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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body: Video

Postby EvanP246 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:43 pm

Corey Darling wrote:Hey Evan.

Very nice car. Love the colour ;)

What sort of flying do you do?


Haha it's a great colour. I'm in aircraft sales. We sell predominantly modern piston singles, twins and turboprops. We do jets from time to time. I fly everything with a prop under 12,500lbs. Check out our website!

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body: Video

Postby Corey » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:01 am

Hi Evan,

Sorry for the very late response - been starting up a new course and the car has been neglected a bit in storage.

I've been planning to upgrade the turbo with a rebuilt CT20B to match the Gen III ST205 EFI I'm now running. I've been looking at Gpop Shop to do the rebuild.

You must get to do a lot of ferry/delivery flights? That would be pretty fun. I don't get very many cross countries, but the ones we do get are pretty awesome.

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:54 am

Recently took the Celica on another BC road trip with a friend of mine and his Audi S5. Found some fantastic roads in the vicinity of Needles, New Denver and Kalso. The brakes got so hot that the wheels started to tick/clank as they cooled.

I've got some pictures I'll post up when I find a new place to upload them, I'm out of room on the forum's gallery.

As for the car itself, it's now up to 157,000 km and still running strong. Upcoming mods:

-Purchased 17x8 et35 OZ Cronos from the GT4OC to replace my 16x7 et30 Cronos, so they will likely be up for sale sooner or later.
-Fixed a faulty tachometer (bad capacitor)
-Waiting on new OEM bulbs for some burnt out bulbs in the HVAC unit, although I also ordered some LED replacements from SuperbrightLEDs.com which I think will work. Will compare them back to back to see how they look.
-Ordered new rear hatch gas struts - originals are getting too weak to hold the hatch open.
-Ordered new rubber exhaust hangers (some are discontinued) because the exhaust was starting to rattle and rub against the rear subframe and rear right CV boot
-Thinking about ordering a set of the TTE Mirrors from the GT4OC.

Pictures to come.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Fri May 01, 2015 7:45 pm

Snapped on Coalmont Rd. near Princeton, BC

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby underscore » Fri May 01, 2015 7:50 pm

Car looks great as always! Let me know if you decide to sell the 16x7's, I think I might have a good future home for them.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Fri May 01, 2015 10:21 pm

Looks good Corey ! Coming to the ogopogo this summer??
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Sat May 02, 2015 2:12 am

Let me know if you decide to sell the 16x7's, I think I might have a good future home for them.


Will do bud. Still fighting with the guy on GT4oc to get my new wheels packed up... :pissed:

Looks good Corey ! Coming to the ogopogo this summer??


Thanks. Probably not unfortunately, course progress has been slowing down and projected grad date isn't till some time in August now.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Mon May 18, 2015 5:02 pm

My new OZ wheels are finally on their way. I also ordered a set of the GT4OC replica TTE Mirrors. Based on the pictures I've found of them installed, I'll need to remove some material along the bottom edge if I want to make them fit without overlapping the door's lower window seal.

Yesterday I installed a Moroso oil catch can. My car has been blowing a lot of oil into the straight intake system (what doesn't get sucked into the turbo pools into the air filter) so this should stop that.

The location is where the old charcol canister used to mount. I think I'll have some steel tabs welded onto the strut tower bar and mount it there down the road.

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Sun May 24, 2015 4:01 am

The wheels and TTE mirrors have arrived. I'll post up pictures of the wheels once tires and mounted and on the car.

The mirrors leave a lot to be desired. As was described by others who have purchased them recently, they require work to fit them to the car. In addition, the left and right mirrors are not "mirror" copies of each other. They are very different when placed side by side.

The mirror glass used is nice, however it was very poorly cut out, the corners are too rounded compared to the FG housing, leaving gaps.

It's going to take a cutting wheel and some resin to trim the mirrors to make them more symetrical with each other, and to remove excess material along the bottom of the mirror which is preventing it from even fitting to the door.

From what I understand, this is so they can be fitted to all 3 models of GT4. But that said, for 250$ plus shipping (I combined it with my wheels in this case, but they quoted me 75 pounds to ship to Canada) they are very expensive. For the price I was expecting something better finished.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun May 24, 2015 5:40 pm

Corey Darling wrote:The wheels and TTE mirrors have arrived. I'll post up pictures of the wheels once tires and mounted and on the car.

The mirrors leave a lot to be desired. As was described by others who have purchased them recently, they require work to fit them to the car. In addition, the left and right mirrors are not "mirror" copies of each other. They are very different when placed side by side.

The mirror glass used is nice, however it was very poorly cut out, the corners are too rounded compared to the FG housing, leaving gaps.

It's going to take a cutting wheel and some resin to trim the mirrors to make them more symetrical with each other, and to remove excess material along the bottom of the mirror which is preventing it from even fitting to the door.

From what I understand, this is so they can be fitted to all 3 models of GT4. But that said, for 250$ plus shipping (I combined it with my wheels in this case, but they quoted me 75 pounds to ship to Canada) they are very expensive. For the price I was expecting something better finished.


Adjustment is pretty much a joke as well. My advise to you would be to only worry about getting one solid bolt with a good size washer and rubber grommet. I tried for a while to get alignment good while utilizing all three holes. Gave in. I wonder if the carbon upgrade is any better finished. They sure are a lot more $$. What can you do though, he is the only one offering these items up with zero competition for quality.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Mon May 25, 2015 1:20 am

I found a grinding wheel and shaved off nearly 1cm off the bottom edge of the mirrors, and took some material off in other places to better match them to each other.

The result - I'm able to get one of the mounting screws threaded, enough to see how it looks. I still need to take some material off the bottom to get it right, but its getting there and I think it's going to look great when cleaned up.

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More needs to come off of this point.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:26 pm

The mirrors are essentially finished. There are a few small details that are bothering me, but otherwise, they are good to go.
They took a lot of work to mount properly. The right side in particular needed one of the 3 mounting holes relocated and re-tapped and a great deal of sanding to remove excess material and gel coat which was preventing it from seating properly into the mirror mount. The left side on the other hand was nearly perfect.

I tried my hand at cutting new glass mirrors since the originals were so bad. I used a generic convex replacement mirror I found at Can Tire for the material, and used a cheap mastercraft glass cutter to etch the shapes out. From there is was as simple as snapping the glass along the cut lines.

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I also completed the HVAC AC button delete by creating a blanking plate out of plastic mudflap material I found at Canadian tire which had a very similar texture and colour to the HVAC plastic. I glued it to the back side of the HVAC unit using black RTV sealant which means it isn't a permanent mod and can be reversed if so desired.

At the same time, all the HVAC and cluster bulbs were replaced. I replaced the HVAC bulbs with OEM (I tried LEDs but they are far too green and produce hot spots of light behind the HVAC). The bulbs for the cluster were replaced with #73 T1.5 bulbs. I had to order these in because most stores only carry #73 or 74 bulbs with a T1.75 base - which is too wide for the bulb housings.

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Also, my new OZ 17"s are mounted with fresh Continental Extreme Contact DWS 225/45/17 tires. Here is a comparison shot of the 16s vs the 17s with the same brand of tire. My car looks has about as much ground clearance as the Safari car right now.

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby TheNubkins » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Looking good!!!! :)
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby Corey » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:10 am

Just ordered replacement weather stripping for the upper door frame. Heads up - there are about 2 of these left in all of NA.

I'm also trying to track down some new door mirror mounts. The rubber seal on one has been slowly splitting open for years now where it meets the window. Unfortunately, these are unavailable in NA. I'm looking into finding good condition used mounts, and trying sources overseas.
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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

Postby underscore » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:59 am

The new wheels look great! You need a comparison shot for your signature.
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