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    20 year nap / 85 Montero resurrection

    I joined this forum in Aug 2018 desperate for a hard to find flexplate. After a member ( haruman ) came to my rescue I have been hard at work turning my little forgotten Montero backyard find into a daily driver. Here are some photos from the process.
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ID:	21451 Brought from California to rest here in Arizona for about 20 years before I found it.
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ID:	21452New shoes after lots of work and test drives. Cleaned up those old Enkies for some classic appeal.
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ID:	21453The only way to go, right! Original carb had no chance at a second life. It was rough but I still have it if anyone needs parts.
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ID:	21454Heater core sprung a leak and without an evaporator in sight I decided to ax the whole unit for a Vintage Air. Didn't hurt that I'm a Vintage Air dealer. ( mock up box seen here ).
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ID:	21455Fit almost perfect
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ID:	21456Due to coolant getting everywhere under the carpet I pulled it all out and decided to sound deaden to floor and roll out all new jute padding.
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ID:	21457Late night working on the floor but like I said I'm driving it daily so I got either keep going or drive it half finished. As you can see the Vintage Air tubing is hanging unfinished. Gotta pull the dash one last time then that'll be nice and tidy.
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    Thanks again to you all at mightram50 for your help. I've been enjoying my Montero so much that I rarely touch my other two vehicles. If there are any parts that you see I'm not using and you need them please ask and I'll gladly part with them. I wasn't prepared to make this a whole build thread tonight but I'll keep posting progress photos from time to time.

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    Looking good mate, I do love a brown car.
    Don't really get those vintage air units over here, but looks a tidy install. Might keep it in mind

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    Nice work! Hard work and persistence pays in bucket loads. Your Monty looks like it's fighting fit now, especially with the refinished Enkies keeping it period correct. You made retrofitting A/C look easy (goes with experience I bet) World needs more guys like Haruman when you need 'em. It's what the forum is all about
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    New manual hubs went on today. After spending a week making sure the P/N MD886389 would fit. So I ordered the cheapest knock off hubs I could find in the USA. Yes I'm cheap and impatient but since ebay and Amazon both said these hubs wouldn't fit my Montero I didn't want to chance ordering expensive hubs. Turns out they fit perfect. I guess 28 spline manual hubs are pretty standard for most Monteros / Mitsubishis across multiple platforms.
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ID:	21473Ugly old AUTO hubs. They didn't give me warm and fuzzies on my last wheeling trip so they had to go.
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ID:	21475Found on ebay for $55 plus free shipping. If they last great! If they break then at least I know the expensive ones will fit.
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ID:	21476Looks and acts like a proper off roader now

    Thanks for reading

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    Some photos of the dash out for the last time before I button up the Vintage Air install. As of right now I only have the heater hooked up. Waiting on time, money, and need to source / make brackets for compressor.
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ID:	21488This is a Vintage Air Gen II Super. Their next to biggest unit. Gen V was too big and too expensive in my opinion. Although if I took the time to measure and test fix the Gen V and cough up the cash I could have retrofitted sensors to the original HVAC controls. So I'll just be installing the separate control panel below thew radio. I'll upload more photos when completely done.

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    PARTS UP FOR GRABS! I'm not selling these because I want someone to actually take them off my hands instead of throwing them in the trash. If you see something you want just pay shipping or come get them ( Gilbert, AZ ). If you want me to ship them to you all I ask is you make this as easy as possible. Pick your preferred shipper and I'll run it down there. Time is money so if you want to reimburse me for my time I'll definitely accept donations of money or partially used gift cards.
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ID:	21526There's a carb and air cleaner, most of the heater / blower parts from under dash ( heater core leaks ), rocker arm assembly ( not sure if actually for Mitsubishi ), and a fresh air valve ( broken ).

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ID:	21527also there's a computer, fuel pump with lines and canister thing ( not sure if good ), vacuum line with random solenoids and stuff for carb/ emissions.

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    Great work!

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