolaced it with a 12app

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