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SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« on: November 09, 2015, 14:31:49 PM »
My fellow .net enthusiasts reading this, kherrow! hoping you're all well!

So oops I did it again! Quite literally hahah!!
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 13:24:18 PM »
Update time
So I connected the replacement radiator to engine coolant hose and was so annoyed that she still leaked coolant as I was pouring water into the coolant bottle. Fixed that leak then at temp she leaked some more.
This was my feels:


Turned out the new leaks were just loose clamps on some of the hosing connectors! Yay!
And as a result, took her for her first wash last night to celebrate :D


Was astounded at the colour (this photo is from last night, aka the first time I saw this thing washed and shiny since owning it.

Which brings us to today.
So today I swapped the wheels and numberplates between the cars.
And also the rear windshield spoiler.











I've decided I'm going for the overall darker car look for the dark blue cali.
I just knew swapping wheels and plates would suit both cars better
Now I need to desperately prep my old black Angel eyes to go into the blue cali because I cannot see the road at all and the adjustment is so screwed. I've also got to sort out the tail lights..

So the blue ones tail lights. I need some thought and suggestions.

A) should I black out the top silver strips on the current after market tail lights sitting on the car
OR
B) get another stock set of tail lights and tint them like on my red cali

What do you think? I reckon the tinted stock will give that overall darker look I'm looking for, the altezza ones stand out a mile on the dark paint job.

Also chucked on one of my smaller aerials on the blue cali thanks to our Eddey.



And I've ordered LED's for everywhere, and some other goodies so stay tuned.

To finish off this update, the turf footwells have made a come back for the lols



Hahah and that's all for now folks!

What's your thoughts on my tail lights lads and gals? Comment below.

Cheers!
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 13:43:23 PM »
I detest the rear lights but, as you know LOVE the turf!!!!!!!  ;D ;D
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 15:38:38 PM »
I detest the rear lights but, as you know LOVE the turf!!!!!!!  ;D ;D
Likewise.. Not going to lie, I groaned when I first saw they were on the car.
Hahaha cheers Alison, it's great to see people's Reactions as it's not done very often at all. Plus the usual leaves and dirt from shoes that build up on normal car mats dont seem out of place here
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 15:39:09 PM »
A mod that just went in @1am in the morning hahah.


When ordering the dome light led panel I thought I'd try a new type the COB style like my angel eyes.. Omg!
It's like daylight now when it's dark out

Sweet.

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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 12:05:05 PM »
Hey guys.
Small update!

So ever since I've owned this blue Calibra, the rear numberplate lamp bulbs were burnt out.
I've replaced now with leds.





Muuch better :)

LED's for the speedo and centre console coming soon! Can't wait.
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 10:04:26 AM »
A funky DIY life hack
Seatbelt buckle + holster key holder!





Saw it on Facebook a few weeks ago, and I thought that's maaad so I made my own version.
Loving it!
Now the family will never lose their keys.. They're the worst. Always forgetting where they put them and then stress in the morning when they're late to leave for their destination.
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 20:29:24 PM »
Awesome progress.....love the key holders.....!

I would tint the lights and see how they look....they would have to be quite dark to lose the Lexus look.....!


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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 16:46:36 PM »
Awesome progress.....love the key holders.....!

I would tint the lights and see how they look....they would have to be quite dark to lose the Lexus look.....!
Thanks bud! Hahah glad the key holders have another fan too

Yes to be honest those chrome tail lights really aren't my style. I've always liked keeping a Calibra true to the original look, the stock lights I think are the way to go for me. I'll be lightly tinting them for a little more "overall dark car" look. You are right, the altezzas would need alot of tinting to take away the chrome and an overall too dark tail lights look will ruin that iconic Calibra look for me.
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2015, 19:46:48 PM »
YouTube......calibra led tail lights ! Lol

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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 00:50:52 AM »
YouTube......calibra led tail lights ! Lol
Yeah man I've seen some crazy led tail light builds in the past
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2015, 01:26:32 AM »
Update time!
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2015, 02:30:52 AM »
So firstly I decided that enough was enough and the tail lights needed some love.

BEFORE:


DURING:






AFTER:


Sooo much better wow.
The aftermarket ones stood out too much on the darker blue colour car and they're not my style. I like to keep the classic Calibra look but freshen things up :)

Next up I went and put LED's in the dome light, glove box, boot and under bonnet light, gear selector and clock.

I also fitted a driver side pretentioner that was missing, replaced the knackered electric window switches and finally finally got the car to stop leaking coolant!

Check this out. I got a new overflow bottle from a wrecker. Got it home plumbed it all up and as soon as I poored water into the bottle immediate water started gushing out from under the car. And I couldn't work out why. It just didn't make sense, the water kept gushing from behind the firewall, each time I poored it into the bottle. I was like.. Well previous owner had disconnected coolant from going to heater matrix so I was baffled until I took the wrecker bottle out and noticed this massive hole on the bottom of the bottle fuaaaaarkkk hahah mystery solved.



So old bottle when back in that leaks a little under pressure. So I do need to source another soon. Anyone know of any that are available from ebay?
Cheers

Aaaaand as she sits.




Thanks for reading guys!
She's slowly looking and feeling better.
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2015, 05:53:31 AM »
Ahh now that's better.....never liked Lexus lights...keep us posted on the next mod

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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2015, 13:45:23 PM »
Ahh now that's better.....never liked Lexus lights...keep us posted on the next mod
Muuch better agreed! Neither here, very few Calibra set ups can pull them off.
Will do champ, cheers!
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