Project Car

Prince

Torque King
Points
242
From
Northampton, England
Car
BMW E36 318is Coupe
Most of us don't have time for a project car, but if you had a spare couple of grand and the time to do it what car would you go for and what would you do to it? would you make it a track car, show car or would you go for something completely unique and crazy?
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
Moderator
Points
417
From
Lockerbie, SW Scotland
Car
Octy smoke machine
AC cobra. something thats old yet can still give a lot of cars a run for their money.
newer engine in it of course bring it a bit more up to date
 

ChrisGMOC

Tuner
Points
65
From
Leigh, Lancs.
Car
Granada Ghia X 2.8
Mine is my ' Granada', but I have been thinking of getting another ' old or classic ', to do once granny is finished.
already got a MkII Golf & Jensen Interceptor, sat in the sidelines awaiting decision ( & funds of course :toung: ), but ' her at home ' wants a mkIV, MkV Cortina Crusader :confused:

Chris.. :blink1:
 

old-git

Moderator
Points
617
From
Essex
Car
Elan & Robin Hood
Most of us don't have time for a project car, but if you had a spare couple of grand and the time to do it what car would you go for and what would you do to it? would you make it a track car, show car or would you go for something completely unique and crazy?
A spare couple of grand? That would be a very cheap project car, methinks.

I hope that what I am doing is unique and crazy :) Unfortunately it is costing a damn sight more than a couple of grand :-(

When you are young you have the energy but not the cash. When you get older you have the cash but not the energy. Life can be a right bummer sometimes.
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
I'd take an Impreza and put a kit car shell on it. The weught reduction will make an awesome track day car and be more reliable than most kits.
 

TITAN

Tuner
Points
67
From
London
Car
Honda Civic EG
i'd take a new shape subaru impreza and turn it into a track car with as close to the rally spec as possible without adding things only needed for rally, i think although the new scooby was a big shock to rally fans when it was unveiled as it was a hot hatch rather than the old salloon but it is actually a really nice car and the top spec wrx version does 0-60 in 6.5 secs which is a good starting point
 

Goldie777

Full member
Points
66
Golf MK2, keeping the old outside style with some flash rims but not chavy, then an engine swap but in a big audio turbo engine that i've seen (not such exactly what engine). i would also then have to get all new brakes and suspension so a few thousand might not be enough lol oh and then i would restyle the interior!
 

steve09

Track Warrior
Points
67
Car
Honda NSR 125R
VW Phaeton would make a good project.

ummm..... what exactally would you do to it??

it can do near enough 200mph.
its got a radiator, demister, everything you would want apart from a tea and coffee machine :p

i think that a mitzi galant vr4 would be good. might make a good drift car
 

Goldie777

Full member
Points
66
an engine swap because i've seen a few on the net and in magazines that have had it done and the results (from what I've seen) shown a pretty big improvement. And just a quick question, you know all this shine nice big engines you see in cars, how is that achieved? all new parts i take it but does a lot of the parts have to be chromilized or what ever they do?
 

HDi fun

TC ModFather
Points
637
From
Buckinghamshire UK
Car
Passat 2.0 TDi
Get a tatty Ford Sierra for fifty quid.

Leave it on bricks in the front garden for 4 years.

It gets condemned by the environmental health department and is susbsequently confiscated.

Now go out a buy a nice 1 yr old 1 user Mondeo ST with all the money you've saved by not doing anything at all with the Sierra. :) :)
 

timmy

Road Burner
Points
67
From
staplehurst kent
Most of us don't have time for a project car, but if you had a spare couple of grand and the time to do it what car would you go for and what would you do to it? would you make it a track car, show car or would you go for something completely unique and crazy?
sit up and beg pop complete V8 hamster 6speed drop box love itttttttttt
 
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