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Billy_Andrea
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I bought this car back in August 2009

It was ok. The wheels were bent, was completely stock & generally boring.
So I began to stip it


I bought the metal front end from Panda Garage. To say a metal front end is hard to come by in the US ( I'm from Ireland ) is an understatement. Eventually I had to settle for what essentially looked like I had been dug out of the ground. But that was nothing a huge amount of labor couldn't fix.
I got the headlights, brackets, grill and front & back bumpers / brackets and all serice items from Carrie. Thanks Carrie !! This whole thing would have been a pain in the ass without you !

After I had it roughly fitted up I shipped it off to the bodyshop for a fresh coat of Bentley black.

While at the body shop the following bits & pieces arrived:

Janspeed from Seamie Ireland

Sounds exactly like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD1LiBkADy8

Bumper indicators from Herb at Cabe & side lights from Darren in Ireland

Got a phone call saying major progress had been made:

Superlites arrived. Diablo front wheels for size comparison

More progress, ready for paint

Tires arrived shortly thereafter

This happened while fitting the tires

Now fully painted & assembled

Back at my shop

I fitted the wheels

Then this EBay manifold arrived. It actually fit ! After I used a dremmel on one of the bolt holes.... I expected that though.

Gave the car a complete service. All belts, hoses, fluids etc... Also installed the EBay valve covers. Perfect quality & for $90.00 shipped I couldn't say no.
Installed the aluminum radiator aswell. Didn't even come close to fitting ( in terms of width ). Modifications needed..

Used a series of polishing methods. Then it looked like this

Exhaust installed

Changed dash lights to LED

Stood back & decided she looked like a 4X4, so:

Before

After, but still not low enough

I had a Lotus gear knob, OMP steering wheel, carbon shifter surround & Murcielago radio all in a box since August when I bought so all were installed

Zenki Levin lip didn't fit the kouki bumper so back to cutting etc...

And here it is today & lowered a bit more again:

I look forward to meeting many of you hopefully at some local SF Bay Area meets.

Cheers, Billy.




Modified by Billy_Andrea at 9:19 AM 7/27/2011



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the last pic made my jaw drop. very clean and well put together.
Billy_Andrea
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Thanks !
Grant
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Are you gonna go twin cam diffin?



Stand Alone ECU tuning. Message me for details.

Looking to buy a corolla manual rack and a TRD 3 gear transmission.
*also wtb 4 point roll cage/bar for ae86 coupe

Billy_Andrea
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I am after I buy your diff. I should be seeing you on Monday.
Grant
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Sounds good! will I be able to see your car in person? I'll send you an email back later today.



Stand Alone ECU tuning. Message me for details.

Looking to buy a corolla manual rack and a TRD 3 gear transmission.
*also wtb 4 point roll cage/bar for ae86 coupe

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Certainly. I'm going to drive it down.
Probably best to text me. (415) 816-0672
I turn off my phone email connection at the weekend.
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very nice build



1985 sr5 zenki coupe- SOLD
1985 gtsr5 zenki coupe-daily driver.

KungRolla


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LOVE that exhaust.
Billy_Andrea
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thanks, me too. Sounds sweet in the Broadway tunnel !
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Love the build! Hope to see more later on!



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nice build indeed! if im not mistaken youre one of our customers who purchased that CF cam cover. would you mind if use the pic to our site?

Modified by kouki1986 at 10:04 PM 6/6/2010



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I'll be glad when mine starts to come close to looking as nice as yours does. Well done.



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My Build: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=73991

Parts: http://www.rhdjapan.com
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Love the banana mags just a question what brand of paint did you used?



"On sale Itp tires and ATV tires"

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you are correct. I bought it from you. Please feel free to use the picture as needed.
thanks.

Modified by Billy_Andrea at 7:24 PM 6/7/2010
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A quick video of how it sounds. Much better & entertaining video coming when I get an LSD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKIcKJy0rgI

Grant
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Sent you a text Billy. Car sounds sweet!



Stand Alone ECU tuning. Message me for details.

Looking to buy a corolla manual rack and a TRD 3 gear transmission.
*also wtb 4 point roll cage/bar for ae86 coupe

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kouki1986
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engine bay has been posted on carbonfibercollection.com
thanks



http://www.carbonfibercollection.com

carbonfibercollection@yahoo.com

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Finally got the tail lights I wanted. A clean set of zenkis.
Also, removed all of the tint.




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I accidentally rolled by the Lambo dealership while trying to find the SF ticket payment dept (don't ask), and saw this very same Levin poking out of the shop entrance.

Looks SUPER clean in person! Very well done Sir.



"You just bought an AE86? Well get ready to empty your wallet and feed it to your car"


Billy_Andrea
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That's where I work.
Thanks !
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luv the pics bill, cheers 4 the erg plug now all ya have to do is give me that other omp wheel
Billy_Andrea
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no problem. You can drop off your back shelf whenever you want & I'll give you the steering wheel.
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LOL
UTOTMO


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I hope you still have your heatshield for the headers...but very nice build but IMO the kouki taillights you have matches your levin since it's kouki..

If I was gonna go levin I rather have the zenki version since I already have the zenki rear bumper as well as those taillights..



KNUK KNUK GARAGE..
Billy_Andrea
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I do see what you mean & it does make sense. However, with this car my goal was to recreate the UK / Irish twincam look. All of those cars sold in the UK & Ireland came as the car is now except for the wheels, exhaust & lowered suspension.
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looking good buddy!



Built it..drive it.. and enjoy it...
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awesome build! very nostalgic with wheel size and exhaust!



'85 Coupe Sr-5
Beams 3sge + 6speed + JDM = My Dream Car!
Billy_Andrea
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Thanks. I just got the wheels back from having the centers powder coated silver & the lips polished instead of machined.

The wheels now:

The way they were:


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