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#1 importwarrior

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 02:27 PM

Question !!! :

​what the heck with all these obsolete NLA parts.

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 03:50 PM

I have bad news. I don't know how else to say it...our cars are old.
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Posted 27 March 2021 - 05:35 PM

Yeah it's getting pretty bleak.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 06:10 PM

Mitsubishi gave up on us about 3 years ago from what I noticed.
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 10:40 AM

More than three

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 03:13 PM

Seems like we pretty much need to rely on hobbyists and the refurbish/reconstruction people.

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 11:48 AM

1/2g eclipse parts I've heard are not so easy to come by either.

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 10:35 PM

View Posttux, on 29 March 2021 - 11:48 AM, said:

1/2g eclipse parts I've heard are not so easy to come by either.
Yeah they're next to join the NLA group along with the 3/S guys. Face it owning any Mitsubishi is going to get really tough soon.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 10:20 AM

View Posttux, on 29 March 2021 - 11:48 AM, said:

1/2g eclipse parts I've heard are not so easy to come by either.

2G's aren't too bad yet (as an owner of one), but 1G's are really tough. I picked up a VR4 from StarquestJoe this past fall and I don't know if I'm even going to be able to restore it.  I can't find anything.  I need a front bumper support and I can't even find a regular 90's Galant.  They were all crushed in the Cash for Clunkers program.

It's going to be very interesting to see what happens with the vintage Japanese sport car industry in the next 5-10 years ... b/c there's just not the support there for ANY of them.  You can literally have a catalog sent to your house to restore a Chevelle or a Mustang ... it's just not that way for 80/90s Japanese cars.  I'm not convinced it ever will be either.  Congress is pushing for all this green initiative stuff and I read an article not long ago from the Wall Street Journal that said there are no major investors at this point in time investing funds in combustion engine research and design.  All the money is going into electric cars ... which is coming from the success of Elon Musk and the like.

This is all deeper conversation for another thread, but, like the rest of you guys, I have some pretty legit concerns about the future.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 12:42 PM

Electric Quest.
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 12:45 PM

View PostEdde, on 03 April 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

Electric Quest.

I mean ok, but parts like suspension, body, glass, etc isn't going to be fixed by that

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 01:07 PM

View Posttux, on 03 April 2021 - 12:45 PM, said:

I mean ok, but parts like suspension, body, glass, etc isn't going to be fixed by that

Granted.  Maybe down to body only on a custom frame. I've not stayed up on what's NLA the last couple years.
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Posted 04 April 2021 - 01:52 PM

Pretty much everything these days

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 02:43 PM

The parts locator manuals have helped a lot. I've found a lot of parts like drain lug washers and other trinkets are still available because Mitsu used them well into the 2000's on other models.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:50 PM

View PostEdde, on 03 April 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

Electric Quest.

Remember someone did that some years ago....I don't recall much of it, except for some ladies fun bags! :lol:

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:56 PM

View Postlouswheel, on 05 April 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Remember someone did that some years ago....I don't recall much of it, except for some ladies fun bags! :lol:

I had totally forgotten about those vids...talk about distracting.

https://www.youtube....h?v=QOgkWXJHKq4

where is part 8? I really wanted to see how the starion came out.

Anyways, from watching the videos, doing an electric motor conversion looks super complicated??  How about using all the parts from a tesla?

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 09:33 AM

Sadly I don't think there is going to be a heritage program like Nissan has.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:02 PM

They barely have a current program

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Posted Today, 10:10 PM

View PostMech, on 08 April 2021 - 09:56 PM, said:

I had totally forgotten about those vids...talk about distracting.

https://www.youtube....h?v=QOgkWXJHKq4

where is part 8? I really wanted to see how the starion came out.

Anyways, from watching the videos, doing an electric motor conversion looks super complicated??  How about using all the parts from a tesla?

Maybe a wrecked Tesla from auction?   Use the guts to build a "Quest-La" :lol:

There is a guy on Youtube that builds Teslas out of wrecked cars.  He's doing so good, that I believe Tesla is suing him.  :blink:




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