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  1. Also splashed out on a new exhaust. Went shiney as well its shiney. Drove it to the shop with open headers and can not recommend doing that... Sounded wicked with open headers under full throttle but popped like a bitch on deceleration. Hearing recovered after a day or so
  2. With my holidays over the start of February I finally got some more done. Semi fitted radiator and headers and sent it off to get the rust fixed. Custom Panels got left with her for a few weeks and came back with a lot less holey metal in the back of the car. Tried on my newest pair of wheels. Like the look but decided I need to fit bigger tyres sometime. Its sitting quite low, found out Im going to need new back shocks to keep the springs captive. Front crossmember is sitting pretty close to the ground. Will have to measure properly when on level ground and get the bigger rear tyres on her.
  3. Tortron's 3.8 Mayte fair dinkum Mitsi Ute

    Very jealous of the centre console, she is looking good.
  4. Being shocking at moving pictures from my phone to laptop and hating making post without photos this update is a month or so old. Got the motor into the Express now and are one step closer to getting her going. Due to working on other vehicles this is about as far as I have gotten but will add a picture to see progress.
  5. Marsh's 1984 Liteace

    Soo long time no update but I still have this. Got it out to my friends house to do the rust and it sat there for a few months. Came back looking much healthier and minus the flintstones esk front floor. Also got a couple of wee holes done down the side so it shouldnt leak water in anymore. Started sorting the next thing on the list the motor. It used water from the day I bought her. I knew the water pump was leaking and also knew it had gotten hot. Ended up pulling the head off and throwing new bits at her. Radiator has been re cored by Autokool in Dunedin. (Free plug for Roy as he does a good job and doesn't charge the earth.) Pulled alot of bits off the front of the motor to pull the radiator out before I discovered that the drivers seat can be removed to get to another removable panel, duh. Gona have more room when I put her back together over the weekend hopefully. Best thing about working on the engine in the van, apart from being simple is that it is covered if/when the Dunedin weather turns to shit. Worst part about it that it is in a van. Makes me miss being able to stand at the front of the bonnet and remove the radiator for easy access.
  6. Marsh's 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Been enjoying driving this wee thing around until my friend neighbour f**ked up reversing out of his drive. Nice big dent in the drivers door and no longer able to open from the outside with the door handle. On the plus side he missed the pillars and insurance is sorting it. Bought a parts Mirage that popped up on facebook as it had three things I wanted. Went to pick up the new one (Named clifford due to it being red and having the 'big' 1200cc motor) from Oamaru. Was told that it ran fine and the tyres were wofable, as with all facebook sales. Rock up to swap a set of wheels for it and the gearbox is noisy and tyres aren't very flash. Ran it through for a wof as four years out was too long for me to risk driving home and need to get three tyres, secure a sun visor and two pedals pads. So I now have two bloody wee Mirages. Clifford is supershift and it is very fun to drive using all eight gears. Novelty lasts for a couple of weeks then you get over it.
  7. Progress has been slow over winter. I've been trying to find new front guards for her as the ones on there have speed holes. Have successfully acquired motor to drop in. Its a 4G63, nothing special but should run nicely. Came with a parts ute for my ute wrapped around it. Makes it much easier to remove a motor with no body in the way. Ripped it out and starting stripping the cambelt off to be replaced and to start to paint it up. Will look similar to my utes motor just going to use a metallic orange instead of the red.
  8. They need to be redone. Was thinking about keeping them gold or maybe going a dark grey or gunmetal. My pick out of the three sets of wheels that I tried on it.
  9. Updating with better photos. Did the first thing you do with any new car and tried on my sets of wheels to see what they all looked like. Think I've decided on the Enkeis for her. 6s for the front and 7s for the back. Also gave her a wash and started to clean all the random crap out of the car.
  10. Link to discussion thread
  11. Discuss away here Link to build thread.
  12. After looking at this at my mates house for a while now, I finally decided to buy her. 1980 Mitsubishi Express in need of some love. Plan is to fix the little bits of rust, chuck a motor into her and add some wheels. Started digging through to clean out all of the goodies that came with it and found an original tool kit hidden under the seats Better photos are on the way when it gets pushed outside to be washed in between snow and rain shower.Oh and why its called the Awesome Express,
  13. Marsh's 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage

    The new carpet has made a massive difference. Was the un-tidiest bit of the car. Bit un nerving cutting holes in brand new carpet to put it in
  14. Marsh's 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Only got a quarter into it before it started raining down here. Really happy with how it is coming along and fitting. Got to hate cutting holes in brand new carpet. It's sent out as a blank
  15. Marsh's 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Finally got some new carpet for her, after procrastinating for a long time. Ordered off eBay Australia and arrived in a week. It got the cats seal of approval and this is why I ordered new stuff.