Hey lads, my names Hayden and im new here coming from way down south in New Zealand! i recently bought a gt starlet(ep82) about half a year ago and have been doing a few mods to it. I've been wanting to start a build thread for a while now and am finally going to give it a go. I brought her for $2100 nzd or £1200, it wasn't the tidiest and needed a bit of work but it ran so i got into fixing a few things straight away.first i stripped out the interrior but i have done a lot since i got it and will probably miss alot of small stuff but here is how it sat when i got it. http://imageshack.com/a/img924/8101/40iwFv.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9233/qqSXke.jpg so that week it managed to blow a radiator as the fan wasn't working which i wasn't aware of so that weekend we got set and did an oil change and put a new radiator and coolant into it. http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5751/qODPOK.jpg the windows didn't work as the previous owner had swapped them out for windy windows for some reason and had the incorrect rails so we went down south about 8 hours or so to invercargill from christchurch and then back the same night with only 2 stops and picked this up for only $450, what a steal!!! http://imageshack.com/a/img923/1513/pIfNpT.png Keep in mind it was in very bad condition but i managed to salvage a few bits which i needed, the seats and rails as mine were no good, seatbelts as mine were burnt and couldn't pass wof with it. wof is like mot i believe. the window regulators, switches and some superlow lowering springs which don't sit low enough for me. i will invest in some coilovers at some stage. i also managed to sell a few bits, a hatch, petrol cap, bov that came with it, pod filter and parcel tray. I didnt like the 17s that it came on and they rubbed at lock, so i got to saving and ordered some brand new 15x8 enkie 92 reps and a full new set of tyres which i got at a discount as my uncle works at a tyre shop. he fitted everything for me!! http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6706/5CY6ju.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img923/7678/uRnWHX.jpg heres how it sat on the new rims and lowering springs http://imageshack.com/a/img924/9482/sMsLN0.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img924/9107/GF9cQr.jpg one day after work i decided to go for a drive to my favorite spot which is in the port hills, a place called sugarloaf where everyone meets up and does skids and races etc http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6263/Y0dJ9a.jpg my old man had some tail light tint so i decided to spray a few coats on and see how it looked. i love it )) http://imageshack.com/a/img923/6861/hlCNBX.jpg my friend who owns an evo 6 had taped his headlight for that angry look and told me to give it a go so here's how it looked after i tried that, not too bad in my opinion :/ http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5195/q6MXHh.jpg went up to sugarloaf again with my friend in the evo and another friend who has a primera, love this pic http://imageshack.com/a/img924/170/CKdWZe.jpg we chilled there for a bit then another friend of mine showed up in his holden commodore, he did heaps of skids which i can upload if anyone is interested. some pics he took of our rides parked up on one of the bays down the hill. http://imageshack.com/a/img921/7771/iQo16x.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img921/6093/W59v7Y.jpg heres the last picture i took before unfortunately i had to park her up(its been 4 months at the time of writing this). http://imageshack.com/a/img921/8062/4aVZh7.jpg been parked up for a while now and it saddens me coming home from work every day and just seeing her parked out on the street in bits. first of all the manifold had cracked so i got onto getting that welded. i have a pic of the big ass crack somewhere but cant find it so heres a pic of the turbo, manifold and wastegate all taken off. http://imageshack.com/a/img921/2561/QKkvXI.jpg i have brought shitloads of parts since shes been off the road. including a new fmic and piping kit, new civic radiator and mounting kit, hks ssqv, some nzkw bucket seats and mounting brackets, new nzkw steering wheel and boss kit, boost, oil temp and oil pressure gauges with pod, new shifter, magnicore blue racing leads and ngk iridium spark plugs, front strut brace and a rear 3pt strut brace plus heaps more. http://imageshack.com/a/img923/9541/IwWwuq.jpg this last week ive pulled off the rocker cover and cleaned it all up and drilled a hole where the metal breather was to get some an10 hydraulic hose fittings welded in and sand blasted http://imageshack.com/a/img921/173/drLPnM.jpghttp://imageshack.com/a/img923/6421/yNT4e8.jpg this is all i have for now but will keep you all up to date cheers for reading!