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My IS200-99

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Hi, this is my first Lexus, but i own some Toyotas. This is a really weird project, I really don’t know why i started this and bought this car. It´s in kind of rough shape and a decent one aint that much money. But I have some plans to learn some new skills and I like the look and handling of the IS200. So that´s my bad excuse to buy me another project car.

 

This is how it looks , a bit crashed and abused

 

 

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Good side

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Bad side

 

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Airbag light is lit, my guess is that the steering wheel spun around and ripped spiral cable in the crash. I just bought a used spiral cable, replaced it and problem solved

 

Not a fan of the wheels that were on the car so just got a set of OEM 17” wheels, much better looking.

 

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One of the rear wheels took a hard hit aswell, rear lower control arm has om minor issues, haha

 

Have not done so much to the car, mostly collecting some parts, I´m in the process of building a workshop at home, and trying to keep the wife happy with some small home improvements so this car get some TLC between everything else

 

 

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And i dont know why just 2 of the pictures show up, i dont seem to be able to fix it either

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Well lets try this again,

Hi, this is my first Lexus, but i own some Toyotas. This is a really weird project, I really don’t know why i started this and bought this car. It´s in kind of rough shape and a decent one aint that much money. But I have some plans to learn some new skills and I like the look and handling of the IS200. So that´s my bad excuse to buy me another project car.

This is how it looks , a bit crashed and abused

36674304115_84280579d2_z.jpg

Good side

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Bad side

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Airbag light is lit, my guess is that the steering wheel spun around and ripped spiral cable in the crash. I just bought a used spiral cable, replaced it and problem solved

Not a fan of the wheels that were on the car so just got a set of OEM 17” wheels, much better looking.

35855243493_e841e029d8_z.jpg

One of the rear wheels took a hard hit aswell, rear lower control arm has om minor issues, haha

Have not done so much to the car, mostly collecting some parts, I´m in the process of building a workshop at home, and trying to keep the wife happy with some small home improvements so this car get some TLC between everything else

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I did better this time, perhaps any admin could be so kind and delete the two first posts?

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Well that definitely looks like a project, good luck with restoring it. What's the interior like? 

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Thanks, the interior was filthy as... I have done a first light cleaning. The front seats are worn and need replacement. But it cleaned up really good and after a second cleaning it will be all good

 

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How can people treat cars like that??? It's almost like it's been stolen a ragged about.

Im so glad it's on the road to repair, well saved old son.👏

Bod

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22 hours ago, Boddney said:

How can people treat cars like that??? It's almost like it's been stolen a ragged about.

Im so glad it's on the road to repair, well saved old son.👏

Bod

It´s beyond me why they do it, and it´s beyond my friends why i take on cars like this, i usually tell them it´s like with the women that try to clean up bad guys, but with me it´s bad cars instead. It´s such a statisfaction when the car is clean and nice again

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Something have actually happened, OEM wheels is mounted and rear control arm is replace. Some more cleaning have been done

But first a photo that just show the good side, it´s my motivation pic to keep going

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As seen there i have raised the car up 20mm so its possible to use it without it scraping everywhere
Oem 17" wheels is mounted and a new license plate have been fitted.

 

Back to some of the things 

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Time did come to replace this little bugger. Bolt was siezed inside of bushing of course, tried all of my little tricks to get it out but it just wouldn´t

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So started to cut it at that point and removed the arm. No problem there very straight forward with the angle grinder. Problems started when i was trying to cut through the bushing. Only got half way through then the angle grinder wouldnt fit in place no more and hit the rear subframe. And i couldn´t rotate the bushing since it was siezed. So i hade to cut ut so many small pieces i could until it was weak enough to pry of. 

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Ended up with that :) 

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Here you can see it´s almost 1mm of rust inside the bushing thats pressing the bolt stuck in there.

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Bought a used control arm and some new OEM hardware, fitted it with a generous amount of antisieze on the new bolt :)

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All back in place and now i got a rear wheel that´s not steering the car anymore and let´s me steer the car instead :)

 

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I have also done some more cleaning

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Windows switches so filthy i felt like throwing up, yuck!! 

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Much better! 

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Fitted together with facelift doorcards, i still need to purchase new doorcards for right hand doors.

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I have also went to pick n pull scrap yard to get me some new front seats, but they need som cleaning of course

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Like night and day difference :)

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I could do the cleaning but not any of the other stuff.

Good luck with the project, will follow with interest and admiration :)

 

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Thank you

 

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Great work so far. Good on you for taking on a pretty sizeable project 😎

 

 

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Well, the Lexus have been on back burner... I have been busy with other things 

 

Like this :) 

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Bloodyhell that needs a build thread of its own! Nice new home for the lexus

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Bloodyhell that needs a build thread of its own! Nice new home for the lexus
Thanks , I really need it to be done before i could do anything body work related to the Lexus.
Yeah i would gladly do a build thread on the workshop build if it's ok with the admins?

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