This 1976 2002 was first my mothers in high school. It then was given to my grandpa for many years. After a head-gasket blew, the car sat for a very long time. It was then given to me and I started work on the car when I was 15. I am currently 17, almost 18, and although the car has gone very far from when I first started, it is far from completion.
This was essentially the state of the car when I started
I had to purchase a new motor because the cylinders in the installed motor were rusted out. After putting it in the car, we decided to get it rebuilt by a friend of ours. It has been fully rebuilt and some work has been done to it, like raising the compression. The motor had to be rebuilt AGAIN because they put the wrong rings in and they broke.
We decided to repaint the car in a Porsche color called Acid Blue. It is a period-correct color and just looks beautiful on my 02. Also you can see the beginnings of what is now the aluminum bumper hole shroud. It came out extremely well and I will post some pictures of it soon.
The first parts I got for the car, thanks to Ireland Engineering. Almost every dollar I get after expenses goes to that place.
The front air dam mounted and the first set of fog lights I had on the car. These were never actually wired up!
A picture I took after I first got the car driving again. We took it to Mulholland and, even though it was only firing on 2 cylinders at the time, it was a lot of fun!
And this is how the car sat for a long time. I made a few minor changes here-and-there but nothing major. Don't worry, I no longer have those horrible seats in the car! Oh and the picture is from the Friends of Steve Mcqueen car show. And there's me in the background with my long hair and aviators. I know what you're thinking... how can someone be THAT cool!
...And thats essentially the car's past history up to recently. I will get some more detailed pictures soon and will also post pictures of the recent modifications done to the car
I hope you guys enjoy!