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Car Prepped for Paint

The car is getting pretty well done so I took it for a little drive around the alleys here to make sure everything was working. I didn't want to drive it far because I didn't have matching tires or enough lug nuts for the wheels.

New Drivers Window Made out of Acrylic

I have had no luck finding a drivers window for a convertible. So I did the next best thing, I made one. I have plenty of hatchback windows but the corners are shaped different and the mounting points are different. The overall curve and shape…

Minor Bodywork and More Interior work

I did some sanding on the car to see what it was really going to take to get the body ready to paint. The entire car has a layer of bondo on it so I am going to have to sand the whole thing down…

Geo Metro Modification List for Mileage

This is a work in progress list of all the modifications that are reasonably possible to get the best MPG out of a Metro. I will assume the starting point is a standard base Metro 3cyl/5spd for this article so if you have an XFi…

Engine Wiring Cleaned Up and Starting to Sand the Body

The wiring under the hood was a mess, there was stuff ran everywhere. So I took the time to arrange it all and wrap up everything to make it look nicer. I then put the radiator in it and topped it off with antifreeze so…

Exhaust Done and Started Car

Finished the exhaust up. It is using some thin wall pipe I found laying around that is about 1 1/4 OD. I used the stock resonator and the best muffler I could find out of my collection. I had to make two bends in the…

Bumpers Mounted

The glue on the back bumper finally dried so it was time to fit them on the car and make up the brackets for them. The front bumper looks pretty good, I just need to paint everything behind it black so the stuff under the…

Redid the Bumpers

I spent all day cutting and shaping the holes in the bumpers with a dremel. After I got them the size I wanted I cut some expanded metal and bent it to fit the curves of the bumpers. The rear bumper I glued the panels…

Body Panels Installed

Made a big change in the look of the car today. I installed all of the body panels and for most of them they will not be coming back off again. I forgot to put the hood latch cable in so I will have to…

Powered Up Car's Electrical System

I have most of the electronic stuff hooked up and ready in the car so I figured it was time to test it out. I made a battery tray and installed the battery in the car. I didn't try and start it yet since there…