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Old 06-13-2018, 09:25 AM   #201 (permalink)
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I do still have the old boat tail!

It's the same one that was on the Civic and the Prius ...


( CivicTail project: ginormous aerodynamic tail on '07 Civic sedan )



( The Premier's Limo: 2004 Toyota Prius "winter beater" ecomodding thread )

It's sitting in the garage, maybe a little worse for wear given its age and the fact it's made of cardboard.


Getting a tail on the Metro is definitely somewhere on the to-do list.

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One of the added benefits of a hatchbackectomy:



Weight savings! 34.5 lbs. (And that doesn't include the wiper mechanism & motor I had removed earlier.)

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Old Today, 08:35 AM   #202 (permalink)
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I just bought a geo metro. Does't run, but there's not rust. Guy said the head was cracked, no compression. Just got it home, haven't checked the timing belt, its new...my new ecomodder toy project. It looks like a brick compared to the sleek Saturn.
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Fun!



It is a brick in stock form, but the good news is there's lots of low-hanging fruit.


Even if the front control arm mount areas and rockers really are rust-free, make sure to inspect the rubberized undercoating in the forward part of the rear wheel wells. I thought mine was rust free until I peeled it back to uncover a basketball-sized hole!


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Old Today, 11:55 AM   #204 (permalink)
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Good news it only has a bad ignition pick up coil, bad news its $100 for the part, ripoff. Under distributor cap was a rat nest of fine hair thin wire.

Thanks, I just looked, they are solid.

Not metros in the junk yards, several saturns.

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