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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] 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