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My 85 Supra is done at the paint shop, there is new paint on the rear bumper cover, hatch and front left fender and flare, the rest has been restored, gotta love 80s paints.
Next is a bunch of mechanical stuff, mostly ''deferred maintenance '' , well i have to do that before i can cn be sure it was just that ;)
The final thing will be some interior work, not sure what or how far i will go with that
The car will stay stock apart from a cube shifter, maybe a strut brace.................................and a turbo ;)

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why not repaint the whole car? that 80s paint, in my case, is single stage and everytime i wash it, the paint washes away a little more each time
 

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Was it also clear coated?

As they say on ROADKILL,"It'll buff out".
Snag some of the left over paint and see what you can do,otherwise.
 

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why not repaint the whole car? that 80s paint, in my case, is single stage and everytime i wash it, the paint washes away a little more each time
''lts only original once'', which is just as well, i like things original.

This is my fourth Mk2, i had two that used to do that to me, a white one and a blue one, the water used to turn brown i think its called rust
 

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Cleaning and other Stuff

Had a happy weekend gently farting around after getting the car on Sat. The progress might seem a bit haphazard, but its simple, if i spend a whole day bent over a engine bay that low im probably not walking the next day ;)
Plenty of cleaning done along with; replaced the rear discs, pads and shocks. Changed diff oil, transmission mount. Pulled through brake fluid (after pic ;), clutch fluid, power steering fluid, dropped trans oil, new spark plugs, Ht leads, Cap & rotor, air filter. cleaned a bunch of grounds and various connectors that i came across along the way..................... The HT leads i took off where so old they had ''Toyota'' printed on them. Oddly enough the brake ''feel'' is way better now suprise suprise, the clutch fluid was nowhere near as bad. InkedP_20190504_151518_LI.jpg P_20190505_070611.jpg

A couple more gentle days of service items and front end work and it will be ok to hoon around in, then the other non essential, essential stuff like speakers and air con i can mess with as and when.

Really surprised at the lack of rust, i had one that at 16 years old was so bad the tailgate needed duct tape 3 wide just to stay alive let alone dry :laugh:

.................oddly enough the to do list doesnt seem to get any shorter :laugh::laugh:
 

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I'm doing the same thing generally, and my brake fluid looks as fresh as yours, though my clutch fluid is in similar condition... Kinda like coffee, haha.
 

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.......................you might want to do your power steering fluid, mine was ''cowboy coffee'' colour, lt didnt take much to cycle through fresh fluid half a gallon will do it. Now, Mobil 1 ATF and happy
 

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For the cube shifter I reccomend getting the SC300 'Z' shapped shifter. Don't get the Supra shifter. The block on the bottom of the cube shifer raises the shifter height and moves the shift knob forward. The SC300 unfortunately makes the leather boot sit strangly but keeps the shifter at the same height and moved the shift knob back a few inches.
 

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Hey, welcome to the board? Where in BC are you? I'm in Mission myself. We do an awesome meet every August in Vernon called Run of the Ogopogo, you should come!

Curious where your car is from. There are very few Canadian originals left that could be considered good in the rust department. I highly recommend not leaving it outside :)
 

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Hey, welcome to the board? Where in BC are you? I'm in Mission myself. We do an awesome meet every August in Vernon called Run of the Ogopogo, you should come!

Curious where your car is from. There are very few Canadian originals left that could be considered good in the rust department. I highly recommend not leaving it outside :)
lts this rusty. LOL.

Thanks, im in Northern BC, kinda in between Prince george and Jasper. Thanks for the invite, i try and avoid that part of the world in the summer months ;)
 

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For the cube shifter I reccomend getting the SC300 'Z' shapped shifter. Don't get the Supra shifter. The block on the bottom of the cube shifer raises the shifter height and moves the shift knob forward. The SC300 unfortunately makes the leather boot sit strangly but keeps the shifter at the same height and moved the shift knob back a few inches.
Thanks for that, but unfortunately toooo late, i brought the shifter before the car rocked up (i also found a full set of brake pads in the back that i also pre brought FFS ) .............but what a difference!

im with you 100%, i was just thinking that, and taking a crumb of comfort from the fact that i was never going to be arms and legs right on the wheel and pedals anyways. lt needs to come back about 2". im going to speak to my metal Jedi and see if we can put a bend in it to drop it down and bring it back. P_20190506_173742.jpg
 

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Thanks for that, but unfortunately toooo late, i brought the shifter before the car rocked up (i also found a full set of brake pads in the back that i also pre brought FFS ) .............but what a difference!

im with you 100%, i was just thinking that, and taking a crumb of comfort from the fact that i was never going to be arms and legs right on the wheel and pedals anyways. lt needs to come back about 2". im going to speak to my metal Jedi and see if we can put a bend in it to drop it down and bring it back.
That is pretty much where the SC300 shifter moves it. You can order just the shifter for about $80 shipped from Cube. Putting on the stereo surround is a pain in the ass where you think you will have to break it to get it on. Also for the larger section of the rubber boot I had a space 3D printed by Gavin Robert. It is TPU and slides on. Though it needs to be a mm more on the OD. He is on the forum or FB. He is the one who 3D prints the side vents as well.
 

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That is pretty much where the SC300 shifter moves it. You can order just the shifter for about $80 shipped from Cube. Putting on the stereo surround is a pain in the ass where you think you will have to break it to get it on. Also for the larger section of the rubber boot I had a space 3D printed by Gavin Robert. It is TPU and slides on. Though it needs to be a mm more on the OD. He is on the forum or FB. He is the one who 3D prints the side vents as well.
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Thanks for that, that's neutral, not 3rd waaahahahahahaha Fuckit. l have to go back in there at some point to mess with that fan/pump thingamagig in there and my backlit fog switch isnt working so it can stay like that for a bit, lve got stuff i can actually replace like engine mounts an timing belts ;)
 

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Got a fair bit done, loads more cleaning and a good waxing, rides way better with the new suspension , brakes etc etc. Really happy with how its coming along, as soon as ive done the timing belt, tensioner and various seals i will have a nice driver, still a shed load to do......................not including what i find along the way. The first two pics are the result of the orig paint being professionally cut polished, and then waxed by a amatur, not clear coated

Ext. Supra logo, FR mudflap, R B pillar trim, wheels refinish (back to stock), aerial, wipers refinish.

Int, Ign backlight, Fog light switch backlight, speakers x5, investigate climate control pump noise in arm rest, ashtray and glovebox/es lights. Dye back seat tops, refinish cruise and fog switches.

Mech, Timing belt etc, EGR syst clean, Vac lines check, electrical service, engine bay light, driveshaft support bearing, engine mounts, sway bar bushings etc etc, bonnet rubbers

Thats not bad.............................why do i think thats not it.................

Oh, i just remembered, air con.......and the fittings are still the screw type, oh joy ;)
 

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Electrical service.

l like to do this BEFORE i go looking for electrical gremlins (note to self ;), its surprising what issues can stem from poor earthing. l pull, soft wire brush and hit with electrical cleaner all earth straps, relays, fuses, battery terminals etc etc.

These are before and after earth straps and a live wire, the earth straps under the car where worse.

On old bikes for example i would pull apart every single connector block and clean, i pulled apart a couple of the weather proof connectors and they looked corrosion free. l am hesitant to do this to all of them as in most cases theres so little wire to play with, i dont want to go pulling and prying on 35yr old engine bay wiring unnessercery.
 

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