Sometime early this year I came into possession of this little sucker through a mate of mine who had it sitting under his house for 6 months or so. It had previously been a customer courtesy car for a car audio place on the other side of town, so I knew there would likely be a number of things that would need fixing. The motor ran, but very poorly and the radiator needed replacing, but all in all, not a bad little car for a meagre $75AUD
As per the thread title, it's an Australian delivered, 1986 build L80 Handi, otherwise known as an L70 Mira to Japan and other parts of the world most likely. Unlike the Mira, however, the Handi is a 2 seater van. Australian models came equipped with the 3 cylinder 850cc ED-10 mated to a 4 or 5 speed gearbox. Similarly to the L20x and L50x models, it also features a semi-trailing independent rear suspension setup.
Moving onwards, a few pictures for those who've not seen one before.
First port of call was to go over the car for a closer inspection on what needed repairs. There were a few small spots of rust in the roof and around the windscreen, but nothing too extensive or hard to fix. The general consensus was that there were a lot of smaller things which needed replacing/fixing, but the majority of the car was in decent shape. Next was cleaning out the piles of litter and crap filling the interior, then removing the interior and pretty much disassembling the entire car.
The worst of the rust.
That just about covers the majority of the disassembly stage.