long time lurker me finally bit the bullet on a 1991 Red Corrado G60 and decided to join vortex.
I bought WVWDB4500MK009450 with 138,420 miles on the odo and I intend to perform a full restoration. Once that's done, I get to start tweaking and building
The body's in pretty good shape, no rust in the wheel wells, a few scrapes on the body, the jack points are a bit jacked up (ha). There's no clear from the B pillar back, and a few small spots where corrosion is starting.
The engine's had a new head gasket, timing belt, and waterpump at 120k, but I'm worried about the g-lader. I read the boost on the MFA before I bought it and it read 550 at idle, and 1520 at almost top 3rd gear, which is about 7.5 psi. I'm gonna guess it's been rebuilt at least once, otherwise the g-lader would probably be dead by now. A BBM rebuild kit is one of the first things I'm getting, I'm just scared that the billet will be damaged because of the high miles. Could anyone give me their opinion on this?
Previous owner also put on adjustable FK street coilovers which I just raised 3/4" because he didn't have it lowered, he had it slammed. Wheels rubbing when you turn slammed.
Interior is solid except for a chunk of foam missing from the driver seat.
Also, I got 4 bbm rz 4x100 wheels with it, with two tires down to the steel and the other two might as well be racing slicks I also got four rusty steelies with two bad tires, two okay.
Anyways, pics! I took most of these before I bought it and I'll obviously add as I work.
Here she is after the drive home:
Something tells me that the rear pass. rotor cover was stock it was so rusted it fell off on its own.
Here's what I know has been replaced so far:
-Suspension with adjustable FK street coilovers 12k ago
-Waterpump/Timing belt/Head Gasket 18k ago
-CV joints and driver side drive axle
-Brake pads still have 50% left
-2 New brake lines
-All new motor mounts 10k ago
-New starter 10k ago
Here's my to-do list for the next few weeks/months (so far):
-Get a Bentley - Ordered
-Needs lifted approx 3/4" - Completed
-Driver's door handle needs new striker - Ordered
-Master brake cyl R&R - Ordered
-Upgraded G-Lader Oil Line
-Polish BBS's, replace stolen center cap
-New tires (any recommendations? I'm considering getting some yokohama s drives)
-E-brake cables R&R - Ordered
-Speakers need wired up and radio needs replaced
-Ashtray needs replaced
-Exhaust has leak (Probably just gonna go with a techtonics catback)
-Pass. Automatic seatbelt needs rebuilt
-Coolant/ Oil flush, clean k&n air filter
-Auto seatbelt spools need cleaned and lubed
-Hood needs shocks or prop
-Clean up vacuum lines
-Paint! I dunno whether to stick with red or not. I have some time to decide though.
She definitely needs some love, but hey, the sunroof doesn't leak and it even works!
Let me know what you guys think!