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Alright so I questioned whether to write this but I have decided to post. I bought this Supra about 15 years ago as a E4 in the Navy. It was a twin turbo, 6spd, Ren red. After 2 years of driving it in WA I was sent to Japan, I left the car in the care of a shop (huge mistake). While I was in Japan the "shop" replaced my short block with a GE. My engine needed a re-build when I bought it. Back then, I was a car guy in name only, I didn't know anythin. I was all about the "stage 4 kit" crap. I had bought a singal turbo set up from HPF.
So, crashed my Japanese Supra, transfered to San Diego. Bought another Supra, sold that. Bought an E46 M3 (sold it once and bought it back), and bought a Viper. Brought there'd car down to SD and started working a little. Then got stationed in Hawaii, which caused me to put the car in Oregon at my parents house. After Hawaii we got put here in Connecticut. So I decided it's time, I must put the car right!
So I ordered a JDM rear sump 2jz, tore it down. I am not doing bearings, oil pump (because there aren't any), or head gasket. Cams look good, so I am rolling the dice. I have the engine almost out of the car. The car has a blitz body kit, which is well past it's prime and I have removed it. My plan is once the old engine is out I will send the car for a fresh paint job and I think I will use the shine auto set up. I'll add pictures, I feel overwhelmed, but I have been calling it my project to car for years and haven't put effort into it.
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Awesome! Looking forward to updates! Tear down is my favorite part lol. Good luck with your project, what are you plans/goals for it? Shine/Ridox kit is one of my fav's to date.

Just finishing up a 2.5-3 year long build myself.

EDIT: That Blitz wing in the last pic takes me right back to my childhood! haha

-Rich
 

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Pulled the old blitz wing and rear add-on which we're molded on and glued with what I suspect was windshield glue. Engine and trans is ready to pull with exception of the harnesses being through the fire wall.
 

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Engine out tonight. Hooya!!!
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Look like fun!

Are those aftermarket F40 Brembo front brakes?
 

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Yes, they are F40's which desperately need a refresh, but that's a project once it's running.
 

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Updates. New engine finished. Ready to pull it off the stand at mate the 160 after replacing the RMS. I could use some expert advice on re-using my clutch. Thickness is 8mm.
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Beautiful !!! Can't wait to see it all buttoned up, chief.

Cheers.

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Alright finally done with paint! I cant thank Shannon at 20/20 autobody enough! He is a car enthusiast like us and did a great job! It has been so satisfying to drive my car again! There are still things to button up (air mixing servo, some bushings/ball joints, splash shields, keyless entry). Oh, I still need to find someone who wants to trade a Sparco pro 2000 for a factory right hand seat so I can fold it forward and let my kids in the back easier! Hope to take it out and show it off more soon!
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Chappy,

Don't know how I missed this thread, but BIG congrats to you for all that you have accomplished with this car. What a save! I understood you to be in Hawaii, but is the 20/20 Autobody you referred to the one in SoCali? If so, they did the work on Blackie way back in 2003.

Congrats again. All of your hard work is coming to fruition.


Ken.
 
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congrats... looks great

need more pics!
 
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MORE. PICTURES.
NEED. MORE. PICTURES!

Looks great dude! Congrats! I'm loving the old school Enkei RP-01's!
 

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Chappy,

Don't know how I missed this thread, but BIG congrats to you for all that you have accomplished with this car. What a save! I understood you to be in Hawaii, but is the 20/20 Autobody you referred to the one in SoCali? If so, they did the work on Blackie way back in 2003.

Congrats again. All of your hard work is coming to fruition.


Ken.
Ken, this was 20/20 here on Oahu. It was formerly CK auto. I am very happy with them and how well they treated me! Shannon, recognizing that I was an enthusiast did me an solid with the bill! It is incredible to have the car back and I pinch myself. I never thought I would finish it or get it done.
 

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MORE. PICTURES.
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Looks great dude! Congrats! I'm loving the old school Enkei RP-01's!
I appreciate the recognition of the RP-01's!!! They are so old they are classic. I have thought about changing them but now I feel like I cant. They fit the period of the car. I will take more pictures! I have more from my build out too.
 
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