Time for another update...
Thx for all the votes in my alloy wheel poll.
Though honestly I still haven't made up my mind yet. Just too many cool options out there. But I do think I will end up with a set og 6 x 13" Watanabe's - probably in gold.
Anyway, I've only owned the Trueno for about two and half months now, and honestly it's been mostly about driving her and enjoying it to the fullest!
But it's also become more and more clear to me just how good this little corker is. She just hasn't put a foot wrong so far...
Yet, she is of course 36 years old and there's always going to be something to improve. For example, a previous owner had been a bit too generous when applying underseal and had splattered it all over the lower half of the sills and up the rear valance. Just didn't look very tidy and the black underseal on the sides of the rear valance was really ruining the sleek coupe lines. So I started cleaning it all off - what a pig of a job!
And then of course I found three small rust bubbles just starting to poke their nasty little head out!! One in each sill where there's a join below the door and one behind the right rear wheel. Well rather than cry about it, I figured I might as well sort it out now rather than let it get any worse. Got it sanded down and then the Trueno went to a painter out in Yuen Long who's really good at matching colours.
Here's the result:
Left sill seen from behind.
Rear valance looks like new again!
Right sill seen from the front.
I've applied some Waxoil through the small holes in the sills for future rust protection.
Now I just need to source some new plastic clips to re-fit the trim along the sills again.
Next up I'm having new decals fabricated for the sides of the Trueno. The black ones on the car where not the originals, so I'm having a set of red decals fabricated from the pics in period Trueno brochures. I like the thought of them looking original again and I also think a bit of red will spice up the looks.
Stay tuned for more...