I’m Back

Hey, who ever said I’d post more than once every 5 years or so?

Anyway, apologies. Lots of twists and turns since that last post… where do I begin?

I don’t think I’ll even try.  Instead, let’s just start at the present.

You can get the play-by-play of the past 9 months on the “BlimeyCabrio 2.0” thread on Motoring Alliance.

tl;dr version:

  • I did a bunch of stuff to the car over the next 4 years, but not as much as in the first 3 years.
  • No longer daily driver
  • Converting to weekend twisties / track / hill climb car
  • Vision was to build sort of a “GP Roadster”
  • Installed Milltek exhaust
  • Deleted rear seat, welded in custom roll bar
  • Installed Corbeau LG1 microsuede seats
  • Installed custom Schroth 6-point harness setup
  • Converted to wheel studs
  • Installed Detroit Tuned front 16″ BBK
  • Installed rear 2nd gen JCW brakes
  • Installed Deka ETX20L 15lb battery
  • Hit a tire wall at CMP
  • Finally burned up my auto transmission after 160k miles of abuse
  • Attempted to rebuild auto tranny, failed but learned a lot
  • Decided to convert car to manual transmission, need a parts car
  • Stumbled upon GP0769, totaled and up for salvage auction in Ohio
  • Won auction
  • Now planning to really convert Blimey into GP Roadster GPR001, using GP0769 as a donor for many things. Including full repaint and restyle. Will take a while.
  • GP0769 arrives at my home in NC about 10 minutes from now

OK, you’re caught up.

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