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Re: 1635/2000 Build up thread!


stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 936437 posted 10/03/10 06:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Little update. I'm missing some pictures but deal with it.

93 headlights i got from the junkyard (thanks james for sending me there!)



Ordered new tie rod ends, tie rods, sway bar end links and ball joints cause the old ones were junk...




Lookie what I found in my car!




When you have good friends, they install it for you!



Still a long way to go but a start for now!


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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 936438 posted 10/03/10 06:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So heres the to-do list before the car gets turned over-

-Install transfer case
-Install front axles, tie rods and ends, end links, etc.
-Hook up connections and order 45 degree fitting for line to fuel rail
-Install intercooler and piping
-Install radiator and plumbing
-Attach front bumper securely
-Fill oil, tranny, brake, coolant, rear end, transfer case fluids

Its not much of a list, but tackling it one at a time will help. Im hoping next weekend I can knock some of this stuff out. And that is just to start the car! Evo suspension will be installed after the car runs along with interior needs to be addressed.


Edited by stealthtt24 (02/21/11 03:28 PM)

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 945959 posted 11/03/10 10:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well the rear end is in for the most part, just waiting for the axle clip to come in the mail and add some fluid (see other thread). Today I started to tackle the front suspension but didn't get very far. I think I'm going to have to stop and order brake parts. I'm pretty bummed cause I was hoping I could address this issue after the car ran but now its a lot worse than I thought.

I'm almost sure that the brakes all the way around are done for. Calipers, rotors, pads, lines. Like I said in the beginning the car is a flood victim and I don't think I should take the chance. So I know for sure I'm going to order SS lines, i've got two brand new rear rotors, but stuck on the calipers and pads. Like I said I want to replace all 4 calipers and new pads, what do you guys think for the calipers? No autox or road course, just some track days a few times out of the year and fun driving. Looking for ease of install (ie no 3kgt swap) and OK on the wallet. I'd like to order them all (calipers and pads) from the same place. Rockauto has a shit ton of choices or I could skip up to Advance and see what brands they have. Advice please! Forgot to mention, when the car was being towed onto the flatbed to come home, the brakes (and any other time its been pushed) have always locked up on us.




This is what all the rotors/calipers look like.

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951976 posted 11/23/10 11:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A little progress. For the calipers, I went with rebuilt Cardone and having my friend paint them black. Pads, I researched a bit on the boards and picked up Wagner ThermoQuiets, $60 online for fronts and rears! Bought some used rear Brembo rotors and SS brake lines. Now its time to play the waiting game. Waiting on the SS lines, rear rotors, and my friend to clean up the front knuckles and paint the calipers. Pretty much finished the install of the tie rods, end links, and ball joints. Not that bad of a job, although I'm having a bit of a problem getting the ball joint boots on. Also, I'm putting this in here as a reminder to myself. Find a grease gun and grease the tie rods, end link and joints!

I've got vacation coming up next week and I'm hoping to complete the brake install and figure out my stupid rear end axle problem. Then after that its working under the hood!




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Barnes
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908/1000
237/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951977 posted 11/23/10 11:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Holy rap your driveshaft yoke is rusted to hell. Please don't put that back in your transfer case.



-Jon Barnes
#580/2000 (Long Gone)
#908/1000 Black (Sold)
#237/2000 White

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951980 posted 11/23/10 12:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I won't, that's the downside to saving a flood victim car. I'll be taking this to it shortly...




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Barnes
Firechicken
908/1000
237/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951983 posted 11/23/10 12:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I dunno man. It might be shot. Unless you get that sucker smooth the seal won't last long, or seal at all. A t-case recall kit is cheap and includes a brand new yoke and universal joint. You might wanna look into that first.



-Jon Barnes
#580/2000 (Long Gone)
#908/1000 Black (Sold)
#237/2000 White

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 952242 posted 11/24/10 03:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
At least get it off the ground, you're running your driveshaft bushings with it just hanging there...



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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 957204 posted 12/13/10 02:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Other than trying to get the driver side axle in and figure out these MOOG ball joint boots (will not fit over the freaking ball joints...) I'm just waiting on my friend to finish painting my front knuckles and calipers. Once that's done, I can install the brakes and get this thing off JSB. Through the downtime, I've cleaned the end of the drive shaft, purchased my suspension , and installed SS brake lines. Been under the hood as well cleaning up the dirty as bolts with the wire wheel.

$150 picked up for the EVO 9 RS suspension!





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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965282 posted 01/24/11 01:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Little bit of an update. Going to install the rear end this week, still waiting on my friend to paint the font knuckles and calipers. He's taking forever! On to pics.

Got my transfer case blasted then found some caliper paint in my roommates garage space. Results?





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965968 posted 01/27/11 07:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's finally in! Spent some of my day off getting this bad boy secured, not much fun doing it by yourself! My calipers are done being painted and the front knuckles will be done Friday. Hoping next week I can have the brakes hooked up and have the car off jackstands. Then I'll start getting things hooked in the engine!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966216 posted 01/29/11 10:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
going to look sexy with a new fmic

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966832 posted 02/01/11 04:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally got my calipers back from my friend. Unfortunately he hasn't finished my front hubs so I have to wait to install the front calipers. Got the rears bolted on and the only thing that concerns me is the lack of play for the SS line from the caliper to where it bolts on at the strut. I'll get some pics of that and the install this weekend. Also, I forgot to give him the rear caliper brackets to paint so they mismatch




Edited by stealthtt24 (02/01/11 04:46 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 971479 posted 02/21/11 03:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the compliments guys. Got my knuckles back from my friend all painted, that was about the only good news.



Attempted to throw these bad boys on and ran into a few problems. First, the bolts that go thru the spindle and hold the caliper brackets on are gone and cannot be found. No biggie, trip to ACE solved that. Second, my fucking tie rods don't fit . I could take a pic but basically the space after the thread will not go thru the knuckle. I keep all car receipts and ill have to look that over again. Third, when I try and tighten down my ball joint nut, the thread keeps spinning. Just did a search and saw that I need to jack up on the control arm then tighten. Two problems down one to go...

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972380 posted 02/24/11 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got some work done on the turd. I would be done with the brakes but I lost two caliper bracket bolts so I have to wait till Monday cause I work this weekend The two biggest problems I've found (this is my first rebuild/project undertaken) is lost bolts and waiting on parts!

Didn't have a driver side axle so ordered an A1 Cardone axle from Rockauto, sweet! Got the driver side brakes all bolted up and installed the passenger side axle. Now just waiting on the bolts to finish the passenger side brakes, then the axle. Once that's all set I will source a grease gun, bleed the brakes, and I will finally get to start under the hood!



Edited by stealthtt24 (02/24/11 02:28 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972390 posted 02/24/11 02:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Should have bagged and labeled parts/bolts. That what I do so I don't lose things.

So far so good man. I plan to swapping out the brakes on my GVR4 to something nicer when I have to do the bearings.



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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972401 posted 02/24/11 03:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did, the problem came when I would take on a section of the car (ie the rear brakes) and I would assume it would take one day. It wouldn't, and I ASSumed I would remember what bolts went where.

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972985 posted 02/27/11 03:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
To do list as of 03/29/11:

-Hook up clutch master/slave connections
-Install transfer case
-Hook up all loose connections
-Extend alternator plug
-Order 45 degree fitting for line to fuel rail
-Install radiator and intercooler/piping
-Attach front/rear bumper securely
-Fill oil, transmission, coolant, transfer case fluids

To do after start up:
-Boost leak test
-Tune!
-Install pods and gauges (boost, wideband, oil pressure, water temp)
-Relocate battery to trunk
-Fab cold air intake
-Install radio and GReddy boost controller
-Window tint!
-Install Evo 8/9 shocks/springs
-Install meth injection
-Switch to SD/buy Dsmlink V3

As you can see, after the car starts, I still have a lot to do. My main goal is just to get it driveable then worry about all the other little stuff.


Edited by stealthtt24 (04/12/11 03:07 PM)

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stealthtt24
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 980706 posted 03/29/11 12:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Got a few things done so far today, would like to get so more knocked out since its nice outside. Installed the driver side axle, fixed my loose ebrake cable (although the driver side seems to still not be working...), and bled the front brakes. Here she is after a much needed bath...






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