You getting Jay to polish those?
Finally got to do a test fit and play with a set of spacers.
-Wheels got filled and redrilled to 4x100 and the centerbore at the get milled out 1.1mm. Today was the first time test fitting them to see how it all fit(as far as the centerbore and redrilling goes) and its flawless.
Im happy with how the wheels fit. They are 16x8's all around and i think thats how i am going to leave them.
In the photos, there is a 20mm spacer in the rear. Im going to go with a 15mm spacer in the rear and an 8mm in the front (too close to the coilover).
Rear with 20mm spacer
Front with no spacer
Photo to show the fitment
Didnt drop it down on wood because there are 4 bolts holding the wheels together that are hand tight AND i dont have the proper lug nuts yet (have to buy tuner lugs).
car looks so good compared to when you first got it. but im disappointed that you didn't do the rockers when you do all the other body work
I may go back one day, and shave the pinch welds and smooth out the rocker.
Got the emblem and wiper hole welded up, this is going to need little filler
Also going to delete the spoiler and flush seal the holes so you'll never know they were there
Dropped the hatch off at the painter earlier, should see it by next week.
I still have the old lock cylinder from when i shaved the tub on the NA hatch. Does anyone know if i can take that lock cylinder and put it in to the euro hatch. Like is it compatible?
This weekend starts the i guess, second, stage of the Ginster. First was the exterior. Over the weekend, i bought a great daily driver and finally am able to do what ive been planning for months, tearing into the car.
The car is going to be down officially this weekend. Going to get the front clip off and get everything ready to be pulled.
-Shave bay, small holes welded, big holes in fenders welded. Keeping rain tray and pretty much all the factory lines. Shaving seam sealer also.
-ABS to Non-ABS conversion
-Pull motor and trans, clean, and repaint (dont know color scheme yet)
-Strip harness, extend everything, re-route so its hidden
-Repaint bay factory ginster yellow
-May be rebuilding engine and adding some boost, maybe.
-Fully flocked interior
-Color matched roll cage
-ABT goodies, front lip and side skirts (REAL ABT)
-Some trick headlights
-Fully refinished BBS RF's
-1.5" slant lips up front, making 8.5"s
-2" slant lips in rear, making 9''s
-BBS Design Line Yellow Caps
-Painted silver centers
-Polished lips, bolts and hex caps
It will be staying at my buddys garage and be worked on my him and myself probably every weekend until its done. All the paint and bodywork is also being done there by him and myself. Anyone wants to lend a hand or even come shoot the ****, just let me know.
The last picture of everything before it gets torn apart!:
Consider this build stage part 2!, more pictures to follow this weekend!