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1991 Toyota Aristo in the United States (Legally!)

 
Old 10-11-16, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DetAristo View Post
LOTS of the GS300 parts (as far as OEM replacement) do not fit. For example, the windshield. If anything happens to this windshield, I am screwed.
I need the heater selector valve on the firewall with the bracket. I need the rear parcel shelf. I am looking for an OEM shifter. Just random bits and pieces.
Seriously? Why is the windshield different? I get it that there are different standards for the glass but I thought the body itself was the same. The rear parcel shelf too?

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I will absolutely check them out. I am not afraid of a little markup for rarity. I know how rare these first-gen Aristos are becoming and that most manufacturers have stopped making parts. The 98-07 is far, far more popular.

Thanks man. For the info. It is greatly appreciated!
In my experience, I wouldn't be worried about rarity of old Japanese car parts in Japan. If you're trying to find old American car parts in Japan, you might have trouble but they have stockpiles of old parts for Japanese cars.They don't use pick and pull lots. They actually take a car in a the junkyard, strip every part off of it, including the glass and derivetting body panels, then they package and wrap it all up and stick it on a shelf. Even aftermarket parts. For instance I found an ARC International radiator for my FD RX7 and that company had gone out of business in 2008 I believe. It was originally like $700 brand new and I got it for $60.

Other parts like headlights and suspension have normal or slightly cheaper than US prices but its just the shipping that kills you. Wheels and exhaust parts are super cheap for some reason. It seems like Japanese people change wheels and exhaust once per year.

If you had an R32 Skyline, I'd say you have cause for concern but with the number of these Aristo's on auction and still on the road, there are boatloads of parts in Japan.
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Old 10-11-16, 08:42 AM
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The Aristo uses the RHD windshield. The symmetry on the bottom is vastly different than the LHD version. The rear parcel shelf might be the same. I was considering just having mine leather-wrapped when I have the interior done. Mine's missing a cover, but that's not a big deal to me.
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Old 10-11-16, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the explanation. I guess LHD/RHD isn't the same as manual vs automatic where they use the same chassis. There's a guy on this forum selling a "RHD converted" IS300 and now its got me wondering how he pulled that off if the windshields are different too.https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lex...-must-see.html
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Old 10-11-16, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the explanation. I guess LHD/RHD isn't the same as manual vs automatic where they use the same chassis. There's a guy on this forum selling a "RHD converted" IS300 and now its got me wondering how he pulled that off if the windshields are different too.https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lex...-must-see.html
He didn't do the A-pillars. It looks like it was a firewall swap. In which case, it's the LHD windshield and LHD wipers/wiper motor.

My wipers move from left to right. Where LHD cars move from right to left.
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Old 10-11-16, 11:24 AM
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Actually, now that I look more closely at it. his wipers are correct.

The IS might not have different windshields like the Aristo/GS do. Remember, the Aristo came out two full years before its little retarded LHD brother.
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Old 10-11-16, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kamlung View Post
love the plate!!!
Agreed the plate is very smart. ; )

Hey DetAristo, there is a place here in australia called Importnation, they sell many parts for Aristo's, thought if you get stuck you could maybe try them. : )
https://www.facebook.com/importnationaus/
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Can you post more pictures of those tail lights? Maybe a night shot? I don't understand why the amber LED's are dancing like that. Is that supposed to be your hazard lights or does it just do it all the time?
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Can you post more pictures of those tail lights? Maybe a night shot? I don't understand why the amber LED's are dancing like that. Is that supposed to be your hazard lights or does it just do it all the time?
They are chasing LED tails. Those are when the "demo" mode is set. They flash in the pattern I select from like 11 patterns when I turn my signal on. They are like the Mustang sequential turn signals. Lots of tuner cars in Japan have them.
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DetAristo, mine is arriving in Seattle on December 8th! I'm pretty stoked. I chose to drive it back though which might not be too smart.
I already picked up a Nissan CD009 6 speed transmission for it
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Should be more updates soonish. Spring is coming here to Detroit and it'll finally be time to take her out of storage.

Until then, Here's my steering wheels with a quick polish:
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Got some things and stuff:
KTS System Beta. 18Kg/mm Front and 14Kg/mm rear


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Been doing work as I can. This **** gets expensive! RHD Tax + Supra Tax are the best things EVAR!

Still need to:
Repair the broken tabs on the front bumper
Install the oil cooler
Install the trans cooler
Install the power steering cooler
Install the water temp sensor
Wire up the electric fans
Install the oil pressure sensor
Install the intercooler (4" core Mishimoto)
Drop the car off to FenFab to have the downpipe, Y-pipe, and intercooler piping welded up
Buy longer shouldered studs for the struts so I can put the factory strut bar back on
Finish the amplifier wiring (Hide it and make the amp tray for under the passenger seat)
Install the Walboro 450 fuel pump
Move the battery to the boot (Trunk)
Source +20mm fenders that won't cost me a billion USD to ship to the states




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Looks good bro, have you had any tuning issues with auto trans and ProEFI?
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