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We have been chipping away at the renovation at the new shop. Here is a new tool box I just got today. I am searching for a new project so I am getting organized for the next build. I also have a small list of things to do on my car this winter.

Check and torque all bolts
Adjust & Fix Brakes
Full tune up, set timing, carb adjustment, vacuum, Change Spark Plugs
Fix Ammeter Gauge
Source original door panels or repair
Install dash grab handle
Install reverse lockout assembly and back up light switch
Wet sand polish paint & glass
Polish Bumpers & Stainless trim
Re arch rear leaf springs
New cam and motor work
Replace rear axel seals
Install spare tire & Jack
Replace speedo gear in Trans
Replace trunk hinge bolts



Here is my dads car that I just got polished. I am sure that he would approve. Have been going trough it and getting it back in tip top shape as it was sitting in his garage for about the 8 years or so. Sure is a fine car to drive especially when the turbo kicks in! Original paint and 100% original. 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo Targa



And here is the shop in its current state. Lots of work to do this winter. More progress pics to follow...

 

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G'day Mike, welcome! Got your PM, so you're in Melbourne. I'm a full day's drive north, so not familiar with the car show scene down that way. You could check out http://www.pinky.com.au/VICdec2016.htm that link will list all car shows and cruise gatherings in the state of Victoria this December. If you can't find a show near you, there's always the beach to hit and enjoy the weather - first day of our Southern Hemisphere Summer tomorrow!!!
PS no, I'm not on BookFace BTW.
 

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" I also have a small list of things to do on my car this winter.

Check and torque all bolts
Adjust & Fix Brakes
Full tune up, set timing, carb adjustment, vacuum, Change Spark Plugs
Fix Ammeter Gauge
Source original door panels or repair
Install dash grab handle
Install reverse lockout assembly and back up light switch
Wet sand polish paint & glass
Polish Bumpers & Stainless trim
Re arch rear leaf springs
New cam and motor work
Replace rear axel seals
Install spare tire & Jack
Replace speedo gear in Trans
Replace trunk hinge bolts"

How's that list progressing?
...:grin2:
 

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" I also have a small list of things to do on my car this winter.

Check and torque all bolts
Adjust & Fix Brakes
Full tune up, set timing, carb adjustment, vacuum, Change Spark Plugs
Fix Ammeter Gauge
Source original door panels or repair
Install dash grab handle
Install reverse lockout assembly and back up light switch
Wet sand polish paint & glass
Polish Bumpers & Stainless trim
Re arch rear leaf springs
New cam and motor work
Replace rear axel seals
Install spare tire & Jack
Replace speedo gear in Trans
Replace trunk hinge bolts"

How's that list progressing?
...:grin2:
Not well... Hopefully deferred to a spring project!
 

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Or sell and buy another project!!
How was your trip Mike? Catch any shows or cruises?
 

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Or sell and buy another project!!
How was your trip Mike? Catch any shows or cruises?
Hi Tim. i am on the hunt for sure for another car. I was down in Australia for a month and then went to Barrett-Jackson. I didn't post any pictures, but I should. I have a few things in mind right now, but really feel the urge to build another car, even though while I was building my car I swore I would never do that again, but in the end I guess that I am the guy thats likes to build his own car. However if a really great deal came up for a special car that I really liked, I would pull the trigger.

How is your car coming along. Any updates?
 

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Not well... Hopefully deferred to a spring project!
Sorry for the delayed response Lloyd, but I have not checked my messages here since your post lol.
 

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This just in!

Well not much to report in the last couple of years I am afraid, which is why I have not posted in so long. We have been doing a lot of work on the shop and it is close to being finished now, so hopefully next summer will be all about cars and a lot less painting in my future lol.

I have just been driving the car and attending shows etc. So far about all that is new is I have new wheels & tires, 2 sets to be exact. I was running a set of BFG on another set of 15 inch Rally Wheels, but decided to get a different set of wheels to run radials on. Originally I was planning to get some new bias ply's mounted on the Torque Thrust wheels but in the end decided to go with the BFG for hi-way cruising. While I love the Good Year Wide Tread GT's, the BFG's are a better drive for long distances.

Torque Thrust Original Wheels
VN309 15x7 Backspacing 3.76

Front Tires - BFG - 215-65-15
Back Tires - BFG - 255-60-15

I am also going to swap out the M20 trans in the car for an M22W soon I hope, if I can get some lift access in the shop that is wink, wink! I just love the sound of the M22 gears. A friend of mine has a M22 in his car and when I heard it while I cruising behind him I knew that I had to get one in my car. I originally planned for a M22 way back when I started the restoration on my car, but as costs added up and the build started to take on a life of its own, I took advantage of some great opportunities and acquired several key components from Edgmontvillage's Black 69 Z/28 survivor while he was sorting out some issues on his car that needed some correcting. Is it has been a long time coming. I contemplated using a stock M22 gear set, but after consideration decided to go with the M22W gears instead. Hopefully it will make just as much noise and a regular M22 gear set.

Also hoping to get a few of these outstanding tasks accomplished this winter. Fingers crossed as I have taken on another restoration project this fall very similar to the Camaro build. Step one, paint car lol. I hope that I can squeeze some of these relatively small jobs in between the 2 cars that are being built in the shop this winter.

Also on the dance card will be the assembly of Lloyd (Edgmontvillage's) '69 Z/28 aka "The Brooklyn Z", that has just arrived back in the shop. We have just under a year to build that car so it should be a busy year coming up. I am really looking forward to working on this car as it will be a stunning example of a concours restored Camaro.

Adjust & Fix Brakes (Rear Brake Pads)
Full tune up, set timing, carb adjustment, vacuum
Fix Ammeter Gauge
Rebuild M22 Transmission
Install M22 Transmission
Source original door panels or repair
Detail chrome trim letters on dash cluster
Phosphate Hood Hinges & Springs
Install dash grab handle
Install reverse lockout assembly and back up light switch
Wet sand & polish glass & car
Polish Bumpers, Chrome & Stainless trim
Re arch rear leaf springs
Install spare tire & Jack in trunk
Fix scratches in rear & side glass
Replace speedo gear in Trans
Replace trunk hinge bolts & paint
 

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I read through this whole thread and have to say, excellent work. I really like your car.

but even more than that I really love your new shop. That is such an awesome setting. Keep up the great work.

Jim
 

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I read through this whole thread and have to say, excellent work. I really like your car.

but even more than that I really love your new shop. That is such an awesome setting. Keep up the great work.

Jim
Thanks Jim. I am very fortunate indeed to be part of such an awesome environment. Thanks to Lloyd and Paul for allowing me to have this great space to create and learn in. I could not ask for a better situation and thank my lucky stars everyday.
 

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Here are some more photos of the new wheels and tires. I haven't go around to swapping the trans yet as I have been out of the country for a few month, but looking forward to doing it when I get back. Hopefully get the car finished finally this summer. Recently my focus has switched to another project I am in the middle of restoring and of course the restoration of Edgemontvillage's build.
 

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