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 Post subject: my rx2 project
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:05 am 

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Location: perth western australia
I brought this 1973 rx2 in 1994ish give or take a few years. The photo is on 35mm film.[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx2start.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx2start.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a> The roof was damaged badly after coming from a wreckers yard. I paid $200 for it. I sourced a 1973 capella for the new roof. Then sent it to a panel shop to work some magic. They said to get the car sand blasted. After i stripped the car of everything, all that was left was the rolling stock. It was sand blasted. Then the fun started. The roof was picked off and the donor roof was welded in place the rest of the car panel beated back to shape and sprayed in ecthing primer. I took the car home and put it in the shed. Then spent 12 years sourcing panels, doors and other parts.[/img]
Found some more photos.[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18009.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18009.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img] Donor roof. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18010.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18010.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img] When she came back from sand blasting. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18008.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18008.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18007.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18007.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[img][/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18006.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18006.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18002.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18002.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18001.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[img] Then back from panel shop.[/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18005.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18005.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18004.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18004.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sp18003.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sp18003.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[img] Then she went into storage for 12 years or so.


[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx22.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx22.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] These are the shots of her after the 12 year sleep. A rough covered in surface rust.[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx23.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx23.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img]
[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx23.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx23.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx25.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx25.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx28.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx28.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] As you can see primer makes a good sponge. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx24.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx24.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] So the 2010 episode starts. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx213.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx213.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] The doors had been sitting here getting a lot of surface rust. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx2enginebay2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx2enginebay2.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx2enginebay1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx2enginebay1.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] Engine bay got a make over. Then I got stuck into the body work with alot of long board sanding. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx218.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx218.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img][img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx222.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx222.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx219.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx219.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx223.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx223.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx225.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx225.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx217.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx217.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx215.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx215.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] Then the bonnet stripped back to treat bad surface rust with rust converter. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx220.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx220.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx221.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx221.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] A few shots of running gear. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=6portengine1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/6portengine1.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=6portengine2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/6portengine2.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] 12a 6 port i got for $800 with an auto gear box the guy thought the motor was stuffed because it was blowing a small amount of smoke. All it was was the vacum valve on gearbox was broken and it was sucking auto fluid into the motor. A trap for young players. [img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=rx75speed.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/rx75speed.jpg" border="0" alt="rotary rx2 mazda"></a>[/img] Rx7 5 speed rebuilt and ready to go.


Last edited by rx2stu on Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:48 am, edited 3 times in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:37 am 

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more pics mate! more pics :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:52 am 

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mattrx2 wrote:
more pics mate! more pics :twisted:

new project nice


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:13 pm 

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Have fun with this project. Keep us updated.

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 Post subject: new cross member
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:07 am 

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Location: perth western australia
Just a update on Rx2 project.
Put in series 3 front cross member to check engine and gearbox fitment. I have to move gearbox mounts to fit Rx7 gearbox.
[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=crossmember3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/crossmember3.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img][img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=crossmember2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/crossmember2.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=crossmember1.jpg" target="_blank"><img[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=crossmember1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/crossmember1.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]
Also painted the sump silver. Going to paint the housing silver.
[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sump2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sump2.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img][img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=sump1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/sump1.jpg" border="0" alt="rx2 rotary mazda"></a>[/img]
Thats it for now more to come.


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 Post subject: Re: my rx2 project
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:48 pm 

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rx2stu wrote:
Then spent 12 years sourcing panels, doors and other parts.


^^that's dedication!! Good to see it's coming along after all those years...
keep the updates coming..


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