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Hello from West Sussex - new GS430 owner

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Hi there,

By accident I become an owner of GS430. Salvaged this fine piece of Japanese engineering from hands of mad youngster who clearly did not have an idea how to maintained it to appropriate standard but wanted to have a rice machine :wallbash:

 

So to name few mods:

 

- no cats + blowing exhaust

- Front grille made out of fiberglass + filler + B&Q steel mesh

- ls400 brakes with no RCA + angle grinder mod to tie rod ends :wheelchair:

- RX8 wheels with +30mm spacers

- random lug nuts

- polybushed front axle 

- leaks from both rocker cover gaskets

- LPG that does not work

- hazy, yellowed headlights

- weed car scent :w00t:

 

Drove it in this appalling condition and felt in love. Very erratic handling, loud as hell but..... there is plenty of power! Decision has been made - give it 2nd life and restore the original look.

 

Purchased so far:

- Fat 5-spoke LS430 wheels

- various exhaust bits

- rocker cover gaskets

- 0w30 engine oil + filter + ATF T-IV + pink coolant

 

Hope I will find here help with sourcing various bits and bobs as well as advice in changing car's appearance. Cheers!

 

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Welcome to the LOC.  As I'm in West Sussex I'll look out for you (or listen for you as the case may be!)

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You probably won't hear me as I am sorting out the exhaust in the 1st place. It was very shameful experience to drive like that through the country. On the other hand V8 roar compensated all inconvenience caused by split cat shell. See you on the road bud!

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Poor thing. Give it the care it deserves.


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Sounds like you've  saved it from the jaws of death.Good look with restoring it to its former glory.

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Hmmm... How about a separate post to follow progress of the project? There will be photos and maybe videos!

Just checking waters to see if there is enough interest...

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Hello and welcome to the LOC.

Care to disclose what you paid for it?

A build thread sounds a good idea.....go ahead.

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Welcome to LOC B)

The GS430 is an awesome car for the money.


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14 hours ago, steve2006 said:

Care to disclose what you paid for it?

It is actually a good story how I became owner of this vehicle. I will include this info in the build thread. Stay tuned :)

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