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Cars by Model Type => 3rd generation RX-7's => Topic started by: Gomez on May 02, 2010, 12:14:22 PM

Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 02, 2010, 12:14:22 PM
Hi gents, hope you can help me.

I\'m collating a database of every Spirit R built, drawing on catalogs, brochures and websites for information.

I have most of what I need, but I\'d like to try and find some door frame VIN decal pictures to validate some of my data.

We have quite a few Spirit R\'s in Australia, however the local authorities are removing the decals when the cars are imported, so I\'m having difficulties sourcing pics.

Ideally I\'d love to find a Type A, Type B and Type C VIN decal, however I\'ll settle for anything at this stage!! Each decal will have differing information, hence the reason for chasing all three types.

Cheers :cool:

Here\'s a pic of a version six RB decal to illustrate what I\'m after:

(http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=47287&stc=1&d=1272798738)
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 04, 2010, 12:00:10 PM
No Spirit R owners here??
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Speedline Imports on May 04, 2010, 12:03:13 PM
I think there are only 2 Spirit R\'s in the whole UK and not sure the owners visit the forum much.
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 04, 2010, 12:18:54 PM
OIC....I thought there\'d be oodles of them!

Fair enough, I\'ll continue my search closer to home.

Cheers :).
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: SiH on May 04, 2010, 01:00:49 PM
Unfortunately our import laws in the UK have pretty much prevented us from road registering a spirit R, except for for those very quick off the mark :(
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: RobMatthews on May 04, 2010, 10:45:28 PM
why do the aus authorities remove the identity door tags?
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 05, 2010, 09:23:15 AM
Quote from: RobMatthews;691590
why do the aus authorities remove the identity door tags?

Since I posted this thread, I\'ve come over to the possibility that the Spirit R may never have had a drivers doorframe VIN decal (which is odd, as all other S8\'s had them).

Special "grey import" cars (like the 99-02 FD\'s) get issued with a new VIN number on arrival. It\'s basically the JDM VIN with a 6U90000 added as a prefix.
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Ada7 on May 05, 2010, 12:39:53 PM
I know spirit R\'s had a special plate on the bulkhead of the engine bay, the other side to the normal vin plate.
Like this

Adam
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: andrewrx7 on May 05, 2010, 01:49:17 PM
Gomez,

Sent you a PM.

Cheers
Andrew
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 06, 2010, 09:09:44 AM
Quote from: Ada7;691687
I know spirit R\'s had a special plate on the bulkhead of the engine bay, the other side to the normal vin plate.
Like this

Adam

Yep, got a few pics of those.

The info I wanted to get from the decal included the model-spec code, in the bottom LH corner.

That\'s not on the plate, unfortunately.

Quote from: andrewrx7;691703
Gomez,

Sent you a PM.

Cheers
Andrew

PM replied, thanks Andrew.
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: cessnut87 on May 06, 2010, 10:20:59 AM
Hey Gomez, I\'ll take a pic of mine and send it to ya later today or tomorrow.
Title: Attn: Spirit R Owners.
Post by: Gomez on May 06, 2010, 12:42:51 PM
Quote from: cessnut87;691985
Hey Gomez, I\'ll take a pic of mine and send it to ya later today or tomorrow.

That would make my day (actually, would make my May!!).

Cheers :).