Next was to try my hand at repairing one of the wheels which went *ok*. Have mis placed the pics, will post here when I find them.
I thought I'd post up a thread about my car.
Its a 2002 Bora 4Motion Sport. I've had it for about 2 months now and bought it with a 2" thick folder of receipts and letters from the previous (original) owner detailing *everything* ever spent on the car (including the original sales receipt for $62,000.)
The car has 190,000 k's on it and is mechanically perfect, blew me away coming from Nissans who really start to want a new motor soon so have a car that still felt so tight after so many k's.
The body is not so good. Dents, scratches, scuffs, bumps, you name it. It was absolutely filthy when I got it with about 2 - 3mm of grime in the door jambs.
The thing is, I've always had other people do work on my cars for me, especially in the body area. This car will be my first attempt at owning a fully owner-modified/maintained vehicle. Including all body work.
I dont *really* have long term plans for it. It needs to be a daily still, so no 'slamming' it (used to have an R33 GTR that was too low for me to put my shoe under the front bar - not doing that again.) I'm liking the idea of Porsche wheels but dont like the idea of adapters. I was also thinking of a 'rat' type look in matte black or something but my wife *hates* that idea and she'll likely win the argument. Maybe just a straighten and respray, I do like the OEM look.
The first thing I did was ditch the roof racks and the boot spoiler (which was half falling off anyway);
Body condition pics here
Looking good. It almost feels like everyone is going from a skyline to a VW at the moment (you, Funkymonkey and myself) although i still like to stay in the loop on sau.
Something to be aware of:
On the headlights - be aware that US market headlight reflectors were considered second-rate in terms of performance to the European version and our RHD version (which is based on the European reflector design, but modified to suit RHD). LHD reflectors will also provide a beam-pattern not ideally suited to our RHD market (and you may be dazzling oncoming traffic).
They do look the goods though
Thanks, I think they look awesome too.