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post Sep 18, 2013 - 4:35 AM
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Really really impressive! Nice work!


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post Sep 22, 2013 - 11:46 PM
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Just read through this whole build... I am so jealous it is not funny man.

I wish I had the time, money, patients and skill to pull this off...

Make us some of those bumpers? biggrin.gif


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post Sep 25, 2013 - 12:16 PM
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Excellent!


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post Sep 25, 2013 - 3:58 PM
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Thanks.....have been busy paint stripping and underseal stripping today as I will be repainting the chassis with epoxy paint and redoing all the seam sealer. Will be so glad when its done, stripping it all off with a wire wheel is a nightmare, especially trying to get into all the nooks and crannies. Then I can start rebuilding the bottom of the car. Will be ordering some BC coilovers...then the expensive bit......buying all new suspension arms.......why are the damn things so expensive??


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post Sep 30, 2013 - 3:12 PM
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Still removing paint and underseal......sigh. Just the fiddle bits left to do which is no fun at all.

Beginning to wish I had a compressor and sand blaster.



As you can see there isn't a great deal more on the GT4 than the normal celica for the rear sub frame. For those wishing to do a proper GT4 conversion you should be able to get the extra bits to weld to a non GT4 to allow for fitment of the rear subframe. Would need looking into it in a bit more detail just to make sure there isn't any hidden parts, but it shouldn't be a difficult task. It would make it as close as possible to a GT4 without buying one.

I can check part numbers for those wishing to investigate.




As you can see, I don't have much room to work in frown.gif

This post has been edited by Nial: Sep 30, 2013 - 3:13 PM


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post Oct 10, 2013 - 2:43 PM
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I could do the chassis welding route, but for two reasons, one, my welding isn't very good, and two, there is an art to chassis welding to get it right, It's easy to balls it up and ruin a good chassis....but mainly my welding isn't very good :lol:

Managed to put the bonnet catch back together after I dismantled it to get it zinc plated




I also got some of this



So I can make a mould of and replicate the rear high level brake light in clear plastic instead of the standard red, it's only practice as I will be filling in the standard high level brake light and rebuilding the trailing edge of the spoiler out of clear plastic and LEDs for a different type of brake light 8)

I pick up the BC coilovers on saturday, and another gt4 front bumper to use the small slot intake on the hybrid 202/205 bumper.


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post Oct 11, 2013 - 2:54 AM
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QUOTE (Nial @ Oct 10, 2013 - 9:43 PM) *
...on the hybrid 202/205 bumper.

FYI it is called "ss-four bumper" biggrin.gif . Official name for it wink.gif.

btw.: you are more crazy than expected... unbeliveable bowdown.gif



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post Oct 12, 2013 - 12:25 PM
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Well, not much being done today, spent a large portion of the day driving around the country picking up bits n pieces.

Did pick up these though smile.gif

the obligatory suspension in a box shot....some nice BC coilovers



The castings are in the garage currently painted in grey self etching primer.


I picked up yet another GT4 front bumper to finish off the SS4 front bumper.....that will be 3 GT4 front bumpers that have bitten the dust thanks to me biggrin.gif....oh well.

Tomorrow, hopefully I will complete the cleaning off of the bottom of the car so I can do the final derust and clean ready for applying the paint next weekend.


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post Oct 13, 2013 - 10:07 AM
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Finally getting round to finishing the SS4 front bumper



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post Oct 27, 2013 - 10:42 AM
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Well finally got to apply some paint instead of stripping it off.



still some stripping to do in the engine bay area, but I have to get this painted before the weather gets too cold.....paint dosent like being applied in the cold....paints a wuss :lol: :lol: :lol:

After another coat of epoxy mastic, I will apply some seam sealer in a few areas, then some POR high build tie coat primer as the epoxy mastic has load of brush marks, it will then get a smoothing rub down before I apply some POR15 flex coat for a silky smooth glossy finish thumbsup.gif


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post Oct 27, 2013 - 10:54 AM
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So much epicness



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post Oct 27, 2013 - 11:33 AM
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That is ridiculously epic!


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post Oct 27, 2013 - 2:20 PM
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I am really impressed with the amount of work just in ur garage or back yard. Seriously impressed, and I really like how ur going over every detail it makes me wish I can do that with my car but unfortunately I can not.
And also Are you gonna be ok putting everything back right?
post Oct 27, 2013 - 2:44 PM
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QUOTE (mi645 @ Oct 27, 2013 - 2:20 PM) *
And also Are you gonna be ok putting everything back right?


Thanks........now there's a question!! the only thing that is going to be a problem (I think) is the dashboard loom which my memory instantly forgot the second I removed it from the car. Luckily I can just use my other GT4 for reference as I transfer the parts from one to the other. Or just muddle through until I get it right. Logic dictates though that I am bound to forget something.


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post Nov 8, 2013 - 12:50 PM
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Will you post how to mod the BC coils? rolleyes.gif tongue.gif
I plan to get a pair of these (Not sure yet which model to go for, ER RA or RH)
post Nov 8, 2013 - 5:13 PM
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There is no modding of BC coilovers required, simply weld them together which any welder could do easily.
which ones you go for depends on what you are going to use the car for. For road use, just buy the basic ones that I go wthich will also manage track use. The expensive ones are for expert use really and offer more function & adjustability than you would be ever likely to use.


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post Nov 9, 2013 - 7:10 AM
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QUOTE (dudeofchaos @ Nov 8, 2013 - 12:50 PM) *
Will you post how to mod the BC coils? rolleyes.gif tongue.gif
I plan to get a pair of these (Not sure yet which model to go for, ER RA or RH)



They were ~$1K USD shipped.


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It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's, and fast heel-toe work.
post Nov 9, 2013 - 7:32 AM
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It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's, and fast heel-toe work.
post Nov 10, 2013 - 3:33 PM
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QUOTE (Nial @ Nov 8, 2013 - 7:13 PM) *
There is no modding of BC coilovers required, simply weld them together which any welder could do easily.
which ones you go for depends on what you are going to use the car for. For road use, just buy the basic ones that I go wthich will also manage track use. The expensive ones are for expert use really and offer more function & adjustability than you would be ever likely to use.


I'm just not sure I'll be able to explain the welder where it needs to be cut though.
The car will see some track days but mostly be a summer DD and the roads here are absolutely horrible, I can't drive around with the same setup than on track.
Not sure I'll get the ER model though, I guess it'd be too overkill.

Except for the fact that I wanted to get the 9kg front/6kg rear model which is only available for the ER's and I'd rather have pillowball top mounts for the rear which the RA's don't have.
As for now, the RH will be my final choice.
post Nov 10, 2013 - 7:11 PM
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QUOTE (dudeofchaos @ Nov 10, 2013 - 3:33 PM) *
Except for the fact that I wanted to get the 9kg front/6kg rear model which is only available for the ER's and I'd rather have pillowball top mounts for the rear which the RA's don't have.
As for now, the RH will be my final choice.


This is incorrect... when ordering directly from BC (via phone) you can specify pillowball top mounts for the rear...


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