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Old 10-03-2009   #1
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Davethetrikes latest project,

Finished pictures at the end of the thread

The project centred around the humble Proton Coupe


Bought for very little..
A little research later and we find that it has

The same floorpan as an EVO The early 1.8 GSR engine in NA form
Handling that will match an MX5 with ease.

So
Work begins
evo interior - straight swap


Turbo etc


Then, some paint, wheels, front end modified, unichip ecu, interior upgrade, paint, shortshifter, boostcontroller...and lots more

We have
Nice interior



Tidy engine bay


Tidy car





Power is 211bhp without the nos. Boost starts at 1800rpm
Torque at 200. Weight? About the same as a Punto GT
Oh yeah
Build thread here
http://www.protonownersclub.co.uk/fo...pic.php?t=7962
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

going to have a read on proton owners club project as it 50+ pages long.

Always had soft spot for protons, they get panned but theres a lot of good stuff from other manufacturers in them wouldnt mind one in the future if they bring a hot one out as the range is pretty crap at the moment

Yours looks mint by the way
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Good job shall read the build thread when I have a spare hour or two.
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

Quote Originally Posted by AppleSei View Post
going to have a read on proton owners club project as it 50+ pages long.

Always had soft spot for protons, they get panned but theres a lot of good stuff from other manufacturers in them wouldnt mind one in the future if they bring a hot one out as the range is pretty crap at the moment

Yours looks mint by the way
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I bought it as stop gap and ending up keeping it.
Even in standard form the coupe has 136bhp and weighs less than a GT.
The coupe is basically a mitsubish asti mirage with the 1.8 dohc engine.

Enjoy the thread, it starts out quite tame and then follows the ups and downs of any project. The end result is pretty spectacular, there is very little that can keep up with it Including me!
You're right though, current Proton range lacks the sporty edge, wish they'd import the R3
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Good job shall read the build thread when I have a spare hour or two.
Thanks, enjoy the read

There's one more job to do and I'll post it here when its fin
I'll pop it along to a meet sometime
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awww you git, i was gonna get an early night - now im stuck reading the build thread !!
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You know it makes sense for the Malaysian Masterpiece...
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Noooo it looks too imprezza-ish with gold wheels, keep it as it is.

Well, read the project-fascinating read started off really well for you in that nowt much went wrong then it went a bit pearshaped when fitting the turbo then got sorted in the end

Are you coming back to fiat then?
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must say, that is very nice indeed! , good job!
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

Quote Originally Posted by arc View Post
awww you git, i was gonna get an early night - now im stuck reading the build thread !!


Quote Originally Posted by CinquePunto View Post


You know it makes sense for the Malaysian Masterpiece...
Hi nice to hear from you Adam I'll be over for professional pics soon

Quote Originally Posted by AppleSei View Post
Noooo it looks too imprezza-ish with gold wheels, keep it as it is.

Well, read the project-fascinating read started off really well for you in that nowt much went wrong then it went a bit pearshaped when fitting the turbo then got sorted in the end

Are you coming back to fiat then?
I've been looking for a Fiat Coupe for a few months now. I was also considering a cinq on bike tbs. The coupe is likely the cinq less likely now.

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must say, that is very nice indeed! , good job!
Cheers mate.
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

thats tidy as fook, certainly the nicest proton ive ever seen. Love it

still think you're a sell-out for binning the punto though
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thats tidy as fook, certainly the nicest proton ive ever seen. Love it

still think you're a sell-out for binning the punto though
As I said on the supercharged thread (before it was locked and posts deleted) I should've put the Punto in a lockup for a while But hey thats the way it goes.

Still trying to track down a Fiat coupe...
Found one that I wanted but it was 190 miles away

Thanks for the compliment on my coupe
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

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As I said on the supercharged thread (before it was locked and posts deleted) I should've put the Punto in a lockup for a while But hey thats the way it goes.

Still trying to track down a Fiat coupe...
Found one that I wanted but it was 190 miles away

Thanks for the compliment on my coupe
let me know when you want to sell please
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let me know when you want to sell please
Like all my projects its always for sale.

Just pm me for a chat about it.

Not looking for loadsa money, you know me, I like to build 'em
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Re: Davethetrikes latest project,

Finished the rear spoiler today.
The spoiler was from a colt.





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