Car was purchased in August 2008 from a orough police department in Pennsylvania. It had been their 3rd car for over 2 years and been left sitting pret... Show morety much that entire time.Thus far, I toted it out to one show pretty much right when I got it, but I have now been on a mission to restore to car to first and foremost a complete running order.The problems thus far have been: Heat gauge did not read, needed brakes and rotors all the way around, trunk had to be clean-stripped,-painted-carpeted, interior was and still is fairly dirty, blower motor did not work, heat did not work, had 3 year old oil, was out of inspection, had 5 blow out bulbs, had a hole in the roof from removing the light bar (by borough), wipers had rotted away, squirrel nests in the motor bay, bad plugs, bad AIR pump, leaking oil cooler lines, water pump was bad, leaked oil on the timing chain cover seals, power steering pump needs to be changed out eventually, needed grease in all the boots, needed a tie rod end, new exhuast - old mufflers blew part at the seams (literaly) and probably alot more to come!Right now it is getting a new fuel pump, most likely an oil pressure sending unit, and hopefully not a new optispark and/or ignition module. I have gotten it around quite a bit though with all the issues. I will continue to hopefully update this page as car comes back into a reliable running vehicle and I'll take it from there!Some pictures I have right now at my disposal:Damn tie rod: Show Less
Right now the car sits with the driver side rocker completely repaired, and 3 of 4 doors have all dings removed/bondo'd. The 4th is on its way and the pa... Show moressenager side rocker is coming along. I started stripping the roof, but have yet to finish.Here are pictures of two other Cav Projects under way:2.2L header from the motor redesign: Show Less
As it stands, the Cavalier is beening touched up and clear coated. I have also performed the header swap from the 2.2L motor put in the 2... Show morend and 3rd generation Cavaliers. Did some "pimp" paint on the alternator for some laughs!
Car is slowly making progress each weekend. The roof is the only thing left to clear coat! Then I need to paint and clear the wing and rear bumper. But those are minor details! The new battery is in, and it makes a world of difference when the batter holds a full charge! So the Cavy is back off life support and this coming weekend should have the driver side fender and front end components reinstalled!
No real difference in pictures, clear coat didn't realy change the color, and it needs to be polished yet.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER RIDE! 1998 Ford Contour SE Sport! Show Less