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Old 03-14-2021, 08:46 PM
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Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

My son (we'll call him elspectro) bought a black n tan 2004 Lexus GS 300 a while back. He told me it was going to be converted to a Toyota Aristo after the Fiero GT race car project. Well, he ended up with a low mile 98 Toyota Aristo in great shape so he offered me the Lexus at a good price. It's a nice car with a lot of life left in it.
It won't be a resto-mod or anything. Probably just a bit of a fixer upper. A good spa treatment and a few things repaired along the way like figuring out why the cd changer drains the battery dead every few days.


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Only seen the first one, 15 years ago in theaters. Plan on keeping it that way. Get off my lawn.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus


I named the car Lucy, short for "Lucy the Limo".

I was thinking "double 04" since the factory tint'd windows keep its occupants a secret but I digress.


Bought my first gimmick for it (so far).
That and a what used to be called a keyfob until the modern remote became the norm.
A fob used to be a piece of leather, a metal logo attached to that both of which were attached to a split ring that also held your car key(s).


These days a 4D bright flashlight the size of a US quarter can be had for $5 too.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

In true ole #97 form the previous S&SPOG decal shown in post 1 kept giving me grief.
It refused to stick to glass……3 stickers later I said never mind.


New die-cut sticker applied.


Thanks to Mrs Fixer ole Lucy looks better
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

$20 got 6 gallons of gas. Gyah!!
Now if it could go 0-60 in 3 shakes of a lambs tail or get 25mpg in the city I'd be ok wit dat. But it goes 0-60 eventually and gets the mpg of a loaded dump truck around town so I'll just have to grin and bear it. You gotta pay to play so driving around in a mini-limo aint gonna be cheap. It's not like my old 77 Cutlass that had ahigh output 350 engine and a whirlpool in the tank though. That old posh cruiser went 0-60 lickety split but never met a filling station it didn't like. It also liked that 1970's fuel too so none of this weak sauce 93 octane crap we call premium these days. Nope it liked it's fuel at least 102 but preffered 108. So you either put in racing fuel or a load of octane boost and got about 8mpg city or highway. Oh, Lord if you turned on the A/C it was worse. But she sure was fast.

So this car is a kinda replacement for that Cutlass in a luxury car way without all of the zoom potential. At some point I'll take it to a shop and have the guy look it over while on a lift and give me the skinny on where to start pouring money in.

Now small trip to a park for photos would have used 3 gallons of fuel in the Cutlass. But probably used a half gallon in the Lexus. It was a good day to take a short spin in the nice pollen air after doing some yard work.


I suck at car pix but liked this one ok.
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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

Still await plates from DMV. So far, 6 weeks later still no plates.


So I made a set.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

Another thing I don't miss about the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Nice car. Looks comfy
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Re: Bykfixers new money pit Lexus

Woah! I actually got the log in password guess correct the first time.

Some of us refer to the place as the $old Dominion after 2012, Jamie.

Very comfy car OGS. I like the paddle shifters on the steering wheel like the auto-tragic Prelude (without the tragic part). When in drive it shifts silky smooth both up and down. The engine (from the older LS model) was designed and built to be super quiet and practically vibration free. It has touring tires on it for a nice, quiet ride.

Driver side leather is becoming a bit crunchy like it's pleather though. Yet after the way ole #97 abused my heart this one has to earn my trust before I start cosmetic surgery(s) like new leather or a paint job.

I did however buy a pair of shift knobs though. Could not decide between a genuine replica cue ball or a black one so I bought both. And the chromed plastic trunk emblems were replaced with look-alike decals.



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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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The black ball in full effect. The checkered ashtray is from ole #97



Peeling trim. Ugh! Have sticker scraper tool, citrosol and 00 steel wool?



Solved.
The paint on the other hand has lots of parking lot induced issues (for now).
Shows the look alike decals look……alike, yet more stealthy.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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