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Rev5 TRD2000GT Replica

Post  jack on Mon May 23, 2011 5:54 am

car as i bought it (1999 white rev5 with approx 53,000 miles and bad bodywork)



the kit i bought was already fitted to a car and all the joins were blended in as was the fuel cap which meant breaking it all apart, removing it and sorting out the join lines later. the good thing about this was it meant that i knew the kit would need minimal work to make fit!  Very Happy

so started removing and fitting panels...




































petrol flap... the person who fitted the kit before me blended this into the winge using fibreglass and filler which didnt work well as it was cracking and there was no way of putting petrol in! Shocked








then after driving it around for a while to let it all settle i took it to cardiff to have it painted  Smile i did the prep work myself under his supervision to save money.





and painted  Cool (i also changed the spoiler to one with a carbon blade.... bad decision because fitment is not as good!)



i then fitted these seats but thought they were a bit too lairey so reverted back to the original  tongue




right, the alloys! i bought these for it but they needed a refurb


so split them myself, sent the centres to be powdercoated grey and polished the lips myself then built them back up again.







and this is how the car looked.












fitted front and rear strut braces



upgraded the audio a little






got some eibach lowering springs and fitted


and at japshow with genuine trd no. 21







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Post  Admin on Mon May 23, 2011 2:52 pm

looks really good tht - bet your really proud youve done it yourself :-)

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Post  drew 007 on Thu May 26, 2011 2:49 pm

Looks lovely buddy. Cool

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Re: Rev5 TRD2000GT Replica

Post  Stu on Fri May 27, 2011 4:46 am

lovely looking car,looks even better in the flesh Cool was nice to meet you at Japfest

credit to you mate,i didn't realise all the work you have put into it Shocked

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Post  jack on Fri May 27, 2011 5:10 am

thanks guys, i appreciate the nice comments Smile
was nice meeting you too stu and even better seeing my first geinuine TRD in the flesh! Cool

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new wheels!!!

Post  jack on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:53 am

Well my new wheels arrived today, I'm yet to fit them to the car which means I'm yet to find out how they actually fit on the car! Neutral

Big reveal time..... O.Z. Racing Futuras Smile




These have to be my favourite wheels and so I've been on the lookout for a suitable set for a little while now. I think they should suit the period of the car and being 5 spoke split rims with a polished lip they're not a million miles away from the Alumi-K's so I'm fairly confident they'll suit the style of the car.
Anyway, let me know what you guys think and I'll get some pics up of them on the car just as soon as i get my tyres swapped over!
(sorry for the crappy pics btw)

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Post  Admin on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:31 pm

very nice - now get some pics up! LOL

btw if you need some 235/35 17 tyres ive got a couple of brand new falkens :-)

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Post  jack on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:52 am

Thanks, it'll be a couple days at least before they're fitted though I'm afraid. I'm polishing the bolts up on them in the meantime though (well trying and failing!) which should keep me busy!

Thanks for the offer on the tyres mate but mine should fit for the time being.

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Post  Admin on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:55 pm

leccy toothbrush works a treat and belgom :-)

http://trd2000gt.forumotion.com/t57-3-piece-split-rims-clean-the-studs-the-easy-way

put some wheel sealant on afterwards too

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Post  Stu on Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:46 am

Nice wheels Cool although your Volk wheels are nice as well,I used to have OZ saturns on my AW11,look the same type of centre caps to your futuras.your wheels don't look like they have had a lot of use where you find them?


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Re: Rev5 TRD2000GT Replica

Post  Widebody on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:27 pm

Very nice build! Wish I had all the pictures from mine. Nice looking car though.
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Post  Infamous on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:11 pm

Any pics of the new wheels fitted yet? :O bounce

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Re: Rev5 TRD2000GT Replica

Post  jack on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:57 am

Finally got them fitted today! cheers

took a little while getting all the bits to fit them through the post. Nuts, locking nuts, spigot rings and new valves because standard ones wouldnt fit.


on the ramps:


and fitted: (the suspension looks a little high in some of these pics, probably hasn't had time to settle all the way down yet)






i love them and its nice not having to run the spacers.
let me know what you all think!!

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Post  jack on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:07 am

Admin wrote:leccy toothbrush works a treat and belgom :-)
no electric toothbrush i'm afraid, they still need doing though so may have to invest in one!
Stu wrote:Nice wheels Cool although your Volk wheels are nice as well,I used to have OZ saturns on my AW11,look the same type of centre caps to your futuras.your wheels don't look like they have had a lot of use where you find them?
Thanks. Yeah I had a look and they look like the same ones. Well according to the labels on the side of the wheels they were made in 1995! Shocked they've been refurbished fairly recently though which explains the condition and also why the offsets have been lost! I got them off ebay.
Widebody wrote:Very nice build! Wish I had all the pictures from mine. Nice looking car though.
Thanks. I do too! I saw a clip of yours on youtube and love it Cool shame you dont have pics. You should get some current pics of yours up on the site Smile

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Post  Widebody on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:29 pm

Thanks! Yea I have 5 videos of it on YouTube. I'm going to do a build thread soon. I have emailed one of the previous owners of my car but he has never got back to me. Just wish I had more pictures. I love the your new wheels. Looks great!
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Post  Infamous on Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:32 pm

New wheels look great fitted man, really like them and have never seen those wheels before(never mind on a 2)!
They would look much better if it was lowered a bit more, perhaps some coilovers? Razz

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Post  jack on Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:51 am

Thanks. Yeah it was pretty hard to find a set! Yeah a set of coilovers is definately on my wish list but will probably be a while before I can afford a set. The car sits about standard height at the moment and the wheels sit in the arches the same as standard too.

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Re: Rev5 TRD2000GT Replica

Post  jack on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:26 am

Thought I'd better update this as I've done a few bits recently.

For chirstmas I got a set of clear lenses for the rear lights... these are not easy to fit! I managed to put a small crack in one of the lenses but it isnt too bad and it's on the black band so not that noticeable either thankfully.




and the bad bit... in my defence these things are bloody brittle!!
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I also recently sent my glove box off to get retrimmed to match my gear gaitor, huge thanks to Rhon off of mr2oc!
So I stripped my glove box down to this and posted it off

and it came back like this


while I had it all apart I thought I'd attack the lock with some autosol too!


and all finished, again a fiddly job but I'm please with the outcome.



After a year of abuse my calipers were looking a bit worse for wear as the paint had chipped so since I was changing the pads and discs anyway I decided to re-paint. I decided to use wrinkle paint and I'm really happy with the finish (I haven't seen this used on calipers before but I dont see any reson not to).
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And finally, this one is still ongoing however... I bought a Bomex Drift style spoiler Very Happy
I got this for a bit off a bargain and although I was told that "the paint just needs a bit of a polish" and "all mounting points are present and working" it was a right state when i got it. To be honest I couldnt be happier about it though because it gives me a little project.







Try polishing that out!

I also wanted rid of the arial hole whilst I was at it so set about cutting the tunnel out and smoothing back over then moulding it back in for a better finish:




It then dawned on me while looking at pics of the spiler online that you could see the underside of the hole from the side of the car too!
So my next plan of action was to fill the hole with polystyrene, cut a piece of plastic to size and fibreglass over it all followed with a skin of filler and flatted back down again.




and then I set about filling the pin holes

and this is as far as I've gotten so far, I'm still to sort out the mounting point then its time for some paint Very Happy

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Post  Admin on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:27 am

Nice job on the glove box -neat stitching :-)

What brand of paint did you use on the calipers?

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Post  jack on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:25 pm

thanks.
it was VHT.

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Post  Admin on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Ah cool - lookslike a nice finish - fancy using some of that on my cam covers :-)

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Post  jack on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:23 pm

yeah I'm pleased with the finish, it definately looks better than the regular caliper paint i previously used. My only concern is that dirt may stick to it due to it's rough texture but only time will tell.
It's good stuff and quite easy to use, I'd reccomend.

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Post  Admin on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:31 pm

ok cool cheers :-)

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Post  Widebody on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:35 pm

Where does one get the rear clear corner lights from?
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Post  jack on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:25 pm

Wolfie, this is the only thread i could find of his on mr2oc.com, he did have one specifically for these lenses though.
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=267196

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