Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mouth full of drool~

Was with Fujiwara 83 few days back go visit mango, and show him something he do really want to have on his ke as well~ ^^ fufufufu~
he was drooling at the front fander, why?

arch wide enough to stuff in some 8JJ+ rims~ hohoho~

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Progress~ progress~

went check on mango just now~ see how's the progress going... most of the part had covered in anti-rust foundation paint already. now waiting it to dried completely then will start the cementing.
engine bay also clean-ed and painted with anti-rust coat. 
Ah Heng said mango should be ready to get his first coating in a few days time. ^^ if the weather is nice ~ :P hoho~ 

i can wait~ ^^ no problem~ 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Change of plan ~ dramatically....

An altered bad news came from the paint-man~ hoho, one week back~ @_@ i wasn't able to upload any photo to blogger this whole week~! darn malaysia's connection.

So this is the news,
the passenger side's body line was slightly curved-in, maybe due to excesses welding and re paneling.
The roof of mango was slightly angel-ed, like 5~7 degree at the point of it's center-beam. A sign of he might been had a heavy fall onto drain or something hard hit underneath.
things was slightly better, but still there's some de-formation on the roof as well.

So, after much discuss with my paint-man, he advised that i paint mango in mat black, it will covered up the deformity, at least.... So, i'll keep mango's current tune setting but will added a bit of comfort to it~ :P (air-con and some audio) hoho~

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finally at the paint-job shop~

Show some first~ ^^
side mirror on already~
a bit of mango's butt~ really look like AE86~ :P
side by side with No-2~

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mango's final inspection on body work.

Just come back from checking mango's work detail for the last time. Just to make sure there's no over shoot work or un-welded panel. The only additional panel which had been added is the reinforcement of the pan-hard rod's bracket.
This should make sure it won't bend or wobble during high-speed cruising.
Finally all the body widening panel was in place and blend-in with the body slim line~ hoho~

look at the arch from a nother angle. Only some minor adjustment remain and mango was expected to be picked up on friday afternoon~ 

T_T which means a few ~K~ of $ gonna be falling out of my wallet by then *_*

Sunday, November 8, 2009

HDD almost crash~ *_*

My pc's HDD was making an awful lot of noise, thus pass experience told me that it's about to give way~ so i had order this baby two weeks ago (seems like most PC store dun even know about it :P and of cause~ NO STOCK ~ XD),

I love the massive cooling fin come with it~
The badge~ what's so special? 10k rpm, yo~
I will update more on mango, and mango2 as soon as i get my pc up-and-running and finish transfer everything to a external storage. T_T 1TB is bloody lot of data~ 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mango-2 is undergoing his paint job~

Door taken out~ hoots off, and all the available panal is going to taken out as well, mango 2 is ready for his in-out-through body paint with one layer of foundation/anti-rust layer and then will be painted with matt-black~ (my own absorber paint :P)
taking out the door to fit to mango 1, cause it's in better condition. Since mango-2 is only for 'play-ing' purposes, he will get give all the better parts to mango-1, which i will be making a road friendly model.
Ah Heng is cleanning up the rust which form in the years under the canvas which the previous owner had left it to be.
While cleaning the rust on the rear pillar, i saw something i had never seen before~ the original welding (IN COPPER~!) of the roof to the chassis's pillar.
Working hard to take out the side window which i will keep it as a spare for mango-1 and later will replace with acrylic panel, ^_^ if can find polycarbonate it's better~ fufufu~~~ more to come next week when i took mango back from Ah Lai's place~
keep the pants on firmly yo~

Dream Tacho~

Saw this on ZTH just now. An display item in Toyota history garage in Megaweb, Tokyo Japan.
It's an original Toyota 15K rpm tachometer. Dunno from which vehicle, but the red line only start from 12K rpm onward *_* darn~

wish i could put my hand on one of this babdy ^.^ and get a engine to match it as well~ :P fufufu~

Monday, October 26, 2009

No-2 is taken home... (not yet)~

I run away from work for a day just to pick up No-2 from the workshop in Bidong. By the time i arrived at bidong with the carrier, they still haven put on the front suspension so i can drag it up the carrier. So i had to wait under the scorching sun *_*~
While they putting on the thing and the front steering, guess what they did without the dash-board+bracket to hold on the steering~
Typical old-school workshop would do, tying it up using wire~! lol~ then the loading process start~
half way up the carrier, a nother unexpected even happen-ed. The cheap-lak muffler was grinding on the tarmac.... and a peek under the car guess what we found out~! NO SPRING! darn the so call brother of the previous owner had taken the spring~! 
So a lot of man power had to used to lift the rear to clear off the ground/muffler~ you can see a clear white line dragging on the ground~ ^.^ and after some really tense struggling, No-2 was on the carrier, yet the driver stated another concern... No hand-brake... he said the car would swing left and right without the hand brake. So as the result, he can't drive fast on the return trip.
And on the way back, we were going like 70km/h all the way till NT. and the funny part is the rear boot pop up when the carrier overtaken by a trailer~ lol~ the win pressure actually push the boot up even though it was without the rear glass on~ No-2 will be on going a full paint job at Ah Heng's place and prep for installing all the basic parts for my beginner drifting lesson in Batu Kawan.  

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some minor adjustment~

Though mango's chassis rework is almost completion, but since it's fully hand-made so there's quite a few minor adjustment work had to be attend to.
And it's not an easy task as well~ just altered a small portion on the top left on the arch like this~
to this already taken one day's work...... it shouldn't be long.... 7~9 working days will cover-ed everything......

i hopes~ (finger's crossed)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Body work near completion~ ^^ (hurray)~

Finally~ the work on mango was continued..... (after the head-man of ah lai went on strike :P - complaining too much work was did on mango but too little commission.......)
Look nice with the front bumper in already~ hoho~ still need some fiber job to make it perfect fit.
A close-up look on the side of the bumper and the fender, it fits nicely~ a lot of effort had put into this ^^
The rear bumper was also put-on. fit in nicely as well~ more photo will be upload later when i send two better door to fit on mango and fabricate the new side mirror in.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Something fishy about this...........

comming soon......



will review more in near future~ ^^

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mango's Original Tail Lamp~ ^^

I wasn't sleep well last night *_*~ reason for it ^^ you got it when you saw the title.



Mango's new tail lamp finally arrived~
It's original parts from Toyota which had been stored away for more then 10 years~ but even the box was kept in tip-top condition~

Good heaven i manage to get both side~
Original Toyota Badge molded on the shinny surface of the lamp.
Just keep the part number and you might manage to find another pair somewhere in someone's shop's store~

till then cheers~

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sick-n-Tired.......

Due to the recent frequent rain and sunny day~ and the ever-lasting-influenza~ it's had been a harsh 2 weeks for me. Falling sick, recovering and yet falling sick again T_T ~ Some more worker also got sick (but wonder is that true...) so i'm EXTREMELY lack of worker and frustrated as well~! darn stupid ppl-on-top should work something on that~ haiz~~~.......

we can only hope for a better tomorrow for what are we capable to do? nothing......

gotto rest..... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........................................

Friday, July 31, 2009

Berry's back! ^^

Finally, Berry is back from her new wiring set-up, all 4 brakes serviced with new brake pad+brake pump, new seats front and rear(Mira L200 two door), new handbrake(mod-ed from AE101) and running like original~ ^^ and my wife was happily ever.
Berry sitting comfortably at home~

Anyone who would like to do their wiring can contact McGuyVer at +6017-4235200

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mango's progress 7~ *_*......

First thing i saw when i arrive is the really strong-looking front perfectly installed (welded) ~
for sure i won't need to worried about my caster-arm's bracket flexing when i accelerating and braking. 

But then Ah Lai show me some bad news.......(>_<)
the side panel was so rusted, it almost brake off~ this is the bottom, only hold on by a few pieces of metal.... also rusty~
this is the top part, already brake away from the roof~  for what i see and some ah Lai's assumption, the previous owner (a mechanic)  has send the car to some village panel workshop and had it made over with really tight budget. That's y mango was covered with a lot of thin-n-cheaply-made-and-badly-welded-panel all over the body. 
And this is the complete drain on mango's other side of the roof which had been done. you can see the drain is clean and deep compare to the previous roof which is shallow and full with putty.... ~ 

*take as much time as you need Lai~ all i wan is a healthy mango which could company me for as long as he could take ^_^~ Mango is my first car as well as my first love (car)~ 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

looking at mango from another perspective~

My wife was a bit obsess by photography lately~ and during last visits to mango she was snapping photos the whole 2 hours there and these was a few of her outcome~
this was taken through a mini clubman's rear mirror tint~
and more photos after the jump~ ^^ - pikachu-visiting mango

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Berry gets all his blood vessel changed~

Because all the dial and light on berry wasn't working AT ALL~! so a trip to McGuyver's place is a must *_*......
on the road berry go~ i had to tow him there though berry still can run on his 4 wheels~ but without the signal and brake indicator, it's extremely dangerous to make the 20km hike~
Arriving at Mcguyver's operation factory~ at Bukit Minyak. Mcguyver is now using a friends premises and accepting all model of car for repair (the expertise was still in 4ag engine, 20v, 16v, supercharged and on~)  
putting berry down and he will stay there for a few weeks untill all the wiring was done.

Friday, July 3, 2009

mango's progress 6~ (put on more weight >_< )

I didn't went visit mango last week coz i wasn't feeling well~ so yesterday die die also went to Lai's place. 
And saw he already started on mango's roof~ which he show me the original pieces
Darn~ all rotten, and very obvious last owner had done some work on it as well, but really 'rough-n-cheap' job :P~
The time i arrive Lai is working on the front structure where the caster arm connected (dunno what it call :P) It not what i though he would did like he said earlier, he told me he would take a pre-fabricated taiwan structure and reinforce with L-bar. Instead~
He custom the whole bar out using something he found a few days before~ ^.^ 
An 1.3mm thick square bar came from......
Guess what~! Our very own house's Gate's support beam~ lol~
almost complete~ that's 1.5 day's work *_*.... (hope he didn't charge me too expensive for that....)
Picture of Lai at work, he's the most skilled person in using oxygen torch i had seen (after my dad :P)~  video