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Good evening and welcome. I sold up my "modern" car and bought a Hillman Hunter. The initial plan was to buy and maybe slam on wide steel, but after an eventful evening, i think i'll just keep it nice and factory and do a little bit of resto work on it. here's some pics from the day i bought it very potato spec pics Here's some pics from it's first proper drive with me behind the wheel and here's a pic from an hour into its first drive. and that's my story. Discuss here
OK team, it all starts this weekend and I thought I would kick off my first build thread post. I got my first car when I was 16. A poo brown 1979 Mk2 1300 4 door. This was alright for a while but it wasn't long before I managed to find a red 1980 Mk2 1600 Sport. This was purchased for $1000 and had a wof and everything. I put in my race motor and raced round the streets of Wellington. I think it was the loudest car around. Unfortunately rust was ripe in the Sport and I figured, being an apprentice mechanic, I would strip it down, fix the rust and rebuild. Well stripping it down I found it way worse than I imagined and it got brushed to the side while I found myself a new toy. The car got sold as it was and that was it. What an idiot I was. I always regretted selling it and when I finally decided to try and get my hands on another, prices had skyrocketed and I have spent the last 17 years always keeping my eye out but the dollars asked for anything close to what I want was well out of reach. In December, my wife was dropping a colleague home and spotted something red with a Ford badge in the corner of their garage. She asked what it was and it turned out to be the husbands 1980 Mk2 1600 Sport which had sat there for around 10 years. She came home and told me about it. I had her arrange a visit for me despite the car not being for sale or anything and a week later he had pulled it out of the corner and I was looking over this thing. It was stunning. It had a pretty average respray on the exterior which was starting to bubble but all the usual rust spots were incredible. Then, he asked if I wanted to buy it, things fell into place and it now has a new owner. The idea is to take it back to showroom condition. The photo of the paperwork it has is pretty much a testimate to just how good this car is. I will build a bit of a build list but will pull everything out, start a shopping list, freshen the motor, rebuild brakes and do a respray and see where we end up. I will keep this as up to date as possible but I can not wait to be out cruising the streets of Wellington with my wife and daughter in what is pretty much my dream car. https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/58013-bams-1980-mk2-escort-1600-sport-discussion/
So, discussion thread for my Skoda S100 any comments, criticisms (constructive only please), ideas, help, or info regarding the project go here, all welcome
So guys, thought I would announce it and make you jealous even though I have yet to pick it up I just found a `74 Skoda S100, so I made a deal with the owner. Pics will follow in the next post, but current information I have discovered is as follows: Year: 1974 Make: Skoda Model: S100 Owners: 3, two little old ladies and then a garage for 16 years Kilometers: a genuine 57,335km Rego: lapsed Pics and discussion link in next 2 posts