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1772/2000: A love story


weirdbeard
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204046 posted 03/16/15 02:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey, ladies and gents
So technically I am a newbie here still, but I have been a long time lurker.
I am no stranger to forums, DSMs, modded vehicles, turbos, etc. However I am fresh meat as far as gvr4 is concerned so I am free game. I tend to like obscure vehicles and I believe gvr4's fit the bill.

I was seriously on the hunt for a vr4 for the past 2 years. The only problem was that there have been very few for sale locally and I couldn't justify shipping one at the time.

I check the boards almost daily but got caught up with school and didn't come on for a few weeks. This is when 1772 was posted by Josh. I have a search saved on craigslist so whenever vr4 is posted it notifies me and this is when I first saw it.

After looking at 1772 the first time I pretty much knew I was going to buy it, however I just wanted to check it out a second time to look it over a little more thoroughly.

It must be a midwest thing, but Josh drove the car to my house both times and let me check the car out in the comforts of my own house. This definitely made the process more comfortable.

We worked a deal out and I picked it up a couple days before my 30th birthday call it a midlife crisis if you will haha.

A few pics to keep your attention.

The first time Josh came over. I wanted to take a pic to mess with my buddies, and I told them I bought it.


The next day after we swapped the carbon fiber hood on


and another



I have put about 150 miles on it in the last 3 days and I am loving it. I do not plan on doing anything major to it in the immediate future however(sorry fellas). I am just going to try and enjoy driving it on the weekends and do some maintenance things, along with getting some powder coating done to the suspension which is mildly rusty.


I still need to come up with a solid game plan, but for the mean time this thread will serve as a way to document what happens to 1772/2000.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204058 posted 03/16/15 09:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
congrats, you have a great car that was owned by a very competent member. you have yourself a great starting point. as for not modding it, good. its super hard and rare to find an unmolested clean example such as this car.



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weirdbeard
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204152 posted 03/16/15 10:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I definitely agree. I have been clocking some miles on it for sure.

The 4ws lines are leaking pretty good so I think eliminating the 4ws will be my first major mod.

I was talking with Josh today and we have similar goals for 1772. I want to focus more on resto-modding it.

I am not really into drag racing or auto-x so I want to make it a GT car.

School is getting pretty intense so it is making it difficult to really get much done.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204154 posted 03/16/15 10:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204158 posted 03/16/15 11:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Josh I a good friend and a true mitsu enthusiast. Happy the car found a suitable owner that will take care of it. I'll be keeping tabs on this thread to see where things go. Now buy those futuras!



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weirdbeard
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204161 posted 03/16/15 11:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Definitely.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204187 posted 03/17/15 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congratulations! It is a great looking car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204188 posted 03/17/15 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congrats, and by the way, I hope your not thinking 30 is mid-life.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204239 posted 03/17/15 09:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey, If I make it to 60 I think that will be pretty darn good, haha.

Drove her to school today. She appreciates the covered parking I am sure, it is already getting way too hot here in AZ.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204306 posted 03/18/15 05:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welp, the timing belt tensioner decided it didn't want to work anymore. I caught it early so I am hoping nothing was destroyed.

Josh and I are going to swap it out on Sunday with a new OEM one.


Also my son approves of the vr4. He actually loves it which is surprising.


I also decided to kick the GTO out of the garage and let the vr4 get some shelter. It started raining here and I got it in right before



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204309 posted 03/18/15 05:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You got a smart boy there.



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weirdbeard
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204360 posted 03/19/15 04:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here's a video of the noise. keep your fingers crossed it just the tensioner.



Watch "Galant vr4 4g63 rattling noise from engine." on YouTube
Galant vr4 4g63 rattling noise from engine.: click

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204389 posted 03/19/15 10:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did you sell your Forester? That was a sweet ride.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204390 posted 03/19/15 10:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes I did. Sold it to my roommate and he drove it to california to its new home.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204399 posted 03/20/15 03:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Some grossness that was bothering me. Ripped the seats out, going to clean up all the rust and replace all the hardware. I pulled up the carpet and there was no rust anywhere
Vacuumed it out and going to shampoo it tomorrow. The original owner was not so good at keeping their coffee inside the cup. Sooo many stains. Hopefully the shampooing gets it all out.








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Edited by weirdbeard (03/20/15 03:13 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204401 posted 03/20/15 06:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd pull the carpet and check for more rust. That's a considerable amount of rust for being in the cabin. Looks to me like the carpet got wet at some point...A spilled cup of coffee doesn't do that.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204403 posted 03/20/15 07:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's pretty typical of midwest/north snow/slush/salt rust on the seat tracks, though a little worse than I have seen in my cars.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204413 posted 03/20/15 08:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
while the carpets are out you should get some RIT dye and refresh the color of the carpet. i did mine in black about 25k miles ago and there still looking great.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204424 posted 03/20/15 10:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You know I thought about dying the carpet. I was just trying to do a quick clean and didn't want it to end up taking multiple days. But I will do some quick research on it.

And carpet was pulled all the way to center console and I saw no signs of rust.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204425 posted 03/20/15 11:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
took me 2 days. day 1 and night 1 was clean carpet with power washer and put in 20 gallon bucket with 3-4 packets of rit dye. let sit. before i went to bed i flipped the carpet around. day 2 woke up early and flipped again, i waited till 11 pulled the carpet rinsed it off and let sit in the sun all day. by the end of the day it was dry enough to reinstall in the car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204427 posted 03/20/15 11:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For cleaning grease stains and dirt, go to the dollar store and buy some stuff called. Awesome cleaner. Looks like this:



Stuff is absolutly amazing. It cleans stuff so well. better than simple green, and only a 1 dollar for spray bottle. Plus it's super concentrated. So it lasts.

I use it in my steam cleaner for my house carpets and it does better than the bissel cleaner at 20 bucks a half gallon.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204428 posted 03/20/15 12:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dye the carpet... you won't regret the two days of work you put in.

Before:


After:


Edited by badams (03/20/15 12:06 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204429 posted 03/20/15 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that the black, or navy blue?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1204431 posted 03/20/15 12:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That was black dye. The lighting in the picture makes it look navy though.


Edited by badams (03/20/15 12:34 PM)

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Looks real nice.



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