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    Hey guys I'm new here, going to look at a 240k 2 door on the weekend, Its a country car and has never seen the coast but has been sitting in weather for 20 years! She assures me its only surface rust on the body, I'm just wanting to know are there any problem areas for rust where i should be checking other than the usual? It's complete and is only a 2 owner car purchased new from Alice springs. Cheers guys

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    Not the car from Inglewood is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamahacam View Post
    Not the car from Inglewood is it?
    Good guess! yeah thats it. It seemed like a good base from the photo's and I'm not too worried about the running gear I've got something planned for her

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    All along the bottom of the panels (guards, sills, quarters, bottom of doors and the wheel well) go, along with the rear beaver panel. Also check around the windscreens as that gets bad also where it seals. The rest is basically standard to japanese cars (ie panel joints, where the water sits)

    20 years in the weather wont be fun, so check the floor pans under the carpet!

    And take lots of photos for the rest of us to look at.

    This the early 240k GT??? if it's a GT then leave her stock! rare bird....but it's up to you.

    A mob in Sydney called Automotive Panel Craft may be getting their hands on a Hardtop K as early as this week, and they are planning on making new rust repair sections to sell, if this helps your planning.

    but most importantly, PHOTOS?!?!?!??!
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    It won't just be surface rust. It will be in the sills, gutters, roof, bonnet, boot, under the carpets in the tub, in the bottom of the doors.
    Spare parts cost a fortune and are limited.
    Be prepared to learn how to weld/panelbeat unless you have deep pockets.
    Have deep pockets to buy all the tooling to weld & panelbeat.

    ...have deep pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianj87 View Post
    It won't just be surface rust. It will be in the sills, gutters, roof, bonnet, boot, under the carpets in the tub, in the bottom of the doors.
    Spare parts cost a fortune and are limited.
    Be prepared to learn how to weld/panelbeat unless you have deep pockets.
    Have deep pockets to buy all the tooling to weld & panelbeat.

    ...have deep pockets.

    I've been buying tools already, have a Sand Blasting cabinet, fresh TIG Welder and brand new spanners/ sockets
    This is my Daily that I restored (Corolla) I have a pretty good idea on what to expect from reading up your projects on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240k Style View Post
    All along the bottom of the panels (guards, sills, quarters, bottom of doors and the wheel well) go, along with the rear beaver panel. Also check around the windscreens as that gets bad also where it seals. The rest is basically standard to japanese cars (ie panel joints, where the water sits)

    20 years in the weather wont be fun, so check the floor pans under the carpet!

    And take lots of photos for the rest of us to look at.

    This the early 240k GT??? if it's a GT then leave her stock! rare bird....but it's up to you.

    A mob in Sydney called Automotive Panel Craft may be getting their hands on a Hardtop K as early as this week, and they are planning on making new rust repair sections to sell, if this helps your planning.

    but most importantly, PHOTOS?!?!?!??!
    I was a bit worried about sourcing sections, i should be able to get by if its not too rusted but its good to know cheers, check the builds section tomorrow night ill take a few pics of her when i pick her up will be rushing home to start cleaning like crazy lol
    Yeah if its not a GT I've been niggling at the idea of a Triple carburettor'd RB26!! Would be a modernised GTR

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    Didn't look to bad but I only saw a few pics. I have definitely seen worse.

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    Yeah agree with cam I have seen plenty worse. From the photos I saw wasn't tooooooo bad
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    A warning to anyone else who gets sucked into looking at this car. It is utterly F***** . It WAS a GT now its a pile of scrap. Bloody got lied to about its condition over the phone. Spewin was pretty keen on one

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    Its clearly been used as a paddock basher, front + rear valance panels Pushed up under the car, etc etc

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    Did you talk them down or just not buy?

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    Offered her $1500 but she wont budge of 3000 because the arabs offered 3. Even though she refuses to sell it to them because shes racist.
    Complete waste of time. She said shed rather let it rot for another 20 years then sell it for 1.5 lol !

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    So disappointing that she's stubborn. If she won't sell to an Arab don't expect those prices then from locals.

    Got photos???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240k Style View Post
    So disappointing that she's stubborn. If she won't sell to an Arab don't expect those prices then from locals.

    Got photos???
    unfortunately no, was so pissed off that i forgot. The only things that were in good condition were a couple of window trims, the front grille door handles and fuel cap.
    every panel was pushed in some worse that others, heaps of rust where the creases were and along the sills, tail light panel bent, lights smashed, the glass all looked sand blasted, roof was badly pitted, bumpers bent, engine missing bits, trims missing, boot wont open, locks dont work, dash was a pile of dust basically, interior was screwed............ Its honestly worth $400

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    thanks man, looks muuuch better than the other but a bit of a ****fight getting it here and I'd say he'd be getting a few offers. Got my KE26 windowless Panelvan in the shed now so ill just stick it out till thats finished before i look for a 240k

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    No dramas mate happy to help whenever
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