Operation Drive and Enjoy

gtsfirefighter

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Silver MK3;2062883 said:
Loving the progress. I think it is possible to swap the trims, but it's not plug and play. It would require some modifying and fabrication. Are you going to paint everything on the car like door jams and engine bay or just the exterior?

Hey thanks. Yeah the trim is pretty much plug/play just the center section between the tail lights isn't it. For now just paint the trim. The A pillars have a little rust on them so body wise that and the windshield will be addressed before anything else.


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Gotcha. I would paint the trims to match the car then. I was actually talking about the trim piece on the center taillight section being possible to swap maybe, but requiring some extra work. I remember someone here telling me that when I was talking about going with some JDM taillights.
 

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The other day I dropped off some interior pieces at an upholstery shop and hopefully in the next few days a buddy with a truck will help me get my old 89 leather seats over there to be recovered. Meanwhile I started working on my 91 5-spokes. I bought them a few years back but have been lazy. Anyway when I got them they were painted a nasty flat back. Well I had this idea of using Platidip on them after seeing some YouTube videos. After dipping two wheels I was like "NO". I had to buy some stuff from Platidip to re-liquify the dip to remove it. It wouldn't just peel off.
So I used my grinder with a wire wheel and stripped em down to bare aluminum. Then I applied some self etching primer and then painted and cleared. I've only completed one wheel and it was mostly experimental. The other three I stripped and shot with primer. Tomorrow I'll paint them and apply a couple of coats of clear.
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gtsfirefighter

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In regards to the 89 trim I have. I finally took it out of the bubble wrap and checked it out. I knew I had bought a nice set but damn! I forgot how good of shape all the pieces are in. I'll try to get a few pics tomorrow. I don't think I want to paint them now. I'm thinking of just figuring out a way to paint the one center piece to match the trim. I think I'll throw a couple of coats of clear on them to freshen it up some though.


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I drove the car today and noticed the rear felt a little easier. Before today I felt that it rode a little more harsh than it should in the rear but this evening it felt so much smoother.



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Got the wheels finished and had them put on the car today. Just had them swap the tires from the saw blades to the five spokes. The center caps are still needing a little clear coating and will get to that tomorrow. Now it's far from professional but I'm happy with how they turned out since it was my first time doing this. I ain't got no time to wet sand and repeat and all that haha. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1447469674.294978.jpg


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emiliorescigno;2067748 said:
What's the latest? Hiding from winter? I feel due for a Supra reunion/roadtrip this coming summer.

Well get on down to the DFW area! I don't hang out with any supra folks around here though. I'm the Lone Supra in my part of the world.




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Today I got my seats back from the upholstery shop and put them in.
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I also had the extra set of inserts I had recovered to match. I've still got all the cloth stuff including the seats.
Yesterday while I was putting the door panels back on it was bothering me how much the body molding was looking like shit bubbling out and rusty. So I yanked them off and put the 89 + moldings on. I was originally going to wait for when I have the car repainted but it was bothering me too much. I haven't replaced the back pieces yet. Just didn't feel like it right and honestly it doesn't look bad the way it is.

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A section of old molding.
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gtsfirefighter;2061683 said:
Well other than control arm issue I made some progress today. I got all the bushings in all the other arms. Stripped them down and repainted them. Then I got the two bushings and parking brake pads replaced on one of the spindles.

Now you wonder why I didn't take the end links off. Well, I lost my only fitting Allen wrench in the mud outside the shop I'm guessing so just said fuck it.
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I used a balljoint press to get the spherical and other bushing pressed it. It worked pretty good.

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The finished spindle

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You used that press on the bearing that is a Toyota only part?