I have been with DSM's since 2003, my first DSM was a 1990 panda white Eclipse GST, as time passes and life change I had to sell it then I had other cars but none like that GST, by experiences in racing and personal preference I became fan of the FWD platform you know less weight + more power = more miles (and more wheel spin YES I know that part), anyway I started to be seduced by the CSM platform when I found a pic of a Mirage 4g63 swapped back on 2005.
I had a couple AWD DSM and I don't have nothing against them, I know traction is traction and AWD is the most preferred for this platform but I guess I like the hard way and I really like when sometimes a FWD can make a difference in roll racing or even drag, right now I have a 95' Tsi with 6bolt/2g head, t28@15 psi, bolt on upgrades and tricks lol It runs high 13s, well that's a little story of my life with the DSMs, this is my first CSM and here we go...
Few months ago I was looking for a clean CSM, you know with the exterior in good condition to make their respective swap, I had some options locally, but everything changed when this YELLOW hatch appeared in craigslist, 1991 Dodge Colt with 137k in running condition for $900
I called them and they told me that someone was interested in buy it, my first thought was "Damn! he will sell it", hours later he called me back, the Colt was still available!!! The next day I went to see it and it really was what I wanted
Before driving home I went straight to the emission test thinking maybe it will pass, and it passed with flying records...
First mod, Eclipse 3G steering wheel
As you can see the clear coat was faded
After hand polish
I was surprised how the paint came back to life
Just when I try that shinny oil cap I decided to clean the engine bay
I bought some 14" wheels but when I was trying to measure them, I noticed about the weak brake system setup and that won't let me put the wheels
bye bye dumb brakes
I did a research about which brakes would work and I decided to go with a complete setup of a 1994 Vista AWD, here is me cleaning them
paint job on the caliper/bracket
I ended buying new rotors and pads
Here is how it looks right now
I apologize for my english, as you can see it is not my first language but im trying to do my best for you guys,,,