We picked up a cheap '85 manual GL with IRS. Pretty ghetto, but straight enough and it managed to survive the hour drive home. Good start.
First we got checked out the body and decided on a colour. Some previous repairs to clean up, but over all not too bad. Pulled off all the mouldings etc and decided on satin black. Rattle cans ftw
Car painted. It might get another coat once all else is done. It scored a Pintara TR-X wing and some AVS Model 6's in 16x7+32 & 16x8+32
Everything on the interior is being stripped including sound deadening and unused brackets. Trying to make it as light as possible. Will probably paint it white inside.
Started tackling the front suspension. Usual S13 based set up, but using S14 coilovers. Just meant we had to make some sleeves.
Not all of this went in this car but you get the idea.
That's about all I have pics of so far. The new engine is getting some gaskets and a clean up while we wait for engine mounts. We've got most of the parts together, apart from rear suspension and a few odds and ends. Final specs will be...
S13 CA18DET standard long motor
Billet engine mounts
T25g currently, might go T28
eBay alu radiator
Cooler under rad support, short piping through headlight motor area
Match port exhaust mani>head and mani>turbine inlet
Walbro 255l/hr pump
Emanage or Microtech tuned on E85
Standard CA20e manual with Excedy clutch
Standard manual rack
S13 uprights and 4-stud hubs
R31 castor arms, SuperPro bushes
S14a sway bar with Nolethane bushes
Zeal Function D coilovers. 6kg/mm springs
S13 SR callipers and slotted rotors
QFM A1RM pads
Not sure! Probably Aurora 5kg/mm springs, 2.5" drop
Suggestions for IRS shocks and bushes?
Anyone gone dual rear swaybars?
QFM A1RM pads
Alu ducting in front bar for oil cooler, rad/IC and brakes, front bar opened up
Extraction vent in bonnet behind rad
Headlights and motors gone, fixed 165x100mm headlights to go in
80's V6 Camry front lip
All bonnet and boot mechanisms, any unused brackets etc removed
Perspex rear windows
No heater, no fan, excess wiring and sound deadening removed
4 point cage
Usual gauges to make sure we don't kill it
Random wheel and fixed bucket
I'm sure I've forgotten stuff, but that's it at the moment. I'll get some more pics tomorrow.
Edited by SFort, 18 August 2012 - 08:53 PM.