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 Post subject: suzuki swift mk4 build
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Hello people,

I'm Robin from the Netherlands and want to share my swift build project with you. I won't tell you all the details here because then it would be too much to read.
So I will keep it as short as possible :)

This is how it looked when I bought it 3 years ago.
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first things done were a muffler tip, lowering springs, clear fog lights and indicator lights together with some audio:
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changed all the interior lights into blue leds
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then ran into an original suzuki front lip which brought me some ideas....
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after a year it still looked like this
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but at the meanwhile I was on the hunt for some OEM optional parts....

while hunting some rims were bought
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and some improved brakes were installed
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went on vacation to France (Mont Blanc at the background)
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complete RVS exhaust system and swapped brake light to led
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some extra audio went in (in total now 8 speakers and a sub are installed together with 2 amplifiers)
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clean engine bay and home made front chassis brace.
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interior
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and then finally found what I was looking for for more then a year
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checked for rust (found nothing :D )
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made a glovebox-light
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bought a gti for my brother (which he totalled 3 months later)
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then found some other stuff at the yunkyard
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kept the rear lip myself for my project and sold the front.

and went on vacation to France again :P
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and a little movie clip from when we were driving in the mountains of France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhQrbO1_oY

hmmm.....
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started to repair my mk2 bumper
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and cut the fiberglass mk3 bumperlip to make it fit my mk4 rear bumper
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oehhh :P
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made some custom made brackets for the gti rear stabilizer.
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as you can see the whole bottom of the car is conserved to prevent rust.

playing with fiberglass
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and some time later
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at the end it has to look something like this
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ready for some paint
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started to strip the car to make it ready for damage repair and a fresh paintjob
found only a very little amount of rust.
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bought some winter tyres while the car was at the painter. I have painted the center of the rims to make it look a little bit more attractive.
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it's all about the details :P
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starting rebuild!
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and then my exhaust was to small so installed some other exhaust tips
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then had a water leakage which eventually was found to be the new front windscreen. But before I knew that it was the windscreen.....
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last week repaired a front driveshaft
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and now it is running great! Love the car as it is right now. Specs of the exterior:

-clear fog lights
-no logos
-converted front indicators to city-lights and installed the indicators in the front bumper
-mk2 gti front bumper + OEM lip
-gti sideskirts
-opel astra g side indicator lights
-replaced the front screen spray nozzles into the mesh under the windscreen (welded the holes in the hood)
-no antenna on the roof (welded the hole)
-no key hole in the hatch (welded the hole)
-OEM fender wideners
-fiberglass custom made rear bumper lip based on a OEM mk3 lip
-RVS exhaust from front to back
-gls spoiler
-15 inch rims
-lowering springs

and that is about it. Hope you liked the large amount of pictures! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Awesome job mate!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:43 pm 
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yup much time and effort was involved in this project...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:14 am 
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Is this forum still alive or?....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:16 am 
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Location: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Leuk project man :wink: is het toch rendabel om een auto te hebben in N.L? Ik wordt steeds het tegenovergestelde verteld :(
Nice looking mk4 btw, keep the updates coming.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Having a car sure costs money but since the majority has one or multiple cars in the Netherlands I think that it is affordable. But sure the car is a milking cow of the government back here.. Thanks for your compliment.


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