This next project belongs to Build Threads reader, David, who resides in Nagoya, Japan. David decided to restore one of the more obscure cars previously available to the Japanese domestic market, a Mitsubishi 360. After saving it from the clutches of mother nature, he set about restoring the nostalgic kei car one step at a time, but things took a turn for the worse when it was time to give it a fresh coat of paint. After returning home with a substandard paint job, mismatched colour, over-spray, and sections of rust merely hidden under body filler and fiberglass, David made the gut-wrenching decision to tear the car down a second time and have it repainted at a better shop. It all paid off in the end, since he is now the proud owner of one minty-fresh Mitusbishi 360 (with custom iPod connectivity), and not many people can lay claim to that!
The second tear-down & re-paint…
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6 thoughts on “1967 Mitsubishi 360”
I love that last shot of the finished car sitting right where David originally found it. Very poignant.
This is one of my favorite builds! I checked it many times a week while it was going on after seeing it on jalopnik.
have been checkinDavids website for updates all the time, didnâ€™t know it was on JNC also (And more recently updated) â€“ love this build and want to see the work on his Skyline going on 😀 â€“ great job and such a cool car 🙂
Third pic from the bottom includes the nose of a late-60s Nissan/Prince Gloria – Nissan-Datsun’s US-style car. Was also assembled outside Japan.