Dropped off a box of stuff to the powdercoaters today, couple brackets on the engine, some light mounting ones and the front main member. Should be ready in a week or two.

Sent a request through to Streeter for a Suzuki Sport mount kit – replacements for all 4 mounts in the engine bay, pretty sure they are slightly firmer too.

Still no luck getting windscreen out, first place I made an appointment with (who never turned up) hasn’t contacted me. Sent a SMS to reschedule and no luck yet.
Another place further away quoted me cheap < lots with no real guesses as to time.

Found a new set of wind deflectors for the doors on Yahoo Auctions, sent a request off to a local place to see how much to get in with his next container – don’t think they’d survive a postal trip.

Oh, ordered some black silicon vacuum hose off eBay for all the cars.

Status: RSR660

Un-complied, incomplete.

Things to do:

  • Remove windscreen for cowl and roof rust repair
  • Paint engine bay new colour
  • Add new bump stops to new front struts
  • Press out rear control arm bushes
  • Do another lot of powder coating
  • Tar front road facing body
  • Install new front control arms and suspension
  • Rebuild steering rack with new bush
  • Install outer tie-rod ends
  • Remove old sound deadening from interior
  • Install new dynamat in interior
  • …. and many more things 🙁

Status: RSR550

Registered, fuelled, driven.

Things to do:

  • Swap doors with other white Alto
  • Swap tailgate with other white Alto
  • Get rear ‘seat’ re-trimmed with later style colours
  • Install boost gauge on steering column
  • Rebuild/swap steering rack
  • Install new outer tie-rods (Chinese ones still haven’t left China..)

Parts Order: Streeter

Made my most expensive order to date with Streeter.

Soon to be on its way from Japan:

  • Pair of inner tie-rods
  • Pair of front lower control arms
  • Pair of genuine fender mirrors!!!11 – never seen in real life, not even in the brochures
  • (84701-81000-5PK + 84702-81000-5PK)

  • Genuine windscreen moulding

New outer tie-rods and a rack rebuild will mean a complete new front suspension setup



  • 4x 11686-85501 – Engine Mounting Pad/Cushion
  • 4x 11684-85501 – Engine Mounting Pad/Cushion
  • 4x 11685-85000 – Engine Mounting Washer
  • 2x 84618-60D01 – Windscreen Stopper
  • 2x 09148-05018 – Windscreen Spacer Second
  • 1x 84751-70B00-5PK – Door Mirror Blank-off (Outside)
  • 1x 84756-70B00-5PK – Door Mirror Blank-off (Outside)

11685-85000 —> 11685-79J00

‘Shocked and dismayed’

Far right pic: New Suzuki Sport for other alto, some local alto, old Suzuki Sport shock, new KYB

Have now installed the new KYBs,
Managed to chop the stubborn rusty bolt off with a angle grinder, reasonably confident the thread is still decent for the new bolt.

Of course I then realised the springs don’t match each other so will have to replace them with a set from the spare Alto,


So this one now has CP21S front seats (blue with wings),

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Looking at putting rears in, but the CP21 mounting has changed;
Not sure whether to try and get CP21 covers modified for my spare CM11V set – or keep the CM11V set original to sell

Will be getting new rear shocks installed soon,
KYB 342020
Just getting over a cold, then gotta get work out how to cut the lower shock bolt out – rusted completely in the crush tube.


  • 5x 01550-08303 – Viscous Housing Bolts
  • 2x 48541-82H10 – Steering Rack Bushing
  • 6x 69571-60D01 – Tailgate Hinge Packing
  • 3x 09381-33002 – Rack End Bush Circlip
  • 8x 09117-08070 – Axle>Diff Bolts, 8×19
  • 6x 48114-73B00 – Steering Wheel Pad Clips

01517-08303  —> 0155008303  —> 01550-0830B