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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:55 am

im in the middle of building my mk1 GT, This car was rough when i bought it beacuse it was resprayed before and wasnt done right with overspray everywhere and just not looked after in general, So i said id rescue it Razz here is what i have done and my pans to do...
Plans:
-full respray in a different shade of red
-respray wheels
-new steering rack
-get a different backbox
-and tidy up anything else that needs to be
Done:
- fitted coilovers
- replaced the brake calipers
- replaced interior bits that were damaged or not there at all
- Engine is out an engine bay is in the proces of being resprayed
-Timing belt is in the proces of being done now
-There are loads of other small bits that i have done but just cant think of them all Very Happy
Car when i got it:


i changed the glow badge back to green:

A few random pics of the car as i was doing it:



Been a while since i updated this so here is what ive done since...

Took out the engine to spray the engine bay and do a few bits with the engine:
while the engine was out i got the timing belt and pulley an tensioner done

I then powerwashed the engine bay and underneath the car bagan to get it ready for paint:

This is the finished product of the engine bay:


I sprayed the bottom half of the engine bay black so it would be easier keep clean and the top half went red Very Happy
I now have the engine back in and just have a few small things left to conect up Very Happy


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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:56 am

The side of all the pics are cut of for some odd reason Razz
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Post by pig666eon on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:12 am

love red gts lad credit to ya keep up updated on it

i will sort out the pics now lol
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Post by ingin08 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:15 am

nice gt lad and best of look whit the bild
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:19 am

Thanks lads i will be throwin sum pictures as i go! Very Happy
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Post by lhegarty on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:50 am

looking very well lad, looking forward to seeing more of this Very Happy
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Post by richardc9052 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:54 am

You dont see many red gt's!! nice!

Whats the plans?
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:57 am

yaa they are fairly rare alright!! plans are basicaly to tidy it up and give it a full respray my brother is a pannel beater so he is doing alot of work on it with me Very Happy He had a few GTs in his day too Razz
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Post by davep91 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:27 am

love glow badges and mk1s
good work dude
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:30 am

thanks scan Cool
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Post by Bandit32 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:50 pm

First time ive seen a red GT, love it
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Post by Pudgeymac on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:57 pm

Bandit32 wrote:First time ive seen a red GT, love it

x2

yeah looks very well in red bud

nice work bud Very Happy
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:42 am

Thanks lads Very Happy
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Post by keithjdm on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:59 am

Looks well lad Smile
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:04 am

keithjdm wrote:Looks well lad Smile
cheers
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Post by GTnick on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:18 am

looks unreal tidy lad i have been thinking about getting a glow panel
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:26 am

GTnick wrote:looks unreal tidy lad i have been thinking about getting a glow panel
believe it or not lad it was actualy farely rough when i got it but it is on the road to recovery now... I think the glow pannel is what makes the car really! they are hard enough get i woudnt mind geting another for spare just incase something hapens to mine Razz
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Post by GTnick on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:37 am

Thats how mine is now fairly rough but it has the makings of a good gt,,them glow panels are fairly hard got alright,,mine has the quad lights up font isnt mine supposed to have a glow panel
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:40 am

GTnick wrote:Thats how mine is now fairly rough but it has the makings of a good gt,,them glow panels are fairly hard got alright,,mine has the quad lights up font isnt mine supposed to have a glow panel
ya! what year is your car?
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Post by GTnick on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:42 am

1995
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:48 am

the glow pannels only came on them in 1990 an 1991!
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Post by GTnick on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:55 am

ah right so its a mk2 gt i have then ah well i may just stick with the little refletors then Mad
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:57 am

wel the 95s are mk3 the mk2 had same headlights as mk1 but a diferent pannel on the back Smile
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Post by GTnick on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:01 am

ah right i learn somthing new about that car every day haha may change my build title haha
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Post by GTstarlet1991 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:06 am

haa im the same sher, i didnt no much at da start but from lukin them up and tryin ta get parts you find out alot of things Razz And plus my older brother used ta own a few and hes doin alot of work with me on the car so i learn alot that way too Very Happy
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