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  1. Reassembled and ... off to the paint shop just over 3 years in the shed!!!
  2. and filled the garage with a lot of dust and some other stuff too
  3. Update on the actual progress.. been a while coming as i had a PC meltdown and lost a lot of data Spare Wheel Finished Whipped the diff out for new bushes and a birthday - and sorting the underside Finally welded in the rear valance/panel Started on the other guard and only found a couple of minor issues common fuel filler rust
  4. so... Some old photos have surfaced of the 2004 Targa when I co-drove in this car The show at Turners at the start The 1st day got off to a shocking start by exploding the engine after about 4-5 stages. mid-stage with a long straight- 9000RPM and almost max speed in 5th then a loud bang, clattering and a film of oil/coolant spewed up the windscreen and steam all inside the cabin. We coasted to a stop on a driveway and unbelieveably realised the engine was still barely running. I meandered back up the road with the OK sign and picked up some pieces Closer
  5. Spare wheel well! been a while in the making. It was looking like a sara lee danish dessert in there - layer upon layer upon layer upon layer... and bits chopped out etc etc. so choppy choppy Fixed up the middle part to look somewhat right and cut/pressed the stiffening and drain into a new bit. rolled the edges too welded the centre in and tested the cover Tacked in. welded and sanded Pretty happy with the result - way better than before.
  6. And a notorious part that rots from the inside out on these - the hatch hinge point - 3 layers of sandwiched rust
  7. Hatch side drip rails I got some lengths folded up and then proceeded to fit them Left side Right side
  8. Decided to sell it - up on trademe. I thought the reserve was dreaming but it seems not. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/listing/2817573796
  9. Pretty much what @Taistorm said. If its just bearings you need, crack it open and get all the bearing numbers then rock up to a local specialist bearing wholesaler/distributor. North Shore Toyota regularly bring in the gasket kits for gearboxes too. Last time i rebuilt one I actually got the kit from overseas as it worked out more economical when it comes with the synchros and gaskets etc.
  10. Back guard mud-trap choppy-choppy pattern (moved the hole so easier future access to remove dirt) trial fit and tweak clamp and weld
  11. In the previous post you may have noticed the crusty corners of the hatch! So i set about some doing some foldy bendy things and also got a spin on a hand swaging machine. I made both sides using the RH side as a pattern. 2 layers of goodness. And welded the LH side in after some alignment checks
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