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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:16 am 
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Want to share this with you, a crazy swift guy from canada is restoring is 94 swift GT, he does an amazing job. The car is very very very rusty, he rebuilt all the chassi.

the link, sorry but a french page :?

http://www.qcswiftclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7226

Now the pics, there is a lot of pics, this is a true 56k killer.

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Voici sur quoi je vais travailler les fins de semaine pour les 3 prochaines années.Étant donné l'état du chassis,j'estime qu'il sera prêt pour l'été 2010.Mon swift n/a 94:

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From november 11 2007
no-speed-limit wrote:
Un petit update:


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From november 26 2007
no-speed-limit wrote:
LES DERNIERS UPDATE:


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LE MOTEUR:

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SA COMPRESSION:

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from january 6 2008
no-speed-limit wrote:
COUCOU 8) :


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GROS MERCI A 429 POUR SON AIDE :D :

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ÇA VA MAL :x :


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SURPRISE 8) :

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UN GROS MERCI AUSSI A PAPPY POUR LA SOUDURE :D :

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From fabuary 15 2008
no-speed-limit wrote:
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GROS MERCI A FRED QUI M'AIDE TOUTES LES FINS DE SEMAINE À SOUDER :P

MERCI MON GROS LAPIN 8)

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i'll keep you update of his project

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:28 am 
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this takes the award for the most pointless restoration ever.

He could have bought a rust free shell for $500.

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wow, this is a very heavy duty restore ! Great work, tres bien.

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I give him credit for fixing it himself and all,but Roy you are right,he couldve bought a shell for less labor time. IDK about $500 for a rust free shell,but ALOT cheaper than the time spent on it. Nice Engine BTW

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Well, if ya really want some practice, or just enjoy metal fabricating, he chose the right car! :lol:

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Dude, put this in your gallery and just post to look in your gallery. This takes forever to load up.

EDIT: Are you putting the fenders stock or adding some nice flares.


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Come on guys, it's not that rusted :wink:


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no-speed-limit wrote:
Come on guys, it's not that rusted :wink:


Wow, and i thought mine was bad. :lol:

http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/geopat/geo/


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Roy Dean wrote:
this takes the award for the most pointless restoration ever.

He could have bought a rust free shell for $500.


10-4

I was gonna say..."Dude, either you're REALLY bored OR you make about $8.50 and hour at tim hortons"

the Genie muffer and exhaust is worth a helluva lot more than the rustbucket you're tinkering on...

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I was gonna say..."Dude, either you're REALLY bored OR you make about $8.50 and hour at tim hortons"

the Genie muffer and exhaust is worth a helluva lot more than the rustbucket you're tinkering on...




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and don't even bother to try and be witty and use my quote to your advantage like i have done with the oh so cool "CERTIFIED gay" becasue you blow and suck :-P

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oh shit i forgot crazy restore alotta work though like alot :| how many hours ?

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want16v wrote:
oh shit i forgot crazy restore alotta work though like alot :| how many hours ?

too many,didn't really count.Still a lot to do.


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Really good work on the restoration.
You are learning a new skill, and fixing your car.
Keep up the good work!
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If it was me, I probably would have considered scraping the car. But I'm sure some people would have chosen to scrap the car I spent last summer welding. Everyone has their own motivations and plans for what they do.

I do like seeing new approaches for repairing metal though.

Roy Dean wrote:
...He could have bought a rust free shell for $500.

Maybe in BC, but not in Quebec.

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I am basically doing the same thing as this guy but I don't have nearly as much rust as that. I just have a few rust spots under the fenders, back bumper and lower core support. If mine was this bad I would have looked for another shell but it is hard to find a rust free shell in place named the "rust belt".

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I appluad the amount of work that is going into this car, very nice work done the right way.
You have the talent and knowhow to restore any car.
Its rare to see work like this being done, as a lot of cars get thrown away.
Because of people thinking a car is not worth putting effort into.
As you can judge by the comments.
Keep up the resto.
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Keep up the good work man. Dont listen to the negative feedback.

Well done, you're an inspiration. :clap:

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Roy Dean wrote:
this takes the award for the most pointless restoration ever.

He could have bought a rust free shell for $500.


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Lihtan wrote:
If it was me, I probably would have considered scraping the car. But I'm sure some people would have chosen to scrap the car I spent last summer welding. Everyone has their own motivations and plans for what they do.

I do like seeing new approaches for repairing metal though.

Roy Dean wrote:
...He could have bought a rust free shell for $500.

Maybe in BC, but not in Quebec.



True! You cannot find a rustless 89-94 swift here in Quebec.Plus they are getting very rare so only finding one is tough.So guys please don't tell him he is wasting his time, he's just restoring a car so it won't go to the scrap yard with the others.We will have another beautiful GT on the road soon!Keep up the good work!

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"this has been a test of your internet download speed. if your 56k modem burst into flames during the 8 hour stress test, it's time for you to switch to a high speed internet service. this has been a test."

:lol: a response to a 2 year old post about a restoration done in the fall of 2007. :lol:

i wonder what the car looks like now. it seems that once you start welding on them, you have to keep welding on them as long as you have stewardship of them. :twisted:

rust sucks.

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That was no waste of time. That was a labor of love.
That was inspiration for the rest of us who are working on our own projects...

Sure, finding a rust free shell would be the easy answer, but think about it... like the guys in the 60s who took cars from the 1930s and turned them into hot rods, this was a personal project for him. It wasn't just about completing the restoration and driving it around... it was the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes with each step of the restoration. I'm sure that for him, the final result is being much more enjoyed because of what he went through than I will ever be able to experience with my Dust Bucket restoration.

I am humbled.
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I am inspired.

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Wow, nice metal work there, I am glad I'm not the only one restoring stuff that's way beyond repair :)

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Your not alone my friend :D

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Wow, nice metal work there, I am glad I'm not the only one restoring stuff that's way beyond repair :)

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Thanks for the grave-dig guys, seriously.
I was looking for a swift gt resto thread and couldnt find it.
I'm in a resto build right now and this one is way worse than mine. Sand blast next week maybe.
Will start a new thread.

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