You only got to see it once!
For those of you that missed an interview with the owner of Project GT (“JK”) and read about the first Customisation on the Rear lights of Project GT, Check out Stage 1 by clicking here! (or click the pic below)
For those that are up to speed or just want to read about Stage 2, Project GT is all about showcasing what great Automotive Businesses we have in South Australia and what they can do to Project GT (Our biggest volunteer “JK’s” 2005 Subaru Liberty GT)
On that note; Project GT stage 2 is on Auto Transformers! (AT)
We are interviewing “Andrew Mitchell” who started AT! Some of you might know him by this famous Full Custom Lincoln Zephyr!
Lets get to know Andrew & AT, before we see what they do on the GT!
HC: Thanks for taking the time to chat Andrew! That’s a great segway to Project GT stage 2!
Lets get stuck into Stage 2!
For those that got to the bottom of the stage 1 article and thought, “OH NO WHAT IS JK DOING NEXT?” when they saw these inspiration images at the end of Project GT Stage 1 article…
So now that we are underway with Stage two.. Lets have a look at what JK meant by that; with this amateur photoshop inspiration image..
Much more Subtle than that Extreme Honda JK! Phew! You had us worried for a second there!
Let’s Chat to JK about Project GT Stage two:
HC: So what is Stage two about JK?
JK: Well, just like we talked about in Stage one, i really enjoyed the 2000’s Car Modification era, so Project GT is in line with Autosalon Era inspiration, but not full Rice; It’s got to have class! So Stage two is about really customising the GT in ways that makes it truly unique!
HC: Truly unique hey JK?
JK: Yeah! So the biggest modification is the tailgate/bootlid, when Subaru designed it, they did well, but didn’t nail it! So the tailgate/bootlid got a “Flush” to remove all Badges, remove raised ridge, remove indent line and the plate holder area. Auto transformers did an incredible job with coming up with a custom metal plate that replaced the plastic and covered the full area, (That’s why they are called “Auto Transformers”!) take a look here..
HC: And you said Several ways?
JK: Yeah so Bootlid aside, we still need to relocate the plate to meet ADR requirements, Auto Transformers spotted a 2000’s WRX rear bar plate and knew that by cutting it down to a tight plate size, it would be a perfect fit! (both physically and in era/brand styling)
JK: Next up, while we were at the rear bumper modifications, I always liked the “Series 2” rear bar vents, (Hardcore Liberty Fans call them “Post Facelift” or “PostFace” for short) so we popped next door to SA Auto Installs / SA Auto Spares..
JK: Grabbed a untidy bumper with a good set…
The cobwebs came free lol
and Auto Transformers integrated them!
JK: But they were going to look a little “Bland” compared to the sleek new paint finish, so we got them Carbon Fibre wrapped at Dizzi Decalz!
JK: and with the towbar being functional, yet not a right fit with all the new Custom tail end mods, it was time to say Sayonara to the days of Towing for the GT and integrate a Carbon Fibre Diffuser to match those wrapped vents (See example below)
JK: Plus add these JDM “Spats” or “Valance” to really “Beef up” that Tail end bottom and continue that theme to the front guards..
HC: Wow JK, that’s a tonne of Custom visual Mods! Is there anything else you are getting done at the same time?
JK: Yep! like anyone that has done Paintshop work, its always a good time to get other pieces done, like the Wind deflectors you see on this fine liberty specimen..
JK: the addition of this “letterbox” style Grill..
JK: and this final touch being a USDM “Legacy GT” badge from its overseas same era cousin. Oohh that Tan interior looks nice 😉
HC: So what does the Finished product look like JK?
HC: That’s Not Finished JK!
JK: Well, the whole idea is to keep the average punter guessing.. I’ve already had comments like “Is it a Merc? A BMW? No! It’s a Subaru Liberty GT!”
You’ll have to wait for a (Mid stage) Photoshoot for Stage 3 to see it, that also includes a few more mods! You might see it for real at a few events in the next few weeks, but for now.. You’ll have to just imagine it from this last photo Lukee from Full Boost Photography took before AT got it.
Thanks for reading About Project GT Stage Two!
Other Project GT Articles:
If you would like to contact Auto Transformers, feel free to on any of these details below:
08 8349 7035
1259 Main North Road, Para Hills West SA 5096
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