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    [TRD 83] - my GA61 Supra XX



    Yes - its been a year or so I've been visiting the Forums - thought it was about time I posted some details of my pride and joy! :bigok:

    YEAR: 1983
    CAR: GA61 Toyota Supra (Celica XX) Import
    RESIDES: Perth, Western Australia
    OWNER: Damien Ferraz a.k.a. Damo [WA_TRD_83]

    Purchased the car in 1999 from a dood who imported it from Japan about a year earlier.
    The car was in exellent to almost perfect condition with original paint, minimal rust (only I know where its hiding!! hehe :P - but trust me, it ain't much), all electrics and stock running gear apart from a 2 1/2in exhaust.
    Happily purchased with the original engine going strong, and only ~83,000km on the clock!

    Since then it has been a slow and steady mod process, with only subtle differences to the original purchase of the car.. but don't worry - there is more to come!! :dancin:

    So here's the nitty gritty as she stands at the moment:

    RUNNING GEAR:
    1G-GEU engine = 2lt 6cyl Twin Cam EFI.
    Supra 5spd manual + new clutch
    Standard LSD
    Pod filter
    2 1/2in -- 3in exhaust, with stainless Magnaflow muffler and tip



    STOPPING POWER:
    4 wheel disc brakes
    Fronts have been upgraded to bigger calippers (possibly cressida) and DBA MA61 Slotted rotors



    ROLLING:
    16" Simmons B45 mag wheels (6.5" wide I think??!)
    Toyo 205/55/16 tyres
    Standard springs and suspension - to be upgraded soon to Kings springs and Koni shocks.



    EXTERIOR {OTHER}:
    Colour coded wipers
    Front meshing
    Door decals
    Window decals
    [TRD 83] personalised license plates



    IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT:
    ALPINE CD player 50 x 4
    4in Kenwood splits mounted in custom front door pod
    JVC 6x9 inch speakers in rear walls
    ALPINE V12 400w 2ch amp
    2x 12inch Clarion V-Net subwoofers in custom sealed box
    --> all installs done by me! and last SPL comp registered 142.3dB!! :werd:



    INTERIOR {OTHER}:
    Sports steering wheel
    Stainless Sports gear shifter
    Sports pedals with non slip rubber to keep the boys in blue happy!
    5inch Autometer Sport-Comp Monster tacho + shift lite



    Unfortunately i have no power figures or quarter mile times etc etc... but she goes well for a 20 year old sports car, and I'm having fun learning to drift in a car with moderate power.
    Soon to come is the 7MGTE engine transplant, upgraded/lowered suspension, drift style body kit, and customised/retrimmed interior.

    I'll post pics as the progress continues.. which will be whenever the money comes!! *crosses fingers for lotto win* :lol:

    Till then - any questions or comments welcomed!!
    Cheers! Hope you likey!!

    DAMO
    TRD 83
    1983 GA61 Toyota Supra XX [TRD 83]
    ** Turbo-A 7MGTE, high flow CT26, W58, LSD **

    Perth, Western Australia

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    CelicaSupra.com Member Greg G's Avatar
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    what up Damo... she looks great. I really like your choice of wheels. Dont be such a stranger around here!

    edit: are you sure that isnt a 1984 model?
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    Nice car. Please post a picture of the engine. I'd love to see it.


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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    This is the only clear picture I have of the engine bay.. Enjoy!



    Not much has changed under there yet! hehe

    Damo
    TRD 83
    1983 GA61 Toyota Supra XX [TRD 83]
    ** Turbo-A 7MGTE, high flow CT26, W58, LSD **

    Perth, Western Australia

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    reaction one: :shock: phenomanaly clean engine bay. The white really shows it off too.
    reaction two: :? That's one tiny little engine you got there, never actually seen a 1G before. 2L I6? wierd.
    Very nice car, good luck with the 7M swap.
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    Nice, never seen a 1G either. Thanks.


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    Yeah are u sure its not an 84+ due to the wraparound turn signals, taillights, and no lock on the gas tank door?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G
    what up Damo... she looks great. I really like your choice of wheels. Dont be such a stranger around here!

    edit: are you sure that isnt a 1984 model?
    heh, this has been mentioned many times, but in japan they got the 84s earlier, and some countries only got the "84" style.
    - the Bentley Continental GT...at 1600 rpm it makes more torque than an entire production run of hondas
    - "Drifting...isn't that what homeless people do?"
    - Ah VTEC. All the lag, none of the turbo. It's like waiting for bad sex

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    thanks dogstar
    I'm sure there are many differences between the Jap spec, US spec and Aus spec MkII's which is where the confusion comes in! Some similarities.. some differences.
    I'm lead to believe that its an 83, and no one has been able to prove otherwise.
    There isn't any identification markings on the car as to the year of manufacture... it was registered in Australia as an 83 model - and so I guess thats how it stays?! :aus:

    Thanks for the comments on the engine bay too!
    its the cleanest 20 year old engine bay I've ever seen!! hehe

    DAMO
    TRD 83
    1983 GA61 Toyota Supra XX [TRD 83]
    ** Turbo-A 7MGTE, high flow CT26, W58, LSD **

    Perth, Western Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA_TRD_83
    There isn't any identification markings on the car as to the year of manufacture... it was registered in Australia as an 83 model - and so I guess thats how it stays?! :aus:
    DAMO
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    Maybe we can tell the year by the last 7 digits of the VIN.

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