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.http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3541_n.jpghttp://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 2767_n.jpg
Those hips we've all come to love.http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 5268_n.jpg
Teaser...http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3837_n.jpg
Sneaky rust hole under a flare lolhttp://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 9148_n.jpg
This explains the horror you'll soon seehttp://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 5299_n.jpg
grosshttp://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1785_n.jpg
uh oh...http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 2448_n.jpg
Rear end looks okhttp://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 8386_n.jpg
Makes it a little worth the painhttp://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 2354_n.jpg
What you've been waiting forhttp://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 0440_n.jpg
Bodged previous 'repair'http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 6258_n.jpg
Roof downhttp://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 9671_n.jpg
Windscreen cowl off. Better than expected!http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 8296_n.jpg
Better than expected toohttp://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3795_n.jpg
shithttp://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 0624_n.jpg
Someone repaired the frame with bog.... nice...http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 6405_n.jpg
Going to have to get creative here!http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 2166_n.jpg
Dashboard out. Was about 5x harder than doing the same thing on my S13 for some reason.http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 5066_n.jpg
Pretty clean under there.http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3913_n.jpg
Funny place for 5 centshttp://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 0853_n.jpg
thermostat housing lol wtfhttp://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 5959_n.jpg
Heart of the beast. Original and matching L24 engine.http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 2657_n.jpg
Most expensive bit of sheet metal I've ever paid for. $250.http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 8790_n.jpg
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:http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 5065_n.jpg
Getting started on the dashboard repair:http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 7419_o.jpg
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.