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    Already liking how this is shaping up. Definitely good to get that major service done. What's the auto like in these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikyu. View Post
    Already liking how this is shaping up. Definitely good to get that major service done. What's the auto like in these?
    Haha thanks for the kind words Taikyu! Yeah just for peace of mind especially because it had been sitting for ages.

    It's not too bad, but it does get a little annoying when it downshifts by itself. Never really had an auto car before, not hoping to get used to it.
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    Small updates, big hole in the wallet.

    So I've picked up a few more parts but none of which have been installed.

    My TRD grille needs to be fixed as the grille mesh is coming off and I'll need to respray it in 1C0.


    Picked up a set of Slideworx (Australian brand - support Dick Smith guiz) SW666's, with tyres to tide me over because the stock 16" are so sunk and stock looking it makes my pee pee weep tears and not the good kind.


    One of them has really bad rash, so I'll need to repair that.


    The plan is to repaid and respray in Work's bronze/gold colour as these wheels remind me of Work EMOTION XD9's. They might be replica's not entirely sure, someone on here might be able to enlighten me.

    In the way of manual conversions; I've started collecting my parts; ordered through JSI - highly recommend for Australian residents. They ship really quick and are extremely helpful through both their Facebook page and via email.

    From left:
    Item #1: OEM leather shift boot
    Item #2: OEM MT JZX100 shift surround in faux carbon fibre trim
    Item #3: FRP MT JZX100 Transmission Tunnel cover

    That's it for now. I'll keep saving and hopefully next update will have my lower control ball joints courtesy of North Shore Toyota.
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    Nice one mate! Although, not feeling that rear spoiler..
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    It's been a minute and a half since my last update but just been plowed in the a55 by work and Christmas period festivities.

    Finally got some time to type out this essay. Apologies for the h000ge pictures. But more pixels means more fun right?
    27/11/2018
    So my ball joints did arrive but even as I'm writing this I have been putting off installing these myself and/or booking in the x100 to a workshop.
    1. I'm lazy as hell
    2. I'm poor as hell going into Christmas


    Another very important part arrived (but I didn't get around to taking a picture of) and the cause of my wallet's gooche leaking blood is that my x110 R154 arrived from Broyota.

    Slowly but surely the collection of parts is growing. I think the next main/big ones will be prop-shaft, clutch and fly-wheel. If anyone has any good recommendations of a affordable but reliable setup for the R154 I am all ears.

    In one of my previous posts I did mention I really liked the look of Shu70's amuse grille and I finally came across one on the interwebz.
    "Let the odds forever be in your favour"

    Fingers crossed

    11/12/2018
    Decided to take one or many happy snaps at my missus' graduation.


    22/12/2018
    More recently in the x100 time-line was cleaning up my headlights which were disgustingly yellow. Now I have had this s-experience in the past with my Toyota Altezza, jokes it was an is200 with zero grunt therefore I still had my turtle-wax kit lying around. However when I used it on my Lexus' it did not do diddly-squat. This time I was a little skeptical it would anything at all.

    Especially as the xenon HID's normally yellow the inside of the headlight which cannot be restored unless the headlight is opened up.

    <Queue inspirational music>







    My fog-lights were also pretty cookt


    By the grace of God, it actually turned out really well.






    The carbon fibre roof wing was looking especially sad. 612 was telling me that, light sanding plus some clear coat should bring the shine right back but I was thinking maybe the turtle wax stuff could work on here too?




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    Letting the good times roll and the updates keep coming!

    23/12/2018:

    Thought what the hell, got the wheels - might as well test them, see how the fitment is and hopefully there are no issues with clearance or buckles.

    Doesn't look so bad from this angle?


    Nek minnit




    Only a bit of poke?


    Or a lot?


    And then someone decided to give me an early Christmas present while I was taking Mum out while grocery shopping.


    25/12/2018
    Younger brother had brought back a TRD sports grille for his iS200 and the mesh did not have any holding screws and it seemed like my TRD grille used the same screws - so I brought mine over and gave him a few of mine to install his mesh.

    While there I thought if he had some leftover paint - I might as well use some too and paint my grille.


    Quite the coincedence that both my x100 and my brother's (my old) sxe10 have the same paint code. The grille turned out pretty well and there was still paint in the can leftover.


    As of today - I haven't mounted the grille yet but keen to install it someday.. But that'll be for another post.
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    I've seen this car around Glen! Looks to be an exciting build, keen to see updates
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamjap View Post
    I've seen this car around Glen! Looks to be an exciting build, keen to see updates
    Thanks William! Yeah I should get around to updating this..
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    Well its been a minute and a half since my last update; but more like 6 months.

    In January I fixed up my knuckles because during my 100k service Simo helped to discover that my knuckles were on their last legs which is a common issue for jzx's. So next thing to do was to order a front pair and swap them out.



    Felt much better with them in; less clunky when turning. I went with OEM knuckles since this will be my GT cruiser rather than a dedicated drift missile.

    Driving to work - paying for that premium city car parking. No going to lie; still walked to check up on her during lunch break.


    Mounting the TRD grille:


    After selling the Slideworx - I thought I would rock stockies, keep the cash and maybe use the funds to keep paying for my manual conversion. Not long after I came across these:



    Mounted:


    Toyota love with the brother:






    I had purchased a headunit back in Dec but did not have time to get around to it. Figured it might be a good time to do it before one of the Down-Shift meets earlier this year.. It was not a good time..



    Reached out the Shu70 whose always super helpful but there was just too much wiring and I did not have the confidence to diy it with less than an hour to go. In the end; I put everything back together and went to Down-Shift.





    My old rig:


    My brother knew of a good spot near the city for some scenic shots so we headed there after the meet.









    That's pretty much how she sits aesthetically right now. I have the AMUSE Power House grille to go on still. It didn't come with any hardware so I needed to grab some rivert nuts and bolts + washers.

    Oh and then there's this:



    Brand new R154 from Toyota Japan.

    I have been steadily gathering parts since I purchased my X100 back in October last year. This is the culmination of money, effort and research.



    So as of 19 May I finally have a manual JZX. Majority parts were brand new and sourced from either North Shore Toyota, Japanese Import Spares and Amayama.

    Huge shout out to Nick at NST and Simo and Ash at 612. Top blokes!
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    Parts used for my conversion - might be a good reference point for anyone who is looking to do the conversion in the future:

    Brand New Parts:

    R154
    Manual shifter surround
    Manual shifter
    Rubber shifter boot 1
    Rubber shifter boot 2
    Clutch master cylinder
    Clutch slave cylinder
    Hard and soft clutch lines
    OEM Clutch
    Transmission tunnel cover
    OEM spigot bearing
    Manual foot rest
    Clutch master bracket
    Gearbox mount
    OEM flywheel bolts
    All new gaskets and washers
    OEM gear fork
    OEM clutch release bearing
    OEM snap bearing


    Second hand parts:
    Freshly machined lightened fly-wheel
    Manual ECU
    Factory manual tail shaft
    Manual clutch pedal
    Manual auto pedal

    Just wanted to shout-out the following people who helped me; who you may be able to reach out to if you're in Vic/Syd/Adelaide. The JZX-World crew are always super helpful:


    Larry - jzxwatermelon
    Duy - jzxtv
    Simo - whiterolla
    Michael - Mikeyboi
    Isaac - fraglord
    Jimmy
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