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WhiteAccord
04-16-2013, 01:49 AM
Picked up this 1998 GS300 not to long ago. Black On Black, Stock motor w/ 150k on it.

Short Term: Clean, Detail, Cosmetics, and Maintenance
Long Term: VVTi GTE Swap w/ Single, Built Auto, E85 and Pump Gas Capable

Simple Plan, Funded Through Hard Work, Now To Execute :goodjob:

Day 1 From Picking Her Up

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/DSC_0085_zps51414d2c.jpg

Dirty and Grimy

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/03_zps79b03e86.jpg

Washed Her Up

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/04_zps19d9e397.jpg

Clayed with a Minor Paint Correction

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/05_zps416417af.jpg

Done

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/07_zps396ec042.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/08_zps1df8c2b2.jpg

I Do Love Blk/Blk
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/11_zps0e12c78c.jpg

First Mod Arrives Within 5 Days of Purchasing Car :D

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/12_zps56abd303.jpg

WhiteAccord
04-21-2013, 03:16 PM
Stock Speakers were Horrible on this Car.

Removed all fours stock speakers & tweeters and Replaced with some 6.5" Polk Audio DB Series enclosed in a custom housing with dynomat to reduce any vibrations. Also removed the stock sub unit since it was blown and replaced with a 10" Pol Audio Sub w/ Box.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/13_zps65a60faf.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0072_zps895a6765.jpg

Also had the harmonic balancer come apart... Seems like premature failure to me.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/photo1_zps320d1a92.jpg

Master Mechanic (Uncle) had a few spares. Got the car back up and running in less than an hour.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/photo2_zpsc0c0228b.jpg

Franco Tirador
04-30-2013, 11:21 PM
looking good so far, 150k is just breaking in for these cars, i like those speakers, they look very strong!

C230K
05-01-2013, 10:12 PM
VIP!

WhiteAccord
05-02-2013, 12:52 PM
VIP!

Nah dumping money into something for looks to me is a waste of money. Function over form all day...

Tinted out taillights...

Prep

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/TintedTails01_zps5f654f91.jpg

Finished

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/TintedTails02_zps770e8b9d.jpg

Repeat

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/TintedTails05_zps355966d6.jpg

Debating if I want to do the headlights with a film or black out the housing....:thinking:

WhiteAccord
05-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Plasti dipped my emblems, may eventually dip all of the chrome on the car :yes:

Prep

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/Emblem1_zpsd71f2de0.jpg

Spray

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/Emblem2_zps6320dc5d.jpg

Wet

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/Emblem3_zps65945ba1.jpg

Dipped

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/Emblem5_zps59b23403.jpg

Finished
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0107_zps3eb25fc1.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0110_zps60d0e9b6.jpg

Drummerboy
05-07-2013, 01:31 AM
coming along nice! I'm glad you arnt going the vip route. While those cars have their place, your car will be 10x more fun to drive.

WhiteAccord
05-13-2013, 10:46 PM
Eventually was able to black out all of the chrome on the car. I dont have a decent pic of the aesthetics but I do have a new simple upgrade :yes:

Picked this off a 00 GS300

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/SteeringWheel_zpsf6016f08.jpg

Older Steering Wheel

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0132_zps41a27098.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0135_zpsd82a08ac.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0136_zps41a6c883.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0138_zpscace7eea.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0139_zpsc6f67f20.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0140_zps964b0d64.jpg

Finished

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0142_zpsf4b47f6b.jpg

Andrew H
05-14-2013, 12:30 AM
Subscribed. Can't wait to see the final product, best of luck. :goodjob:

WhiteAccord
05-24-2013, 10:20 PM
A lil teaser of one of a few suspension parts coming in from Japan :yes:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0130_zps6e93bf9a.jpg

WhiteAccord
05-27-2013, 12:39 AM
TRD Front Lower Brace Bar :boobies:

It has a little surface rust, needs a new coat, should be fun :goodjob:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0137_zps41d4d761.jpg

But another day for that, today I decided to black out the headlights, enjoy the pics :redx:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/40_zpsb721cd9b.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/41_zps8e8e182e.jpg

Definently needs love

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/42_zps4ca54e00.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/43_zps8a55dd92.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/44_zps6f3f9414.jpg

:ninja::ninja::ninja::ninja::ninja::ninja:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/45_zpsb8c421d0.jpg

All buttoned Up :camera:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/DSC_0152_zpsf57ffbd4.jpg

WhiteAccord
06-01-2013, 04:56 AM
Shot of all blacked out

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/47_zps378ab8dc.jpg

WhiteAccord
06-21-2013, 02:04 AM
Minor work in the door panel, it bothered me. :no:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/48_zps067035db.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/49_zps9fb2345b.jpg

Mini Clamps

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/51_zpse8b15e76.jpg

Big Clamp

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/50_zps4017acaa.jpg

Finished

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/SC2JZ300/GS300/52_zps51d041c2.png :yes:

WhiteAccord
07-15-2013, 02:48 PM
Finally some Sunshine

Stock Wheels Cleaned :lmfao:

246475

Washed

246476

Waxed

246477

BenjaminJunu
08-14-2013, 08:10 PM
looks like it's coming along nicely. can't wait to see the end result, but it needs some new wheels!