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Old 10-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #51
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Hit a good stopping place on the GC on Sunday so I got to put in a few hours on the Fozzy.

Got my ol trusty hammer and big screw driver and got to work on the sound proofing.



Next wheel be taking a wire wheel to all of it and getting the remainder off. I'll do that once all the metal that I am going to remove is off so I am not wasting time cleaning parts I don't even plan to keep. After I finished I removed the windshield and side windows. This is the result of a couple hours of work...



After I finished I weighed the sound proofing and amazing I removed 49lbs of weight alone. The glass as another 55lbs so total for the day was 104lbs! Not to shabby.

Next I marked the 2 floor pieces that I am going to remove and replace with some much lighter aluminum. pieces. I am leaving the stock gas tank cradle strap points for now. I have my new spot-weld bits ordered up so I can get the pieces inside removed. I am confident I can pull another 100 or so pounds out of the chassis before I even start pulling off undercoating pieces out of the engine bay.





More updates once my bits come in.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #52
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so are you going to put in a Toyota UZ Engine in it or something?

yea I dont read, but I dont understand the benefit to a forester as a track car over a GC.. its heavier, specially up top..
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:26 PM   #53
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Its not much heavier. The lower portion is the same as a GC except for some added metal in a couple areas for off-road stuff but that's all getting removed. The top is a little heavier but not much, especially when there is lexan replacing the windows. It is basically a GF8 Wagon. Also being a hatch I can fill it with crap if I need to.

Its was a good buy. Heavily modded car which to sell parts off of. I am already 500 up over what I bought it for and I am still have a hydra and radiator to sell and that's not counting the money I am getting to install some of the parts I sold. It can fit huge tires stock. 18x10+30 on 255/35/18 with a mild pull and stock camber settings. A GC8 can barely fit 8.5s on a 235 tire. Chassis lower is identical so all the STi parts fit with no modification.

It was a buddies car. It was built by me over 5 years ago and was great. It was going to get traded in and I just couldn't let that happen so I am giving it a second chance at life to be my play thing. I guarantee you as goofy as this will look at the track it will be giving GCs, GDs, and GRs a run for their money.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:33 PM   #54
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Cant wait to see the progress you make on this car as it shapes up into something very cool. Good luck with the project have fun with it!
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:37 PM   #55
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Dont doubt the mad scientist. Hes got plenty of tricks up his sleave. Cant wait to see this thing on the track next season.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #56
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Gotta love the massive wheel wells in the foresters. They can fit anything. I'd love to see a 275 slick on this car.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #57
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wow girodisc i love foresters and i plan on looking for this one to be completed! btw can your sick rotors be daily driven or do you have a street version?
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #58
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Subscribed. Looks like a good start.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:24 PM   #59
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everything you guys do at girodisc is just awesome.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #60
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #61
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wow girodisc i love foresters and i plan on looking for this one to be completed! btw can your sick rotors be daily driven or do you have a street version?
Our 2pc rotors can be used on the street just fine. Its mainly the pads the determine whats safe on the street. We use a spring clip design so the rotor dosen't chatter like other racing 2pc rotors can. We have had customers get up to 60k miles before needing replacement rings on 3 sets of Ferodo DS2500s. Mine have 12k on them with 2 Auto X Season and look as new as the day I bedded them in.

The Auto X rotors I want to make are street, drag and auto x only. The standard 2pc I have now I will be bedded in with a set of race pads and used for track events only.

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:12 AM   #62
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #63
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cant wait til this is done
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:36 PM   #64
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Looking good! This will be a fine commuter
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #65
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Yeah its going to be the fastest lezbaru ever.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #66
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Got a bit of work done this weekend. My buddy (the previous owner) said if he could help that he would so I cashed in on some volunteer work so I could work on the GC. Need to start removing all the undercoating from the underside and laying on my back is not very fun. So we made a poor-mans lift. The car actually balances at his angle but I strapped it to make sure. Soon i'll have pics of the stripped underside and I have been trying to keep all the debris so I can weigh it. They say its around 40-50lbs if you take it all off and I intend to so I guess we'll see. Then it will be stitch welding time!





I need to get the GC ready to head off to paint on the 14th but once that's done the Forester will get about 2 weeks of strait work so I can get the chassis done and hopefully painted so I can start making it a roller again. I have some parts ordered up and on there way so fabrication time will begin shortly after the GC is finished.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #67
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What's the side resting on? The ground?
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:11 PM   #68
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Yeah. On the rocker and the front door hinge. Its not damaging anything because it dosen't weigh anything at this point and because race car... lol

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #69
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Lmao! That's awesome
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #70
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:25 PM   #71
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Yeah. On the rocker and the front door hinge. Its not damaging anything because it dosen't weigh anything at this point and because race car... lol

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:02 PM   #72
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Hey all. This is my personal name and I will be using it to post updates from now on as I no longer work at Girodisc. Got some parts ordered up and got a little on the underside done do I'll have an update in a few days. Stay tuned!

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #73
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No more Girodisk?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:07 PM   #74
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I was always under the impression he was the owner. Guess I was wrong
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:08 PM   #75
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Yeah or something close to that lol
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