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Right time for an update. Progress on the rally ca has ground to a halt because im saving up for a land rover defender.. but in the mean time i managed to get my hands on this lovely matt black corolla which i will be using for spares for the rally car. I know that the engines are the same but what else is? Does anyone know what parts are interchangeable and could give me some advice please? Here are some pics of the ratted corolla.

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Cheers Dan

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Well ive been away for a while but im now finished uni for the summer and i have a bit of money so ill be getting on with the car over the summer. Well the latest

things that ive done are refurbish the wheels and cam cover because I have a powder coating machine here are some pics of before and after the parts have been powder coating.

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I’ve stripped the boot of the locking machine and wiper motor. The Speakers, central locking motors and all the sound deadening has been removed from the doors

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Not much else to update but there will be more soon

All comments welcome

Cheers Dan

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Nice work mate, good to see a DIY project again. I have decided to take on a Honda Prelude which is going to be a track machine. :D

Wheels look great resprayed, maybe you could do things like that for the Intake Manifold? :g:

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Cheers mate! Should have a few more little updates soon. Does anyone know what roll cage will fit in one of these as I cant find one for it so I was going to get a 205 or nova cage and make it fit! The wheels and cam cover have been powder coated I have a machine to do it. If you want anything done let me know ;)

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Now that my friend, is an offer I may have to take you up on. I will pay you of course!

I have a number of small brackets and little things that I would like sprayed in red/black. How much would I be looking at for say, the red metal brackets in this picture here:

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My strut brace is the first thing I'd like done, in red, as close to Hammerite red as possible! :D

A roll cage is good as long as you wear sufficient head protection, otherwise you either impale you head with it, or your car squashes you alive without it.... wear the helmet! ;)

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Now that my friend, is an offer I may have to take you up on. I will pay you of course!

I have a number of small brackets and little things that I would like sprayed in red/black. How much would I be looking at for say, the red metal brackets in this picture here:

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My strut brace is the first thing I'd like done, in red, as close to Hammerite red as possible! :D

A roll cage is good as long as you wear sufficient head protection, otherwise you either impale you head with it, or your car squashes you alive without it.... wear the helmet! ;)

Sorry for the late reply mate! Unfortunately my oven isnt quite big enough to fit the strut brace in sorry but i can do other parts as long as there smaller than a 20inch wheel, thats the biggest thing that i can fit in my oven. Engine bay looks mint mate! Love your work.

Cheers Dan

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looking good mate i just picked up the same set of wheels as u got the chrome has flaked a bit will have to get them refurbished tho lovin the rat rolla as well should slam it and put some deep dish wheels on it

Cheers mate! i do wheel referbs if your interested? Haha sadly the black corolla was stripped for spare parts and taken to the scrap yard!

Cheers Dan

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Well ive been away for a while but im now finished uni for the summer and i have a bit of money so ill be getting on with the car over the summer. Well the latest

things that ive done are refurbish the wheels and cam cover because I have a powder coating machine here are some pics of before and after the parts have been powder coating.

Photo-0085.jpg

IMG_2035.jpg

IMG_2032.jpg

IMG_2046.jpg

I’ve stripped the boot of the locking machine and wiper motor. The speakers, central locking motors and all the sound deadening has been removed from the doors

Before

Photo-0079.jpg

And after

Photo-0080.jpg

Not much else to update but there will be more soon

All comments welcome

Cheers Dan

Wheels look very nice! From the picture pre-powder coating they don't look in too bad a shape. What did you have to do to prepare them? I have a full (+2) set of original GTi wheels that need to be done, but they have 20 years of corrosion damage and are a bit rough around the edges.

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If you want to get into rallying the first thing you should do is get the MSA blue book as the rules are quite strict about what you can and cant do for road rallies.

You want to keep under 1.4l as if you go above that you`ll be into the next group up and there are some serious drivers and money spent at this level.

The wheels look good though, almost professional...colour suits them well

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Wheels look very nice! From the picture pre-powder coating they don't look in too bad a shape. What did you have to do to prepare them? I have a full (+2) set of original GTi wheels that need to be done, but they have 20 years of corrosion damage and are a bit rough around the edges.

Cheers mate! Yeah they were in pretty good nick when i had the car. i use nitromorse and a lot of elbow grease! But im getting a bit tired of that so i can get wheels sand blasted for £10 each but the place takes ages to do them! Well the sand blasting would take all the crud off and if its needed i use a dual action sander to smooth out any curbing marks.

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If you want to get into rallying the first thing you should do is get the MSA blue book as the rules are quite strict about what you can and cant do for road rallies.

You want to keep under 1.4l as if you go above that you`ll be into the next group up and there are some serious drivers and money spent at this level.

The wheels look good though, almost professional...colour suits them well

Thanks for the coment mate. Yeah i should really but i have a mate thats built a few rally cars and my girlfriends dad used to build rally cars so hes giving me advice as i go along. yeah my mate was telling me about that. There are loads of people in wales that spend thousands and thousands on cars! Ive seen +£40k mk2 escorts been written off in the first few corners of a rally! :(

Cheers Dan

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