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JACsterandOlibob

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#1   2017-08-03 14:16          
Hi! I'm Mark and I'm originally from the UK, but am studying in Fujiwara Japan as a student. (Now back in the UK)

Over the past year or so, I've been saving up money for a car. Overall, I've saved to a grand total of 20,000v$.

With this money, I planned on buying a daily car, as cycling to school everyday is not the most fun thing to do at 6:00am.

I have been looking on AutoTrader for the last few days, and I saw someone called Fićo (juicybrate) selling a newly done-up Ar11 MR2. The asking price was 4500v$, but that was a bit too steep for me, so we decided on 4100v$

Here it is:





Thanks for reading. More updates coming soon.

(I'm trying to keep this RP as scale as possible)

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-09-27 18:11, 75 days ago)

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#2   2017-08-03 14:38          
What is your plan to mods on MR2?

JACsterandOlibob

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#3   2017-08-03 15:02          
Not too much really, want to keep it daily-ish. However I am looking at some 14" rims and low coilovers.

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#4   2017-08-03 18:11          
Hey guys.

I've been mostly cleaning the MR2 today. I bought some aluminium piping from Halfords earlier on, and I've made a make-shift cage. There are no safety benifits from it, however. Just for looks!


^^New 'rollcage'


^^Bumpers sprayed with Halford's own gloss black^^


In other news, I realised I didn't want to do too much to my MR2, therefore I'd be getting bored soon; because of this, I've bought a project car: a Ford Focus ST!

^^After Purchase^^

^^...But it's had better days^^

^^At 10pm, I decided to take off the wrecked bumper and quarterpanel.^^

I have also ordered a new muffler, should arrive this week!



That's all from me for now!
Be sure to check out my new Online Magasine, Royal Stance, for showcases on only the best of Stanced rides.

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-08-04 13:45, 129 days ago)

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#5   2017-08-03 19:49          
I never seen Focus ST on Japan. :o

JACsterandOlibob

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#6   2017-08-04 07:55          
It was imported by a previous owner, who had a whole collection of LHD Fords. Unfortunately he died recently :(

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#7   2017-08-04 08:01          
# JACsterandOlibob : It was imported by a previous owner, who had a whole collection of LHD Fords. Unfortunately he died recently :(
You can use Volvo T5 part for your Focus ST engine parts, both is same engine.

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#8   2017-08-04 16:35          
Hi guys,

So a big, and rather sad update today. I'd just received my Ebay muffler, and it sounded amazing. A little raspy, but I knew I could fix that with some new O-rings. However, when I went out to test the sound around Fujiwara, a drunk driver drove down the wrong way, and smashed right into the front of the Focus!

Here's some pics from after the crash:




The Focus will be on the Used Car Shop sometime today.

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#9   2017-08-04 16:49          
Hope it repairable

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#10   2017-08-04 17:14          
# Sniff the fuel : Hope it repairable
I don't have the time and money to repair it at the moment. With setting up my own business and all. I'm gonna sell it on vBay for 2000v$.

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-09-22 18:33, 80 days ago)

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#11   2017-08-04 17:18          
# JACsterandOlibob : I don't have the time and money to repair it. I'm gonna sell it. 2000v$.

Ask your insure...

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#12   2017-08-04 20:24          
# Sniff the fuel : Ask your insure...
I did, but as the other driver had no insurance, I got no compensation! How unfair is that!

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#13   2017-08-05 07:47          
# JACsterandOlibob : I did, but as the other driver had no insurance, I got no compensation! How unfair is that!
What shame...

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#14   2017-08-10 14:48          
Hi guys!

New progress on the MR2. Painted the rollbars two days ago:
And the wheels!

Today I took her out for a spin around the local mountains. She did quite well:



That's all for now!

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#15   2017-08-14 18:56          
Hi again! Today I went to the DVLA and now I can legally drive my car!



Added 3 minutes later:

Also, I managed to sell my Ford Focus ST for 2000v$, so..

14,800

MACKAY

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#16   2017-08-14 19:24          
What a nice MK1 man ! I had MR2 Spyder RHD when I was 18, was a blast, never had opportunity to drive or even sit in one of these MK1's as yours, goodluck with your build and also sad to see your Focus go, setback is a setup for comeback ! :)

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#17   2017-08-14 19:28          
Front plate need higher, speed bump or pot hole will eat reg plate. o_0

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#18   2017-08-15 08:32          
# xStraightPipex : Front plate need higher, speed bump or pot hole will eat reg plate. o_0

I'd rather it look good than be functional. Worst of all, I'll have to buy a new plate. No big deal. Form > Function

# MACKAY : What a nice MK1 man ! I had MR2 Spyder RHD when I was 18, was a blast, never had opportunity to drive or even sit in one of these MK1's as yours, goodluck with your build and also sad to see your Focus go, setback is a setup for comeback ! :)

Thanks mate! Always loved the Mk2's. Where are you? Maybe we could arrange you to drive it at some point.

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#19   2017-08-16 18:08          
Nice, man!

I'm stancing my Vento in Northern Italy :)

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#20   2017-08-20 12:40          
Hi again!
Earlier this week I ordered some Volk TE37's in 18" from EBay. It cost me 2000v$ including tires so quite a good price. The tires are nothing special, just some EcoTech ones.

Here it is:


Later on in the day, I took it out for a spin:


I managed to sell the other rims for 100v$ a piece so...

14,800-2000+400=13,200v$

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#21   2017-08-20 12:54          
Not sure rim look match....

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#22   2017-08-20 14:01          
Nor am I, just thought they'd look better than those ugly BBS replicas

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#23   2017-09-07 19:10          
Hi guys!

After a little break I am back! I have also bought a new car, another Ford Focus ST. This one is a few years older, and has the stock engine. Here it is the the day I bought it (Two weeks ago)

On the 1st of this month I replaced the exhaust for some Ebay ones.

^^Bumper off^^
One hour later:

^Tips on^

A cat-delete also happened here.

Today I also painted the engine bay black!

^^Before^^

^^After^^

Looks much better in my opinion.





That's all for now.
Cya.

Sleepin mOnkey

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#24   2017-09-07 20:16          
Nice focus

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#25   2017-09-07 20:28          
Thanks. I plan to slam it in the future.

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#26   2017-09-17 11:10          
Hi again!

I've not been able to access a computer over the last week, but here is what I did then:
Today:
Today I received my order! A Sony Subwoofer!



The Mr2 is also on the used car classifieds. Starting at 7000. Offers open.

Thanks again for reading!

The next Royal Stance issue will be out soon.

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-09-17 11:24, 85 days ago)

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#27   2017-09-19 15:49          
Okay, the Mr2 sold for 7500v$. MrTomush bought it, seemed like a decent guy. Payed in full :smile:

Over the last 24 hours I have been looking at a few cars... And this one jumped out at me. Here is a pic from the auction:

^^Auction photo^^

Here it is when it got delivered home yesterday:


^^In the garage^^

In other news, I have officially moved to the UK! (A week ago) The Focus was shipped over (The VW hadn't been bought yet)

Mods will start later
Current= 13,200v$
Black paint for the engine bay= -5
Mr2= +7500
vw = -7995
exhaust for the ford = -200
Wheels for the mr2 = -300
Old ST wheels = +200
stero system = -350
Various food, drink, petrol = -50
Flight + Car import = -1000v$

CURRENT: 11,000

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-09-20 17:31, 82 days ago)

JACsterandOlibob

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#28   2017-09-21 18:45          
Heyo

I went to Halfords today and picked up some parts. A new stereo for the Golf and an exhaust tip also for the Golf. 200 for the stereo and 100 for the exhaust. If any of you were wondering, I am gonna scrap piece of metal to mount the exhaust at an angle.


^^After the stereo was bought^^


^^A quick lap at the local track (hednesford hills raceway)^^

Exhaust should be mounted later tomorrow.

In other news, I've lost my job as a Tesco Sales assistant. For now I rely on profits from the Royal Stance magasine. Also, is anyone able to design a logo for Royal Stance? Check the thread for info

Current= 11,000V£
Weekly wage x4= +1000v£
Exhaust= -100
stereo= -200

Current= 11,700

This post was edited by JACsterandOlibob (2017-09-21 19:02, 81 days ago)

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#29   2017-09-21 18:56          
You now have 35£V more, I bought the filter.

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#30   2017-09-21 20:16          
Thanks!

Current= 11,735v£

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#31   2017-09-21 20:39          
Check out my RP, there's an update incoming in about 'whenever the VS uploader finishes'.

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#32   2017-09-22 17:22          
Looks cool.

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#33   2017-09-22 17:25          
Thanks.

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#34   2017-09-26 16:31          
Hi again


Today I got down to work when I was woken up by the postman delivering some 17" rims- pics to follow. They cost me 400v£ for the set, and another 400v£ for the tyres. I also bought a cheeky McDonalds, mmmm I'm lovin it.

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#35   2017-09-26 18:10          
Can't wait to see it.

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#36   2017-09-27 09:35          
Here they are:

I also put on the strut brace that came with the car. I'm gonna paint it BLACK soon



Finance:
Food: -100
mcdonalds: -5
New wheels: -800
VW Vento: -8000

11735-8905=
2830v£
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