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 Post subject: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:41 pm 

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Location: Ontario/Canada
After a 9 month search I now own a red 1970 KGC10 2000gt 3.0
From what I have been told its the 2nd one in Canada, both are in Ontario.
Here are a few pics.

Tracked the car from East car when it was getting restored, Here it is for sale after the refresh.

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The engine after the car was painted.

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Getting the brakes done.

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Biko Works ended up with it for sale on there website.

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The car made its way to Biko Works and had the front wing and fenders added, then put up for sale.Image


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:42 pm 

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Location: Ontario/Canada
Thats when I found it and tried to buy it from them.
They didn't want the car Exported at all, everyone I sent there got such a hard time. They didnt want us to take pics, or drive the car. So I had to hire a broker to buy it for me, even the broker was given a hard time. Thanks to the guys on this site I got in-touch with the right broker who ended up buying it himself on my behalf. Danny at FC Auto Source just took my word I wanted it and picked it up the next day.
He was a pleasure to deal with. He even went out and bought a giger counter to make sure it passed before they sent it to the docks.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:11 am 
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8) Lovely car.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:42 am 
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I love Hakosukas in red, you don't see them enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:21 am 

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Location: Ontario/Canada
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New plate

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Nice looking car and I love the licence plate ! I emailed Bikoworks a few times in both English and Japanese when I was hunting for a Hako, nice to know it wasn't just me they didn't want to deal with. I thought the reluctance to export was largely a thing of the past.

Thankfully many dealers are open to a bit of foreign trade.

Enjoy !

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:30 pm 

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Nice buy. The unwillingness to export Hakos is not new actually as you say, it's been around some time.. still exists though..


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:46 pm 

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Location: Ontario/Canada
Here are a few nice pics, and some that show what areas need help.


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The engine air intakes had the blue paint taken off and have been polished, new wires added.

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Trunk shot, looks good from here.

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The inside hasn't been painted and needs a bit of work, looking at the over spray it looks like it might have been a white car at one point.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:51 pm 

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I have a feeling the rockers are full of bondo, they are cracked in this pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:56 pm 

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The under side.



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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:51 pm 

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Bondo and Orange Peel paint on a JDM car is a really bad sign!

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:11 am 
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MikeRL411:

Show me a hako that doesn't have bondo / orange peel...
Every single GT and GT-X that has been brought to the States has been a basketcase, in one way or another.

As important as the car is to Japanese car culture it's honestly a bit surprising / shocking how poorly they deal with body work and more importantly rust.
Granted it is an island nation, with a lot of exposure to sea salt air, but fiberglass over un-treated rust is hardly a good idea any where in the world.

Jeff in Montana and Jim in Washington have both torn their cars all the way down to the bare sheetmetal and both have had a lot of work to repair / replace.
The rest of us who haven't are just putting it off because it's pretty much guaranteed we will be in for the same amount of hurt.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:30 am 

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Jose In Detroit LMAO, Went through A massive amount of Metal work, on a high price car in the first place...
Welcome to the Club, Cant wait to see this beast


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:54 am 
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Yeah that's right- you too Jose - sorry about that... So 3 out of the 24 or so that are currently in North America.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:04 pm 

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You couldn't be more right Eric, I viewed all the threads here before I made my purchase and knew what I was getting into. After seeing Jose's thread I decided I wanted to buy one that was as clean as I could find. I hope to get 4 or 5 years of driving it before I strip it down to the bare metal and redo it from the ground up like Jose did. At that point I want to change the colour to dark blue.

Right now I have a big list of things that need to get done before I can even drive it. I do want to see how bad it is but Jose has told me not to until I am ready to restore it. It was tough buying it over the net, there way of thinking a car is clean and mint is not in the same ball park as ours.
I just hope at this point my engine is ok, we will see in the next week.
Love your car Eric!


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:17 pm 
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You're welcome man...

You can see Montana Jeff's resto on his instagram @ri1eycoyote, or by going directly to his body shop guy's instagram @406fablab

You can see Washington Jim's resto and race car build in the projects section of his website at http://www.racecraftnw.com or by going straight to his Flickr account here https://www.flickr.com/photos/racecraft/sets/72157626062970316/show/

Ivan over at http://vintagespiritgarage.com/ is just starting a hako resto for a customer too...



I am toying with the idea of having the whole underside of my car re-done this Winter... So frame rails, floor, wheelhouses only... Maybe up to and including the rockers... but no more... I know for a fact though I've got something dodgy lurking in the bottom passenger side corner of the rear window...
We'll see...


Like I said before, buying a hako is one thing... but owning and maintaining and repairing a hako is altogether something else... makes me laugh when people on IG hit up JDML and ask them how cheap they can buy a hako for, or that they have $10k to spend and want to get one... trust me, you don't want a $10k hako - i guarantee you that... Anyways enough of that - stepping off the soapbox now... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:45 pm 

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Lets not for get Wayne's car, first 2 door in the country, and one of the first to get a frame up restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:59 pm 
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RightDrive. Nice and hacked up Bondoed up Skyline. :cry:

You know what they say, Good from far, Far from good.

How much did MK steal from you for this ? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:26 pm 

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Right drive just helped me ship the car and get it into Canada.


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:42 pm 

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So I bought the car over the internet sight unseen. :shock:
Crazy right! :lol:

I could have flown there and checked it out but the plane ticket and the cost of me taking a week off of work was way more than I would need to spend on getting the car right. At least thats what I told my self. lol
Over all I am happy with it, but I still haven't driven it yet.
The car is so small in person, the pics dont do this car justice. It is so low to the ground but has plenty of head room for a 6 ft guy. The sound of the 3.0 is unlike most of the cars I have owned, quite raw sounding.
I have a big to do list of things before it can pass inspection and get plated.

The trans is grinding.
Upper and lower rad hose are leaking.
Rear wheel bearing.
Front left idler arm shot.
Wipers need to work.
Battery needs to be replaced.
Need 4 seat belts.
New belt, its squealing.
Rad over flow hose and catch can missing.
Needs D.O.T tires.
On top of all those thing the engine now has a rough idle, it wont rev past 5k.
They think there is a carb stuck and its running lean.

So looks like all that money I saved on the flight, just went to buying parts. :lol:
If the trans is ok and the engine checks out, I should be able to drive in the next few weeks.


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