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    My 96 Uk tt6 thread - ongoing project!

    This is something I have been meaning to post for a while so here goes!
    So July 2016

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    I have owned a 93 red Uk tt6 for 16 years and love it then this completely stock black 96 Uk tt6 was advertised and paid a deposit over the phone and agreed to pick it up the following weekend. It was a long drive especially the wife and 2 young kids one under a year old the other only 4 the journey down took around six and a half hours a proper family outing
    We collected the car from New Romney on the coast in Kent and drove back to near Heathrow to a premier inn, checking in at 01.00am!
    The day after we called in at the brother-in-laws at Beaconsfield then home all without missing a beat over 300 miles.

    Two issues became very apparent on the drive home:
    1. It needed rocker cover gaskets as the oil was running down the back of the block.
    2. The diff needs a rebuild (never test drive a car with the windows down as you cannot hear it!)

    She came with nearly a full toyota s/h and 129k
    1 owner for 19 years.
    Owners manual with wallet and lots of bills.
    It has had a new diff cooler, power steering cooler, alternator, power steering pump all recently fitted.

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    My first job was a good clean as a car always feels better when clean

    The next job was the rocker covers and gaskets so new bolts and washers too.
    Whilst they were off I stripped and painted them.
    I was really pleased how clean inside the engine is showing its had regular oil changes (I have seen so many with Black Death)

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    I will update this more soon!
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    The next up was the boot lid. I sourced I non rusty boot lid but in silver so had the glass removed and fully painted in and out on the inside my painter used matte lacquer (used on Harley Davidsons) to keep the oem finish��
    I also took the opportunity to remedy some slight surface rust on the boot hinge panel with some colour match and 2k lacquer.

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    The glass was refitted with a new oem seal and new badges including the toyota (Uk only) wording��
    I was really impressed as it looked like a brand new boot lid as was completely stripped including the wiring!

    Next up were the front brakes although the pads were new I wasn’t happy with the asthetic condition of them so replaced them with new calipers oem discs and porterfield pads (it was easier than refurbushing) the difference was amazing so sharp and much improved feel although on removal a couple of pistons were sticking on the old ones.

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    Next up was the v160 selector shaft seal as it was weeping (a big thank you to Chris Wilson for pointing me in this direction) we also changed the prop shaft seal as a precaution refilling with genuine red getrag v160 oil.
    At the same time I changed the selector shaft bushes for solid ones thinking toyota wouldn’t sell the bushes separately (they do!) although I must admit the feel is amazing and more positive and would recommend fitting these as another forum member thought his box needed a rebuild and these solved the issues ��

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    To get her ready for the modern classics magazine photo shoot i had a quick detail done on the body work although this is something I would prefer to do myself I didn’t have the time.

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    Very nice car mate :-D

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    You should have saved all this for the practical classic stand you are running next year! I suppose what's better than owning one nice Supra, its got to be two. Think there are a few of you around with two or more Supras. Instead of being the 1:2000 that's got to make you the 1:1000.

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    Next up was a clean up (back to bare metal) of the sills and chassis/floor.
    This had been advised on the mot but luckily it was all just surface corrosion with all rust removed even going around every single spot weld with a small die grinder. Then treated with rust cure to ensure that nothing remained then 4 coats of satin black paint and stone guard plus all cavities filled with wax oil.
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    My mot tester let me borrow his 2 post ramp when they garage was closed but the arms on the ramp restricted access to areas so I had to finish off other areas at home on a later date.

    This also extended into removing the oil cooler in the rear O/S arch to gain full access to the chassis floor area whilst this was removed I cleaned and painted the cooler but it was in excellent condition as it was only 2 years old. I gave the same treatment to pipe work and brackets etc plus the rear arch where the diff cooler area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider View Post
    You should have saved all this for the practical classic stand you are running next year! I suppose what's better than owning one nice Supra, its got to be two. Think there are a few of you around with two or more Supras. Instead of being the 1:2000 that's got to make you the 1:1000.
    I don’t think I am doing the show as no time to organise it!
    2000 still seems a lot out there?

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    Nice find. Very nice mate.
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    Nice project! What color did you paint the valve covers?
    Looks like stock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    Nice project! What color did you paint the valve covers?
    Looks like stock!
    It’s some base coat I had mixed for a scooter probably 15 years ago it is nearly perfect match. I have done both this car and my red car like this and it holds up great (I refurbished the red car ones probably 14 years ago!) ��
    Just take a rocker cover to an auto paint shop and get them to match it up.

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    Awesome work Mark, you play down your talents. Very impressive

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    Another plus point when I bought her were the newish headlights��
    I also had all 4 alloys refurbished (I forgot to mention that previously)
    Plus I treated her to a brand new oem leather 6 speed gear knob and new oem manual surround panel and ash tray.

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    Lovely Car, we still need to meet up !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson View Post
    Lovely Car, we still need to meet up !!

    Yes next year! Did you move house yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blythmrk View Post
    Yes next year! Did you move house yet?
    Not yet it has been put back to mid January then I’m living with parents as harron have put completion date back by another few months
    Last edited by Tyson; 27-12-17 at 18:25.
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