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 …

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..)

Tie-rods, yumcha style

Ordered 2 sets of outer tie-rods from a Chinese company for possibly both Altos. Total cost delivered matches cost of 2 genuine ones – undelivered. If I’m unimpressed with the quality I’ll only use them on RSR550 and go genuine for RSR660 Update: Enquired about order status; received refund due to parts NLA


1x 77831-71B50-M69 – Front/Rear ‘Works RS/R Fulltime 4WD’ Decal 1x 11955-73B50 – F5B Emissions Decal 1x 11955-64D03 – F6A Emissions Decal Update: NLA (Still): 11955-73B50