Monday, October 31, 2011

the cyborg project

About a year and a half ago, my partner took his car across the road to a workshop called Waikowhai Automotive. Little did we know that this action would lead to a wonderful friendship with a talented mechanic and all-round good sort, Patrick. Pat has lived with us for over a year now and during this time we have been eagerly following his progress on his ’87 Cyborg project. I know that a lot of people reading this might not think it’s that special, but I just think it’s one of the most awesome project cars I’ve ever seen. A lot of love has gone into this build and I'm excited to be able to finally share some photos on here of the finished results!

Pat's car is particularly special to him because it was, and still is his first car. He has many fond memories of the Cyborg from his teenage years which is pretty awesome. Since then he has taken the skills he has learned over the time he has studied to become a qualified mechanic to completely take the car apart and rebuild pretty much everything.

See what I mean?

This is what the car looked like around the time I met Pat...

...and since then we have really encouraged him to get the car finished!

We've had a bit of fun helping him too.

In the last few months, Pat has finished his engine rebuild and installed his suspension as well as acquiring new wheels and a few other bits and pieces.

This month, the final touches were finally put in place, the last of which being a beautiful coat of paint from Grant over at GTRefinishers. Pat ended up choosing this stunning Chrysler grey/taupe colour...

His SSR Longchamps have been painted black with a green dish to match his engine bay too.

Patrick celebrated last weekend by meeting up with a couple of other Cyborg owners so I took a few photos for him. It's so great to see the 'borg out and about and most of all seeing Pat enjoying the years of hard work that have finally paid off. Good work Patrick!


  1. I remember the Borg from back when I was in school. Alot of hardwork been put in but defs worth it as she looks a beaut now. Nice work Pat.

  2. Beautiful, Here in america we dont have the cyborgs, I had to 4g63t swap into a non turbo shell. This things is absolutely gorgeous

    Anyone interested in these -

  3. Awesome to see the attention and time given to it. It is always good to see a car that old looking like it could have just come out of the showroom, it's that mint, like new.

  4. can u post a bigger version of that last pic?

    go to :)


Thanks for reading iheartstance! Please feel free to leave a comment or like this post on Facebook ♥