Glad you made it back safe and sound. Love the progress that you are making on the old girl. Tail light panel and tail lights are going to look great. I just installed those tail lights on mine as well. They look great. I am going to be switching to the same type of trunk lid as well with the key in the trunk lid and trunk popper, but I have to do some work to it first. Hey I am keeping an eye out for a hood for you, I have the hood, and grill and such off of the red car if your interested (rust free) but you might have to do some work when switching to it because the front radiator support was different for me. I am not sure if it is for you or not. The MX20 front end was longer in 73 than the 73 RX20 that I have but in 74 they did a facelift on the RX20/22. If you take a picture of the top of your radiator support right behind your grill I can let you know the likeliness that the hood and grill will fit your car. Even if you don't take me up on the hood/grill offer, I will keep an eye out for one that will work. Also on a side note for you to consider before you do the engine swap to your 1jz I was told by the shipping people that if you swap your engines they go by your car has to conform to the year engine that you put in it if that makes sense. I am not sure on it yet, I would do some asking around before you start cutting and getting it all put in you know? If you find out anything on it let me know, because I would love to get a JZ put in before I leave. If not I am just going to have to get one and crate it and ship back with household goods.
(P.S. I am still working on your stainless window covers. I have them, I just need to get the fasteners and such.)
Yea, I saw the lights on YAJ when I found the trunk, had to get them so I could see how they look, then found the panel a few days ago. which is good since the clips for the lower trim just rusted off when i came home. I tapped it when i put the trunk lid on and it fell off. lol. you can see it in the picture.
For the hood, there are two on YAJ right now, both the same style. They're almost like mine but the raised part of the hood is wider. My buddy is going to order the hood and matching cowl, then if I can find one later the same as I have now, I'll switch back. Here's what I'm getting for now (cowl http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t201866468
) and (hood http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t201866494
) and they're off the same car the trunk and lights came from. If you want to keep an eye out for one like mine, that'd be great dude.
I'll get a good pic of the core support tomorrow.
I'll double check on the conformity deal. I'm going to have to focus more on the body for now anyway cause this rust is kicking my ass, so the swap may just have to wait. If you find out before me, let me know.
Thanks, I was hoping you didn't forget about the rain guards
I'm also hoping you wouldn't mind MPSing the passenger door down after you empty it. The guy I got the trunk from also has doors for the same price as the hood, but shipping is already going to be up pretty high from the hood, if I can get something cheaper for the door, I'd much rather do that.