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So ive promised myself that i wont really touch this untill the Corona is certified, which its about 3 hours of work away from being ready to. 

but it needed a radio so i fit one i had laying around today and a small sub/amp. bought a brand new amp kit and with wires only just reached from the battery to the boot, its so fucking long. 

someone in their infinite wisdom fitted a really tiny blower pulley and it makes something like 17psi of boost, and a shit ton of heat and zero power once warm. it included the stock clutched pulley so ill probably refit that.


plans include

manual converting it asap. i have a gearbox here to suit and will be on the hunt for other suitable parts

fixing the small defects on the body and giving it a paint job. 

rebuilding the shitty exhaust it has. 

sourcing some replacement interior plastics and a few lights that are cracked. 

fit an LSD that my brother hopefully has kicking around and sort out the final drive ratio, as the speedo is over 15% out and 100kmh cruise is 3100RPM! i drove from auckland with the little bell dinging, thank god for loud music. 

source some wheels. i may have a plan for some one of custom wheels.

update the stereo components

daily it and enjoy my life! i plan on keeping this one.


Paint ideas currently are BMW Sepang Bronze, but this is not settled on, feel free to chuck any ideas my way. 

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Discus how i probably shouldn't have sold a perfectly good Audi s4 to fund this project :D 


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a post mostly for @HighLUX

but i went around the car and took pics of anything broken i could see. obviously some are more damaged than others and some could be glued back together pretty easily. 

im mostly interested in a functioning aircon / radio button panel as mine is broken and i cant turn the fan off! and the radio surround panel. both parts i can get pretty cheaply from japan. 

im also interested in electric window switches plus their plastic surround. some of mine are broken and some switches dont work, could probably be fixed with a tickle up on the contacts though. 

its missing the bonnet trim, but im undecided what to do here. i dont really like how it bulges up with the trim in place. i may look at making something more smooth. same goes for the 2x missing lower door trims, im probably going to delete them all for a smoother look. 

the trim behind the door pull on the LR door is broken, but id be interested in a full set as they break so easy.

Front Left corner light is cracked, might get pulled up on a wof, same goes with the Rear Left tail light, but i specifically want this style tail light as i love the way it looks compared to a normal style with the indicators up top. 

what ever the missing trim is on the "superwoofers" would be nice to get too. 



Also on the hunt for manual conversion parts. i already have a W55 and a G-W bellhousing. depending on what ratios suit better the option to trade for my brothers W57 is there. 

brother has a 1g flywheel for me. 

will probably just get the driveshaft modified rather than try and find a used front half. 

looks like i can get a brand new clutch pedal from amayama fairly cheap. just need to see someone about how to read the Toyota parts cataloger and what "sub assembly" actually includes. 

i might be able to do the same with the handbrake lever too, but the real tricky part is going to be a manual center console.


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