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148/1000 has a new home


DerekCasey
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244111 posted 09/16/18 07:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey everyone,

My name is Derek and I just purchased 148/1000 from drifter148. It was in an accident in 2008 and has been in the garage since then. She needs a partial front clip replacement (getting that from 100/2000, its only non-rusty area) and hope to have this up and running by the shootout. Super-clean otherwise. I hope to learn a bunch on the VR4's (I used to have a 92 Talon AWD, but sold it a few years ago). My username may be familiar as I am the oldest of THOMCASEYs sons. We now have 5 GVR4's in the fam, bit it will be parred down to 4 once 100/2000 is dismantled. 148's interior is super clean, as is the rest o the car. She also came with a complete ORIGINAL drivetrain with less than 1600 miles on the rebuild of the ORIGINAL motor. Has working AC, cruise and a leak-free AWS system. Less than 98k on the chassis. Fortunately, we already have fenders, bumper and hood on hand.

A few pics of the car:





'92 GVR4, 148/1000 (Work in progress)
'04 Lexus IS300 (My DD)
'10 Acura MDX (Wife's whip)

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fuel
"Just to be pedantic!"


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244112 posted 09/16/18 10:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome! And congrats on the purchase of the fine Mitsubishi specimen - it would be very interesting to follow the restoration progress!



'91 E39A Galant VR-4 Evolution | '80 A164A Eterna GSR Turbo

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DerekCasey
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244114 posted 09/16/18 12:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fortunately the damages area is in front of the strut towers. Will be a first for us in this type of restoration.



'92 GVR4, 148/1000 (Work in progress)
'04 Lexus IS300 (My DD)
'10 Acura MDX (Wife's whip)

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Eztoril
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1450/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244115 posted 09/16/18 04:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome and another congrats. When you get her buttoned up, you guys should do a family video of these cars.

Here is another family that owns the same cars, do something similar.

Bmw e28 family

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turbowop
Hard Snarker
1051/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244131 posted 09/17/18 11:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Jeez, we have generations of family on this forum now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244136 posted 09/18/18 09:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey Mark, you’re still a whipper snapper, you haven’t earned the right to feel ‘old’ yet lol.



Getting old sucks ... but it sure beats the alternative !!!

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thomcasey
I ain't no puny human
866/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1246240 posted 06/01/19 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We cut off the front of 100/2000 so it can be donated to 148. Cut the radiator core support off 148. Have to do a pull on the passenger frame rail, then we can splice in a replacement for the crushed bumper mount ends.

Donor from 100/2000


Core support removed from 148/1000



Thom
866/1000 (PTE 1200's, billet 20g+, DSMLink v3, eagle/ross, .020 over, 272's, GC/AGX Coilovers)

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1246255 posted 06/02/19 11:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is awesome. Looking forward to seeing more progress on the restoration.



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

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1246299 posted 06/08/19 08:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome, looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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thomcasey
I ain't no puny human
866/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247547 posted 10/21/19 11:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It has been a minute or two since we have made progress on this. This is now ready to grind some welds and paint the welded areas. Got everything matched and welded on.

Mostly welded up


Weight test, jumped up and down on it for a while and remeasured, The jumper here is the son that did the welding


Front temporarily assembled



Thom
866/1000 (PTE 1200's, billet 20g+, DSMLink v3, eagle/ross, .020 over, 272's, GC/AGX Coilovers)

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247639 posted 11/03/19 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Damn, what a job. It's pretty legit to see you salvaging what would have been scrapped by most people. Good progress!



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

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transparentdsm
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138/2000


152/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247645 posted 11/04/19 04:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, way to go glad to see another vr4 saved from the scrappers.



138/2000
152/1000

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thomcasey
I ain't no puny human
866/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247646 posted 11/04/19 07:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
We are calling ourselves "Sketchy auto-works", lol. I am amazed we were able to get everything lined up by using a Harbor Freight ram puller, 5.5 ton trucker chain, a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer to pull from and a 2013 Ford Explorer as an anchor. Plus a big hammer and Eastwood MIG welder. $600 total in equipment vs $1500 at a shop, not including transportation. Plus I have a decent welder and some other tools to keep. I wouldn't say it would have the same crash test results as factory, but it is 27 years old and will just be a weekend warrior. Should do nicely.



Thom
866/1000 (PTE 1200's, billet 20g+, DSMLink v3, eagle/ross, .020 over, 272's, GC/AGX Coilovers)

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