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    Experienced TGC Member krispy03's Avatar
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    the history of my galant

    It was feburary of 2003 and my wife (girlfriend at the time) was about to give birth to our first child. I was driving her parents old 87 acura legend with no AC, that wasnt going to cut it with a newborn on the way. A coworkers dad worked at a mitsubishi dealership. i researched different mitsubishi's before i went to see him, i had it narrowed down between a mirage, lancer or galant (had to be 4 doors). While strolling the lot the wife spotted what is now our galant because of its color blue. we took it for a spin and i fell in love with it right away. i was impressed by the throttle response over the legend as well as the interior. 8 long hours later i was taking her home. didnt even bother with looking at the mirage or lancer.
    first pic was jan/04

    less than a month after this picture was taken i was involved in an accident


    thank fully no one was hurt

    2-3 months and $1k later and i had her back. it wasnt until it was in the shop getting repaired was when i was bitten by the "bug"
    unfortunately the bug was the rice bug.


    you all can blame pedro (cencee) for selling me the decal
    crome tails off ebay
    17'' white zenkies from local shop
    and the famous cleared corners.

    i took a curb kind of hard doing a u turn in the rain, badily damaged passengers side, cracked the rim as a matter of fact. couldnt keep air in any tire.
    at the same time another LV member (Len -screen name escapes me) was selling his rims and tires
    18'' speedy vertec VR5, also added the billet grill and EGR sunvisor. ~sigh and yes superman decals on fog lights~


    well i guess it was the feeling of the rims on the galant, everything didnt seem to match, i.e. headlights, tails and stripe. so i got rid of/replaced them
    to this day i believe im the first 20-03 with oem bumper and JDM headlights. added superman symbol to the billet grill, 2nd gen tails, JDM Side markers and CF evo hood and eibach springs to finish my new look.



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    Great history....I wish I had pics of my Galant when I first bought it. I also have the decals from Censee on his group buy, still in the garage in the priority USPS box unopened still.
    Love,
    Matt

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    hey people i worked 3 hours on this damn, comment!

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    I remember when I joined the club you were selling your altezas!

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    You are here entirely tooo much!! RAZ_76's Avatar
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    We all had our rice moments..

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    wheres the fan pic..
    04 Maxima SL in Bronze with Black leather


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    You are here entirely tooo much!! 99 galant's Avatar
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    wow your car is the only car i like with the 02-03 front. the way you make you car look its the only way it would work. i dont think the 99-01 bumper would work. the superman symbol is awesome! lol

    great work on your G

    any interior work?

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    Looks good! On the door panel trim thing that runs the lengths of your doors, I like the white GALANT on there.
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    Yeah...where is the history of the engine fan?
    Love,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispy03 View Post
    hey people i worked 3 hours on this damn, comment!
    your car is blue, ricer.












    ;)

    great progress up to this point now. looks good krispy, as always.

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    You are here entirely tooo much!! SkylineG1's Avatar
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    At least you have pictures that basically tells the story. Good job.

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    Experienced TGC Member krispy03's Avatar
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    lol it took me about 3 hours just to do that. thats not even going into the engine (all the intake manifolds) or the projects ive done. i started to go into the engine but i thought id save that for some other time and deleted it. maybe ill add on the interior and engine soon as a second chapter

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    It's interesting to see other people's progress for sure. This made me nostalgic about my car a little bit for some reason...hmm...

    ^_^

    But yeah, I always liked the way your car came out.

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    Looking good, i had jdm heads on my 02. had both 1 pc and 2 pc.

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    You are here entirely tooo much!! 4-G-rim's Avatar
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    Wow...I didn't even know you had white wheels on your 8g. It sure has come a long way since the 1st day you got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispy03 View Post
    hey people i worked 3 hours on this damn, comment!
    Its nice.

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    you've come a long way and it looks great

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    Looks hawt! I am doing the same thing, kinda. I mean, staying with the stock front bumper. But i will probably use some kind of lip.


    Lookin good. Keep up the good work!
    Currently on my 3rd 8G... Not giving up this time!

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    i have the integra lip but yet to put it on.

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    lol with the rice car. just recently found out what it means. why do you guys call it rice? by the way, your car looks way better now! good job!

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