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 Post subject: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:17 pm 

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Location: Qld
Ok so I thought I'd share sum picture's of my current project.
She's a 67 Mazda 1500 estate fitted with a 1.8 Vb
This will be a budget build as i'm saving for another Rotary.
Plans are to paint it
fix interior
Lower it and drive.

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By ratmaz at 2012-04-11
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I picked It up on ebay for $600 with out seeing the car. Body wise It was good just sum rust in the front guard's.But then I spotted this
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By ratmaz at 2012-04-16

So its a long story but I was the 4th owner in just six month's and I managed to track down the guy who sanded the number away.He turned out to be of no help at all so I went to the cop's to make sure the car wasn't stolen as I didn't want to spend money on it only to find It belonged to sumone else.
Anyway car turn's up clean so I got to work.
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By ratmaz at 2012-04-11
Interior was bad.Really bad


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:22 pm 

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Location: Qld
check out the awsome work on the door cards :lol:

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seats and carpet out.
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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:14 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:55 am
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Location: perth western australia
Good start. Should look awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:41 am 
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wow that is a great price, good luck with the project. looks like you are off to a good start


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:39 pm 

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Location: Qld
Thanks.
Sum thing seemed a bit off with the chassis number.After looking at photos of other 1500 engine bay's i noticed mine was on the wrong side
So I started sanding and found the the old number was filled over.The numbers are hard to make out but the last two numbers look like Five's witch matches the Id tag.
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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:20 pm 

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Really nice find!! Is that a 929/Luce steering wheel?

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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:45 pm 

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I'm not 100% sure but I have seen the same steering wheel on rx5's/121's
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These are the new seats for it.Out of a mazda 929
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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:26 pm 

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Location: Adelaide, Australia
Stearing weel defenately from 121/rx5 :)


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:01 pm 

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I really really really want a steeringwheel like that, or similar that fits on my 1500!

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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Really cool car and that steering wheel looks great. Hopefully you find out what business is going on with the VIN.


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:17 pm 

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i have a good wheel like that in good shape ,im willing to part with it


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:28 pm 

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kjetilB wrote:
I really really really want a steeringwheel like that, or similar that fits on my 1500!


keep looking i'm sure one will pop up.

Dave77 wrote:
Really cool car and that steering wheel looks great. Hopefully you find out what business is going on with the VIN.


Thanks.. I think its just a case of sum one covering up the old rusty number and re-stamping it.

As for the progress on the car well there hasn't been any,My father passed away two months ago leaving behind a large collection of early ford V8s
17 in total and 1 model T. Im to keep one of his cars as will my brother and sister the rest will be sold so I put the Mazda up for sale to help fund the cost of getting the car from Nz to Australia.Well it turns out its not cheap and the Mazda isn't worth much so Iv decided to Keep It.

Progress will be slow while I save to Bring Dads 1939 Ford delux coupe over the ditch.



Think I might paint the Mazda the same colour as His 1935 coupe

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Anyway It's just an idea I think the brown and red go really well together.

If anyone has Imported a car from Nz to australia Drop me a line as I need sum advise on a few things.


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:42 pm 

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As this is a chepo build I'v decided to paint the seats


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Slow progress

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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:25 am 

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What did you use to paint the seat?


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:57 pm 

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Location: Qld
Vinyl Paint. The colour was a satin red.


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Keep up with the updates :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 67 Mazda Luce Estate
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:36 am 
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A great looking car. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product. And hey @madaz. Long time, no see.

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