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Sachihiro the Copen

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by AFR0N1, May 31, 2018.

  1. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen L880K (KMVZW)
    Got some new tires and alignment done, and everything else is all ok (apart from the rust)(I would fix the rust myself if I had the equipment AND skill to do it, but I don't have either of those things so the only other option is to get someone else to do it, but I'm too broke rn. But why don't you save money by not buying fancy new tires etc? That's because the old tires were at the minimum tread depth. I'd rather get new tires than pay a huge fine and end up in a ditch because of a high risk of aquaplaning)
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    The new tires feel great, much better than the Economist + Formoza combo
    and the alignment feels great too, although his right rear wheel is off ;-;
    Anyway I can fix this without replacing the whole rear torsion beam? Just a bushing perhaps?
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  2. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    You did well to find Bridgestone tyres. I couldn’t get any last year and ended up with Nankang which weren’t too bad for the 2 weeks I drove on them before swapping Noddy for the MX5. Sadly, it looks like the new owner killed the Copen as it’s no longer taxed or MOT’d.
     
  3. Toucan

    Toucan Copenworld Member

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    Where did you get your rear number plate from? Mine isn't that shape so doesn't perfectly fit the plate space.
     
  4. Toucan

    Toucan Copenworld Member

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    Where did you get your rear number plate from? Mine isn't that shape so doesn't perfectly fit the plate space.
     
  5. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    I don't know. It was like that when I bought the car.
     
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  6. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    Mine also came with the full size rear plate as standard. Try one of a Rover 75 to see if that’ll fit - I don’t have the Copen now so can’t check the measurements.
     
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  7. Toucan

    Toucan Copenworld Member

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    Okay, thanks for your help. Do you think there is a Daihatsu specialist on eBay/Amazon or another site that would sell rear number plates to fit Sakura (桜) the Copen?
    Thanks for your help.
    P.S. Do you think Sakura (桜) is a nice name for my car?
     
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  8. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    https://angelplates.net/chrysler-show-plates/

    would you like me to pop around and fit it for you as well ?
     
  9. Toucan

    Toucan Copenworld Member

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    I'll be alright. Thanks for your very kind offer!
     
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  10. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    It's been a while since I updated this...
    Anyway, remember that rust?
    Well, it was quite a lot worse than I thought...
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    But wait, there's more...
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    Both sides were equally as bad in the same places.
    well, that's the bad news over
    Here's the good news



    It's all been fixed!
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    Now all that's left on the to do list is
    Refurbish wheels (they are a bit corroded and leak air)
    Clean the underside and undercoat
    Replace passenger door lock actuator (It stopped working a few months ago)
    Re-paint boot lid (looks like a previous owner had it poorly painted in the past. The paint is pealing away in some spots)
    and that's pretty much it.

    He's been very reliable and runs and drives perfect. I changed the gearbox oil at 53,218 Miles and He is currently at 56k Miles
    Oh and almost forgot, one of the chrome tips rusted off so I got a new exhaust as well and I painted the wiper arms and bonnet prop.
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  11. APPLEDjerry

    APPLEDjerry Copenworld Member

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    'Lola': 2009 Copen 1.3 Silver
    'Griffin the Mule': Vauxhall Vectra Estate, 2008, 1.8, black.
    Looking really good. That must be one very happy Copen and owner
     
  12. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    Almost as good as new. Actually, it’s probably better if you had it under sealed as well.
     

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