Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
OldSix_95

Old Six: a '95 ES-V6 Story

Recommended Posts

I'll go ahead and introduce myself,  I'm Ty'Eira Marie Morrison. This is my recently acquired Hunter Green Mica Metallic '95 ES-V6 automatic, affectionately named "Old Six". I've had the pleasure of owning this wonderful Mazda for a good seven weeks now, she's starting to show me that I can have faith in a $600 beater with a heater. I had my doubts about jumping into an automatic 626 at first (seeing as how the reputation of them has resulted in the death of most of these cars), but I ABSOLUTELY had to have a GE platform 626 because of the resemblence of the larger '90-'94 929. So far, in my seven weeks of ownership, I've managed to:

1) Replace the broken factory cassette player and dealer-installed in-dash CD changer controller (trunk changer was missing, I believe she told me it was 10-disc) with a working cassette unit from a '96 LX and working in-dash CD player from a '94 ES-V6;

2) Clean up headlights, fog lights, interior,  wheels, and paint with a Nu Finish wax job;

3) replace the busted grille and add a factory lip spoiler from a '96 LX, find a replacement passenger sunvisor, order new headliner material, order a 3-button '90s Ford key fob and Mazda Eternal Flame fob case and program it to the factory alarm system, despite the "PANIC" feature being inoperable.

 

Next steps:

Tinted windows, Gold emblem package, new hood, fresh paint w/pinstripe removal, "ES" fender decals, '95+ Shogun PGT blades (aluminum or '97 GTS chrome doesn't matter at this point, since I can find either matching centre caps), new Driftwood seats, wood dash panelling, spare manual transmission/parts, hi-rise spoiler w/CHMSL, and hopefully a spare motor just in case (it makes me so sad about not ever being able to get a Euro lip kit, I really like that kit).

 

So far, all she seems to need is valve cover gaskets, a new exhaust system and front suspension work. But I'm growing to love this Mazda more and more every day, I can't wait to move and add a matching Hunter Green Mica Metallic MX-6 LS and a BG Protégé to my fleet (yes, this car has released my inner Mazda enthusiasm). This car has been sort of a lifelong bucket list car, and #2 on my list of dream cars because of how underrated it is and how much potential this car has. I've shown a little bit of the transformation I was able to make, since I'm on the parts hunt for two different cars (also have a '93 Pontiac Grand Am GT Quad 4 High Output Sedan I'm working on restoring). So far, the lip spoiler works with the stock look and wheels, but I want to see what she looks like when done. I'm anxiously awaiting the moment this $600 beaten heap is transformed into a $2000 work of vivid art... and I'm proud thus far to be a part of the 626 community.

20180615_172634.jpg

20180615_172945.jpg

20180615_172820.jpg

20180621_193200.jpg

20180624_124358.jpg

20180624_124423.jpg

20180718_092849.jpg

20180718_103110.jpg

20180718_103434.jpg

20180718_103857.jpg

20180718_104330.jpg

20180718_104340.jpg

20180804_171712.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And here's more cosmetic goodies I was able to get my hands on: going for a set of 16" '97 Probe GTS chrome wheels and gold badges. The toughest part is going to be finding the chrome centre caps (found three that had gold emblems) and the gold Eternal Flame grille badge... I know, I still have a driver vanity sunvisor, hood, wood dash panelling or wrap, hi-rise spoiler (or trunk equipped as such), seats, redo the headliner, and at least try to find a replacement security system box (she hesitates to lock remotely, meaning sometimes I have to open the trunk and adjust the wiring/tap the box to lock it)

20180827_195447.jpg

20180827_195920.jpg

Screenshot_2018-08-28-12-52-34-1-1.png

Screenshot_2018-08-25-16-34-35-1.png

Screenshot_2018-08-25-16-47-32.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...