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Re: post your car

Postby msanders2 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Looks like mine too! I remember that listing because I tried to get him to sell me the RC bumper cause I wouldn't have had to paint it.
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Re: post your car

Postby bluescapegoat » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:47 pm

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bluescapegoat wrote:Image

Picked this car up from a listing on this site earlier this year, had to trailer it from MN to OH.

It's a complete basketcase



Looks good. Very clean. Looks like mine. Now, why do you call it basketcase? What's wrong with it? Wheel specs too please!! :D (ET, wheel and tire sizes)


Some people are far less picky than I am... like the guy I bought it from, no offense to him. The photos make the car look much better than it does in person.

Just about every panel is dented and scratched, bumpers were not painted well, fenders were spray painted to cover chips at some point, seats and center console need reupholstered, carpet is garbage, power antenna is missing, clutch doesn't fully disengage, parking brake doesn't work, fuel sender unit needs replaced, stereo doesn't work at all, window tint is bubbling and purple, exhaust is beat to hell and looks like it was fabbed up blind, also held on with bungee cords and the downpipe is rubbing the oil pan. Intercooler piping is rubbing a hole in the radiator. Very loud suspension clunk in the rear under left/right uneven load like pulling in a driveway. I haven't had it on a lift yet to check it out.

I had to drive it full throttle to keep it from stalling out, belching smoke and backfiring. Fastest I got it on test drive was around 30 mph. Got stuck a couple times not able to get it into gear. I told him I was just going to go back to Ohio cause I couldn't possibly give him what he was asking for it. He said he had another buyer willing to pay full price, but he still negotiated and I ended up with the car for a good price.

So far I did a full tune up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, valve cover gasket. New knock sensor and rewired it.

Still running on 3 cylinders. #4 not firing. Getting spark. Pulled injectors and had WitchHunter service them. They were all good. Went to reinstall them and I seem to be missing the #4 fuel rail isolator... I don't know if I lost it or it was missing all along and that's why it was only running on 1-2-3. Also all top injector o-rings are missing, although I'm not sure how important those are. Either way, I ordered all the new seals and o-rings today and hopefully I can slap it all back together tomorrow or saturday. If that doesn't fix the problem it's time to start looking at electrical.

Once it's running right I'll start tackling the other mechanical issues. Get all that sorted, then it'll go to the body shop. I'm not sure if I'm going to have it repainted the same color or not.

As for the wheels, I know they're 17"... x8 maybe? Don't know offset, but it has 25mm spacers on rear.

Bald 225/45 tires.

When it comes time for paint and body work I'll be revisiting the wheels/tires to ensure I pack as much meat under there as possible.
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Re: post your car

Postby msanders2 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:17 pm

Wow, yeah sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Paint it back Medium red pearl! There's not many of us left.
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Re: post your car

Postby bluescapegoat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:30 am

msanders2 wrote:Wow, yeah sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Paint it back Medium red pearl! There's not many of us left.


Yeah, I'm so conflicted. There really can't be more than a handful of them left, but although it looks good it's not my favorite color on a 5th gen.
I'm really partial to a deep gunmetal or deep glossy white.
I will probably end up honoring the color and repainting it the same, however. Maybe with a twist of some sort. I figure that's a year or two off right now.
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Re: post your car

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:00 pm

From experience of having an alltrac painted other than its original color I suggest sticking with the current color. It'll be much cheaper and the car has a better chance of being uniform. I still have areas I find red on mine. Others may never see them but it still bugs me.
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Re: post your car

Postby FC Zach » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:09 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:From experience of having an alltrac painted other than its original color I suggest sticking with the current color. It'll be much cheaper and the car has a better chance of being uniform. I still have areas I find red on mine. Others may never see them but it still bugs me.


Same here! For the longest time I didn't want to pop my hood because when the previous owner had the car repainted the engine bay was left untouched and didn't match, that bugged me!
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Re: post your car

Postby msanders2 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:21 pm

bluescapegoat wrote:
msanders2 wrote:Wow, yeah sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Paint it back Medium red pearl! There's not many of us left.


Yeah, I'm so conflicted. There really can't be more than a handful of them left, but although it looks good it's not my favorite color on a 5th gen.
I'm really partial to a deep gunmetal or deep glossy white.
I will probably end up honoring the color and repainting it the same, however. Maybe with a twist of some sort. I figure that's a year or two off right now.



When I first got the car, I'll admit It wasn't my favorite color. I really wanted white or teal. But over the years it has grown to become my favorite. And I'm really glad I got a mrp car.
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Re: post your car

Postby CTechBlueDragon » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:25 am

Strangest thing about 6 months ago I bought a Camry All-trac that is Medium Red Pearl. I have never liked red but I have to admit its already grown on me so much I am thinking about keeping it that color too! Beautiful color. :shrug:
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Re: post your car

Postby GT4times2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:51 pm

bluescapegoat wrote:
msanders2 wrote:Wow, yeah sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Paint it back Medium red pearl! There's not many of us left.


Yeah, I'm so conflicted. There really can't be more than a handful of them left, but although it looks good it's not my favorite color on a 5th gen.
I'm really partial to a deep gunmetal or deep glossy white.
I will probably end up honoring the color and repainting it the same, however. Maybe with a twist of some sort. I figure that's a year or two off right now.



I felt the same for a while. I wanted to do a color change, but after listening to others (Josh, included), I decided to keep the factory color. That's after debating for over a year. The thought of a full strip down was discouraging. If I went with a color change, I wouldn't want any hint of the old color on the car. Keeping it oem made the most sense. Done right, you'll enjoy it for years to come. All Tracs are rare period, and these colors even more so.

I've owned other color ST185s, and I was looking for a gray or white one at the time, but can't be too picky about color when looking for rare cars like All Tracs. And this one was too good to pass up.
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Re: post your car

Postby GT4times2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:39 pm

Pics from the body shop. More work to be done. Never ending. Car has to be wet sanded, buffed, etc... But I am happy I stuck with the factory color.

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Re: post your car

Postby msanders2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:49 pm

Karl has told me a lot about this car and you. Can't wait to see it in person! He said your moving to Ga right? Now I won't be the only MRP.
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Re: post your car

Postby GT4times2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm

msanders2 wrote:Karl has told me a lot about this car and you. Can't wait to see it in person! He said your moving to Ga right? Miami won't be the only MRP.



You will see it sooner than later. This and the gray ST165 will be in GA in a few months. Looking to leave South Florida :D :) .

He told me about yours too. I think GA should have enough room for 2 more Alltracs. LOL.
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Re: post your car

Postby underscore » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:12 pm

I know it's not for everyone but cleaned up that MRP is gorgeous, especially with the RC/CS bumper.
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Re: post your car

Postby msanders2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:40 pm

GT4times2 wrote:
msanders2 wrote:Karl has told me a lot about this car and you. Can't wait to see it in person! He said your moving to Ga right? Miami won't be the only MRP.



You will see it sooner than later. This and the gray ST165 will be in GA in a few months. Looking to leave South Florida :D :) .

He told me about yours too. I think GA should have enough room for 2 more Alltracs. LOL.



Yup! Kilt88 just moved to Atlanta somewhere, so we are getting a nice sized little community. I saw on Craigslist today a super red alltrac for sale in Nashville. Wonder if he's on here.
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Re: post your car

Postby GT4times2 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:00 pm

msanders2 wrote:
GT4times2 wrote:
msanders2 wrote:Karl has told me a lot about this car and you. Can't wait to see it in person! He said your moving to Ga right? Miami won't be the only MRP.



You will see it sooner than later. This and the gray ST165 will be in GA in a few months. Looking to leave South Florida :D :) .

He told me about yours too. I think GA should have enough room for 2 more Alltracs. LOL.



Yup! Kilt88 just moved to Atlanta somewhere, so we are getting a nice sized little community. I saw on Craigslist today a super red alltrac for sale in Nashville. Wonder if he's on here.


Kilt88? That screen name sounds familiar (ST165 or ST185?). Good to know the All Trac community is growing in GA. Don't tempt me to get another one. :D
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