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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031617 posted 11/06/11 08:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finally bought a Galant yesterday. Found this one out in Shawano, WI. near Green Bay. Comes with all I need to put together minus engine, trans, ecu, t-case, and fuel tank and filler neck. Everything I can transfer over will be from my Talon. Anyway, here's a couple pics so far:













Here's just some of the extra parts I got with it:




Plan is to make it a full on year 'round daily driver, just like my talon is....only this shell is about 90% better/rust free.


Edited by 123abc (01/07/12 06:16 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031621 posted 11/06/11 08:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congrats.....Looks like a good winter project. If you need anything from the Indianapolis area let me know if I can help!



EVO III 16G, manifold and O2 housing, 3" exhaust, Evo 9 IC, 3" GM MAF, GM IAT, GM MAP, LC1 wideband, V3 Full, RC 750's, Aeromotive 340 fuel pump, Adj. FPR. Stock internals. Baer front brakes, Evo 9 Ohlin's.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031622 posted 11/06/11 09:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The biggest issue I think I'll have is finding the fuel tank, sending unit, and filler neck. If you have any of those I might be interested.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031626 posted 11/06/11 09:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I haven't owned mine long enough to accumulate spare parts. There are a couple of parts cars in the area, but I haven't been able to contact the owners. When I do i'll see if I can grab those parts as well!



EVO III 16G, manifold and O2 housing, 3" exhaust, Evo 9 IC, 3" GM MAF, GM IAT, GM MAP, LC1 wideband, V3 Full, RC 750's, Aeromotive 340 fuel pump, Adj. FPR. Stock internals. Baer front brakes, Evo 9 Ohlin's.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031671 posted 11/06/11 03:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
filler neck can be bought new from jnz tuning, i just found a galant gsx in a junkyard by searching picknpull.com, try that it might work out for you



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031704 posted 11/06/11 06:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
glad you saved her man.



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90 Nissan Skyline GTR "Tanya"
90 Eclipse GST "Kerri"
91 Galant VR4 "Samara"

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031822 posted 11/07/11 12:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the tip on the filler neck from JNZ, I'll have to look into that.

Took a few more pics after working on it tonight. All the interior is back together except the center console items:



93 headlights ftw:




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031918 posted 11/07/11 04:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice, your already making alot of progress from what it was.



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90 Nissan Skyline GTR "Tanya"
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032098 posted 11/08/11 07:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
congrats

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032132 posted 11/08/11 10:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks! I took a few more pics:



Body is pretty damn straight. There's a few paint scratches down to metal but will be fairly simple to repair:



Worst of the rust is under where the fenders sit. It's the same on both sides, will be stripping it down and painting it tonight:



Engine bay shot again:



I plan to put the DSM ps res. in instead of the 4ws stuff, ABS was already taken out so the seller gave me a non-abs prop valve but I'll need to make 4 new lines. Will a DSM engine harness work with the stock Galant gauges without too much work? I want to make it easy and swap my Talon's harness that I've gone through and re- routed.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032141 posted 11/08/11 11:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great! The DSM harness will work, as long as its from a '91+ dsm. The tach will not work on the galant with a signal from the '90 harness. I think its from the transistor pack or something related with the ignition system.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032147 posted 11/08/11 11:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cool, my talon is a 91 so it'll be fine then. I the harness on my DSM through a hole I cut next to the shifter cables. Much cleaner setup:




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032154 posted 11/08/11 11:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Glad to see you finishing putting it back together! Looking great. Fyi, you can use the front brake lines out of your talon or any dsm instead of making new ones. They follow the correct route and work fine.



1997 Eclipse GSX - sold
2004 Evo RS
1996 Eclipse Spyder AWD - sold
555/2000 NB - 286,000 miles - sold
713/1000 KG - sold
1945/2000 BG - sold
1803/2000 SW RHD - sold
1049/2000 - sold

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1032390 posted 11/09/11 10:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My talon had ABS when I got it so it has different lines from stock anyway. I want to make new lines as the ones on the talon are old. All I did with them was take some of the original lines and cut, bend, and re-flare them to work.

Finished up the quick rust prevention on the major spots. Now I can put the fenders, side skirts, and doglegs on.








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033055 posted 11/12/11 08:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car is going together pretty smooth. Got the fenders, side skirts and the piece between the bumper and the headlights on as well:







And of course, one more of the interior:



This weekend the goal is to have the engine harness out, and replace the front subframe with another one from a DSM that I know will not give me ps rack leaks or any other issues. I have poly bushings for it too.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033348 posted 11/13/11 07:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was able to drop the old subframe and install a DSM subframe and rack with new poly bushings. I cleaned it up and sprayed it with truck bed coating:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1034005 posted 11/16/11 09:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yay for wire harness work.



Decided to go through and repair the original harness instead of swapping my DSM harness over. There's a few plugs I'll need to replace, along with some very stiff wires, but it's all here. I also plan to mount the battery low where the vapor canister use to sit, rather than mounting it in the rear. Being a four door with a usable trunk, seems silly to stuff a battery back there.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035615 posted 11/23/11 10:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update, relocated the washer bottle to where it should be(where the junk abs motor sat), going to try and fit a dsm washer bottle instead so it'll be easier to fill. Also just about finished up the wire harness, removed a few un-needed things, ran the stock mafs wires and plug to the glove box then ran a gm maf plug where it should be (I put my translator box in the glove box). Also ran a power wire to where the battery will sit. Still need to put some 2g injector clips in the harness, as well as replace the cas plug and the o2 sensor plug, and put together the starter harness.



I've also changed my mind about the ps res. I originally was going to use the DSM bottle, but decided to plug the un-used ports on the vr4 res. so I can keep the low fluid light.



EDIT: Woot! The fuel tank and sending unit just arrived.





Edited by 123abc (11/23/11 10:46 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037494 posted 12/02/11 10:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finishing up the paint on a few pieces for the front end, such as control arms, dr side north/south piece, and a couple brackets. Also fabbed up a prototype bumper support for the front since I didn't get the crash beam with the car. Gotta trim some excess material, do some final welding to make it strong, and throw paint on it. Here's a pic of the car with the bumper on:



I also bought a remanned 3g brake master cylinder and so far its almost bolt on. Will need to make the two lines from the master to the prop valve.


Edited by 123abc (12/02/11 10:30 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038004 posted 12/05/11 10:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Couple more pics:



Badge back where it belongs:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038091 posted 12/05/11 06:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm a little late to the party but the dsm and gvr4 wiring harnesses do not match up to well they have different lengths for the positioning of the in the interior etc.

This is fairly inspiring to see someone put one back together, I have a fully caged car thats a shell just waiting to be put together (maybe someday)

Good luck with this!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038222 posted 12/06/11 09:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This looks awesome! Great work! I was just too tired of working on alll mine to put this back together. Glad to see this and 1049 being put back together. Keep up the good work, sir!!



1997 Eclipse GSX - sold
2004 Evo RS
1996 Eclipse Spyder AWD - sold
555/2000 NB - 286,000 miles - sold
713/1000 KG - sold
1945/2000 BG - sold
1803/2000 SW RHD - sold
1049/2000 - sold

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038237 posted 12/06/11 11:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys! As it sits, the car is ready for the transplant to happen. I was also able to find a 92 center section so I now have 92 tails on the back.



There are a few misc pieces im still needing, but Im going to try swapping over the following off my talon:

-fuel filler neck
-fuel door release latch and cable
-trunk release cable
-washer fluid bottle

If anyone can offer some insight on the first two, I'd appreciate it, as those are the two most important.


Edited by 123abc (12/11/11 05:14 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038612 posted 12/07/11 11:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Was just up in my garage attic a few minutes ago and found a gas door/trunk release lever and cables. Best offer with shipping and will send it out Friday. And may have a galant washer bottle in what's left of my parts car. Again throw me an offer with shipping.



1997 Eclipse GSX - sold
2004 Evo RS
1996 Eclipse Spyder AWD - sold
555/2000 NB - 286,000 miles - sold
713/1000 KG - sold
1945/2000 BG - sold
1803/2000 SW RHD - sold
1049/2000 - sold


Edited by 4wheelsqueal (12/07/11 11:08 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040056 posted 12/14/11 10:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Cars outside waiting for the weekend to come so I can start transfering parts.





Nice to see the car not in my cramped garage.

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