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    Supra RSP 1998 Rebuild "The Blue Beast"

    Took delivery of johnny Gs shell today and wanted to start this thread to share my experience with you guys and also to keep a record of what's going on with the car

    Ok so the story begins with a phone call to robD on the forum who I met a while back when I had my NA. Who I was chatting to one night on the phone, he mentioned of a amazing RSP coloured shell for sale on the forum and we talked about how we could get it running. Originally we thought sticking a cheap NA auto in it to get it road worthy as I was (and still am) skint! But as is the way it never went that way. I eneded up getting a loan out (bigger than I planned) to get all the bits ready for a TT auto beast

    A began sourcing bits I'd need as I'd thought I'd found a cheap TT engine but got mugged off by some garage in Leeds who I stick by to this day are time wasting @&!?'s. Anyway robD found a dirty cheap uk spec and we had a a road trip and I half getting it back. For a car that's done over 200k it's lovely.... Well was.... It's now gutted but due to good reason. It's rusted underneath badly. Anyway most of my bits are now covered, also got some free wheels and tyres thanks to alter rob on the forum, with his lovely red aero top! Thanks again mate

    The things iv spent money on so far are:

    Johnny's shell
    Uk bits (lights,wheels,interior,engine,gearbox, exhaust etc
    Labour
    Transport
    Front mount intercooler kit
    FCD
    Boost controller

    And still looking for first de cat

    So as you can see gearing up for bpu!

    Ok so yesterday I went to SRD to drop the wheels off to keep the car rolling as there was a mix up of it not being kept a rolling shell. Surprisingly it was a ok drive and went over the dartford bridge:

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    So that was cool

    Lees a good bloke and said he'd fit the wheels so it's ready to go car looked like this:

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    So yea very very bare! But no worries it'll look good in the end, always stay positive and that

    So wheels dropped off and returned home.
    Got up today and doug arrived with my car on the trailer and god it looked sexy was a bit of a pain to get up the hill but I was steering sitting on the bare floor so no pushing for me hehe!

    And here's how the car sits now. As soon as bits start coming together and the fun really begins I'll have more photos

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    Doesn't have a spoiler as johnny said he will send it to me. Hopefully it'll be here ASAP

    20/10/12

    Ok so today we got round to doing some bits on the doner car:



    Here's the uk spec in pieces, seems a shame till you see the state of the underneath:



    That front bar under the rad has rusted to nothing and cut out by someone.... Safe or what...



    Here's the engine in pieces, no pipes on it ready for removal!



    My 17" alloys going on the beast...need new rear tyres tho



    Uk spec headlights! Yay!

    Anyway just a small update on how it's going. Won't be another week and a half till more gets done, unless I get down there tomorrow. But once we get cracking it should be up and running ASAP!

    Update 18/12/12

    Ok quick up date, it's ridiculously late! But here's some pictures of the progress so far:



    Headlights in



    Engine in



    Interior coming along, all belts and speakers in, minus passenger door which needs doing!



    Interior trim to go on... Lol

    Also I'm missing the two pieces that go around the top of the door and the passenger handle. If anyone has these and doesn't want them I'll have them.

    Thanks!



    The prop and shifter to go on!

    Anyway little update but good to see even the smallest progress

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    14/02/13 happy valentines day supra

    RobD has been busy this week putting bits on the car!

    Fuel lines in. diff on, drive shafts on:



    Exhaust on (fully decatted)



    And the engine bay looking pretty sexy if I do say so myself



    Thinking much more carbon in the future

    So yea little bit here little bit there and things are moving along nicely going to pick up another drivers shock and spring as mine was leaking and also sort the boot battery conversion.

    Other things to sort are the coil pack clips which are dead and to sort some fixings for the FMIC. Other than that should be finished sooner rather than later which is good because tax runs out on the celica at the end of next month and the supra needs some new rear tyres!

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    Spoiler will be with you soon
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    cheers bud It's looking sexy even bare. I actually cannot wait to get started. Just waiting on a few bits now then I'll be all over this!!!

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    Probably not best to start a project when skint

    Glad to see the shell carrying on, as it is a good looking car.
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    Looking forward to your progress on this mate...it's a great platform to build a very nice Supra!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Probably not best to start a project when skint

    Glad to see the shell carrying on, as it is a good looking car.
    Yea I know lol but its my calling! Iv Spent my budget on some nice bits though. You wait till I get some pictures up

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    Quote Originally Posted by westy882 View Post
    Looking forward to your progress on this mate...it's a great platform to build a very nice Supra!
    Thanks mate

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    good luck with it mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesy View Post
    good luck with it mate
    Thanks mate appreciate it

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    Looking forward to seeing this coming back to life. Keep the updates coming

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    Small Update

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    So glad I decided to break that UK! We'll have the blue girl up and running soon though
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    Looks like you borrowed Rob Mitchell's camera

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