#
It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:31 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 15 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:11 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Hi guys, long time classic Jap car lover, short time classic Jap car owner.

As a 20 year old living in England, car ownership doesn't come cheap. Thanks to rising car insurance prices and petrol being about £1.37 a litre here, having fun and enjoyment with cars now comes at a price, and as a student it's quite a hefty price too!

Thankfully this fantastic deal turned up on ebay and I couldn't refuse! Quick insurance quotes show this car is cheaper than any other car I had looked at by at least £400 a year, which for me is fantastic as every penny counts! As it is I've paid £2,200 this past year to insure your basic runabout car, so this deal was too good to pass up.

And here it is..

£520 worth of low milage classic Japanese car. Yep, it only has 18,700 miles on the clock from new! All original engine parts as it came from the factory, bar a new battery and whatever parts were changed when it was serviced. Car has next to no rust, and the only downside to it is the old guy used to smoke so the interior is a bit grubby. Apart from that i's perfect!

Anyway enough chit chat, here are a few pics I took the day it arrived.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Original plan was the usual wheels + lowering stick job, but this car is far too original for me to go down that route really! Not yet anyway. Basically plan is to clean it up (once this weather decides to be warm again), refurb the wheels, get a couple of replacement bits (rear light has a crack, and a small interior cover is missing), but just generally tidy it up.

Hope you guys enjoy! Once the car is all cleaned up I shall probably have some before and after shots, and some more once the car is insured and on the road again. Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:46 pm 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
I love a clean, original interior...this car is really something else!

_________________
-Cam
1980 Datsun 510
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX7
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:39 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:14 am
Posts: 419
Location: Toronto Canada
Nice and OEM !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:00 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Thanks guys! Car is pretty clean in general, but by no means perfect but that's good as it gives me something to do and achieve with the car! Clearly the old guy who used to own it didn't clean the car very often.

I took some photos earlier of the grubby interior to use as before shots. Going to get onto cleaning the car over the next couple of weeks when I have any spare time.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:21 am 

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:57 am
Posts: 253
Location: The Hills, OR
It still looks clean, even in the "dirty" shots... haha. Nice car.

-Robert

_________________
Image

My Build/Pic thread


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:21 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Haha thanks!

I just tried out how a US size plate would look. Without a Dodge Colt rear panel with the rear plate fitment, I could technically get it to fit if I had blocks behind the plate to level it out with the ridge of the panel at the bottom. It is something I am debating, I have to be honest! Otherwise it will just be UK size plate on back and import on front. That, or sourcing a completely perfect silver Dodge Colt back panel with the US plate fitment for the back! But I imagine that would be costly!

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:13 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 12:12 pm
Posts: 15
Location: Cheshire, UK
Very nice bud,Still think you should do the lowering and wheels.Where bouts you from matey.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:38 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Hi mate. I'm from Dover! Also still not sure on wheels and lowering. The standard and untouched-ness is appealing to me right now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:02 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Done a spot of cleaning. Plenty more to get on with though! :lol:

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:09 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Did a bit of cleaning more today. Took the airbox off for cleaning and found how immaculate the carb was.

Image

Started cleaning the firewall (bulkhead?), but wasn't perfect so doing it with a pressure washer tomorrow.

Image

Oh then realised that the ignition leads are still the originals, dated 1987. So decided to clean them up too, heres a before and after :P

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:27 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Is this the same car that was sold in the US as the Mitsubishi Precis? Or Hyundai Excel?

_________________
-Cam
1980 Datsun 510
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX7
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:02 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Nope in the US it was sold by Plymouth/Dodge as the Colt, and in Japan as the Mirage.

It does look quite similar to the Excel though so I could see why you'd think that.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:39 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8525
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
Aleks wrote:
Haha thanks!

I just tried out how a US size plate would look. Without a Dodge Colt rear panel with the rear plate fitment, I could technically get it to fit if I had blocks behind the plate to level it out with the ridge of the panel at the bottom. It is something I am debating, I have to be honest! Otherwise it will just be UK size plate on back and import on front. That, or sourcing a completely perfect silver Dodge Colt back panel with the US plate fitment for the back! But I imagine that would be costly!


I wouldn't do that. Aside from the location of the plate lamps, I'm 99% sure the US is identical on the rear to yours. :|

http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2010/01/01/23/47/1988_dodge_colt-pic-255630820682212993.jpeg

You might try sourcing a US plate holder though?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:09 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Ah I was under the impression that the plate holder was actually fully attached to the rear blende and non detachable. Well yeah the other idea I had since then instead of blocks to pad it out, were just 2 metal pieces that I can screw into the original holes and use it as a holder, but it would definitely be a tight fit I reckon! That and I don't want the lights to not shine on the plate properly as that would be a fail come MOT time!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: '88 Colt 1.5 GLX
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:56 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Posts: 12
Location: UK
Thought I'd post a couple of updated pictures!

Image

Image


Got these to go on too, but sadly the center bore is 60.1 on the wheels and 67.1 on the hubs! They were even advertised as for Mitsubishi! The guy who sold them has gone walkies and can't find him on ebay at all. Not sure what my options are as boring out the wheels would be a bit much. Only other option would be spacers which changed the center bore but not sure if they are possible and / or expensive / hard to get.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 15 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net