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Old 09-26-2012, 03:50 AM
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Sept. 25th, 2012 Update...

Couple of updates... I got my Takata Harness today.. Actually it was shipped to my paint and body guy vs. to my home... and I could could of gotten it 2 week earlier..

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Takata came up with new design... and color. Hope it will take some time for people to fake this..

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And testing on my bride seats..

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And refinished my pedals and added discontinued widefoot, heal toe pedal.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:17 AM
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Digging the seats and the new look of the Takata harness. Tha heel toe pedal is pretty sweet too!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:16 PM
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Sweet build looking forward to see the rest of the build.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by XIEmperorIX View Post
Digging the seats and the new look of the Takata harness. Tha heel toe pedal is pretty sweet too!
The New Takata Harness is street legal.. which is one of the big reason I got them.. Also, because its Japanese

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Sweet build looking forward to see the rest of the build.
Thank yoU!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:43 AM
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Sept. 30th, 2012

I'm debating about the interior and test fit the Takata Harness on the Spirit R Recaros.

Let me know what you prefer?

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Also, got my VS-XX refinished/powder coated and put new Toyo T1-Sport tires. I've heard great things about these and can't wait to test them out.

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:43 AM
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Sept. 30th, 2012

I'm debating about the interior and test fit the Takata Harness on the Spirit R Recaros.

Let me know what you prefer?

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Also, got my VS-XX refinished/powder coated and put new Toyo T1-Sport tires. I've heard great things about these and can't wait to test them out.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:46 AM
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Very nice project you have going here man. I have always liked the way the fd looks.

Go with the bride seats. Something about the red and he harness doesn't look right. That's just me though.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:37 PM
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the recaros look real comfy, but its something about the brides that just make me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:16 AM
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I personally really like the recaro's.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:09 PM
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looks like some real cool stuff in here.
subscribed so I can read later at work.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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I like the recaro seats. I like the red!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:07 PM
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Its been a mixed reviews about Bride and Recaro.. but I think I'm going to stick with Bride. Thank you all for your input!

more updates..


Oct 4th, 2012

Past couple of days, I decided to strip off my spare RZ hub assemblies and fix up the rotor back plates and such.

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Fronts fixed and degreased... Test fitted the new DBA rotors.. Shaved some metals so DBA rotors can freely spin.

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Rears fixed and degreased

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My good friend Bryan from BNR Supercars is going to let me use his cabinet to blast the rust and such off so I can get the prettied up today.


Also, I received some goodies from Turbonetics.

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Their GT-K 1050!!!!

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:34 PM
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Oct 11th, 2012

Some update...

Hubs cleaned, blasted, and ready to paint..
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And painted.. and ready to be put on the car.

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Cleaned, sanded, and painted axles..
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I also got my ID1000's. Bought them from Full Function Engineering. Awesome service and makes some cool stuff for rotaries! Thanks guys!!!

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Also, got the eye bolts for the Takata Harnesses.. Can't wait to install them and go for a ride ;)

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And finally,

The engine... Oil pan on, Oil pan brace on, and mounted on my spare FD subframe.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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Amazing build, I'll be watching this one for sure.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:03 AM
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I'm currently putting the car together for SEMA and I can't upload all the stuff that's going on..

I'll make this short and share 2-3 pics.. including the render done by amazing artist and designer, Greg Thompson. He did an amazing job rendering the car with few pics I sent him and list of goodies I was going to put on. Just amazing work!! Since its so close to SEMA, I'll share the render to give you guys an idea what it will look like (exterior).



Hint of couple of parts..

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I'll update the full car on my way to SEMA..
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:34 PM
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Here are some updated pics as I get ready for SEMA Las Vegas.

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More pics coming once the car is set up at SEMA.... I just unloaded yesterday..
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:46 PM
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A rx7 has and will always be my dream car.
Can't wait to see your pics from SEMA
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:24 PM
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Update - November 8th, 2012

I'm going to try to share my experience over the past 2-3 weeks of putting the car together to, journey across the USA to SEMA Las Vegas, to Journey back.

I'll try to go through the journey over next 2-3 days.. And I promise you guys, there will be ton of pics

To start, I was waiting for my paint and body guys Jonathan Goolsby and his crew to paint the body so I could start working on the car.

Paint we've chosen was BASF Mercedes AMG Imola Grey Metallic with hint of darker tint.

Here is a picture of the car before and after the shell was painted.

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Car at this point had nothing on it except stock suspensions and some old school VOLK wheels to roll the shell around.

More coming when I get some more photos uploaded..
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:52 PM
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Update - Nov. 9th, 2012

Update continues..

When i first saw the car after paint, I decided to clean up the wheel wells and put a nice new coat of undercarriage paint.

But til then, I also decided to drop the rear subframe and do it right

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I then taped up the wheel arch and went to town with the paint.

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Front after paint..

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Rear painted and with new subframe and new diff on.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:34 PM
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Awesome stuff. Love this soap opera style journal lol
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