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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:33 pm 
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I like JDMST too, good stuff, though a few too many later cars with the same same mods for my liking, but I've learnt to filter through them.

Did you see that guy who bought the 70's skyline and got a 626 thrown into the bargain? Going to cheaply on ebay and it's only half an hour away from my house. Must resist urge to purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:04 pm 
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The best part about JDMST, at least when I first signed up, was that the majority of the users were of a certian errr background, and they all took really nice clear photos of their build thread. It's also really cool to see the variety of different brands and ideas (also why I like retrorides), some other forums can be a bit narrow minded at times!

I did see that one. But if I ever felt the need to get a 626, it would have to be a series I coupe.

I've also taken a deposit on the wagon. The guy messaged me within 6 hours of the add going up. If he takes it, it is going on the steel wheels, so both sets of mesh rims will be up for grabs...


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:07 am 
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I used to see two abandoned (not near each other) coupes where I used to live many years ago. One was that beautiful green that Series I RX-7s came in with the cloth tartan interior.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:22 pm 
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One last drive through the country?
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A stop at the petrol station that stored the car for about 10 years..
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It's actually alot easier to steer at low speeds with the 13" wheels. Doesn't grip as well through corners though..


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:05 am 
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It looks really good with the stock wheels on it, lowered just right :tu: Far out didn't take long to sell :shock: did you get what you were after for it? Will you be sad to see it go?
Cheers Greg.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:13 am 
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I'm not sure on the steelies. I think they might need thin white walls or something to stop them sinking under the guards.

I put up the ad at 12:45pm. I got the first message from buddy at 5:13pm. All confirmed by the weekend too :tu: . I got exactly what I was after. Ideally I would have liked to sell it all in one package to clear the shed, but I'll make more money selling it piece by piece. If all goes well I'll have a big 323/piston/4x110 sale thread coming up in the next week.

Will be sad to let it go. But I'd rather end on a high point under my own terms and see someone else drive it away and enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:28 am 
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Have you started looking for another Mazda yet???????


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:46 am 
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I'm not really looking for the time being..


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:00 am 
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I thought the itch might be getting you. Looking forward to seeing your next project mate, let us know when it kicks off!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I still have a Mazda though. It's a slightly more common 2011 Mazda3. I'd like to buy it a set of wheels which will cost just about as much as I got back for the wagon...


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:25 am 
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The car finally got picked up today

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Big cheers for all the help/comments/motivation over the years, I'll be back bigger and better with a new project someday! :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:41 am 
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timmy201 wrote:
The car finally got picked up today

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Big cheers for all the help/comments/motivation over the years, I'll be back bigger and better with a new project someday! :D


Bet it was sad to see it go.....looked like a totally different car to when you got it and had a heap of individual character. Looking forward to the next one.....I'm sure it won't be far away.....

I struggle not having a project car on the go.....it keeps my mind healthy....you gotta have an "outlet" and "polishing turds" so to speak, seems to be my thing.....


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:01 am 
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jdmrx2 wrote:
Bet it was sad to see it go.....looked like a totally different car to when you got it and had a heap of individual character. Looking forward to the next one.....I'm sure it won't be far away.....

I struggle not having a project car on the go.....it keeps my mind healthy....you gotta have an "outlet" and "polishing turds" so to speak, seems to be my thing.....

I think the part that made me the most sad was taking off all the parts I loved, the orange blinkers, the wheels and the spoiler. After I took them off it didn't really seem like my car anymore (the buyer wanted it mostly stock). One of the best things about it was that is was so different to most of the other modified Mazdas in Australia.

As for the next project? After driving my grandpa's Morris Mini to a club event, it got me hooked on them. Just looking at the huge range of parts available for them is astonishing! I'd like the next project to be a bit easier to buy/find parts for than this. I've also been told of an International truck from the 40's sitting in a shed out west that is in need of some TLC..

I'm getting married early next year too, so not being in the shed all the time would be a bonus.. Then we'll have to look at buying a house with a nice big garage...


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Mini's can be an expensive curse. Mate of mine just lunched his very expensive race motor at Phillip Island...

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:48 am 
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ewokracing wrote:
Mini's can be an expensive curse. Mate of mine just lunched his very expensive race motor at Phillip Island...

I wouldnt be loooking at upgrading it very much.. To be honest I think it's fast enough with an 1100cc engine in it.. Especially for such a tiny car with zero safety features. It seemed to go up the hills about the same as the 323, but it corners unbelievable! I'd be more looking at restoring it to more of an original style, and less of a 'cheap old man style', and fixing the mechanicals so that we can take it for a drive whenever (although my grandpa uses it daily)

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:13 am 
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very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:01 pm 

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I just came back to the forum to it being sold!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:23 am 
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Furai wrote:
I just came back to the forum to it being sold!

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It went to one of your fellow 323 crazy Kiwis, so it should be looked after

On the other hand I've got those wheels up for sale now...
http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php? ... &p=2678498


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 323 wagon
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Hey Timmy
The wags is up for sale already on Gumtree for $1600 with no rego :( looking very unloved.

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