Jump to content
my3AWDgst

Giving a 405 Sport Wagon another chance

Recommended Posts

My MI16 turned out much better then I was expecting and I got an idea that would be very cool to have MI16 and Sport Wagon as well.Looking at my Wagon that is now a parts car I knew it would not be easy to bring her back from dead.

Well long story short Thomas called me one day and told me he just bought a 405 Sport Wagon,at that moment I told my self I have to go and see it.When I got there I saw that the car was in decent condition and it was worth spening some time and money in to bring her back. Looking at the car something was telling me that she will be mine some day :-) ,yes Thomas refuse to sell it to me but I kept asking and finally one day I got that phone call and the rest is history.

She does needs a lot of work but it's nothing that I can't do.My plan is to do MI16 swap,lower it,get nice set off wheels for it,window tint,HID's and paint.I'm taking it slow do to my other projects.

post-1395-0-93233000-1391173786_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-28351800-1391173813_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-53264600-1391173838_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-55015900-1391173854_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-17695800-1391173877_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-12455500-1391173896_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-93052700-1391173923_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-40589800-1391173941_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She does drive good but it will need front suspension work.O/D does not work and I'm sure it's because off broken speedo.

Can Admin move my progress photos to this thread please?

Thank you.

*edit* -- done.

andré

post-1395-0-29328100-1390178100.jpg

post-1395-0-89581600-1390178123.jpg

post-1395-0-20962000-1390178160.jpg

post-1395-0-31062100-1390454322_zps20e8b

post-1395-0-81710900-1390454337_zpsed9af

post-1395-0-02031800-1390454371_zpsce406

post-1395-0-33444700-1390454390_zpsdc7bb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's amazing what soap & water can achieve.

My fav is Lysol and diluted baking soda in bucket for final rinse and Caribbean hot sun all day dry out.

No musty smells can survive that. B)

Giving me inspiration to tackle my 405sri interior.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I got my powder coated roof rack and wiper arms today. I won't install roof rack till the car is painted.

i was going to post asking you if you planned to repaint the car at some point, then i saw this post. are you going to stick with the same color, or change it?

andré

post-1395-0-73833000-1391226501_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Things that I fixed so far:

1) Light bulbs in window switches.

2) Replaced bad switches.

3) Replaced passanger mirror.

4) Replaced light switch.High beams did not work.

5) Replaced bad conector for right low beam.It was dim at all times.

6) Replaced bad exterior bulbs and broken tail light.

7) Replaced fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter.

8) Replaced intank fuel pump.

9) Replaced wiper motor.

10 Replaced flasher switch and relay for no turn signals.

11) Replaced wiper switch for no intermittent operation.

12) Interior wash.

13) Trunk unlock mod.

14) Powder coated roof rack and wiper arms.

15) Replaced wiper blades and washer motor.

16) Painted winshield washer cowl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great work, savo! looks beautiful.

i have a question, though:

405wagonantenna_zps5c911972.jpg

this is where the antenna goes, correct? do you have the antenna or a replacement?

andré

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fixed my stop light and cooling fan issue. Fans were coming on and off at high speed at random times. I also fixed starting proplem.

Replaced FPR,ECT sensor,fuel injection sensors,intank fuel pump,fuel filter,flushed coolant and replaced radiator drain plugs.

post-1395-0-64480200-1392604803_thumb.jp

post-1395-0-28899500-1392604829_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did not like it at first but it definitely grew on me.

I got new battery,new dip stick and installed factory ground to replace home made parts.

Engine wash on sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to see you making progress Savo. You've got an awesome, rare car. Flaunt it the best you can!

Bring it down to SF sometime this summer, brews on me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to see you making progress Savo. You've got an awesome, rare car. Flaunt it the best you can!

Bring it down to SF sometime this summer, brews on me!

Thanks. I have big plans for this Wagon.

EVO IX MR dark gray paint,wheels suspension and XU9J4swap.

Sounds like a deal :-) I would love to come up with my MI16. Just let me know when.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last few weeks were very busy for me so I did not have a chance to work on the cars :-(

This weekend I will start on Dash,heater core swap.

I will also order Ford Focus SVT 300mm front rotors as they have the same bolt pattern as Pugs 4x108 and use 2g DSM AWD front calipers. This will be great brake upgrade for the price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Savo - the brake disk upgrade sounds awesome - Any idea what the hat offset is? And is 2G a 2 piston slider caliper?

Rabin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Savo - the brake disk upgrade sounds awesome - Any idea what the hat offset is? And is 2G a 2 piston slider caliper?

Rabin

Hat as a center bore of the rotor? Hub center bore on 405 is 65.1mm and Focus is 63.4mm. I will take it to machine shop to open it to 65.1mm and GSX calipers are two pistons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so glad to see the 405s sport wagon still alive. I bought that car ( not a car like it, that car) brand new at Lashers in downtown sacramento. Had a young family at the time and it was the perfect car. Handled great, very comfortable, had it for about 8 or 9 years one of my all time favorite cars. Enjoy it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it a lot,(not the one foot wheel gap) and it served me well last few months. I got one more Sport Wagon and it's 91 and it was MI16 swapped. I end up using engine out of it for my 89 MI16 and it became a parts car :-(

I'm very exited to see how well will it come out as I have BIG plans for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×