Post by hongkongphooey on Feb 1, 2009 19:07:26 GMT
I won this baby off of ebay last week (Toyota owners may know the seller.....Bob Clarke from Bristol) I picked it up today and saw it for the first time and it's as minty fresh as it looks in the pics. It drove the 120 miles home faultlessly,including a short spell at the dizzying speed of 80 (speedo indicated) and though a random snowstorm! I feel a bit seasick now though with the bouncy ride! All the doors and boot shut effortlessly with a reasuring clunk and it's as straight as you'll see a car down the sides.
Engine bay looks easily big enough for a 1UZ. *joke*
It's had a respray,and the bits like brackets and bolts re-dipped,but i think it's pretty original apart from that.....And believe me,i've already had the 1uz thoughts,it'd be great with the autobox too! But no,no chopping.....maybe an 18rg though ;D
in the current climes, 'spanking 3k' on owt is a massive achievement and proof of dedication to the 'j' tin cause ,well done fooey this is an amazing car!!
Well whatever happens,i'll lose less than i would if i bought a brand new Yaris etc but yes,with so many folk losing their jobs and even my work have announced some redundancies this was the only thing that i could do to cheer me up!
Post by hongkongphooey on Mar 12, 2009 18:31:17 GMT
Right.....bit of an update.
So far i've lowered it a lot,stuck the 7.5 x 15 konigs on off the supra,but i had to change the front tyres to 195/50s from 205s because they wouldn't go under the arches.I had to fettle the arches a little too to get the tyres under.I'm happy with the look,but the front may have to come up a couple of cms because of travel issues.I chucked the mudflaps too and fixed a couple of very minor rust holes in the rear inner arches where the rear seat bolts down.While i was under the arches i replaced the lower ball joints and front shocks because it came with new spares so i thought i may aswell.All i've done to the outside other than that is stick on a golf cl front lip. Inside,i took all the carpets out and washed them,along with the centre console to get rid of the 36 years of dust and skin I also fitted a cd/telly on the shelf under the glovebox to avoid cutting the dash,and some el cheapo pod/shelf speakers so i didn't have to cut the parcel shelf.I added the steering wheel from the supra and I've stuck in an old man blanket and a subway ring too because i can. Under the bonnets,i've made a filter out of an old pod filter,but i won't put that on until it gets a bit warmer.I changed the leads for some nice 8mm blue silicon ones i had. changed the dizzy cap,removed an old dormant electronic ign unit and had a little polish and tidy up. Future plans include making a new exhaust for it because the old one is no more than in inch in diameter in places! And fit the celica gt p51 5 speed box i've aquired for it.