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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:54 am 
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Even the Colt forums like 4g61t.org don't include the Colt Galant/Lancers as part of them, they start their Colt "family" with the 80s Mirage based cars. :| We're only welcome here, SG and ClassicColt lol, though a lot of the guys on ratsun.net dig our cars :mrgreen:.

It's all good though really, because out of the endless sea of Dattos and Toyotas at meets, when a Nostalgic Mitsu arrives they turn heads anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:46 pm 
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mitsu corp screwed up big time with the handling of their motors division
especially with its emphasis on captive exports
worse still is the general neglect of the mm by the parent company
completely missed the bus on establishing export brand presence & recognition
(my guess is they never really cared. remember, the automotive is only a fraction of the parent giant)


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:51 pm 
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I gotta say I did like the attention the hardtop got on Sunday. I went to a Street Machine show n shine and even thought the spectators were there to see the Mustang's, Falcon's, Torana, Hotrods and many American muscle cars a few people still stopped and walked around it, at least 6 or 7 took pics and you could see discussions about what it was, lol.
All this and I wasn't even in the show, this was in the car park :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:16 pm 
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^see maybe that's the irony is that people go ape when they see an old mitsu nowadays. never even realized there was such a thing rwd old school galants 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:41 pm 
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I get a few people around here or even one of the base cops say "man! My parents used to have one of these" or "I haven't seen one of these in years!".

However, yes most people nowadays can't even grasp the concept that Galants and Lancers have been around since the 70s :lol:. Early Galant Wagons....Pre-Legnums!

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:27 pm 
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matt wrote:
^see maybe that's the irony is that people go ape when they see an old mitsu nowadays. never even realized there was such a thing rwd old school galants 8)


While this is great, one in ten "I haven't seen one of these in years" gets followed by "so what kind of datsun is it?" :roll:

I don't want to sound like I'm having a whine though. I thinks its great! There's a lot of people with certain Japanese classics that don't quite get it. Here in Australia that's very true with just about every hotted up KE70 or fluro pink RX2 or Datsun 1200 Ute with a ridiculously over turbo'd SR20. Not pigeonhole-ing owners of those cars by any means but there seems to be a direct relationship between the angle of their hat and their passion for classic Japanese cars.
But when I meet someone with a classic mitsu they always seem to be so much more genuine in their passion for J-tin, not just mitsu either.

Hope I don't come off as elitist after saying that :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 pm 
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Lol well the few times I've had people say either of those things was one their parents had a wagon with the wood grain option :shock: and the other used to own one a long time ago. Though you are right a good percentage of people do think it's a datto often enough.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:50 am 
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Got my JNC t-shirt and stickers in the mail today. Pics tomorrow it is 9:30pm here now, lol

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:51 am 

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It's still too high man. :lol:
Been following the build over on S-G, great to see it finally on the road :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Yeah it needs more low at the back. I had fitted a EX Lancer diff I bought but it shit itself with in 500m so I guess I got done on that deal :( so it is running the stock diff at the moment. Once the EX diff is rebuilt it will bring the back down 1 1/2 - 2 inches :tu:
But ..... I have just bought some flares so looks like the 15x8's on the back will be going on the front and get the front ones re barreled to 15x10 for the rear :shock:
This is all my winter project, car runs out of rego in about 4 weeks so I will pull it off of the road for 6 months, fix a few little bits, fit the rebuilt EX diff, fit the flares, new front gaurds and bonnet, get the rims altered and should all be ready for rego in September/October :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:42 pm 

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:tu: :tu:
I like these plans :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:50 pm 
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More pics, got my JNC stickers in place. In the close up you can see my reflection wearing my JNC t-shirt, lol

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Another fantastic South Australian day, look at that sky 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:24 pm 
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you sir are equipped! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Flares? orly?

This I'm interested to see. There's always talk about putting them on a Galant but no one has actually tried (that I've seen anyway)

Where are you getting your wheels re barreled? I've been wanting to get some done so I can have some cheap race wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:13 pm 
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I got the rears done by GalPro, they used to be Galaxy Wheels and made chrome steelies (modgies) back in the day, lol
http://www.galproeng.com.au/
I will probably go there again if he can do 15x10 for me :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:50 am 
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My first attempt at arty farty pics, lol. Mailny just messing with focus :P
Some look good some show up defects and some show how shitty my paint job is, lol

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Sadly the Colt badges I bought were about 2mm to narrow and didn't hide the holes in the rear panel :think: I decided to use a Galant badge in the same script as the fender badges instead

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:35 pm 
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A fellow http://sigma-galant.com member has made me some very professional looms to use my new headlights, H4 55/60w hi-lows and 150w high's.
He has incorporated a low relay, a hi-low relay and a high relay.
This is all run from an auxiliary fuse box taking power directly from the battery; I have also run the thermo fan through there too.
The very cool loom just plugs directly into the factory hi-low plug so all can be returned to stock if ever needed.
I still need to do the final taping but I wanted you to see how good the looms are, with proper plugs, soldering and heat shrink, I would have twisted and taped :P
Went for a drive last night and F*CK ME, I knew the sealed beams were shit but seriously, on hi beam it is pure day light a good 30m ahead and still bright for what seems miles ahead. I have seen dedicated spotlights that aren't this good.
Now pics :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:13 am 
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Looking great Jason! I wish my Horse head Grill emblem wasn't broken. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:20 pm 

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I saw you this last Sat car looks even better then on photos :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Galant Hardtop rebuild / modification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Cheers, Chuxa. I hope I was driving sensibly, lol

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