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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:02 AM

I'd rather put in more go than show if I could... but what ever you'd like. It would cost a lot more time and cash to get the engine and stuff in, though, I'm sure.
Not bad price on the parts.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

True, that is what I would like as well, but the only things I can really do right now that I would keep during the swap would be a custom exhaust. Hopefully this weekend I can get the car lifted so I can have a good look at both placement of a subframe and the exhaust. For being a light car, the 1.8 is still faster than the rest of my friends. Needless to say though...they drive a 90' Accord and a 98' Grand Am lol.gif




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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

Is access to a lift readily available?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:52 PM

Not sure exactly. My father used to work at a shop locally (which is where I worked on the damage) but he has moved over the lake to Seattle, so I am not sure if I can use the lift they have there. He says there is a lot of work over there, so I am not sure if I can find a time to use it. Maybe I'll give the guys over at the old shop a shout. Most of them know me.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:00 PM Edited by lurchseesu420, 04 June 2008 - 11:09 PM.

I used to work on my bug before and after hours at the shop I used to work at. As long as I was done by the time the boss felt like going home, then it was fine. Hopefully, the dudes you know are as cool as my old boss was (except for him selling that damn 914 out from under me. But he needed money. But that's another story. Other than that, he was super cool But enough off-topic parentheses talk). But if the guys at the shop know you, hopefully they'll be cool with you using it when they aren't too busy.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:44 AM

Well I just got a reply back from the dude with the EVO wing. He still has it and is willing to deliver at an extra charge. So hopefully that will be coming my way soon. Also, my plans for a California trip have been canceled due to rising travel costs, you all can expect some body work very soon smile.gif

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:30 AM

Good thing you found someone that will ship something that big. I dont know about spoilers but I was looking at some hoods for my Z28 on E-Bay and every single one of them was local pick up only.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:14 AM

QUOTE (MaroonZ28 @ Jun 5 2008, 22:30)
Good thing you found someone that will ship something that big. I dont know about spoilers but I was looking at some hoods for my Z28 on E-Bay and every single one of them was local pick up only.

It'd probably have to be freight shipping for something that large. The hood would probably be pretty heavy as well, so definitely freight on that. the spoiler isn't as large or heavy, so UPS would probably do.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (kevin2006rhs @ Jun 3 2008, 05:51)
BTW, do you know if you will need to do any transmission/driveshaft tunnel work? I don't know if you will need to create a tunnel or if Mitsubishi just left it like the evo.

I remember over in Western Australia, a bloke turned a Stock Lancer into an Evo replica. Which required the creation of an entire transmission tunnel, as no, they didn't leave them.



Also on a semi-related, weird thing is, we have Mirages over here right, and Lancers. But the Mirages are little gay hatchback things, and the Lancers are four doors like this so called Mirage. Silly car makers.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:35 AM Edited by BCspeed34, 08 June 2008 - 06:55 PM.

I just did a little research, and the EVO 9 spoiler won't work, unless I cut part of the carbon out of the center cry.gif So I will just wait until I buy the entire kit for an EVO 6 wing.

In other news, I bought a muffler, and tomorrow I am picking up the trunk. Pics after the sale!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:21 AM

That's a big boy so it should make some nice music.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:26 PM Edited by lurchseesu420, 09 June 2008 - 04:57 PM.

It's hard to make a stock EFI DOHC inline 4 sound good with any muffler, much less a straight-though fartcan big glasspack like that. It's going to sound terrible until it has the EVO engine in there. At least then it will have a turbo to accompany the annoying exhaust tone. An inline 4 like that needs a chambered muffler like Flowmaster, Magnaflow, or Borla to actually sound good.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (lurchseesu420 @ Jun 9 2008, 10:26)
It's hard to make a EFI DOHC inline 4 sound good with any muffler, much less a straight-though fartcan big glasspack like that. It's going to sound terrible until it has the EVO engine in there. At least then it will have a turbo to accompany the annoying exhaust tone. An inline 4 like that needs a chambered muffler like Flowmaster, Magnaflow, or Borla to actually sound good.

Every time I start to doubt you, you remind me you're still a good 8 steps above the average import owner with "stars in his eyes" *cough*me*cough*. I believe in this project %100. If you had the funds right now, this thing would be ridiculous.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE (Tuff Luv Capo @ Jun 9 2008, 12:42)
QUOTE (lurchseesu420 @ Jun 9 2008, 10:26)
It's hard to make a EFI DOHC inline 4 sound good with any muffler, much less a straight-though fartcan big glasspack like that. It's going to sound terrible until it has the EVO engine in there. At least then it will have a turbo to accompany the annoying exhaust tone. An inline 4 like that needs a chambered muffler like Flowmaster, Magnaflow, or Borla to actually sound good.

Every time I start to doubt you, you remind me you're still a good 8 steps above the average import owner with "stars in his eyes" *cough*me*cough*. I believe in this project %100. If you had the funds right now, this thing would be ridiculous.

Quote the wrong person?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:34 PM Edited by Tuff Luv Capo, 09 June 2008 - 05:36 PM.

QUOTE (lurchseesu420 @ Jun 9 2008, 12:10)
QUOTE (Tuff Luv Capo @ Jun 9 2008, 12:42)
QUOTE (lurchseesu420 @ Jun 9 2008, 10:26)
It's hard to make a EFI DOHC inline 4 sound good with any muffler, much less a straight-though fartcan big glasspack like that. It's going to sound terrible until it has the EVO engine in there. At least then it will have a turbo to accompany the annoying exhaust tone. An inline 4 like that needs a chambered muffler like Flowmaster, Magnaflow, or Borla to actually sound good.

Every time I start to doubt you, you remind me you're still a good 8 steps above the average import owner with "stars in his eyes" *cough*me*cough*. I believe in this project %100. If you had the funds right now, this thing would be ridiculous.

Quote the wrong person?

Oh whoops. I actually didn't mean to quote at all. I hit it like an add reply button. I'm tired.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:10 AM

Hehe, well more funds on the way. I just did some interviews with Zune developers today at the Microsoft HQ, gave me Office Professional 2007 for doing so. I then in turn put it online and currently have a buyer on his way. $250 an hour, not bad.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

$250 an houir, are you sure, that's mad. Why not just buy a performance car?

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:06 AM

It was just a one time thing. He took place in a design survey and got Microsoft Office Professional 2007 for his time, which was about an hour. Then he turned around and sold Microsoft Office for $250. So he basically made $250 for that one hour of "work".

Get it?

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:03 PM

lol yeah, i'm English, always been a bit slow at thinking.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (coasterdude184 @ Jun 10 2008, 14:03)
lol yeah, i'm English, always been a bit slow at thinking.

What's being English got to do with anything?

Slow is slow for any nationality.

Anyways, the zorst, is that stainless steel or what? looks like theres some crap on it but it should clean up nicely,

Tis coming along well!

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (coasterdude184 @ Jun 10 2008, 08:03)
lol yeah, i'm English, always been a bit slow at thinking.

That's always been true of the English!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:52 AM

Alright here she is. The one piece that will truly begin my EVO body conversion. The JDM trunklid from an EVO 5. Right now I have it ready for sanding and repainting, which will be done later this week. Hopefully I can have her on by this weekend.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:43 AM

Sweet biz. Is it a direct bolt on piece? And if so, what are the differences beween it and the stock trunk?

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:45 AM

Yep, bolts right on. The main differences are that my original trunk is just flat with a spot cut out for the plate, whereas this one here has the cutout spanning the entire width, and has those awesome reflectors. It also already has spots for the spoiler, just poorly filled in with bondo it looks like.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:53 AM

Do they match up with the lights like normal?

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:59 AM

Not currently they won't, but I am purchasing a JDM set of taillights next week off an EVO.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:03 AM

Cool, that should look nice.

It will start the conversion off nicely.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:19 AM

The only real downfall of this is that when you go to sell it, it's technically a Mirage. My brother had the same problem with his 'stang. It's an 88 Lx, converted to a 93 cobra. 93 cobra motor, body, etc... but had to list it as an 88 LX conversion.

As far as the joy of the process, the uniqueness, and overall interest you've gather, I'd say it's still worth it.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:14 AM

That's usually the downside to customizing a car, no significant raise in value, definitely not near what it cost in money and time it took to do all the work. But who cares about that, huh? It's all about building a car you'll love, right?

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

On that topic, I've noticed that every time someone just gets finished a big project that's original intent was for it to be totally customized to their liking, it's seen for sale. If you built it tailored to yourself, and even you don't like it, what are the chances someone else is going to pay for it? Any time I see a car all done up in a driveway, I can guarantee you 9 times out of 10, its for sale.

BC's is different, as are all conversions. If I accomplished something like that, I'd be hanging on to it for awhile. It'll most likely be a fkin blast to drive as well.




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