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Re: 504/2000 Restoration project. Lots of pics


bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 918672 posted 07/28/10 06:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I found some fenders today. They are off a 91 galant non VR4. Just going to drill the holes to fit the side molding. I ordered a new exhaust manifold today.
My stock one is cracked. I also ordered new stainless steel hardware also. My next step is to sand down the rust area below the battary try. Treat the area
and then paint.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 918682 posted 07/28/10 08:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Whats the plan with the rust behind the fenders? That seems like one of the more common areas on all galant models. The fender and fender liners seem to just trap anything and everything back behind there. I've pulled out more than a fist full of dirt and rust from behind my cars fenders.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 918782 posted 07/29/10 08:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I cleaned, sanded and treated mine with zero rust, and then painted over them, and the inside of the fenders. I think I may have used rustproofing in a can on the fenders on the second car.

I unbolt everything about once a year and clean these out. Leaves get caught in there and trap too much moisture.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 918986 posted 07/29/10 09:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
keep it up....

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 918999 posted 07/29/10 10:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Today I removed the fender liner and found more rust in the frame rails. Doesn't look to bad. Just got to get all the rust out then weld new metal in. Then treat with the rust bullet and then paint. I started on the battary try area. This area is just surface rust. So won't take long. I will be doing this area tomorrow. More pics.




Frame rails





Pickup up a new jack and jack stands today. Low profile jack!!!





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Edited by bobdole (07/29/10 11:31 PM)

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 919099 posted 07/30/10 01:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
my friendly Mistubishi guy should up New turbo manifold, lower heat sheild and hood insulator. Oh and my K&N drop in filter.




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Edited by bobdole (07/30/10 01:13 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 919131 posted 07/30/10 03:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You reordere a stock 1g exhaust manifold? They crack and I bet it was a fortune!

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 919146 posted 07/30/10 03:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yep stock manifold. Got a sweet connection at the dealer



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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 919936 posted 08/03/10 10:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok yesterday I finish sanding the front of the car and battary tray area. Cleaned up all the rust on the battary area and front of the car. Today I am hoping to weld new metal on the lower fender area and inner fender. Then treat with Rust bullet.










Fenders and front bumper showed up from the body shop.








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 920621 posted 08/05/10 05:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Toooo sexxxxyyyy!!! Damn that is coming together better than the factory! Nice work!

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 920813 posted 08/06/10 11:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finished up the front and battary area. No just waiting on the sand plaster/powder coater to finish.










And removed the stock downpipe:



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 920838 posted 08/06/10 01:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What did your process look like to get it from rusty bucket to this immaculate state tools,supplies process etc very impressive.

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 920856 posted 08/06/10 02:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I started by pressure washing the undercarriage and cleaning with Simple Green. Then did some heavy sanding. I also used a wire brush and a wire wheel. Then did 2 coats of Rust Bullet and covered with rubberized undercoating. I replaced alot of parts. I also had alot of parts sand plasted and powder coated.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 920889 posted 08/06/10 04:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks good!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 921010 posted 08/07/10 09:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting bobdole:

I started by pressure washing the undercarriage and cleaning with Simple Green. Then did some heavy sanding. I also used a wire brush and a wire wheel. Then did 2 coats of Rust Bullet and covered with rubberized undercoating. I replaced alot of parts. I also had alot of parts sand plasted and powder coated.




Thanks I think I will be trying to get some of this done soon on my car its not too bad but winter will be here soon..


Edited by Blown1 (08/23/10 01:48 AM)

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bobdole
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 923086 posted 08/16/10 05:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update. Got alot of stuff back from the sand plaster/powder coat.

Started putting the front end back together.

Front bumper support:




Front light brackets


Exhaust heat shield



Battary tray:



Intake box:





Fan braket:


Bolted a few stuff back.








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Edited by bobdole (08/16/10 05:35 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 923105 posted 08/16/10 06:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Had a bad exhaust leak too.









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bobdole
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 923950 posted 08/19/10 09:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Started to put the front bumper back together.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 924031 posted 08/19/10 03:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love this thread!



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bobdole
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 924620 posted 08/21/10 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mounted all the intercooler piping. All except the one between the throttle body and bov. Got to find one.







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Edited by bobdole (08/24/10 01:37 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 926109 posted 08/27/10 08:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Couple updates. Installed the heat shield under the car. Started on the welding but had to stop. I did cut all the rust away on the fenders.








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Edited by bobdole (08/27/10 08:56 PM)

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bobdole
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504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 927872 posted 09/03/10 10:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update:

Got more parts in from Mitsubishi.

Brake dust shields, New Rad hoses and gaskets for the front bumper lights.







Worked more on the welding:








Also took of the side skirts to check for more rust and they look great. So should be good.




Once the welding is complete then I can paint with the Rust Bullet and undercoat.
Also the sways are on there way. So I can put the rear suspension back up.



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Edited by bobdole (01/02/15 09:33 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 927997 posted 09/04/10 04:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You should really be cleaning more before you weld. Weld on rust, you get rust in the weld and no matter how much rust bullet you put on there, it will still be there. This means it will rust out sooner in that same spot. How soon is another question, but it will happen.

Good on you for getting your hands dirty though



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 928003 posted 09/04/10 04:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have used a product called rust mort. Auto paint store's can get order it or it may be available online these days. This can be thinned with water & sprayed into cavities to stop rust & leave a protective coating that will stop it from rusting further. I have used it with great success when replacing panels & wanting to protect the backsides of welds I didn't have good access to. My method was to thin according to directions then use a garden sprayer on wide mist to get back into tight spots & blind cavities. Use it to excess & the metal will not rot from the inside out.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 928018 posted 09/04/10 05:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Great job so far Mr. Dole. That was some exhuast leak.

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