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Thread: Picked up a 1978 dodge colt coupe, aka LB lancer coupe

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    Picked up a 1978 dodge colt coupe, aka LB lancer coupe

    Picked this up the other day for 230 bucks. Runs and drives perfect! It basically had 2 issues. One the car was towed behind a motorhome and whoever wired upt eh trailor lights screwed up the mid lights on the tails, so I had to rip apart a starion tail light, light bulb holders and swap them out with the buested up ones that were in the car. The other is the rubber grommets for the throttle cable are gone, and there is a lot of swap in the pedal.

    Other than that, she runs perfect. I'm working on setting up some rally lights ont he car, and possibly painting the hood a satinish black like the rally cars.

    I'm also working on getting some la lancer stuff for the car. Grill, bumpers, and possibly hood vents.










    After the painted grill

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    Wow, that's pretty nice! I had an '86 Dodge Colt a number of years ago and HATED the car bc it was such a FWD POS. I had been told that the 70s Colts were RWD and looked much better than mine did, and that is so true.

    Don't see these around often, take care of her

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    What a STEAL. Nice find! Can't wait to see some pics with rally lights 8)

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    So I got the bmw "rally" lights almost completely mounted. I have a little tweaking to do still. I also need to clean and paint the housings, and get some nice clean lamps. I'm looking for a set of those old yellow mercedes lights. Hopefully I can dig up a set.

    Tomorrow I will be searching for a alternator, didnt get a chance to today. I also need to buy some switches and wire the lights up.

    I'm real happy with how they turned out. I really do need to go over the paint and clean it up though, and definately need some wheels.



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    That's a wild set of Rally lights there, certainly looking the part now.

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    Yep, you stole that for $230.00 -- I am seething with envy. :mrgreen:

    Now all you need to do is yank out that anemic 1600 and bolt in a 2600 with a five speed. Retain the exsisting rear end, as it should have the taller, 3:91 gears... that will make a very sprightly combination!

    Either way, it's extremely cool. GREAT FIND! :tu: :tu: :tu:

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    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE
    :shock:

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    What a cool little machine! Such nice proportions, love the whitebands too.

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    got rid of the steelies today, or tried. I picked up some old american racing or ap or whatever they are old school mesh wheels today. Made the car look quite a bit better. I'll work with these until I get a set of watanabes. Unfortunately I already got a nail in one of my tires and I havent even put 40 miles on them -_- Had to throw a steelie back on. I'm also getitng a bit of fender rub with them ni the front. running 185 70 r14. I spent some time at the jyard today looking for some relays for my new lights, and trying to find a decent fusebox for inside the car for some other stuff. Also pulled a saturn alternator, but I didnt grab it yet as I wasnt sure if it was the one I am looking for. Good ol gm doesnt label crap on their componets.




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    Yellow Starion to match = NICE!

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