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Thread: 1988 323 Station Wagon, KLG4 swap build

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    I had hoped to have made more progress on this lately but things haven't really gone to plan

    My girlfriend rolled our Ford escape so that put a damper on my little project, she walked away from the crash without a scratch and the escape has survived to see another day






    So in the meantime I did a little photoshoot with my daily driver, a rare 88' 323 GT with a factory B6T in it





    I still have plenty of things left to finish on the wagon and I will most likely do some small things very soon..... like build a battery box and make an ECU mounting bracket etc..... but the major things.... like a complete brake job, including all 4 calipers..... will have to wait until the new year since I have two little kids that need to be spoiled at Christmas time lol

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    Wow, hope she's doing ok. That's some scary shit.

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    Cool stuff...........not the flip thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 915_P5 View Post
    Wow, hope she's doing ok. That's some scary shit.
    Ya man definately is some scary shit, neither one of us has ever been in a crash this bad before, but thankfully she only had some sore muscles for a few days and right back to feeling 100% again

    Cars can always be replaced
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    Sweet cars man and nice work! Makes me miss my old 323 turbo..

    Glad to hear nobody got seriously hurt in the crash.

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    Winter sucks

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    I'm finally back into this project and I've decided that the body on my 323 GT is no longer roadworthy so I decided to upgrade the wagon more by switching the GT interior and the power windows into the wagon

    As you can see there's parts everywhere



    Nothing left of the doors/interior



    But the windows are working in the wagon!!

    https://youtu.be/ssch7-GDfeQ

    Next up is the passenger doors and to get the rest of the interior back in
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    The complete GT interior is now in the wagon which includes all the grey pieces to get rid of any signs of the old blue interior

    Time delayed interior lights
    Tilt steering
    Power mirrors
    And my favourite, power windows!!!

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    Once I'm done parting out the red car, I'll finally be able to get the wagon back into the garage to get it finished and roadworthy

    Then the racing videos will soon follow lol
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    So I finished stripping the GT down and ready for the scrapyard, it's a very sad sight but here's the final pictures of my GT



    Since the wagon needs a windshield, I kept the one from the GT, we just cut the roof and under the cowl



    R.I.P.



    But now the wagon is back inside the garage, first time in months



    First order of business is the much needed brake job, 3 out 4 calipers were sticking, wheels bearing were making a hell of a lot of noise so it was easier to just change the entire front knuckles since the GT got a complete front brake job only a few months before I stopped driving it

    And the also good rear calipers and brand new ebrake cables



    When installing the rear calipers I inspected the rear wheel bearings and found metal shavings throughout the grease, so next up is to install new bearings



    In the meantime I've also installed the OBD2 port

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    I got the new wheel bearings installed and the next step is to fix an oil leak on the engine

    Turned out to be a cam seal and once I pulled the valve cover, I wasn't happy with what I found.... milky oil....



    So instead of replacing head gaskets, it'll be less work to replace the engine which I'm picking up another engine later today

    But I did get the battery fitted into the rear panel, just needs a tray to fasten it into place now

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    Picked up the new engine last night to add to the pile lol

    now to get it installed

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    To hell with photobucket!!

    I got the new engine installed, tweaked a few of the small things to do on the car, got the ECU mounted

    Only thing left is a battery tray and windshield and this car is ready for the road

    Here's a YouTube video of the car now

    https://youtu.be/5yVkL4ZvcHk
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    So I recently got a GoPro so I wanted to make a short video with it, it'll be awesome for when I take the wagon to the track

    https://youtu.be/an05T26sZoQ

    And testing out imgur for hosting pics

    One more step finished, custom battery tray

    The last mock up before paint



    This is just to show the pieces I welded to the car that the tray bolts to



    The tray itself



    Bolted in place



    Once the battery is in, I made this plate to slide into a slot in the front of the tray to lock down the battery



    And the finished product, i plan on cleaning up the battery still since it's out in the open like that

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