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Thread: My Dead DSM (Eclipse,Talon,Laser

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    Well this was going to be my rebuild project and it had way too much rust underneath it had a 2.0 Turbo charged engine with AWD it these cars fly its pretty much an eclipse with a diffrent name.

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...2/DSC00035.jpg

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    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...2/DSC00029.jpg

    As you can see I have been working on taking the engine apart for a engine rebuild.

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    They are quite seductive as project cars, given the reasonably wide track, the AWD and the turbo...as you are finding, however, time is well-spent selecting a viable specimen.

    The newer ones (the Mitsubishis) are a bit too luxe to be very entertaining.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Yea I went too quick finding one bought it on ebay for $600 and now I'm ending up parting it out to find a new DSM

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    Quote Originally Posted by UntamedDarknes View Post
    Yea I went too quick finding one bought it on ebay for $600 and now I'm ending up parting it out to find a new DSM
    So you've purchased a parts car..

    You've probably got lots of good usable mechanicals in the drivetrain, etc.

    I'm sure you can sell/use enough of it to make it worthwhile.

    I wouldn't feel awfully bad, if I were you.
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    Yea I'm trying to make the best of it and sell off what I can someone told me with the demand for parts I can get 2k parting it out.

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    The tires look good.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by UntamedDarknes View Post
    Yea I'm trying to make the best of it and sell off what I can someone told me with the demand for parts I can get 2k parting it out.
    Very possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    The tires look good.
    Quit teasing the lad, sir...we've both been there.
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    Well, they do.

    I would suggest that should you decide to part it you only do so on a "you pick it up and pay cash" basis.
    Otherwise you spend inordinate amounts of time picking and packing little shit and it's guaranteed that 25% of the buyers will be unhappy for some crackpot reason.

    A policy of "the warranty extends to the end of my driveway" and
    "no refunds because your bitch wife is appalled at the money you spent on greasy crap" will serve you well.

    I speak from experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Well, they do.

    I would suggest that should you decide to part it you only do so on a "you pick it up and pay cash" basis.
    Otherwise you spend inordinate amounts of time picking and packing little shit and it's guaranteed that 25% of the buyers will be unhappy for some crackpot reason.

    A policy of "the warranty extends to the end of my driveway" and
    "no refunds because your bitch wife is appalled at the money you spent on greasy crap" will serve you well.

    I speak from experience.
    Recent experience, at that.

    All good advice, especially the "pick-up-and-pay" part.

    Most efforts to optimize profits will be in vain, unless you are contemplating going into the business, which really sucks.

    Take the money and run; that's the ticket.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Take the money and run; that's the ticket.
    Spoken like a true politician.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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