even though I am already about halfway done with my resto/build I figured I would make a build thread to track and show progress as this baby starts to take shape and become road ready, then finally show ready (hopefully by summer).
For starters- bought the car in January of 2011 for $600
has 72,000 original miles
2.2l t1, 5-speed manual, t-tops, all power, a/c (not working of course), leather interior, 125 speedo, chronometer.
New parts so far- fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel lines, plugs, wires, timing chain (needed re-timed due to slack), battery, motor mounts, cv shafts, misc. body parts and interior plastics, O2 senso, cold air intake, Apexi turbo-tuned muffler and 5" tip (bought from my cousin who took it off his VNT), brake lines, calipers, rotors, pads, banjo bolts, 15" quantum racing wheels and brand new kumho tires, hood, front bumper, headlights, turn signal housings and reflectors.
Started by gutting the interior and assessing the damage (rust wise). Had none except for spare tire well and drivers floor near feet (only about an inch or 2 of cracking.) Then replaced parts one by one as I found more and more that were junk. And so a year and a half later I finally drove the car for the first time, successfully. I had found out previously that the mounts were so far gone that the engine needed remounted about an inch or two towards the firewall. This was found out by driving 10 feet and watching the cv shaft bearing go further than the car. This happened not once, not twice, but three times before figuring out what was causing them to explode.
And now for some pictures of progressing stages
Still to come... windshield (have one just needs installed), possible clutch, possible turbo, body work, paint, fix t-tops, patch rust. Then onto the possible upgrades.