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4Cough's Lupo - SA #2

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Good day gents.

So as rare as the Lupo is in South Africa, I have managed to acquire a second one 600km from my house from the Coast (Durban)
The car is a Japanese Import and is Botswana Registered. I will not be able to register this car is SA (Legally anyways)
So I decided to build a Race Car / Toy. The Vehicle cost me R5000 which is about £290 and cost me the same amount just to get it shipped up to Johannesburg.
The Car is currently sitting on 137 000kms about 85 000 miles. it's a 1.4 Petrol Automatic. (If anyone has more information about this motor please educate me).
I have a feeling the motor is completely toast, we tried to start it with no success so did not waste any time, I got the vehicle Wednesday Night, Sunday the motor and gearbox was removed.

The Future Plan:
I am currently waiting for a 2007 Ibiza Cupra to be auctioned off from a Insurance company to fit it's 1.8 20vT heart into the little lupo. (Please share links of any links with loads of info so I know what I'm in for).

I will be fitting a roll cage and Bucket seats eventually as well :)

So here is some pictures from being loaded in Durban to front end strip, to motor & gearbox removal. and the Ibiza Cupra that I am currently looking at. Looking forward to all your comments, help & support :)

Car in Durban:

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Loaded on Truck ready to go:

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Front end stripped and engine lift ready:

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Motor & Gearbox gone:

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Ibiza Donor:

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Interesting set of wheels. Not a single match!

your biggest headache will be the gearbox. If it were me, with almost no Lupos in SA, I'd just "have" to find a way to make it road legal. Could become quite valuable.... Where can you get spare parts? My guess is glass would be the most difficult. I know a couple of people in Australia who have Corrados (only five in aus so far), and the biggest problems are glass and lamp lenses. 

Start a thread.... "The SA Lupo thread" or something. :)

@rich- which manual gearbox will fit besides polo/lupo? 

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euro lupos use this strange engine we didnt get here, maybe that is in something there?

if you want to exchange some sa goodies for lupo stuff (mmm cup holder) I have been after an sa mk2 golf carpet for a while now!

:)

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Didn't you get automatic Lupo's in the UK? That's the same engine as in the 1.4 16v 75bhp.

1.4 8v 60bhp were never offered as automatics AFAIK

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On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 8:41 AM, mk2 said:

Interesting set of wheels. Not a single match!

your biggest headache will be the gearbox. If it were me, with almost no Lupos in SA, I'd just "have" to find a way to make it road legal. Could become quite valuable.... Where can you get spare parts? My guess is glass would be the most difficult. I know a couple of people in Australia who have Corrados (only five in aus so far), and the biggest problems are glass and lamp lenses. 

Start a thread.... "The SA Lupo thread" or something. :)

@rich- which manual gearbox will fit besides polo/lupo? 

Well I currently have a registered Lupo:

So I'm not phased about making this "new" one legal, it's just going to be my toy to mess around with.

I've already had to get a windscreen for the TDI and I had to get it from Botswana and ask a mate to bring it over when he went and visited family.

With regards to the thread name I have "4Cough Lupo - SA" & "4Cough Lupo - SA #2" you don't like?

What do you think will be the headache with the gearbox? lining up the drive shafts?

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On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 10:55 AM, Rich said:

euro lupos use this strange engine we didnt get here, maybe that is in something there?

if you want to exchange some sa goodies for lupo stuff (mmm cup holder) I have been after an sa mk2 golf carpet for a while now!

:)

Howzit Richard, I also need parts, if you would like me to look out for something let me know, you previously asked me to look out for a brake booster for you and then never got back to me, are we going to have a repeat of this??? :huh:

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I found that, carpet now.

what do you want?

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