Hi all, I've been a member on here for a little while now and thought it was about time to start a thread about my car. It has been a long time coming since I bought my first rx2 about 4 years ago, getting it sandblasted and finding out it needs a lot more work then first thought. So then this one come along...
The plan has always been to make it just a nice car to drive with a bit of power to boot and a really tidy interior.
I'll keep it brief and start with a few pics of when i first started work on it. The body was just painted in the original green before i bought it from a mate. I stripped & cleaned the underside of the car of everything and painted it with some chassis black, same with diff etc. and put new nolathanes throughout.
I trial fitted the engine and box a few times, its a 13b bp with a series 4 5 speed box. Using these mounts the shifter fits in the original location leaving the tunnel and shifter hole un-molested and original. Although it might sit a little further forward then ideal.
Skipping forward a year or so i removed the complete dash from a donor car which is uncracked and in great condition! (apart from a heap of dirt and dust) I've used lots of interior bits and pieces from the donor car to make my interior. Also had a set of carpets made from the originals instead of those shit moulded 2 pieces you can get. The original sound deadner had been removed so i layed down some superlight dynamat to help reduce road noise.
The interior may not be 100% correct and original as i've used bits and pieces from other cars that are different year models but who cares it still looks factory! The coupe steering wheel i purchased from DAZZ. I took it apart, sanded it, painted it black semi-gloss, cleaned up the springs and horn button and put it back together. It now looks a million dollars! (or $950 on ebay)
Anyway thats enough for now i'll upload some photos. Cheers, Mick.
When i first bought it cleaning the underside.