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Pimped my ride: The complete rebuild

STUART MELBOURNE
Last updated 05:00 20/09/2012
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I bought the car from the UK as a 1984 RWD 1600cc Ford Sierra and used it on the road for about a year.

But then I decided to build a Cosworth replica out of it, and started the ground-up build.

I stripped the car to the very last nut and bolt and then sourced all the running gear parts from a Sierra V6 2.8 xr 4x4  for transplanting. In the search for more horsepower I added a turbo.

After a six-year rebuild it was fully certified as road legal, and is an approved race car which is used at various events.

I have since changed the engine, and the car is powered by a Nissan FJ20 turbo four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive.

This is "car enthusiasts car".

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