Ongoing Build..and SC300FIVESPD One Day Gte swap Merged threads by Cleanshots

By diyauto
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4 minute(s) of a 26 minute read

1-20-2009

Ongoing Build..and SC300FIVESPD One Day Gte swap Merged threads


Compliments of Cleanshots @ www.clublexus.com


1-20-2009


hey guys welcome to my car build thead that's always ongoing.

i have always been looking for a sc300 with a factory 5speed since i can remember. so one day on craigslist one popped up. clean title, and it said 4k obo i thought hot danm ill talk that guy down in price. so i hit him up and went to sf to look at it. i acted dumb and finally said, oh man its a manual? no one wants a manual luxury car. and the interior is bad and the body has alot of dents and dings, ill give you 3k. he said ok. so i said ok here is 700 bucks, smog it and ill pick it up. so the next day i wen tthere with the rest of the money and picked up the car. on the way home i saw alot of other sc's. i was pumped. when i bought the car it looked brown. the next day i washed it and my friend took these pics of my car. 





and after the wash was done i discovered this pretty blue color underneath the grime! yikes... the car used to be garnet pearl but at some point it was painted blue. this car is a jzz31 #076 off the assembly line. 3k3 garnet pearlt was the original color with a tan interior.


next step was to get that old tan carpet cleaned up. disgusting man that owned the car did not take care of the poor baby. smelled like butthole and alot of stains all over the place...

i hit the local bargain store, big lots. i bought 4 cans of 409 carpet cleaner and a hand held brush. 10-15 bucks total if that...

here is the 409, you gotta make a funny face when you hold the cans or else it wont work. 




what i did was to take the front seas out of the car first and vacuum the whole carpet as best as i could. then you take the cans of 409 and start covering the carpet. dont stop till its all covered. you have to let it soak for a while. then have some gloves handy with your brush as well. start brushing the carpet. keep a pattern going dont do circles. just back and forth.. 

after a while you should be getting to the end. scrub those nasty stains with the brush, i got out coffee stains, no oxi-clean here guys just some elbow grease.


once the scrubbing is done vacuum anything that's left over and you should have some sexy new looking carpet like this.






this is where the thread starts and is in a random order since this was many threads merged into one. ENJOY!! 


next time you at a junk yard:


look at the visors in Mercedes or BMW's, even Volvo, Chrysler and lets not forget Lexus. these cars also have the garage door opener in the sun visors like the 97+ sc's. i was at the junk yard today and bought the visor for 5 dollars. just showed him the visor not the home link. i will be putting it in soon, if it fits in the visor then that's where it will go. keep an eye out you guys. here is my find.



^^ yea all you have to do is give it power and ground. i alredy pluged it into a 12v source and programmed my garaged door to it. holding it next to my visor it looks line it will fit perfect.


i say basically look in every high end-ish luxury cars for the home link system. if its in the sun visor just rip the frekin visor off. lol.



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