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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:45 am 
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Did you polish the paint recently? Maybe it's just the pictures but it looks a ton better all of a sudden. I can't wait to see the meshies painted and on the car, as I'm sure it will look incredible. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:10 am 
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Probably three things making it look so much better..

-Most of it has been polished up and the paint comes up really well. The bonnet has only been half done and you can notice the difference there. Also havent done in the recess on the boot near the number plate

-Its also been washed recently which helps and I've kept it covered

-I've also changed cameras at the start of 2010, gone from a crappy $100 one to an $800 one.

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The colour in the metal is closer to the second picture, it has a bit of green in there


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 am 
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Wheels primered. Black to come tomorrow
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:40 am 
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Backyard stylin'
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Like unwrapping a present...
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Not bad! I'll get some better photos tomorrow in some decent light
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God i love those wneels nice job painting them they look clean as.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:50 am 
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Wheels on the car.. Still need a clear coat on there
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Hoping to replace the lug nuts with some screw in studs. Dont have enough thread on the lug nuts. Either that or buy longer studs
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I love the way you painted these. Very unique. :tu: 8)

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Awesome can wait to see it sitting on those wheels!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:39 am 
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datsunfreak wrote:
I love the way you painted these. Very unique. :tu: 8)

Cheers, reckon they turned out alright!

Yesterday I had a free day on the car
-Clear coat on the rims
-Carpet back in the front
-Trim back on the boot with some new interior clips
-Replaced the carby with one I had rebuilt before. The idle had been up and down and it was hard to start. I noticed there was a fuel leak out the side of the carby and now it is 100% better than before and is starting and idling awesome

And today I took the plunge and got some new tyres. 175/65R14 from Bob's next door to where I work
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They have a nice straight sidewall and have tons of room up front next to the strut ! Was worried about it rubbing..
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Sits a bit higher now on correct size tyres. I'll have a better idea of how much lowering is needed now (alot)
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Also swung past autobarn and got 2 new boot struts to replace my piece of wood (now the boot holds itself up!!), and a pitman arm/tie rod end remover tool so that I can replace the front steering rack rubber boots.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:38 am 
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I like that lip on the front. The rims are really something special with the way you masked them off. I am liking this car more and more with each update! Keep up the good work.

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Looks great man, glad to hear about the tires. I think it sits quite well now maybe 2-2.5" lowering would look mint?

Also could you please take a picture of the whole car? I need a new screen saver for my phone :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:30 am 
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The lip came from the back of a BF 323 like this one. It is exactly the right width
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Except mine came in black. I used the bottom spoiler and gave it a bit of a trim into shape which was not bad for around $5. It has "Mazda" embossed into the middle which is pretty cool too 8)

Spent alot of time on those rims so I'm soooooo happy that they turned out so well. They are copys of BBS rims and thats the style that they come painted which looks pretty nice.

I'll get some better photos up soon, hopefully the weather is a bit nicer tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:23 pm 
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timmy201 wrote:
I used the bottom spoiler and gave it a bit of a trim into shape which was not bad for around $5. It has "Mazda" embossed into the middle which is pretty cool too 8)


That's awesome! Got any close-up pics?

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Werent those wheels origonal Momo-Mazda ones Momo Made for Mazda?

Creative use for that Spoiler man I never saw the Mazda indent in the middle.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:04 am 
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I did have some pics of the front spoiler/lip but I cant find them. I'll get some up soon.

The rims might have been made for Mazda by Momo but I havent been able to find any info on them at all anywhere. But they do look alot like BBS "Mahle" one piece rims. They are made in Italy and from 1982 as far as I can tell from the casting on the back. Did they come optional on some Mazdas?

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And a mobile screensaver pic. Too bright and glary outside and too dark inside
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:50 am 
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I'd say the wheels would have been made for the RX-7 Series I-ish. Right PCD, they would have been an expensive accessory back in the day.

Bob Jane All rounders. :lol: I had soooooo many laughs in my old ford laser with those things. They are budget tyres, but man they last for ages. Warning though, they are rubbish in the wet.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:19 am 
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Went with the all rounders cause I work next to a Bob Jane and they didnt scratch the rims or anything when I got the tyres taken off months ago. Best in that size they had apparently... Not going to be driving very quick in this thing anyway!

And this is the front lip. I need to figure out a good way to bolt it on as it is currently wedged in there by a piece of wood. It can come lower too if I want
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I cut off the strip that goes underneath the spolier and trimmed the sides a little bit for a better profile. I'm thinking about spraying it a darker grey/black to match the bumper ends?
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Thats nice, however you bolt it on make sure you protect the holes with something. Seen so many cars ruined from bad holes, another idea is to clamp it on but I think you want something more permanent? Maybe even some brackets to make it adjustable all you would need is some aluminium.

Oh and yes a darker colour would look nice, I think you can clean those up to be darker with certain solvents?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:00 am 
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The spoiler has a metal inner so I'll make up a bracket of some sort for it.

Got the tie rod ends in today. New parts are always nice 8)
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Old steering arms and connecting rod off. Took a while to get to here. Was also a real pain trying to undo the tie rods
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Wait... these dont look the same...
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Old ones can move
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New ones wont work when the steering is straight or turned to the left. Balls. Guess I'm going back again tomorrow
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:12 am 
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what do you mean?

is something hitting something or does it simply not move?

what parts numbers do you have?

when you go back, ask if they have TRW or 555 tie rod ends.

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