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Well the time has finally come where I am seeing progress in the construction phase and the undoing of bolts is slowly coming to an end.

First off, here is the car BEFORE I started the rebuild. As you can see she was in pretty good shape and most people wouldn’t have done too much with her, but she had her little blemishes that I wanted gone!! She has about 190k kms.









So as you can see, I do use her for AutoSlalom and I will continue to do so after she is finished….even more so!! I only got to go to two events last year with her.

So commence PROJECT SUPERWHITE WIDOWMAKER!!

I only got my digital camera for Christmas so some of the deconstruction is missing. Here she is in the storage unit under the knife:













Inside passenger rear quarter….not good:


Inside driver’s rear quarter….very good!!....


I noticed I had water in my tire well one time last summer, so look in both quarters. The passenger was empty (already a rust hole for the water to drain out of :(). The driver’s side was full to the rim with water, so I quickly pulled the drain plug. There must have been close to 3-4 litres (1 gallon) of water in there. Luckily not much rust!!

Onwards…..










So time for some open heart surgery…









A view of the original clutch and flywheel (to the best of my knowledge):



More deconstruction:




mmmmmm…..engine oil sludge and 22 years of seepage:


And the hatch….I didn’t think it was too bad until the glass came out, lots of holes along the whole lower seal edge. I have a new seal for the glass…but I am waiting on my replacement hatch.

 

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Well I didn’t get all the pictures I wanted to off some of the rust patches, but a few were seen in the pictures above. So now I moved the car over to my friend’s place, where he fixed the rust issues and painted the car for me.

First up, etching primer on the bare metal:











Now the base primer:












The front windshield bad spots that weren’t visible until it was out…..




Windshield available to a good home:


Now taped up…..soooooo close to paint




 

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And the new paint….SuperWhite of course!! As you will see the interior is black….it’s actually RockerGuard for a bit of durability! Plus the other stuff to come…………












On the way to get wet sanded!!!




Back from sanding and in the storage unit….sorry no outside pictures yet.











Oooohhhh new door seals…..






 

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The start of laying down my SecondSkinAudio sound deadening. This is the Damplifier Pro.


Close up of the actually matting:


Rest of car….the rear brace is covered now too…




My fingers were sooo sore after smoothing out all that aluminum. I had a roller but you still have to get into the tight corners, etc. And this was only after about 1/3 of the car completed!!




Then I have the SecondSkinAudio Heat Wave as a replacement for the stock insulation.


Cut to fit the stock black rubber pieces.


Then I decided to install my taillights….dumbass that I am they have to come off again since the bumper has to go on!! :duh: I did use the new Kbox gaskets though. Excellent product!! Thanks Jody!!





Then I got the wiring in:



And got the heater in….what a pain in the ASS!!!



I’ll update as I make more progress….thought I would share this much…

Cheers,
Grant
 

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Thanks guys....Just so you know I don't have a garage. I am paying for a storage unit for the buildup and I had one over the winter.

When I move to Calgary this fall though I will have a garage!! Yea!! So garage queen she shall be!!

Grant
 

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Great work Grant - looks like a new Supra but better!

I did this on a Datsun 2000 a few years back - pain in the butt - totally worth it when finished.

Again, super job.

Best regards,
David.
 

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Thanks guys!! Much much more work than you think goes into this, for those that have never done. Just wow, at how much effort this takes. I now have a whole new appreciation for restorations!!

I wonder how much it would cost to pay someone to do all what you are doing.
Well, with the money I have already invested in the car...I don't even want to think about what the price of labour would be!! HOLY HELL!!! Although it would comfort me to know how much I am "saving" and I use that word loosely!! haha...



I'll definitely be up to meeting some of the Cowtown folks. Actually there is a Supra located just down the street from my place in Calgary. A little rough looking...but a Supra none-the-less! I'll have to figure out who owns that one...it's in the Bridgeland neighbourhood, I believe.

Cheers,
Grant
 

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Wow Grant! Man you have been busy! Good to see the car went to a good home.
 

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Well Grant, jugalo, Daves and yourself (not to forget about yannis) are all doing fantastic jobs these days.
You were all inspired probably by Geg G and Phil Dupler, whom put on the map
the MK2 restos, if I can say.

I did similar resto on the outside, and only cleaning & re-leather.on the inside.
None of them were as in deept as yours, so I understand very well when you type much much time !

Good job !
 

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Your last name wouldn't happen to be Cain, would it? Bill never mentioned to me he had a twin way up north.
 

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Damn, looks great - and kudos for the attention to the insulation/acoustics. All these white ones being cherried out....I second the thought - wish I had time to tear mine down and rebuild it like that.
 
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