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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:57 am 
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with a welder who can help?
Also, here is a pic of the majority of the rust I need to treat and fix.
Can anyone offer advice on that?
Is painting kill rust over the top adequate or will I need to sand it back etc...???
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That looks almost spotless to me, I guess they don't use salt on the roads where you are.
Shove a wire brush in an angle grinder and clean it all off, then use a rust preventing primer and paint over.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Rhinoman wrote:
That looks almost spotless to me, I guess they don't use salt on the roads where you are.
Shove a wire brush in an angle grinder and clean it all off, then use a rust preventing primer and paint over.


Yeah, no salt on the roads over here.
But as this car spent the second half of it's life on the northern beaches of Sydney the sand and sea air etc have done it no favours. The sand that was left in the back of it and under the rear seat etc. has caused all the rust I now have to deal with.

I bought the stuff today to clean off and treat the rust. Along with painting it afterwards.
It is just a matter of getting it done and will probably take a few weekends as I don't have much spare time.

This evenning I removed the leaky clutch master cylinder. (What an unpleasant task!!!)
I also removed the clutch pedal as it needs to be treated and repainted after the leaking fluid has stripped it's paint. #-o

The worst thing (I was hoping wouldn't have happenned) is that the paint on the firewall under the clutch master cylinder has been damaged by the leaking fluid. :cry:
It is in such an awkward spot I don't know what to do to rectify / treat the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:01 am 
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1. Firewall around clutch master cylinder has been sanded, treated, undercoated and repainted by hand. Clutch pedal has also been repainted.
2. New clutch master cylinder is in, bled and working.
3. Rust in rear under seat / boot area has been removed, treated, undercoated and repainted.
4. New carpet off the roll has been ordered through Tru-fit carpets.

Fun times...


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:56 pm 
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If you want that seat mount plated and welded I can do it for you. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:23 am 
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
If you want that seat mount plated and welded I can do it for you. ;)


Thanks Brayden,
I had already arranged for it to be fixed this coming Sunday by one of my Wifes friends Husband.
Thanks a lot for the offer. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:43 am 
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Ok, broken drivers side seat mount has been fixed. Welded up and helicoiled due to damaged thread.
I am waiting on new carpet to arrive.
The seatbelts are the next problem, all the buckles and bolts under back seat are badly rusted and the webbing is old and worn in places.
All belts have been removed and will be sent to seatbelt solutions for replacement of buckles and webbing or complete replacement if needed.
More unplanned expense. :x


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:53 pm 
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is the turbo g16 motor going in?


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:19 pm 
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is the turbo g16 motor going in?


No, that car was converted back to NA and all the turbo bits were sold off.
Whoever has that car now may not even know of the expensive forged parts inside that motor.

I did speak to my mate who bought the Adaptronic ECU from me for use in his sons WRX.
That never happened and it has remained in the box ever since.
He asked if I want to buy ot back... Hmmmm...


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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wow you sold it with the forged motor :shock:
I thought you where keeping it and putting in a stocky :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:18 pm 
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LL it looks like I have found a fair amount of what I need for my Baleno from Suzi Sparesin Seven Hills.
1. Good condition standard GTX rims.
2. Monroe Sensatrac struts and lowered King springs and good strut tops
3. Seat belts
4. Dash bits and pieces.

A trip to Sydney next weekend. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:22 pm 
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i have been there 3 times in the last few days.. was that you who called about the extractors?? it was me there picking them up.. if not you, as the guy was handing them to me, someone called asking about them.

My J20a is fully assembled now and going in tomorrow :)


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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13bsigma wrote:
i have been there 3 times in the last few days.. was that you who called about the extractors?? it was me there picking them up.. if not you, as the guy was handing them to me, someone called asking about them.

My J20a is fully assembled now and going in tomorrow :)


Yes, that was me. So you got the struts with Koni inserts and Dobson springs as well?

I was too slow.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:28 pm 
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yeah, all koni shocks and springs. fronts are adjustable, for $250. extractors, carpet, sump and oil pickup.. they are who i got my J20 off too.. i have been to them a few times, they seem pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:33 am 
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Hello,
I drove to Sydney for the weekend in the Falcon.
I visited Suzi Spares in Seven Hills on Saturday morning.
I bought the following:
1. Monroe strus with lowered King springs - Appear ok. $295
2. A pillar trims, kick panel trims and clips. $25
3. Single din clock that goes under stereo $33
4. A full set of seatbelts and bolts. $275
5. Complete engine wiring loom. $165
All up it cost me $825 that day.
They know how to charge.
I didn't get the GTX rims as they were in poor condition.

I fitted the seatbelts, clock and a pillar trims yesterday after returning from Sydney.
The Falcon ticked over 100000kms on the way home. That was exciting!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:11 am 
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Gees mate, sounds like the GTX is turning out to be less of a bargain! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Gees mate, sounds like the GTX is turning out to be less of a bargain! :shock:


Yes, I know.
The running total is around $6k now if you include purchase price, rego and all maintenance/ repairs.
I am happy to admit I am obsessive and it will be decent in the end.

Though in all honesty I wouldn't have bought it if I knew all this upfront.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:58 pm 
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I haven't done a great deal with the little car lately.

Since acquiring the bits in Sydney last weekend I have:

1. Installed the replacement seatbelts and bolts

2. Installed the replacement A Pilliar trims (The originals had holes for old alarm sensors)

3. Installed the single DIN clock that goes under the stereo

4. Spliced in the part of the replacement part of the engine loom with the ignition coil connectors and replaced the engine coil cover./ bolts. (One of the old bolts was seized and damaged during removal to replace spark plugs)

I have a few more things to do before I tackle the carpet install, these are:

1. Install amp power wire, rca lead and remote wire.
I will be running the amp power wire through the passenger side inner guard area / grommet and down to the rear of the car. I intend to mount my amp on the rear of the left hand back seat.

2. Install car alarm.

3. Install the replacement Monroe struts... I am still pondering whether to fit the standard springs as I am too old for lowered cars... I may give it another go as the progressive King springs are hopefully not too harsh. Hahaha!!!

I also need to sort out the rear speakers... I need to make up brackets or spacers to fit my rear speakers in the standard location.

There are a few other things I need to do but I want to get all this stuff done before putting the new carpet in it.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:34 pm 
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itsdamo wrote:
I am still pondering whether to fit the standard springs as I am too old for lowered cars... I may give it another go as the progressive King springs are hopefully not too harsh. Hahaha!!!


If anything I would say that Kings low springs for the Baleno are far too soft. I installed a set in my mum's Baleno with new Monroe struts and the ride was so floaty/bouncy you could've hired it out as a jumping castle. Oddly enough my sister's Baleno with standard shocks and Pedders springs was nice and taut.

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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I haven't done much with the little car in the last 6 weeks.
The wrecker sourced struts with Monroe shocks and low King springs were installed.
I have sanded and repainted various metal bits / brackets from rear of car.
The carpet install is half done.
As my Wife is helping me with the carpet it is taking a while.
I hope to have the motivation to get it completed soon.
I will also be stripping and repainting the front seat rails in the process.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
itsdamo wrote:
I am still pondering whether to fit the standard springs as I am too old for lowered cars... I may give it another go as the progressive King springs are hopefully not too harsh. Hahaha!!!


If anything I would say that Kings low springs for the Baleno are far too soft. I installed a set in my mum's Baleno with new Monroe struts and the ride was so floaty/bouncy you could've hired it out as a jumping castle. Oddly enough my sister's Baleno with standard shocks and Pedders springs was nice and taut.


I brought a set of KYB shocks (still have to fit) and will use the original springs, hopefully will be a nice ride.

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