Yet another K3VE2 swap

Today I want to present my ongoing project of yet another K3VE2 L7 Cuore which I mostly want to use as a economic reliable and cheap daily driver since I want to restore my other two cars to perfect condition.
I also want to go track it and get some track experience so i try to make it a street/race-hybrid
This is the day I bought my little silver shitbox(yea, the idiot on the trailer is me)

Both engines are out

And of course, huge problems with rust. The rear fenders were already welded but not treated properly on the inside and now I have to somehow fIx that rust issue. If anyone has some suggestions, please tell them! I need all the help I can!

The bigger rear brakes from the Sirion are already on the Cuore. Although, I still have to wait for the rear brakes to come before finishing them. Right now I still need to work on a lot of rust before actually putting the engine in. I also have to do all the brake lines since I’m upgrading to ABS to get it road legal(TUV sends its regards…)

Stuff I wanna do in the future is definetly getting the car lower. Probably just with lowering springs instead of the proper BC Coilover-way since I want to keep it on a budget. Decent rims and probably a DIY paint job.
Also gonna take the Sirion Sport front seats and try to mod them with heat pads so I’m not freezing during winter. + definetly want to upgrade the sound system of the car.

Keeping you guys updated. Thank you if you read up until now and hopefully I posted it in the right category :slight_smile:


Progress has been slow since I have to work on my other cars but the coming weeks are once again dedicated to the little Daihatsu.

I need your guys help though. I need to buy four new stud screws/bolts that connect with the subframe and the chassis and I can’t find any website that has some fitting ones. Similar size maybe but the thread length is always shorter. So any link with the right screw/bolt would be much appreciated!

Vague measurements(probably M10?):
Total length: 84mm
thread length 1: 42mm
thread lenght 2: 16mm

If really stuck go to a nut and bolt place and get some threaded rod and cut to length. For something with a bit of strength replace with a cap head bolt (Allen key or internal wrenching bolt).

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