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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:00 pm 

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Love them all, especially the RX-2, dream car. :tu:


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Trust me, it gets fricken hot inside Aussie cars very quickly. The back of my wagon seems to be the perfect device for melting things or destroying them.

Beware, I'm sending you a PM as I've after a set of venetians for my 929.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:49 pm 

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That 1200 Wagon is just too pretty. Please don't do anything to it... I'll buy it instead. :wink:


It will be staying almost as is, the only mod it will receive is some lowering, and I'll have a few sets of steelies and hubcaps to switch between for when I feel like a change.

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:51 pm 

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That RX2 series 1 looks awesome, I really like the pin stripe down the side, Gee the Simmons set it off.

Definately one of nicest one's ive seen.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:59 am 

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Stunning cars.

Love the wagon. I would love to have a rx3 wagan replica!


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:57 pm 

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Thanks again for the positive comments, it's always nice to read them :tu:

Should have a few updated pics of the little 1200 wagon soon, some may not like it so much with it's new accessories but feedback so far is 98% positive. I'm very happy how it's turned out with trying something a little different.....plus, it's all removable if I decide I don't like it anymore. Also should have a few new pics of the 808 and RX2 aswell.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:21 pm 
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just so you know, there are blinds in your cars... just, uh, wonderin what's up with them?


It's an Aussie thing. Guess it's better than having cracked vinyl.

A question for the mates: Do you need to make any permanent mods (ie, drilling holes) to mount them?

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A question for the mates: Do you need to make any permanent mods (ie, drilling holes) to mount them?


All the good ones require zero mods to the car. :tu:

Got a set from Oz for my 1200 Coupe. :wink:


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ben wrote:
A question for the mates: Do you need to make any permanent mods (ie, drilling holes) to mount them?


All the good ones require zero mods to the car. :tu:

Got a set from Oz for my 1200 Coupe. :wink:


This.

They just slip in under the window trim, then you use a small flat head screwdriver to lengthen out the top or bottom bars so they push under the rubber, tighten grub screw....all done!

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:53 pm 

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A few more pics of the little wagon now that it's re-registered and back on the road with a few add ons. The look I had in mind was using a bit of inspiration from the old VW scene with a bit of accessorising, but sticking to using mostly AUDM and JDM type bits to pull off the look. After a bit of fiddling around it sits at a reasonable height.....it was a bit stupidly low for a week or so, but it wasn't driveable and sat too squat in the rear, so I raised it up a bit.

I figured I would chuck up a few pics of how it came, and after a clean up of the engine bay....still some work to do in there but its better than the dust bowl it was, newly recored radiator and hoses, plugs and a full service. Also after the new carpet and the retrimming of the drivers seat base(might do the rest as it stands out now), but it was nice to see a rust free floor under the old rubber. Fitted the yellow fogs and the roofrack, aswell as a new rear bar. Its currently on the 808's 13's with 1200 coupe hubbies, and I'll be getting the 12's re-whitewalled and I've got a set of old school 13in mags to use at some point too. That's about it for now, got a few more little things to add and do to it over time, but for now it's just a cruiser.

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Standard height with some of the new accessories

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A bit too low

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back up a bit

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As it is now....with a Jap number plate bolted to the roof rack for something a little different....pay tribute to the car's fatherland :tu:

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Is it so easy to lower or un-lower that 1200, how did you do it?
I really love the stance and would like to do the same to my 1300


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:20 am 
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nice one michael looks the goods hope to see it at the all jap day
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roofrack - cool
numberplate on roofrack - cool
fog lights (from savanahGT/dave?) - very cool as with JAF badge

I'm a fan of lowered fronts rather than the rear, but whatever floats yor boat


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Is it so easy to lower or un-lower that 1200, how did you do it?
I really love the stance and would like to do the same to my 1300


Not really, me and a mate just flipped the leaves first, which got it way too low, I then had a shop take the leaves apart flip the main leaf so the mounts were upside down and repack them.


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nice one michael looks the goods hope to see it at the all jap day
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It shall be there.....looking forward to it!

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roofrack - cool
numberplate on roofrack - cool
fog lights (from savanahGT/dave?) - very cool as with JAF badge

I'm a fan of lowered fronts rather than the rear, but whatever floats yor boat


The fogs are actually from the US, got them off a VW site.....as for the height, it sits pretty well level now as in the last pics. The first attempt at lowering the rear was a stuff up, I'm not usually into the overly squat rear look, I like them even front to rear, maybe a tiny bit down in the back.

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That lil wagon has loads of character. I love it!

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That lil wagon has loads of character. I love it!


Yes they do, very nice....

Those wagons are very very very rare in the US I have only seen a hand full, I have one we are actually doing a rotary conversion on and using a bunch of R100 parts to show what could have been from Mazda.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:35 am 

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And how did you lower the front?
New springs, cut springs or other struts?


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


Will this do for your baby.... :D

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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.



So, back on page 1 when I was asked what I'd like to add to my collection next, I replied(above) that I'd like a nice 1200 coupe like RRI200....well a few months ago I managed to get that actual car, so I'm rapt. At this stage no huge plans for it, but I'd ultimately like to pull the 1200 motor out(it's not a matching number car) and put in an MX5 1.8 and then build it and turbo it later down the track. For now it'll be left as is, and maybe next year I'll look into the conversion and a respray of the engine bay at the same time, and I'd also like to fit some nice Jap 15's to it aswell.

As I got it, the hubbies were off so I could give them a fresh polish....but I actually quite like it with them off

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A few pics from the weekend after I spent a few hours giving the hubcaps a refresh.....

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also got some old heritage Q plates for the wagon, which I think suit it's old, accessorised look much better

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Mate, I never get sick of looking at your collection! The new coupe looks great mate, glad to see that one head up to Qld!

Michael, where did you get the fog lights for the wagon? They look identical to the ones on the 1500SS sedan, could use a pair of them.

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