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Postby orangelancer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:02 am

hey guys just bought my self a new toy/project car. the astras heaps jealous but shell get used to the new family member. the car is a 1979 chrysler lc lancer. its in pretty good nick for its age. the only rust on the car is the bonnet and bottom of the passenger back wheel arch. ive already found a new bonnet and the back wheel arch will need to be cut and welded.

the only thing stopping it from getting rego is the bonnet and the horn not working.

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her and the bus (the zafira)
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the front of the car
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side profile
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rear diagonal
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the engine bay (4g32 1600)
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why i fell in love
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probably one of the best dash clusters ive seen

Pure LOL
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the bonnet
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you can see where ive hit the bonnet with some polish and the paint has come back. so im cheering. plan on bogginf up the new bonnet today.

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would also like to say a very special thankyou to andrew (big26l) if he didnt give me another bonnet i would not have bought this car
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Postby webby » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:58 am

Haha, my mum has a Zafira :P
Looks pretty good, apart from the bonnet. Plans?
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Postby orangelancer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:42 am

yeh the zafira is my grandmas. i just finished sanding back the new bonnet. gotta fill some cut holes then prime it and paint it. my plans so far are to resto the body and interior. id like to drop an engine in to it but thatl be afew months-1 year away. looking at either 4g54 (probably the most simple) or 4g63t when i get my blacks
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Postby DanTurboLancer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:04 pm

Damn thats a clean engine bay!!

Fix the bonnet situation and a good cut and polish and she will look sharpe.
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Re: lc lancer hatch

Postby 75wagon » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:36 pm

Yep, very nice.
They are a great looking car. Even better to drive.

metry wrote:probably one of the best dash clusters ive seen

I agree. The instrument panel layout is one of the major things that drew me to want to own one.
I seem to remember years ago 2 blokes who were a friend of a girl i was dating at the time were ragging on me for not owning an Celica instead. I let them go on for a while making them think that I cared about what they said. It was just on dark. I then said, 'this is why'. I then walked them across to my hatch, got them both to sit in it, and then turned on the headlights. They both nodded with approval, and the Celica rant stopped there :lol:

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Re: lc lancer hatch

Postby orangelancer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:40 pm

yeh got another bonnet, just finished sanding it. the dash cluster is amazing i must say. like its well and good for a car to be good to look at, but theres gotta be something nice for you to look at when your in it. tomorrow im gonna do a major service on it at home aswell as a polish
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Postby Nath76LA » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Tidy LC you've managed to find there Alex. Looks really good. Shame about the rust in the bonnet but that's easy fixed with the new bonnet from Andrew.

I also agree about the dash cluster being a really nice to look at. There aren't to many 1970's and 80's cars that have a dash as good as the LC's.

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Postby Tj. » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:08 pm

That's a clean looking engine bay!
wouldn't take much more than a good scrub and a restrained touch of paint here and there and it would look mint!

Good luck with the rest of the clean up.
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Postby leoca » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:35 pm

Nice
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Postby orangelancer » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:36 am

yeh well the new bonnet is gonna get bogged up today. and im gonna give the car a full service. new oils, filters plugs leads etc.

hopefully tomorrow i can give the car a polish
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Postby orangelancer » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:57 pm

went to pick and pay alot more today. found an lc lancer exactly the same colour as mine. bonnet was meh. had a bit of rust around the chrysler badge but i did manage to grab the chrome strips around the tail lights. they charged me 60 bix though for those 3 chrome strips but they were in really good nic
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Postby astronturbo77 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:13 pm

that bonnet should pass rego because its not considered a 'structual' part of the car, therefore not structual rust.
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Postby orangelancer » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:44 pm

REALLY? i never knew that. i just pulled apart the interior cause the rear seats werent bolted down properly. gee they were a bitch to bolt back in again. either way ill take it for a blue slip this saturday. may as well do the bonnet (the new one) before then.
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Postby 75wagon » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:02 pm

Even though it isn't structural rust, in NSW visible rust is still not acceptable. Mind you though, If you put stickers over them that would probably be good enough (would look stupid though :think: ). It seems that NSW is a little tougher to get things past compared to other states.
I got knocked back on rego for the chrome strip body tabs on my 1st hatch, the front and rear strips were missing, so they were exposed. I couldn't find the strips anywhere so i had to cut the tabs off with a grinder to get through rego.

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Postby orangelancer » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:53 pm

wow. i was missing one chrome strip on the back f the car. pick n pay more had the whole lot so i grabbed all the back strips. lucky i did then. i bought a piece of metal for the new bonnet so it should get welded an painted all by friday
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Postby C_Fernance » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:56 pm

75wagon wrote:Mind you though, If you put stickers over them that would probably be good enough (would look stupid though :think: ).


Reminds me of my black Scorpion i owned about 5 years ago. Body had holes rusted through, but was still regoed. I was driving it around then planned on parting it out when rego ran out. Ended up bored at work one night and put 'FRAGILE' stickers over all the holes. :hit:
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Postby steveracer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:35 am

I am subscribing to this post. Nice looking car in great shape! Good to see those body styles in other parts of the world too! What year is it? And in AUS, were these cars sold by Chrysler dealers, not Mitsubishi? Here in the US, they were "Plymouth" Arrows. Also, here, the square lights in the front were 1979 and 1980. We got trapped with the big bumpers and a slightly different grille in the front, lower valence as well for 1979-1980.

Want to see your pics once you clean the car up!
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Postby tre04z » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:32 am

hey alex nice ride. looks exactly like my first lancer. ask your old man because he can confirm it, i worked with him at csa wheels. tidy it up and we'll see you at the next meeting / cruise.
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Postby orangelancer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:32 pm

you worked with my dad at csa? whats your name ill let him know your on here
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Postby orangelancer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:35 pm

steveracer wrote:I am subscribing to this post. Nice looking car in great shape! Good to see those body styles in other parts of the world too! What year is it? And in AUS, were these cars sold by Chrysler dealers, not Mitsubishi? Here in the US, they were "Plymouth" Arrows. Also, here, the square lights in the front were 1979 and 1980. We got trapped with the big bumpers and a slightly different grille in the front, lower valence as well for 1979-1980.

Want to see your pics once you clean the car up!


the car is a 1979 model. they were sold under chrysler because mitsubishi and chrysler here had some sort of alliance (was waaayy before my time). however i do believe the very last lcs were sold by mitsubishi and badges as mitsubishi (correct me if im wrong) the plymouth fire arrow is a best. comes with the 2.6 already in it
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Postby lb4g63 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Very tidy. you have a good staring point there. going to leave it stock or put some wheels and lower??
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Postby orangelancer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:04 pm

looking for new wheels now. either going to go simmons v4s or pepperpots. as for ride height idk atm. id like to put either a 2.6 (4g54) or a 4g63. probably will go 4g54 while on my ps and then drop the 4g63 in there later. anywho back to the car. its almost ready for rego. car now idles, been hit with a good polish and the colour looks like new. repainted the front and rear bars, air cleaner. re bolted the rear seats in. fitted the new chrome tail light strips fitted two new horns aswell new radiator hoses (picked em up from repco for a bit over 20 for both the upper and lower). the car drives beautifully. i think the water pump will need doing as its a bit noisy and also the thrust bearing in the gearbox is a bit loud. havent driven fast enough for me to be certain of it. all thats left is to paint and fit the new bonnet and and paint window frames. would post pics but i use my phone as a camerra and i dropped it so its broken. in repairs for now so ill be able to get you photos once the phone comes back.
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Postby orangelancer » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 pm

ok guys, finally did the big clean on the car. what it entailed was a hit with kitten no.2 cutting compound. that brought the colour back but i found white spots all over the paint. so then i went over it with the meguirs clay bar and finished off with a meguirs wax. the photos however are taken 2 weeks afyter the clean just after i polished the car with the new turtle wax ice wax (which is amazing btw) anywho. enough chatter im sure you want to see the pics

the colour
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managed to bring back the peal effect
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in the light
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Postby PROSSER » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:35 pm

wow really nice clean up! are you able to get a shot of the whole car in the sun by any chance?
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Postby orangelancer » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:48 pm

i had a good shot in the sun bit idk me phone decided to make it do the disappearing trick the only one of the car in the sun is the first one. however i have these two also

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unfortunately the sun wasnt hitting from that side
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Postby Tj. » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:26 pm

That's a pretty good effort considering it's original paint. And red fades like a bitch too. As always, lookin' sharp :thumpsup:
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Postby orangelancer » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:31 am

yeh. well when i bought it, i didnt know what the colour was really. i thought it was a faded red. and it came back as a bright orange in the sun. wasnt easy work took alot of detailing but in the end i got the finish i wanted
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Postby orangelancer » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:45 am

ok well just an update. the car has a brown bonnet now thanks to tre4oz. he kindly swapped my black one for his spare brown one. the car should be going to the panel beaters within the fortnight (i know ive been saying this for at least 4 months now but this time hes got space for me so yay) just want to throw some more photos of the car up now for you all to see. so enjoy. ive got a dilemma here. the car is in exceptional condition. idk what to do with it. part of me wants to start modifying it and butchering it as such but the other part wants to restore it. arghhhhhh

the car with the brown bonnet
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the tears in the drivers seat
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side profile
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back shot
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centre console (missing original gear knob still after one)
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centre console hasn't been cut (Y)
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original carpets (not torn yet)
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rear seats and carpet
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tear in rear seat
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original paint work
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the boot (yes it needs a good clean)
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more pictures here and sorry bout the epic amount of photos
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Postby ISKA8 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:23 pm

its so amazing how good a cut 'n polish can pretty much help any paint.. :thumpsup:
good job buds!
in future invest in some 3m products as the easy to use whether hand polish or machine polish and provide the best results..
thats all i use and they've never let me down. :D
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Postby 75wagon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:55 pm

metry wrote:ive got a dilemma here. the car is in exceptional condition. idk what to do with it. part of me wants to start modifying it and butchering it as such but the other part wants to restore it. arghhhhhh

If you did modify it, what sort of things would you be wanting to do to it?
It's the same problem we all face. I can't bring myself to modify my wagon anymore then I have, hence the new one.

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