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Thread: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification

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    1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification

    Every since I was about 12 or so I have had a thing for old Mitsubishi's, particually 2 doors. My first sighting at 12 was a 1960's Colt and I was in love.
    Since seeing a Galant Hardtop in the late 80's I have wanted one. I searched long and hard for the 'right' car and eventually found it in 2004.
    It was a one owner vehicle with less than 100,000k's (70,000mls) on the clock and had never been damaged. I drove it for about 3 months until the poor old engine started to get smokey. It then was put into storage until I had the time it deserved.
    So about 18 months ago I pulled my Galant out of dry storage and took it to a shed I was renting to start stripping it for refurbishment.



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    I will try to get the pics in the right order, lol

    Started dismantling




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    I am very lucky that the car was very straight and just about rust free.

    Started body work




    I want the end product to be very Japanese but look a bit like it was done up in the late 70's and preserved

    Fitting the NOS mirrors




    Removing gaurd mounted blinkers



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    Time for some paint Thats the old guy I was renting the shed from, not me :lol:





    Removed battery tray



    Nice clean boot floor

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    I will be replacing the stock 13" wheels with some 15x8" wheels once they have been refurbished and widened



    This is how I want them to look when finished


    Adding some red highlights



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    Had my front suspension upgraded to later model struts and had them modified to coil overs




    Slotted brake upgrade


    Centre exhaust mod

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    This is how it is sitting at the moment.




    Fancy red carpet


    I bought a mint dash pad as mine was ruined


    I have bought a Starion to strip the motor and gearbox out of for the Hardtop



    I think thats about it up to date. Any feedback is welcomed

    Regards
    Jason

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    Exellent work at this time, very good !!!

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    Very nicely done! That thing is going to be a lot of fun with Starion power.
    Can't wait to see more!

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    Hopefully I will have the engine and box out of the Starion this weekend, throw some new rings, barings and gaskets at it, paint it up and should be in the Galant by the end of July.

    Scored some JDM tail lights for it, they need some work but will look sweet when finished.

    Laid out with the stock Australian lights


    How they will look after a referb

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