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Post  nick c on 17/05/14, 10:01 am

Once again my swift needs welding for the mot and my bulk head is starting to rot so im looking into a re-shell, just wondered if any of you guys have re - shelled your swifts, what model is best to use ie gl , gs , 1.0 , 1.3 etc and what year ? or are they just the same, thanks vor any help. Nick.
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Post  Almondo74 on 17/05/14, 10:15 am

buy the white 3dr justy on ebay if its clean underneath.
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Post  nick c on 17/05/14, 11:09 am

I realy want to keep it front wheel drive and as close to original as possible.
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Post  mikeyboosted15psi on 17/05/14, 01:36 pm

Nick,

Im on my second build as re shell from my 1989 gti was wanked all round, I just bought a swift gl year 2000 w reg for 800 quid and is in good condition I had some welding but not a lot there is minor changes in the shells from 1989 to 2001 better than spending hours welding up an old gti I had to weld on rear anti roll bar brackets that's it you still can get these from zuki thoug...

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Post  nick c on 17/05/14, 04:25 pm

Cheers mike,

did the engine mounts all line up okay? Was the welding you done for the conversion to gti or was it just repairs? Chers Nick.
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Post  mikeyboosted15psi on 19/05/14, 08:11 pm

Yeh engine went strait in,the welding was just minor repairs mate only thing to mind is that the dashboard maybe different does yours have the half moon around the clocks or is the square type as these don't fit,i used swift 1992-93 dash board and loom and all fitted ok even plug strait into f5 ecu ... Shocked 
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Post  nick c on 19/05/14, 08:52 pm

Yeah my dash is the round one, its a 1993, oh and whats an f5 ecu lol.
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Post  nick c on 19/05/14, 11:00 pm

Also is a 3 cylinder swift okay to use for a re-shell, are the mounts still in the right place?
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Post  STEVEGTI on 20/05/14, 08:15 pm

1.0 mounts are slightly different but the 1.3 ones are exactly the same positions easier using the 1.3 i remember reading on redline a while ago the 1.0 has the mounting points but they are hidden

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Post  dominator on 24/05/14, 07:35 am

Messure off the hole on the old chassis, drill and hope for the best :-)

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Post  nick c on 24/05/14, 09:31 am

So am I right in thinking that the mounting holes are there on the 1.0 chassis but there hidden behind a metal skin?
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Post  dominator on 26/05/14, 07:26 am

Yes mate, just be carfull or you will fuck the threads
Messure twice ;-)

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