1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

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Re: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

Post by Casey » Fri May 11, 2018 6:49 pm

^^ I'd like to know where to get some of those rear light seals too :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: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

Post by KYPREO » Fri May 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Hi guys

There are 2 sources of reproductions I am aware of, both in Australia:

* Phil's Rotaries - these will be sourced from Asia and no idea on fitment. I don't think they send overseas either. Cheap and looks right though! See here: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3305907178

* Fibremaz / Alexis Tretheway - Alexis got a die made to extrude these seals and has them made in Australia. They will be good quality. His set also comes with the top and bottom centre garnish seals if you have a US/Jap style rear. He's getting another lot made and will probably send overseas. He usually sells on eBay but has only advertised new batch on 1st gen rx7 group on Facebook (closed group): https://m.facebook.com/groups/247123554 ... 5468690409

He can also be contacted at
https://www.facebook.com/Fibremaz-499735676724861/

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Re: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

Post by KYPREO » Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 am

I finished restoring my front side indicators. As noted in one of my posts above, you will see these are very different to the circular FC style ones fitted to EC spec series 3s. Australian spec s3 are the same as JDM s2/3 and fit inside the side moulding forward of the wheel arch. US models also had indicators fitted there, but they look different, with a rectangular reflector section on them.

Anyway, I took them from this:

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To this:

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Very happy with them for an 1 hour project. I can only attach 3 pics per post here, but a full writeup on how I did it is on my AusRotary log: http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php? ... 0#p2819610

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Re: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

Post by KYPREO » Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 am

And another shot for good measure...

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