Righto, fair bit of catching up to do in this blog!
Been a fair bit happening since last update.
The car has been moved to my dad's place, where we have much better tools and a more appropriate workspace. Despite the abundance of STUFF laying around the garage, we've managed to fit the car in. It's a good thing it's only a small car! -dad's also a carpenter, so you can imagine the amount of gear that's in the garage, haha.
Since the car has been moved;
Removal of remaining chrome trim, quarter windows, door panels, badges, windscreen wipers, etc.
Pretty much everything that needs to be taken off to spray, has been taken off.
Yet to remove windscreens.
Purchased new rubbers from ebay for doors, windows, boot and windscreens.
Paint stripping of roof and right hand rear side.
Sanding down a large portion of the car, next up is inside the door frames of the shell, and inside of the doors themselves.
It probably wasn't mentioned earlier in the blog, but both of the doors had seen better days where the latch is fitted. Driver side door had cracks, passenger side had nasty botched welds. Both doors were repaired recently and are ready to be sanded and sprayed.
Nothing in the way of engine work yet. Still on boring old bodywork :/
Plan to repair my widened steelies that I got with the car originally, but will be waiting on funds, so potentially after the car has been registered and roadworthy etc.
Starting to get the ball rolling after a good three years and almost four months of.... not.
I get my P's march 7, 2017. We are hoping to have the car registered by then,
Fingers crossed. Wish us luck!
Got the sprinter taken away to be panelbeated just this Wednesday.
Getting the driver side door actually repaired instead of replaced!
Much happier with that, rather than chucking a new one on. Keeps a slight bit more originality. (Not that I'm going for that with this build :P)
So, for the door, the front two guards, and the stonetray, is all sitting at $1500. We'll also be getting a quote on getting the rest of the exterior straightened out, and in primer. So if all goes well and I get a quote within budget, I'll be bringing it home covered in grey primer, or even better with a full spray job! -- We're gonna go with red again, I imagine I'll just ring CO-OP TOYOTA to get the original colour of the red for the respray.
Have a desire to do an engine conversion, 4age, 4agze, 3tgte, 3tc or maybe even a rotary??? 12A, 13B,
main goal being power. I don't know about a rotary, as I don't want to be constantly doing rebuilds etc, but you can pack a lot of power into a small engine with a rotary, and the Sprinter is dead tiny, so it'll probably end up being the most FAST motor, but it miiiight be overdoing it. As of yet, no serious plans, but pondering around what motor to chuck in it (ONE DAY). For now though, leaving the little 4K in her and focusing on getting it ROADWORTHY AND REGISTERED. That's the main goal as of now.
Eventually, when I'm older and have the funds I'll want to do the engine conversion. But, maybe that's a stupid teenager phase that I'll grow out of. But, whether it is or not, you can't deny that a 300+ horsepower car that weighs next to nothing is a cool concept. Especially with those good looks of a KE15.
Still need to track down some mags, but the panelbeating will set my funds back a fair way I imagine, so that can wait.
dead keen to get this beauty going!
Yet again, having trouble posting pics.
a couple weeks ago we got me sprinter on a traya and we took it out to brighton, (my mum's house) so me and y step dad can start work.
I can't UPLOAD PICTURES FOR SOME REASON!!!
. i guess so... ha ha
Far out... Oh well, hopefully it will work another time....
What I've done so far:
Took out the radio in it. After much struggling...
took out the rear upholstery, and seats. Fitted a new radio, again wth many struggling...
and the chrome trim is comig off. only trim left to do is badges, lights and bumpers.
then well start panelbeating and sand her down ready for a spray
:wtf:Well, upon closer inspection of my motor...
after thinking for a whole year it was original,
it turns out the motor in my sprinter is actually a 4K and so is the spare one.
the spare car (my dad's) has a 3K I it.
So, that explains my dodgy extractors.
Whoever has done this probably knew what they were doing, because it all looks (and mine drives)pretty good.
funny though, my master key fits dad's boot nd fuel cap...
so my theory is that a bloke has had both of these cars just plainly to mess about with....
dads was rego'd until 1996 and mine until '97
something horrible just happened today...
Was turning my car backwards and uphill to get her facing downhill so petrol could run to the motor, when BAM! my driver's side door starts bending backwards on the star picket stuck in the ground around a tree. after I stopped bawling, had a loook at the damage and it MAY be able to be fixed. hoorray for making stupid mistakes! More money i'll have to start spending on her soon.
Door on my parts car is rusty, but usable. Dad assures me shit happens and I guess there is no point worrying about it too much. Might post pictures, but don't hold your breath.
Be sure to leave a comment telling me I am an idiot. ;(
Time 4 an update!
Took off the stupid (not working) spotlights,
pumped up the tyres to prevent driveway disaster,
Fitted an overly large ariel,
polished all the chrome,
Got an over expensive car cover
and (finally) got some more fuel!
but exhaust is still buggered (hangs low)
*snuck her onto the road briefly*
only on the road for a roll start by the way ;)
Got some more cash recently too, sooooooo
soon will be getting a few more things!!
(Panel beating? Mags?)
been driving a bit, am waiting so bad to get my licence, so I can
drive my beauty!
Having trouble with pics, will keep trying.