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    So here's my first AE86. I've had KE70's and a T18 before, but not a hachi.

    So it's either a Dec 83 or a Jan 84 build (not sure) zenki Levin.

    Bought it for $1400 full of holes where rust had been cut out. It had no panels on it but came with everything minus a drivers door. The hatch that came with it was cut to bits so I went and got a TRD one with no rust for $200.

    Trailered it 300kms home pulling it with an R30 Skyline (that only overheated once through the hills) and left it overnight still strapped to the trailer. The next day I started just bolting stuff on, seeing how it all looked so I can decide on a paint colour and start welding/sanding/priming.

    Anyway, here's some photos.

    How it came: All packaged up as a DIY kit.



    Waterproofed with bubble wrap, a plastic bag, and the tail lights taped on.



    Bolting stuff on:



    Front starting to come together.



    Wing looks pretty tough.



    So total expenditure so far:

    Car: $1400
    Hatch + Spoiler : $200

    Total : $1600

    If you include fuel and trailer hire, it comes closer to $1800.

    Plans are to finish putting it together for now, decide on what I want to do with it, get the 4AC running, then strip it, weld, prime, paint, take it over the pits, get her rego'd, then slammed on longchamps and use her as a daily.
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    Could of had any other car as a daily with less headaches in less time and effort and will last longer with less future issues, but good to know you perfered a ae86 instead. Congrats on your new car
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    where you at mate? 300km drive from balhannah will be pretty close to where im living.

    i was going to buy this as a spare car! lol

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    Cheers guys. It was a 300km round trip to just past Gawler.

    Did some more putting stuff together today.





    Got her to the point where she was drivaeable with the doors tied up. Had to jump start it and re-tune the carby and timing to get her to idle. Still misfires though.



    Interior is looking a little sad.

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    gettin there

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    So I did the bumpers today. Sanded them down, primered them using a flexible primer and then sprayed them with bumper paint. Went for satin black. Also painted the grill in gloss black as well as the little number plate light holders, also in gloss black. Went all the way to even colour matching the screw heads. I'm a bit pedantic when it comes to details, want this car pretty spot on when it's finished.


    A video of it's first proper run:







    I think the bumper is slightly bent. Might need to set up a couple of vices and leave it for a bit to straighten out.



    The ass:





    So total expenditure so far:

    Car: $1400
    Hatch + Spoiler : $200
    Oil + Filter: $50
    Air + Fuel filter : $15
    Bumper primer, bumper paint and paint for grill + rego plate lights : $25

    Total : $1690
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    Good to see another saved from being scraped, keep it up

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    I see both your front fenders are bent at the doorjam. Happend to one of my fenders too. They easily pop back into shape.

    Looking forward to more updates.

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    Now have both a letterbox grill and some zenki "black" parkers on the way from Ireland.

    Couldn't find many pictures of the black parkers, but I believe them to be OEM and not aftermarket or modified.



    Best part is, got it all for a swap for the original centercaps off of my wheels, and the zenki grill that I painted up.
    Only cost is the postage from Ireland. Bargain!
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    Those black parkers are indeed OEM in Europe.

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