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> Just Another GT-4 Build, We'll skip 10 years of shinangians and just get to the good stuff
post Jan 16, 2013 - 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (blackliftback @ Jan 12, 2013 - 3:23 PM) *
Why not jus delete spare tire and cut the trunk out?


The spare tire is getting cut out to make room for the fuel cell... the problem with trying to use the OE tank is that all of the OE mounting points are missing and the entire trunk in the ST205 is at least 4-8" shallower than the ST204.... instead of cutting out the entire trunk pan... I am only going to cut out the footprint of the fuel cell.


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post Mar 17, 2013 - 7:28 PM
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Looking forward to seeing some progress on this conversion. I've been keeping up on the rally car build as well. I am in the process of swapping a 3sgte in my car. I have gt4 rear suspension & differential setup in the attic. Just need to get a trans with the front diff & drive shaft, & I will be joining the GT4 conversion club. Love to see how you get everything in the back together.

Your work is looking good so far. Keep on with the build.
post Mar 30, 2013 - 1:10 PM
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For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

That has some special meaning for us Detroiters... it also means that the weather has finally broke!

I bought a new rear end setup. The stuff I bought from the UK was completely rusted and f'nasty:



You can seen some of the new gear here:



In other news... got the fuel tank and the rear end out:







I created camera rig to help visualize where the new suspension lands with respect to the original suspension... it will be interesting to see if it worked... won't be able to try this for a few days though.

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post Mar 30, 2013 - 1:16 PM
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I am watching this thread like a hawk.

My AWD conversion will start this summer..
In fact, if you get dimensions of your mounts or able to reproduce them. Please let us know haha
No sense in repeating tedious work.
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post Mar 31, 2013 - 9:11 AM
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QUOTE (Malek @ Mar 30, 2013 - 2:16 PM) *
I am watching this thread like a hawk.

My AWD conversion will start this summer..
In fact, if you get dimensions of your mounts or able to reproduce them. Please let us know haha
No sense in repeating tedious work.
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theres already a guy selling the rear subframe mounts, and custom fuel cells in the F/S section, just FYI.


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post Mar 31, 2013 - 9:46 AM
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QUOTE (presure2 @ Mar 31, 2013 - 9:11 AM) *
QUOTE (Malek @ Mar 30, 2013 - 2:16 PM) *
I am watching this thread like a hawk.

My AWD conversion will start this summer..
In fact, if you get dimensions of your mounts or able to reproduce them. Please let us know haha
No sense in repeating tedious work.
thumbsup.gif

theres already a guy selling the rear subframe mounts, and custom fuel cells in the F/S section, just FYI.


Yeah, I bumped his thread back in February and PMd him multiple times. He (jmeyer) hasn't been on in almost a year..


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post Apr 1, 2013 - 5:40 PM
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I am not going to get into a discussion about the qualifications of selling homemade fuel cells but there is only one flavor of fuel cell I am interested in: Fuel Safe or equiv.

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post Apr 4, 2013 - 4:11 PM
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Holy $hit Mike - great to see you back working on a real project! I still got a garage full of parts so LMK if you need something and I'll be watching this thread with interest!


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post Apr 7, 2013 - 10:02 AM
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QUOTE (qatar11 @ Apr 1, 2013 - 6:40 PM) *
I am not going to get into a discussion about the qualifications of selling homemade fuel cells but there is only one flavor of fuel cell I am interested in: Fuel Safe or equiv.

yea, i would bet that would be your best course of action, i was just pointing out the fact that they were being made.

at any rate, good to see ya still in the game, mike.
even if it is at a snails pace!! LMAO!!!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Apr 11, 2013 - 7:43 AM
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QUOTE (presure2 @ Apr 7, 2013 - 11:02 AM) *
at any rate, good to see ya still in the game, mike.
even if it is at a snails pace!! LMAO!!!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif


Blow me Manny smile.gif


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post Apr 20, 2013 - 4:06 PM
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Started test fitting the GT-4 bits in the rear... after talking to Steve I was curious how the rear end lined up between the chassis codes... sub question: did the chassis mount for the trailing arm move between the ST204 and ST205.

I used some wire and a camera platform to locate the camera in the same spot for some before and after shots:









So it looks like we are good here!!

Also note the APEXI lowering springs

QUOTE (DEATH @ Apr 4, 2013 - 5:11 PM) *
Holy $hit Mike - great to see you back working on a real project! I still got a garage full of parts so LMK if you need something and I'll be watching this thread with interest!


Wait.... you are still alive?!


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post Apr 20, 2013 - 5:57 PM
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Lookin good thumbsup.gif

That's a pretty cool camera set up


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post Apr 27, 2013 - 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (qatar11 @ Apr 11, 2013 - 8:43 AM) *
QUOTE (presure2 @ Apr 7, 2013 - 11:02 AM) *
at any rate, good to see ya still in the game, mike.
even if it is at a snails pace!! LMAO!!!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif


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smile.gif lookin good mikey!
diggin the cam setup!


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post Apr 27, 2013 - 12:27 PM
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nice work! so the rear shocks are pretty much the same between the US GT and GT4?
post Apr 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM
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QUOTE (luka @ Apr 27, 2013 - 1:27 PM) *
nice work! so the rear shocks are pretty much the same between the US GT and GT4?



Well... it certainly looks the same... but the part numbers for all the bits (Shock / Spring / etc) are all unique to the ST205... so I am guessing that the spring rate / shock performance are specifically tuned.


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post Apr 29, 2013 - 3:51 PM
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QUOTE (qatar11 @ Apr 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM) *
QUOTE (luka @ Apr 27, 2013 - 1:27 PM) *
nice work! so the rear shocks are pretty much the same between the US GT and GT4?



Well... it certainly looks the same... but the part numbers for all the bits (Shock / Spring / etc) are all unique to the ST205... so I am guessing that the spring rate / shock performance are specifically tuned.


cool thanks.

I had pretty much the same plan as you, probably have to make my own subframe mount.
post May 6, 2013 - 11:18 AM
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Progress comes slowly....


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post May 6, 2013 - 12:21 PM
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Are you missing the top part of the bushings? Only reason I noticed was because one of mine has the rubber completely ripped off.

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post May 7, 2013 - 8:01 PM
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QUOTE (Malek @ May 6, 2013 - 1:21 PM) *
Are you missing the top part of the bushings? Only reason I noticed was because one of mine has the rubber completely ripped off.

#4 in the link

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I think I have all the bits... just not on the subframe at the moment.


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post May 7, 2013 - 8:05 PM
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Weather has been sick in MI the past two weeks... so progress has been made:




I have a problem with fitment at the moment... the propeller / drive shaft is going past the connection point to the rear diff as if the rear diff is about 1/2" too far forward... not sure what to make of it yet...






Obligatory spare tire space delete upgrade (adds lightness)



I thought maybe the spare tire sheetmetal was getting in the way but that was not the culprit...

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