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post Sep 22, 2012 - 6:43 PM
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Why... Hello there:




Stamped mounts cleaned up, test fitted, ready for tack welding and proper welding which will happen tomorrow..


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post Sep 22, 2012 - 7:43 PM
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Impressive.


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post Sep 24, 2012 - 11:04 AM
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I was surprised how flammable the sound deadening was and how much it affected the ability to weld... we ended up getting an area hot and just scraping the goo off with a flat blade... carpet has been removed... black carpet is waiting in the wings.


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post Oct 9, 2012 - 7:10 AM
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coming along nicely!


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post Oct 12, 2012 - 1:11 PM
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Here is some underbody work...

The welds might not look very pretty but considering the work space and area welded, they will do just fine.






First coat of POR-15



I am very excited that I had the original drive shaft mounts - this came out very well.

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post Oct 12, 2012 - 1:31 PM
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Looking good! It's coming along pretty quickly.


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post Oct 14, 2012 - 7:40 PM
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Looks good. Probably a lot easier than what I did, having to make the mounts. Wish I was able to get my hands on the tunnel piece you had.

I've been busy... working on my trailer, took the deck off and POR15'd the underside. The trailer was a rusty mess, the entire deck was flaking. I also built a giant compartment under the deck, to keep spare parts in.

I might have to do another rally car. A friend rolled his last month out near seattle. Neon SRT4 with about 350 HP. For a 2wd rally car it's a beast.


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post Oct 14, 2012 - 8:04 PM
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nice work with the oem mounts!!!
post Nov 11, 2012 - 7:21 PM
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Not very exciting... been busy with gradschool but here are a few snaps:







I sprayed a bunch of rear end parts after prepping and sealing with POR15 should have those up soon.


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post Nov 11, 2012 - 8:32 PM
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amazing, build, good luck, about the welds, just put a lot of por and undercoating, and nobody will see them.


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post Nov 19, 2012 - 3:29 PM
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You going to sno*drift this year?


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post Nov 19, 2012 - 3:41 PM
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I am - my Cabin is right down the street from one of the spectator sections. I am hoping to have the car done so I can zip around town in style... need to crash the impromptu Subaru convention with a Celica smile.gif


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post Nov 19, 2012 - 6:20 PM
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QUOTE (qatar11 @ Nov 19, 2012 - 4:41 PM) *
I am - my Cabin is right down the street from one of the spectator sections. I am hoping to have the car done so I can zip around town in style... need to crash the impromptu Subaru convention with a Celica smile.gif



Would you and maybe a buddy or two have any interest in crewing for me? Not positive as of right now but it may just be me and my dad making the trip up.


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post Dec 2, 2012 - 4:30 PM
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Since its effen miserable out side... time to move inside for a while:

The plan is to start with the ST204 Harness on the cabin end and the ST205 harness on the Power End and meet somewhere in the middle... these harness share more connectors and connector locations than not. So, it appears this plan is far less intrusive then hacking the harness and extended the whole thing 40". The most interesting thing so far is blending OBD and Lambda Sensor stuff - that will be the worst I think...





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post Dec 16, 2012 - 12:44 PM
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Things are far more civilized at this point, next steps are to verify every conductor on every connector, label, tape, ??? , profit!!!



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post Jan 7, 2013 - 11:08 PM
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Made an account here just to pick your brain!

I live in Waterford, and am going to school in Kalamazoo, so not far from you at all. I was reading a bit of your blog and actually have seen one of your(?) Celicas at LeMons.

My dad and i have built cars before, first one being my first car which was a 93 Mazda MX-3 with a JDM KLZE and Lantis Type R LSD trans, in case you know anything about them (doubt it). Right now i have a 98 Impreza RS with a full JDM STi swap from a clip. Anyways, i could go on forever..

Why i want to pick your brain:

My dad and i want to build an ST202 into basically a GT-Four, but can't find much info on the project as far as what welding and fab work needs to be done. Read through everything and it looks like you're welding in the driveshaft mounts, and was curious as to what other fab work needs to be done to make a GT-Four driveline (or just an AWD drivetrain) work in the Celica's we got in the US. I haven't had much experience welding (Subaru stuff likes to bolt right in) but have done my fair share of wiring (I'm actually a CE/EE student) and swapping before, and the welding is the only thing holding me back from picking up a Celica and importing a GT-Four cut in half.

I guess to shorten it: On a scale of 1-10, how hard is the driveline to stuff in the car. Looks like you've done this sort of thing a few times haha

Awesome build, i'd love to check it out sometime!
post Jan 10, 2013 - 8:16 PM
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Hey!

I'll go from the top and just answer away....

Are you going to Western? I have fond memories of partying there during my lax years. I am familiar with the KLZE - I had friend putting that into the older Mazda 6. The 98 Impreza RS sounds like hotness...


So I haven't done any of the hard work yet... I harvested the drive shaft mounts from the front 1/2 of a ST205 clip. Those were easy enough to weld into place as the underside of the car is the same between the ST204 and the ST205... Things get really interesting in the back the sheet metal and structure is completely different.

There are two builds I followed on here who have done successful swaps Steve (look for the rally build) and the other escapes me... anyway... the way the four mounting points of the rear subframe are your points of interest... I plan on using the rear shocks, trailing arm, and drive shaft to locate the rear differential and create mounting blocks... the rear most mounts seem line up with the frame rails in the unibody and won't be a problem... the real bitch will be the other two mounts which fall basically under the rear seats... the sheet metal is very thin there and some kind of support system will be needed here... Steve was able to get around this because he built support for those mount locations into his roll cage....

Anyway... hit me up anytime mjcoury@gmail.com when its gets warmer - you are more then welcome to come out and check out the build and the Lemons car!


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post Jan 11, 2013 - 5:11 PM
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Are you going with a fuel cell or just modify your spare tire well to fit your oem gas tank/ or gt4 gas tank?
post Jan 11, 2013 - 5:46 PM
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QUOTE (blackliftback @ Jan 11, 2013 - 5:11 PM) *
Are you going with a fuel cell or just modify your spare tire well to fit your oem gas tank/ or gt4 gas tank?



I will be going with an FIA rated fuel cell... probably 10 or 15 gallons... depending on the real estate left over. I had the GT4 OE tank but trying to get that to fit behind sub frame without basically removing all of the trunk floor sheet metal was a bit of a non-starter.

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post Jan 12, 2013 - 3:23 PM
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Why not jus delete spare tire and cut the trunk out?

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