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#1 pagemo

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:35 PM

Well after many months and many delays I finally got the first door on hinges and working. I have alot of body work still to complete but thought everyone might like a peek at what I have been doing.
If all goes well I should have the car back on the road this spring.
I will post more picture as it progresses!
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:13 PM

well i be damned  :shock:
figured out the weatherstripping yet?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:27 PM

Is it running Scott? or are you still in a thousand pieces?
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

That Is AWESOME! I always wanted to do this. Has anyone else ever completed a custom gullwing on our cars, or are you the first to attempt it?

I just worry about losing the rigidity of the body. Have you strengthed the A pillar?  What are you planning on using to lift it? Have you measured the weight of it?

Sorry for all the Q's but I've alwyas thought it'd be awesome to have but soo many challanges to overcome. Definetely keep us informed.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:43 PM

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That Is AWESOME! I always wanted to do this. Has anyone else ever completed a custom gullwing on our cars, or are you the first to attempt it?



look at your own avatar and it will answer your own question
John isn't the only one with a not real StarQuest!

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:19 PM

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That Is AWESOME! I always wanted to do this. Has anyone else ever completed a custom gullwing on our cars, or are you the first to attempt it?



look at your own avatar and it will answer your own question


The one in my avatar was made by Mitsu, it came as a gullwing from the factory. What I meant was, has anyone else attampted to do this other than the manufacturer.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

That is fantastic.

Can't wait to see more pics. biggrin.gif
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

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figured out the weatherstripping yet?


Yeah actually I think the weather strip is going to be the easy part, but I am copying ideas from several vehicles including other gullwing cars.

No its not running yet still in pieces but the good news is that virtually all of the parts are new or rebuilt and ready to go back on the car. I have to finish the doors before paint and reassembly though :cry:

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I just worry about losing the rigidity of the body. Have you strengthed the A pillar? What are you planning on using to lift it?


Our car with the roof cut out will sag several inches and looses a tremndous amount of rigidity so everyone has been correct with the worries over the structure. Yes I have had to build in subframe connectors as well as permanent new sills, this with the added structure built in the roof hindge section it is actually very ridgid now. I do plan to add a roll cage as well though.

The doors will lift with a single gas strut, like the origanal mitsubishi cars. The doors are actually lighter(including roof section) now than the factory door. I will have a strut on in the next day or so.... if there had not been so many ball games on today it would have been working today laugh.gif

The hinges and door gap have taken the longest as well as attaching the roof to the door. some of these are older and have changed and been cleaned up but you can ge the idea below.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:17 PM

Paint it silver and call it a delorian laugh.gif
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:50 PM

Pretty sweet man!  I've been wanting to do this to my car for some time.  Went so far as to find and buy a FSM for the DeLorean to see how they were done.  Once I get my other projects done and find a garage of my own I'll take a crack at this mod.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:57 AM

Wow Scott..can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:55 AM

i remember you telling me about this last time we were at Jimmy's.  i have to hand it to you, when you get your mind set on something you don't mess around  8)

looks awesome Scott.  i can't wait to see it in person.   biggrin.gif
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:56 PM

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AJ, I could kick my own A$$ around the block once or twice for that :cry: ..but I hope it comes out like I think it will I just miss driving it and wish I had picked a different car to do this to, my car was a really clean 89 and in looking back at it I should have started with a roller. you live and you learn right smile.gif
anyway thanks for the support and i will be updating you as it goes.
I mounted the gas strut tonight but it is not quite strong enough to lift the door so I need to locate some stronger struts now.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:36 AM

Props!!  Get-r-done!!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:07 AM

Can't wait for more pics..
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:06 AM

Awesome man! Paint it metallic silver and get som DeLorean wheels. Are they 5 lug?
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:13 AM

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Awesome man! Paint it metallic silver and get som DeLorean wheels. Are they 5 lug?

DElorean wheels are 4 lug... laugh.gif
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

Damn......that figures. :roll:
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:17 PM

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laugh.gif No Delorean... I still want it to look like a starquest, thats the main reason I decided not to do a custom front end, I like the lines of the conquest just wanted the gullwing doors like the original cars mitsubishi did. I have some custom wheels to go on it but I am still up in the air about going with polished SHP wheels? I will have to wait until it is painted to see which way I want to go?
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:16 PM

am sick of people say mr with the back to future car.
now you do this , :?  not my taste at all.

but good job come out nice keep up the good work.




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