During the last forum crash, i lost my username, and all of my old threads. The mods couldnt explain what hapened, so i started a new acount.
This thread is to replace my rx5 build thread, but with not as much photos and some pics of the new project.
This is the rx5, which was to be thrown to scrap metal. I saved the car, gave it a quick tidy up and put it back on the road. It was sitting in the weather for 10 years.
The engine was smokey from the start, but after having it on the road for 8 months, i decided to pull it out, rebuild it and bridge port it.
Ive had the rx5 on the road for over a year now, runs and drives nice. still a few little things to do, like put the sill moulds on. i also wrecked this 121 for the original dash facia a couple of months ago, stil yet to be put in the car...
In the early 1980s, our family car was a series 4 capella. This is the only photo my dad had of the car.
I spotted the car 20 years later on my way to work one morning, still with the original number plates on it for sale at a local wreckers.
I bought the car, repainted it, and put a 12a and 5 speed in it.
It was finished and on the road for two weeks, then brutally murderd by a bus that went through a stop sign.
the engine was pushed into the fire wall, the roof was kinked, it wasnt worth fixing. the car was stripped of the running gear and some other good parts, and thrown to scrap.
I have always wanted to do a replica of this car, and now after about ten years its going to hapen!
I recently aquired this capella, form the orginal owner who purchased it new in 1975.
This is Judy , with her pride and joy the day i picked it up..
It has rust here and there, but has only done 120,000 km and drives like new.
Ive bought a few parts over the last few weeks, including some new whitewall tyres. i will start the project very soon, and upload some pics.