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Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/15/19 6:32 p.m.

Takin her home. 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy SuperDork
9/15/19 6:37 p.m.

Both of them?

You lucky so-n-so.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/15/19 7:07 p.m.

Nice trailer.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/15/19 7:11 p.m.

That there is a contender. Pretty sure the Jags are going to out drag it, but those fancy little Toyotas sure do dance around the cones nicely. This could be quite a good time. 

hobiercr
hobiercr SuperDork
9/15/19 7:37 p.m.

Ha, saw that on FB. What did you end up getting it for?

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/15/19 7:56 p.m.
hobiercr said:

Ha, saw that on FB. What did you end up getting it for?

I tried for 1400 but 1500 was the lowest he’d go. 

Cosmetically, it’s pretty rough. I hopped in for a test drive anticipating many squeaks, rattles and weird noises, but it made none of those. Drove very straight and smooth and ran great!  1500 was an easy deal for me. Not sure yet if I’ll put much effort into cleaning up the paint(s) or just bring it as-is. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
9/15/19 8:55 p.m.

Yep I'd be all over that Toyota for $1500 too.

(I had to say Toyota and not mrs for clarity).

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
9/15/19 8:56 p.m.

Btw, if you're selling after the challenge let me know.

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/15/19 9:03 p.m.
ERobbie said:

Btw, if you're selling after the challenge let me know.

I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with it. I’d love to give it a try at rallyx but those hard tops are $$$. I’ll keep you in mind if I decide to send it along. 

spacecadet
spacecadet Dork
9/15/19 10:08 p.m.

Being as those have a space frame you can pull all the body panels off and shoot them off of the car. Rear quarters and everything. So cosmetics should be pretty simple to make the car 1 color with some rattle can. 

Congrats on the buy! Solid pickup at $1500! 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
9/15/19 10:34 p.m.
spacecadet said:

Being as those have a space frame you can pull all the body panels off and shoot them off of the car. Rear quarters and everything. So cosmetics should be pretty simple to make the car 1 color with some rattle can. 

Congrats on the buy! Solid pickup at $1500! 

Really? They are light. IIRC lighter than the first MR2 so it surprises me if they pulled that off without going all "Fiero chunky".

spacecadet
spacecadet Dork
9/15/19 10:40 p.m.

In reply to MrJoshua :

Yes it all comes off with bolts

Photo for reference

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/15/19 11:00 p.m.

HOLY E36 M3! Gas is $2.33?

Turbine
Turbine Reader
9/15/19 11:02 p.m.

Just in case you didn’t know, if you’re keeping the 1zz, make sure to delete the precat! Those were pretty notorious for failing and killing the engine. 

These have always kinda intrigued me. With a 2zz swap it’s almost a budget Elise. 

spacecadet
spacecadet Dork
9/16/19 12:26 a.m.
Turbine said:

Just in case you didn’t know, if you’re keeping the 1zz, make sure to delete the precat! Those were pretty notorious for failing and killing the engine. 

This is a huge problem, especially on the early cars. 

 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/16/19 12:51 a.m.

Maybe just remove the body for the Challenge period? Would look pretty cool, plus doors weigh a lot.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
9/16/19 5:02 a.m.

In reply to spacecadet :

That is cool!

MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
9/16/19 5:53 a.m.
Lof8 said:
ERobbie said:

Btw, if you're selling after the challenge let me know.

I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with it. I’d love to give it a try at rallyx but those hard tops are $$$. I’ll keep you in mind if I decide to send it along. 

only double what you paid for the car.

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/16/19 6:28 a.m.

The full story is this: The PO also has a nice Spyder that he is working on honda K swapping.  He bought this yellow/blue car with a burned up motor (due to the precat).  He then swapped the good motor from his nice car into this one.  The precat is now gone and it has a nice little header.  The early cars are apparently notorious for drinking lots of oil.  The PO claims this engine doesn't burn any at all.  We'll see.  I'm having fun with it so far.  Removable body panels are nice.  Maybe I will try to spray it a consistent color.  *The car also has working a/c!

hobiercr
hobiercr SuperDork
9/16/19 10:24 a.m.

Fresh engine, AC, header! What more could you ask for @ $1500? How many more till the new grosh is full?

triumph7
triumph7 Reader
9/16/19 10:40 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Saw gas for $2.05 down in Georgia last week

slowbird
slowbird Reader
9/16/19 10:47 a.m.

Forget the one solid color...you're halfway to an art car livery! Green bumpers, orange wheels...send it!

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/16/19 11:04 a.m.

Figured I’d throw in the other pics from the ad. 

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/16/19 11:08 a.m.
hobiercr said:

Fresh engine, AC, header! What more could you ask for @ $1500? How many more till the new grosh is full?

Until a lift goes in, there’s room for 1 more.

I am NOT trying to fill it up.

I am NOT trying to fill it up. 

I am NOT trying to fill it up. 

:)

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
9/16/19 11:10 a.m.

They look so good in yellow. Nice score!

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