1st April 2009, 07:17 AM
So I figured I finally do a build thread since I'm starting a new project DD, the start of the project is a 84 auto 8v saloon that I traded a buddy for a starter, and a hood. Lol. So the the body is very clean minus a bent up drivers rear fender lip. But its a hideous faded rose quarts color. The cars previous owner started ripping it apart to replace the trans and gave up, so my first project will be to remove the 8v,auto,box and all the wiring and CIS. Stuff. The plan then is to drop in a 5spd, 16v, and harness, ecu, ect... Respraying the engine bay and doing some cleaning and bushings, PS rack while the lumps out. And hitting it with a fresh coat of Flat white. Next in order to do the wiring the dash, knee boulster, console, ect have to come out so I'm gonna clean up the interior which is actually really clean old skool burgundy velour, and rewrap the dash in some vinyl from joanns, and do a plaid headliner. While all that's out I'll be doing the pedal swap also. Next phase will be do dig into the suspension replacing all the bushings in urethane, toyota 4x4 front caliper conversion, the car already has new KYB gr2's all around and I gotta set of old cut jamex's sitting around I'm gonna throw on for some stance. Next will be to tackle the body work, fixing the damaged rear lip, and scuffing her down for some more Flat white paint.(I'm going for a 15 paint job mind you) I'm leaving the PoS bumpers because I don't really care and plan on ripping off a lot to autoX, I also have a SPG kit I'm gonna try fitting and some clear corners, looking for some ecodes. I've already shaved the rear trunk key hole and intenea. So this is the beginning I just figured I'd share the route I'm heading I'll take some pics today when I begin ripping it really apart.