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Old 27-05-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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'96 BA Hatch

well i thought it is time i make this

ever since i became interested in cars i always had a eye out for the BA's
at the time when my family first came here, they fetched around 15k so we didnt get one. but quite a few years later, when circumstances changed, we decided to look for a new car.
after looking for a while i found the perfect one. thats right i found her on ebay my stepdad was on his way to sydney to pick up a sky boat he just bought, when i asked him to make a detour to wachoupe. he saw her and put a deposit down straight away
i caught a plane to sydney the next morning and he picked me up from the airport towing his boat LOL
after a somewhat nightmarish drive throu the well worne out streets of sydney which made me appreciate brisbane all thatmuch more, we picked her up from a older couple who bought her new and allways serviced at mazda



thats what she looked like when i got her new shoes the following week

the weeks piled on and slowly i bought more stuff, of ebay ofcourse
  • seat covers
  • steering wheel with a "MS" horn (+10whp)
  • "momo" shift knob and a nice suade boot (+10whp)
  • 7" 2din DVD player/TV tuner and a sub
  • aluminium pedals (+10whp)
  • clear indicators
My mates amongst other things got me a very sexy mazdaspeed sticker for my windshield (+10whp)



following this i decided to get a better muffler, as the stock one was truly the stock one and has fallen appart internaly at the same time i painted my rear garnish and taillights


well shortly after i painted my tail lights someone unfortunately vandalised them and i could not be fcuked restoring them as that would of taken a lot of time.. so i called bourbon and arranged to get a set of clear lights from him
i also got a lip kit from carmate. after a long wait they sent me a wrong lip, which was more expensive so they lost there but it didnt match my skirts.. well i learned to love it and live with it when it was on the car
oh I also got the windows tinted



(+30whp)

but as you can see it still looked like a 4WD so i got my self a early christmas present



i know they are D2 coilovers, and there is some baaaad rep going around on the net on many forums that some guy heard from a friend of a friend of a friend but wen it come down to it they do the job very well
and as mr ryan has proved they can withstand great punishment that these street ones were not designed for (they have rally spec ones) and still work for years
at this time I was just before my end of year exam blocks and simply did not want to find time to install them, just in case something went wrong..

next up on the list was my head lights. i really hated how weak the beams were, so i wanted something better. i decided that HID is the way to go



Well after all of this I decided that it was time for the a-hole badge to go. Rupe took care of that for me and sent me his old ones he no longer had the need for
I was gonna change the bulbs in the dashboard for a while to some white LED ones, but I decided to go and get a set of white dials of ebay while I was at it, just looks cooler with the whole black/white/blue theme I am going for


(+15whp)

Well uni holidays finally came around so the 1st thing was to replace my ageold suspension with D2s

My stepdad, my friend and I did this over a period of 6 hours, 2 of which were spent trying to get the level right and 1 of which was spent trying to remove the rear break calliper to accommodate for RDA slotted rotors which replaced the stock ones which were on their wear limit



The eyelids in the above pic were made in 15 min using window vinyl, a little deformed egg ring and a ruler

Well after seeing a few pics of R8s I fell inlove with those sexy LEDs and decided that its what I want.
Led headlights ofcourse not the R8 I will never b able to afford that haha

With ebay bough leds, some soldering (which was useless lol) a few resistor and some epoxy to hold it all together I relocated my indicators and parkers to the headlights. I also sprayed the projector surrounds with matt black for that sort of JDM look



My latest addition was when I had to replace my tyres. I wanted 18’s for a while and bourbon again helped me in that aspect. I got his old rims with near new tyres, and after some sandblasting and powdercoating they became matt black something I wanted for a while
Few mazdaspeed stickers finished it off ([+10whp-3Kg]/wheel)







well for now thats all

what the future holds??
i want to eventually do a turbo conversion with a definate straight LPG setup
i also wish to make the car a AWD but i dont think that will happen, too much effort to be honest. i know that when there is a will there is a way, but i am just SOO lazy

new headlighttaillight design

I hope you all like this little beast as much as I do
Tony
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Old 27-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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ahaha we should talk about the AWD conversion, as i want the same for the HT (except i want NA engine build ).

looking good tony, only thing i reckon needs doing is removing indicators and plastic welding/filling the holes. black grill on front bar would stand out too
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:08 AM   #3
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fill up the blinker holes, do the awesome bonnet angry eyes thing, and get a pearl overlay on the white paint
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:55 AM   #4
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very nice car.. BA's are the best looking haha
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Old 28-05-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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dave yes we need to talk i got a few things in mind haha

karmello blinkers will get filled up same time im gonna do a respray, but no bad boy bonnet cus then my indicators would be covered up

dosh thanks man
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Old 28-05-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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my god.
i leave the place for 6 months and tony has a new car!
absolutely stunning tony.
im a hugggeeee fan
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Old 28-05-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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get the tyres whitewalled or a redwalled make the wheels look bigger and just awesome i think!!!
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Old 28-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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Looks awesome man, very sexy mods

Gotta admit, I liked it when the tails when they were painted white, looked very unique IMO.

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Old 28-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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bourbs thx for that i didnt even think about it haha. eventually when i do get gutter rash on one of the rims, i will polish all 4 of the lips. i get them full black cus they wanted to charge me another 200 to keep the lip polished. i just laughed haha.

marc i miss those lights man trust me
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #10
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nah keep em full black bro and get the whitewall...would look silly with a polished lip & whitewalling...
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Old 28-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #11
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Personally I think red-walling would look tougher on your car.

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Old 28-05-2009, 01:01 PM   #12
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yeah thats what i was thinking...give it more of a race appeal
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Old 28-05-2009, 01:51 PM   #13
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I'd go with white-walling, but red-walling (lol since when are these even verbs?) might look equally good... anyone wanna do a shoop of it?
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Old 28-05-2009, 01:52 PM   #14
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sounds like a good idea, weel c what happens when i have money
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:42 PM   #15
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Lol gotta love powder coating
my parents bought a powder coating business last year, means next to nothing costs for me

Its a really nice story though
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:27 PM   #16
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ok so i found a supplyer of leatherette in australia, $15/m (154cm wide) now im thinking weather or not to get it and do my dash. im gonan get a quote on a shop to do it for me but my guess will be around the 500-1000 mark, which sucs cus thats not even the seats
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:51 PM   #17
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and i want these
i know they look wiered but the extra length on top is exactly what i need and the vision isnt blocked
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #18
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Who was the leatherette supplier? I've been thinking about getting some.

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Old 06-06-2009, 04:53 PM   #19
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oh a upholsterer down the rd from me. i couldnt find anyone who actually sels it, like online or even in store. but yeah i forgot to ask a upholsterer bourbon said it straight away haha its $15/m
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:55 PM   #20
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schmexy, im not a fan of BA's but yours makes me pleased
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