Project Vanhalla - A build thread, I say build, more a slow and painful strip and rebuild of HAL the 03 1.7 Combo.
HAL was bought as a little ongoing project, I paid a pittance for it and am going to try to rebuild the most part to a standard that I like and is solid, functional and dependable.
this is not going to be a quick journey, but one I think will be a lot of fun to do. I do have a plan of next year looking at Engines/Transmission upgrades if the build goes smoothly and ends in the picture I have in my head of where I would like it to be, but we all know things like this evolve in to something you never plan for.
HAL is mechanincally sound, solid in all the right places but does have a lot of cosmetic problems, a lot of things need changing, modifying or just getting rid of such as the dash, the horrible sodden drivers side footwell, remote fob not working and one smoky headlight to name a few of the bits to get done first. I'll be photographing along the way and welcome as much feedback, suggestions, comments and critisicm as any of you can be arsed putting in. There will be an instagram picture thread too @project_vanhalla if you want to have a gander as things progress.
I'm just sorting out the pictures of it as is, get a good comparative from start to finish. I'll detail the list of things I want to go at and would love any ideas or bits you might have for sale or can suggest would work, I would like to try do most of if not all of the work myself but with slab hands, a three year old daughter who wants to help daddy with everything and a limited knowledge and/or experience this may result in disaster or loss of limbs, perhaps both, only time will tell.
Strap yourself in, grab some popcorn and don't expect daily updates. Welcome to Project Vanhalla.