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pimpin out a U14T mity mitz hightop.

Discussion in 'Mitsubishi Minicab' started by werase643, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. werase643

    werase643 Member

    was on here..... 12-15 yrs ago fixin up a U14T.... gave it back to friend after getting it running....fast fwd many yrs.... it's been sitting since i fixed it last time.

    got it to the house along with a mickey mouse cushman white van 868912. no interest on the van parts.... so i started measuring.....

    mitz: front brake swap.... 2-3 hrs.... BOLT ON SWAP
    complete strut assy/with vented rotor and brake hose swap directly on the mitz from the cushman..... 10 bolts per side off/on. only issue atm is the springs are stiffer/longer.... will adress later either swap back to the mitz spring or cut a coil off of the cush strut spring. swap time....

    Mitz rear end swap: 8-10 hrs.... welding required
    cushman is 2-3 inches wider. have to cut off spring perches and relocate them.... use the cushman hangers and mix and match mounting brackets between the 2 and i'll need some washers since the mitz springs have less leafs.

    engine cradle mods. 2-3 hrs .... lil welding required
    I drilled out the mitz mounting holes so i could add the cushman mounting isolators... this will lower the cradle about 3/4 of an inch. in prep for the 4G82.......


    still to work out:
    cushman booster / master cyl.... and prop valve
    remote shifter set up
    unlock the 4th and 5th gear from trans
    swap in 4G82
    swap in cushman inst cluster
    motorcycle carb swap
    50A or so alt.


    since the world shut down might as well play with stupid lil truck......
     
  2. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    Gonna follow this
     
  3. werase643

    werase643 Member

    today.... took the mitz fuel tank and cushman oversized radiator to shop to be cleaned and serviced. then drove 2 hrs away and found a set of vintage bling 14x5.5 american racing LIBRE
    rims with RWD offset and 4x114.3 pattern. they came off a 77 celica........ SWEET!!!!!! find
     
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  4. werase643

    werase643 Member

    Mr Mindless how wide are them stock fender flairs?
     
  5. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    I think they're +4" from the body in front and a bit less in back. Can measure later if that's what you mean and be after.
     
  6. werase643

    werase643 Member

    today..... cleaned and pressure washed the undercarriage. Pulled out the dash and installed a new cushman 7/8 brake master cylinder to the mitz. the booster is smaller on the mitz... but the cushman booster wouldn't fit. missed dinner... so i yanked the 4G82 and trans out of the cushman. pressure washed both then separated the eng from trans. installed the 4G82 into the mitz.... used the cushman engine mounts. thinking i might clean up the mikuni from the 3G81 and installing it on the 4G82 and go for.... hey what the hell it might work.

    trans is drying and i'll clean it up and modify the shift shafts so i can have 5 speed.

    anybody ever do the pinto duraspark to mits U14T ? wiring diagram? guess i'll start looking for wiring diagrams for both.
     
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  7. werase643

    werase643 Member

    finished up converting the 3 speed to a 5 speed. then fabricated a shift link that was missing. also cut out the transmission frame mount out of the cushman... in prep to install into mitz.
     
  8. werase643

    werase643 Member

    fabricated the remote shifter mount for the cush shifter into the mitz center console. mounted the 5 speed to the 4G82. mounted the cushman transmission mount to the mitz. installed the cushman speedo cable and the cushman clutch cable(both longer). the drive shaft need to be... cut in half... or about 12-13 inches .
     
  9. werase643

    werase643 Member

    dropped off the cushman drive shaft to be cut down to 8.5 inch.... they say 4-5 days turn around. picked up the cleaned/welded/acid washed/ coated mitz tank and cleaned cushman radiator..... estimate was 20% off.....crap
     
  10. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    sounds like good quick progress. any capability of posting some pictures?
     
  11. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    werase texted me some photos. hopefully these attach as expected IMG_20200304_105159224.jpg IMG_20200225_101132010_HDR.jpg IMG_20200314_142855019.jpg IMG_20200319_163235766.jpg IMG_20200318_134422862.jpg IMG_20200320_121002365.jpg IMG_20200321_175808208.jpg IMG_20200318_141154323.jpg IMG_20200314_163227528.jpg IMG_20200314_163237910.jpg
     

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  12. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    second batch IMG_20200323_181652729.jpg
    IMG_20200324_202121078.jpg IMG_20200325_151123959.jpg IMG_20200328_115348020.jpg IMG_20200324_203822074.jpg IMG_20200325_183058648.jpg IMG_20200325_170841589.jpg IMG_20200325_195045432.jpg IMG_20200401_121250379.jpg
     

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  13. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    Teeny tiny driveshaft!
     

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  14. werase643

    werase643 Member

    yesterdays ups and downs.... driveshaft in.... trans mount off by about 1/2inch from c/l.(good enough) fuel tank back in. aftermarket fuel pump/new hoses/filter installed. need to finish wiring fp to harness. grabbed the old 40 A alt.... bearings are a bit crunchy. filled trans up. think the trans might have to come back out to cut another smidgeon of the shift rod off the front.... 5th gear is... not quite there. added brake fluid.... got fronts bled.... got no fluid coming out of the master cylinder to the rear brakes. called supplier.... got some on order... will swap out. hooked a battery up and spun it over... compression sounds good. cleaned the kat carb and did a cheezey mod to attach a fuel spigot(not impressed with outcome).... will probably try cleaning the stock 3G81 carb or go with the rhino carb. need to order 2 HEI GM ig modules. repower the FP relay and get a few plugs from junk yard so i can get the ignition plug and play. need to finish installing the cushman radiator and get a bunch of new hose clamps.
     
  15. mr.mindless

    mr.mindless Member

    Few more photos to go with the story! Thanks for sharing & good luck on the carbie
     

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