My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby icehouse » 29 May 2016 11:31

Thats such a rad photo! The one of the plate. haha so much growth and such a nice stack of tabs :)
I liked Hainz better...... Can we trade back?

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 22:28

A few moths ago we loaded up the family and headed to Japan to see the in-laws and have a little vacation time, well, it wasn't really vacation but i did see some old friends and run around Japan like the old days....

This was my neighbor, Watanabe-san, he lived a few houses down from me, I bought the Honda Motocompo scooter from him before I left Japan, still in good health and driving his AE86 on a regular basis, he's the original owner, I tried many times to buy it from him but he always said no and would tell me how much he loved that car. It was nice to see him again, he even remembered my name. Really nice gentleman.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 22:38

I also caught up with sugata-san and we hit the road to the monthly 510 meet in Yokohama, we also stopped by Refresh60 and got to chat with Obata-san, he was telling me that he might close his shop in the near future, I think his health is not the best and he's ready to retire.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 22:41

In his shop he had a customers 510 that had a toyota motor in it......
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 23:05

Back to my shop......I've been working pretty hard on it lately, I also have a close friend helping me a lot (actually, he's doing most of the work) it's just too much work for me right now with my current job schedule. But I am staying busy out there and it's getting done.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

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more on the garage upgrade......
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 23:31

And the front view....
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 23:44

it's getting there, I'm working on the insulation and drywall now, hanging a 13ft ceiling is no easy task.....especially by yourself but I have a drywall lift and that thing is amazing! I did have to buy an extension to get it to go up high enough.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 12 Nov 2016 23:53

Hopefully I can get the rest of the ceiling done tomorrow, then move on to the walls. I just can't wait to get it done so I can get the wagon and coupe going.....it's been 5 years since I started the wagon, my how time goes by......

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby icehouse » 13 Nov 2016 17:06

The shop sure is looking nice!!!!!!
I liked Hainz better...... Can we trade back?

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby BrandonS » 13 Nov 2016 17:26

That's a real nice shop and I enjoyed reading about your past projects. Thanks for the thread!

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby 510rob » 13 Nov 2016 17:55

Rich, everything that you do always amazes me and is always so nicely carried out and well documented. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 13 Nov 2016 18:23

Thank you! It's a lot of fun but it's a lot of work at the same time. This time around I am trying to get the shop just right, everything where it needs to be and user friendly. I really want a nice big shop in the back yard but that will have to wait, this space will be fine and make it fun to go out there to work on something, I just can't wait to get it done.

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby icehouse » 13 Nov 2016 19:04

I know I want you to get onto the coupe so you can sell me any extras you might have :)
I liked Hainz better...... Can we trade back?

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby Camano510 » 21 Nov 2016 07:14

Love seeing progress of any kind, on any project. Mine are all in hibernation or planning....
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