#
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:18 am


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 5   [ 87 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 808 Wagon(with a few new mods) and a 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:15 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I thought I may aswell start a thread with my 3 Mazda's. My 1971 Series 1 RX2 Coupe, which is a matching numbers, stock 12A twin dizzy powered model. Its had an exterior respray some time ago, maybe 10 years or so, and the interior has had some restoration work done on it aswell. Since buying it I have done a bit of a tidy up on the engine bay, restored the air cleaner etc and just given it a good once over. It has 2 sets of wheels, the Simmons FR17's in charcoal with redwall tyres and its stock steelies with trim rings and caps, at the moment it is riding on the steelies off my 808 wagon, which aren't the right grey colour but are whitewalled which I like, but the originals will go back on soon. The only mods are an exhaust and it is lowered and rides and drives very nicely, no squeaks , no rattles, a pleasure to drive.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Next is my 1978 808 Wagon which is a 1 owner original 68k car, Yolk yellow with a brown interior. Always loved wagons and always wanted an 808 wagon with a 13B Bridgeport done in a 90's style. Stock body and paint with no rust, I've added RX3 stainless gutter trims, the venetians and I also have the tailgate trims which I just finished restoring on the weekend, so they'll go on soon. It has 15in Simmons B45's in a 4in and 7in and is lowered about 2in all round, I also chuck the stock steelies on when I feel like the nanna look. I bought it as a bog stocker, and had the 13B put in, it makes just over 180hp and pretty much everything is brand new or rebuilt with PWR coolers and a S2 RX7 5 spd box, its loud, but I like it like that and the bay is relatively stock looking, but will get a makeover when I redo the car. Next will be a Hilux diff with some 4.8 gears and hopefully a 12sec 1/4 will follow with some decent tyres. The interior is still 95% original, just the guages, RX3 steering wheel and I also had the dash top redone as it was cracked....plans are a respray eventually, in a factory Mazda colour, and I also have a complete series 1 RX3 front I might put on.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Tried the 17's off the RX2 on.....looked good, but not the look I wanted.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Image

Lastly is my new little 1970 1200 Wagon, I just bought it recently off a young fella from Adelaide SA, who got it off the original owner, its done 91,000 miles, log booked and all original. Since getting it I've fitted the venetian, visor and fender mirrors, and just done an all round tidy up. The interior still has plastic on some trims, but the drivers seat needs a bit of repair and a retrim aswell as new flooring, otherwise is perfect. No rust, the usual few dents, and the chrome could do with a redoing aswell. It drives well, but the engine bay needs a good tidy up, but for now I just want to lower it on some 13's, whitewalls and the 1200 coupe hubbies I've got for it.

Image
Image
Image
Image

And thats about all from me for now :D

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Last edited by Beware on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:32 pm, edited 7 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:31 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:09 pm
Posts: 594
Location: Australia
Nice cars and especially like the twin dizzy Rx2, nice reliable and simple... could cruise all day everyday without problems. I think the big wheels look a little out of place.... probably best replaced with some period Japanese wheels or the original steel rims.

Im not personally big on wagons, but they are nice examples !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:40 am 
JNC Fanatic
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:40 am
Posts: 902
Location: Villeneuve, Qld, Australia
Mate, I never get sick at drooling over your fleet of Mazda's. That Rx-2 coupe in that spec is in my top ten to own. Loving that 1200 wagon, neato!

_________________
Too many Mazda's in the collection. 4 Mitsubishi's, 6 Toyota's and now 3 Datsun's as well.
Putting together a Mazda/Japanese motor museum. New bigger venue for the museum has been bought, watch this space!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:50 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:05 am
Posts: 234
Location: Queensland Australia
Nice collection, Your RX-2 is AMAZING!!!

Thanks for sharing! :tu:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:27 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:53 pm
Posts: 413
Location: Adelaide
Hi mate, that RX2 coupe is sensational!!

I hope my coupe looks as good as that when it's finished!

Keep up the great work, and keep preserving those early Mazdas!! 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:52 am 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am
Posts: 315
Location: South Australia
I really love your RX2 Coupe.

I dont know what it is with us Aussies and Simmons rims on rotaries though :D

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:31 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
:tu: Thanks Dave, it sure is a beautiful shape!!!

B1500boy wrote:
Mate, I never get sick at drooling over your fleet of Mazda's. That Rx-2 coupe in that spec is in my top ten to own. Loving that 1200 wagon, neato!


:D Thanks, but you can hardly call mine a fleet, when you have 55 of them, now thats impressive.....I look forward to the opening of the museum!!

benny_blanco wrote:
I really love your RX2 Coupe.

I dont know what it is with us Aussies and Simmons rims on rotaries though :D


Every country seems to have their iconic brand of wheel that always seem to pop up on rotors. I guess because Simmons were a local brand and could be made to suit.....I just got some V4's I'm going to restore, for me the 90's look of 15 inch Simmons wheels that are the pick, but I'd also love some OM17's too, and I would like a cool, period Jap set of 15's aswell....I think I'm going to become a bit of a wheel whore!

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:57 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:09 pm
Posts: 594
Location: Australia
So BEWARE what are you adding next to your collection ? I've got to agree that rear/ side Rx2 shot really shows off your car. Its definitely painted in one of the best colours as well.

Are you the same person that used to own the nice (metalic blue?) r100 streeter a few years back that used to wear the BEWARE number plates ? If you are you certainly love building quality cars 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:29 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Yep that'd be me, the R100 was probably one of my biggest projects. After selling that and going over seas, I came back and had a go at VW's for a while, but the Mazda's were calling and I'd always lusted after an original style RX2 Coupe, and this one I have now was one I lusted over when it was for sale about 5 years ago, so had to have it when it came up for sale again last year.

Space permitting, I'd love another R100, but I don't see my funds being at a level that will allow me to get one in the near future, I'd settle for a nice 1200 coupe, like RRI200 in Adelaide. And I have a soft spot for RX3 sedan's as I had one for my first car, so one of them would be nice. I have a few plans for each of the 3 I already have above, so once they are done, and once I have some more garage space and cash, I'll go searching for something else.

Thanks for the kind words, and good luck with your 3 coupe resto, definately some hard work going into that one,
Michael.

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:06 am 

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:16 am
Posts: 20
Location: Auckland, NZ
Whoa .. really nice cars you've got there .. especially the RX2 .. I wish I could find some nice wheels like that for my 121 speaking of which come check out my poo brown when ya got a chance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:12 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:14 am
Posts: 61
Location: Brisbane Australia
that wagon is so choice,
where in brisbane ar you?

Bruce

_________________
bog standard 1977 323 bugeye
1971 alfa 1750 gtv project
1981 Datsun 1200 Ute


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:50 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:28 am
Posts: 11
Location: S.Devon UK
Your cars are sexy as hell 8)

_________________
"Two days ago I saw a vehicle that'll haul that tanker.....you wanna get outta here......talk to me"....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:58 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
RX_007....your 121 looks to be in really good nick, and nothing wrong with brown :wink:

mfroble....I live inner cbd/west

hudsonpie.....thanks :tu: :tu:

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:58 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:57 am
Posts: 535
Location: Strasburg, VA
just so you know, there are blinds in your cars... just, uh, wonderin what's up with them?

the 1200 looks amazing!! so do the others, but man...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:21 am 
JNC Enthusiast
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:45 am
Posts: 698
Location: indonesia
:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: for you guys in AU n NZ for the olskool mazda "culture"..

BEWARE..i am loving that 808 wagon on the gold drag wheels...

_________________
I LUV JNC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:53 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
E-AT_me wrote:
just so you know, there are blinds in your cars... just, uh, wonderin what's up with them?

the 1200 looks amazing!! so do the others, but man...


Thanks for the kind words on the 1200, looking forward to getting it to sit a bit lower, definately a cool little car!

"but man....."???(you lost me on that?)

Venetian blinds are an Aussie thing, most other countries don't really "get it". The Euro and UK VW scene are starting to catch on, they are the accessory kings and odd add on's from other countries are usually very sort after. Due to our hot/sunny climate blinds were big back in the day for protection, these days it suits the period look and if you want a "granny" car look, then you must have venetian blinds and ALOT of Aussie old schoolers have them. When I chuck the stockers on the RX2 or the 808, it helps with the old school 70's look, obviously I love them, otherwise I wouldn't have them in all 3 cars!!

roosterfella46 wrote:
:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: for you guys in AU n NZ for the olskool mazda "culture"..

BEWARE..i am loving that 808 wagon on the gold drag wheels...


Thanks mate.....still keen on some nice dished 13's around 6-7in wide in a 4x110 when you next get some :tu:

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:49 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:57 am
Posts: 535
Location: Strasburg, VA
didn't mean to loose ya. it was late.. my thoughts wander..

i thought that to be the case. if it fits, it fits. i guess it's a lot like americas use of the rear window louvers. same kinda thing, just on the outside. hehee.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:16 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Very true, people used louvres here, but they never caught on so much as an accessory for people to use these days. I guess each country has its differing styles of what they use and some may seem odd to people on the other side of the globe, but thats what makes the varying scene's so cool!

_________________
Image
1978 808 Wagon
1970 1200 Wagon
1969 1200 Coupe - SOLD :(
1971 RX2 Coupe - SOLD :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:04 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:28 am
Posts: 11
Location: S.Devon UK
Rear window blinds seem to be popular with the BMW fraternity over here as well. :)

_________________
"Two days ago I saw a vehicle that'll haul that tanker.....you wanna get outta here......talk to me"....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:55 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:19 am
Posts: 109
Location: M'sia
nice car :lol:

_________________
Image
- kAmBen wOrLd -


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 5   [ 87 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net