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#Survivor Part1

By May 28, 2020January 2nd, 2021#Survivor

#Survivor

Project Survivor is a 2002 manual Lexus is300 that we got saved from coming apart in Jan 2018. And today in May 2020 we are going to finally finish the #survivor project. Follow us on this small adventure while we “restore” / bring back to life this survivor out of – not much left manual versions of lexus IS300. When we are done, you will have a chance to buy it. Anyway, let’s begin.

#Survivor

2002 Lexus is300 manual with over 271k miles.

This was the condition when we got it, and we way overpaid. But our owner wanted a manual shop errands car, so we let it be.

#Survivor

This image was taken after it was fixed, even thought it may look “good”, the hood had a bunch of bondo from the first donor parts, peeling clear coat, bumper the same, and the engine – even though its legendary 2jzge (non-turbo), had seen better days. 270K miles had took its toll, and after we drifted for a few days on, burning almost all sets of tires we had spare the engine was still alive, but near its end.

We had a spare laying around with 120K, (from another manual is300) the engine was clean not a drop. So, we installed it. and then parked the #survivor for a year. Yes, until 2019 it will not be used. It is a survivor, so we are not finished yet.

Recently a donor was acquired to restore this guy and the first upgrade was to give the survivor new shoes

#survivor

looks good right?

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