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drivendaily
drivendaily Reader
9/11/21 6:26 p.m.

I've finished my prep work and can now start build-out on my new 1989 G30 hauler/camper.

jh36
jh36 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/25/21 7:17 a.m.

Going to start on this one soon. 

jh36
jh36 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/25/21 7:18 a.m.

Current status

Skervey
Skervey HalfDork
12/9/21 3:08 p.m.

Two projects right now! 
 

First is a 1966 F100 short bed. Crown vic front end and rear axle. Big bock! Straight six... Ford 300 4.9l. 5 speed swap. Building to be a great daily driver to get decent gas mileage and be my tow pig. Body is rough so I am adding patina to make it look OK to the eye. Its not worth saving the body and doing a good paint job on her. Last photo is where it started. 

 

2nd project is a pretty clean one owner 1964 F100. Killer patina and more or less untouched. Hopefully get it running and driving then sell it off for someone else to build. I need to fund other projects. 

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
12/9/21 6:08 p.m.

 

Our build thread is broken, so I'll post this here:   My wife and I picked up a datsun 1600 that had been sitting for a few years.  The car is rusty, the parking  break is stuck, and the fuel delivery is a mess.   It will require dropping the tank, cleaning the fuel lines,  and de-gunking the carbs.   We've emptied the tank (thanks for the drain plug, datsun) , opened the access panel in the floor of the trunk, and disconnected the wires to the fuel level sender.

GM > MG
GM > MG New Reader
12/12/21 2:21 p.m.

Nothing fancy.

Could not get the Wye Pipe I needed (or could get but they wanted to rob me $$$).

Basic fab & weld. Few months idle and the welding skills go out the window (for me).

frown

 

If you never post pic's then your not getting at it...

 

 

kstegath
kstegath New Reader
1/9/22 12:18 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

1976 Alfa Spider (US) restoration, then electric conversion:

 

 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/9/22 1:58 p.m.

I bought a 16-year old Porsche from a skeezy used car lot to turn into an overlanding adventure rig and ended up with a previously re-po'd special edition with mods: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/jalapeno-2006-porsche-cayenne-s-into-an-adventure-trail-rig-transsyberia-tribute/190407/page1/

91camarosrs
91camarosrs New Reader
1/14/22 4:16 a.m.

my 2000 2.5rs daily driver. bought the car stock with 165k on it. had it for 6? years. 

 

it now has a 2.0turbo and 5mt(was an auto) from a 2005 saab 9-2xaero(wrx). this is the one car that i try like heck to look back and not regret how i repaired something. like, you know those projects that you knew you could have done better? yeah, that is what i try to avoid. 

downpipe, uppipe, muffler, turbo inlet,red go-fast hoses, non-leaking aluminum radiator, all upgraded sound system, head unit from 2006, hid retrofit, working AC, big spoiler, bigger brakes, and 295k on the clock. you get the idea. 

 

i have a facebook page logging all the things ive done to it(mostly things that only quirky people admire, like converting ALL inside lights to LED even soldering new ones in), but i might post on here when i get the time, or if theres interest.

 

 

heres the motor shortly after the swap.

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/25/22 8:52 a.m.
91camarosrs said:

my 2000 2.5rs daily driver. bought the car stock with 165k on it. had it for 6? years. 

 

it now has a 2.0turbo and 5mt(was an auto) from a 2005 saab 9-2xaero(wrx). this is the one car that i try like heck to look back and not regret how i repaired something. like, you know those projects that you knew you could have done better? yeah, that is what i try to avoid. 

downpipe, uppipe, muffler, turbo inlet,red go-fast hoses, non-leaking aluminum radiator, all upgraded sound system, head unit from 2006, hid retrofit, working AC, big spoiler, bigger brakes, and 295k on the clock. you get the idea. 

 

i have a facebook page logging all the things ive done to it(mostly things that only quirky people admire, like converting ALL inside lights to LED even soldering new ones in), but i might post on here when i get the time, or if theres interest.

 

 

heres the motor shortly after the swap.

I distinctly remember sitting in the 2.5 RS at a car show before it came to the US. I had seen turbo versions overseas and in the Caribbean, and I was a huge rally fan at the time. I wanted that car so bad, but I was at the show with a pregnant wife and was headed for a sensible SUV instead. I had co-workers with 2 and 4 door versions of the RS, and then the WRX came and while they got more and more capable, I still wanted the OG Impreza, but with a turboi-swap. I have seen a few in person and nothing has changed my mind that they are awesome. If I ever have stupid money, I will import a 22B STi. 

RamenTamer
RamenTamer New Reader
1/28/22 10:35 a.m.

I got this '75 B210 and '74 620.
The B210 will be getting an engine swap, someday.  The little A14 that's in there is not cutting the mustard.  I live in Western WA and everything is steep hills with stop lights halfway up.  Trying to get that itty bitty go kart engine to move on these hills is a nightmare.  Figure I'll just go with an L20b engine.  It's not gonna win any races, but it should be able to go the speed limit.  I thought about putting a Z24 in there, but I hear bad things about the Z series and only good things about the L series.

The 620 is getting it's drum brakes swapped for discs.  The previous owner already swapped the engine to a KA24DE, so the truck has an awful lot of giddy up...but no brakes.  Remember those hills I was talking about?  I have the opposite problem with the truck.  The brakes are so bad, I can't stop when I'm pointed downhill.  It's no good.  Also, I'm going to be lifting the truck 4-6 inches and putting some big tires on it.  As it is at stock height, it's so low that I can't see over any cars in front of me.  But, I'd like it if I could.  So, I'm probably going to have to get creative with it, because Datsun trucks don't like being lifted.

B13Birk
B13Birk GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/31/22 2:56 p.m.

My build kinda stopped and then re-started. 

Mainly because my buddy flipped our rally car... 

So then I drove to Georgia and bought this...

Here is the build thread if you are interesting. 

Rally Car Content.

cruisermatt
cruisermatt Reader
1/31/22 2:59 p.m.

In reply to jh36 :

Nice 73. Post up on Ih8mud if you haven't already. 

dan0 (Forum Supporter)
dan0 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
4/8/22 2:48 p.m.

Not really a "build" more of just a fix up. 
2009 Audi TT 3.2l Quattro, 6 speed manual. 
 

Bid on a Copart auction on my birthday. Hopped into the auction after I got back from a run, it was up on the block, bidding was slowed, placed one bid and got it. 
 

It was listed as "run and drive" and Primary damage listed as "mechanical" Found a destroyed oil pan pretty quick and ordered a replacement. Swapped it in and prayed. So far so good. A little stealth 5 mile test drive and things seem ok. Appointment at the DMV on the 12th for plates and then we'll really see. 
 

Also hit the front subframe / crossmember and cracked it (aluminum) and have a used replacement coming.

Pretty clean otherwise some dings and light scratches from normal wear (103k miles)

GM > MG
GM > MG New Reader
4/16/22 5:17 p.m.

More brake work.

Before:

And after:

After being "After" the UPS man was here...

 

And alittle proprogress. Much cleaner tho...

 

Mustard
Mustard
5/3/22 9:29 a.m.

I've lurked for years without ever signing up but figured why not now?

Currently working on a 1991 MR2 N/A thats getting converted to a 94+ body style and a 4th generation 3SGTE swap from a late Model Toyota Caldina. Below are some photos. May start a build thread at some point. May just be slow going.

 

and a quick peek at how badly the paint had been treated before my ownership.

Chrissmith
Chrissmith New Reader
5/6/22 6:03 a.m.

my favorite DIY project suspension upgrades hahah, I got some cheap coilovers for my budget car.

Burner1
Burner1
5/15/22 11:20 a.m.

How about a 1990's vintage nascar:

Piguin
Piguin New Reader
5/22/22 7:02 a.m.

In reply to Burner1 :

Build thread? Pretty please?

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