Ownership Verified: Someone stole my trunk and 2 cylinders - a compact winter beater

nicjasno

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I guess you checked that the fan motor spun freely.

When then resistor packs up, chances are the motor is what killed it in the first place. :)
I did spin the motor out of the car ofc. It spins buttersmooth, even when just turning by hand.
 

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I have scored an M3/convertible X brace!






Needs some welding:







After it's welded it will be sandblasted and powdercoated and the insides will be sprayed with wax to inhibit further decay.
 

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It was time to swap wheels for winters. Summer wheels are not road legal anymore, mot is coming up and a big temperature drop is forecast, so i didn't take any chances and went on with it.





 

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If you want the car to survive the winter unscathed some preeemptive care and maintainance is required.

Removed front inner fenderliners and cleaned all dirt from the pockets:



Then applied liberal amounts of Dinitrol wax to everything:



Reassembled:



Also installed the front plastic under the engine from a diesel model. To reduce the amount of dirt coming into the engine bay and improove aerodynamics.



A reminder of how exposed everything was before:
 

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Winter preparation part 2.

This time it was the turn of the rear wheel arches. Everything was cleaned from drust and dirt first.





And then it got 2 coats of dinitrol wax, for a carefree winter expirience.



Now we can steam off into winter without worries.
 

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Is that the spare tire under the car?
 

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The car was initially equipped with a casette player and had the magic casette storage box.

Tell me you've gone full-German with it and loaded her up with Hasselhoff! :p
 

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Wow, that workshop sure looks bigger now that is cleaned :D Nice job on preparations!
Thanks for helping. Let's see if we can fill it with an Opel Manta during the winter.

Tell me you've gone full-German with it and loaded her up with Hasselhoff! :p
What would i do with casettes? But i do have his Kung Fury track on the SD card, if it helps :)
 

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What would i do with casettes? But i do have his Kung Fury track on the SD card, if it helps :)
Get yourself a Walkman, plug it into the aux jack, and blast "Looking for Freedom" out to the world in all its glory.

With a mullet and a pair of aviators you will be the sexiest man in all Slovenia. 🆒

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