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Old 10-24-11, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default ProjectGS: My GS-F Build Thread (Goto Pg 4, ton of new pix!)

So, I've been trying to build a GS-F. Basically how I think a GS with high performance trim should of came from the factory. Slowly but surely it's coming along.

I'll be updating this as I go. Trying to finish up the car here in a week to make it to SEMA, but we'll see if I can meet the timetable or not.

IS-F Seats install and fabrication of brackets.

The real PITA is getting all the seat motors and electronics to work together!

Wiring and diagrams...fun stuff. Did you know the IS-F seats wiring diagram is like 10 pages long? lol!






Brackets fabricated, test fitting in car.


Some goodies going in the engine.


Here's the fun part. Building a custom front facing intake manifold

From an old project. I sucked really bad at welding and fabrication back then. I'm a little better now. I'm not expert by any means, just no longer a hack job lol. Cutting off the old nasty welded runners here.


Done, now time to make a new backing plate.


Finished new backing plate and test fitting it a spare GS. The car this is going in doesn't have a motor right now.


Welded on the runners and bored the holes.


It took me 5 hours of cutting and grinding to get to this point!


Chamfered all the intake runners for better air flow into the engine.


Bead blasted everything. Time to weld the end tank back on.


Yes I have a big blast cabinet in my garage lol.


More updates to come in the following days. New built motor going in car as well

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Old 10-24-11, 04:32 PM   #2
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That is-f seat looks great in there. What do you do for a living......engineer?
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Old 10-24-11, 04:42 PM   #3
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i thought you already had a gs-f build thread? oh well these never get old, especially from a lexus wizard such as yourself
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Old 10-24-11, 04:52 PM   #4
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You sure have some skills!
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Old 10-24-11, 04:55 PM   #5
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Nice, the FFIM on the GE is great!

I have a set of GE lower runners laying around I was gonna throw away, if u need a spare set for any reason they are free..
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good luck and keep us posted...looking forward to this
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Yes I have a big blast cabinet in my garage lol.


More updates to come in the following days. New built motor going in car as well
i was just about to ask if that's your garage or at a shop...

keep us updated!
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Old 10-24-11, 07:07 PM   #8
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Looks great so far!
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Old 10-24-11, 07:14 PM   #9
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Great, can't wait for more updates.
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Old 10-24-11, 07:29 PM   #10
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I guess, after the SEMA show,

You would be free, like last year.

What does Bead blasting do BTW ?
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Damn, this is going to be one crazy beast.
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Old 10-24-11, 08:54 PM   #12
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You got a Millers welding machine as an apprentice? You are baller man.
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sweet, ive always wanted to see someone do this, looking forward for the outcome. GL
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good stuff!
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Awesome! Would love some of that equipment in my garage!
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