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Old 12th August 2007, 23:46   #1
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I purchased a second hand 97 esteem lx cheap from the market in feb this year...with the engine just doing about 35000kms, I decided to rebuild my esteem to the latest type4.....not sure why i am doing this...but just that i wanna do it and contribute something to team BHP and also gain some feedback from u guys.....below are the pics of my car when purchases.....will update as soon as work progresses..
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im sorry but i cant see the pics.
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Cool!
Something like what I've done with my Sumo.
Im sure its gonna work out dirt-cheap for the Esteem parts.
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are you going to convert Carburettor to MPFi???
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are you going to convert Carburettor to MPFi???
No, i think he is only converting the body. good luck 007.
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dezmo...
saw some guy giving a facelift to an esteem by fixing palio headlights.. it looks sweet..
something u can think of
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where are the pics.....it'll be a good project, esteem spare are quit cheap....you'll enjoy working on it.
try upgrading the engine while you are at it....
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Ok now this is the pic of the car when i first bought it. Just looks like one below average car, compared to the honda city's and skodas.

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Old 13th August 2007, 18:07   #9
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The backside.


Shot with N80 at 2007-08-13
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Old 13th August 2007, 18:59   #10
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The interiors of my car. Bit rusted.however not too bad for a 10 year old car.
[img=http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4105/12082007460xb6.jpg]
Shot with N73 at 2007-08-13

[img=http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/8779/12082007462dt9.jpg]
Shot with N73 at 2007-08-13
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Just looks like one below average car, compared to the honda city's and skodas.
So that should inspire you to make it stand head and shoulders above the oh-too-common city's & skoda's

What specific upgrades have you planned on the car? Anything beyond the new Esteem (visually)? There are a few modded Esteems on this forum. You can hunt around for some ideas and inspiration.
And how about performance? Anything in mind?
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I am sorry dezmo, this is not an esteem, this is a M-1000. Please check & get back. A M-1000 is certainly not worth the trouble.
cheers
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John,How did U make out the difference???
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I think that the M1000 had that external lock on the fuel lid opener. Isnt that internally operated in Esteems?
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I think that the M1000 had that external lock on the fuel lid opener. Isnt that internally operated in Esteems?
Bingo. Only the M-1000 had a key for the petrol lid.
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