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    Thanks Scooter and Rider, yes I’ll post pictures when I learn how to use the interweb! It will certainly be a journey but I am excited about it.

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    It's a journey we'll all have to/are undertaking if we end up in it for the long haul, only recently have Supra's entered into the restoration phase another testament to it's build quality especially compared to most cars of it's era.

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    Glad that you are saving the car and not giving up !

    Do cars registered in Northern Ireland need to be registered at the DVLA or are they part of the same database ?
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    Same database Tyson, DVLA in England same as NI.

    Car has been with a body work restorer since Xmas. There were a lot more rust and holes once the underseal (that has been applied over rust) had been removed. It has been welded and re-protected and is awaiting a body respray.
    The wheels have been redone, interior retrimmed and various electrical jobs sorted. This year is to sort it out mechanically with many new OEM parts to fit.
    I’ll post some pictures when back from the body shop.

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    Sorry it has been a while but thought I would post an update and some pics. To recap, I bought a UK manual stock car - almost 1 owner with 76k miles - thats where the good news ended :-)

    The car has been at a classic car restorer since November and is finally nearing completion. The underneath was far worse than even they anticipated once the underseal had been stripped off it was a case of spot the metal rather than spot the rust. There was also rust in almost every nook and cranny as the layers were peeled away. So the work has included:
    - Stripping and cleaning underneath
    - Cutting, fabricating and welding new sections
    - Rustproofing, sealing and painting
    - Waxoyling

    Then came the bodywork. As there was so much rust, the lower sills needed welding and there was rust creeping around the boot lid etc. It was a case of all or nothing so I took the decision for a full window out respray which was just as well as there was rust under the front screen / rear screen and rear 3/4 glass panels. New parts for respray so far have included:
    - new front screen and moulding
    - new rear screen molding
    - new rear bumper bar
    - new 3/4 glass panels
    - new badges

    The garage have been slow (which I don't mind too much) but meticulous. It turns out silver code 199 actually has 5 different shades so they got the paint manufacturers to come out and take samples of the original paint to make up the correct original colour. I saw the car today for the first time in some daylight and it looks amazing. For the first time in 6 months I think I am genuinely excited about the car and the rest of the work that is needed. Wheels have also been stripped and repainted.

    During the time the car has been away I have managed to source a full active spoiler set up as the one in the car has some parts missing, interior has been fully retrimmed and I have sourced most of the original new mechanical parts including suspension, air con rad, and various other bits including valve stem seals, timing belts and gaskets. My local Toyota dealer are brilliant and enthusiastic and were happy with me getting the parts at half the cost they would have charged and will only charge me a reduced labour rate to do the work.

    I think I have gone past the point of counting pennies now, this car deserves to live again and be enjoyed. Hope you like the pics, I'll try and post more as the work progresses.

    Sorry for the lots of pics - they are in time order so I hope the progress is clear.




















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    Fantastic work! Didn't look too bad underneath but much better now
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    I only put the best rust picture on the post �� but thanks

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    Excellent restore, best colour

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    Some serious effort and money going into this car which is always good to see. There will be a lot of people running around in rusty Supra's that are completely unaware of that fact seeing the cars do hide their rust very well. Hopefully you'll love the end result and it'll be a keeper for you.

    With all those new suspension parts going on you might want to finish off with a geometry tune up which is what I've arranged for my car in May following my own all new suspension set up. Feel free to PM me after mid-May if you want some feedback on how the geometry and handling set up day went.

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    Appreciate that rider thank you. Yes it is costing a fortune but there was no way I could no half a job so it was all in or all out. Even the garage were surprised where the rust was hiding. The owner didn’t think side windows needed to come out (trying to save me
    money in a nice way) but I insisted to make sure the paint finish was perfect and there was rust lurking under them with no suggestion of it near or around them - I have had my eyes opened for sure.

    Yes definitely agree with steering geometry, had this done on another car (not Supra) that drive ok but was transformed
    after it. There is a place near Oxford I used that someone recommended and they were spot on, they do a lot for Lotus Car Clubs on cars that very steering sensitive- geometry set up is a fine art.

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    Really good to see it coming together��
    The paint looks great too!

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    Thanks Mark. We need your two, my silver car and a storm blue Manual for a photoshoot.

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    Fantastic restoration there. Great to see another UK car back up to scratch

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    Wow I think this is a stark reminder to look past the shiny paint and look deeper. These cars are over 2 decades old now so rust is only going to become a bigger issue for cars that haven't had a rebuild.
    Keep up the good work !
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