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Street Build Stroked out AWD Spyder Project Nameless.

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  1. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    Small update. IDK how but I was able to pick up these perfect condition window trims for the spyder. It’s the dam little things. Also replacing these showed me how crappy this paint job really is. But that an issue for another time.
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  2. Corsa1

    Corsa1 Probationary Member

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    Really lovn this build please keep it up, I have a vert and to me the vert just has the sexiest lines cant beat it. I am building two right now and i have a color and concept that I think is going to be one of a kind. I am very excited, you are very right the little things make a big appearance difference especially on the 2g verts.
     

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  3. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. I wish I can do more to the car but the way the world is right now can't do much since it's in a storage unit LOLl. I'll try my hardest though.
     

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  4. Corsa1

    Corsa1 Probationary Member

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    I definitely understand. I will be following I am very interested in your build.
     

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  5. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    Time to get to work. I want to get a couple more suspension components to finish it off. But this a real good start
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  6. colbyc

    colbyc Proven Member

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    Loving the build man, you're doing a great job with everything and attention to detail!

    I just picked up a AWD Auto converted Spyder myself and fixing to start up a build thread. Glad to see they're still getting some love!
     

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  7. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    Thanks a lot man appreciate the kind words!
    good luck on your new journey! its a long expensive fun one LOLll
     

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  8. Corsa1

    Corsa1 Probationary Member

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    Dope! your back I really appreciate you and your progress. Will def. help me on my next vert. Very excited about this.
     

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  9. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    Quick update. The fortune auto coilovers are installed. These are the gen 7. Install wasn’t too bad since I had recently installed my lowering springs before moving it to storage. this is as low as i want to go. The car might get a little lower as the springs settle.

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  10. 181161

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    New part alert for suspension. Got volk rear lower control arms. I’ll slap these on as soon as I get my rear sway bars as they’re not in the best shape.
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    I also got pictures of the fusible link I installed for the battery relocation. This is from an evo x available on Maperformance. I just made a quick bracket and put it over my engine mount. That space look kind of empty so it filled it out quite nice.
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    I wrapped the hot side with Dei for added protection and insulation.
     

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  11. Esquire the Bold

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    Digging this build! How do the Fortune Auto's ride so far?
     

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  12. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    i wish i knew! hahaha cars currently not running. ill update when i get to drive LOLl
     

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  13. Corsa1

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    Looking good love the color very classy. I am also interested in how the Fortune Auto's ride to
     

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  15. 181161

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    Hey guys. Small update. The car is finally out of storage and is now at the house. Hopefully here i can get it running. I was finally able to slap on the carbonetics v2 hood that I’ve had here. Looks dang good.
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  16. JeffGS-T97

    JeffGS-T97 Supporting Member

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    Dude that looks so good! Was the clearance for the cam cover pretty good on that. When i put my carbon fiber hood on i went with the OEM style i thought the other hoods would rub the cam cover.
     

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  17. 181161

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    yeah i love how it looks. The carbonetics v2 was designed to clear the cams. The previous model had to be cut to clear. overall loving the fitment.
     

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  18. JeffGS-T97

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    I agree, i looked at the manifold turbo picture and the coating in the engine bay you really did a great job with it, definitely my favorite spyder ive seen.
     

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  19. Corsa1

    Corsa1 Probationary Member

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    The Carb. v2 looks great. I really love the color combo you have going on. Classy.
     

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  20. 181161

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    I finally had some time to work on the car again. I took on a small project that had been bugging the hell out of me and I finally decided to get it done. My trunk was a MESS! I took everything out and pulled the battery. I’m going to move it to the right side of the car.
    Here’s the before
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    Unfortunately I didn’t take any pics of the actual process. I cleaned this up as well as i could and prepped everything. I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of wood for the floor. I used a template and cut it out. Then I had carpet fabric from hobby lobby. Cost me 12 bucks to make. I also painted the roll bars in the rear white since thats the color the cars going to be when shes done. I also painted all of my interior plastics black since mine were mismatched. I did hace to cut the right side plastic to fit the battery. I’d rather do that so that I can go back to using a spare if I need to. I also added some battery terminal covers for protection. That’s it for now hope you enjoy
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    It’s not done yet. Still have some things to button up but I think it looks great. Let me know what you think!
     

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    Work wheels nice! I have always thought bout getting a set myself.
     

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    181161 Proven Member

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    yeah man i love them! got them cheap when they were all beat up. Took em to a shop got the curb rash fixed and repainted them. Cost me about 1000 for everything. so not bad at all
     

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  23. 181161

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    Had a little bit of time today. Knocked out the windshield wiper cowl. Thing was looking pretty bad LOL
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    after (I know I still need new wipers but still looks tons better)
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    Put the bumper on and took more pictures LOL.
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    still need to mess around. Fitment isn’t perfect but it looks good.
     

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