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Re: New Owner Of 1837/2000


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145584 posted 10/21/13 11:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nice BBS rim



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145617 posted 10/22/13 07:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice car man!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145719 posted 10/22/13 06:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Indeed a very extremely nice car!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145807 posted 10/23/13 01:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:

P.S. I think you should paint your RS CF hood Summit White, and let me permanently test fit it on 1837




Sounds good to me, I would just ask to "test fit" those BBS rims



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145857 posted 10/23/13 05:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lots of "Test Fitting" happening around here these days.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1145881 posted 10/23/13 07:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting LIV4PSI:

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

P.S. I think you should paint your RS CF hood Summit White, and let me permanently test fit it on 1837




Sounds good to me, I would just ask to "test fit" those BBS rims




Touché, sir.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146203 posted 10/25/13 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So 1837 is JSB already. She looks pretty on the outside, but was hiding some nasty little surprises under all those nice body panels. When the car arrived, I noticed a little rust near the pinch welds behind the front wheel wells. I decided to pull the fenders and get a closer look...


A big part of the issue was all the crap that was stuck in between the fender and body of the car. The whole pile in the photo was IN the fender. Both sides were like that. All that crap was holding moisture and whatever else that gets kicked up by the tires against the body of the car.



Here's the result:






Luckily, the pictures make it look a lot worse than it really is. The rest of the body is rust free. Even in the worst area under the fender, it's pretty much on the surface for the most part. The metal is still really solid, and should clean up good. I think of the builds I've seen here, bobdole really did a great job patching up rust. I decided to use Rust Bullet to refurbish the area as he did. I'll strip off the rust down to metal, and then seal it up using the Rust Bullet. Hopefully I can get the surface prepped this weekend. I had to buy the Rust Bullet online, so can't patch this up completely until it comes in the mail. I have a lot of cleaning up under the hood to do as well, so maybe I can get some of that done while the car is out of comission.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146205 posted 10/25/13 07:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
In before G bitches about it being driven in salt. I guess even Cali cars can have some corrosion. Looks pretty good though compared to a lot of cars that get rust in that area. Easily fixable.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146206 posted 10/25/13 08:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I clean those fender areas a couple times a year.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146211 posted 10/25/13 09:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
IT'S BEEN DRIVEN IN LEAVES AND DEBRIS!!!!11



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146223 posted 10/25/13 10:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ ha.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146228 posted 10/25/13 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did you run a carfax? Is it originally from CA?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146266 posted 10/26/13 09:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, I think it should be easily fixable. I'm just gald I caught it in time, and want to ensure I take the proper steps to keep any further damage to that area from occurring in the future. I think iceman's advice is golden though, and guys who live in more rural areas with a lot of dirt and leaves on the road should pull their fenders and check that area. Hell, maybe everyone should for that matter.

No, G, I haven't run a carfax. From the history I could find here on the forums, the car spent some time in Utah before Anthony bought it and had it shipped to SoCal. I'm guessing that's where the damage started, and just got worse over time. Anthony didn't know about the rust. None was really visible at a glance, so it was never mentioned when I bought the car. With all the cars being scrapped here lately due to rust, the slightest sign of it makes me quiver. Upon the car's arrival, I saw a little rust, so I wanted to make sure there wasn't a big issue hiding anywhere. Now, I'm glad I did. It's crazy how far the car has come from that original sale add though! Kudos to Anthony for all his work.

The VIN is JA3CX56U5MZ007364 if someone wants to pull a report on it, and shoot it to my email.


Quoting turbowop:

IT'S BEEN DRIVEN IN LEAVES AND DEBRIS!!!!11



Whoa, whoa, don't be letting off that shift key all premature and shit...


Edited by GSTwithPSI (10/26/13 10:03 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146326 posted 10/26/13 09:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was going to say, underneath doesn't look like a cali car. I've purchased older japanese cars from cali that were cleaner than that. Run that carfax.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146327 posted 10/26/13 09:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've purchased older japanese cars from cali that were far worse than that.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146335 posted 10/26/13 10:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting G:

I was going to say, underneath doesn't look like a cali car. I've purchased older japanese cars from cali that were cleaner than that. Run that carfax.





If you read some posts history has been mentioned already.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146337 posted 10/26/13 11:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
"bobdole really did a great job patching up rust. I decided to use Rust Bullet to refurbish the area as he did"

I just checked the area last week after a year. Still looks great. No signs of rust coming back. Rust Bullet is good stuff.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146373 posted 10/27/13 02:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I stripped the passenger side. The rust was mainly on the surface, but like most rusted surfaces, the rust penetrated a little deeper in some spots more than others. As you can see, the little black spots are the areas I'm talking about. I could get the surface down to a mirror smooth finish and remove all the pits, but it would be at the expense of removing much more metal from the surrounding areas. There's no rust left, even in the pitted areas though. Even after being stripped, the metal is still really solid, and I'd like to keep as much of the integrity as possible by removing as little as possible.

The Rust Bullet is designed specifically to take care of surfaces just like this one, reacting with any tiny remaining rust areas to stop it from reoccurring. That being said, what do you guys who have dealt with rust recommend? Is the surface pictured below prepped good enough? This is my first time repairing rust, and I'd just like a second opinion from some of you guys more experienced in this area. I don't want to leave anything to chance since I'm already in the process of repairing it. In short, I'd like to ensure I'm not doing this again in the near future. Thanks!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146375 posted 10/27/13 03:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have only used POR-15 before, but that definitely looks prepped plenty good enough.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146393 posted 10/27/13 08:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finished the driver side. Luckily the metal on the body was really solid, and I didn't have any issues there.

The metal that extends out past the body to hold the fender was in bad shape though; much worse than the passenger side. I had to cut out a small section that was rusted through. After removing most of the rust, the metal lost most of its rigidity, and had to be repaired.

I cut a small piece of replacement metal and welded it in place over the old piece. It turned well enough IMO. Please guys, go easy on my welding. I'm definitely no pro. I was using a small 110V MIG welder (no gas), and ran out of wire 3/4 of the way through the job. I would have liked to make a few more passes. To add to it, the metal was thin and weak by the time it was stripped in some areas near the front, and wasn't in the best shape to weld on. I just needed something strong enough to bolt a fender to that's not rusty weak metal.

The pictures kind of suck because it was dark, and the flash reflects off the metal. I'll try and take some more tomorrow in the daylight. All that's left to do is apply some new seam sealer to the joints, and then seal the metal using the Rust Bullet when is arrives in the mail.

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Edited by GSTwithPSI (10/27/13 08:23 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146402 posted 10/27/13 11:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great. Good job. Mine was a little worse than yours.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1146464 posted 10/28/13 11:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks, Charles. I don't know how many times I've used your build for reference. Thanks for all the great documentation! I have some Metal Blast that I'm going to use to prep the surface before I apply the Rust Bullet. Can you give me the Cliff's Notes version of what you did for prep? Also, what did you top coat the Rust Bullet with on the underside of the car?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147868 posted 11/08/13 08:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, got the car all stripped and cleaned up for paint. The plan is to seal everything with the rust bullet, and then apply a top coat. The Rust Bullet came with some top coat called Black Shell, but it's black (hence the name). All of the areas being painted are hidden under the bumper and such for the most part. Is there any reason why I shouldn't paint what's showing in the pictures black? It would cover pretty much the whole front clip, and wheel wells. I'm planning on getting some Summit White W09 eventually, but I'm thinking the Black Shell top coat will be more durable over the Rust Bullet since the two are made to use with one another. What you guys think?

Here's a few shots before I prepped everything:






Ready for paint:









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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147870 posted 11/08/13 09:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work!! I can appreciate all the man hours you have put in !!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1147873 posted 11/08/13 09:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks Nelson! If I can get it looking half as good, and running half as fast as just 1 of your cars I'd be happy.



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