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Toyota 86: LA's Bunny


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Well I started this last week. It was a few cold nights so I had to stop on the century for painting.

I'll be getting back on the century as it seems we might have a nice weekend for painting.

This is the tamiya kit with Factory81 wide body kit designed by Kei Miura of TRA-Kyoto. It's part of his Rocket Bunny line.

I like the design of the body kit as it flows with the body lines really nice.

Here it is with the rear mocked up. The black markings is where the body needs to be cut to fit the wider arches.

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Here I had the arces glued in place. The front bumper wasnt aligned correctly in this pic.

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Here I aligned the bumper and glued the flares on the other side.

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The rear diffuser. You can see how wide it is now.

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I added some putty to the lower part of the bumper.

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Heres the putty sanded down and a peek at what's to come in the engine bay.

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It's gonna be a tight squeeeeeez...

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Why twin turbo?? Well back like 10 years ago i watched an old tuner video from Japan that had an ae86 corolla with a twin turbo 1600, so I figured I'd pay some homage to that 86.

This is where I'm at so far. I have to hit up tamiya for a new chassis as the one I have is warped. A first for me with a tamiya kit.

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Oh yea, going to be watching this one, I really whish I was not a tight wad and bought one of these resin kits, now I out of luck

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youve got a nice start on that 86 ive been wanting to get one since it came out. where did you get the flares from? they look like a great fit to the body

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Thanks guys

Jonathan, you have another shot at getting the wide body ki as they have restocked them.

Jason, they are made by factory81/Thomas garage. They are on Facebook. Look up factory81 or Thomas Wong if you wish to purchase it. It fits quit good after some cleaning up. It also comes with a lot of goodies.

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Different, it's starting to look like a car from the stanceworks page. The BBS RS's, heavy negative camber and the stretched rubber complete the look. Nice!

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Thanks Eric, I think I know which car you're referring to. He's a local guy, orange and supercharged. The BBS are just in trial fitting right now, not sure I'm gonna go with these.

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Thanks guys

Jonathan, you have another shot at getting the wide body ki as they have restocked them.

Jason, they are made by factory81/Thomas garage. They are on Facebook. Look up factory81 or Thomas Wong if you wish to purchase it. It fits quit good after some cleaning up. It also comes with a lot of goodies.

that explains why i couldent find anything on them lol i sent out an email and thanks for the info!

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thats one mean looking machine .. although hotrods are my absolute passion i'm also a big jap car fan ... so i'm watching :)

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Mean stance on this one.... watching for sure.

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Thanks guys

Jonathan, you have another shot at getting the wide body ki as they have restocked them.

Jason, they are made by factory81/Thomas garage. They are on Facebook. Look up factory81 or Thomas Wong if you wish to purchase it. It fits quit good after some cleaning up. It also comes with a lot of goodies.

Luis, its funny, after I posted that, later that night I seen the FaceBook posting about the restocking, now I just need to make myself ok with the price lol

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Haha, it's a good deal I think. Comes with plenty of goodies.

Since I'm up, I started on the turbo set up. Heres what I have in mind.

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So I've been working on this on and off. So far I have smoothed out the body as best as possible, primed in tamiya white, worked on the turbo set up, wheel barrels and also got some suspension work done as well. Here are the pics. F97F62EF-4F6D-4424-88E6-5B2AF828997D-73681EA867E-685A-46F3-9AC0-48520CAE296E-736188BD295-26CC-4F01-8896-E535973C2783-105 To be able to fit the wheels and achieve a lowered and demon cambered look I had to make my own hub and spindle. Parts bin hubs and styrene. B14B45A7-5608-4385-B76C-8E687D825628-105 What I'm shooting for. 2329114C-EBCB-4776-9579-5F7B052566D3-402 I'll be putting down a silver base coat tonight and in a couple days, color via nail polish.

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looks good so far~ keep it up!!

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Another fantastic concept Luis. Love it! Your'e the only guy whom has gotten me into the shakotan/boso/ granchan look.

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Thanks guys.

Glenn, that's great man. Hope to see a build from you in one of those styles. :D

As I said, mica silver base for that yellow nail polish in the corner.

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It looks good with the silver base, cant wait to see it in yellow, great job on the resin kit

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Thanks bro. I actually can't wait to lay down that yellow...lol

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Luis.........I like the look so far........that yellow should pop.......great job.

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Thanks John. :D

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you've really outdone yourself this time!! this thing is insanely fresh to death!! dam bro!!

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Thanks Del. I just saw your reply.

Well I've been dragging my feet on building. Been having busy work weeks as of lately. But I have been doing little things like shooting primer on parts, working on the plumbing of the twin snail power plant and painting the spoilers.

Here's a couple pics.

Twin snails and twin intercoolers on the R&D chassis. I am "V" mounting the radiator.

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Not a clear shot, but you can see it in there.

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Color I chose for the spoilers. It's a lot nicer in person, maybe need the sunlight and an actual camera to capture the flakes.

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Still got a bit to go, but I will be getting on it this weekend.

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Ok, so I'm obviously a slow builder...haha but here's an update.

I worked on the piping for the turbo set up. Just needs a bit of tweaking.

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Painted a rising sun on the firewall. Top one is the first attempt. The sun isn't round...so I fixed it. 2nd pic of it fixed and in place.

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Here is the yellow I chose for it. It's a pale yellow but it has a bit of a pearl in it. Needs some sanding then some more coats.

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Very small update. I started on a back half roll cage.

My friend over at Battle Version designed it for the FR-S as a bolt in unit which is left hand.

I made it for RHD. Still got to put the bars for the rear.

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