As always, this started with the purchase of a car I intended to just use for a while, make some nice little changes to make it my own, and not go to nuts with it. Unfortunately after just a couple of weeks of ownership the car started running really badly, and a compression test resulted in these figures: Cylinder 1: 11.1 bar Cylinder 2: 4 bar Cylinder 3: 6.8 bar Cylinder 4: 7 bar wahhhh!!!! Also I bought the car knowing it needed a little bit of welding to sort out scabby rear arches, and some weird rusty area's where the a pillar met the sills, but as always, on inspection it was a little worse than we first thought.. Thank god Mr SteveO loves a challenge. Anyway, pictures do a much better job of explaining the two weeks of hardcore work that Paz, Steveo and myself have put into it. My broken 16v in a dirty engine bay That was no match for the Paz! Two hours to do a tidy job of removing it I think One of the area's of rust I knew about was under the brake master cylinder where it's obviously dripped at some point and not been cleaned up. It's only surface rust, but it looks pretty gross Mr Steveo got busy chopping out the rust down the Apillar. It was loads worse than I first thought. And the reason? Well someone had decided to repair a small bit of rust in the past by firing loads of body filler at it. Which resulted in it pooling water and doing this level of damage.. What the hell were they thinking? Some nice template making and really acurate use of Steveo's awesome Bosche Electric metal sheers, and it was time to get to the welding. Seriously chuffed with how it came out after the welds were ground back. Just the final peice where the sill meets the door to be fabbed. The other side was nearly as bad... Steveo could hardly bear to look at it Again, really happy with how this came out. On to the rears arches. We'd already chopped the rust out, but steveo insisted we pull it right back to a where the panels meet, and found that Toyota miss out some pretty serious structural welding inside the inner and outer sill, so that was done and again some great metalwork to make it like new. Grinding back the welds to make it a panel again Back to the first front Apillar work. I etch primed it, and it starts to look right again. While steveo did the welding Paz did an awesome job of prepping the engine bay.. A seriously horrible job!!! Steveo's busy in the bay, and you can also see the second front apillar repair, now etch primed and seam sealed. Well, it'd be rude not to stitch weld the engine bay after all of this hard work! Some nice shutz work on all four inner arches.. Just like new! Me and Paz went to town etch priming the engine bay with Upol acid 8 . Paz did more of the horrible work, steam cleaning, prepping and painting the front crossmember and lower arms. And what better to do on a Christmas Eve? Well I wanted to get some more done, and see what the new colour the whole car will be looks like.. I'm really really happy with it, (despite finding out that Beezy just painted his 86 in exactly the same colour ) And a sneak peak of the Driftworks exclusive 15x8" ET0 Rota Grid V.. Cookies and Cream!! More updates coming soon, but I'm pretty happy with the progress for two weeks work.