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Hello everyone,

Well i have finally picked up my project motor. This car has cost me £50, its a runner with nothing wrong with it apart from bad paint and a battered old interiour.

The engine has minor problems but nothing that cant be fixed by a new engine :lol:.

Anyway she is a 1.2 8v :( rather dull, but its a loverley base for Project Red Devil :D, here are some pictures :

















As you can see by the pictures, its in desperate need of a full re-build. And thats exactly what its going to get.

Im going on holiday today for a week, but when i get back i will continue this project log.

First thing im doing on this car is gutting everything but the stearing wheel. The engine is coming out and going to scrap yard, then all the engine bay is getting de-greased and cleaned up, as is the underside of the car and anything else that comes up.

When im back to metal its getting picked up and off to a body shop for a true strip down to bare metal and a full respray keeping the red i think, its either red or sunburnt gold, i can't decide at the moment.

As for styling im going with a nice smoothed gsi front and rear but have not decided on the skirts as of yet. Badboy bonnet and a smooth boot i think are in order for this.

Interiour is going to be full leather matching the outside, there will be alot of custom work on the interior though on this.

Engine is going to be a 2 litre but with some intresting customisation :D but i aint saying nothing more on this one.

So what you all think of the £50 red shed :lol:

Chris
 

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Hey everyone,

Right made a start on the project today, finally got round to starting to strip out the old block and strip the wings down ready for preperation for the body shop.

Here is todays project pics :





Rust that needs to be grinded away and treated befor the spray shop.

























Unfort i was rained off and had to wrap the car up as there is no wings on it at the moment and i dont want more rust lol.

If anyone would like any parts off this 1.2 lump let me know what part and we can sort out the pricing and everything.

Thats it for today more tomorrow.
 

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Sunday 17th June :-

More work today had a few friends helping me along the way aswel.

Here is todays progress pics :-



























As you can see the engine is nearly to bits now, all thats left now is the gearbox and main lump.

I am picking up the engine crain to get the lump out tomorrow so i should have some more progress for you all for tomorrow night.
 

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looks like you have a lot of work to do mate but you certainly had good start im the same as geebs i will be watching your progress and i will be in touch soon mate for the bad boy bonnet:D
 

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Looks like a good project, will be watching this one. Yer asgeebs said sunburnt gold.
 

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I wish I had the time and space to do that to my car :( I just want to rip everything out lol

Looks good at the moment and cant wait to see the end result :D
 

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Il be watching with interest aswel mate. If all goes to plan will be really good to see.
 

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keep us all updated! coming along nicely
 

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Sunburnt Gold all the way, you see to many red gsi's :p I cant wait to watch the progress!
 

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50quid. bit steep lol

good luck il be watching this one :)
rofl :laugh: eye £50 was a bit over the top, really pushed out all stops to get that ammount of money together.

Wow nice crowd of people over here, corsa sport ppl aint as nice.

more pics will be up tonight as i am going to go do more work on it :D
 

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Looking good so far, wish i had the space to have a project car
 

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18th June :

Got a little bit more work done tonight but i am kind of stuck now as i need a engine hoist and my friend has let me down at last minute and wont return my calls or texts :mad:

Anway got a few bits done tonight, i have removed more of the engine and finished striping all the seats and carpet from the interiour. I have also removed the bonnet so that i can prepair it for a badboy treatment :D should be getting this done wednesday dinner at work and finishing on thursday.

Anyway here is todays progress.





















After the bonnet is done with the badboy and extended grill i will re-fit it along with the preped wings. Then i will be removing the boot door and doing the smooth boot on that and fitting the standard window spoiler from the sports and gsi models.

After this i will be doing more engine bay prep like de-greasing and rust treatment. I am thinking of having the entire car gritblasted back to bare metal and etched so that it does not corrode, this will give me the best surface for all the dents and that i have to pull and fill and will blast away any weak body work thats corroded due to rust, only problem is i have to take the car to the grit blasters and pretty much treat it straight away. What do you guys think ?

Thats it for today, more soon.
 
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