It’s here! My “new” 468000 mile ‘06 gx470 (1 Viewer)

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In an exciting turn of events, the owner happened to be in town on business, saving me a flight.

it’s a little rough around the edges, some surface rust spots on the hood and a leaking air bag, but for a free car i can’t complain. Gonna get it on the lift this week and start making a list of what she needs, then hopefully finishing the build before July of this year to take up to silver lake dunes. Thanks to everyone for the advice in my previous thread!

Edit: anyone running dobinsons coils with bilstein 5100s? going for a very "budget" build.
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Got it on the lift today and went through it with my brother in law. Pretty happy with what we found, frame is solid!
Needing replacements:
-Both front cv shafts had torn boots
-Rear shocks are leaking, but who cares those were coming off anyway
-whoever changed the timing belt last etched the mileage in the plastic cover LOL. So it’s got about 100k on the belt so I’ll be doing that and the water pump
-the ebrake cable is broken.
-exhaust pipe behind the muffler is rusted all the way through. This doesn’t matter anymore because it’s no longer attached to the vehicle.
-need to flush differentials and transmission
-tires are junk
-rear bumper cover is cracked up
-front window is pitted
-hood is rusting
-lots of scratches
-rear hatch is rusting
-i forgot how to reverse with out a rear view camera


the good:
Frame is solid!
Center locker works perfect.
shifts into and out of 4L perfectly
Transmission shifts really really smoothly
Interior is in great shape everything works inside
Engine feels very strong. Don’t want to push it until i take care of the timing belt
No signs of leaks anywhere

overall it looks like after i take care of the wear and tear it’ll be solid for another 400k
 
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Picked up clean rims with a bit more tire on them. Old tires were trash and the stock rims are also trashed. $375 for the set which i feel is a good deal
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Same style I put on my 460. I painted mine gunmetal to go with my grey. They would look sharp painted black to match your car. I use the ceramic wheel paint. ,comes in a spray can at ORilley. Great wheel paint. I have to get around to posting a picture.
 
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I know all about making a $500 car into a quite expensive car. You scored on the purchase of the car and on the wheels. Take your time. I have a huge list of things I MIGHT do to mine. The planning and anticipation a a good part of the fun .
 
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I’m worried about costs mounting up when i get into the front suspension. There’s a lot
 
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