Subject changed, a relief for me ego.
Bought her for the incredibly overpriced sum of $3,200. No I did not add a 0 by mistake; that's Australia for you.
On the plus side, the car is ENTIRELY complete. Sans a drivers side door-card, side mirrors and spare wheel. Oh... and most of the body.
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Those hips we've all come to love.
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Sneaky rust hole under a flare lol
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This explains the horror you'll soon see
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Rear end looks ok
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Makes it a little worth the pain
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What you've been waiting for
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Bodged previous 'repair'
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Windscreen cowl off. Better than expected!
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Better than expected too
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Someone repaired the frame with bog.... nice...
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Going to have to get creative here!
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Dashboard out. Was about 5x harder than doing the same thing on my S13 for some reason.
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Pretty clean under there.
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Funny place for 5 cents
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thermostat housing lol wtf
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Heart of the beast. Original and matching L24 engine.
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Most expensive bit of sheet metal I've ever paid for. $250.
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Can spot some rust under the windscreen rubber here.
Now here's my conundrum. Obviously got a carport here, so I don't want to get the shell stripped yet since by the time I'm finished all the work on the body, surface rust will have begun to form again. So my plan is, while we're living at this house (renting so hopefully not too long), I'll get the rest of the car looking amazing (interior parts, rebuild engine, collect body panels and wheels and all that).
Then once I've got a nice shed I can get started on the body. That way once it's done, I'll be able to throw fresh interior and nice new engine in straight away rather than have a sweet looking car and dogged as hell interior and no engine for a year or whatever until that's all done too.
So. Welding up about 1ft of cracks on the interior plastics:
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Getting started on the dashboard repair:
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The dash is cracked so deeply that it's gone the entire way through the foam in a few places. Not to worry!
So yes. There's the progress I've done over the last 2 months. Plans: Blood red. Bolt on flares. 10.5" Work Equip 01's out the side. Lumpy as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.