new member lancia delta 1600 GT

new member lancia delta 1600 GT

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sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Tuesday 27th September 2011
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hi everyone! it would appear that ive managed to buy the last sorned delta 1600GT registered in the UK!? I have never restored a car before and OMG does this 1 need some work!!! missing a petrol tank,a brake calliper,tailgate completley gone,holes everywhere.....the list goes on and on.
My dad had 1 20 yrs ago and i loved it,he sold it the day i passed my test(coinsidence??).gonna need a lot of love,time and help to get her on the road again....wish me luck guys!chris.

crostonian

2,427 posts

143 months

Tuesday 27th September 2011
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Good luck fella, I had a couple of these, the last was a 1990 G plate in red with grey interior, I hope you realise you won't be doing it to make a profit!

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Wednesday 28th September 2011
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Cheers mate,never had a car for profit,just the fun of the drive!last car was a celica all in marlboro livery and my 3 sons miss it a lot!the lancia is gonna be stripped down and sorted over time,cant wait to hear the engine for the 1st time!

Nigel_O

2,119 posts

190 months

Wednesday 28th September 2011
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I used to have a Delta 1600 ie - cracking mechanicals, lovely Lampredi engine, great handling, but steelwork that I reckon was rusty before they put the paint on.

Mine was absolutely shot to bits when I got rid - even the perimeter of the roof was rusting, and the floor, wings, doors and arches were catastrophic.

Didn't stop me buying a Delta HF Turbo as the next car though...

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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totally mental how much rust is on them....must be different steel from hf and integrale's as they seem to remain strong and solid!?just had some axle stands made,stripping down going ok up to now but behind every panel and piece i take off is another grimace!!!! cheers lads.

1878

779 posts

134 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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Cracking project but pics needed please!

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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THESE WERE THE 1ST PICS I TOOK ON THE DAY OF ARRIVAL!!!
NO EXHAUST,PETROL TANK AND ALL BRAKE CALLIPERS IN A BAG ON BACK SEAT( 1 MISSING!)
CAME WITH SPARE HEAD,ROCKER COVERS,2 BRAND NEW STRUTS,NEW HAND BRAKE AND MATERIAL TO REUPHOLSTER FRONT SEAT....REST OF INTERIOR IS GREAT.

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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sonicoops

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33 posts

122 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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sonicoops

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33 posts

122 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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E31Shrew

5,877 posts

163 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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sonicoops said:
Good luck! That seat looks well used...ugh

1878

779 posts

134 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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Thanks coops smile

Always loved the shape of these, do keep us updated on progress

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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HAHA.....IT SURE DOES,WAS CHUFFED TO BITS WHEN I FOUND 3 SHEETS OF MATERIAL IN THE BOOT!!!
GUY DOWN SOUTH GOT 3 LANCIAS HES BREAKING BUT WANTS LOADS FOR EVERYTHING,PLUS POSTAGE...EARLY DAYS YET THO!

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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WILL DO MATE...GOT DRIVERS SIDE WING,DOORS AND HATCH OFF TODAY....ILL FINISH OTHER SIDE AND THEN GET INTERIOR OUT!POST SOME MORE PICS OVER WEEKEND.THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!!

Fulvisti

317 posts

141 months

Saturday 1st October 2011
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Hey man, got a lot of stuff for my Delta from a couple of really good ebay.de sellers, deltahf4wd and componenti (who is Bielstein and really really good) so look at bielstein.com. They have everything and postage isn't too bad either.

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Wednesday 5th October 2011
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cheers fulvisti,i downloaded the catalogues but couldnt read them as foreign!does anywhere in uk do replacement bits like sills,door skins,exhausts etc please? cheers,coops.

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th October 2011
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cheers for the links mate....the brake calliper place on ebay will be handy when it starts to take shape!!!
still cant find anywhere that actually lists any body parts such as sills and panels tho....suppose you have to ring them before they rape your wallet haha!

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Wednesday 12th October 2011
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just a quick update....chuffed to bits as found most bits apert from panels i needed today!!!! got petrol tank,2x new headlights,complete exhaust system and new fuse box all off same car.cheers to kev from essex for all the hard work and great communication!!! just a years worth of welding to do now haha....and find a sill and hopefully a cheap rear hatch as mine is goooosed!!

sonicoops

Original Poster:

33 posts

122 months

Sunday 16th October 2011
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little update for anyone interested....got a new battery and a gallon of petrol today,thought id try my luck firing the old girl up for the 1st time!she caughed and farted for 10 mins but after the fuel got in a bit she fired up and stayed running!!! pretty chuffed as bought as a non runner...even though she sounded like a stock car with no ehaust haha.