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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/03/09 18:18:38 (permalink)
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@B24 thanks so much :) getting close to registered now
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/03/27 11:14:31 (permalink)
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Sorry for the lack of updates, work has been busy.

I've had all of the interior trim out if the car, and 30 years of dirt and dust buildup has been cleaned off of them.

The car now smells as clean as it looks.

Also,


Windshield! Finally done.

One more road worthy item completed.

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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/03/28 09:22:07 (permalink)
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Looks mint Ry, nice work!

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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/03/28 17:59:40 (permalink)
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The Windshield is fresh! Make sure you get new wiper blades, got to keep that screen in top condition!
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/03/30 09:44:19 (permalink)
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@carmikey lucky I bought it when I did.

I don't think any of us would be buying/selling at the moment.

Can't get it on club reg until this is all completed though haha.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/12 01:27:10 (permalink)
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So today I found and bought a part I wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to find.

The drive mode and Manual shift selector for the automatic AW11s.




I'd actually reached out to every auto aw11 owner in Aus and NZ that I could locate in order to see if anyone had spares with no avail.

Finally located a spare from a parted Japanese unit that cost me a very reasonable $19, plus a very unreasonable $42 shipping.

Anyone up for some 3d scanning of the original part once it arrives?


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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/23 17:20:52 (permalink)
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So almost nothing done to the car this week.
Ironically, even though I'm at home and don't need to factor in 100 minutes of travel a day, I'm still working more hours than I ever have (go figure), and am finding it hard to find time to work on it.

It's hard not knowing when I'll be able to drive it next :/

I did however buy some new wiper blades to go with the windscreen, as well as a central locking kit that I'm hoping I can install without having to cut anything (fingers crossed).
Let me know if I need to adjust these, don't have a good reference image of how they were sitting before :/
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/24 17:39:48 (permalink)
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My fun little part arrived!!


And works perfectly!
Wonderful push tactile feedback!
Turbo power!

Also the clips are the same as my own so I can keep the white text so it's compatible with the rest of the car's dash.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/25 10:57:37 (permalink)
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Hi Rynex. Im in Melbourne and need to replace my screen. I would like to remove the screen myself and attend to any rust repairs before calling in the pros. Any tips or recommendations for a screen source or installer?
Regards,
SteveB
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/25 11:34:26 (permalink)
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Slow progress is better than no progress! It all adds up.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/26 00:53:59 (permalink)
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Thanks Lumix you're right about that!

2Late, the removal is easy. Just pop off all the trim around the glass, and slowly cut away the seals around the glass.
It is slow, grueling, tedious work.
One that's done you can lever the glass away and clean the remaining seal from the metal.
Once THAT'S done you can check any rusty spots (usually around the glass mounting brackets) and sand them back.
Once clean, paint the entire metal surface which is usually covered by the glass with some POR-15, I did three coats but I dunno if that's necessary.

I paid a guy to make and install the new glass, just helped him position it once he'd prepped the area and laid the new sealant; the glass is so heavy and positioning so important I'd pay him again to be honest.

What location you in?
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/26 08:54:44 (permalink)
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Rynex,
Im in Flemington and the project is in Ivanhoe. I refer to the BGB before doing big jobs but that leaves me open  when a better tool or workaround gets figured out. I've seen Utubers using oscillating tools to cut the sealant rather than the piano wire. Is that's a hack or genuine improvement? The BGB refers to a "Dam kit: 04562-30040" but I wasn't sure if that can be reused, is still available or if its function is substituted by masking tape. Are people reusing the metal clips or is something generic (or available from a later model Toyota) preferable? They seem to cut the paint and promote rust. There is an aftermarket screen available from autoglasswarehouse.c om.a u for 135$. Is this a good fit or trouble?
 
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SteveB
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/26 09:51:07 (permalink)
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I couldn't tell you about the tools, as I said I used Razer blades.

The piano wire method would have been faster but the weight of the glass would have meant a higher chance of cracking while you are working at it.

I wanted as little glass inside the car as possible so I did it the slow and painful way.

In terms of the windshield, like I said, a local guy set and cut it so not sure on the eBay option.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/04/29 09:50:46 (permalink)
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Big ups to forum member @twoMR2 for sending me this light fixture, far and away better than the one that fell apart in my car two weeks ago.

Getting it installed tonight, wish me luck there's nothing wrong with the cabling (I really don't wanna take the roof off -_- )
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/05/04 19:00:30 (permalink)
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...everything on this car is two steps forward and one back haha.

This week I received a new vent for the passenger side (was actually a driver's side part).

And new seatbelts (that mount on the wrong side of the pillar).

Thankfully I've received a full refund for the vent, and the belt tensioners are small enough that they can fit backwards mounted (once I get some new nuts).

Occationally I wish I was 10 years younger so that I didn't feel the need to do things properly.



In any case, in the short term I've done some sowing.
The fasteners were too long, and I didn't want them just hanging loose so of course I needed to remove the old ones and mount the new ones in the brackets.


And here is the finished result:
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