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Street Build 98 GST rescue

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  1. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Got it running thanks to guys on the Forum!!!

    hopefully it’s starts picking up speed from here! Pun intended LOL
     

    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Also found a cracked coil. Decided to replace them both.
     

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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  9. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Are you spraying it at home or at a shop?
     

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    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    553  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 3K  5

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  10. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    I’m trying to avoid doing it at hope. I made a mess last time. My wife wasn’t a fan!
    I’m trying to get a friend to lend me a booth at his shop since it’s closed due to the Rona.
    Either way I intend to spray it myself either way.
     

    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Yeah timing is on your side right now. Can’t wait to see it painted.
     

    524  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    553  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 3K  5

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  12. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Time is the only thing on my side! Lol.I did the door jambs and the trunk.

    I think next week I’ll try to spray the bumpers wing and mirrors.
     

    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  13. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  14. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    Street Build 584  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  16. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    (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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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  17. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    PAINTED!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  18. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Interior coming together also
     

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  19. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  20. pat white

    pat white Proven Member

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    wow looks great !
     

    Street Build 365  1

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  21. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  22. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  23. Scotty_R8

    Scotty_R8 Supporting Member

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    looking good!
     

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    2008 Audi R8 V8
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2007 Trailblazer SS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  24. bstaley

    bstaley Proven Member

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    Really came together nicely! :thumb: Are you a painter by trade? Or is this something you picked up by practicing?
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  25. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    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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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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