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Thread: Mike's White Widearch N/A Supra Project

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    Mike's White Widearch N/A Supra Project

    Hi All,

    I've waited a long time to make this post!

    After being picked up by charlton in his other Supra, we soon arrived at our destination where the following was waiting



    Being an N/A there isn't much sexy going on in the engine department but there is a full wide body genuine veilside C2 bodykit.

    Can't really say I've ever been a fan of the veilside kit, but in the flesh the look definitely grew on me



    Unfortunately for the kit, I don't think the spoiler will be staying for fears of going airborne at high speeds. Not sure how I feel about the rear bumper either, but planning on leaving it on for now.



    After poking and prodding the car and going through a checklist of questions I was confident that this car was going home with me the following day. Whilst there is some work that needs to be done, the car is pretty much rust free and sitting idle for 2 years hasn't left any obvious problems.

    We left it there for the day on a good note and with a good sized hole left in my wallet. Sleeping on a friends floor in a nearby town overnight was a contender for the most restless night in my life.

    At the crack of dawn the following day, me and charlton met up again and made our way to the Supra for a last minute clean & filling out of documentation.



    Given that the Supra had been sitting idles for ages, it wasn't surprising to find a mess upon opening the engine bay. Colonies of spiders & other woodland creatures had taken up residence during the cars idle period.

    15 minutes with a pressure washer soon fixed that problem thankfully. The bay will need a proper going over in the future, but at least 2 years of muck has been cleaned off.



    Soon afterwards the recovery driver, Dave, turned up and started loading the Supra, much to charltons displeasure. For anyone in the south east, I would highly recommend Dave's services, he was a total gent and went out of his way to help me getting the Supra back home safely.



    With the final handshakes and goodbye's out the way, much to the neighbors surprise, the once idle white Supra was off!



    Soon afterwards the Supra was unloaded at it's new home & with minimal front bumper scraping, we managed to get it parked in its new home.

    What a day! I'm over the moon and can't wait to get started fixing the car and getting it running.


    I fear my checklist of things to do is going to grow very long as time goes on, but for now this are what I will be working on asap.

    • Re-Assemble Heater Matrix (waiting on parts currently)
    • Install the dash
    • Buy & Install new battery
    • Service all fluids
    • Get the engine running
    • MOT
    • Install TRD Spoiler + New front bumper


    Once all that's out the way, then I will begin the long process of restoring everything I can get my hands on to it's former glory.

    Shout out to charlton who has been a legend since I got in contact, I doubt most car sales go as smooth as that.

    So that's all for now, updates soon!
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    Nice write-up! Looking forward to seeing it progress

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    As above, I'd leave it spoilerless if your sticking with the veilside kit. Never been a fan of the kit however it can look really good if done properly, Lee P's old car looked great along with Amans.

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    Shes home then!

    First thing is first..........give me those headlights!
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    dun worry bra. i dont insure my car either , they r all prooer muppets on ere

    We all know this is true
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    Cool! Congrats. Sure I saw this on eBay

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    it was a sad day for me, like watching your kids move out. You're happy for them but you'll miss them really! Glad it's going to someone who has the passion and enthusiasm that I had, and credit to you too for making the transaction painless.

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    Cool! Congrats. Sure I saw this on eBay
    I hope it wasn't on eBay as I only advertised through the club, don't want someone trying to profit out of it and leaving a potential member out of pocket!

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    Met up with bonus_2000 this morning to pick up his old TRD spoiler



    Quick test fit & everything seems in good order. Obviously spoiler still needs to be painted white, but the fitment and shape work well I think



    The old veilside spoiler left some marks from where it used to sit, I forgot to grab a picture but has anyone got anything they can recommend to clean it off with?

    Also made a start preparing the new heater matrix (left). It's water pipes should arrive in the next few days, so looking forward to putting everything back together.



    Call me boring but I much prefer the stock interior look/colors, so made a start sanding down all the white dash panels before they are repainted.

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    I have a mop and some fine cut somewhere.

    If you get some poorboys Diamond white and some wax it would clean it up in no time

    Also Dave the recovery man is awesome
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    Dr Jekyll
    dun worry bra. i dont insure my car either , they r all prooer muppets on ere

    We all know this is true
    'Theres nothing worth doing to an NA apart from setting fire to it'

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Raven View Post
    I have a mop and some fine cut somewhere.

    If you get some poorboys Diamond white and some wax it would clean it up in no time

    Also Dave the recovery man is awesome
    Thanks! I'll look into getting some.

    Yeah he was such a safe guy, knew his cars as well, will definitely be using him again in the future.

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    When its ready to be cleaned down give me a shout and i will bring it all over and help mop it.
    Dr Jekyll
    dun worry bra. i dont insure my car either , they r all prooer muppets on ere

    We all know this is true
    'Theres nothing worth doing to an NA apart from setting fire to it'

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    Early this morning received the new heater matrix water pipes from JayJay1374, so let the fun begin.



    Wrestled with the heater matrix and ac unit and got it back in after some struggles. Hoping I've done everything right, the thought of taking this all out again makes me cry a little on the inside.



    Got the crash bar installed next & some other bits and pieces. Ran into a bit of a wall wondering what a certain pipe was, by the time I found out what it was the sun disappeared.



    Gonna get up early tomorrow, install the dash, plug in electronics and other last minute jobs.
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    A job i dont want to do again^^^
    nice work tho

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    Good thread, looking forward to the up-dates. The change of wing and it looks better already. I do like the Veilside front and skirts on a white Supra though.
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    Nice little project, where abouts in Kent are you? Nice to see more Supra's in the area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaan W View Post
    Nice little project, where abouts in Kent are you? Nice to see more Supra's in the area!
    Canterbury, so not to far from you & raven

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