Not really kit car or tribute related but I thought I would post this here as I know I'l get some good knowledgeable input and maybe some help!..
For a long time I've wanted a Mercedes G wagon, some thing like this...
But without the 100k price tag!
I've seen a lot for sale on ebay from 10k - 20k that look the part from the outside, ie an older LWB G wagon with all the newer AMG kit on, new alloys etc and a spray job. But the interior is the tired old boxy looking dash and the usual old style seats. And when you pop the bonnet, its the same story with a 25 year old engine with a million miles on the clock.
I then had a look on ebay and got a bit excited and bought this at auction...
(engine doesn't run and from what i can gather its pretty much dead!)
I payed £2,350.
The kits ie wide arches, newer grill, headlight surrounds, bumpers lights etc can all be bought off ebay for round £2k.
Alloys £1k maybe? 22"
Body work and decent spray job £2k-£3k ?
Thats the outside sorted then!
but the inside still looked like this...
And I still need a new engine!
This is where you wonderful fellow forum users come in! Im thinking about buying this... (or something similar)
How easy would it be for someone to do an engine AND dash swap?
I know its do-able as everything is do-able with the right knowledge and skills but this is something I dont have!
Any advice is welcome here and If anyone is capable of doing it or knows someone that is then please send them my way.