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Guigsy
18-02-07, 21:33
Yes, i fanaly picked up my supra today. Bit of a mad day. Heres how it went on. i know you might not want to know but i wanna tell someone :p

Up at 8. Taxi got me at 9:30. picked it up at about 11 after paperwork and chit chat etc. Had a bit of trouble locating reverse. And tuneing the radio :p its quite different to my clio.
Drove up to see my parents in sheffield, on the way to the motorway a guy in a prelude wanted to play. After leaving him behind a couple of times i let him go as id barely been in the car 30 mins. Anyway got to my parents and descovered the Guy i baught it off forgot to take (and i didnt give it him i guess) the registration doc he has to send off!
Then i found out as it still has the old prive plates on i possibly technicaly shouldnt even be driving it.... more on that in a mo...
Came back home. Pulled out of a junction a bit quick and things got slightly squiffy. But not 2 bad, now i know the limit i guess :). On the motorway i pulled into leister forrest east services for a break. As i turned the corner to the carpark i dipped the clutch and blipped the throttle a bit (still cant get enough of that noise). Guess what was just out of my vission as i came into the carpark... What looked to be a little gathering of modded corsa's and saxo's etc. some of them were a bit dull. a few others were quite nice. highly pollished. neons. screens in headrests etc. They all looked at me. i felt a bit daft :D
I came home and a guy in a rover wanted some. but it was the town center and dark. which just isnt going to happen (although i did leave him at the lights then backed off :)
Found a parking space i didnt have to parralel park into and watched top gear :p
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So anyway. i have some questions.

I dont have the correct plate on the car at the moment. i have all the documentation i need to get the new plates but the guy i baught them off said it was going to take a while to get the rear one as it was a strange size. Its not square its oblong. Ive found this site. http://www.demonplates.com/platebuilder.php
Anyone know it? And what size is the rear plate? The bumper is standard

The chrome rims on my dials are knackered and one of the cluster of 3 has gotten lost somewhere. Does anyone know where i can get some more?

crashoverride
18-02-07, 21:38
hia mate and welcome, nice to see you threw off the chavish clio and got a proper car lol.

soops are certainly different driving to a clio tho so be careful had mine 6 months know and still forget myself, took her sideways thismoring going home from work and that was just turning left lol.

ask nic (import pimp) he does the dash rings i think

Havard
18-02-07, 21:40
Congrats on the purchase mate! You won't be sorry.

Can't help with the plate but someone who can will be along shortly I reckon!!

H.

Pig
18-02-07, 21:43
Congrats, sounds like you wont forget today in a hurry!

Al Massey
18-02-07, 21:47
congrats on your purchase,

Guigsy
18-02-07, 21:51
definately wont. wish i had a camera to take some pictures. ill have to get it sorted out :)
Plate size choice i have is.
330mm x 152mm rear
330mm x 165mm rear
330mm x 178mm rear (this one i think?)
330mm x 203mm rear
I will measure later.

Also. It being a standard J-spec... the breaks are piss poor. Feels like im trying to stop a oil tanker. Or maybe im not used to it yet. How dificult is it to get this fixed? what are my options? and how much would it cost? i dont wanna go mad with drilled/vented flashy stuff. just so it will stop my car quicker :) For safety more than anything

turbonut
18-02-07, 22:00
Well done fellah! :salute: :thumbs: you'll prob never be able to get enough of that ROOAR!!! Only had my beast since December, each time out for a 'run' I come back with an ever bigger smile :D (I'll split my ears soon!) Glad your having fun with it already, keep your eye open on the forum for meets and shows and enjoy!! :D lol

Guigsy
18-02-07, 23:15
Just been out again. Must remember i cant steer and accelerate hard at the same time like before. almost sideswiped a few drunk people waiting for kebabs at the bottom of my road (just kidding but i wasnt far off :p)

Nic
19-02-07, 02:12
Welcome to the club and congratulation :thumbs:

Any :Pics: and what is the spec of the car?

monkey76364
19-02-07, 08:15
Hello and welcome !!!


PICCCCCCSSSSSSSS.......

RobSheffield
19-02-07, 09:57
Welcome :d

markjodrell
19-02-07, 10:03
Welcome:D

Guigsy
19-02-07, 19:55
nothing flashy. a J-spec 5 spd manual, non turbo, 97 facelift. 50k miles, Completely standard. Has still got the origonal mats and radio :p
Here is the only picture i have of it, i posted it before. I will hopefully get some better ones soon.
http://img.kelkoo.com/uk/320x240/726/497/0010777145495026788743599297476819497726.jpg

Nic
20-02-07, 05:10
nothing flashy. a J-spec 5 spd manual, non turbo, 97 facelift. 50k miles, Completely standard. Has still got the origonal mats and radio :p
Here is the only picture i have of it, i posted it before. I will hopefully get some better ones soon.

Looks like a very clean and tidy car, not many completely original Supras left, one of the best colours too :thumbs:

Guigsy
20-02-07, 23:59
Thanks it has a few little scratches. and the spoiler as a few chips. other than that im a very happy bunny :)

Bobbeh
21-02-07, 09:15
Looks nice, glad you're happy with it :)

Guigsy
25-02-07, 18:52
Just washed it for the first time. And baught myself a camera. unfortunately i didnt get change to give it a polish as it was raining.

Anyway. here we go...

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/4974/mycar1024jy4.jpg

ManwithSupra
26-02-07, 12:40
did you find out what the rear numberplate measurements were, i am going to get a set for mine as well :)

dr_blackman
26-02-07, 15:06
Same as mine, very nice mate :)

sl8ter
26-02-07, 15:11
very nice mate :)

RobSheffield
26-02-07, 15:51
Also. It being a standard J-spec... the breaks are piss poor. Feels like im trying to stop a oil tanker. Or maybe im not used to it yet. How dificult is it to get this fixed? what are my options? and how much would it cost? i dont wanna go mad with drilled/vented flashy stuff. just so it will stop my car quicker :) For safety more than anything

Sheeeesh, cant believe Nic/del boy didnt jump on this :p

UK brakes are likely your best bet sir :)

(however, i thought facelift NAs came with larger UK brakes, or were they only optional?)

Nic
26-02-07, 15:56
Sheeeesh, cant believe Nic/del boy didnt jump on this :p

Did I miss something :search: :D

The larger (4 pot/2 pot) Supra brakes are definitely a huge improvement over the smaller 2 pot/1 pot brakes. See pics and prices here:

http://mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=98436

kslb
26-02-07, 16:13
Glad your happy, had mine for 3yrs and still in love with it. It will cost you more than the other half though as you will always find ways to spend on it!!!!!!!!!

markjodrell
26-02-07, 16:14
Looking good mate:D

Guigsy
26-02-07, 19:26
i dont have an other half atm (open to offers ;) ) I'm in 2 minds to get a body kit for it. i like to keep things real... but i like that trial (i think its called) swept up bumper.

Guigsy
26-02-07, 19:38
did you find out what the rear numberplate measurements were, i am going to get a set for mine as well :)

i got mine from http://www.demonplates.com/

or more precisely http://www.demonplates.com/platebuilder.php
There are lots of different sizes. But i went for a normal front and a 330x178mm rear which fit nicely.

A good site. good delivery.

you could have
http://www.demonplates.com/regplate/composite/gju5lhfkbapdqpiv5hm6ttqgg3_8.png
But it seemed a bit ott for me. So i just had
http://www.demonplates.com/regplate/composite/gju5lhfkbapdqpiv5hm6ttqgg3_11.png
On mine :)

2JG
26-02-07, 20:20
That is a great looking car mate, congrats