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 Post subject: 75wagon's 75 GC Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:07 am 
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Hi all, I'm a moderator on another forum. burabuda invited me to join JNC so here I am.
Here are some pics of my car. I've done a bare metal respray on it. I've fitted factory twin carbs, 5 speed, recaro seats, sports wheel, and 13 x 6 Cheviot Hustlers (1970's rims) to keep with the 70's theme of my build. I've just recently fitted a factory tacho and have custom made myself some wheel centres.
I've done everything on the car myself, and I mean everything. From the paint and panel, to the mechanical.
I will post some pix shortly.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:07 am 
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Here's some pix of the car
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:10 am 
Very nice! Especially jealous of the dash. :tu: I also have a 75' Wagon and would love if it was just as clean. Working on it but not there yet. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:35 am 
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nice 8)
so it's the gs wagon that mitsu never built? :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:33 pm 
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burabuda wrote:
nice 8)
so it's the gs wagon that mitsu never built? :)

That's it, that is exactly what i tried to build. I said that on SG, and they didn't know what I was talking about.
I'll get some more pix up of it a bit later, I'll put up some of the build shots.

Thanx for the comments Datsunrides and burabuda .
I bought the car in 2004, it was left to the guy I bought it off in a will. The previous owner was the original owner. It had 96000km's which I'm confident were original. The paint was shot, and so was the motor. The water jacket in the rear of the head had corroded away and it had been driven like that for a while I think because No.4 cylinder was worn out. You could have rented the car to a local disco for a smoke machine. :lol:
The guy I bought it off gave up on it because he couldn't get a motor for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:46 pm 
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hey you deserve props simply for not running 18" rims :lol:

(we like to (gently) tease the aussies about ths phenomena)


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My mate has 17's on his Datsun 1600 (sorry 510), I know what you mean. That's part of the reason I haven't gone down the path of putting a 2.6 in it. I want to keep those wheels. The larger discs wouldn't fit in there. I've had these rims since 1994. I have had a lot of offers to sell them, but I just can't do it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:58 pm 
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I was having a look around this site last nite, about 8 hrs ago. You guys have some good stuff on here. I hope it's alright, I copied some of your pics and posted them on SG. I thought the Aussie boys would like them. If anything it's a bit of a teaser for them to look here.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:13 pm 
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no prob. our forum is really a reflection of the jnc magazine. we make no attempt at comprehensive coverage of any one make/model, and love to link up with specialty sites and they to us :tu:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Here are some build shots of my car. It took me three years to finally paint it. I stripped the car back to bare metal a panel at a time, file finished and filled as necessary. This car had had more hits than Elvis I think. Not a single panel was straight. Luckily only one little patch of rust in the left rear guard, just behind the rear wheel, about the size of your thumbnail. I cut it out, welded it up, and treated the area with fish oil.
I changed the colour of the car to one off a Kia (do you get them in the us?). My inspiration was a colour from one of my sons toy cars. I took it to the auto paint shop and asked them to find the nearest they had to it. I hated the original colour, but I wanted something that would look at home on it. I hope I succeeded.
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I stripped out everything to paint it, the only thing left in the car was the exhaust and the rear axle assembly.
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I finally got around to doing something with my wheel centres, It's about time because I've had the wheels for 15 years. I cut and hand filed aluminium sheet, drilled and polished. Then made some logos for the centre (I'm a signwiter so it made it easy). It's 3 colours of signwriting vinyl with a layer of clear vinyl to protct them. I'm happy with the result. They look better in real life than pix.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Here are some youtube links that my car features in:
September sigma-galant cruise
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOFLRLdzDsU
December sigma-galant cruise
- Part 1..........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiz-EAUX3UQ
- Part 2..........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfig1op-KDQ&feature=autofb

We got another cruise that I'm organising for the 14th of Feb, anyone with early Mitsubishi's near Sydney Australia is welcome http://www.sigma-galant.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=3000

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:49 pm 
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wow, yeah i don't think we'd ever have that many old school mitsu's in one place :?
btw, what green did you respray?


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Hi Dave :D
Its webby from SG, I've been on here a little while but never check it lol


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Hey webby...
How many old school Mitsu fans have we got on here?
Enough for a cruise? I'd love to see some pix from a US Mitsu cruise. :tu:
I suppose the biggest issue with the US is the distance between members.
What about members from other countries though? I see there are a few from the Philippines on here. Anyone interested in putting some of their cruise pix up on SG for the Aussie boys to see. Or just point me to the links on here and I'll link them to SG. I've seen a few posts that are interesting, but with everything under the one heading "Mitsubishi Garage" it make it harder (slower) to wade through the old posts.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:26 pm 
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75wagon wrote:
Hey webby...
How many old school Mitsu fans have we got on here?
Enough for a cruise? I'd love to see some pix from a US Mitsu cruise.


If you are willing to let in the Starion guys, there's enough. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:46 pm 
I know there are a few around the SF bay area, but for whatever reason, it's not easy to get a group together. Heck, the biggest japanese car show on the west coast (whole country?) struggles to get more than 5! (not counting Starions) I've got 2 myself.

75' Wagon
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72' Coupe
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The wagon has a 4G64/5 speed swapped in while the 72' is stock (for now).

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We've got a few Starions on our site. I'm sure that would be OK. :tu: We'd still want to see some early stuff with it though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:33 pm 
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What are the wheels on the yellow 75 wagon off? I like them. And I wish we got the early Galants/ Colts in the 2 door shape here.
Here is a pic of my almost completed 73 GB that I did up back in 1994. I wanted something different and bright colours were the in thing back in the early 90's here. :oops: Note. same wheels as my wagon. I just couldn't bring myself to sell them..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:15 pm 
Those are 15" wheels from a 280ZX turbo, commonly called snowflakes here. Another nice thing is you can fit the stock horse centercaps to these wheels. Fit like they belong there! What became of the GB?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:35 pm 
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that pinkish 4dr is on your forum with a new owner isn't it?

australia got the ga/b wagon?

i used to see one in my town a few years ago driven by an oldie, but it's disappeared, and i've never seen another one


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