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qatar11
Whelp,

Some of you know me, most of you don't... I am trying again... hopefully with less toasty results.


Game On:



























Game On.
mkernz22
mother of god.






can't wait.
richee3
I am excite!
3WayStunna
This thread is relevent to my interest.....
rave2n
It has begun!
playr158
looooks like fun!
markie
in for this!


ps: loving the work bench: water, gatorade, and a 25lbs box of kitty litter =)
SwissFerdi
Props for hitting us with the full amount of porn right away, OP delivers. Good luck on the project.
richee3
Will this be a street driven car or something different?
czwalga
What's your plan for the AWD?
qatar11
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 6, 2012 - 2:48 PM) *
Will this be a street driven car or something different?


Its going to start our as a daily driver... I'm thinking of pulling a Steve and doing Rally America but I'd like to enjoy it daily for a few years.
czwalga
QUOTE (qatar11 @ Aug 6, 2012 - 2:05 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 6, 2012 - 2:48 PM) *
Will this be a street driven car or something different?


Its going to start our as a daily driver... I'm thinking of pulling a Steve and doing Rally America but I'd like to enjoy it daily for a few years.




Ohh F that.... rally all the way haha. Once you do it street vehicles are boring. Even though I was in korea for 5 weeks, i've still probably put less than 100 miles on my rx7 this summer. I need to fix some cosmetic issues on it this winter and sell it.
qatar11
QUOTE (czwalga @ Aug 6, 2012 - 3:19 PM) *
QUOTE (qatar11 @ Aug 6, 2012 - 2:05 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 6, 2012 - 2:48 PM) *
Will this be a street driven car or something different?


Its going to start our as a daily driver... I'm thinking of pulling a Steve and doing Rally America but I'd like to enjoy it daily for a few years.


Ohh F that.... rally all the way haha. Once you do it street vehicles are boring. Even though I was in korea for 5 weeks, i've still probably put less than 100 miles on my rx7 this summer. I need to fix some cosmetic issues on it this winter and sell it.


Haha - I would but I have a Race Car for the 24 Hours of Lemons.. and I am thinking of promoting myself to NASA.... 2 Race cars is going to be a tough sell (especially when one is Endurance Racing).. if I get bored with Endurance racing or I inadvertantly turn it into a ball of steel, I might move my timeline up.
qatar11
So... Purple Power is some amazing stuff....




I have both the 1999 GT Harness and the 1994? GT-FOUR Harness in the basement and I am going to start to understand what the differences are.



Stambo
can't wait i should be joining the gt4 conversion crowd very soon also.
enderswift
QUOTE (Stambo @ Aug 12, 2012 - 9:28 PM) *
can't wait i should be joining the gt4 conversion crowd very soon also.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfslY_AvhLw
qatar11
Sorry for the long hiatus.... some updates

Using the old 3SGTE block from the fire - I installed the trans:





With the trans in place, I moved the mess back into the garage:



In a rare bit of clarvoyance, I saved the tunnel from my imported GT4 and I am going to use the OE mounts for the center drive shaft:







qatar11
Not very exciting... drilled out the welds without trashing the mounts:

czwalga
Word of advice, if you have to remove that crap again... use an angle grinder vs. a drill. The angle grinder wire wheels work in less than half the time.
qatar11
QUOTE (czwalga @ Sep 19, 2012 - 9:29 AM) *
Word of advice, if you have to remove that crap again... use an angle grinder vs. a drill. The angle grinder wire wheels work in less than half the time.



I'll be doing that again when i clean up the area under the car before I weld... will do.
qatar11
Why... Hello there:




Stamped mounts cleaned up, test fitted, ready for tack welding and proper welding which will happen tomorrow..
SwissFerdi
Impressive.
qatar11
Teasers:









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.
Ted95
coming along nicely!
qatar11
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.
richee3
Looking good! It's coming along pretty quickly.
czwalga
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.
playr158
nice work with the oem mounts!!!
qatar11
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.
njccmd2002
amazing, build, good luck, about the welds, just put a lot of por and undercoating, and nobody will see them.
czwalga
You going to sno*drift this year?
qatar11
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
czwalga
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.
qatar11
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...



qatar11
Things are far more civilized at this point, next steps are to verify every conductor on every connector, label, tape, ??? , profit!!!

equinox92
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!
qatar11
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!
blackliftback
Are you going with a fuel cell or just modify your spare tire well to fit your oem gas tank/ or gt4 gas tank?
qatar11
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.
blackliftback
Why not jus delete spare tire and cut the trunk out?
qatar11
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.
IllIllIll
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.
qatar11
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.
Malek
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
presure2
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.
Malek
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..
qatar11
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.
DEATH
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!
presure2
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
qatar11
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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