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Old April 1st 2005, 16:29
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Question where to start

where is the best place to start?

i have a strong 1600 dp already in so i dont wanna mess with it right now unless its carburators.

so should i do suspension, brakes/ wheels, or body parts first?
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Old April 1st 2005, 18:13
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Most likely you'll want to start on the body first. Get it straight, rust free, and painted.

Next, go with what will improve the car's every day drive-ability. Suspension, brakes etc.

Last, go with the engine. Unless you are doing a 5 speed conversion, this should be a good progression.

With that said, start with a good plan you will stick with. The plan is the most important part of it all.
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what are you doing with the car? is it a daily driver? weekend warrior? somewhere in between? total project or something you need to drive on week days?

what is your budget?

what timeline are you looking at?
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With that said, start with a good plan you will stick with. The plan is the most important part of it all.

Haaa you'll be lucky

I don't think theres anyone on here who hasn't thought... well maybe I will go for the slightly larger engine or well if I'm going to the trouble of putting discs all around then I may aswell fit the biggest I can within my budget....

I personally think if you try and stick to your original plan 100% then you could loose interest if it's a long term project....

Have the basic concept in your head and work with it as you go along..just my 2c worth anyway.
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True, but I am trying. Especially since I'm dealing with a tight budget. But I have modified the original plan a bit.

I am running into that exact issue with the engine. I just can't make up my mind!!!



I meant plan as in do you want a "Cal-look" car or a "GL" car, you'll need to look for certain parts and make certain mods. You don't want to get the car painted and then decide you want to shave the trim.
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Old April 2nd 2005, 00:13
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its going to be my daily, im sorta on a budget sence i am 18 and pritty much all my money will be going into this. i just need a job that will give me grat hours and a good pay check

im on a pre college and a have a girlfreind budget

i made a priority list at work, tonite, body and paint then brakes and wheels then suspension then engine with will be a type 4 motor
also some where inthere il but a 5 speed tranny in there

now it comes down to what color i should paint it are there any places on the internet that have paint codes form porsche or vw or audi .. ect ect.

i was thingking white or maroon

im also open to suggestions for paint colors.

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