Here's some pics and details about my '73 Mazda 808 Sedan. Hope you enjoy. I've been a member on here for a little while but never really posted anything.
I bought this car as a parts car for my RX3 however after driving it home I didn't have the heart to destroy it. The bad news was the drivers side rear quarter had been totaled and repaired poorly. There were holes from a slide hammer and these had been filled with what looked like liquid nails. Other than that it was in pretty good condition.
I think it may have had a quick respray at one stage but it was reasonably good. Except for the fact that it was extremely slow and would barely pull up at 60kms.
So after a while I decided to repair the damage. So I removed the rear quarter.
and bought another donor car. This ended up supplying parts for the 808 and my RX3 plus other parts were also sold off
I then took on my first attempt at spraying. It came up a lot better than I expected.
The whole process took me a few months as I didn't rush it and most work was done over winter. The end product with powder coated rims and white-walled tyres
I took it along to a local All Japan Day and one of the local rotary cruises
I started to get bored of the white stock rims so decided to get something else and I also wanted to upgrade the front brakes so wanted to get some 14" or bigger. I picked up some australian made jap styled rims in 14's
I didn't like the look of the chrome edge so cleaned them up and painted them completely
This is on of my favourite pics. I live just near the beach and take the dog for a cruise all the time
So all this has happened over the last couple of years. But I started getting sick of how slow this thing was so I finally decided to put a 12a into her. About 3 months ago I pulled out the old 1300cc auto engine/trans and she now sites like this
I've got everything to get it back up and running, engine, gearbox etc and I'm midway through cleaning up the engine bay. I'm going to give the bay a spray and clean up the wiring a little however the Mrs and I have bought a second property and we're frantically working on our current place to get it ready for the market. Unfortunately this means the old girl probably won't be back on the road for at least 6 - 12 months.
Hope you enjoy.
Scott. (Adelaide, Australia)