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02-09-2009, 09:30 PM
hey there, everyone, Nick here . Just picked up this 1000HP monster as a project for my son Alexs' first car . In storage since '94 and it has 165,000 M on it ( rebuilt at 120,000). Love the forum ( same setup as GTRC ) and we're looking forward to building this into a rally-look franken-Bimmer ! Hopefully we'll get it on the road by the first meet at Cayuga this spring. We'll take all the advice ( good advice, that is ) that we can use. God Bless old garbage !!


craz azn
02-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Looks like a decent base. Both you and Alex will have lots of fun with that car. Was it for sale on Bimmerforums? Somehow I've seen this car before...

02-10-2009, 12:17 AM
That car was on Kijijii I think, somewhere out around Ottawa. Looks pretty solid, get yer son busy degreasing that engine bay!

craz azn
02-10-2009, 12:32 AM
^ right on, thats prolly where I saw it.. the interior pic was what caught my eye.

02-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Looks like a sold car.
Good luck

02-10-2009, 02:14 PM
Looks like a sold car.
Good luck

Yup Roaster , it's definitely a sold car , I'm just hoping it's solid ! ;-)

02-10-2009, 03:31 PM
very nice.. get this project going!!

02-10-2009, 04:10 PM
Yup Roaster , it's definitely a sold car , I'm just hoping it's solid ! ;-)

Some areas to check for rust

-lift the carpet on the driver's side and look in the pedal area
-lift the carpet on the passenger side and look at the floor
-bottoms of the doors
-spare tire well (very typical)
-gas tank - remove and clean and maybe POR15
-behind heater if there is evidence of leaking
-frame rails (especially near the front where people have jacked on them - use a board or something instead of jacking right on them)
-rear strut towers, check inside and outside
-around windshields if the seals have gone bad
-the rear subframe/body connection - rubber bushing that bolts up through the body and ends up under the rear seat - if you are doing a complete resto break down the rear subframe and replace the bushings
-front quarters, look inside with a flashlight,especially towards the back where there is a prefect spot for crap to sit
-inside the "cave" where the fuse box sits
-behind the firewall insulation (if you pull the motor)
-drain tubes on sunroof cars
-anywhere the master cylinder has leaked on
-inside front of hood

Judging by the amount of sludge in your engine bay, the bottom of the car may have been "preserved" by moil (= mud + oil).

I ground all the crap off the bottom of my car, and POR 15'd the whole thing. A messy, thankless job, but a lot of piece of mind.

I have some spares and lots of advice, some of it actually useful, if you guys need anything


02-10-2009, 04:34 PM
I almost bought this car...nice purchase! How much did you get him down to?

02-10-2009, 05:58 PM
22 brought it home, which wasn't a steal but was a fair price to pay to own the coolest little bimmer ever made ( that oughta get things goin'!! ) ;-) .

02-10-2009, 05:59 PM
2200?? I saw it posted for 1200....did you get something extra with it??

02-10-2009, 06:04 PM
You saw a different car. this one was near Ingersoll, Ontario, just past Woodstock ( not the one on the side of the highway ) .

Hope you're wrong :D


02-10-2009, 08:18 PM

Thats the one I was thinking of. Looks a lot different than yours...looks like yours is much nicer...the other one was looked at and considered a loss...good buy.

02-12-2009, 11:47 AM
The Dr. car??? ahaha damn you bastard! LOL j/k...i was hoping this car would stay under the radar until early spring....i snoozed too long!!!!!!!

Congrats though, that interior is what caught my eye too. I was hoping to get him down some, since it's been posted for awhile. Anyways, good luck on your project, keep us updated. BTW what are your plans on getting it up to 1000hp?

02-12-2009, 04:04 PM
It's already at 1000 HP, but I'm going to use the top secret 2000 HP chip out of my Skyline to get it up to top gear status ;-)

02-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Cool car. Keep us posted on your progress.

02-12-2009, 08:31 PM
It's already at 1000 HP, but I'm going to use the top secret 2000 HP chip out of my Skyline to get it up to top gear status ;-)

lol??? wat? you're joking right?

02-12-2009, 10:35 PM
get used to it. I'm a very serious guy.......LOL !! The 1000 HP intro should have been A dead give away. the secret Skyline chip reference is from all the nooobs on the Nissan forums that say " I hear you can crank the engine up to 1000 HP if you put a chip in it ""

I love those guys.......

02-13-2009, 12:46 PM

you got anylinks to infor on ur GTR & VW?

02-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Keeping my eyes on this one...good luck

Any pics of the rado in your sig?

03-22-2009, 08:56 PM
Update !!! Ordered a pile of parts and have started to install them. All hoses , a Pertronix ignition, water pump, carbs rebuilt, and all the brakes and lines. Ther is oil spray on this car that is at least 1/16 thick ( no, really, we've been using a putty knife to get it off ) i'll post pics soon so you all can have a good chuckle.

This is way too much fun !

Alex wants to keep the '72 roundie and sell the '76 ( too pretty, says him )


03-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Almost ready !! Water pump , hoses, carb rebuild and oil change done, alternators in, just have to put in plugs and fuel and hopefully tomorrow we'll get to hear her !! Can't wait ! very excited, Oh yes !!

Once I'm ready to start it I'll video it and post it.