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 Post subject: Me first proper old skool jdm
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:12 am 

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Location: Auckland, NZ
Kia ora guys ...

Me name is Pat I'm originally from Thailand but has been in NZ but a long long while now.

About me cars I have always been a Mazda fan my first car is a 1990 Mazda Familia GT I had a little accident involving power pole and phone box so after that incident I bought myself SA22C !! yes boys and girls me first Rotary it wasnt in the best cond but got to start somewhere right ?
Since then I moved on to a few FD3S's and now this ....

Actually the topic is wrong ... It should have been NZDM ??
1978 Mazda 121 with a 2 litre Piston .. hmmm not an RX5 but oh well
141,xxx kms Most of its is still orginal even the windscreen with the aerial that goes right thru the middle

Anyway Here it is I called it " The poo brown " !!! Actually My wife came up with the name and I'm sticking with it


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As you can see she's a minter ... I have got a a few plans for it but not too radical maybe giving it a rotary treatments ??
I would rather keep the original interior too even though my wife does not like it haha .. it's so retro and ugly yet its cool !!!

I want to dump it too so once I dump it I will put some more pics up.
Anyway let me know what u guys think about my poo brown !

I am open any suggestions but doesnt mean that I am goin to do it


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:18 am 

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I almost forgot to mention and this really goin to make you guys goes crazy ... I paid just over NZ$ 4000 for my poo brown .....
so in US$ 2800 , AUS$ 3200 , UK$ 1800 and EURO$ 2000

Well I think its a good deal anyway ..
When I pick it up I didnt even take a trailer I just drove it back home which is about 200 kms ... best drive ever ...
She still get up and goes too !!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:10 am 
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Hi Pat,
Nice 121, leave it in orginal state, meaning restore to original specs and she'll be worth more in the future than if you mod it, rota etc. She's too nice to mess with. I cant believe I've just said that considering I'm a huge rota fan :shock: :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:24 am 
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Hi mate, I must say that I usually gag when I see an RX5 / 121, but this example looks incredible. :D The "Poo brown" suits the shape better than any other that I have ever seen!!

Car looks to be MINTA. Top find, I hope you take good care of her. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:48 am 
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Awesome ride, don't ever touch it even poo brown!!

Mazda's paint code was Y9 - called Radiant copper metallic for the technical Mazda people out there - and I need to get out a lot more!!

My 121 coupe isn't anywhere near as cool as that - gunna have to add some whitewalls after seeing her like that - NICE! :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:36 am 
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Very nice! Dont mod that beyond a set of wheels, just drive and enjoy. Normaly I am not a fan of that bodystyle, but that is CLEAN and pretty.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Damn that thing is so awesome! :shock: Is is lowered already? It's got a great stance. If you wanted to lower it, it's not like you couldn't put the stock springs back on it later. :D

Love the vintage "poo brown!" I think it's a great color!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:27 pm 

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My vote as well - keep it stock standard - these are getting very hard to find in nice condition...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:19 pm 
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fantastic 70s pimp. so much fun driving it :)

used to have the red one (sadly rear panel on them rusts horribly, speaking of which would recommend to getting them lights/chrome and center panel removed an cleaned up and anti-rusting there)

absolutely fantastic cars, first of Mazda's with all Disc breaks, and the only one of two cars in the world to have 120x4 stud pattern (the other one is 78 civic i think).

given opportunity will get one for sure


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:05 pm 

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Love the color and the car. RX-5's are serverly underrated cars. They have a beautiful ride and are by far more comfortable then anything else available at the time. Great choice and great looking car. Congrats!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:56 am 

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Nice to see that you guys like it .. I thought I was on to something too when I pick her up and I absolutely loving every bit of it at the moment.

and here are some answers ...

Yes it has been lowered with a set of new custom springs I couldnt tell you exactly what they are my plan for now is to just clean the living daylight out of it you guys probably wouldnt believe this but these photos that I took is just after when I pick him( yes once again my wife thinks that its a boy!!) up didnt even get a proper cut and polish yet.

I also want to lower it a bit more ... and as for 4x120 .. I found that out that hard way haha I thought the wheels was 4x110 like any other rotary of the same age until I borrow the ruler thingy bob from my friends so I guess I will be stuck with these wheels for a long while yet.

Thanks for all your comments and please keep them coming

Here are some plan for the near future

:tu: Fix up crack on the center of dash board - not shown in pic

:tu: There are some minor leak in the passenger and driver footwell - Can anybody tell me where I can at least try to minimise this problems ?
I mean the day I pick him up i have to drove him in the rain and some water might have got thru somehow ??

:tu: lower a bit more

:tu: removal of mudguards for a cleaner look

:tu: removal of those rubber bumper guards for a cleaner look

:tu: Maybe get some sounds but I might keep the head unit hidden in the glove box

:tu: get carpet for top of dashboard to prevent from futher cracking .. Does anybody know a precut ones ? Maybe those in Australia might be able to guide me in the right directions ??

:tu: retrim of parcel tray ( back hatch area ) not shown in pics but I will get some up

:tu: Oh and one of the Stainless steel wheel trim is missing once again if anybody know of one please let me know they are 14"

Once again thanks guys and Seasons greetings to you all :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:42 pm 

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Are you sure its not the heater core leaking on the floor?

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That thing is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color and the interior... It would be a shame to do any serious mods (things that are not easily reversible), and I would wager that a piston engine works better for a big heavy Maz like that.
Great find and welcome to JNC :tu:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:34 pm 

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F3ARED wrote:
Are you sure its not the heater core leaking on the floor?



so the solutions for this problems ????


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RX_007 wrote:
F3ARED wrote:
Are you sure its not the heater core leaking on the floor?



so the solutions for this problems ????


Usually a new heater core. :x

Unless you can find someone to reseal yours?


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 Post subject: Things I've done
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:04 am 

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Alright kids ..

Front end before ....

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So .. I have decided to take these ugly rubber protectors off

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and snapped one bolt along the way .. mind you this is 31 years old bolt

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and 31 years old worth of dirt build up ....

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brushing me grill !!!

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headlight surrounds before .. darker shade of grey and

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and after .. brigther silver

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and after all the work .... priceless haha .. I couldnt get the grill shinier especially up the top and pity about those rust spots underneath the headlight

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That's it for now kids ...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:34 am 
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Major improvement. :tu:

Dumb question: Is it possible to remove the filler panel between the bumper and body and move those bumpers in a bit? :wink:


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RX_007... just remember it wouldnt be a genuine Mazda if it didnt have rust :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:54 pm 
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Very nice! where in NZ are you?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:39 am 

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Very nice! where in NZ are you?


just in the Waikato mate ...


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