monkeynuts Posted September 23, 2010 Share Posted September 23, 2010 Making plans in my head is easy, its the sticking to them thats the hard part. I have every intention of keeping this as a useable daily driver without going too deep with the repairs. "as long as its clean and solid i'm not bothered about anything else" the famous last words to the mrs! However, now, I find myself thinking about the little things I could do to improve the cars looks and performance. Already I have a list of things i want to buy or want to do that has blown my budget clean out of the water. I'm not one for changing too much of a car that it looks like something out of judge dredd, but there's always room for a little improvement. . . . So to start with only the things that is needed for its M.O.T (first in several years) will be done. After only a brief look around the vehicle the list so far is quite short (so far!). I have discovered one of the rear suspension springs have snapped. A couple of new lights for the front. There is some perishing to the sidewalls of all four tyres. The fuel lines both metal and rubber cannot be trusted so will have to be replaced. The underside needs a good going over until then I'm going to assume that there's welding to be done. I have only found three small patches as yet. The front brakes are shot due to exposure. I know there is more, much more, but in my own little bubble i'm quite happy for now. When I look at a car I see what it could be not what its rusting into, as far as I'm concerned the colour is good (although a couple of fresh coats wont hurt!), the wheels are good and all the interior needs is a good clean. I prefer the lower stance so will be replacing the springs with -40mm uprated ones. I MUST find a set of clear front indicators, these look awesome on most metallic mantas. I've seen a blue hatch on youtube with an i240 kit on it that i thought looked ok but theres me getting carried away again! Here's a picture of the car as i received it. . . I've been told by the previous owner that the engine has some internal modification. namely a high lift camshaft. until i take it out for a 'test' drive i won't know for sure..... Well thats it for now, I'm gonna get started this weekend, might even get it running! Adios. . . . I was happy to find the interior in a good condition, especially the drivers seat. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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