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|Year/Make/Model||91 vert 3/5, 93 hatchback auto, 1997 Metro 3/5, 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage 3/5|
Thank you! There's always potential. I mean what car can you buy that gets 50mpg? I stole mine for $275 and I sourced all of the metal from school for free so it was a win-win for me. I have the welder and the fabrication skills to do it so why not?Johnny Mullet wrote:I gave up on rusty rides. Kudos for what you are trying to do.
I do too! Since the car only has 55,000 original miles on it I hope i can get at least another 150k to 200k especially since I am getting rid of the sheet metal frame horns. I plan on using a bar and chain oil concoction inside of my beefed-up horn to prevent rust. It'll take a long while to rust out 1/4 inch plate!GeoStalker wrote:WOW! I've undertaken some rusty rides in the past, but I, too, have given up on doing that again. There are many rust free rides still available in the southern, western, southwestern, and northwestern quadrants of the U.S. where it would almost be worth buying online and paying the freight to ship it to you.
As for your project, good luck, and I hope you can get some miles out of it.
Thank you! be sure to stay tuned. There's lots more to come! I have big plans for this thing once it's on the road. Paint job, maybe drop the ride height a little, and some of my signature modifications. I like to be unique. I dont want to be uniform with my vehicles; I want to stand out and be recognized as the only one like it around, you know?MPG wrote:Wow my hat is off to you Metrola
The rustiest ride reserection Award is yours
You go man bring your Metro back to life !!!
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A lot of thought went into this car before I purchased it. I, too, was scared about the inaccessible voids of these cars. The passenger side of the car flexes a little bit when I open/close the door but I believe that to be caused by the c-channel support under the car being gone as well as lower firewall being gone too. I will NOT drive this car until I have gone over every inch and until that flexing stops. I hope once I run the new C-channel, recreate the horns and the firewall the car will ave its integrity back. I will be going every inch of the car before I drive it.dayle1960 wrote:I'm scared.
Your fabbing skills are evident. You got a great deal on a low mileage Gen1 car. You are energetic with wanting to revive this metro.
There are areas of the metro which you cannot see. Those areas might need addressing and are inaccessible due to their location. Which makes me wonder about the integrity of the chassis to withstand an impact from it getting hit by something.
I once had a Gen1 metro I bought for a song. It too had a floor pan which had rotted away. I clearly remember bending a hunk of metal to conform to the ribs in the floor pan. I welded the metal and then sold that car to a guy from another state because he REALLY wanted a metro due to its mpgs. But I never have felt good about selling that metro due to the rot in the floor pans. I felt that if it got hit the hunk of metal I welded in would pop up and chop the poor guys feet off. Yea, I know it probably would not happen, yet I feel very sketchy about rehabbing a very rusted metro.
I hope this works out for you. Just go through the entire floor pan and beat on it with a thinned nosed hammer to make certain there is no thin areas which might be hidden by paint or other masking substances.
|Year/Make/Model||1993 Geo Metro XFI, 1994 Geo Metro XFI, 1992 Geo Metro convertible|