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    my rx2 project

    I brought this 1973 rx2 in 1994ish give or take a few years. The photo is on 35mm film.[img] The roof was damaged badly after coming from a wreckers yard. I paid $200 for it. I sourced a 1973 capella for the new roof. Then sent it to a panel shop to work some magic. They said to get the car sand blasted. After i stripped the car of everything, all that was left was the rolling stock. It was sand blasted. Then the fun started. The roof was picked off and the donor roof was welded in place the rest of the car panel beated back to shape and sprayed in ecthing primer. I took the car home and put it in the shed. Then spent 12 years sourcing panels, doors and other parts.[/img]
    Found some more photos.[img][/img] Donor roof. [img][/img] When she came back from sand blasting. [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img] Then back from panel shop.[/img][img][/img][img] Then she went into storage for 12 years or so.


    [img][/img] These are the shots of her after the 12 year sleep. A rough covered in surface rust.[img][/img]
    [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] As you can see primer makes a good sponge. [img][/img] So the 2010 episode starts. [img][/img] The doors had been sitting here getting a lot of surface rust. [img][/img] [img][/img] Engine bay got a make over. Then I got stuck into the body work with alot of long board sanding. [img][/img][img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] Then the bonnet stripped back to treat bad surface rust with rust converter. [img][/img] [img][/img] A few shots of running gear. [img][/img] [img][/img] 12a 6 port i got for $800 with an auto gear box the guy thought the motor was stuffed because it was blowing a small amount of smoke. All it was was the vacum valve on gearbox was broken and it was sucking auto fluid into the motor. A trap for young players. [img][/img] Rx7 5 speed rebuilt and ready to go.

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    more pics mate! more pics :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrx2
    more pics mate! more pics :twisted:
    new project nice

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    Have fun with this project. Keep us updated.

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    new cross member

    Just a update on Rx2 project.
    Put in series 3 front cross member to check engine and gearbox fitment. I have to move gearbox mounts to fit Rx7 gearbox.
    [img][/img][img][/img]<img[img]<a href="http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Stuart_Rosethorne/Rx2%20project/?action=view&current=crossmember1.jpg" target="_blank">[/img]
    Also painted the sump silver. Going to paint the housing silver.
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    Thats it for now more to come.

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    Re: my rx2 project

    Quote Originally Posted by rx2stu
    Then spent 12 years sourcing panels, doors and other parts.
    ^^that's dedication!! Good to see it's coming along after all those years...
    keep the updates coming..

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