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    Mitsubishi Evolution 1 GSR

    Seen this sat down a mates yard for quite a few years now and always loved it. After some talking i now own her .

    She's a 92' Jap import Evo 1 GSR and a genuine one at that, 134,000km on the clock so around 80k which isn't too bad for the age. Plan is to bring it to her former glory after sitting still for 5 years as its suffered from the common roof rot which was made worse by an awful patch up job, rattle canned bonnet and a few dents caused by the digger in the yard -_-.

    Engines standard but still runs after all this time
    Evo 3 interior in good condition just needs a deep clean.

    2014 summer Plans:
    New roof (probably from a proton wira)
    Full respray
    Turbo back 3" stainless sytem
    Service including all oils/fluids
    Cambelt/balancer belt

    Going to be a very long term project due to funds but couldn't miss out on her as i've always wanted an evo. Going into dry storage till next summer then the main work can begin.

    From new Specs:
    0-60 - 5 Seconds
    Top speed - 143mph
    mpg - 20mpg if lucky

    Bit better then the corsa haha!


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    Standard Intercooler





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    Interior:







    Intercooler cooler



    Last but not least:

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    Nice one, I can see the potential. How has the interior held up with the roof beign so bad? I'm going to asusme that the roof was mid-repair when someone lost interest? Thats a real shame tbh. A lot of bodywork, is it solid underneath?

    Will be lots of fun for sure.
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    Love all evo's, can't wait to see the progress on this car, looks like hard work but will be worth every penny and minute spent on it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Nice one, I can see the potential. How has the interior held up with the roof beign so bad? I'm going to asusme that the roof was mid-repair when someone lost interest? Thats a real shame tbh. A lot of bodywork, is it solid underneath?

    Will be lots of fun for sure.
    Well it doesn't seem that the roof leaks into the interior much even with the holes no water marks but the interior has a damp smell to it with a slight mold patch on one of the seats.

    Yeah he did more of a cut and shut to track the car but like you say lost interest and never saw a track lol. Had a quick look and only slight surface patches underneath! Boot floor only has surface too.

    Agreed with fun! Will take some time but worth the wait .

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    Haha cheers Lee! Any decent forums you know of? Only one I've signed up for is evo123.net so far

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    Love all evo's, can't wait to see the progress on this car, looks like hard work but will be worth every penny and minute spent on it....
    Cheers mate! I'm definitely going to take my time with this for a quality finish as I've always wanted one.

    (Not going to forget about the corsa now though, main concentration is still going on her)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
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    Cheers Lee had a quick browse and looks really good! Will get signed up. Tried the cost calculator and didn't like the estimation of 3708 running costs for the year

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    Glad you're going to restore this, there was only 5000 Evo Is produced so if you get this back into perfect condition it will likely be worth money in the future.

    Also that running cost calculator sounds accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I obviously approve.

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    Look like its going to be a interesting project.
    I would love the chance to buy one of these. I was offered one whilst in college but couldn't afford the insurance otherwise I would have taken it.

    Will be keeping an eye on this thread. Best of luck mate

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    Awesome, can't wait to see how this ends up!
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    Lovely! Just drove past one of these with a cadburys purple paintjob! Is it just restore and drive, or mod the balls off it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Glad you're going to restore this, there was only 5000 Evo Is produced so if you get this back into perfect condition it will likely be worth money in the future.

    Also that running cost calculator sounds accurate
    That's the idea, want it looking mint! Haha yeah will be worth the expense I hope!

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    Look like its going to be a interesting project.
    I would love the chance to buy one of these. I was offered one whilst in college but couldn't afford the insurance otherwise I would have taken it.

    Will be keeping an eye on this thread. Best of luck mate
    Won't look at insurance till I come to getting it on the road as I'm sure its not going to be great. Cheers will be a challenge

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    Lovely! Just drove past one of these with a cadburys purple paintjob! Is it just restore and drive, or mod the balls off it?
    I think due to cost, get it running, the bodywork mint and needs a new exhaust so looking at a 3" turbo back is priority and then enjoy it. I don't think I'll go OTT but if I keep it for some then I'll look into big power :thumbup:

    Thought about cadburys purple funnily enough! The current colour won't be bad after a clean, kind of a blue/green/purple pealescent.

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    love it, these will be worth money soon, due to the rarity. id get all the interior out asap. check for rust everywhere, with that roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    love it, these will be worth money soon, due to the rarity. id get all the interior out asap. check for rust everywhere, with that roof.
    As do I! Over the moon I got it, in a few days it will get trailered to dry storage then Liam and I will totally strip interior, see what damage is where, start cleaning carpet and seats etc and will get some pictures up .

    Brakes hardly work at the moment, calipers are slightly seized. Any tips to unseize them?

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    Buy new ones? Or just buy a big brake upgrade for it lol. Or just buy a refurb kit.

    But if you mean temporary like to get it to love to get it home, then hit them hard with a solid object I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Buy new ones? Or just buy a big brake upgrade for it lol. Or just buy a refurb kit.

    But if you mean temporary like to get it to love to get it home, then hit them hard with a solid object I guess
    Cheers pal, I'll look for rebuild kits, big brake kit can wait due to cost, their not stuck on, took it for a spin the other day and its when you come to brake their no where near as good as they should be but pads and disks have life left in them.

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    I'd imagine after 5 years you've either got perished brake hoses (rubber ones) or you've got moisture ingress into the fluid. Both of which will give you basically no brakes. Need to have a look really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    I'd imagine after 5 years you've either got perished brake hoses (rubber ones) or you've got moisture ingress into the fluid. Both of which will give you basically no brakes. Need to have a look really.
    Yeah I had thought after all that time the fluid won't be great.

    Made a list parts list earlier that seems never ending, once the cars where I want it I will go over everything possible :thumbup:

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    do cambelt and waterpump asap. if the belt goes, the engines toast.

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