Currently under going full restoration, this 2002 Tii has lots of goodies installed and is currently being restored and should be back on the scene March 2012.
Polished, Ported Tii engine with 145Bhp, balance flywheel and lots more
5-Speed overdrive gearbox
Turbo front vented discs and callipers
Stainless Steel exhaust system
Latest images June 2012 nearly ready for paint;
All new panels except the doors, which were perfect used ones.
latest progress (1st August 2012);
Being re-assembled early August 2012;
1 week to go……..(12th Aug);
Oh dear, broken rocker, these are apprently cheap copies, so thankfully I have a genuine set to replace these with.
The project is now behind schedule, but the pressures off, so we need to get this right.
So we’ve decided to take the whole engine out and repaint the engine bay whilst replacing all the rockers. I suppose it’s better to have found out now rather than when the cars back on the road.
As for the quality of work not so much the bodywork, but everything else. The car is practically falling apart, everything hanging off, parts missing, filthy, wrong screws everywhere, wiring a nightmare, even paint over the headlight bulbs. I've already spend several days going over it and still got tonnes to do. Fitted new headlamps as others had poor reflectors, removed bumpers (as they need to go back to be rechromed) and they weren't fitted properly. Scrubbed and Cleaned interior, installed centre console and stereo (very important), cleaned all glass in/out, treated and refitted all door seals, window rubbers. Repaired and refitted rear badge, replaced instruments for new cluster, fitted new led rear bulbs and cleaned the outside. Brake hoses loose, door panels fitted with double-side tape, bolts missing out of window mechanisms, even an engine mount bolt missing - ARGHHHH Tightened up seats belts (as loose), polished and refit front grills, going over everything and either refitting, cleaning or replacing as I go. Also need to sort out the engine running idling. Obviously brakes are critical, swap tyres and maybe get to drive it soon.