It’s Labor Day here in the US, so as you’re enjoying a day off from your real job why not tell us about your other job, the one in the garage? Sure, Japanese cars are famously easy to work on and extremely logical in layout, but once in a while, there’s still a confounding, daunting task that requires blood, sweat and knuckle skin.
What’s the hardest repair job you’ve done on a JNC?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your most prized JNC part?”
This week’s selection was filled with rare parts, customizations, and lucky breaks. The battle came down to Leon Dixon‘s theft deterrent sensor on an anniversary RX-7 and Juppe‘s 1975 Celica radio delete blank. In the end, the radio delete seemed fitting since these panels would have been in low production, and chucked for a ham radio receiver back in the day. Congrats to Juppe for keeping the blank installed and letting the TA22 provide the natural roaring tunes of an R series engine sing in the upper reaches of RPM bliss.
Most expensive part would be my set NOS Toyota Tosco (pre-TRD) wheels. Never been fitted with tyres. Stumbled upon them on Ebay a few years ago, strangely there where hardly any bids.
Most special part for me is the original radio hole cover of my ’75 TA22. So in ’75 you have a base model Celica, which was so cheap it didn’t even come with a radio, no one ever fitted a radio (and thankfully never cut the dash to fit a modern one), and left the cover in position all the time.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!