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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:04 pm 
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This sounds familar. :idea:

Telling me that it was a dealer installed package is enough for me. This paint is factory, as are all the :tu: "Sunchaser"
markings, so if it was done after the fact, it was done very early in the cars life. All I know is its mine, and is the only :tu: Orange one around until proven otherwise. I really hope to see more of these surface from their hiding places.

Whit- :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:48 am 

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Location: Camano Island, WA
Thanks for posting these for me!

Well, they kind of speak for themselves.... This is no small project.

Focusing on the mezzanines, so the floor can be just that-an open floor.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:31 am 

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Had one of these back in the day ! nothing compares to rx4's ....

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 am 
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Ya a clean shop is were it all starts.Clean shop=Clean work.

pics. 8) http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sha ... reCopyLink

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:31 am 
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What a great project you have there CamanoRx2.

Glad to see you "GTR" being brought back to life. I've only seen about four of them, 3 Golds and a White one I used pictures to reproduce the gtr stripes from. Whether real or not, in the end it doesn't matter, I think it makes an already cool car look even better. Can't wait to see progress on it. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:30 pm 

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I saw your listings on ebay- The gold one in your ad is this car.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I know, is that ok?

Reason for asking, I had a picture of a yellow RX4 with one of my Mazda Rallystripes installed, I was using the picture to showcase my product. But the owner asked me to remove the picture from the ebay listing.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:51 pm 

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Doesn't bother me. Wonder why the other owner had an issue with it. Maybe he didn't want you selling the decals using his car so others could make 'fakes'.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:52 am 
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Great, Thanks!

I guess the owner was getting unwanted attention, no problem I went ahead and removed it. Now I know I have to ask for permission in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:35 pm 
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I think I'm more interested in your shop build pics than the RX4. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:59 pm 

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Ha! Stayed tuned then- There's going to be more of that than the Rx4 for awhile. Snowing like mad here at the moment-I've got almost 15 inches. Decking finished, planning to finish the sheet rock, wire, light, and build the access ladder. Just can't get anywhere to get supplies.... RRRRRRRR.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Ya same thing here in northern New york.Cold but no snow :td: :tu:
Looks like you have a lot of rolled insulation.
I seen your having a historical record snowfall there?

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:25 pm 

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Insulation will fill top of walls, just prior to sheetrock. Supposed to get a break in the weather tomorrow, so hopefully I can get out and get things moving again. Then, I have to watch for flooding, because the rains will continue while all the snow is melting. Good times.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:53 am 
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Does your building have rain gutters?

It probably has a metal roof and theres a lot of surface area up there,they could help?

I install gutters here in New york.

So if your building is 60 feet long with 2 spouts per side.Your looking at about $800 to do the whole place.
Thats $4 per foot with larger 3x4 downspouts.

You could hook up one of the spouts to a rain barrel and use it to rinse parts or something??

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:09 pm 
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why don't you buy a stack of magazines from 1973-74 and see if there are any RX-4 GTR ads in them? That'll shut the doubters up.

I tracked down the history of an Australian racing RX-3 by looking through the "for sale" ads in some period car magazines.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:22 pm 

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I think you misunderstood- I'm not going to have any flooding issues in my shop. I'm talking about the region. Lots of rivers and river valleys. I do have gutters down both sides.

As far as any doubters, I could not care less if someone believes it or not. U Mazda verified it. Thats all I need. I find it funny that someone would choose to call BS on a car that I (and a scant few others) have photo proof of. To those that it matters to, knock yourself out. I'll even provide a VIN if someone wants it.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:17 pm 

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Fiberglass Rx4 hood on the way! Scored it from the Rx7club site. Sourcing part for these is a serious PIA. Gotta jump when stuff surfaces.....

Nothing new to report on the shop- other than psyching myself into ordering $1200 worth of sheetrock(136 sheets!). Once thats here I can get serious about making progress. That, and putting in 70 hour weeks slows things a bit.

You got parts? You let me know....

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:10 pm 

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good hit on the hood i was looking at it myself but i got some NOS Sa22c stuff instead


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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:08 pm 

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Minor setback/schedule bump- Spoke with a steel building installer, told him what I was doing. When the guy put my building up, he did not lay vapor barrier between the roof sheeting and the joists. It will sweat inside, especially during the spring and fall, when there are larger temperature swings. With the insulation covered by sheet rock, eventually it will get too wet, sag, and fail. So..... this summer, I will be pulling roof panels, installing the vapor barrier, and re-installing. HAS to be done. Figure I will burn a week of vaca once it gets warm/dry enough here (Sadly, the END of July, usually), and knock it out with a buddy. In the meantime, I will press on with all the other projects I have to work on (510, CIvic eng/trans swap, Rx2 and Rx7, ladder, joist mod, etc....) Wanted to sequence this out different, but this is how its gonna be.

Dammit.

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 Post subject: Re: 74 Rx4 GTR
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:54 pm 

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Interesting in my last post that I said it would be near the end of July...as I'm currently laying down the vapor barrier...

1st pic shows where my big cat went through the open roof panel and fell 16 ft to the concrete. Luckily, he is fine. I'm just about done- a total of about 36 hrs to get it done. Did it by myself, just because the sequence that I came up with to be the most efficient and safe, there's not much a second person can do. That, and I am the guy who HATE's asking someone to do something for me, yet I'm the first one to help someone else. Odd. Had to get it done, as I am more than likely heading out of country for a month or more to fix a broken plane (YouTube ANA hard landing 767- That's what I'm going to repair), and have to take advantage of the weather while its here.

Tried to add pics, and it says the board attachment quota has been reached. Huh?

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