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CGT Restoration Update
14 cans of penetrating fluid and 52 margarine/ice cream containers
later...finished stripping coupe down to the pan this morning. Although
the car sat in unheated garage for 9 years no body rust. Wiring will be
replaced since corrosion was prevalent everywhere - its amazing what
seasonal temperature and humidity fluctuations can do.
Lots of pictures/sketches have been taken and detailed explanations of the
restoration process will follow - but I have to first learn how to create
Shell to be stripped, cleaned and dipped in September. Will have
interior/engine compartment powder coated in October (thanks for the idea
Huw) with re-assembly to commence by November. Everything from the
bushings down will be replaced or upgraded so lots of dumb "what if and how
to" questions to follow.
I'm taking a year off work in December so I've been told to finish this
project by June of next year. The job jar is full and the wife and I will
be finally kidless (she wants to go on an extended road trip - a hormonal
Still haven't decided on engine. Have a 20vt (complete incl. electronics
and fuel delivery system) and access to a 10vt as well. Some have
expressed concern about putting a 20vt in the little fwd coupe. I have to
decide soon so if I need to make any pan/body modifications I would like to
get those done in advance of having the shell dipped. Your
thoughts/insight/feedback would be appreciated.
I will also need assistance in strengthening the drive-train and front-end
so again thoughts/insight/feedback appreciated.
And yes it will be painted imola yellow...
'86 CGT x 2