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    Hey all,

    I've been a lurker for a while but have just recently acquired my sprinter and thought I'd introduce myself. For a long time I've wanted a car to have some fun on the track with and have always loved the AE86 so when the opportunity came up to get one at a reasonable price I had to get it

    It's an '83 ADM and has had a fairly hard life but did come with a few nice little things.. Disk brake year end, 4AGE conversion, fog lights, front strut brace, new longchamp knockoffs & a half decent backyard paint job. The rest of it is pretty flogged out but for some rookie track day fun it's an awesome starting point

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    Sounds like a really good starting base.

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    That's nice man, allot cleaner than most getting around... what are your plans for it?

    If you get in quick we are running a Drift weekend November 3rd - 4th....
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    I wouldn't be too unhappy with that at all for a first Sprinter! Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. Hit me up if you ever come for a cruise into Brissy.

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    Beaters are awsome in there own rights, don't worry about perfect show room paint, perfect interior or must have JDM parts.. It is what it is
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    Thanks everyone

    Unfortunately I'll be interstate November 3rd/4th for a wedding so I definitely can't make it, plus I'm still looking for a replacement diff

    Matt (85Kai): I sometimes head to Boss Wrecking in Hemmant for parts for my other project so I'll PM you next time

    Immediate plans are to replace the clunky diff & busted dash top. The wiring was an utter mess so I've already spent 5 nights after work cleaning most of that up. Next will be fixing a small oil leak the engine has (source currently unknown), getting a bucket seat + harness, maybe a new radiator & then taking it around the track to have some fun/see what breaks.

    More long term I want to get a half cage + coilovers + quads & ecu but that will be when the right deal comes up as this will all be a grassroots style build.
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    Bit of an update. Got my replacement dash back from the flocking guy... fair to say it's a slight improvement




    I also pulled the diff carrier to install my 'new' TRD 2-way and found this..


    and this..


    So I'm now on the hunt for a TRD 4.8 gear set :o/

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    Small update. Haven't been on here for a while as I've been spending a lot of time on my other project.

    Anyway, today I decided to pull my finger out and re-fit the diff & axles but it looks like the d@!#head who sold me my replacement 'zenki' diff has sent me a kouki one. I'll now need to get some 25mm axles to be 100% sure but I've only bolted one axle in and it has a large amount of play. While it will be nice to have the beefier axles I was trying to keep spending to a minimum :/ grr

    /vent

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    Make him send you the right centre?

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    Too far down the rabbit hole now.. a lot easier to get the shafts

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