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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:54 am 
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What an absolute **** trip.. the world is SUCH a small place.

After all the **** I had with DOTARS years ago, I get the SG9 in and sell her to John in Tassie, Chris ships his SG9 to Sydney, Andy sold up and bought a CT9W .. Yakuza no less... and this thread ACTUALLY exists..

I was there at the WTAC in 2011 and featured that exact car! There are still only two in the country at last count, yours being one of them.

And... I bought another F-STi lol.

What the hell is this world coming to...

Oh and yes, Moog is a decent guy but Marty is a straight up stain. Urgh, never want to see his ugly mug again. :/

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:02 am 
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Hot damn Andy, you have worked wonders on that car... and it's just as I would expect from you. Everything nut and bolt just like it should be. You have never left any stones unturned.

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I'm actually on the hunt for a CT9W myself to complement the F-STi Ironically enough.. :lol:

I'm not sure if you've seen it but here it is. Only thing I don't like about it is the wheels but they will do for now. :ok:

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And... the current fleet. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:22 am 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

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Thanks Adam. Yes I'm quite proud how my wagon has been transformed. It was pretty rough when we saw it at WTAC in 2011 but I was confident I could fix it up. I didn't realise how much work and money it was gonna take but I'm finally enjoying driving it now after almost 3 years of restoration.

Love your fleet of cars. I miss my old STI SG9, I should've kept it.
Yeah those wheels on your STI are a bit chunky.

Good luck with your CT9W search, I've heard they are getting hard to find especially with the MIVEC engine. They are awesome cars. Let me know if you find one and you can also join my "Evo IX Wagon" FB group if you like.

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Looking tops mate, not many with such a committed eye for detail like you have! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Carbon 30 July 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:31 pm 
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To continue the carbon theme I bought a genuine Varis carbon fiber shift knob from Japan Parts.

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I thought it would be a quick 5 minute install but it was a bit more involved. After removing the old shift knob I soon realised that the Varis chrome ring, that goes on the gear stick shaft first, couldn't slide down far enough to allow access to the set screws.

I needed to trim off the washer that is welded on the shaft to allow the shift boot to slide down further.

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So I removed the shifter from the car and cut the washer off and smoothed up the shaft.

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Now the boot can slide down a bit more temporarily for the install

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on goes the Varis chrome ring

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I wrapped some thread tape around the gear stick shaft so it was a snug fit between the new shift knob and to black sleeve which sits inside the knob. I used the longer of the supplied set screws that came with the knob.

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a few drops of low strength loctite

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and screwed chrome sleeve up onto the knob.

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Carbon 30 July 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:07 pm 
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It was only recently when I fitted the new Beatrush rear strut brace and at the time I had completely forgotten about the super cool CUSCO carbon fiber brace. My OCD made me get one asap.

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It takes a while to install these as lots of rear trim needs to come out of the wagon.

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The little details are cool

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Rear seats up

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Quick and easy to remove the cross bar for wagon duties

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Carbon 30 July 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Nice work as always Andy :thumbs: That brace does look nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Carbon 30 July 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Fk thats perty, so wish there was one for the sf.

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Titanium 13 Aug
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Custom Titanium Footrest aka Dead Pedal "Ralliart Style" and DIY.

Ralliart didn't include a footrest in their Titanium pedal pad kit. I didn't want to use the Mitsubishi Sports aluminium footrest as they don't match my titanium pedals and I prefer the titanium type as don't slip under your shoe even if your shoes are wet.

I bought a titanium plate 300mm x 100mm.

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I used the Mitsubishi Sports footrest pad to trace its shape onto the raw titanium. Using a mate's plasma cutter I cut out the basic shape but a bit larger. I wish I photographed or recorded video of this step as the sparks were bright white and it seemed to ignite all the steel dust in the plasma cutting bin. The plasma cutter didn't cut as neat as when I use it to cut mild steel.

This is how it looked after a quick clean up on my Linisher.

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The titanium is hard on sanding belts so I bought a new 40 grit ceramic belt which ripped through the titanium quicker and without generating as much heat.

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When the size was perfect I drilled the screw holes and countersunk them

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so the screws will sit flush

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After a combination of fine grit belt sanding, wet and dry block sanding, bench polishing with compound, I did the final finish with a scotch brite pad to get a brushed metal finish. A fine grit Scotch Belt on the Linisher would have probably been good for this step too.

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Cut out some "Dynamite Forever" skateboard grip tape

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I used double sided tape and phillips head self tapers to attach it as I couldn't buy allen key countersunk self taping screws.

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Add the grip tape

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And to finish off the job I replaced the ageing Ralliart black screws on the other pedals with new stainless steel countersunk cap screws.

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 Post subject: Re: Evo IX GT Wagon - Titanium 13 Aug
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:08 am 
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Great work! Very neat!


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