Originally Posted by rdwngs444
is the hood on the VII's interchangeable with the VIII and IX's? Also what about the headlights and fenders? Troy, might be more work then anticipated?
it's all interchangable, same chassis. only crash beams underneath are different as U.S. has the 5mph impact absorbers that the rest of the world doesn't get.
real mitsu headlights should bolt right up (there are counterfeit out there). 7 fenders are exactly the same as 8's and 9's.
hood bolts up as well, only the front nose/vents are different.
full conversion to look exactly like a JDM 7 exterior would be:
headlights (7 has an amber turn signal lens, clear city/running light, chrome housing)
Front bumper cover and impact absorber, lower lip
hood (diff shape, although you can still use the stock hood on a 7 front bump)
rear bumper cover and impact absorber (JDM 7 and 8 have the same bumper, nothing like the U.S. one)
Factory wheels are different as well, good luck finding them
Read: not cheap. bumpers come in color, hoods don't.