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Another new guy. Bryan in Boise, Idaho. Truck in a box :).

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imp_biz_kit
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Another new guy. Bryan in Boise, Idaho. Truck in a box :).

#1 Post by imp_biz_kit » 8 years ago

Hello all,
I've been looking for a van for, like, 30 years or so. A friend had one 20 years ago and was supposed to trade me for my Scirocco but that never went through. A few weeks ago I found one on Craigslist. The pics that were posted were taken when the truck was intact. It wasn't when I got to it though. It's all in boxes, some pieces missing, broken, unknown. I'm going to have some fun putting it all back together and rebuilding all of the systems as I know zero about two-stroke stuff. I've rebuilt all kinds of German, British and Italian cars through the years but this will be my first attempt on a Japanese car. I've already begun reading the excellent reference materials you have all accumulated and all the info on the site. I really want to dive in to this project and be puttering around town by this Summer. I do know of a few things that I will absolutely need, for sure. The truck came without a seat, the windshield is shot, all the seals are bad and I have no ignition key or interior handles..... I'm sure that there are many, many more things I'll be needing but that's the list so far and I've only had it a few days :). Anyway...I'm looking forward to learning more about these little cars, getting this one on the road and getting to know you all better.
Hopefully a pic or two will appear below...
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imp_biz_kit
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#2 Post by imp_biz_kit » 8 years ago

Noob! :D I figured out how to get the pic on there, just not how to size it properly....

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#3 Post by drrishi1 » 8 years ago

Congratulations
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#4 Post by oldone » 8 years ago

Welcome! From one truck guy to another, YOU CAN DO IT!!

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#5 Post by 2stroketurbo » 8 years ago

Welcome!

I like the chrome rims. A little ' bling' goes a long way around these parts..... you came to the right place.
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#6 Post by imp_biz_kit » 8 years ago

Thanks everyone! Yeah, I like the chrome too. They have some rust spots but I think I can steel wool them and wax them every once in a while and they should be O.K. I may leave the wheels as is. I'm becoming more fond of cast aluminum and magnesium that's not polished out. I think I have about 6 or 7 hubcaps though. I do like the hunt for original parts but I also like the idea of researching alternative parts that work. I'll be bugging you all for good parts sources, etc. a lot more as skiing dies off and garage time becomes more bearable :).

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#7 Post by kjrcace360fan » 8 years ago

Welcome to the madness! I only have sedans but if you think I can help just let me know.
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#8 Post by books1 » 8 years ago

Welcome to the Club from downunder! The truck looks basically sound, so good luck with the rebuild.... and......

We LOVE piccys!! :D

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#9 Post by brystheguy » 8 years ago

Great, another Bryan with a "Y.". Congratulations on the new truck. Looks like a really good start. I'd like a car with most of the hard bodywork done.
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#10 Post by imp_biz_kit » 8 years ago

Ha, yep, there are not too many of us around. I'm hoping he did O.K. on the bodywork. I used to do it myself a long time ago. I do know that it's more difficult to work this thin sheet metal especially on the larger flat panels. The last car I worked on with tthin metal was a Sunbeam Imp. It was difficult and I think that the metal may have been twice as thick :). I'll try to be good about documenting the project through pictures.

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#11 Post by StevenM » 8 years ago

Bryan,

Congrats on finding and getting your truck! Glad you're here, too.

If you are missing any manuals or the parts catalog, see my site.
If you need the BOR, PM me for the link.

Yes, please post pictures as you work on your car. Use them to show off, or to show restoration challenges. You can even shoot videos, post them on youtube, and include the video in your post here! Whatever it takes to illustrate whatever issue you're having at the moment, to help folks come up with answers.

Best of luck,
Steve

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#12 Post by imp_biz_kit » 8 years ago

Thanks Steven. I've already begun reading your resources. Great stuff! I've been jumping all over the BOR too. That's a lot of info for sure. I wish the parts were as easy to find as the information :).
Thanks again,
Bryan

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#13 Post by subaru360nut » 8 years ago

Bryan - I have an 8-page parts list that I will send you if you E-MAIL me.

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#14 Post by wv360 » 8 years ago

brystheguy wrote:Great, another Bryan with a "Y.". Congratulations on the new truck. Looks like a really good start. I'd like a car with most of the hard bodywork done.
If we get two more, we should start a splinter group, 'Children of Parents Who Can't Spell Brian and Drive 360's Club'. :lol:

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#15 Post by books1 » 8 years ago

wv360 wrote:
brystheguy wrote:Great, another Bryan with a "Y.". Congratulations on the new truck. Looks like a really good start. I'd like a car with most of the hard bodywork done.
If we get two more, we should start a splinter group, 'Children of Parents Who Can't Spell Brian and Drive 360's Club'. :lol:
Yeah... I could join too! My parents left off the "B" and the "r" !

Cheers,

Ian

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#16 Post by patrick106902 » 8 years ago

Hey, welcome aboard, I have 2 sedans here, great little cars and a GREAT club!

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#17 Post by wv360 » 8 years ago

books1 wrote:
wv360 wrote:
brystheguy wrote:Great, another Bryan with a "Y.". Congratulations on the new truck. Looks like a really good start. I'd like a car with most of the hard bodywork done.
If we get two more, we should start a splinter group, 'Children of Parents Who Can't Spell Brian and Drive 360's Club'. :lol:
Yeah... I could join too! My parents left off the "B" and the "r" !

Cheers,

Ian

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#18 Post by oldone » 8 years ago

books1 wrote:
wv360 wrote:
brystheguy wrote:Great, another Bryan with a "Y.". Congratulations on the new truck. Looks like a really good start. I'd like a car with most of the hard bodywork done.
If we get two more, we should start a splinter group, 'Children of Parents Who Can't Spell Brian and Drive 360's Club'. :lol:
Yeah... I could join too! My parents left off the "B" and the "r" !

Cheers,

Ian

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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