Resurrecting #1170

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by Dean Scharer, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

    It’s been 20 years since this shell has been on the road. It’s a Former California car that was gutted. However, the body was in great condition.
     

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  2. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    more pictures please
     
  3. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

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  4. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

    No engine, no transmission, and the wiring was #%^*%^*^|€!!
     
  5. Chad C.

    Chad C. True Classic

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    What're your plans for it? Looks like a worthy project, no rust on the front trunk vent openings is impressive. I was also so lucky, but I've seen many badly rusted from trunk lids due to poor design. It's hard to tell from the pics, is the windshield cracked around the rear view mirror? That's another common problem. I see it seems to have a windshield gasket in place, whereas others are bonded in with adhesive. Don't know more about that one, maybe someone else does?

    How's the interior? I'm sure I don't need to tell you what lurks below the carpet...

    Is that a Fiat 131 or a 128SL (or other) in the garage? Regardless, it seems in good company. Best wishes for its redemption, & post up your progress with it : )
     
  6. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

    Wiring harness completely rebuilt
     

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  7. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

    New:
    Complete cooling system from the stainless pipes to the radiator, thermostat, water pump, hoses and overflow tank.

    Brake calipers rebuilt, high performance brake pads, new lines and hoses.

    Brand new Koni struts and springs cut to lower the chassis.

    Interior removed, floorboards checked for any rust (none) and treated with POR15 to insure future longevity.

    2.0l engine from a fiat spider. Machines and given 10:1 compression pistons from Midwest Bayless but utilizing American rings.

    Complete head disassembly and 40/80 intake cam to an 1800 head with porting and matching. I chose to do a brand new carb although I have the ability and parts to do the dual carb setup. At this point I want a driver. I can and may experiment further down the line.

    Electronic ignition replaces the old point system.

    Interior reassembled and essentially a new undercarriage under a 43 year old body.
     
  8. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

  9. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

    Windshield is intact with no cracks. I have two spares as well for my other cars. The hood is in terrific shape with a few chips but no rust.
     
  10. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
     

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  11. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
  12. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
  13. Jefco

    Jefco Daily Driver

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Dean-
    Earl-
    are we looking at just one car here?
     
  14. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
  15. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
    yes. its the same car...
     
  16. Jefco

    Jefco Daily Driver

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Thanks Earl. How long has this taken?
    Oh yeah- FANTASTIC JOB!
     
  17. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
    the car was basically a shell... the interior was completed with a new dashboard, door panels, window mechanism, seat rails, seats, seatbelts, sorted the wiring, sourced a clock all original parts.
     
  18. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
    IMG_6714.JPG IMG_6716.JPG Brakes were redone with new pads, rebuilt calipers, new master cylinder, new brake line... had to do a hardline from the master going to the front left wheel as the previous owner somehow cut the line thinking it was for the rear brake booster.
     
  19. Earl Quijada

    Earl Quijada Low Mileage

    Location:
    Redlands
    here are more pictures of the brake system. The car had no brakes at all. had to source new calipers. It now also rides on Koni adjustable shocks. IMG_6724.JPG IMG_6725.JPG IMG_6726.JPG IMG_6727.JPG
     
  20. Dean Scharer

    Dean Scharer Daily Driver

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    Earl and Eddy Tuason ( The Scorpion King ) have been putting this car together. The project started on Feb 23rd of this year and the car drove again yesterday for the first time in 20 years!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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