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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:28 am 
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Very nice, looks like a very original car.


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:34 am 
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Very nice, looks like a very original car.
it is mate I'm so wrapped that I got it


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:11 pm 
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That's the best one Ive seen


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:33 am 
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What makes you do this? I think it'd be hard to profit when you sell the car at the end, or is it more about the personal satisfaction of doing?

If you could buy an original r100 for $40k you could do the same thing and probably sell for close to $100k!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:14 am 
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What makes you do this? I think it'd be hard to profit when you sell the car at the end, or is it more about the personal satisfaction of doing?

If you could buy an original r100 for $40k you could do the same thing and probably sell for close to $100k!!!
cause I like rx7s


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:51 pm 
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surprisingly Mazda still have nos panels


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Gee's there getting harder to find, especially in red ;)

Should be nothing less of the first project from restorer.

Well in, will be following also.


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Yeah i can respect that he's done this to basically a worthless, yet charming car. There is more to life than profit margins.

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Wow sold for 19k back then, would be worth an absolute mint now


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:54 pm 
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KYPREO wrote:
Might I also add that you don't need NOS parts in most instances. Many many things can be restored to factory or better than factory condition. For example, it is amazing what they can do with interior plastics these days. I am getting a whole bunch of faded, cracked and warped stuff repaired, refinished and recoloured with surprisingly cheap. If you can restore a RX-3 to the level say gypsy has done or an R100 like shoggothe or others have done, then you can most definitely restore a 1st gen RX-7. I've seen a good 5-6 great low km examples for sale this year which would require little work by way of restoration.

On that note, Glenn I remember Attila mentioning you got stuff retrimmed on your old red one using the original checkered fabric. Is this true? if so, how did you go about sourcing it?


About those plastic parts, my windscreen and hatch pillar plastics are perished, can these be repaired, if so we're can I get this done.


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 Post subject: Re: Best of AusRotary: Glenn's Series 3 RX-7 musem piece
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About those plastic parts, my windscreen and hatch pillar plastics are perished, can these be repaired, if so we're can I get this done.


The best bet is find good second hand ones. If they're in the wrong colour they can usually be resprayed and colour matched to original (provided the shade is not too far off, black to brown is ok). These parts are still around if you look widely and are patient (don't rule out UK or US, noting LHD and RHD differences. US large hatch pieces are different ).

Depending on how deterioted the trim pieces are, they CAN be restored. That's what I'm doing with my hatch pieces. They can unwarp, fill in scratches, glue up cracks and recolour faded parts. Check out these guys: http://newliferepairs.com.au/products/plastic/

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