first ae86

samtweedie86

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May 27, 2015
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Hi im sam and im from auckland new zealand and im 16. A few months ago a brought my first ae86 it is a 1986 gt-apex notchback levin panda (imported from japan by me). I am currently stripping it to do some rust repairs and paintt then i will be getting on the road here in new zealand.

A few of the thing it came with when imported:
- aftermarket suspension potenza gymkana with adjustable camber
- x3 14" ssr longchamps
- x2 15" ssr longchamps
- aftermarket exhaust
Other than these things it was pretty much stock

Here are some pictures of it in japan:

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Here are some pictures of it when first imported:

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A bit of the interior. put my brothers nardi in

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Some parts i brought

Brought these 13" supersstars with the intention of widening them then i decided i wanted to run 14s because it was a bit more practical
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Kouki bumper picked up from yahoo auctions because mine had a zenki.
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Goodline bumper that i also brought
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Bride zeta 2 which i picked up with all the accessories for very very cheap
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Trying my Goodline bumper on
(also got brand new kouki bumper indicators)
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New wing from Mike shaw fiberglass
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New wheels!
Got these riverside r101s 14x8.5 -20
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tire size that i will be running is 185/55/R14
These wheels stick out the guard a bit aswell haha. Once it is lowered i will look at doing some guard work
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Will be getting adjustable suspension soon
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The wheels are red right now but I plan to paint them black to look like these
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deerstalkr

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This is such a great first car, although I'm a little older than you it was my first too! If you ever get around to it, I'd be interested to know how well or poorly the Recaro seat fits.
 

4doors

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Its great to see the passion is strong. Don't ever sell this car. Love the fact you are stock piling so many parts already.

Can I ask where you purchased it from in Japan? And how much?
 

samtweedie86

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May 27, 2015
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Sick wheels. look good in black!.
My dad is a car importer and I was looking for one for over a year. This one came up and it was pretty much rust free. Sorry i don't really tell anyone how much it was.
 

4doors

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Ah, yes. It's always great to know someone who can help hunt down a mint example. I was kind of wondering why the car was in a massive warehouse (that looked a bit like a car yard. Unless this is just a personal shed, in that case... whoa!).
Good luck with the build and keep us updated. You're on your way to being the next generation Steve Wilcock
http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/08/the-86-collector-and-his-n2-machine/