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Re: My restoration and build of #1444/2000 - lots of pics and video!


the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147752 posted 11/08/13 06:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

Awesome! So jelly of that setup!




Thank you Mark! I won that racing simulator in a contest. I planned on making a DIY one for years, but never got around to it. It all started when I made a video of my lift install and shortly after posting it to YouTube, I found out that the lift manufacturer (BendPak) was having a contest where they were looking for videos like mine for entries in their "show your lift love" contest. The rest is history and I really do enjoy it. I don't get to use it as much as I'd like, but even a budget DIY setup with a good wheel/pedal/shifter combo would be great fun.

YouTube - Epic Racing Simulator



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147753 posted 11/08/13 06:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

That is one sexy Galant VR4.




Haha, I agree! Do you have Forza? It is fun to mod out the VR-4 in the game, change out the wheels, paint, tweak settings, etc.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147755 posted 11/08/13 06:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Mirageman:

Tom, you failed to mention your awesome Mazda van . I've enjoyed your videos for a while now and I look forward to this build. I know that no corners will be cut and it will get the love and attention that it deserves. Congrats on finding an even more rare one too, coming from the original owners.




Thank you for the warm welcome and kind words sir! The Galant is a great car that seems to have much more soul than my Talon. Does that seem weird to say?

I do love my van dearly and have become incredibly attached to it. Part of the fun is how much the kids love it. Riding around in it at the shootout was great fun too, haha!




-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147757 posted 11/08/13 06:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting MellowVR4:

Makes me wanna clean my interior. Like clean it clean it




Oh I hear ya, it's a chore but the results are totally worth it. It makes the car a great place to spend time in. Also cleaning up the carpet/etc. in this way gets rid of any strange smells which lets that signature 90's Mitsubishi leather scent permeate the air.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147758 posted 11/08/13 06:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting bobdole:

Awesome video.




Thank you! I need to see some more pictures of yours for inspiration!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147760 posted 11/08/13 06:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting ApexHunter:

Hi Tom!

Discovered your YouTube channel through this thread, and i am enjoying the heck out of it. That RCLS bit...Awesome It inspired me to start a support group in my community. Really helped me make it through the grieving that came with the pedal assembly rebuild.




Thank you and I'm glad you're enjoying the videos! Haha, RCLS came about when I was talking with someone who was complaining at great length about how stiff and miserable his clutch pedal was. It sounded like someone describing a medical condition which blended with a foggy memory I had of Road Race Engineering measuring calf sizes of ACT 2600 owners many years ago. Good luck in your healing process.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147763 posted 11/08/13 06:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Hey TOM. I just wanted to say welcome to the forum, but most of all

FUCK.
YOU.
I hope you get killed by a thousand cockroaches crawling down your throat while you sleep. (ok, not really)

Having said that...

You've got a very nice looking 91. It looks like you got it 100% stock. It's got a sunroof, and it's white. It's clean, and I'm jealous. I post this on my "garage PC" as i'm standing next to my KG 92 that's waiting for the BC RM coilovers that are on the way as well as a new mani-turbo gasket and maybe a new oil feed line/filter. I look over and just wish it was a 91 and white with a sunroof... and without a somewhat crumpled spot in the floorboard (that nobody else can see or would know about) from some dickwad putting a jack in the wrong place at some point during the car's life. You've got a 1g Talon just like the one i wish i still had, and you had a turbo mirage like i've always wanted. You sir, can go fuck goats, because i am fully jealous of your shitty mitsubishi vehicles.

Very nice. Keep posting pictures. Good luck with the restoration/build, and if you ever want to sell either of those cars... just don't. You'd regret it.





This is such a fascinating post! Insulting, complimentary, mildly threatening, informative, disturbing... I love it!

Thank you and these cars are interesting beasts for sure. I do feel lucky that I found a stock, one-owner example. It's not perfect, but has no fatal flaws or anything that bugs me every time I look at it. I've had cars like that and it can get sorta tiresome. Regarding my old Mirage, the Galant feels very similar to it from the driver's seat. Similar seating position, dash, long throw shifter, view over the hood, overall feel etc. I think that's why I've grown attached to it. I loved the Mirage on the never-ending straight stretches in Florida, but once I moved to Tennessee it wasn't a fun car to drive on the twisty mountain roads. The Galant, however, is a hoot! Good luck with your car and with all due respect I will not be having relations with any goats. Those days are behind me.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147765 posted 11/08/13 06:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh and here are some completed interior pics (from the video) that I meant to upload earlier:












-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147778 posted 11/08/13 08:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just peed a little.

It's so nice and clean and low miles and...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147816 posted 11/08/13 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting the_underdog:

Quoting GSX_TC:

That is one sexy Galant VR4.




Haha, I agree! Do you have Forza? It is fun to mod out the VR-4 in the game, change out the wheels, paint, tweak settings, etc.




Nope don't have it, heard there's one for the new gran turismo so Gonna see how that one is.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147841 posted 11/08/13 03:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Interior resto looks great! That's exactly how I clean carpet in my cars. Pressure washer ftw.

BTW, I actually just got a Fanatec setup a couple weeks ago. A bunch of my buddies are into iRacing and one of them wasn't using his setup much so I picked it up from him. It's not the Rennsport seat like yours, but the next version down, with the Porsche GT3 RS wheel. It's a blast to use.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147945 posted 11/09/13 04:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Nope don't have it, heard there's one for the new gran turismo so Gonna see how that one is.




Oh cool! The new Gran Turismo sounds awesome, especially this feature: Gran Turismo 6's GPS Will Let You Drive Your Favorite Real-Life Routes



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147946 posted 11/09/13 04:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

Interior resto looks great! That's exactly how I clean carpet in my cars. Pressure washer ftw.

BTW, I actually just got a Fanatec setup a couple weeks ago. A bunch of my buddies are into iRacing and one of them wasn't using his setup much so I picked it up from him. It's not the Rennsport seat like yours, but the next version down, with the Porsche GT3 RS wheel. It's a blast to use.




Thank you Mark! Congrats on the Fanatec pickup! I've heard nothing but great things about iRacing. Enjoy it!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1148044 posted 11/10/13 05:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking at your interior pictures, i was like "would you look at that, just look at it!"

click

So clean!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1148092 posted 11/11/13 06:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting snailspool:

Looking at your interior pictures, i was like "would you look at that, just look at it!"

click

So clean!




Haha, I love Ed Bassmaster!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150145 posted 11/27/13 12:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi Everyone, update time!

Here's the latest video, where we focus on the outside of the car and work to get our shine back.

YouTube - Galant VR-4: Interior & Exterior Detail - Part 2

Thank you for watching! -Tom


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150150 posted 11/27/13 01:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is funny.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150161 posted 11/27/13 04:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I need to do that to my exterior, mine is oxidies also, plus a bunch of hail dents compliments from the South



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150292 posted 11/29/13 07:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you for checking it out everyone, I appreciate it!

MellowVR4 Good luck with your car clean up! I tell ya, the hail here is crazy. A couple years ago we had a massive hail storm that damaged tens of thousands of homes and new/used cars. The owners must've had my Galant in the garage at the time because every car sitting out in West Knoxville sustained severe hail damage.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150301 posted 11/29/13 08:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wow the car is really coming leaps and bounds. i thought you picked a clean car to begin with, but seeing this, just wow. for the portion where you cleaned the muffler tips, i was truly surprised, i have used tinfoil and coca-cola to clean that kinda stuff off before, but you need to polish it after, i like the polish and clean in one step stuff you have.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150324 posted 11/29/13 03:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
welcome to the board Tom and i also love the videos, you do a great job with them! Also your video motivated me to finally rip out the carpet and give it a good cleaning as well which i have been putting off way to long. Now that my Evo is sold, the galant is finally gonna get some love and attention again.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150335 posted 11/29/13 05:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting transparentdsm:

wow the car is really coming leaps and bounds. i thought you picked a clean car to begin with, but seeing this, just wow. for the portion where you cleaned the muffler tips, i was truly surprised, i have used tinfoil and coca-cola to clean that kinda stuff off before, but you need to polish it after, i like the polish and clean in one step stuff you have.




Thank you, I appreciate it and I'm glad you found that tip useful!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150337 posted 11/29/13 05:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting BoostedAWD91:

welcome to the board Tom and i also love the videos, you do a great job with them! Also your video motivated me to finally rip out the carpet and give it a good cleaning as well which i have been putting off way to long. Now that my Evo is sold, the galant is finally gonna get some love and attention again.




Thank you for the warm welcome and I'm glad you enjoy the videos! Good to hear that you got out there and cleaned up the old Galant too. Have a good one!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150451 posted 11/30/13 11:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Just an fyi about the new forza. No galant vr4 but i heard its coming in a old school car pack.



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