eraezer - Supra MK3 -89 -Swedish Build

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Hello,
just wanted to let you all in on this :)

This is my first Supra MK3 and car #3 in my collection.
This is also my first car with a big engine and factory turbo and RWD :p

I bought it tonight and I managed to spin it while taking a turn :nono: but there was enought room on the road so the coast was clear and I knew that there was a possibility to spin :)

some pics:






I will take some better pictures later.
 
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Re: My first Supra MK3

since im a nice guy, im willing to make you a deal....you send me those tired, ugly, jdm turn signals and ill send you my nice amber signals.....haha car looks great!
 

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Welcome mate!!!!! Take it easy on the corners, you don't want to ruin such a nice example of a MkIII!
 

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hehe thank you all :)

Just to be fair, the paint looks a bit better in the pictures. The oxidation has done some work on it. But a couple of hours with some polishing products will make it better.

By the way, it's an 1989, is on 175xxkm and is a targa. I'm owner #17 and it has been of the road for about 5 years. So I'm guessing that several owners did nothing with it like the previous one who had it in a garage for about a year.

It has some surface rust on the wheel arches and a spot in front of the windscreen.
The trunk hatch is stuck, so I can't open it, any tips?
 

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Re: My first Supra MK3

^ meaning when you pull the release lever it doesnt do anything or does it unlatch the hatch but you cant pull it up?
 

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hm, I didnt know that there was a release lever :icon_redf
I have to check that...but the previous owner couldnt open it either.
 

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Re: My first Supra MK3

-:|Update - 2008-11-29|:-
Hello again,
time for some new pics taken 2008-11-29
This time with an EOS 350D but the images and down sized.

I also did my first burn-out :p it was easier than I thought :icon_razz


Interior:












Exterior:














Engine:










 
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from the pics i think the car could use some good buffing and waxing :) by the way there should be a hatch open lever somewhere close to the driver side seat on the floor
 

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It has been standing still alot. Have only been driven about 1000km during the last 4 years, since the last inspection.

I will polish and wax it as soon as possible :) Since it's red it will be fun to see the diffrence since it's so easy to spot.

Thanks, I will look for the lever the next time.
 

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-:|Update - 2008-12-08|:-
Hello again,
I managed to open the trunk :p all I had to do was press the lock cylinder in...I thought that I had tried that before...

The idea when I bought this was to take the engine, drivetrain and suspension and install it in my Mazda GC coupe, but seeing how good condition it's in have made me think.
I'm thinking about doing a build on this car, but I'm still not 100% sure, mostly because of the weight.

If I do the GC build it will weight about 1400kg with a full roll cage and without any fibreglas parts. The only thing I have to think about regarding the engine is 15kW/100kg.
The problem is the work needed to make the GC car body ready for RWD since it's FWD stock.

But then again, the supra is very nice :p A little renovation work and some upgrades and it will be ready for the track ;)

For anyone interested here is my project thread about my other build.
It's an Mazda 626 -90 (GD) with an FE3 (FE-DOHC) engine.
Index: http://www.mx6.com/forums/1g-mx6-ge...fe3-t-ms2-project-post-my-project-thread.html
Project THread: http://www.mx6.com/forums/1g-mx6-ge...6-hatchback-fe-dohc-turbo-1990-lots-pics.html

EDIT: If anyone decides to enter the links above, there are only images from this year.
If anyone has any suggestion on what to do, build on the GC or the MK3, please let me know?
 
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-:|Update - 2008-12-09|:-

Time to start making proper updates in this thread, and this is the first one of many :)

Today I checked the ABS error codes and got 32 and 34 :/

32: Left front wheel speed sensor signal malfunction
34: Open circuit in front speed sensor

Any ideas how I should solve these errors?

What does #34 actually mean? Is it a short somewhere?

I also notice that there was no air left in the front left tire :/ so I need to get that repaired.

Since I now can open the trunk I decided to take a look in there.
There was no spare wheel there, but I did find a set of jumper cables and when opening the little
door on the left side I found one stock jack, a set of toyota tools and alot of wheel nuts and some
of them where locknuts, the "key" was also there.

Also when looking thru that door I notice a bit of rust on the wheel well :/
But that is just a very minor problem since the supra will be taken down into its smallest pieces.
When it's taken apart I will take care of all the rust and the undercarriage will be stripped of it's
undercoating. I've heard that it's very thick. True? Has anyone weight it?

Brakefluid is down to the low mark. When Driving the car a little it felt like the brakes in the rear
where on. I'm guessing that was the handbrake since it has been standing outside.
The brakes will be renovated, sandblasted and painted. Any suggestion on the color? Red?
(The car will remain red)

I will also upgrade the brake hoses to stainless steel braided hoses. But there are alot to
choose from, any suggestions?

I found a little oil around the first sparkplug, but the connector was dry.
Could it be due to bad cam cover seals?

When I sat down in it I got some drops of water on me so I looked up and notice that the inner roof
on the targa was wet, but just a little out on the edge. Bad targa seal?

If you have looked in the project thread about my Mazda (there is actually one more ;) ) you
can see what kind of stuff I do with my cars ;)

Since I'm new with supras I need some help and pointers along the way. Thanks in advance.


Pictures:

Just showing that I now can open the trunk :D


All the wheel nuts that I found


Found some rust :(


I got this with the car :)


No air left :(


This is where the targa seal is leaking :/


 

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Re: My first Supra MK3 - Going into a build - Current state: Planing

damn, you are lucky to get a mint engine splash shield, i gotta get a new one from toyota since mine is missing
 

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the undercarriage will be stripped of it's
undercoating. I've heard that it's very thick. True? Has anyone weight it?
The thickest area of it under my 86.5 was close to 3/4".This stuff can be a real bitch to remove.I never bothered to weigh it,filled a 55 gallon drum over half way with what I scraped off.Had no luck w/sandblasting or chemical stripping, ended up using a heavy scraper and a serious wire wheel on an electric grinder.
 

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modmonster2008: Are those really needed? They seam to hide leaks for awhile.

toy fanatic78: wow that's thick. I'm going to use what I used on my other cars, a wire wheel with the wires twisted. Those work best in my opinion, the wires does not break of as easly as the regular wire wheels.And I can stop just above the coating nearest the steel. I have noticed that you can move it around because it smears (correct word? :S), but if you move it right the undercoating shall soon be on the floor :)
 

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Re: My first Supra MK3 - Going into a build - Current state: Planing

Take a torch burn the under coat then take the wire wheel to it makes life so much easier.
 

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Thanks for the tips :)

Eastwood has a lot of stuff that I want, thats not good for my bank account :-/ :p
 

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modmonster2008: Are those really needed? They seam to hide leaks for awhile.

toy fanatic78: wow that's thick. I'm going to use what I used on my other cars, a wire wheel with the wires twisted. Those work best in my opinion, the wires does not break of as easly as the regular wire wheels.And I can stop just above the coating nearest the steel. I have noticed that you can move it around because it smears (correct word? :S), but if you move it right the undercoating shall soon be on the floor :)
That is what I meant by a serious wire wheel,the ones with the twisted wires,about 5" diameter,this made pretty quick work of it.
I don't like using torches under my car.
The undergone stuff from eastwood was what I had tried as far as chemical stripper,it would just soak in at first.After I broke through a few spots with the wire wheel it seemed to get "under " the coating a little better.It helped clean up around the edges,and real tight spots.
 

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Thank you toy fanatic78, I'll kepp that in mind if I try any chemical stripper.
I found a suplier here in Sweden for the undergone, but it's expensive here :-/
 

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-:|Update - 2008-12-28|:-

It's getting close now, soon I will have the supra in my very own garage spot :p
We started building a loft over the spots yesterday for storage.
It's about 50% done and we need to have some work done on the lights.



Pictures:

Out in the cold waiting to get into the garage










My GC is also staying outside the garage in the cold


My own garage spot :p
 

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-:|Update - 2008-12-29|:-

Got the supra inside today and it felt great :D
We couldnt just drive it in, we had to raise the rear and pull it a bit, but it was pretty easy.

As soon it was in I started working :p removed the interior behind the front seats and
went to town on the sound deadening.


Bad cell phone pictures, sorry :(

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The supra is now inside the garage and ready to become the beast it was meant to be ;)




Some cables were routed agains the downpipe before me owning it


An overview over the enginebay


An gigantic K&N filter that needs cleaning of replacing


The work has begun :p


Removed all the interior behind the front seats and removed the sound deadening




Removed the sides of the spoiler and the antenna motor
 

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-:|Update - 2008-12-30|:-

I had to help a friend with his exhaust today while he helped us with the wireing for the lights.
But I did take some better pictures of my supra.



Pictures:









 

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Wow you work fast, looking forward to seeing you turn it into a beast. No offense to your mazda but they aren't even in the same category when it comes to looks, the mazdas over here are for women to drive.:biglaugh:
 

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wiseco7mgt:
Thank you.
haha lol well then the women over there know what a fun car it is to drive ;)
 

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thanks guys :)
If it wasnt for all the alcohol yesterday I would be in the garage right now, but I have to wait til tomorrow :-/ but then there will be pictures ;)