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 Post subject: 1983 'Sapporo' technica coupe
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:53 pm 

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a sneak peek at yet another Hectors projects:
(just found it yesterday...and it's Very highly optioned, BONE STOCK!)

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(more to come as the work progresses)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Very sweet, can't wait for some more shots.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Yep, more pics please.... looks tidy, don't know about the colour scheme though? Need more pics so I can appreciate this car more :tu:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:51 pm 
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Awesome. Got exterior pics?

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definately more pictures!!!

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Those seats cry RETRO.. don't change em. Yeah, any exterior pics?

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Just from the little bit I can see of the dash, it looks similar to the semi-digi dash on the Starions.

Yeah, more pics too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:32 am 

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truthfully, I'd like to find out more information about this particular option package... there was some speculation that it may have an automated 'voice warning/reminder' system?? (like: "your door is ajar") yea, the digital dash is VERY early 80s!

...I was waiting to get it home and clean it up before posting more pics, then reveal this cars humble beginnings later... but oh well, might as well share now.

I bought this car at the local Pick'n'pull yard! (with 56k on the clock!!)

(the car is completely BONE stock. I plan to do absolutely nothing to the interior, except for a thorough cleaning. repaint original two-tone silver/black w/ red pinstripe, find some wide period-correct wheels, and our typical hand-built suspension mods, and it'll be done.)


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...& hey 75wagon... thanks for the link to the Sigma-Galant site... just checked out your wagon thread... that thing is f*ckin' hot!

to give you an Idea of what to expect from my Mitsu-project, check out some of our other work: www.hectorschopshop.com

(the 'EV Blog' chronicles our current project)


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I bought this car at the local Pick'n'pull yard! (with 56k on the clock!!)




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When you bought it from the Pick'n'pull.. did it have a title and was it able to drive out of there?

Congrats, on a great find. :)

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When you bought it from the Pick'n'pull.. did it have a title and was it able to drive out of there?

Congrats, on a great find. :)


^^^^^ +1

Looks to be in really nice shape. Rare car. :tu::D

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...& hey 75wagon... thanks for the link to the Sigma-Galant site... just checked out your wagon thread... that thing is f*ckin' hot!

to give you an Idea of what to expect from my Mitsu-project, check out some of our other work: www.hectorschopshop.com

Thanks for the praise on the wagon, It's mostly there, but still seems so much to do.
That is quite a link. I love the 1200 coupe, I had one many years ago, wish it looked like yours. My brother had a 510 wagon too.
Your work looks top notch, can't wait to see what you do with this project... Make sure you post a build post on sigma-galant too. It would be appreciated there for sure :tu:

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...picking her up tomorrow & quite excited to start the full-on clean-out process. (I've been waiting for them to get me the title, which I'm still not completely sure will be a 'salvage' because of the 'salvage yard' nature of it's origin... and no, I have not ran the motor....they remove the cat, drain the oil, and punch a hole in the fuel tank...Bastards!!)

..sooo...wish me luck!!!


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after quite a few hours of clean-up, replacing a (cut by lazy pick'n'pull employee) lower radiator hose, filling the thing with fluids and screwing on an oil filter, I ran some jumpers to power the ignition & starter circuits, (as well as the power window/lighting circuits, just to test) sprayed a tiny squirt of starter fluid down the carb, flicked the switch and Bam! Started like a champ!... and other than the open exhaust where the cat once was, it seems to run absolutely beautiful!

...still need to have a key made (once again, the nature of its Pick'n'pull origin is gonna nickel and dime me to death!) weld up the hole in the fuel tank, replace the cat, and thoroughly test/maintenance all systems. after everything checks out with a clean bill of health (trans shifts, no overwhelming oil consumption, etc.) I'm on to seeking the perfect set of wheels (staggered fitment, 15x7..or 8 & 15x8..or 9 perhaps?) ...and gettin this thing back on the road! (brake and lamp inspection, Smog inspection, etc.)

a humble beginning:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:47 pm 

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she cleaned up quite nice!

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it doesn't get much more BONE STOCK than this:

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I am now seeking one stock front door lower (6")speaker grill!! (missing the drivers side... and it's killing me!!)

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welcome to my time machine...(unfortunately, it only goes back to 1983... but it works!!)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:49 pm 

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...and Yes, there IS in fact a "voice reminder/warning" system. It told me that the gear selector should be in park, and to "please fasten your safety belt"

AWESOME!!


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To right it cleaned up nice. How did this car ever end up in a wrecking yard anyway? Glad you saved it. Now to see what you do with it, and going buy the cars you have in your link, it looks like it made it into good hands. :tu:

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after some discussion, I've decided that if the drivetrain seems healthy, and there are no other major issues that come up, I will step up to do the minor cosmetic bodywork needed (front lip of hood, and fender front corner)...and a full repaint, factory two-tone blk/silv. with red pinstripe.

unfortunately to do the paint and body professionaly, it will probably cost me many times over what the car is worth. SWEAT EQUITY BABY!

...I must admit, this thing is REALLY growing on me.


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How did you get the wheel wells so shiny? :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:45 pm 

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crazy how clean this thing is, hu? just a little bit of soap, some rags, elbow grease, and a fairly low PSI pressure washer! (and a few hours)

I looked at the clock again, it's at 53k mi (not 58k) .... and I think they were pretty easy miles, by the looks of things. the entire undercarriage cleaned up beautifully!


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