Country: United Kingdom
Words & Pics: Leigh
Contact Builder/Owner: E30owners Profile
This is a pic heavy build 270+
The car is a 1988 Evolution II Macau Blue number 245/500.
Purchased as a project which I thought was only going to cost me little money and time but as you all know it turns out far different from that.
The car looked pretty clean from the outside but once I started to remove things I found all the common areas of corrosion that these cars suffer from and quickly learned the hard way.
So this is what she looked like when I got her from the previous owner.
I enjoyed driving her for a few weeks, Then I began to strip the car down so I was confronted with these previous repair horrors.
Rotten winner wing;
Rot behind a cowboy job;
New plate welded over old stuff and not even bad stuff cut out;
Picture speaks for itself but this is drivers A pillar;
Start of rust;
What the hell?
Rust under this repair in footwell;
So after looking at this it was time for a full rebuild which I have never tried before.
A few shots of the new genuine panels I purchased;
So then it was measure cut weld grind measure cut weld grind for best part of 3 years in between jobs and a house renovation, The whole front end was replaced with new parts and I do prey for the next person who is going to attempt this job. Anyway not really many pictures to bore you with but I got there in the end.