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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:37 pm 
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WOH! another old front drive Dat. I'm jealous though, mines the N10 model and doesn't have that cool front end. Keep us updated.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:16 am 

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Pics of how the Dat looks like at the moment, is off the road due to failing the MOT on a few things including some welding needed. Have decided not to repair the scabby rear arch but grind it out and put on these arch trims

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rims to go on are Mitsubishi Colt Sapparo optional extra rims. Nice and wide at 7 inches :)

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Might have to put some spacers of for them to fill the fronts (possible the rear too) but I am really happy with them..

Trouble is, do they stay silver, after a amaturish refurb by myself or do I do something else with them?? :)

Was wondering if the rear stag rim tyres will fit nicely (if maybe a little stretched..ahem :) ) on the new 7 inch wide rims? Most probably

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Also put on my new rear dampers too

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Dampers are Motorcare ones which come in a Ford box of all things but have a 100a instructions to put the bottom attachment to it (see last picture)

So things to put on:

Track rod ends, both sides
New brake hoses
Weld up holes
Possibly new discs and pads
Put on arch extensions
Respray
Exhaust (standard straight through to Cherry Bomb)

And for comedy Boso style fake oil cooler :)

end result (without cooler) like...

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Can't wait :)

Lots to do

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:37 am 

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New exhaust to go on, new steel mid section straight through to Cherry Bomb

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:02 pm 
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I like where this is going. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:11 am 

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Okay update time.

Been a while I know but here goes...The lovely Mistubishi rims I had at Christmas were stolen from my driveway (they were hidden from view and I live on a quiet estate) so that plan went out of the window...

After some thinking I was suggested these rimmage items :) ....

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MA61 Supra wheels...NICE!!!!!!

Made sure they fit the way I wanted them to together with the arch trims, just need to sapce out the rear a little.

So its just time to get my arse in gear and get the rear arch ground down and welded, put on arch trim panels, put on tyres then all is good....

Here have a nice piccy of how it looks at the moment outside an old garage

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Comments welcome :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:31 am 
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Don't hate me... but I kinda liked it better without the flares.

The Supra rims are nice but they need to fill up the wells. Every $400 Toyota in SoCal is running those wheels, but they are still one of the nicest stock rims ever made. Are they rare in the UK?

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:D

I had a huge battle trying to figure out if I was going to put on the arch trims or not.
If not then I'd have to fix the drivers side rear arch as it is rotten, or to cut the arches back and put on the trims...

The trims won, as I love the look of the C110 GTR so much but i'll never have one and I love how some cars look with these trims on. Plus I needed to do something drastic to put my stamp on it :)

After all the previous owner did such a good job to get it to the look it has at the moment.

Supra wheels aren't that rare AFAIK but they were 7 inch wide and should fill the arch trims nicely with a small wheel spacer on the back.

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I think it looks way better with the flares. 8)

Assuming they will tuck up against the body nicely of course. :tu:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:20 am 

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Cheers for that bud. Hopefully the flares should fit OK :)


New stuff...
Figure the rust on the car was getting a bit bad so thought I would patch up some bits...

First the door:
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Filled up after a good rub down

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Sand it back to smooth things off

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Serious make-shift masking but hey i'm broke :)
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And POW!!! A few coats (emptied the can) and a not bad look. Unfortunately not exactly the same colour (bought a can of what I figured was the colour but obviously not) but ney bother as I want to re-spray the whole car at some point anyway. Not full coverage over the primer but OK for now

Here is some group shots of the fleet to celebrate
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More to come tomorrow....Wheels time :) (painting that is) :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :)

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wow .. great retro sport machine!! amazing dashboard! Bravo! :shock:


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Nice day outside so i'll do stuff on the car take 2:
Wheels:
Figured painting them white due to having a lot of white primer (from painting my Sera), i'd try and have a look at what they look like...
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Very nice was the reply. but maybe with a little black
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mmmmmmmmm.....contrast!!!
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only had a little gloss black so will mask the other 3 this week and get them painted...I quite like it :)

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Wow, that's a great looking paint scheme! Can't wait to see what they look like on the car. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:59 pm 
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found out this 4door a few hundred metres away from my home

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dont see much of them these days :( and in THAT state. btw he bought it new, around 74 i presume, and also this

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wonder if that is a factory colour


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:15 pm 
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crown69 wrote:
wonder if that is a factory colour


I think it is. There's a fellow on here from Canada with a 2dr the same color. :tu:


Here's another 4dr too:

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I like the paint job on those wheels, that's going to look killer on the car. :tu:

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crown69 wrote:
wonder if that is a factory colour

Yep, certainly is- there's still plenty of that colour around in oz.

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yes it is; I'm surprised they made it to the us


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nice build up, I've been following your progress (and the previous owners) on RR, but RR is such a hard forum to use and has a lousy search engine function.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:40 am 

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Some interesting Sunnys there. Excellent condition!!!

Here is the link to Jonny Somersets build of my car on retro rides
http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... read=37248

And here is mine
http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... 622&page=1

Will hopefully have the arch trims on by the weekend and the newly painted rims.

Watch this space :)

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