After much umming and aaahing about 5minutes really i snapped up a Supra in Wangaratta for use as a project daily/weekend thrasher/khana/other car, similar to what Clive has his R32 for, but for the things i cant be bothered or cant take out the race car for.
Thanks to some great kindness on the part of morerevsm3 on PF, who offered to transport it over from Wangaratta to Adelaide for free, it arrived today, and i finally got to see what sort of a basket case my $500 got me.
Oh and the hillarity of getting into the drivers seat to back it off the trailer and suddenly facing the roof was all good. Oh and going to steer and finding out that the steering wheel wasnt bolted on, we got it into the driveway. After chatting all the afternoon (much to the consternation of my wife) i pushed it into the carport, and had a quick squiz.
Importantly no rust in the tailgate, they are always prone for rusting there. No idea how this one survived without it.
Interior in the car, well sort of. All in boxes. Interestingly enough this car still has an uncracked dash and good door trims... IN BLACK. Which is about as rare as hens teeth.
I wonder why it doesnt run, thats high on the agenda.
Oh and the Simmons, which will be going on the race car soon.
All in all its not bad for the money i paid, need to assemble the interior, and refit the fuel tank (since its sitting in the boot), but im not going to complain much at all, especially as most local people wanted $3k for stuff with rust in it.
The "big" problem is the engine, as i cant just slap the 2JZ in it and take it anywhere near regency. Instead what ill have to do is put a 5ME back into it, and then get it registered before putting the 2JZ into it. All a good excuse to sort out the suspension and other bits.
List of things to do are:
- Refit interior of supra
- Rebuild engine
- Pass regency
- Otomoto coilover kit for the front
- R33/BA brake upgrade
- VP rear shocks
- SW20 front shocks
- 6kg front and 4kg rear springs
- Sort suspension
- 2JZ VVTi
I have a 2JZGE VVTi waiting in the wings for it when i finally get it sorted. Should be a good ride.