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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:01 pm
by lancerdarryl
Lancer1993 wrote:Was gonna ask what the steps are for?

They are for if you get bogged the navigator has somewhere to stand and bounce the rear of the car to help with traction. There are handles on the rear mudguards to hang on to also.

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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:32 pm
by Lancer1993
Cool!

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:42 pm
by JustinR
Any updates Darryl?

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:45 pm
by lancerdarryl
JustinR wrote:Any updates Darryl?

Not really Justin, hopefully about two or three weeks the rear will be finished. That will give me the main body while a couple of jobs get finished on the doors.

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:40 am
by lancerdarryl
Well,progress has been a bit slow still waiting for the bodyshell to be finished. Repaired some bolt on panels over Christmas
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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:33 am
by aspir3
I love this thread. Thanks Darryl for the update

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:44 pm
by lancerdarryl
Fibreglass bonnet repaired and primed It will be painted semigloss black.
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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:47 pm
by aspir3
Why does it have a fibre glass bonnet ? Is it for weight losd

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:14 pm
by lancerdarryl
Yes weight reduction. The previous car had fibreglass bonnet,boot,front guards,bootlid and door skins and lexan windows. It saved about 50 kg all up. Can’t really use them now, they are not considered “safe”. We also used alloy roll cages but they were made illegal so now we use 200kg steel cages.

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:19 am
by lancerdarryl
A bit of an update .....all the rear panels ready to weld back on.
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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm
by lancerdarryl
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Finally have the car back from the panelbeater (3 years it was there) test fit on the tailights and bumper,the doors and mudguards have to be test fitted then on with the body prep for paint

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:10 am
by Quismiff
Looking good, nothing like a good restoration. Saw an advert from the 70s and 80s on a facebook page I follow for the lancer, and had the same car as your avatar next to it, obviously appealing to the inner rally drivers of the time :lol:

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:01 pm
by lancerdarryl
This weekends effort.....buffed to bodyshell back to shiny steel and put a couple of coats of etch-prime. Next step is some filler work over the repairs.

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Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 pm
by merlin
What engine, gearbox and diff is this sweetie going to get?

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:34 pm
by lancerdarryl
Same specs as the works cars were.....1600cc Saturn with the C2 kit,close ratio 4 speed and 4.2:1 or 4.6:1 LSD.
There's been a long time spent collecting the right bits Dave.The hardest thing to find has been decent photos of the sump guards...they were a work of art, 3 sheets of 2mm aluminium folded to shape and riveted together.I have a fairly good idea what they looked like so we will get one pretty close.