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EP70 Turbo / Restore

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Thought id start the new thread on this as I'm really bored this evening and ive decided to take a few pictures
This project began when i took this car off the road in August 2014 as i rattled the bottom end on the original 1E engine, I dropped a 2e into it and it gave a bit of bother with regards to getting hot and burning a good bit of oil...so i dropped that 2e out and bought another which also started giving bother so in December 2014 i decided enough was enough and took it off the road completely and bought a Bora for a daily...
Anyway fast forward to over a year later, i eventually saved up enough to get all the work done i originally planned... so i built myself a 20x20ft garage to give myself somewhere to do all the work...that was finished in January 2016 and the car was brought in.
I started to strip the car down uncovering many horrors that were hidden such as bad filler work, shocking welding and a few holes...so first step was to strip it down, clean it out and expose any body work that needed done, then i sent her onto the panel beater (Gx2 automotive). Gerard was an absolute gentleman to deal with, took every step that should be taken with great care and attention to detail was second to none, the man worked his magic and gave me motivation and inspiration that i had lost the day i finished stripping it.
A few weeks later i was sent these photos and i was shocked at how well it turned out..the finish is absolutely flawless, i couldn't believe it. people can judge themselves from the pictures.
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now for the exciting part, i began searching for a 4efte to get a bit more poke from the little ep70 , then a local Gt came up for sale at very little money, i was late by a few minutes to buy it but when i found out a local lad bought it to break i had him hounded for the running gear, so as you can see in the pictures it packed something a little special...
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so over the last few months ive gathered some nice extras for her which include:
  • Brand new front bumper
Brand new sidelights
EP71 turbo centre console
ep71 turbo handbrake surround
ep71 SI late spec clocks
ep71 boot rear garnish
ep71 turbo rear lights
ep71 turbo grill
rare ep71 vanity tray
ep71 turbo limited keyless fuel cap and boot release
ep71 turbo s limited rear mid spoiler
mk2 escort front splitter
Gt turbo rear disks and calipers
glanza front disks and pads
thats all i can think off ill add more as i start putting it back together and gather some other parts in mind over next few weeks.
shes back together now just need to add all the new parts i got and fit the extras such as kit wheels coilovers etc

here's some pics of the current state new windscreen just fitted on friday
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Wou, she came beauty. Respect for original color, same as mine and going to keep it, boring but safe choice :)

Did You painted engine room also?

How is that boot cable opening system originally, in body or back lid? I was thinking to put other newer Starlet cablesystem, because can't get oem system in my country easily.

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Thanks lads

@MR-2 Yeah bay was painted , boot cable set up is on the latch that bolts to the body, used original lock on boot lid

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cheers stu was following your thread on your facebook page aswel savage build up:)



heres some more updates



got her back together



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fitted the coilovers and the old wheels during the week



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and gave it a quick polish to see how good the reflection is :)



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Mint paint, looks almost black. Hardly never seen black boxy, weird that nobody don't paint that color ever. You should take those quarter windows tintings away and put light tinting maybe to every glasses, or tint back glass also to match?

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Update:

She runs! Won't let me upload video so here's a pic of how it's sitting at the minute

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Thanks:)

They're mk1 mr2 sideskirts cut and shaped to fit, got the exhaust system done now just have to get front mount piping to take it out for a rip

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On 7/10/2017, 10:11:06, SKINY said:

Was this at Japfest at mondello park there ?

Yes lad it was:)

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Must sort out this thread as pics were removed , have a lot going on behind the scenes at the minute so she’ll be ready for show season next year with a fresh look

Here’s a few recent ones 

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Stunning wee car mate, I had a good look round it, seen young the Apple green early too sounds class 

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1 hour ago, SKINY said:

Stunning wee car mate, I had a good look round it, seen young the Apple green early too sounds class 

Cheers lad , will look so much better once I get the rest of the bits I have on over next few weeks, what were you in yourself?

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