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 Post subject: I know this is a Ford website but...
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm 
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my dad has a toyota lexcen in the shed, he wants to get rid of it, but i would like to be some sort of a mechanic..

any ideas of what i could do to it ? :|
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:41 pm 
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I think your old man has the best possible idea of what you could do with it.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:44 pm 
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I know it's absolute trash, but i need something to work on, and he wouldn't let me work on the kingswood or fairmont haha
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:01 pm 
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if its trash and not worth it you will end up losing intrest fast. just get rid of the heap
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:03 pm 
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i dont care about the brand etc, its got a newish engine and stuff in it and it just needs a little tlc thats all, and i need practice so..

any ideas other than trash ;P
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:08 pm 
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these guys may be able to help you out on ideas
it's basically a rebadged one...
http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/forum.php
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:10 pm 
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XRfairmont67 wrote:
these guys may be able to help you out on ideas
it's basically a rebadged one...
http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/forum.php



thank you mr helpful person... and i knew it was a VN copy, but i didnt want to lie so
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:13 pm 
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What you could do is strip it, roll-cage, racing harness. ENTER SALOON RACING? 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Pull the entire thing to pieces before it gets taken away :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know this is a Ford website but...
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
Pull the entire thing to pieces before it gets taken away :)


what do you mean...
it's not going anywhere, it's just sitting in the shed with a $300 sign next to it haha
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:24 pm 
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It really depends on what you want to learn???

panel beating/spraypainting etc
pulling bits apart and putting it back together again...

Start out basic and progress to more advanced stuff....
I do like to see people giving it a go, regardless on what the car is...

I learnt on old Holdens, easy to work on, and simple to fix....

On my second car I ever owned (HK Holden) I did my 1st Engine swap, 1st Gearbox, 1st diff, 1st paintjob, Did simple mods like put Premier heater & fan, exhaust mags etc etc that car taught me alot!!!! and I still havent stopped playing with cars some 25+ years later.....

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:34 pm 
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AU99 wrote:
It really depends on what you want to learn???

panel beating/spraypainting etc
pulling bits apart and putting it back together again...

Start out basic and progress to more advanced stuff....
I do like to see people giving it a go, regardless on what the car is...

I learnt on old Holdens, easy to work on, and simple to fix....

On my second car I ever owned (HK Holden) I did my 1st Engine swap, 1st Gearbox, 1st diff, 1st paintjob, Did simple mods like put Premier heater & fan, exhaust mags etc etc that car taught me alot!!!! and I still havent stopped playing with cars some 25+ years later.....



yaeh i'm not exactly sure, just repairing the engine and stuff mainly..
but its hard for women to get into these jobs so yeah
and im also interested in motorbike mechanics
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:44 pm 
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you said its a $300 car....

Go nuts, make it better, fix what needs fixing and sell it for more.....

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:48 pm 
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AU99 wrote:
you said its a $300 car....

Go nuts, make it better, fix what needs fixing and sell it for more.....



pity i'm a student, don't have a job and am on my L plates coz i can't drive to get a new windscreen etc or pay for it :P... otherwise i would..

and i just found out two people want to buy it so i'm not too sure
i'll think about it
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:19 pm 
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well take that $300 and keep it aside and buy a cheap car that you want and try earn some extra cash somehow.....

Never limit yourself as to what you can and cant do, have a go....

here is a couple pics I ask you to think about in what is possible given some time and effort....

This was an AU Xcab I bought in 2007 on ebay
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2 years of mates selling me bargains, luck, bargains on ebay and some hard work on my part (all work done by me)...
It turned into this.... Taking out 2009 SA AFD in its catagory...

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Its hard to Imagine it was once just a Yellow Victorian Xcab no body wanted....
It shows what is possible, whats the harm in trying?, what have you got to lose?... nothing....
You just have to give it a go.....

 

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