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Old 05-13-04, 01:55 AM   #1
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Hey folks, an Aussie here sayin "G'day"

Just purchased a '91 LS400 - lowered, 18" rims, 5% tint and cat-back exhaust.

I luv it ... and just dropped it off today to get the seats re-done with new leather as the existing ones were cracked and hard.

A couple of questions if y'all don't mind

a) clear front indicators - anywhere here in Australia that can provide me with these lovely items?! I've had a look on a japanese auction site, is that the easiest way?
b) red/clear taillights - again, anywhere in Australia?!
c) rear badges - i would like to remove the 'lexus' but have noticed it has pins. do i have to weld the holes or will simply bogging the tiny holes work?

I've only had the car for two days and am in luv with it. Here's some pics that the last owner took, I'll get some new ones up soon:

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Old 05-13-04, 06:34 AM   #2
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Juicen

Hey Welcome to the club and Congratulations to the new cool buy. The color looks to be a custom job, very nice. I would love to see more pics especially the interior when its done. I had a '91 so I still love those.

Also I just sent you a PM.

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wow very clean and nice! you must be proud.
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Old 05-13-04, 09:19 AM   #4
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Congrats!
Paint job looks new, almost look like my blk cherry
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heh yeh, paint job is factory burgandy ... and its not real good up close, couple of paint chips and scratches ... but no dents, so its not major.

thanx for ur comments!
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looks great! my burgundy ls never shone like that
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Old 05-13-04, 04:28 PM   #7
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Hey folks, an Aussie here sayin "G'day"
a) clear front indicators - anywhere here in Australia that can provide me with these lovely items?! I've had a look on a japanese auction site, is that the easiest way?
b) red/clear taillights - again, anywhere in Australia?!
c) rear badges - i would like to remove the 'lexus' but have noticed it has pins. do i have to weld the holes or will simply bogging the tiny holes work?

thanx for your help!
Clear can be bought in on eBay, Japan (if you need quality ones), or from CL memebers who changed their cars recently.

I can get you set from Japan because I will be there soon on my way back to Australia but it may be the most expensive option.

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What state are you in ?
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yeh just found a couple of sets on Yahoo Auctions in Japan. they were selling for around AUD$100 - not toooo bad ... but a little pricey.

i am on the gold coast, in queensland
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yeh just found a couple of sets on Yahoo Auctions in Japan. they were selling for around AUD$100 - not toooo bad ... but a little pricey.
$100 is dirt cheap For price like this you'll get chinese made.

real prices for real stuff here : http://www.original-net.co.jp/vipcar001.htm
Full set is about $AUD 600 excluding delivery

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Old 05-14-04, 04:23 PM   #10
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oops yeh i meant clear indicators

not keen on $600 for red/clear taillights - couldn't find any on japanese yahoo auctions either

autodynamic chinese ones look like the way to go
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well i purchased clear indicators from yahoo japanese auctions ... cost me AUD$180 delivered thru an importer here in aus www.f1kits.com

seats, centre console, steering wheel and gearshift are being retrimmed, car should be back in 2 days - i'll be sure to put up some pics.
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Car looks good

How many km has it done ?
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Love the colour of your car, it looks good on the current LS430 too
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Old 05-30-04, 05:16 AM   #14
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thanx!

car's got 160 k's

here's an old pic of the seats ... YYYUUUCCCKKK

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and new re-trim ... doesn't come up real good on camera but the middle sections are perforated

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Old 05-30-04, 05:18 AM   #15
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oh yeh, and steering wheel + gearshift

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