Evo 5 Sprint Car - Underside Restoration
After owning my Evo for around 5 years and giving it a fair bit of abuse on track days and at sprints, I thought it was due some tlc. Phil Sparky the previous owner looked after the car well with plenty of underseal but there are still a few patches of rust visable, so my plan is to take next year off competing and complete a full underside restoration in my garage at home.
My current plan involves
Stripping underside parts which I will clean and restore over the winter period. I am taking lots of pictures as well as tracking hours spent. I am hoping to de-rust all nuts and bolts and plate them myself in my shed.
Having seen lots of good reviews I will strip all the underseal and old paint back to metal using an mbx stripper tool and repaint using rust bullet in spring 2018, then use the summer of 2018 to build the car back up. I am hoping to add a Racefab rear sub frame as part of the rebuild.
Hopefully this steady schedule should give me plenty of time as I need to fit everything around work and family commitments so I will post updates as things progress.
I just wanted to say a big thanks to Chris (Redrooster) for his advice, chatting to me about planning and potential problems from his fantastic restoration.
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