I'VE OWNED THIS BABY NOW FOR 14 YEARS , I PURCHASED WHEN I WAS 14 AND I'M NOW 28. BEEN A LONG RELATIONSHIP. WE HAVE HAD OUR UP'S AND DOWN'S BUT ONCE AGAIN SHE HAS BEEN REJUVENATED AND BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE FOR THE 3RD TIME. AND THIS IS WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE AS AT THE MOMENT 18/11/2011
Will post pics of the History of the car and the 3 builds it has gone through, I'm new to this forum so bear with me will keep updated as much as possible
Edited by - ausmulishatroop on 19/11/2011 03:03:59 AM
Its been about 13 Months since this baby has seen the road. It Seized the Diff Cause i was to f***ing lazy to check diff Oil you could say so it caused the gear box to lock up and the Diff to Lock up whilst driving down the Main Road and then it wasn't moving any were. So that's when the decision was made to completely remove the drive line and motor and time to refresh this baby with every thing new or rebuilt. I also changed it over to HR Disc Brake Front End For better Braking Ability. So that's were the 3rd build comes in to play. DRIVE LINE RE-BUILD. The First Build was body and Paint and the Second build was body and paint again due to a horrible Crash that some stupid old women had caused and literally rite the old girl off, If it was left up to Insurance.. But NO f***ing way that was gonna happen this baby is my Pride and Joy. Ill build it again and so i did. Another couple off Grand out off pocket but well worth it.
Edited by - ausmulishatroop on 19/11/2011 01:27:58 AM
This is the Old Girl After its Second Body and Re-Spray Re-Build Due to Accident. The Accident Required me to completely re do the Front Nose Cone, Passenger Side Fender, Passenger Front and Rear Door's, and Apply car on to Chassis Straighter and pull the Middle Piller out From been pushed inn which also f***ed the Roof. Rear Dog Leg was Replaced Also, and Bottom Seal Panel. An Extra Couple of Grand needed to spend to Fix after Spending $6000 on the Body the 1st Time to build her. So all up after the 2nd Body Re-Build I've spent just over $11,000 on the body which isn't that much really. I'm Lucky to have some Mates in the Right Trade or I would have spent a Hell of a lot more money.
Edited by - ausmulishatroop on 19/11/2011 02:18:02 AM
This was very overdue. The Engine bay was the Biggest Let Down to the whole Car Since Everything Else had been Painted and Fixed. Realistically this should have been priority when I First Rebuilt the body and Re Sprayed it. But These are the silly Mistakes you make when being young and building your first Car.
All the Cleaning and Welding Up Unwanted Holes and all Prep work was all Completed in a Days Work.... Can't really Complain, would have spent weeks prepping if i was to be building a Show Car But I'm Not so i'm Pretty Happy with the Turn out
Ok After Sanding everything back smooth enough that i was happy I Then Prepared the car for Paint (Engine Bay). After 1 more day of final touch's with Prep Work the Engine bay was Fresh and Re painted in a matter of a couple Hours. And Must I say It Look's a Million Dollars to what it looked like previously. Very Happy.