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


EHmotorsports
Capt Fabbin Stabbin
1865/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150453 posted 11/30/13 11:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome Tim! Love the videos!



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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150474 posted 12/01/13 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Just an fyi about the new forza. No galant vr4 but i heard its coming in a old school car pack.




Ahh, good to know!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150475 posted 12/01/13 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting EHmotorsports:

Welcome Tim! Love the videos!




Thank you!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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SleepinGVR4
What are we going to do today Ferb?
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150578 posted 12/02/13 09:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tom you have a great collection of cars from your Grand National, Mirage, Talon, ISF and now a Galant.

I've always enjoyed your videos and the one you did with your Galant was truly motivational.

One day I hope to have a garage setup like yours.

Keep up the great work sir!



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4Grim
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1948/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150580 posted 12/02/13 10:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Like I commented on your youtube video....this GVR4 is blessed to have you as its owner.



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96 Galant 5sp DOHC 4G64T
2002 Montero Limited
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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150629 posted 12/02/13 04:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting SleepinGVR4:

Tom you have a great collection of cars from your Grand National, Mirage, Talon, ISF and now a Galant.

I've always enjoyed your videos and the one you did with your Galant was truly motivational.

One day I hope to have a garage setup like yours.

Keep up the great work sir!




Thank you Sean, I really appreciate that!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1150630 posted 12/02/13 04:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 4Grim:

Like I commented on your youtube video....this GVR4 is blessed to have you as its owner.




Thank you again my friend!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151768 posted 12/12/13 03:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi Everyone!

Here's the latest video where we tackle some bigger exterior jobs, like the faded trim, stained wheels and a couple other tasks.

Galant VR-4 Interior & Exterior Detail - Part 3 - YouTube

Thanks for checking it out! Here's a few "before" pictures:

Blech!




Terribly faded trim


Taking a wire wheel to the 'old nuts.


Thanks everyone!

-Tom


Edited by the_underdog (12/12/13 03:18 PM)

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turbohf
anyone even read this?
613/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151770 posted 12/12/13 03:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks good! I have been putting off doing my doors and windshield moldings for way too long...



Dustin
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1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 400 4dr Sedan V8

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coyotes
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1226/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151774 posted 12/12/13 05:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice job, with each one of your videos, the list of things to do for my galant gets longer and longer.. lol

Although since you were removing the wheels anyway it might have been easier to do that before painting the wheel wells.



1226/2000

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EHmotorsports
Capt Fabbin Stabbin
1865/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151808 posted 12/12/13 09:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tim it is so true about taking any wheel to a tire shop. if there is a will there is a way to mess wheels up. I am planning on having my tires mounted first then painted haha.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151810 posted 12/12/13 09:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good! But I think your doing it backwards and should have done the engine bay first.



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turbohf
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151813 posted 12/12/13 09:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yeah i was thinking that at the end of the video also. but once the outside is detailed it shouldnt be a thing to give the exterior a quick clean...?

but i am also not one for washing my car lol. i even keep buying white wheels for cars (or with them on already) and dont clean them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151879 posted 12/13/13 04:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbohf:

looks good! I have been putting off doing my doors and windshield moldings for way too long...




Thank you! Yes, it's a bear of a job - but once all of that prep work is out of the way it's lots of fun. Good luck with yours!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151880 posted 12/13/13 05:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting coyotes:

Nice job, with each one of your videos, the list of things to do for my galant gets longer and longer.. lol

Although since you were removing the wheels anyway it might have been easier to do that before painting the wheel wells.




Thanks and sorry to add to the ever-growing task list!

Regarding the wheel wells, yes - it definitely would've been easier that way. I can't remember why I did it that way but hopefully I had a good reason.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151881 posted 12/13/13 05:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting EHmotorsports:

Tim it is so true about taking any wheel to a tire shop. if there is a will there is a way to mess wheels up. I am planning on having my tires mounted first then painted haha.




Man, I thought it was just me having bad luck with tire shops all these years. Really hate to hear so many horror stories though. I swear I've gone to every one in town and they all suck. Back in the old service station days, we did tons of tire service and my own dad would've fired me if I even so much as scuffed a sidewall, let alone scrape a nice wheel. Sheesh!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151883 posted 12/13/13 05:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting G:

Looks good! But I think your doing it backwards and should have done the engine bay first.




Thank you sir! You're right and I actually did clean the engine bay first/as I was detailing the inside/outside, but I couldn't figure a way to fit that footage in with the other videos without jumping around too much, so I gathered all of the engine detailing sequences for the next video. I'll be posting that one later next week. It was a big job too!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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coyotes
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151884 posted 12/13/13 05:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yup, I am about to do a full detail on mine once I get to use my buddy's garage and it should not be fun. Car is pretty clean overall but I am just reminded of hours of claying and buffing. Whee…

Engine bay isn't too dirty. I am scared to hose it down though, may just clean it by hand or ignore it!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151902 posted 12/13/13 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also use this rubberized undercoating next time. click



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151944 posted 12/14/13 03:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Specifically the 2nd row far right product: 3M™ Body Schutz™ Rubberized Coating, Black, Quart, 08864 -This is what the factory service manual calls for. On a separate note, isn't the valve stem supposed to align with the orange dot on the sidewall of the tire for more precise balancing of the wheel? Either way please keep your video's coming, I'm really enjoying them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151948 posted 12/14/13 04:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pot, I've always heard that too about the dot lining up with the valvestem. Not sure if it actually matters or not though. The tire shops around here suck too and I hold my breath every time I drop something off hoping they don't screw up too bad.

I agree about the videos, I check his channel and Jafromobile for updates on YT about once a week.



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1990/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151976 posted 12/14/13 10:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting G:

Looks good! But I think your doing it backwards and should have done the engine bay first.




G, this guy doesn't need much (if any) "help" like you offer the members of this board.

... you find fault with anything and everthing anybody ever does

I'd rather read a hundred posts like Tom's then one of yours

... sometimes you know you're going to be doing major work in the engine compartment, and it makes more sense to do things in an order that may "seem" ass backward.

... and sometimes it's hard to break stuff up into segments to do posts or like Tom does, kick ass videos!



I know just how hard this task is.

I got my ass fully kicked this summer trying to clean up a good friends car that suffered a little from the weather we had out here.



yikes!

This is why you fix a dipstick that pops out under boost!



there was some stains I couldn't get out.

Didn't want to kill the stickers, so I didn't use to aggressive a chemical solution. (just watered down simple green in a spray bottle)

... sure would like to hear what other folks use, as i wasn't totally happy with the results.


I had my good friend handle the hardest parts.

... running the hotsy for an hour on a car on stands is a young mans game.

wear safety glasses

be sure to umplug each and every connector and blow the connector and component completely dry.



[Edit] G, I don;t want to sound like I'm picking on you, but you find fault with almost everything anybody posts on this board.

... lot's of folks are getting real tired of it!

Tom is a kick ass, contributing member, and untill you post pics of what you do, maybe you should think twice before posting anything that would keep a cool, saavy cat like Tom from sharing his tips and tricks with us here on the .org.

I've learmed a bunch from his posts and I love his videos.

I want to see anything and everyting he does!


Sorry for speaking out and posting pics in your thread Tom, but I want to the see the video of how you handle this task, and I figgered if I raised the bar a lil, you'd knock it out of the park.












Re; the colored dot...


In aviation, two colored dots were used on tube style set-ups. The yellow dot (or stripe) indicated the heavy spot of the tube, and the red dot on the tire indicating the lite spot of the tire. They were lined up during installation.

Later, when they went to tubeless, the dot allowed saavy cats to check /mark the heavy spot of the rim and line up / index / dial in the tire to the wheel and make a smaller / more stable weight package. Airplanes are hard on tires, and any advantage is taken.

In the automotive field,) the red dot is meant to designate the lite spot of the tire.

Many of the saavy old school cats I trained under knew the real backstory, and they would spin their wheels, (sans tires,) and mark the heavy spot.

They would then put the dot inline with that spot, resulting in less weight being used and a more consistent service life.



imho, (unless you've identified the heavy spot of your wheels) the colored dot is put inline with the valvestem by any tire mook worth a shite.

At the very least, it allows guys making serious power a quick visual on whether they're spinning the tires on the rims.




Edited by toybreaker (12/14/13 11:03 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151986 posted 12/15/13 12:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They are great videos, they are just funny. Almost like the targeted youtube audience is novice car owners. Were talking basic detailing vids. He already explained he edited and posted the vids backwards not the detailing. My 3m recommendation is a good one. Eastwood spray paint? C'mon. Pro-tip > use some 22ple vm1 on the wheels and the exhaust tips!



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Edited by G (12/15/13 01:14 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151998 posted 12/15/13 10:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
G, what you fail to understand is that Tom isn't asking anyone for advice. He's simply showing us how he did it and what he used to get such good results. I can't imagine how many hours it takes to shoot those videos and then more time to edit them. He could have just cleaned his car up and shot before and after pics but he goes several steps further to share his experience to help others out.

Also I'm not saying that Tom is above good advice, none of us are. But to say that your ways are superior is a little arrogant to say the least. This guy knows what he is doing. Also, nothing wrong with Eastwood products. I've gotten great results with everything I've bought from them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1151999 posted 12/15/13 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I understand he is not asking for advice, but when you post on a public forum advice / criticism however you view it is part of the conversation. Tips from fellow enthusiasts who have done things differently is not superior. The tips/ advice I posted are items I have used. The op and the audience may or may not have known these products exist. I have used eastwood products as well and they were nothing special. Sharing is caring.



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