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Street Build ITFLYS - 1Gina2G

Year:
1995
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Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. Justin DuBois

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    382 whp · 354 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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    Factory Seats - Grey Leather, power adjustable drivers seat. showing its age.
    Seating height - cushion to headliner:
    Driver - 36.25" (Seat cushion adjusted to highest setting)
    Seat weight 51.4lb!

    Passenger - 37.25"
    Seat weight 38.2lb

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    Knowing the majority of the issues will be with the fitment of the bracket - I decided not to wait for the seats. I ordered the brackets in advance knowing a perfect fit would be improbable.

    Brackets arrived in good shape:
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    A first look at passenger seat bracket fitment is showing an issue on the front left corner. I have to peal back the carpet to get a better look. I think I need to pull my carpet and shampoo it.
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    This is the trouble spot - 1st, relocate the factory stereo amp wire harness;
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    Still not enough clearance. There is a bump in the floor - I need to look closer, but this is probably for exhaust or AWD transfer case clearance under the car.
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    Looking from below, we see the left edge of the bracket is touching.
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    I've reached out to WEDGE for next steps to resolve the issue.
     
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    Driver side bracket is much worse:
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    image004.jpg IMG_2098.jpg Passenger seat bracket tweaking: (the easy one)
    This bracket just needs a slight modification to the left front foot. It was the only corner not flush to the mounts and this bracket is sitting level as is, so no problem to fix this with a couple of well placed whacks with the plastic mallet.
     

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    Time out for a little headlight action. - an Early Birthday present.

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    This is mundane - but ok.
    Dry Vacuume the back first, Remove from work surface, sweep away Buton Willow - Riverside infield dirt from 2002.
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    Flip back over, dry vac carpet, sprinkle on baking soda carpet freshner, then go at it with a wet-vac RugDr from home depo rentals, and a small bottle of OXY carpet shampoo. Then - hours of this:
     

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    This is all I see, in my head, while I Wet-Vac for hours.
     
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    Labor Fruit

    Before - After
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    It was a sunny breezy day, Perfect to make sure it is completely dry.
    And it has a nice a nice fresh scent!
     

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    Passengers side is approved :thumb:
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    More tab bending work with the mallet, and some minor grinding on the inside edge gives me an air gap between the tunnel and the bracket, and a smoother edge to keep from cutting the carpet. I did a little wire brush were the paint was cracked off, and hit the bare metal on the bracket and on the scratches in the floor pan with some black engine enamel spray paint for good measure.
     
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    Drivers side progress:

    This modified fitment is ready to send back to Wedge. What you see has no clearance, and profiles the center tunnel. If I had a die grinder or more substantial metal shaping tools, I would have taken off another 1/4". All the corners sit flush and the bracket is level to the car. This work was with a hand held jigsaw, and a hand file.

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    I went back and lifted the carpet for this shot. I cleaned up the pan with a quick vac and windex with paper towel. I cleaned up the Wideband O2 and rear O2 routing. The plug on the ZT-3 Wide band harness will fit through a hole in the rear O2 rubber grommet. I used a regular paper hole punch to make a clean cut, and it was a good match for the size split loom in this case.
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    Modified bracket is on its way back to WEDGE, so they can build a better bracket for this chassis. My hope is they will use what I sent them for future sales - My way of helping the next DSMr.
     

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    H-A-P-P-Y ... H-A-P-P-Y
    Seats arrive early!
    R100's are made in China (BTW) which explains the insane low list price - $330ea Sparktecmotors charged me less and free shipping.

    This e-bay distributor was for REAL - < sparktecmotors >
    Note: The website for the same was way out of date - and did not show the same inventory as what e-bay was showing.

    However - I was lucky this time. The distributor did not add any additional packaging to the product. The Sparco box barely protected the seats - and I mean BARELY. If the handling had not gone as well, these would have been ruined. The cardboard on the back had warn through in one spot, clear through the bubble wrap inside exposing the seat fabric to abrasion. THANKFULLY the seat held up. The box was generally one strip of tape away from disaster. So - be warned. My gamble - not wanting to wait 12 weeks, or pay for shipping, worked out this time.

    Here are some pics. I think this color is perfect for a grey interior - black car.
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    Just a mock up - I don't have all the parts to finish.
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    Will you be keeping the old seats or.....?
     

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    Yeeeeaah - I see them just taking space in the garage until I decide. I've been keeping most of my stock items.

    Is there a market for bone stock items?
     
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    Understandable, I do the same. But, if you decide to make some room with those seats, please let me know!! Depends on the part. Usually every one goes nuts for the black trim interior stuff. But I like my gray. Awesome car, by the way.
     

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    Sparco hardware and one set of sliders arrived!
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    Sliders bolt on to the seat, no issue.
    Setting the seat in place I see 4 new holes in the WEDGE base will be needed. The question of location is the crux of this effort. I’m going to try for closest to center console, while also sliding un-obstructed.
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    The limiting factor on pushing the slider up close to the center console are the bolts that attach the bracket to the car, and the seatbelt mount clearance to the seat. The seatbelt mount I will tweak so the seat does not get torn up with use.
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    Seat back height appears good for the passenger at first glance, Not close to the headliner, and seat base height seems in the ballpark good. The pleasant surprise is the holes on the sliders for mounting to the bracket align well with the bracket front to back at about 12.5” apart. This should avoid the need to drill holes into the sliders.
     
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  20. Justin DuBois

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    Ok - Judd at WEDGE dropped this tid-bit of detail.
    Corbeau is the closest configuration to Sparco for WEDGE bracket - EXCEPT - the location you want to drill for the Sparco slider will be right where the outside rear chassis mount tab is welded on, making it difficult. When ordering their bracket, you can request a Sparco slider bolt pattern for an additional $15 adjustment. (wish I had known that)

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    Having trouble locating high strength 11mm x 1.25 bolts to mount your seat belt hardware?
    Yeah me too.

    I did figure out that 7/16 - 20 is what came out of the factory seat. My local OSH had 3/4" Grade 8 bolts. I wanted to use a shorter bolt than what you find in your factory seat (for clearance) and I also picked up some nice washers to go with. Look for 6 radial lines on the head of the bolt indicating its strength.
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