Was That Really Necessary?

4x4 Mitsubishi DSM eclipse for sale4x4 Mitsubishi DSM eclipse for sale
It’s Friday, so you’re probably in a good mood. We’re here to ruin that with this ’82 Bronco chassis-ed ’98 Eclipse. It’s managed to combine a body kit with 33 inch tires. A bumping single 15″ sub with a Hazzard County grade push bar. The Eclipse strikes a somewhat “urban” note, but it’s photographed in front of a mobile home in Macon, Georgia.
If the seller had let loose with a bunch of lame decals and stick-on portals, he’d have pretty much every low-end automotive stereotype rolled into one. If you’ve got “$1”, a 4-door truck, V8 Mustang, drag car or 4Runner, you could make this your own and for the love of God burn it to the ground complete the ensemble. Craigslist, of course.
Hat tip to LTD Scott!

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  1. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

    Perfect for Mac-town
    par for the course

  2. Alff Avatar

    The perfect ride for the man who wants to make a statement

    1. jjd241 Avatar

      Well it ain't no Pacer… http://www.amcpacer.com/images/archives/stakes-4x

  3. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

    "Was That Really Necessary?"
    A very tough question. A lot of things in this world aren't "necessary." If you know what I mean? Why does a family sedan need 400+ hp? Why does a car have to go 0-60 in 4 secs? The list goes on and on…It is necessary because, someone, somewhere desires one. It may not to be the liking of everyone but hey whatever floats his/her boat.
    I need more coffee.

  4. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

    How about something more ridiculous.
    Like a '84 Ford Exp on 38s here
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3ne3k53m15Tb5Pf5Rfa1u2aea9ba065821db8.jpg"&gt;
    Amazing? YES!

    1. dwegmull Avatar

      At least he managed to lineup the wheels with the wheel openings…

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        Yeah, if you're going to go through the effort of a questionable swap, at least think it through.

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          That EXP, hell, I'd have it painted, but I'd drive that occasionally.

          1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

            If they ran a bit smaller tire, they could actually tuck that suspension up a bit more and I might look like the Hulk's rally car…

  5. muthalovin Avatar

    Automatic! I guess if I go rock crawling in my eclipse, i will need it. W.T.F.

  6. dwegmull Avatar

    I guess it's a low buck Rallyfighter. http://www.local-motors.com/rf

    1. dustin_driver Avatar

      Beat me to it!

    2. sixtyover Avatar

      I was thinking the same thing.

  7. RedBaron89 Avatar

    Do red necks just wake up from a dream and say " I gots to puta car on top of a 4X4 frame, then my cousin sue-anne will have to go out with me"

  8. citroen67 Avatar

    It's hard to state the obvious and not sound like a dick, but does it really surprise anyone that this thing is parked in front of a trailer house in Georgia? The only items that are not in the photo that would make this abortion 'par for the course' is a "Type R" decal and a Rebel flag license plate.
    Don't get me wrong…I don't mind the looks of the Mitsu, and I loves me some lifted 4×4 action, but mix the two and it's a fail-fail cocktail of epic proportions.

  9. Benito Avatar

    Lifting a '98 Eclipse isn't normal.
    But on Meth it is.

    1. Gnauty Avatar

      It was originally built in Normal, IL. Just struck me as funny.

  10. dustin_driver Avatar

    It's the Local Motors Rally Fighter! Wow, I didn't think it would be going on sale for a while . . .

  11. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    If the Bronco was anything like my old Bronco, replacing the entire body makes more sense than trying to fix it. Of course, I probably would have looked for something with a similar wheelbase. Country Squire maybe.

  12. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    The fin is a nice touch. Gotta keep the down-force on those tires… yo!

    1. joshuman Avatar

      I'm sure those tires see sooooo much mud.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        Don't know if those tires have enough tread left to even look at mud. I just thought it was ironic.

  13. CptSevere Avatar

    This makes a 4X4 Corvette look tasteful and desirable.

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      'merica… F%$# Yeah!
      <img src=http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/zdimemmo/339876352.jpg>

  14. Charles_Barrett Avatar

    A Deep-South re-interpretation of the BMW X6. Or maybe the Acura ZDX.
    Can't deny the similarity in profile.

    1. smokyburnout Avatar

      Maybe it's just because I've got a 3.5 inch screen here, but I seriously had to do a double take before I realized it wasn't an X6.

      1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

        Well, ahem… I'm sporting more than 3.5 inches (grins), and I am tickled that I am not totally out of my mind for the X6 comparison.

  15. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    I shared this post with a friend of mine who took less than a second to return this counter…
    Be warned, it's awesome.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Holy Hell…

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        my thoughts exactly.

  16. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    If the wheel wells lined up, the wheels weren't totally garish, and it didn't have that awful wing, it might not actually be so bad. Logically, it solves the Bronco's body rot and the DSM's perpetual integrity issues (who's up for crankwalk?)… but the execution is, wow, just nasty.
    I'd buy it for a dollar, but no more.

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      Aren't you in college? Couldn't that dollar buy something useful like drugs or booze?

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        I'd rather fuck myself up in an interesting manner, I think. Worst case, I could make a profit on the scrap.

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