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 Post subject: Here's My MX32 Story... 7/11/11 (Car show update on page 7)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:25 am 

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I figured I will post a the progress of my car (Courtesy of Saggio).

Obviously the car was not in too bad of a shape to begin with. So it might not look a whole lot different when I am done with it.

On October 13th 2009, I picked up the MX32 from Mr. Wise and took it out for a few photos:

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The car is obviously too low for me to drive around without scraping the frame or rubbing the drive shaft to the body. But since I love the way it's sitting, my only option to make this practical would be to put some bags on her.

Still figuring the bags situation, I bought some parts and decided to raise the car a few inches while it it gets painted.

- Readjusted the timing and carburetor to solve the cold start issue.
- Checked the wiring and got the wipers to work again.
- Did a basic tune up.
- Readjusted the accelerator pedal position.
- Refilled the ATF. Was a pretty low for some reason. (but didn't see much of a leak)
- Changed new brake pads and rotors.

Couple more pics of her before I started tearing her apart:

10/19/09:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:27 am 

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The tear down was pretty easy and was very surprised that all but one screw was slightly rusted.

Marked down all the little dents and began the body work.

10/22/09:

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Obviously, a lot more work needs to be done. But as of now, I am going to focus on the body work and the air suspensions.

I am planning to paint the car the same color, kind of like the off white color. If kind flows pretty well with the age of that generation of cars.

I was playing with the idea of painting it with newer colors like white with blue pearls. But I am not sure if it would go well with a car this age.

Let me know what you guys think!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:18 am 
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Glad to see it stayed in the JNC family :)

Personally, I like the off-white color. It's perfect for an old school cruiser like that. Can't wait to see it done! What shop do you work at?

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I like that cream colour too....very 70s! Great fitment btw

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What are those wheels?


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What are those wheels?


http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/pro.html


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ben wrote:
Glad to see it stayed in the JNC family :)

Personally, I like the off-white color. It's perfect for an old school cruiser like that. Can't wait to see it done! What shop do you work at?


I used to work at my friend's body shop handling the insurance company/paper work for him.

Then I brought in one of my Cvcc Civic to repaint and learn the whole body work ordeal. Cleaned up all the dents, rust, and molded the side all the side markers. Painted it flat black and am in the process of swapping a different motor in it.

It's really nice to have a friend like that. I can bring a car in and work on it when I need to. :)


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kev wrote:
I like that cream colour too....very 70s! Great fitment btw


Thanks! That's two votes for cream/off white color...


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datsunfreak wrote:
superboosted wrote:
What are those wheels?


http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/pro.html


Those are the ones.

They came with the car. Although they are not "JDM", they do look pretty nice with the car in my opinion.

Not sure what else would I eventually change them to. Love the deep dish look but there are not too many old school wheels with a deep dish for a decent price.

Someone locally is selling the Hoshino IMPULS 15x7. They are pretty much brand new looking, but they don't have much lip and he wants $700 without tires. Is that a good deal?

Not quite sure if that would flow with this car though.

What do you guys think?


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Not sure if 15x7 would fill out the wheel wells as nicely as Diamonds. What's the offset?

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ben wrote:
Not sure if 15x7 would fill out the wheel wells as nicely as Diamonds. What's the offset?


I think the offset is something like +18. You're probably right, There's not much of a lip on them and I kind of want the deep lip look.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:01 pm 

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Here's an update of the progress:

December 30th 2009
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More updates to come! :)


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Ive always liked these cressidas but to find them here in WI is impossible. I really like that white. the diamond racing looks perfect with the car. Even though there not a JDM wheel still looks great. Is there anyways you can give me that paint code??

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love ur rims... :tu:


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Those rims are COOL, they look like modulars. Who cares if they're not JDM, as long as they flow with the looks of the car.. is more than what matters. :wink: :tu:

It would look sexy with a pair of fender mirrors.

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keep it white

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pancho y onions wrote:
Ive always liked these cressidas but to find them here in WI is impossible. I really like that white. the diamond racing looks perfect with the car. Even though there not a JDM wheel still looks great. Is there anyways you can give me that paint code??


Almost seemingly hard to find in the most places in the states.

The paint code is "030" off a 1979 Toyota Cressida.
It's called "white"... hahaa. I guess that's as white as it got back in the day.


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KresSlyda180 wrote:
Those rims are COOL, they look like modulars. Who cares if they're not JDM, as long as they flow with the looks of the car.. is more than what matters. :wink: :tu:

It would look sexy with a pair of fender mirrors.


Thanks for the complements. I can't take the credit tho. Wheels came with the car. I can't seem to find any used wheels that fit the way I want this car to look. JDM or not.

Oh and the mirrors are going on after the paint! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:27 pm 

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Thanks for all the comments! I have decided to paint it the same color.

Here's the progress:

Added a chin spoiler that seems like it has a little too much chin to it. haha...

Hopefully it won't look too much...

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very nice


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