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Street Build 99 Northstar White GSX

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

    GregoryRyan Supporting Member

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    Are you going to start a new build thread? If so post it here so we all can find it.

    Id love more information on how you found that new gem and what all went into getting it. Looks amazing.

    Congrats btw!
     

    Street Build 229  26

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  2. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Denver, Colorado
    I will be continuing the thread on this one as the shell is the only thing that has changed. Literally everything, glass, wiring, everything, is from my last 99'.

    I know a guy with a mint 99 Barcelona with 50k miles who found the white one. He is running into some money problems so he sold it to me since he knew I would take the best care of it.

    So my first goal was to get rid of all duplicate parts so I can stop paying for my storage unit. so I have compared every piece of duplicates and kept the one in better shape of the two.

    That left me with the "worse" of the two, full black interior swap. Everything. Seatbelts, dash, everything.

    50711456022_7f80cf2b26_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I've posted this for sale for $500 on facebook. I'm not going to ship this.

    50710634703_795a2cc397_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Another thing I wanted to do, which I failed to do in the past, is break loose all the axle nuts while the car is on the ground!

    I popped the wheel off to be PLEASANTLY surprised with the axle nut looking like this.

    50710634323_7daae30f8a_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    All 4 axle nuts popped off without a hiccup.. amazing...

    I then sold the evo 8 enkeis it came with. Someone showed up with $500 within the hour to pick them up.

    50710634923_dd8eab45a3_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    since I had everything out, I wanted to inspect everything and then do a deep cleaning.

    50716401488_d7512d5295_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Unlike the previous shell, I will be keeping the following:

    -Wipers (front and rear) with their motors.
    -Washer fluid reservoir, pump, and all hoses/nozzles
    -Heater core & blower/fan assembly/ducting.

    While I was back here I swapped in my old antenna motor as the new one was broken.

    50717139746_2621920e11_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I got my dash back installed, with the gauge cluster.

    50716401308_ed92056370_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I put the trunk area back together completely.

    50717140156_0238045880_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr
     

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    Street Build 1K  1

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

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    I will keep the spare in the back to support the cargo floor.

    50716468183_26d779865e_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    It is crazy how clean this shell is....

    50717207341_27b72784ff_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Another thing I did while I had the spare parts was swap my cluster into a 5spd housing so I didn't have to look at the A/T section in the center of the cluster. My car was originally automatic.

    50716468623_f1a54f47b0_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    So now It is in a proper 5spd housing without the opening in the center lower portion of the cluster.

    50716468678_cd5b2c0f93_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Even though I will more than likely be removing a lot of this in the future prior to some painting/wiring, I wanted to get the interior 100% installed and complete with all correct hardware so I didn't forget or lose anything. I also didn't want things to get damaged, so figured this would be the best route.

    I need to figure out how to clean the headliner/visors next so I can swap those and the sunroof.

    Peace!

    -Brady
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Some where, Colorado
    I've seen your Facebook posts for the interior. Wish I had a spare $500 to throw at this, but not so much. Will have to settle for the black interior I already got.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  5. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Denver, Colorado
    Small update:

    I got a couple more small things back from powder coating. This includes my bullfab cross member, lower brace, and transmission mount, all in gloss black.

    50875250921_a203a861b3_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I picked up my built head from Icrave Boost as well.

    50874546543_15f23ed3f1_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50874546598_113b5a0e99_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    50875250531_f25df45d93_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I have been talking with I Crave Boost about doing a block refresh. Checking everything out, new ARP main studs, new rings/bearings etc. as well. I will probably pull the trigger and have them fully assemble the entire long block.

    Peace!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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