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Old 08-29-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 RS Coupe that I have only done suspension work and adding body bracing.

Since I am thinking about disassembling the entire car, removing all the paint, and repairing the 2 rusted out portions of the body (where the fuel fill pipe shield was, and the corresponding area on the driver side), has anyone done this before?

One of my old friends, who has gone to his just rewards, restored a Studebaker Golden Hawk 400 completely. He spent 2 years on that project and the only work he had professionals do was painting.

It was beautiful when all was said and done.

I am in love with my car, but although I am crazy, is this an insane project? To me it is worth it, but would anyone else appreciate a somewhat (not rare) not seen to often 1999 Japanese car?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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i think it may depend on what you consider worth it.. in terms of resale?? sentimental value??

if you have the time and another car to putt around in, i'd say it can be worth it disregarding what resale value would be
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #3
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don't do it if you expect to get your investment back out. Even if you did a full STi swap & compelte resto, you'll never get your $$ back if you sell it.

Now if you plan on keeping it & you have the time & resources, go for it. There is a great sense of satisfaction & pride in driving the finished product & knowing YOU did it & there aren't many out there.

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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Complete waste of time and money, just buy a rust free clean shell if you can, and start with that.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:13 PM   #5
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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Complete waste of time and money, just buy a rust free clean shell if you can, and start with that.
Finding a 1999 or 2001 Coupe shell that isn't rusted out in those 2 locations is basically a fairey tale idea.

For that matter, any body style with the fill tube shield is at risk because the shield catches all the grime from the road and unless you take it off every year and clean it, the fill tube and fender rust. The reason it rusts on the otherside is the vinyl bead that grips the inside of the fender.

I have had people offer me 6K for the car just the way it is. Maybe in southern CA they exist. But I would have to find it, then fly out and see/buy it, and get it back to IL.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
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This is not going to be done to sell the car.

I will probably be getting buried in it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #8
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yuuuup.. if rust is your main gripe, get a car that is originally from here and take it back with you.. just have to consider the sunk costs that accumulates
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