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  1. They need to be redone. Was thinking about keeping them gold or maybe going a dark grey or gunmetal. My pick out of the three sets of wheels that I tried on it.
  2. Discuss away here Link to build thread.
  3. Updating with better photos. Did the first thing you do with any new car and tried on my sets of wheels to see what they all looked like. Think I've decided on the Enkeis for her. 6s for the front and 7s for the back. Also gave her a wash and started to clean all the random crap out of the car.
  4. After looking at this at my mates house for a while now, I finally decided to buy her. 1980 Mitsubishi Express in need of some love. Plan is to fix the little bits of rust, chuck a motor into her and add some wheels. Started digging through to clean out all of the goodies that came with it and found an original tool kit hidden under the seats Better photos are on the way when it gets pushed outside to be washed in between snow and rain shower.Oh and why its called the Awesome Express,
  5. Link to discussion thread
  6. // Sell me parts, tell me what Im doing wrong and about lack of progress here.
  7. The new carpet has made a massive difference. Was the un-tidiest bit of the car. Bit un nerving cutting holes in brand new carpet to put it in
  8. Picked up this little beast cheap off trademe with automatic issues. Turned up to pick it up and it was a lot tidier than it appeared in the pictures. The lady i got it from is the 2nd owner with her mum having bought it new in 1982. Trailer it home and set about flushing the automatic transmission. Old fluid looked nice and burnt so new fluid and filter went it. Started her up and left her to warm up. Came back , jumped in and put her in drive and off she went with no slipping or funny sounds anymore!! Success. The little car went straight through her wof once I replaced the tail light and is now one of my dailies. Also tried on my Equips but they are far too wide at the front. Stick out about an inch and a half. Will upload more photos soon
  9. Only got a quarter into it before it started raining down here. Really happy with how it is coming along and fitting. Got to hate cutting holes in brand new carpet. It's sent out as a blank
  10. Finally got some new carpet for her, after procrastinating for a long time. Ordered off eBay Australia and arrived in a week. It got the cats seal of approval and this is why I ordered new stuff.
  11. Tell me how to improve the little beast here.
  12. Its coming along nicely. The real tell is going to be me learning to weld to fix the holes in the floor and around the headlights
  13. Picked up this little van from another forum member on here. Its in need of a bit of attention. Plan is to start on the rust work that needs to be done first and then WOF it. Have been told the headgasket is gone/leaking so that is next on the list once its all road legal. I have a set of 13" Work Equips tucked away in the garage for when this all ready as well.
  14. Had to adjust the bump stops in the front at the same time Might need trimmed some more, will have to wait till she's on the road. Oh, Offset on the Works sits almost perfectly on the van. Back door just clears the wheels. Might be 3 or 4mm in it!
  15. Starting sussing out this van for its wof. Found rust in the front behind the headlights and in the floor under drivers feet. I don't usually start with modifying instead of fixing but the van was too high to fit into the garage. Played with the front torisions and bump stops and it came up quite nicely. Also chucked my Work Equips onto it to replace the knock offs that were on it. Started at this height in the front Ending up taking out 55mm Might have to re adjust after I drop the back with blocks to level her out.
  16. No tang, shes no old Bongo Lowering is on the plan...
  17. Link to discussion here // Tell me how much lower it needs to be and sell me more parts!
  18. Found something random when changing the rocker cover gasket! Either the previous owner stashed a spare oil cap or they managed to forget to put it on and lost it. Suprised at how tidy the motor is for an old car.
  19. Interior is original as well. Really glad noone has cut a hole in the dash for a stereo. Looking at buying new carpet ex Australia.
  20. TIme to add some more pictures. Have changed the rocker cover gasket and started polishing it up. Only real modifications have been the chrome trim rings and little centre caps off an EX Lancer.
  21. I was going to convert my one but with how tidy she is Id rather keep her factory. I only need one part if you come across it. Its the plastic trim piece from the bottom of the rear door. They are cool wee cars. Very suprised at how well it goes for the 1400. Im going to try get some better photos in the weekend. Have you come across any nice old style accessories like chrome monsoons or Louvers?
  22. Link to discussion here //
  23. Well after lurking for long enough decided to start my own project thread Car is a Mazda 323 RWD. Came with standard 1300. Plans are to tidy it up, get it legal then maybe do some mods. Link to discussion. // Pictures as everyone loves pictures Day I got it Put the dizzy back in, tidied up the engine bay and got it sort of running And got this one for parts. Current plan is paint roof, get wof. Then tyres for my widened stealies
  24. Been busy sanding, not photos of progress as its not that interesting Found out my widened steelies have been banded which is a no no. So started looking for new wheels Got a pair of Sharaks off Born Loser, just need to find another pair to match now Also springs and JAF badge
  25. New parts!!! Widened Stealies 13x7.5 One painted, one not Also new/almost new indicator lenses