- Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:31 am
So my EG3 project didn't quote go to plan.... turns out after further inspection the car has had a hard side impact causing the chassis to twist slightly. I ran a HPI check on the car and it came back as a CAT C write off. Due to the current state of the car and mounting pressure from the landlord to get it moved I've decided to scrap it..... but..... I've managed to rent a small garage and I've purchased a 1994 EG5 with a B16A2 conversion. It's covered in body filler and needs welding however it's a full car that runs and drives with 10 months MOT. I paid £1000 ($1307.90) for it which isn't bad considering most B16 engines with transmissions are going for around £800. I've completely stripped the EG3 down to it's bare shell... But I'm not stopping there... Seen as it's only going to the scrap yard I'm going to cut the roof off and have my fabricator/welder reskin the roof on the EG5 to convert it to tin top. The EG3 stands me at £200 ($261.58) Thankfully all the bolt on body work is near mint condition so I have my money back there not to mention the full interior. The EG3 has an MB6 VTI sub frame and steering rack. I'm wondering if it's worth removing before it goes on the back of the scrap truck?