Back in June I faced up to the fiscal realities of have two children and the only one in the family working and sold the 4th mx-5 ive owned and loved.
Time for something a lot cheaper and something I can work on myself rather than paying other people to do stuff - so maybe no supercharger for now!
In recent times I had found myself reading Retro cars magazine and not really being interested in modern stuff.
I have always liked the shape of a polo saloon for some reason - so that what I got and for £250 I have a lot of car restoring / learning to do.
Well its quite a few months since i posted in the newbie lounge and I have to say progress is very slow to date.
There was a lot more body work to get right then I first thought (why do I ever assume any job on a car is going to be a quick one!) and my inexperience coupled with the car being stored 165 miles away means I cant just pop out when I have a minute.
This was the car from the ebay add:
The car had previously been rattle canned black and the guy I got it from had rubbed it down somewhat as he was taking it baby blue inside and out - not something id have done.
Anyway as you could se most of the trim was not on the car but it wasnt in too bad a condition for what it was.
It also already had a H&R cup lowering kit fitted with a 60mm drop all round so probably was as low as id want to go and with one of the better handling kits for one of these cars with a decent ride by all accounts.
Once we got the car back to my relatives place we could see I had my work cut out.
So many visits up north were used to work on the body - getting it straight and ready for paint.
Im going back to the original colour. I sort of like it and while nothing else grabbed my attention I wantd the car to be clean and tidy with some slight cosmetic mods but nothing too much.
However, first was a lot of body work and rubbing down.
Apparently the original exhaust hangers wouldnt do for the previous owner - no, only some top end speaker cable would do.
I have spent all the in between time sourcing parts and a new engine (1.4 16v AFH) plus some nicer seats etc - ill update about those and bring the thread up to date .
Maybe ill make a meet before the end of the summer