I've been gathering parts for a few months and now its time to put it all together. I bought this 79 off ebay. alpine white with baby blue int. this car came from the factory with no options. No AC, manual brakes and no rear defroster. My plan is to try and keep this build simple and make it a fun weekend car.
when I picked it up in the ghetto of philly
wanted to get it ready for H20(2006) and 3 weeks later this is how it looked.
I then decided I wanted more. I also was not happy with the overall look of the car. I needed something different.
80k mile 1.6 pulled
Matt(littledevil34) and i will be rebuilding this, which will be replacing the 1.6. i will also be using a 4k tranny with a lightened flywheel and eurosport short and weighted shifter(which i got for free in the junk yard).
nice place to put all my parts and a spare 16v. guess the boat is being useful in the winter.
i already have a defrosterless rear window, but you never know when you need a spare for the next project
more parts: NOS grille, TT exhaust and downpipe w/ new borla. v-maxx coilovers.
unknown wide 80's flares. i only have the flares. the orig kit comes with a front a rear valance. i will be using fiberglass to make a piece to connect the front flares to a large duckbill.
ok, so it was a great day so I put on the rear coilovers,flares and wheels. I also rebuilt the shifter and ran fuel lines from a passat. Matt and I will be rebuilding the engine sometime soon.
before( i also added a rear black panel from a 80 rabbit, polished fox door handles as well as swallowtail side moldings and metal rear emblems) just doing my own thing with this project.
since the interior is baby blue, I dont have many options with seats and steering wheels. I got lucky and bought a 13 in baby blue steering wheel, which will match perfect. i will post pics once it gets here. i also am keeping my eye out for some helios recaros. let me know if you see any!
in the next month i will be updating as i go.
Modified by rabbito at 11:26 AM 10-15-2008