So yeah, I called this post Winter Warfare ’cause it sounds badass. It is sort of an accurate description of this year’s winter season at Cyrious Garageworks though!! Let’s take a couple quick looks at some of the projects being worked on in the cold winter months!
1975 International Scout
This 1975 International Scout came to us with the lemon meringue paint scheme: yellow on the bottom and white on the top with a white interior. A nice colour if we’re talking about desserts, but not so great when you’re talking about a truck that might be doing some offroading duty.
After being disassembled, this vehicle was sent out for a thorough sand blasting and brought back here for bodywork. This project definitely required lots of smoothing out, especially so since (as I’m sure you can tell) the roof was removed, never to be reinstalled. This vehicle isn’t likely to see any kind of winter service, so the roof was really just added weight at that point. This made it so that there were some ridges along the edge of the bed and the windshield frame that needed to be shaved down and smoothed out.
After some heavy bodywork, the Scout made its way over to the paint shop for a coat of something a little meaner than the lemon meringue yellow. This forest/army green will definitely give off a bit more attitude than the previous colour. Now that the bodywork is pretty much all done, the next step is reassembly and the small matter of doing an engine swap and lift kit!
ENEOS x Scion Canada FR-S Drift Car
This car will likely be getting its very own post when it’s totally complete, so we won’t dive too much into detail here. That being said, this car is getting worked on here through the winter season, so it’s only fitting that we sneak some pictures of it in here.
This was actually the first car we’ve built to receive a full-chassis acid dip. It’s pretty cool to see a chassis stripped down to completely bare metal, and isn’t something you see very often! Once the chassis was fully stitch welded and reinforced, next up was getting the roll cage fitted into the car, as well as a 2JZ power plant and Wisefab front suspension!
Along with the addition of a new engine and suspension came a new livery and colour scheme! This year’s car features the colours of ENEOS Motor Oil and Scion Racing, and I think they go together pretty well if I may say so myself!
1970 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro
This car came to us actually looking and sounding pretty badass from the get-go, but for some people, badass just ain’t enough. So we’re turning the dial up on this one to full-on brain melting.
Minutes after this car made its way through our doors, the chains were hooked to the engine and she was yanked. The long list of work on this bad boy includes an engine swap, air ride suspension, tubbed fenders, new wheels, and all of the stuff that comes along with it!
There’s still quite a bit left to do on this project, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates in the near future!! Needless to say we’ll do our own little mini-feature on this car when it’s complete.
1989 BMW 325i (E30)
It seems we’ve got this running theme of taking our customers cars and making them more fun. This BMW is no different! The biggest part of the work to this machine has gone on under the hood, where there’s now a Toyota 2JZ straight-six in the spot where the original BMW M20 straight-six used to sit. Other work was done to this car as well to prepare it for some high speed track ripping!
This swap actually had some minor speed bumps that needed negotiating, primarily stemming from the fact that the 2JZ is such a large engine and the E30 has a fairly small engine bay. Some things needed to be moved in order to accomodate the new engine, but with patience and plenty of looking at it, the 2JZ is mated to its new host without any problems!
And just think, this is only the tip of the iceberg! The offseason is only about 1/3rd over and there’s plenty of work left to do!! Keep your eyes peeled on CyriousGarageworks.com to check out the finished features on all of these projects once they are completed!