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Street Build 99 Northstar White GSX

Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. miguelmcv

    miguelmcv Supporting Member

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    Is all what you need from a 2g? I live in fresno CAli but I’ll be in Parker next month (15) for work.
    There are some junkyards here and there are some eclipses. They are not turbo but if you need anything from a non turbo that will fit your car, let me know, I can pull it of and take it with me so you don’t have to pay shipping, that will kill you, fenders and staff like that are bulky and will cost. I have some extra stuff from my Dsm and can help out to get you going.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not planning to get red of my spare stuff, but I’ll be more then happy to give it to you to get going and when ever you can return it back to me, and I mean when ever you find the part, buy it and send it to me,
    Let me know or PM for details if you are interested so we can keep your journal clean.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  2. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Good news! Someone messaged me on here saying they had some very rare OEM BNIB Rear AWD toe arms for a good price so I snagged those!

    The rockers I will have to cut out of a junkyard eclipse here, no big deal. Just have to wait for a good one.

    I have hope that my rear LSD axles can be saved and rebuilt by a local axle shop. And my fuel filler neck could possibly be blasted and fixed.

    Really, just a new driver fender is what I have had the hardest time finding..
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. razrman8

    razrman8 Proven Member

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    Man..I don't know why it took me this long to figure out that you had a build thread for this car. Better late than never. I started on page one, and your intro sounded a lot like my situation. I bought my '99 GSX when I was 16 too with a spun rod and traveled along many of the exact same steps that you did.
    Fortunately, I reached a point of either selling it or diving in with no looking back as far as restoring it to what it deserved to be. The rear fender wells were so rusted that it scared me into thinking there HAD to be so much more rust that I was just unaware of. Though I prevented many hours of headache by selling it, there's a part of me this misses it here and there. I applaud you for going the distance and restoring this car. It's very satisfying getting to live vicariously through you and your updates. Not to mention your home renovation projects on IG. :D That staircase is so pleasing now.
    Anyway, good luck Brady and keep on going!

    -Keenan
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    309.6 whp · 273.37 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  4. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Haha thanks man it means a lot! The home renovation stuff is a little bit more satisfying as I walk up those stairs dozens of times a day and the fact that money put into the house is adding more value than I spend etc. So its easy for me to pick the house projects over the car projects. But I'm getting married this year and don't feel droping 10k on the eclipse is the wisest decision at the moment. But I am sticking to my plan of having as much things as I can find powdercoated/painted/replace and then a full glass out respray.

    I will all be worth it!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Smart man!! Put it towards something you’ll see a roi and not a dumb dsm ROFL. It scares me to calculate how much I’ve put into the car this year alone.
     

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    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  6. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    50132999958_1fc5df0a00_4k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Update: I have a ton of parts for this thing.. Really on the fence about buying my own blast cabinet to blast everything. With the amount of small brackets and stuff I want blasted, I'm almost positive it would be cheaper to buy the compressor and cabinet...

    Still need rocker panels left/right, and a fuel filler neck.

    Peace!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yo!

    Decided to start checking some stuff off the list.

    50142154893_55c53aa00b_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    All of this is getting media blasted this Saturday. Also will bring the rear knuckles to get those done, just weren't in the pic.

    Slowly but surely! Everything in the pic besides the calipers will be gloss black. Calipers will be candy red to match the valve cover at some point, but everything is just getting blasted right now.

    If anyone has any ideas what to do for the drive shaft, as it has a decent amount of surface rust, let me know. Thinking just wire wheel as much as I can and then brush on some Eastwood rust inhibitor w/ black on top.

    Peace!

    -Brady
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    https://www.por15.com/

    POR15 is the shit (in a good way). Paints on well too. Fair warning whatever this stuff gets on is basically permanently bonded for life but it will NEVER rust again as long as you follow the instructions and prepare well, which won't be a problem for you.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  9. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yep, very familiar with the stuff, but I won't be going with it for a couple reason. The Eastwood rust inhibitor (brush on) with a 3M undercoating top coat on the unibody with Eastwood internal frame coating will work amazing for my setup.

    I had some downtime so I wanted to continue getting this thing torn apart to replace/coat/clean/paint everything.

    50133000113_89183c4de5_h.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50159684332_ccb2b5c799_h.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50158892743_93d62fe580_h.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50159445016_3972981fd9_h.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Just need to remove the subframe and some exhaust hangers and the underneath will be officially BARE, then clean clean clean. First round of parts sand blasted is done, I will be picking that stuff up today. I'm thinking everything will be gloss black this time around, no more wrinkle black.

    Peace!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Not that's what I call some serious weight reduction! :p

    Keep up the good work Brady. Love the garage floor BTW. My buddy has floors like that too.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  11. DogWhistle

    DogWhistle Supporting VIP

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    I think Tuner was responding to your question about the driveshaft rust. POR-15 is our go-to rust preventer now. Just be sure not to spray undercoating on your driveshaft as it is a balanced assembly.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    manual · 4G63t Swapped

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    385 whp · 378 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  12. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    Correct I was only talking about the driveshaft rust. Thick undercoating could have the potential to unbalance it.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  13. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Supporting Member

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    I love the por 15 working well after two years.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  14. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Well yeah, never said anything about undercoating the driveshaft. I will wire brush everything I can and probably just do the Eastwood rust inhibitor Platinum then Black over that.

    I got my first batch back from the blaster! Obviously have to remove a lot of the bushings and some other stuff but glad to know none of the parts were too far gone to save.

    50161324176_571b647bbb_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50161324196_ed79a3c6fb_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    This lot includes:

    -Rear Brembos
    -Diff cover
    -Gas tank straps
    -Rear subframe bushing plates
    -Rear upper control arms & mounting brackets
    -Gas tank filler pipe bracket
    -Rear diff cast bracket w/ bushing
    -All the rear bumper brackets
    -Mint Rear license plate bracket (impossible to find...)
    -Rear bumper frame rail brackets
    -Rear sway bar brackets and rear subframe cross brace
    -Rear LCA's
    -Front shock fork things

    Still need to get blasted:

    -Rear Brembos
    -Front & Rear knuckle/spindles
    -Front & Rear subframes
    -Transmission mounts
    -Lower subframe brackets
    -Front crossmember
    -Various timing covers
    -Various engine brackets

    Everything I've just mentioned is getting powdercoated gloss black except the brembos and the aluminum parts. Some things may end up being painted by myself If i decide I can't justify the cost.. Someone persuade me otherwise?

    The never ending slow stream of BNIB OEM goodies continues with these brand new rear light lenses and a brand new gas tank cap.

    50161573232_1cb385681b_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Some things I am pretty much set on buying are:

    Front & Rear sway bars
    New brake rotors.. some floating girodisc would be sweet.....

    Can't wait for this pic to be the next before pic!

    47492882061_e6003186d3_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Peace
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Lookin slick man! Keep it up!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  16. PXHero

    PXHero Proven Member

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    Just finished reading this, epic build man! Very inspiring. My GSX has been in pieces in Illinois for almost a decade. I started digging into it, ran out of money and time, then relocated for work... The good news is, I'll be starting a build of my own next week after I bring the car out here to Ohio! I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of rust repair as well, so thank you for all the detail you've put into this thread. Hooray for salty Midwest roads and vehicle designs that trap water, right?! Keep up the good work!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  17. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yo!

    Still slowly doings here and there (busy with other things for the time being) But I did want to pull the motor/trans just to get the front subframe down and get everything else that will be blasted & powdercoated!

    So I pulled the motor and removed intake/exhaust manifolds.

    50182696736_0717690815_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Then I figured..... while I'm doing all of this, why would I go through all this trouble to not double-check the block/head.

    50182951677_92e68546b5_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    The head will be getting rebuilt/refreshed! Not sure what parts I'm going to throw into it yet, I need to research a bit more..

    50182696896_f3c45a96ef_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I'm glad I'm taking my time with this one. I really want everything that bolts to the shell to be mint, new, refurbished, coated, painted etc etc etc. Even plan on getting all the bolts re-zinc plated (way too excited for that!)

    This way, if for whatever reason, I can swap everything to a MINT shell (only if a 99 white w/black & 5spd comes up for sale that is MINT).

    I keep going back and forth on if I should just paint some of the pieces like the bumper brackets that will legit NEVER be seen again, but idk. Would hate for something to chip/rust if I painted it.

    That's all I got for now!

    Peace

    -Brady
     

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  18. Craig1970

    Craig1970 Probationary Member

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    instead of painting the parts you are thinking why not powder coat then you wouldn't have to worry about chipping/rust at least not for a longer time
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  19. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yo!

    I bit the bullet and decided that since the head is off, has 120k miles, and is completely stock except for valve stem seals and kelford 272's it was time to do a mild build up.

    Pretty stoked! I'll get the build sheet over tomorrow and post up on here, definitely wasn't cheap but something I've always wanted to do.

    I also have a lead on the following parts that were holding up my progress:

    -Pass/Driver lower rocker panels
    -Rear LSD axles
    -Awd fuel pump hanger
    -Awd fuel pump filler neck
    -Rear knuckle/spindle assemblies (mine are just too rusty, can't get the axles out. Can possibly save them and have some spare axles)

    I'm also getting close to my PE exam (sep. 1st) and my wedding (nov 7th) but after that it is full steam on the dsm. Just gathering parts at the moment.

    Also wondering if I should bite the bullet and get the whole thing media blasted... Quotes seem to be $1,000 to $1,500...

    Peace!
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  20. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    For my 2g head (stock and original) I am doing the following:

    -GSC Intake Valves
    -GSC Exhaust Valves
    -GSC Valve Guides
    -GSC Valve stem seals
    -Kiggly street springs
    -Kiggly HLA
    -Machined/cleaned/etc etc

    Also have a Bulfab crossmember on the way!

    Peace

    -Brady
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  21. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    Okay ill bite, where did you find those?
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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  22. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Ebay
     

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  23. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    one vote for the media blasting. you're already going this deep. what's one more step? (even if it's a $1500 dollar step) LOL
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  24. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    Are you a fellow Civ E as well? Since we are usually the only ones going for PE.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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  25. DJRace

    DJRace Proven Member

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    The media blasting is really great. You can save a little money if your parts are already taken apart if you go to someone for it. Awesome build btw.
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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