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Post  ayresyboy on Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:10 pm

Right, I've been meaning to get this up and running for ages.

As most of you all know, I bought TRD1 from Mick (Topgun) back in October 2009. Mick had put a lot of effort into getting it into a great condition and many may have thought it was finished.

Not me...I saw scope for making it even more original.

Since this 1993 car was brought back to Toyota Technocraft factory in Japan in 1998 for 1 of the 35 limited TRD2000GT conversions and choice of spec upgrades, I decided to put as much of the TRD spec back into it as I could.

So what have I done so far...

Found some Alumi K's...



Had them refurbed...





A quick test next to the car to see what they looked like. The orange tape is just there to protect the rims. Eventually they will have Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 tyres.



Bought some TRD tyre valves...



Speedhut black dials. I didn't fancy an original km/h dial. This looks pretty much the same but in mph...



TRD gearknob...



Removed Cusco front strut brace and installed TRD chromed brace...





TRD shoulder seatbelt with CG-Lock...



New black headlight cowels and clear corner lights.



One of the headlights was slightly drooped when down and didn't line up with the bonnet. Sorted that and here is how she stands today... (That's my rev 4 in the background in case you are wondering )





Bought myself a XMas present...



Removed Cusco ARB's and fitted TRD ones...



Removed Eibach springs and fitted TRD ones...



Bought some TRD seats...



I also have a TRD exhaust to go on to replace the Japspeed :-)

TRD all the way!!!




































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Post  Infamous on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Awesome car and some really nice pics! Cool
This is one of the cars that inspired me to go the widebody route.
Have you not fitted your Alumi K's yet?

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Post  jack on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:46 pm

love the way this car is going and it looks amazing. only my opinion but i think the strut braces would be better in the original colours, only because you seem to be making it very original

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Post  jack on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:40 pm

also i was just wondering, how come in some of the pics it looks like the false sidestrips are losing the bottom line on the front bumper?

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:55 am

Have you not fitted your Alumi K's yet

No not yet. This Summer :-)

i think the strut braces would be better in the original colours

I agree, but the "blinging" had already been started by Mick so it was easier to continue with that theme.

it looks like the false sidestrips are losing the bottom line on the front bumper

Too much paint used in that area when the car was resprayed. My aim is to cut the lines back in when I get around to having the paintwork touched up.
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Post  ayresyboy on Sun May 08, 2011 4:58 am

Have the below TRD goodies to fit

One of the seats reclining mechanism is bust. Must have been during transit.

The exhaust has a dent in it unfortunately. I am going to clean it up shiny shiny

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Post  Admin on Mon May 09, 2011 6:45 am

Its certainly coming along.

My adjuster got broken in transit and this is how I repaired it - dont know whether its same thing as happened to yours

http://trd2000gt.forumotion.com/t46-trd-sports-seat-repairing-broken-recline-adjuster-wheel

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon May 09, 2011 11:17 am

That looks very similar. I shall give that a try.

I bought myself a Dremel too which will be very handy for so many things on the car. :-)
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Post  ayresyboy on Tue May 17, 2011 1:14 am

Well the car has been in the garage all of last week and is still in there. The front calipers need reconditioning.

After a bit of detective work (thanks Dan and Michael) we reckon these are the brakes

http://www.japandirectjapanese.com/product.php?productid=303&cat=34&page=1

Pic of ones on car



It's going to cost me £379 for the pair to be reconditioned. Shocked

I'm thinking I could buy a reconditioned pair for less than that or am I dreaming??? Trouble is I don't know where from...
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Post  Admin on Tue May 17, 2011 1:30 am

Have you thought about asking somewhere like BigRed to see if they have anything matching?

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repair kits

Post  headcase on Tue May 17, 2011 11:02 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Toyota-Supra-Brake-Caliper-repair-seal-Kit-front-4313-/270351508658?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3ef234a4b2
there u go mate do it urself save some money this looks like the kit
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Post  Admin on Wed May 18, 2011 8:24 am

DId those calipers come with an adapter bracket or did they bolt straight on?

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Post  jack on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:42 pm

i'm desperate to see all these goodies you've bought fitted, any updates on this?

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Post  Admin on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:25 pm

+1 :-)

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:22 am

Just got the car back from Kent Car Craft today at last. Very Happy

It's had lots of little bits of work done to her again. Feels great to drive now. Need to crack on with the interior and sound system....
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Post  Admin on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:23 am

What did you have done?

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:04 am

Three 2's. Don't think this will happen again...

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:54 am

Quick run down of the work I had done:

- Replaced front discs and calipers with second hand reconditioned items
- All calipers repainted red
- Installed new steering rack gaiters
- Replaced OSF steering arm due to excessive free play
- Numerous leaks in exhaust system examined and repaired
- Removed Japspeed exhaust and replaced temporarily with Blueflame and decat pipe
- Replaced clutch
- Fabricated stainless steel manifold cover
- Serviced and MOT'd
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Post  Infamous on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:14 am

Didn't like when the calipers were painted gold Sad
They look the business red Cool

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Post  ayresyboy on Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:32 pm

Big thanks to Patrick (Headcase) for donating a set of TRD spoiler end caps to me Very Happy Was good to meet you buddy and your car is coming on well.

Was a great drive there and back. I love this engine. It's so much quicker than a standard N/A. When you put your foot down it picks up instantly and then finds some more up the rev range, almost like there is little kick. Awesome, just awesome.

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Post  headcase on Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:07 pm

good to meet u as well mate and your car looks good hope it wasnt to late by the time u got back home
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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:03 am

Finally getting round to fitting the seats. Bit stuck though. The recliner adjuster has broken and I can't get it off. The bolt you see won't budge at all. Is it this one I need to remove?



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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:02 am

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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:11 am

The round center cap can be prised out and then you can see the fitting:

Have a look on this thread:

http://trd2000gt.forumotion.com/t46-trd-sports-seat-repairing-broken-recline-adjuster-wheel

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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 am

Ahhh OK I get it now. I got the same brackets from Dan that you have. What size nuts did you use to attach them onto the bottom of the TRD seat?
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