86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

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86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby 86supraguy » 06 Dec 2014, 13:45

Hello everyone, i have been doing research on kit cars and and have finally decided to (financially able to) start my own build. I have a 2005 caviler I am going to be using as a Donor. it only has 97k on the motor and figured that i can have more fun with that than with just trading it in to a dealership for the new car I have. They only wanted to give me $800 for it.

So I am going to be placing the order for the book on Friday and start clearing out the shed so I can start construction on the build table.

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby Midlana1 » 06 Dec 2014, 17:36

Welcome, we look forward to seeing your build! Take your time reading the book because it covers many options for your car. Though the book contains complete plans, everyone's car will be a little different due to personal preference and that's a good thing!

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Postby bgkast » 06 Dec 2014, 20:33

Welcome!

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby 86supraguy » 05 Oct 2015, 07:49

Finally ordered the book and life is starting to cooperate with me. Going to start dismantling my donor this weekend, Should be fun. Pics to come.

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby ChrisS » 05 Oct 2015, 08:03

Excellent - another build.

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby freakynami » 06 Oct 2015, 02:18

Good to see another build gaining momentum - let the fun begin!

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby 86supraguy » 12 Oct 2015, 05:24

This weekend was not as productive as i would have liked but still got a bit done. First off, here is the donor.
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Got the wheels off of this and put them on my wife car, put some junk rims and tires on this thing so I could still push it around the yard as needed. I also have an old automatic Camry in the yard that I am going to sell so cleaned that out and i have to figure out why that's not starting. (Alarm is acting up and disabling the starter I think.) In a strange turn of events the Caviler decided to turn on again, it was nice to here it running and got to drive around the yard. I also cleaned out the shed and made some more room in there to store the parts I am getting off the Caviler. Now with all that done I think I am in a better place to start dismantling the car and trying to sell the bits I wont be using.

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby 86supraguy » 07 Dec 2015, 18:15

So things are still moving on this, slow but its going. Got the interior striped out. Got to see where I can build a small shed or at least a small covered area for my mower, then I can make the the table. more pics to come...

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby ChrisS » 08 Dec 2015, 01:09

A lot of the work isn't very exciting or interesting is it! I quite enjoyed stripping down the Alfa 166 and Mazda MX-5 I used as donors - it was interesting (to me anyway) to see how the different thinking was used.

I'm still messing about cleaning rusty donor suspension parts at the moment. Very low-key, I just do a few minutes here & there as time allows.

As a neighbor of mine says, much to the exasperation of his wife....it'll get done....what a great philosophy :)

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Re: 86SupraGuy's Ecotec based build

Postby Midlana1 » 08 Dec 2015, 06:15

Just wait until you guys do the electrical work - stripping out the interior will seem like a lot of fun then!

Your donor car should be able to help with the budget pretty well. Selling the doors, hood and fenders should bring some decent money.


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