Image Please bare with us while we are carrying out some much needed maintenance to the forum. New look coming soon!

Time to update her!

Once you've introduced yourself why not throw up a few pictures of your car or a project thread?
Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:47 pm

Ok, i failed completely at resisting the tempation to mod this one!!!!................same as with the celica lol

so, at the moment she is a 1998 Altezza with 66,000 on the clock
Completely Standard at the moment
200 bhp BEAMS Black top dual vvti
Tiptronic Transmission
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

This week new company graphics will be going on, below is a rough draft, with the bonnet decal on the right.
Company logo will be a touch smaller so as not to foul on the door, and to allow sponsor decals allong the sills.

Image

Blue LED puddle lights, so when the doors open the whole area outside the doors will be floodlit blue

Blue LED footwell lights, so again when car is unlocked, footwells are floodlit blue.

Future plans..............
TRD splitter
Blitz burspec S Exhaust
Rear wing
Lowering springs.

Will need to get some more machine polishing first though before that can happen!

Cheers

Mike

User avatar
Alex-evita
Altezza Guru
Posts: 1555
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:28 pm
Location: Co.Mayo

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Alex-evita » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:16 pm

:D nice Altezza,for me first thing would be a nice set of wheel.next lower her,3rd spoiler
do it once and do it right !!!

Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:21 pm

thanks for the comments

unfortunately pushing the company has to be first.

The rims are actually the 1st factory rims ever I like and dont feel inclined to change at the moment

All the lighting is costing £20 so no biggy, but as you can probably guess the decals are a little more exspensive !

Think i will stick to lowering her last, just dont want to ruin the ride, so going to have a good long hard think about the springs

Cheers

Mike

k900
Tezza Fanatic!
Posts: 412
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:51 am
Location: east cork

Re: Time to update her!

Postby k900 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:21 pm

is that a fog light near the exhaust? never seen that on a tez before.

User avatar
Noel
Moderator
Posts: 3726
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Location: oldville

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Noel » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:54 pm

k900 wrote:is that a fog light near the exhaust? never seen that on a tez before.

UK regulation , least it's only attached underneath , I sa one altezza once that had it cut into the bumper :(

Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Fog light is going as well don't worry lol
That is a standard cheap one importers put on to get thrathersva test rather than spend money on wiring into other lights

User avatar
Robin H
Southern England Rep
Posts: 2356
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:23 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Robin H » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:04 pm

looking good, very nice design.

I expect to see a detailings thread on your car as well and any tips you can offer.
Deals on Anodised Altezza parts.... cooling panels and battery bars..
Image

If you are a UK member and interested in club meets please sign up here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7729


Please Support TezzaWorld
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8309


Club stickers
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8724

Blitz Turbo Altezza RS220
Image
I wish I had more time.....

Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:19 pm

Removed the horrible executive looking grille, and replaced with TRD sports grill

The decals are a bit of a nightmare! My mate whos works in a bodyshop now hates me. His first few years in working (18 yrs overall) in a body shop was spent vinyl wrapping abulances, police cars, and service vans....................... and we're going slow with these lol!

2 hours, we have got the bonnet, and the main sides done. Waiting for tomrrow now to re-heat and stick down where the trim on the door is, and then we can finish off..................shouldn't take too long after that !

So here's how she sits at the moment

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Hope you like so far !

Cheers

Mike

User avatar
d2carazy
Clare rep
Posts: 2738
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:49 am
Location: Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Contact:

Re: Time to update her!

Postby d2carazy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:25 pm

all you need now is the TezzaWorld Decals 8)

Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:51 pm

Right, well here she is.....................all finished................................what a bloody nightmare!!! A few bubles i need to heat out once everythings settled down.

Overall..........................................very impressed with Mooks design, and both me and my mate are very impressed with the quality of materials used.


Next up....................................bodykit and exhaust.......................may habe to wait a while though lol

Hope you like

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Cheers

Mike

User avatar
Damok
Moderator
Posts: 5111
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:08 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Damok » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:57 pm

Well, it will defo get your business attention, So for that fair play :wink:
Newbie click the link, $ $ $ $ $
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting

User avatar
Alex-evita
Altezza Guru
Posts: 1555
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:28 pm
Location: Co.Mayo

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Alex-evita » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:31 pm

interesting looking tezza
do it once and do it right !!!

User avatar
Evelyn
Moderator
Posts: 6062
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:06 pm
Location: Galway
Contact:

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Evelyn » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:17 pm

Looking good...I think you should have ur company name on the back bumber too :wink:
Image

Autogloss
Trc Off
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Autogloss » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:35 pm

Calipers done today, and a quick engine bay clean, nothing major though, as its the wifes birthday so time is short lol!

So engine bay before
Image
Image
Image
Image

5 mins of work

Image
Image

Then onto the calipers. Decided to use Halfords purely down to the fact no one had blue hammerite in stock. I was hoping the colour would be a close match for the blue decals on my car. Well a gust of wind later answered my question. a plastic tub was blown off the shelf by the wind and knocked the can of paint off............ this was the results................. all 250ml over the floor. Well - at least I was confident the colour was perfect!!! - so off to halfords again lol

Image

Overall - a very good paint tbh - which shocked me being a halfords product. - not too thick, not too thin. Very good coverage - one coat blued them, second coat made them nice and solid looking.
Have also done the hubs silver. i have painted right onto the disk as well so the annoying little bit between the hub and the disk that isnt touched by the pads is painted as well. The overpaint will just scrub off after a couple minutes of using the brakes........as will the blue i some how managed to get onto the discs as well lol
Car is sitting a bit high now until springs settle back down again - just need to find the time to wash her now !

So here's the results.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Cheers

Mike

User avatar
Alex-evita
Altezza Guru
Posts: 1555
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:28 pm
Location: Co.Mayo

Re: Time to update her!

Postby Alex-evita » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:58 pm

work going very fast on this car. :D
do it once and do it right !!!


Return to “Member's Cars / Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests