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posted September 01, 2004 09:10 AM
Edited By: neonracer88 on 1 Sep 2004 09:14


I picked this up last night. It is a 75 Mazda Rotary Pickup. (REPU) I actually bought two of them. The second one runs fine and the guy is still driving it. He needs to find another street car before he can give the truck up.

I had two of these truck when I was in high school and loved them. This one would barely run. We didn't have any keys so we had to use a coat hanger to get into the door through the side vent window. That took about 30 seconds. Then we just cut all 5 of the wires going up to the ing. switch and touched them together and put the battery on a jumper box and it started. It doesn't run worth shit but at least we drove it into the trailer.

I have a complete 93 RX-7 Turbo drivetrain that is going into the truck. We will be striping it down to the frame. First thing to go is that camper shell. I am hoping for 500 HP so I can still drive it on the street. I will give updates as we go, should take about 6 months.

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posted September 01, 2004 10:14 AM

Welcome to the forum!

Boy, does that REALLY remind me of my REPU when I first bought it. I even had the same big rust spot on the hood, on drivers side. But it can be restored!!!!!!!!!!

74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-

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posted September 01, 2004 11:00 AM


Congrat's on what looks to be a score on a straight, unmolested original! Now, before you go irrevocably altering anything, or discarding ANY parts...
Consider that it might still be possible to make it run 'decent' on the existing equipment with minor tinkering... and that everything you'll be removing to do your conversion has value to at least one of our members--especially if still in running/rebuildable condition.
And don't forget, treat that straight valance/bumper/frontend everything like it's made out of gold... :)

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