Yesterday I catalogued all "improvement" expenditures on my SC since buying it for my insurance company. I didn't include regular wear items like brakes, clutch, fluid changes or maintenance like a timing belt or water pump but I did include cosmetic replacement parts in addition to upgrades. The figure I came up with was staggering.
Yeah, next time perhaps I will just finance a small amount on top of cash for a car that is already pretty close to what I want without any modification needed. Don't get me wrong, I love the car but boy was that an eye opener.
1993 SC300 5-speed NA | Built R154 | Gixxer_Drew Susp. 600/325 | TT: brakes FR, rims, rear sway, seats | Koyo rad | 4.272 TT Torsen LSD
so my disappointing day went something like this, after breaking the door handle rod and trying to weld it back together(didnt work , too hott) so i went to a junk yard today that had 2 sc's...first one i spot i removed the door actuator...went to the second cause i noticed it had the 400 lip but it was damaged so i went ahead and grabbed to interior parts(driver side door trim with NO cracks in it and the rear window trim)...well i leave (45min drive) get home..pull the old actuator and get the "new" one ready...realizing the rod looks brittle on it as well sadly...but hopeful that it might still work and just looked weak......start installing get it almost situated....snap...rod broke... super disappointed and going back tomorrow to get the other one
finally got a good working door actuator installed...so thankfully my door opens from the outside again ..WOOT!! what a pita it was overall but since i had to remove it a total of 4 times and install half way 3 before the final install, it went pretty smoothly and works great
This morning I just bought detail products so I can wax & claybar the car, and 3M Headlight Restore Kit, as well as Krylon Yellow Stained Glass paint, so I can paint the turn indicators ('93 SC300) yellow. Then on Monday I'm doing some maintenece
Hanging out the coupe lettin ride sidewayz
'93 Lexus SC300 Megan EZ StreetsPolished TT Supra WheelsSoarer 1JZGTE R154 Swap SOLD
Current: 2008 Honda Civic Lowered & Stuff
Modifying is cars is more than just throwing on a bunch of random parts, it's a form of art, a vehicular sculpture