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Re: New Owner Of 820/1000


iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1206680 posted 04/19/15 06:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I agree and have also said this before. I clean this area ever year. Other than the hood front edge (bad factory hemming and sealing job) this is really the only consistent rust area on these cars. They were built when the yen/$ ration allowed them to be built cost effectively with lots of galvanized and coated steels.



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207286 posted 04/27/15 10:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, made some progress killing all the rust on 820. This car reminds me why G is always bitching about rust...Because fixing it sucks ass. It takes forever, and the work is tedious and time intensive. It's coming along good, though.





Cleaned up, and cut out some metal



Cut out some more metal...



Welded in some new metal



Cleaned up my birdshit welds



Sealed some of the metal and then filled in the pits with a little bit of body filler




More amputation near the rear fender



Welded in a small piece of metal and filled the repair



Basically, I just have to treat all the bare metal that's left with Rust Bullet. After I treat everything with the rust inhibitor, I need to sand everything and paint. I'll probably have to paint pretty much the whole driver side of the car. This car is a work in progress, but I think it will clean up pretty nice when I'm done.

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ApexHunter
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1951/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207292 posted 04/28/15 12:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207396 posted 04/29/15 01:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice, dude. Good to see that you are getting it back to a respectable state.

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89Patches
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207444 posted 04/29/15 04:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I see you're more of a grinder than welder. Lol

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207449 posted 04/29/15 04:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah...About that.

That's the biggest reason I didn't want to take this project on. I just don't have the proper equipment to do the job like I would like to. All I have is a little gasless 120v flux core welder, which is horrible for a job like this. You have to keep the amperage low so it doesn't blow through the thin metal, while still making sure it will penetrate decent. The result of which is a line of birdshit welds.

The other challenge was making a contoured body panel to fit the section I cut out. I used the anvil on my vise and a ball peen hammer to fabricate the piece in the pics.

Even though it doesn't really look the part, it's a thousand times better than it was. At least the rocker is one piece of solid metal again, and doesn't have any rusty holes through it. I hit the panel with a little body filler just to fill in any tiny little pits on the surface. I'll seal the whole thing with Rust Bullet and it should be good to go.



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1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207457 posted 04/29/15 07:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Can't blame ya. Welding sheet metal with a flux core isn't pretty, especially when the metal is even more thin from rusting.

Meh, it will get hidden from the body moldings. So don't put too much thought on how it looks. Just make sure it don't rust again!

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207668 posted 05/03/15 12:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finally completed the vast majority of the body work on 820. I wasn't going for perfection here, since that's what I have 1837 for. I just mainly wanted a 10 footer that wasn't rusting out from under me, and I think I achieved that. I've addressed all the major areas that needed immediate attention. There are a few other places on the car that I can wire brush and treat topically. I'll hit those as time allows.

Here are some shots of the progression on the front rocker panels







There was a crappy area at the top of the driver side rear fender well. Here's the progression of that area











I went with paint from AutomotiveTouchup once again. A pint of W09 base coat took care of this job, topped off with their urethane clearcoat



I started by treating the front clip with Rust Bullet, then followed with a quickie spray of the core support



Then, taped her off so I could respray the panels that needed it. I ended up doing pretty much the whole car, save most of the passenger side (minus the passenger fender, which I did respray). I didn't have to do the the roof, decklid or front bumper either, as they were all in fairly good shape. I probably would have done the entire car if I had the paint on hand, but I only had a pint of basecoat and wasn't going to wait another week to get more.





Apparently the car was left outside in a baby meteor shower...



Outside paint job, redneck style






Fenders before and after spray




Hood





I started buffing the driver side, which shined up pretty good.



Basically, I just need to reassemble, wet sand, and buff at this point. I'm pretty happy with how the car is looking...Especially considering it looked like complete shit just a few weeks ago. It's no show car, but real close to my goal of being a 10 footer. I mean, why the fuck would I want to dump tons of time and money into a DD that some dick face is just going to slam a shopping cart into



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD


Edited by GSTwithPSI (05/03/15 12:52 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207681 posted 05/03/15 11:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow!! Excellent job!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207698 posted 05/03/15 09:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very nice, love me some DIY paint jobs!



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207751 posted 05/04/15 08:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I picked up a set of Lamco gauges for the Galant. The needles needed refreshed, and the boost gauge needed to be recalibrated. So, I took them all apart, calibrated the boost gauge and painted the needles to match the factory cluster.

Chipped ugly needles


Boost gauge is a bit off


Disassembled and calibrated



Needle painted


Painted the remaining 2 needles


Installed-ish in the Galant. I just need a trim ring to tidy things up. I also need to wire everything in and hook up the vacuum line to the boost gauge


Matches pretty good!





I got all the painting finished, and I think it turned out ok for the time and work I have in it. It's definitely a 10 footer, but looks a lot better than it did. I removed that horrid pinstripe as well, which I thought made the car look a million times better.

Here are some before and after shots:












I still need to wet sand and buff everything, which should blend the newly sprayed panels a bit better. There's just not enough time in the day...

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iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1207763 posted 05/05/15 06:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking quite nice. Window trim next.



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208032 posted 05/09/15 08:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Stage 1, get rid of huge rust holes...Check.

Stage 2, making the turd reliable and stop pissing oil everywhere...

Here was the main issue:




The car had been sitting so long, the oil seals literally turned solid. The lips had absolutely no give to them. The cam seals were leaking really bad, so I figured I may as well do the main seal on the front case as well.



Seal removed:



Nice new pliable Fel-Pro seals:



Much better:



Good a time as any to do a timing belt job and throw on all new drive belts:

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transparentdsm
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138/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208033 posted 05/09/15 08:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looking good Brett. seems like its a clean enough car.



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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208040 posted 05/09/15 10:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice job. Looks clean for sure. I see the G35 pocking in the back ground. Are those Axis wheels on it?



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208067 posted 05/09/15 08:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
820 cleaned up nicely. The crappy cell phone pics don't do the car justice. Up next; interior deep clean.








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G
obsessed with the turds of others
486/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208068 posted 05/09/15 08:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good, how did you repair the hood? Did it have holes in it or just surface rust?



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208070 posted 05/09/15 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just minor surface rust on the hood. I basically just sanded it down, sealed it with rust bullet and painted it. You can still see some imperfections up close.

To do the job right, you would need to strip it down to the metal, seal it, then fill it with body filler where needed. Then block sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, paint...You get the idea.

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G
obsessed with the turds of others
486/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208073 posted 05/09/15 09:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Overall the car looks much better!



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208104 posted 05/10/15 09:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks G, I appreciate it.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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prove_it
my racist jokes aren't actually funny
715/1000
1284/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208142 posted 05/11/15 11:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So when fixing rust like this, is there any concern to the backside of the metal having a future rusting issue? Or am i over thinking it.

715 will be getting the same treatment. Not a show car, but want to kill the rust.



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208154 posted 05/11/15 02:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, that's the purpose of cutting away the "infected" metal. If there's just surface rust, you can treat it topically with sealer. Just clean it up, remove the rust scale and pits to the best of your ability, and apply the sealer of your choice. But, if there are any areas rusted completely through, you'll need to cut that metal away or it's likely to spread even after being treated.

On an area like the rocker panel, you don't have access to the back side of the panel. That makes it hard to see exactly how far the rust has spread, so I just cut out anything in question.



820/1000
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1813/2000-SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208661 posted 05/18/15 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not anything sexy, just more maintenance.

I did a little fuel system reconditioning. I started with new injector seals and O-rings. I blew out the rail, lines, cleaned the injector baskets, and cleaned/inspected the FPR.




Pulled the fuel pump and reconditioned the hangar. I have a new Denso pump on the way to replace the old stocker.



Tank looks good at least.



Old fuel filter removed.



Here's what came out if it. No, that's not oil. It's supposed to be gasoline...



New filter.

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beermebandit
Newbie
1150/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208910 posted 05/23/15 01:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
very impressive.. it looks so much better... where did you get the gauges?



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208925 posted 05/23/15 07:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks for the compliment. The gauges were sourced from Ebay, originally from a WRX. There are clones of these branded with the Mitsubishi diamond that came in some the Evos as well.



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