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 Post subject: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:46 am 
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Hi there,

Just a quick introduction really and a question or two!

I have a 1987 Shuttle with the 1.5 single carb engine and she is silly low mileage and the interior is MINT!
On the exterior, there are a few scrapes and she is missing a tiny bit of trim on the rear quarter.

Here she is:

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First up is some nice wheels and then getting a bit lower to the ground! Somewhere in-between, I will be fitting 3 point belts in the back so that I can take both kids with me when I take her out and about!

Plans are to follow a Kanjo racer style theme with her, an enormous rear wing being high on the agenda!

Does anyone know what is involved with getting a D Series VTEC in the bay? Initially, I am going to run the 1.5 on bike carbs as my mate Ian has done this on his 4WD 3G shuttle to great affect!

Also, the front bumper is a rubberised thing and mine has a rip in it. Can a bumper from a MK1 CRX or standard hatch be used?

This project will really ramp up in the new year as funds after Christmas should be freed up to say the least!

Thanks.

Rysz.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:01 pm 
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I'm looking forward to see the progress of this. Get some more pics up man.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I love this :), my dad had one when i was a kid and it was an awesome car lol. i remember it having a pop-up vent in the centre of the dashboard and reclining rear seats. what else could you ask for as a child :).

I will be following this closely :)


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:20 am 
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Thanks for the kind words, the vent does indeed pop up, she only has 34K on the clock, I will post more pics over the weekend.

There are a few more on my Retro Rides thread here: http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=readersrides&action=display&thread=133537.

She will be going in for an MOT in January when Christmas is out of the way. It has to be said that 3 point belts have to be a priority as I have two young children (7 and 5) and I am not happy with lap belts for them. luckily, there are the mounting holes in the C columns for the third point of the belt!

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Rysz.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:58 am 
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Looks clean in the other pics as well man, yeah 3 point belts are a definate must. I'm liking the plans you have for it, will look amazing when finished.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
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Really good base! Looks great, can't wait to see what you do with it.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
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How is the modding going ?
Got any new pics to share ?


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:49 am 
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Things are going to be starting to move on this over the next few weeks.

I have sourced some MX5 alloys that I will get the centres opened up on to give a similar look to this (But much lower eventually!)

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My mate is building me an exhaust tip that looks like Totoro as well so it should be great!

I need to source some MK1 CRX shocks for the front as they are quite a bit shorter and then I can use the torsion arms to lower the front! For the rear, I am looking at adapting some Golf 2 or similar cheapo coilovers to bring that down!

I will also need a front bumper for a 3G to replace the ripped one on there. ETA for MOT is end of March for the Retro Rides Beach Party at Brean Sands!

Thanks for reading.

Rysz.


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 Post subject: Re: My 3G 1987 Shuttle!
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Got some new wheels, one of them needs the rim "massaging" back into shape with a rubber mallet, but super light wheels time!

Obligatory shoddy placed by the car shot!

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I'll update with pics again when they are on the car with the new tyres!

Thanks.

Rysz.


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