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98 GST rescue

Year
1998
Model/Trim
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Body parts I picked up:
GSX hi rise wing
Driver fender
Hood
Skirt caps
Skirts
Mirrors
Door handles

Viper Red Paint from Summit
 

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tlikethedrink

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ABQ, New_Mexico
Got the motor assembled. Painting some things along the way. Going to start cleaning up the engine bay and paint it red to match the body.
 

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tlikethedrink

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Painted the engine bay. It was a job for sure. A lot of cleaning and scrubbing went into it. Worth it in the end in my opinion

goal is to pull trans and mate up with engine this weekend.
 

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tlikethedrink

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ABQ, New_Mexico
Motor installed. Having some issues getting it running. The car has a fuel pump rewire that wasn’t receiving signal in for the fuel pump. I since ran a keyed 12v from the engine bay fuse box to the master sender signal. Works with key on to get the signal and the the rewire relay does the rest. I still feel like possible no/low spark issue. Currently NOT running
 

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tlikethedrink

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ABQ, New_Mexico
Took her around the block! Been a while for update due to waiting on an axle. Got it installed finally.
Starting to push body work. Hope to have her painted by end of May.
Tires on the way.
Air filter , dip stick and NGK wires on the way from STM
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Long time no update. Been side working on bikes to offset income from not working- sucks. I’ve been fixing and flipping dirt bikes. Pretty fun actually.

On the car: I’ve been installing body panels and fitting them as I go. the car had been moving under its own power but I lost the clutch slave AND master. Those have been replaced and I test drove it. This got my juices flowing again. I ordered and received my Tactrix Openport. I’m waiting on the cable now.
Body work has been moving along great. A few more touch ups and it’ll be ready for paint. I also pressure washed the interior and treated all the plastics.
Today while waiting on clips to be delivered for the side skirts I scraped primer and old plastidip overspray off the windows.
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Everything is back on the car. Skirts bumpers wings. Everything has been sanded and is ready for paint. I’m pretty excited at this point, car has come a long way.
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Still wet sanding and doing the body work I would regret no addressing, even though this is a $600 car... my expectations are low and anything better than the paint I’ll be laying down would cost too much right now and can still be done later. I have a $100 gallon of Viper Red from Summit to use up anyways.

I’ve fixed little things mechanically too. The prop rod was really rattling and make the car sound like it was on its last leg. Used a piece of silicone tube to insulate it under the mount.
Fixed an air leak causing the brake booster not to work.
Fixed the power steering.

with the money I’ll be saving from the paint, I’m going to buy a lip kit and some interior stuff like a radio and steering wheel/shift knob
 

tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
(eBay) Ralliart Suede steering wheel and black derlin shift knob.
waiting on the hub and quick disconnect to come in to install.

also, found what’s making a mess in the driveway... the steering rack is dripping.

Just tried out the sunroof. It works!!
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
PAINTED!
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Once the paint cures another week or so, I’ll clean it all up. Inside and out will be pretty much done.

replaced the power steering rack.

need to iron out details and star working on the break in miles
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
wow looks great !
Thanks! Lots of overspray clean up to do. Engine bay and wheels are bad.

coilovers ordered. I’ll spray the wheel wells black while I’m in there installing the coils. Be a good time to wipe the wheels down too.
Considering going 17x9 +30,35 or 40. Offset depends on the wheel. Thinking it’ll be good to get the wheels/alignment all done at the same time.
 

tlikethedrink

Proven Member
326
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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
Coilovers installed. Ebay specials. Nothing but the most mediocre for my baby! Actually decent quality. Had a chance to spray the fender liners and clean the wheels to hold me off a bit.
I would like to get the boost leak test, front o2, wideband figured out. Saturday I’ll wash it and repaint the wiper cowl painted, and plastidip the trim.
 

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tlikethedrink

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Sep 11, 2007
ABQ, New_Mexico
I wish I could say I painted this car, but my wife wasn’t feeling the mess.
I’ve painted before with good results.pretty close to this car. I’ll post pics from my other phone.
 
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