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Road Race Build Not Very Impressive

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    333  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Yea, I finally decided to use this build thread. I should have been the whole time, but It's never too late to start. Tonight I kept it simple. Just put some LED's in.
     

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    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I've spent the last month or so getting the paint booth all set up. And the last couple of weeks priming, painting, and clear coating my bumper. Last night was a late night, I spent a long while getting the new bumper put on, and also alligning all the front end panels.

    Here's a little eye candy for those who care: 20190818_175023.jpg 20190818_175043.jpg 20190818_175102.jpg 20190818_175116.jpg
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Did some more body work and painting this evening. Both the fenders. Tomorrow I'll pull the paper and tape off. Get a good photoshoot of the current condition. Clearcoat arrives on Monday. Rear bumper is next on the list.

    Pics: 20190821_190314.jpg 20190821_202024.jpg 20190821_190321.jpg 20190821_202044.jpg
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    20190822_205024.jpg 20190822_210610.jpg Back painting again. Both the doors this time.
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    333  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    250  6

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Im very dissapointed. I hydroplaned in the rain and crashed into the wheel of an SUV. Its been raining like a damn monsoon here lately and it caused me to lose traction. This undid everything Ive spent the least few months doing. I just painted that fender. I just replaced that bumper. I just replaced the headlights and bulbs. And now I get the fun of doing it again. Well at least I'm not injured. And at least the engine is ok. 20190826_171202.jpg 20190826_171149.jpg 20190826_171143.jpg 20190826_171139.jpg
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Went ahead and ordered the headlights and bumper. Also the paint and clear arrived.
    I will have to be much more careful in the rain!!!
    Screenshot 2019-08-27 at 9.17.20 PM - Edited.png
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  8. Joakim

    Joakim Proven Member

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    Nice to see that you dont give up on it after the accident! Soon the car will look great again.
     

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  9. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Thanks for the support man, I need itLOL

    #savetheeclipse
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Just ordered the new fender. All of the parts I need are on the way! Once they arrive I can get back to painting. Maybe I can have the whole car done before winter?
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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  11. Joakim

    Joakim Proven Member

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    Nice, up and running soon again! I just got my new headlights yesterday, hopefully the bumpercover arrives today or tomorrow.
     

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  12. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    20190831_104920.jpg 20190831_111740.jpg 20190831_110000.jpg Did a compression test today. I am satisfied.
     
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    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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  13. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    So today I totally freaked out. I thought I blew my freaking trans to pieces. See the video below, it was just like a bag of slush.




    But I was either really lucky or blessed by the Lord. Turns out it was just the little rubber shifter bushing on top of the transmission. It ripped open and allowed the shifter cuff to slip off. For now I just flipped it upside down and put the key back in it. Soon I will order a new one so this doesn't happen again.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    333  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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  14. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I have ordered the following items:

    AMAZON

    EBAY


    I want to go ahead and rebuild the whole shifting system instead of just replacing a single bushing. This way it can live up to my high expectations and be reliable. I ordered 2 of the heat wrap rolls.This way I can wrap the headers, downpipe, and intake tubing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
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  15. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    As of today I have all of the parts I need to repair the accident. The new headlights and bumper are what I ordered from Ebay. One of the fenders I ordered from Chicago Autobody Parts, and the other one I went and picked up from Pull-A-Part just in case I ever need it for future DSM's. While I was at the yard, I also picked up a new spoiler since the one I ordered from Ebay a few months ago is complete trash. Never buy those cheap chinese products on Ebay. Soon I can prep and paint these pieces so that I can install them.

    20190909_161548.jpg 20190909_161559.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  16. BLACK'98DSM

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    Today I installed the new pulley. The old one was warped, so I think this will give me a much smoother idle and acceleration. I also noticed that this pulley is slightly bigger than my old one, so theoretically it will take less rpms for the same output.

    Edit: I think I had that backwards LOL ^^^

    I'm going to spend the rest of today painting my new fender.

    20190914_161602.jpg 20190914_164901.jpg 20190914_164932.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  17. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Painted fender today. Tomorrow I will install it along with the new headlights. Whenever I get more time I will have to paint and install the new bumper as well. Accident is almost undone!

    20190915_110751.jpg 20190915_113636.jpg 20190915_122248.jpg
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  18. Dayoung2

    Dayoung2 Probationary Member

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    Gotta say, i'm glad to see another N/T Eclipse. I thought i was the only one for a bit LOL
     

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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Gonna be one of a kind when I'm finished with it. Good lookin and fast as hell
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Last night I got the fender and headlight replaced. I decided to leave the bumper off, it would make no sense to put it back on just to take it off again in a few days.

    While I had the fender off, I noticed that my door hinges and some of the frame was super nasty. So I grabbed some degreaser and a spray can and made it look new again. It's just one of those things that nobody ever sees but it makes me feel better.

    20190916_163755.jpg 20190916_165921.jpg 20190916_192723.jpg 20190917_155036.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  21. Joakim

    Joakim Proven Member

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    Nice to see some progress, soon up and running!
     

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  22. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I plan on getting a lot of work done today.

    20190921_123111.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    On Saturday I was able to wrap the headers and the downpipe along with changing the gaskets.

    20190921_153012.jpg 20190921_175739.jpg 20190921_175748.jpg

    And I also replaced my shifter bushings. This was very much needed LOL

    20190921_142733.jpg 20190921_142815.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I finally got around to painting the 2nd new bumper. Maybe I won't smash this one LOL . I'm getting tired of doing paint and body work on this car, I hope to finish it up really soon. 20190923_181636.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  25. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    The accident is finally undone! In fact, the car is in better shape than it was before. I did a little more customizing while I had the bumper off, and a little fab work as well.
    20190924_210503.jpg 20190924_210512.jpg 20190924_210521.jpg

    As you can see I mixed up a little more of the Cherry I had left over LOL. Damn she looks good!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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