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    hi guys. i want your suggestions on the above mentioned topic.i want to remake an old car.i have nearly 1.8 lacs.which vehical should i choose? someone has told me to choose suzuki mehran bcoz its spare parts are available in market and it has a good market value.if i remake it like engine overhaul,denting painting,alloys,deck,CNG kit,crystal lights etc.would it be in by budgt? secondly would it be a success like it would work or give me just headache.also tell me thet when i would sell it,it will return my money or not??

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    @amjadch
    I tried posting a few more pics in a new thread but couldn't do it as yet,... will try again soon.

    @speedster_101
    Standox is (i think) the best paint available out ther right now, but it all depends on the painter and the conditions. Best advice is to get the whole car stripped (chemical) and have it bake painted. My beetle costed me 20,000 for a chemical strip and bake paint (standox).

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    The beetle actually was a 1200 but I was planning on fitting a more powerful unit at a later date (had a friend looking for a flat 6 in peshawar) or maybe some forced unduction. I swear if you see it now it looks horrible with that floppy roof on it.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    hi storm tell me that standox paint can be used for suzuki cars like fx or mehran or some japanese paint can also be used.bcoz there is a body difference between these cars and foxy.foxy is quite older than them but people are still remaking it bcoz it has an excellent metal which just seems as new even after remade several times.tell me how much time is required for repainting.
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    If I'm not mistaken you can use any paint on any car, so you shouldn't have a problem with a suzuki and standox paint. As far as painting goes some painters can do it in 1 day with a thick coat, but I'd prefer to have them take their time and do a couple of thinner layers, clearcoat & bake so that can take up to 4 days (and about 2-3 times the price - but it lasts forever)
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    hi storm
    i want to get a beetle in the same shape as you had so can you help me out in this as i dont have too much knowledge in this field....i am also based in islamabad so if you could tell me where can i contact you

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    are these coronas for sale? 0321-500.1016 if yes then call me please
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    @storm
    yar you have told that nearly 4 days are required to repaint a car properly.these 4 days include the time need to remove the old paint or not? bcoz i have seen cars standing in denting and painting shops for months or at least 20 days and the dentors removing the old paint with the help of sandpapers and other tools like that slowly and steady. there is a denting and painting workshop at islamabad called VEBRA but i have heard that it is extra ordinary expensive.do you know about that?
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    No man these are not for sale; and fitted with origional engine (1500cc) and gear boxes (3 forward) column shift.

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    what about remaking of an old toyota corolla 1982 model or the models with same shape and with steel bumpers? how much would it cost??
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    Hmmm 1982 Corolla... my favorite.... that would be the best bet
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    @salarzae and speedster_101

    a standard corolla 82 (the one with steel bumpers) in decent condition should be around 200,000

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    @salarzae and speedster_101

    a standard corolla 82 (the one with steel bumpers) in decent condition should be around 200,000. i would go for 120Y 82 which costs under 130,000.

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    yaar mazhar if you want to remake the car yourself like new tires,engine overhaul,denting painting etc etc then why would you buy a decent car??
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    The time i mentioned is strictly for the painting process, denting and stripping can take months (mine took 7)
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    '82 Corolla is a bridge between old and new designs and is even nowadayz is acceptable to eyez.

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    Yes, Salarzae its true, the corolla of 80's are still acceptable to eyes. I myself built 1981 corolla with diesel engine. And after all the hardwork and time consumed, I must say its worth it. I spent around 150k on this car.
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    Lookin good there...
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    get a Celica the one with two round lights in front put in a 4throttle or a 4AGE and have fun.
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    Hi Everybody,

    If you people are ready to spend time, money and energy to re-build an old car, it is better to select any thing that is realy a head turner like DATSUN 1600 or 1300, corona Mark I, Ford Escort and Mazda. You will find thousands of corolla 82 running around with even genuine color & wheel caps.
    Australians are mad about Datsun 1600 and you people will get custom build parts (body as well and engine) from there. finaly don't even think of putting diesel in your project car.
    Any ways good luck towards your project.

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    @salarzae & @kdiesel
    yaar i agree with you guys that corolla 82 is a bridge between old and new cars like many people are saying that Datsun 120y is a good reliable and durable car. may be they are right but the shape of 120y is not so beautiful and most of them are converted in taxis. so it has got the taxi image.
    seconly tell me guys how much you people spent on your 82s to remake them including the car's price. and how much time is needed for it.
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    @speedster, I spend around 150k on the car, at that time value of my car was about 175k. So total it would cost me Rs. 325000/-. My suggestion is to find any 80's model with a good body condition (be it datsun, toyota, mazda or else) and then rebuilt or restore it to its original condition. There's no time specific time period for this kinda job, but atleast six months required to finish these jobs.
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