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 Post subject: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:40 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
Here is a pic of my 1973 Mazda 808 the day I picked it up.

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It is pretty rotten especially underneath, and you can see someones crummy attempt at fixing the visible rust. It is very complete though.

It will be a restomod car, and will end up with rotary power and a lot of cues from 70s japanese racecars! Sorry to the purists, you won't like what I'm about to do to this car! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:47 pm 
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I consider myself a purist, but if the mods are period correct style, I'm all for it. Good score!

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:56 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
Nearly four years later I'm finally getting started on this project.

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:32 pm 

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Have the car mostly stripped down. Found a bit of rust. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
Small update. Car is pretty stripped down now. There is still a bit of trim, wiper linkage, and the suspension left to remove. I've started piecing together a motor setup as I will need it soon for mock up. Will add pictures as that comes together.

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:18 am 

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Location: Goulburn NSW Australia
Holy shit!, that's a fair bit of rust on the floor pan, not to mention the chassis rails. All very repairable though, looking forward to seeing more pics of the progress, good luck with it.


Keith :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:32 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
keithrx3c wrote:
Holy shit!, that's a fair bit of rust on the floor pan, not to mention the chassis rails. All very repairable though, looking forward to seeing more pics of the progress, good luck with it.


Keith :wink:


It is way beyond the scope of my skills/patience to repair this car... I have much different plans for it ;)


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:36 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
As it sits today. I got the chassis table (not a very good one i know) leveled out. Next is to get the car leveled and mounted to the chassis table.

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:54 pm 

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Good start


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:45 am 

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Nice!! :tu: :tu: You've got some serious work ahead of you :shock:

I'm looking forward to watching it all unfold :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:03 pm 

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Location: Australia
There's a few swiss cheese panels to repair there :lol:
Look forward to watching the progress

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:54 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
A little update

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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:11 am 
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Now i dont know everything, but i do know what it takes to remove panels and section areas from crappy old Mazdas.

Now WTF :shock: have you done, from the previous shot to the one above, its like BAM ! now i have an instant tube frame drag car :lol:

Are putting the turret and quarters onto another car ? whats youre method behind your freaking madness :o


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:13 am 

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-djfizz- wrote:
Now i dont know everything, but i do know what it takes to remove panels and section areas from crappy old Mazdas.

Now WTF :shock: have you done, from the previous shot to the one above, its like BAM ! now i have an instant tube frame drag car :lol:

Are putting the turret and quarters onto another car ? whats youre method behind your freaking madness :o


Around here this car would be considered good for parts. Rather than go that route I decided to do something I've always wanted to....

I will be building a new chassis under it..... stay tuned. :)


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:52 pm 
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Well, at least you are not going to have to worry about rust! Holy cow!!!!!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:20 am 
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Bet-cha his gunna take the body of a corvette and then drop the 808 shell on top of that chassis 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:37 am 
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Naaah, I'm thinking more along the re-bodied Honda S2000 path. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:20 pm 

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Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada
I like your theories. :wink:

Current plans have this one staying in the Mazda family.

No real updates. I ordered the metal to build the chassis. No one local has it in stock, have to wait about a month before I get it. For now all I can do is some basic layout and media blasting.


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 Post subject: Re: My '73 808
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:46 pm 
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So cool to see this project underway after all those years!


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