-89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

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-89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

Post by Nismo » Mon May 11, 2020 11:17 pm

Hello everyone!

I think it's time for a little project thread on this forum, even though there might not be super much activity, it's always funny to collect and share the project as it goes forward.

My name is Tomas, located in Stockholm, Sweden! My first Piazza project was a white HBL that had been standing on a grass lawn for 7 years under a plastic cover. Not the ultimate pre conditions you might say...

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I had so many plans for this car but unfortunately this one had to move on beacause of excessive rust all over the car. In Sweden they salt the roads att winter making our old cars disappear like cotton candy in water... :angryfire:

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So away with that rust bag and fast forward about 5 years. I finally became a Piazza owner again, but this time with a lot better car to start from!
As we speak I have changed all fluids, resurfaced the brakes, changed pads and tried to wash it as good as I could. Almost passed inspection with one fault: A leaking exhaust that requires a re-inspection, but with that fixed I should be good to go! :)

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And this is the wheels I try to fit the car - Classic Japanese wheels Kosei Sniper 17". Found a pre-used set that will have to do it for now. In the future a setup of 17" gold BBS Lemans replicas will probably end up on it! :prayer:

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So now I am waiting for spacers and centric rings for the new wheels, and waiting for some help with the exhaust for the re-inspection.

I will keep you updated! :)

//Nismo

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Re: -89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

Post by eyecon » Tue May 12, 2020 8:24 pm

Welcome Tomas, nice ride too. What are doing to stop the salt rusting out this car too?

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Re: -89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

Post by Nismo » Tue May 12, 2020 11:07 pm

eyecon wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Welcome Tomas, nice ride too. What are doing to stop the salt rusting out this car too?
Well first of all I am going to give it well needed corrosion protection treatment with sand blasting and total recover of surface protection.
Then the easy answer: Not drive it during winter time! :yawinkle:

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Re: -89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

Post by eyecon » Wed May 13, 2020 7:55 pm

Excellent

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Re: -89 Piazza Turbo HBL - Kaizen Project

Post by Nismo » Mon May 25, 2020 11:09 pm

So I've got some more parts to install on the Piazza. K&N air filter, new rear brake pads and also the custom made spacers for the new wheels.

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K&N air filter in place!

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Rear wheels are test fitted with spacers and it looks good! :tonqe:
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Wheels are getting a new color, they should end up in gold eventually!
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Within the next few days I will get the wheels painted and fitted properly on the car. It will make a huge difference!

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