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#1 coldel


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:13 AM

I had a Calypso NA a few years back, I didn't tinker much with it, sold it and had an R33 Skyline and a Celica GT4 in the meantime. The itch of a VX couldn't be scratched and as the Celica made its way off to a new owner in Ireland I was straight onto the internet searching for a VX. At first I thought it would be another NA, but I saw a lovely looking T on facepack and I was smitten. 


There were a few jobs I knew I wanted to do on it when I bought it, but more on that later. In any case, wanted to keep a log of my tinkering on the forum. It wont be a big power project or track focused car, just one I want to make as pristine as possible. 


Anyway, onto the pics!


How she arrived having driven it 2 hours back from Kent including through a hailstorm!




Being a fanatical car cleaner, couldnt resist a polish and clean up. Decided on pulling out my Bathe+ shampoo Scholl Concepts 20 polish and Soft99 wax to seal it all up after an initial all over clay.




Saw a sale on a car audio website so grabbed a couple of bargains to sort out the 'choons' which can be heard roof off above 60mph




Also saw a carbon group buy on here and splashed out on one of these




Now, the polarising decision...I know there are fans of beige out there, but it really wasn't for me and seeing this each time I got in, well it had to go. The leather was wearing on the drivers side, padding had gone flat and had the inevitable bolster wear so was due a change anyway. I then happened upon a conversation with a chap called Ross on facebook and after some idea bouncing I settled on a final re-design. 


The photos I got during the rework were a tease...






Whilst the seats, infills and shoulders were off up norf I got to cleaning out the car, also installing a carpet set from Fred on the forum




Also in the photo I took the chance to install new gear knob and handbrake gaiters, again supplied by Ross.


Then last Friday, the package arrived back. It took less time than I thought to get everything back in. But was delighted with the final result




Really changes the dynamic of being in the car, so improved I cannot explain. Very happy. Oh and almost forgot, the most important tinker...





#2 swast4


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:55 AM

Lovely car and great colour combination,

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

very very nice

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:24 AM

Cheers both, will have to see about what comes next, might just use her over winter and see what new tinkers come in the spring! 

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:01 PM

Interior looks fantastic.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Denno, I was mulling it over for about 3 months fair play to Ross who was very patient with me changing my mind multiple times lol


It transforms the interior, with the roof on and the asthmatic heater going it does get quite toasty inside now too!

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