Hello all- i just found this forum via a link on a post on 2002gimps car thread on RR. ...Phew.
Its nice to find a forum just for Jappas!
Anyway- heres my little rx3 coupe. some of yas will know it from RR, some from exile. I just did a search and I think its the first rx3 on here?
I restored it last year over 5 months and my first weekend with it was at RR 08. I was (might yet..) going to sell it end of this year but I've sort of fallen for it! Just went on big trip to belgium and luxyburger- did 1000 miles. Ive done over 4000 miles in it since last august (not bad considering i push bike to work etc)
Its just soooooooooooooo fun!!! and really cheap to run - only major thing ive had to do so far is change the starter motor as the old one was old and worn out. I've recently upgraded the shocks all round and its much better handling now!
Heres the RR thread - its quite long...put the kettle on if this interests you.
I just read about this in Practical Classics also.... Fantasic job, restoring that car with the minimum of tools and equipment. Epic. The finshed result is stunning. I have no reason to moan about having to work outside now.... ..
"You should see the damage Bronze eh....you listening Bronze.....?"
cheers! Article didn't mention hannah who helped me out loads! Taking it to the japshow on sunday. I'm hoping there will be other old cars there! Not just a sea of plastic. I'm gonna build a new silencer- any ideas on the cheapest place i should get ss wool- ie scotch pads . Asda?
we live in an old bedford tk. Its an ex bbc broadcast lorry. We converted it 5 years ago. Before that i lived in an ex parcel force iveco, before that a mark 2 transhit:-) dont want to pay rent- but wish i'd bought a house back in 99 as would be sitting pretty now! Houses are a rip off now! I'll put some pics up later if ya want.
Just been to the Ja p show- very boring day - a sea of plastic. We had 4 old rotarys from exile on fd uk stand. Then there was bret's 929. And a starlet race car. That was it! Everything else new. Great people watching though- some nice trackie bottoms, gold chains etc