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    1982 Mighty Max build

    IncorporatedX bought me this 1982 Mighty Max, It must be the oldest Mitsubishi badged pickup i've ever seen.

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    Combining it with the old Titsubishi

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    Which is part Hilux Part Montero with a 3rd Gen L200 grill

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    Swapped out the Toy 8"

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    in favor of a Montero 9.5" axle with discs and air locker

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    More to come...

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    AH! pics didn't work and it wouldn't let me go back and edit.











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    *sigh, nothing worked...

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    Wow, first year for the Mitsubishi Mighty Max in the U.S.!

    Keep and restore that treasure!
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    I keep posting the rest of the pics and nothing happens, I must not have enough forum seniority

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    Did a Moderator fix all my pictures or did I somehow manage? Either way, thanks! Progress this weekend, I have the new brake hard lines run and all that's left is to install the manual adjust brake proportioning valve. Fabbed up a new steering shaft and cut off 3 of 4 body mounts to be relocated. Hope to have the four mounts moved and body bolted up directly under the cab this week, going on vacation this coming weekend and when I get back I can start working on the front two mounts.

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    Today I squared up the cab and tacked in place the cab mounts, I need to make mounts for the front now but it's looking pretty good. I think I might have time tomorrow to get the bed moved into position.

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    nice work! keep us updated. were excited to see the outcome

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    Getting closer every day!

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    Bad to the ass.

    Were the wyld graphyx from the factory?
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    I notice those brackets on the front end of the truck. Are you going to put a brush guard or something on the front end?

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    The stripes are weird, i thought they were a dealer add on or something but this truck has actually seen a few different layers of paint. It was originally black with some stripe decals i can't quite see but they are faintly there. Sometime in the early 80's i'm guessing the top 3 stripes were added YELLOW ORANGE ORANGE. Sometime after that RED PURPLE was added via rattle can and it looks horrid and is fading away, at this same time someone touched up the black paint with black rattle can and sprayed over some of the other original decals on the hood and tailgate.
    The plan is a respray and getting new custom vinyl cut to mimic the original decals from the 1983 Mitsubishi brochure.

    The brackets up front are for a tow bar. I'll be making a custom bumper for rock crawling protection.

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    will it look like this?



    She's mighty mighty just lettin' it all hang out

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    Yup! I have actually three ideas.

    1. Back to original black with yellow over orange stripes with 4WD
    2. 2015 L200 Blue with silver over black stripes with 4WD
    3. 50th Anniversary L200 Ralliart Livery minus "valeo" decals

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    Moved my wheel wells to match the new wheel base. Got them all fit and tacked in place. Accidently dented the driver side but it's not like this bed was straight to begin with. I'll try to fix it after its all welded and i finish rolling out the fenders.

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    Also extended my shifters for the twin sticks and I have boots for all my shifters finally. I'll post up some pics once the tunnel is welded back together and boots installed.

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    Patched up the shifter holes from the relocation, welded the left side of the bed back together, installed the new custom 2 row aluminum radiator, installed a new larger overflow tank behind the grill, installed the clutch pedal and pedal box, modified the brake pedal to fit between the gas and clutch pedals. Getting closer every day!

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    Drove it out of the garage and turned it around and backed it in today! I have an idle surge but it drives!

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    Getting there! Need to finish the bed and fab up a bumper.

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    Looks tough as nails! Mashing the like button

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOASTY View Post
    Drove it out of the garage and turned it around and backed it in today! I have an idle surge but it drives!
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    right on! Thanks for sharing all the idea pics, too

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