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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893918 posted 04/28/10 12:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was going to wait until I got my wingless trunk, vr4 front bumper and side skirts on the car but it was a full moon tonight so I went out to take some pics. Picked the car up from jared50438 in iowa last month, 90 GSX with jdm vr4 engine, wiring harness and ecu, since I brought it home I've added 93 head lights, evo wheels, stock silver hood, finished the exhaust and tied up some odds and ends, still has a long way to go until I'm done but I'm really happy with the car.









updated pics of facelift








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1991 Galant VR-4
1999 Montero "Goldi-Locker"


Edited by Alpha Male (07/06/10 09:37 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893920 posted 04/28/10 12:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So, why did you sell your last one?



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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893921 posted 04/28/10 12:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was stuck financially, had to pay tuition, was stuck in a high rent apartment by myself after my room mate bailed on me, had a big car payment, sold off all my cars except my montero in the last year, buckled down, got everything in order, and saw this car when browsing the forums and day dreaming about how much I missed mine.



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1991 Galant VR-4
1999 Montero "Goldi-Locker"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893928 posted 04/28/10 12:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It just seems so soon since you sold that last car and I was surprised to see you with a new one already. Maybe it's been longer and time just flies faster the older I get. That blue GSX was really nice from what I could see in the pics. I'm sure this one will end up the same.



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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893933 posted 04/28/10 01:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its been about a year and a half, I wish I never sold the blue one, for a LOT of reasons.



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1991 Galant VR-4
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893938 posted 04/28/10 01:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can't believe how cheap that car sold for, but I'm glad it went to someone on the board.



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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893940 posted 04/28/10 01:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I honestly think that hood he had on the car devalued the shit out of it lol, I don't mean in terms of the car itself, but in the eyes of many perspective buyers a hood like that is usually a sign to stay away. Jared did a lot of things very well on the car though. The no power steering and welded center diff with a 2900 was a mother fucker to handle around town at first, especially since I've been driving a lexus for the last year lol. now its temporarily rear wheel drive and has a 2100, while I replace the shift rail in the open center diff trans I got from him.



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1991 Galant VR-4
1999 Montero "Goldi-Locker"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893954 posted 04/28/10 03:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yea, the hood was a bit much.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 893963 posted 04/28/10 05:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alpha Male:

I was stuck financially, had to pay tuition, was stuck in a high rent apartment by myself after my room mate bailed on me, had a big car payment, sold off all my cars except my montero in the last year, buckled down, got everything in order, and saw this car when browsing the forums and day dreaming about how much I missed mine.




I remember talking to you back then (and it was a while ago actually). Props to you for standing up and making a mature decision and I agree this shows all the potential of your last car. Those wheels really do look good on the VR4s. I so want a set, but they are so hard to find over here. Make sure you post some more pictures when you get the bumpers on.

I'll PM you with some questions from the other thread later.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894667 posted 04/30/10 12:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Silver 6th gens are epic sauce.



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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894679 posted 04/30/10 01:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thanks guys, I'm pretty certain that silver has become my favorite color, i loved every angle of my Apex Silver EVO and this car very much reminds me of it.



-Joshua Adventure Driven Design
1991 Galant VR-4
1999 Montero "Goldi-Locker"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912170 posted 07/02/10 08:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Getting ready to move out of my shop.








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912182 posted 07/02/10 09:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am getting close to finishing my green 92, and I was looking at it sitting here (on jackstands, of course), and there is just something about the design lines of this car. It may be out of date, but I think it is classic. Yours is looking good.



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IncorpoRatedX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912184 posted 07/02/10 09:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks! I feel the same, it's got a really classic style to it. Had a 40 something cougar the other day tell me she likes my car, it looks "classy". I assume she just wanted the D because she pulled up in a Mercedes, but she seemed genuine. Ex girlfriends little sister (16) was riding in my car and said 'this thing is sweet, its like a classic car' it practically is at this point, weird to think that we're edging into classic car owners.



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1991 Galant VR-4
1999 Montero "Goldi-Locker"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912202 posted 07/02/10 10:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting dsmer06:

Yea, the hood was a bit much.




So, this is that car that was on jdmshitty.com, aye?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912230 posted 07/02/10 12:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thats a good lookin car..The Ebo wheels really set it off..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912248 posted 07/02/10 01:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This one looks way better than the white one you had. I liked the blue car too.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912249 posted 07/02/10 01:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Josh it looks great! Glad to see you got another one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912252 posted 07/02/10 02:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting crankwalk:

This one looks way better than the white one you had. I liked the blue car too.




Didn't someone here buy that blue car?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912255 posted 07/02/10 02:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iceman69510:

I am getting close to finishing my green 92, and I was looking at it sitting here (on jackstands, of course), and there is just something about the design lines of this car. It may be out of date, but I think it is classic. Yours is looking good.




They are great looking cars, but it took a lot of staring contests with 1951 for me to really get it. The car's lines are very clean and well sculpted, and it has a sort of subtle aggressiveness to it. I've thought at times that there is some European influence going on here. In any case, silver is one of those colors that really sets off a car's lines. I hope to buy a JDM VR-4 one day in silver.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912266 posted 07/02/10 04:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pics of said hood?

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blacksheep
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912281 posted 07/02/10 06:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting ApexHunter:

Quoting iceman69510:

I am getting close to finishing my green 92, and I was looking at it sitting here (on jackstands, of course), and there is just something about the design lines of this car. It may be out of date, but I think it is classic. Yours is looking good.




They are great looking cars, but it took a lot of staring contests with 1951 for me to really get it. The car's lines are very clean and well sculpted, and it has a sort of subtle aggressiveness to it. I've thought at times that there is some European influence going on here. In any case, silver is one of those colors that really sets off a car's lines. I hope to buy a JDM VR-4 one day in silver.




I think the subtle looks come to surface only when lowered and with non-stock wheels. Even a lowered gvr4 on stock wheels looks dumpy. Wopper and Clint's cars are 2 great examples of how they look great from the sides. Then you do a JDM front and rear bumper and its even better. Funnily, I feel the same way about my Ebo's lines. I looked at her the 1st time and said, Man, has she become a fatty!!!". Then the more you look at it and more you pay attention to the details, you start to like - Those bulging hips in the rear and swollen fenders up front seem to arouse me more and more...

EDIT - Apex Silver FTMFWYO!



1992 Galant VR-4. 205/1000. Nile Black. Sunroof.


Edited by blacksheep (07/02/10 06:51 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912296 posted 07/02/10 08:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm sure this thread is going wildly off topic already, but I'd like to contribute to this trend. It is my opinion that, as a person experienced in this car's ability to 'grow' on you, all of us are better for it. Yes, this car has classic lines and subtle hints of muscle and european nuances. However, I think I can now appreciate subtleties in the styling of other cars more now that I have been able to appreciate this one.

When I first bought 62, I couldn't help but think it was the ugliest car I ever though of owning. Now, though, I think it is truly one of the most beautiful.

And I must also agree - silver on this body is to die for!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912318 posted 07/02/10 11:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The JDM bumpers help because they are the original design lines intended for the car.

I feel this way about 1g TELs now. I liked the changes made to the 1gb versions, but now looking back at the original clean design, you can see it as the designers originally intended it. Always wanted a Laser in the bright blue.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 912547 posted 07/04/10 09:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
That car does look awesome, makes me wonder why silver wasn't one of the oem colors for the US Spec GVR4's. I remember back somewhere around 2002 or so I picked up a black 92 GVR4 because it was local and cheap. I thought it was one of the ugliest things that Mitsu ever designed. A few years later it just grew on me somehow. I guess as you get older you just respect the car more, its hard to explain. I have a colt hatchback now, I wouldn't have been caught dead in that thing ten years ago . When I take my daughter to school on it now I can tell she's ashamed of it and wants me to drive one of our "newer" cars. Damn spoiled kids.



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