KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:04 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:14 pm
I think the original Logo was red..............but might be wrong!
Thanks Pete - Red - I've never have guessed that!
DKWW2000 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:14 pm
All photos seem to be fine with me Malcolm.
The pics are fine now, as I've had to go to the faff of uploading them to Flicker and then inserting links. I prefer not to do that, given the PhotoBucket experience, but when I tried to upload more than one pic directly to the forum server, all I got was the first photo and a load of errors for the rest :?
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:06 pm

A7RXY wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:59 pm
My logo is similar to your photo dark grey on black and I'm sure that is original.
So, red, or maybe grey :lol: Any further ideas? I guess no-one probably saw one new-ish to know for sure :D
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by ian65 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:41 pm

seized rear hatch lock barrels are quite common... they can take a good while to free off... just keep putting wd40 into it and trying to turn it... eventually the pins should move and you will be able to free it off.
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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:25 pm

ian65 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:41 pm
seized rear hatch lock barrels are quite common... they can take a good while to free off... just keep putting wd40 into it and trying to turn it... eventually the pins should move and you will be able to free it off.
Thanks Ian, I'll keep soaking it then - no mad rush whilst I get the rear hatch paint area sorted.
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by A7RXY » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Casey wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:06 pm
A7RXY wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:59 pm
My logo is similar to your photo dark grey on black and I'm sure that is original.
So, red, or maybe grey :lol: Any further ideas? I guess no-one probably saw one new-ish to know for sure :D

I'm sure mine is as it came out of the showroom ..... I'd put a photo up but can't seem to do that anymore I'll put one on Facebook ....

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by KYPREO » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:01 am

As posted on Facebook, this is what a brand new hatch logo looks like. It's a bronzey metallic colour:
Screenshot_20180428-073046.jpg
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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by A7RXY » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 am

KYPREO wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:01 am
As posted on Facebook, this is what a brand new hatch logo looks like. It's a bronzey metallic colour:

Screenshot_20180428-073046.jpg
Just checked mine and you are right with the colour, the lighting in my garage is not that good.

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:24 am

Thanks guys. Not sure how close I can get to that "bronzey-metallic", but I know what I should be aiming for now :D
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:58 pm

I gave mine a quick wipe today and looks like that. Was quite surprised it was still visible :lol: . Strange colour - I was thinking black, silver and brown mixed together haha

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Mon May 21, 2018 8:56 pm

Rear hatch area refurb progressing slowly. Happy with the improvement here, given I'm using rattle cans:

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I've repainted the black lip on the rear hatch glass and the black trims on the rear side glass pieces - they look a lot better. Pics later.
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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