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Bought this towards the end of 2011.
Owner was going to scrap it and i took it off his hands as i hate to see a good car go to waste, i knew it needed alot of work doing but how much i was unsure.

It a 1999 (V) 1.4S 16v with the AHW engine :)
Some pictures from when i got it to now.

When i bought it



Immediately started work on it
Engine clean up

Gave it a good wash

Took the DVD player out the dashboard and will be relocating that at some point
Fitted Myself an alarm

Replaced front and rear speakers (front components rear 2ways)

 

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Changed the puddle lights, front interior lights, rear interior lights, boot light and rear number plate lights with white LED/SMD lights

Just sidelights on


Replaced DVD player with this


Needs brakes and tyres before MOT


Head Gasket Had gone so had to replace that, plus service it


Modified the one "fog" vent to allow cold air flow


Bought an amp wiring kit, enough to supply two amps


Just need to put 2nd amp in for subwoofer

Alloy pedals, tax disc holder, door locking pins fitted



Bought some 52mm Gauges, Vacuum Volts and Air/Fuel Ratio
These will be fitted above stereo to keep OEM look
 

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Engine cam cover still needs to be painted, and there are more engine parts to come, need to change the horrid rear lights also then can get to work on MOT stuff.

Cleaned it all out


Rocker gasket failure

 

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Nice save!

I wonder though, why was the previous owner going to scrap it? I didn't see anything wrong with it. Internal engine issues?
 

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from what im gathering.. he was junking it due to head gasket / brakes / tires and probably didnt wana put the money into fixing it or time into fixiing it and figured hed scrap it and run something else into the ground.

GOOD FIND! looks clean.. and slowly getting there :) :K: i like the progress!
 
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