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Hey guys, 

i know some of you already know what I’ve been up to since selling up (again) a few months ago, but thought I would create a thread just for others to have a look and see what I’m up to. 
 

so after I sold the supra the hunt began for the replacement, I knew it had to still be RWD and still have a good platform to work with. So I set about searching for another car that I had always wanted, a JZX100 Chaser! Luckily I found one relatively local to me that I had seen around but never knew who owned it, suddenly it pops up for sale just as I’m in the market for one! Some info/quick spec I was sent prior to viewing and purchasing :- 

Turbo timer 

blitz FMIC

greddy radiator 

HKS coil overs 

3” custom exhaust

Work cr Kai rear wheels 

JR front wheels 

J pipe delete 


The car itself was 100% mechanically sound apart from a couple of bits needing sorted in terms of coil pack clips needing replaced, change over the rocker cover gaskets and do the timing belt. Body wise the car needed a lot of TLC in terms of bad lacquer peel on the bootlid and bonnet and various dings, scratches and paint defects all over. So that’s when I started to stock pile the new parts and get the car booked in for a full respray and kit fitted. 
 

some of the parts I purchased and changed were 

recaro seats 

dmax led rear lights 

dmax clear side repeaters 

Rota torque wheels for the front

Origin Labo kit (don’t have pics of that sadly)

Custom shotgun back box 

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Moving on to the more mechanical side do things I took the car over to Jonny Mac’s who’s a local JZ guru these days and he set about sorting the coil packs, timing belt and gaskets...unknown to us (or the previous owners) the exhaust side rocker cover had cracked and snapped due to being over tightened by someone else, so that led to an oil leak over time. 

once the timing belt and coil pack clips were done we noticed that it used to get a misfire on boost, so to cut a long story short we eventually just replaced the full ignition system :- 

Brand new coil packs

Brand new coil pack clips and wires 

Spark plugs

Gaskets

 

luckily for us the guy who was welding the exhaust for me (a friend of Jonny’s) managed to repair the cam cover and welded it back together, it’s been perfect ever since! 
 

As some of you know I like to collect some rare parts for my cars, so I jumped at the chance to own these very limited set of brand new Interior mats...some people may recognise the brand. 
 

So the cars currently in the body shop so I don’t have any other updates as of yet, but hopefully I will soon! The last few pics are of how the car currently sits and from a trip up to Orkney the other month 

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8 minutes ago, Frank Bullitt said:

Very different Alex, is an Aristo on the cards at any point?

What are your plans for this?

I’ve always had a soft spot for these so had to get one. Nah I don’t think I’ll get an aristo but you never know really. 
 

Tbh the plans aren’t anything exciting for once, just use it and enjoy it! It’s got no intention of being a garage queen like the supra was, I’ll still limit the use during winter but it won’t be off the road completely 😎

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17 minutes ago, drift_bear said:

I’ve always had a soft spot for these so had to get one. Nah I don’t think I’ll get an aristo but you never know really. 
 

Tbh the plans aren’t anything exciting for once, just use it and enjoy it! It’s got no intention of being a garage queen like the supra was, I’ll still limit the use during winter but it won’t be off the road completely 😎


I was hoping for something like this...

 

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That's very nice Alex, like them a lot. A real sleeper, so nicely understated. My son keeps playing with the idea of getting one so will be interesting to see how you get on with this one and hear your thoughts on it.  

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55 minutes ago, Hammer said:

That's very nice Alex, like them a lot. A real sleeper, so nicely understated. My son keeps playing with the idea of getting one so will be interesting to see how you get on with this one and hear your thoughts on it.  

Adam, honestly I’ve not been happier! I’ve used it more since getting it than the last year of supra ownership. It’s such a good car to drive and puts a smile on my face every time. Prices are starting to rise pretty quick as well on these so if he’s considering one then nows the time to pull the trigger

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  • 2 weeks later...

Popped down today to drop off the replacement headlight as the one on just now has a crack on it (previous owner). The car is all prepped and will get some colour on it next week and the kit has been adjusted and fitment issues all sorted and will be in for paint next week as well 😎 hopefully shouldn’t be much longer and then it’s back together and home! 
 

Also pulled the trigger and bought new wheels, so hopefully they arrive in the next couple of weeks as well and then the car will be finished 👌🏻 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Might as well keep this updated since I’ve started the thread. Yesterday took delivery of the Enkei’s from torque GT and they’re even better in person 😍

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hoping to have the car back next weekend and see how it’s all come together! Still got a few minor things to do on the inside but nothing serious 

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