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Street Build Trying to keep it “stock”

Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Street Build 248  3

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Trying to bring the GSX back to life with as much detail as I can. When I got the headlights out to clean and restore them I noticed some surface rust that needed to be taken care of before it gets worse! Soooooo.. using the ol’ baking soda/water technique and letting it sit up for a couple days. More pics to come when it’s complete. Also ordered some A52 touch up primer, paint and clear coat in case I need to take it down to some metal. We will see when I wash everything off.

    Also it seems my strut towers have survived with almost zero rust! I am so excited about that since the car had been sitting for so long! Just needs a scrub with a toothbrush and should be fine.
     

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  3. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    So brushed and washed off the baking soda/water slurry mix and it came out amazing. No surface rust left at all and now ready for touch up primer and paint. Waiting for the paint to come in then I will post an update.
     

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  4. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Wanting to upgrade to a front mount soon so ordered the custom mounts from boostedfabrication. Got the new bumper supports in and mocked them up. Took them back off to primer and paint. Used self etching primer and generic matte black paint. Waiting to dry then will post pics.
     

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  5. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    You should embed the picture files instead of attachments so they come up full screen!

    That soda trick worked great!

    The decals are going to look great too!

    -Brady
     

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  6. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Thank you for the heads up! I didn’t think about doing that.

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    Decided to take everything out the trunk and give it a good wipe down. Discovered that the previous owner has installed sound dampening material to all the surfaces! There was no rust any where back here as well (that I can see or tell without pulling all the material up). Probably going to leave the spare tire out since it’s not a daily and I have AAA LOL.

    Also installed a rear strut tower brace I had leftover from my old GS-T.
     

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  7. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Late night painting and letting them fully dry before I mount the supports up.


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  8. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    So finally got around to getting primer and paint on the front end. Had some slight surface rust I wanted to get rid of and just give it a refresh. Came out looking pretty good and the color match is almost spot on to the factory.

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  9. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    This is awesome! These are such favored tuner cars so it's pretty rare to see someone doing a stock resto. Good luck on your journey sir! Keep us updated.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  10. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Probationary Member

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    Thank you dude! I love these cars so much and can’t wait to get it back on the road soon. Speaking of which.. since it sat for so long the tires were is terrible shape to say the least. Soooo.. got new Toyos put on. Can’t wait to put these through the paces in the California hills. Got a quote to refinish the rims and it was $230 per rim so going to be patient on having them restored.

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