This is a mish-mash of posts from other forums, but tells the story of my x73. Found this one through a craigslist ad for an 89 with a BHG. Ended up with a package deal for both. A buddy took the 89, I took the 86.
Okay, here we go. Last time she was tagged and titled. It really wasn't that long ago, probably 2-3 months tops. I thought I had more important things to work on. So I black tagged her and let her sit for a while. Turns out, the important stuff wasn't that important. So the tag and title were updated and she was back in the driveway. Anyway, here she is pretty much how she looked when I got her with her 'frowny' bumper and blown shocks/struts. The front springs are cut 1.5 coils as well. Drove like a lowrider at a hopping contest.
Here she is now, not much has changed on the outside.
She now has GR-2s all the way around. The fronts are bad, but not as bad as the ones that were on there. The ones I took off I could expand and contract by hand:eek: Volvo lip, that still needs some aligning work. New bumper, from junkyard cressi. Again, it still needs some alignment work, but is better than what was there. Suspension height is stock, but that will change. I have some cut ST springs off a parts Supra. Unfortunately the PO cut the progressive part off of the springs. Coupled with the softer GR-2s, it should ride ok. On the supra, the STs were coupled with Tokicos and it rode really, really rough. There was no suspension travel at all.
Engine is straight stock 5M goodness.
I did repaint the valve covers with VHT Black Wrinkle paint
Plans for it right now are new plugs, wires and rotor. The ones there are the ones that came on the car. They are at least eight years old. Oil change after that. I do have an LSD from an MA67 auto that will go in eventually. I need to change out the sunroof panel as the one in the car has some rust holes. I was able to get a good panel from the junkyard a few months ago. Since it is a different color, I am thinking of painting a rising sun-esque flag on it. We will see.
Nothing huge on the interior front. Clarion tape deck with 6 disk changer, Pioneer TS-X4 speakers on the shelf. I have a set of Infinity 6x9s 2 way and 6.5" 2 way round speakers along with a set of Polk Audio 6x7 3 way speakers to try as well.
That is all for now.