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Wanted to create a thread for a long time related to my Supra to have a history of what was done to the car.

Got the car in July 2020, sold my NA5 few days before and wanted to upgrade to one with a turbo 😀

I will be detailing everything I did with the car over these posts, including a few roadtrips across Europe.

This initial post will be related to what the car is now and how it looks.

 

1993 UK-spec Toyota Supra (I believe this is from the first batch that were brought to UK)

Exterior and chassis:
113k miles
Full repaint in October 2020 in Reneissance Red 2.0 (color from the new Supra) looks absolutely amazing. Was a full windows-out respray.
Fully stock exterior-wise.
Headlight washers were deleted but the bumper is original.
Underbody was stripped and treated/restored by Darren at Magnum Performance, absolutely amazing job, car looks better then it came from the factory lol.
Headlights inserts painted black.

Suspension:
Fully restored stock OEM UK-spec suspension
£3k worth of new OEM parts, bushes, wheel bearings, etc.. single thing that is not OEM is ARB bushes(strongflex)
BC ER coilovers
OEM calipers refurbished by Bigg Red in a red color
Chris Wilson pads, OEM discs

Interior:
Completely stock, besides the radio and Toucan display
Cruise control still works lol
Leather was professionaly retrimmed @Oct 2020 in the original cream color, we've hand picked the leather to match the exact structure and color of how it was from the factory and the result is amazing
Dash panels refinished in the original soft touch paint
New OEM handbrake lever
New OEM auto shifter

Engine and performance mods:
Forged engine at 102k miles, currently running 600bhp @1.2bar of boost
CP Pistons 9:1 comp ratio
Forged rods
Arp hardware everywhere
264 cams
ID 1050x injectors
Bosch 044 fuel pump
Whifbitz exhaust manifold with 2 x 38mm turbosmart wastegates
BW S362 SXE 0.91 AR turbo @1.2bar
Greedy intercooler
Whifbitz single box 3 inch exhaust with blue tip
Syvecs S6 + Toucan Display
etc.

Drivetrain:
Big diff - B04D (eu-spec auto diff 3.538 ratio)
Rebuilt A343 @113k miles auto gearbox with upgraded valve body(shifts very quick and smooth) and Raybestos clutch packs with a lot of other goodies
I am using the car as a daily and I really like the Auto gearbox, its one of the best autos that I've driven.

 

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I can imagine the market for UK spec cars tightening up as owners invest decent money in restoring cars and not wanting to sell them!

Lovely car 😎

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8 hours ago, Tyson said:

I can imagine the market for UK spec cars tightening up as owners invest decent money in restoring cars and not wanting to sell them!

Lovely car 😎

I hope so, since I have invested too much in the car haha 😅

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12 hours ago, Wishieftrottle said:

Very clean indeed! Could you provide any info about BBS´s setup? Also pcs from below of the car would nice 🤩

These are actually XXR 521 with BBS stickers 😀 Have 0 issues with them, had a few pairs of JR wheels previously and all were crap, they were wobbling at high speeds. These have been through quite some tough terrain, no cracks or any issues whatsoever.
Fronts: 8.5J ET35 - 235/40/18 (Chinese tyres but they work great, next time will put some branded ones)
Rear: 10.5j ET20 - 265/35/18 (Goodyear Eagle F1)
Arches have been slightly rolled, I am thinking of going for 275 next time since I have 0 rubbing with 265.

Pics from underneath:

 

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22 hours ago, blythmrk said:

Looking good buddy👍 I remember this car being for sale did it change hands twice in a year if I remember correctly?

I know the previous owner owned it for a couple of years so maybe before that. I think all of the last 3 owners(including me) were club members

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Mad respect man the undercarriage and underbody is always a task regardless of condition, car specific.  The exterior looks great and tan seats are something that not all Supras look good in.  This same task I fortunately haven´t had to tackle being that my car is from a dry country, but every single parts, bolt underneath has been removed, replaced, powder coated and or zinc plated.  Keep the Supra forever.

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Part 1 - Buying the car

I have found the car on ebay, it was an auction listing and I contacted the buyer and convinced him to sell me the car before the auction ends 😀

It was owned by a previous club member near Glasgow and had a big stack of previous service history, has a lot of stamps in the history book and was serviced by Toyota until 2002 when it had about 90k miles. It sat for a long time until 2012 (97k miles) and then was not used much until I bought it (had 106k miles when bought). It now has 114k miles and its not been a year since I bought it and I am happy to say that the car is enjoyed as it should be and that its not a garage queen.

When I bought it the car had various issues, and a lot of stuff was worn:
- Car was misfiring at high rpms, it had a bad tune(on Syvecs S6) and probably spark and coils were just too old, these all got replaced
- Rear tires were worn, because of the camber it was running had inside wear
- Car was too low and too cambered
- Had hardrace rear arms which were terrible and completely rusted, it was not possible to adjust them, the original 1993 OEM ones in the front were in very good condition btw, so OEM Toyota really means quality
- Needed an alignment badly, but it was not possible to do one because of the rusted rear arms and bolts
- Something strange was happening with the paint, clear coat was kinda washing off
- Seats were worn due to age
- A lot of dodgy wiring and fittings, for example later I found out that the fuel pump was wired with a household connector with no fuse or relay
- Fuel lines were rusted

Of course, as any smart man I decided to buy the car and drive it back 500 miles to the other side of the UK. It drove flawlessly and had no issues down the road.

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This looks amazing! 

I have a similarly aging UK spec, so I have some questions:

The stock UK suspension: where/when did you get it? I was under the impression they're unobtainable now! 

The underneath work: where did you get it done? Did they have any findings? I'm told (literally today) that I've got some surface rust to deal with, so I'm interested in just how much was involved

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On 4/27/2021 at 3:31 PM, Keith C said:

This looks amazing! 

I have a similarly aging UK spec, so I have some questions:

The stock UK suspension: where/when did you get it? I was under the impression they're unobtainable now! 

The underneath work: where did you get it done? Did they have any findings? I'm told (literally today) that I've got some surface rust to deal with, so I'm interested in just how much was involved

 

Thanks! Its the same as all the other Supra models, besides the anti roll bar(its thicker). I did the work at Darren @ Magnum Performance in Enfield and he did an amazing job. you can either reuse and update the bushings or completely replace the arms.

On 5/1/2021 at 7:27 PM, Hammer said:

That's a lovely clean Supra mate, the interior looks incredible.  Well done on all the work. 

Thanks a lot!

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Since i spent over 100 of my own hours on my Supra underside beautification i find i wince at every puddle or dollop of horse stuff in the road. it's quite debilitating. 

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4 hours ago, Keith C said:

Ah, so you already had the stock suspension? 

I'm trying to find some to refit, without success...

I had just the front suspension, I've ordered all the rear arms(traction rod, upper arms, lower arms, arb links and tension rod) from Japan.

 

4 hours ago, rider said:

Since i spent over 100 of my own hours on my Supra underside beautification i find i wince at every puddle or dollop of horse stuff in the road. it's quite debilitating. 

I use the car daily and I am having a different mindset, something like "Nothing else can break 😀". And its quite pleasing to go through a number of potholes or road imperfections and to hear nothing from the suspension 😀

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