April 26, 2019, 04:08:46 AM

Author Topic: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build  (Read 248 times)

Offline Venom13132

Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« on: April 03, 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
Background:
In 2007 I bought a shell of a 1995 RX-7 and did an LS1/T56 swap.  I loved that car.  Drove it for 4 years before selling it to a buddy so I could go back to school.   The car needed to be tuned after an engine rebuild and cam/intake install when I sold it.  The car has been sitting where I left it since 2012.  My friend owns 8 FDs, yes 8, and non of them run!  So he is paying me to get the 5 that have V8 swaps running for him.  My payment is a 1993 model with a 5.3 and T56 setup.  My goal was to buy my old 95 back after selling the 93 I get for payment.

Between 2012-Now I had a few other cars.  After getting a new job I bought a 2010 370Z Touring Sport.  Black on Black with all the bells and whistles.  It was a fun car to drive and looked great but didn't have that "I built this" feeling I needed.  After a horribly disappointing trip to the drag strip I cut my losses and sold the Z.   A few months later I bought a 1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster.  That car was a fun little go kart that I could work on.  I fixed it up pretty nice.  I was going to do an LS swap to it but the FD was always on my mind.

July 2018 I was just casually searching craigslist and came across a 95 LS swapped FD in North Carolina.  I reached out to the guy and gave him a low offer and he took it.  So I flew out and drove the car back.  I ended up selling my BMW for parts as the market wasn't what I needed for the whole car.   I still have to finish my buddies cars, get the 93 FD as payment and sell it.

Specs:
 1995 RX-7 already swapped with an LS1 and T56.
Clean title but unknown mileage

Stock RX7 Sub-frame with home made square channel mounts
home made trans mount
home made diff mount

pretty standard home job on the mounting/ cooling/ intake and such

Missing a bit of the interior

SpeedHut gages

Aeromotive Fuel pump

Some aftermarket Cruise control setup

Stock wheels with bald ass tires

Here are the photos of the car from the Craigslist Ad:

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The current car is MB with black/tan interior.
It is missing the carpet currently but I have all the other interior pieces now
The paint is pretty shit (failed clear coat) and it has a white Fiber glass hood.

1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 09:25:37 AM »
So after flying out to Wilmington and driving the car back (stopped in a hotel half way at like 1am)

Got the car home and started to clean it out and order parts.

OEM 99 Spec Spoiler (shipped it in from Australia)
Feed Wide body Front Fenders
Feed Wide body Rear Fenders
Feed Front bumper
Ray's Gram Light 57 18x9.5 front 18x10.5 rear
Yokohama advan A048 295/30r18 tires for the rear New Yokahamas for the front 235/35/18
ProSport Complete Bushing Kit
Eastwood heat shield/sound material for the interior
Adjustable front sway bar mounts (only because my stock ones were missing)
KSport Coilovers

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1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 09:28:52 AM »
Starting to get the Feed Parts on.


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Also got some carbon Feed Side Skirt/Blade things waiting to go on.
1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline tai-lun

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 12:18:52 AM »
Widebody matches the cowl, looking forward to the progress.
Tai - 93 LS2 Ronin Widebody FD - rebuild time with ITB's soon... :banghead:
Build Thread: http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=9172.0

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 07:54:30 AM »
Widebody matches the cowl, looking forward to the progress.

Thanks.  How's your car coming along?  I have ran though your build thread a couple times in the past.
1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 08:27:32 AM »
Did some work over the weekend.  Installed my Feed Front bumper and Feed Wide front fenders.  I also put a sway bar in the car  (didnt have one when I bought it)  I used some adjustable mounts because I didn't have the stock mounts and these were cheaper than new mounts.   I am going to roll my rear fenders and maybe move my suspension up in the back so I can drive the car.  I will put the Feed rear fender overs on hopefully next month.

I also did a bunch of work cleaning up the interior but didn't get any photos yet.   I put my Efini steering wheel in and swapped out my tan seats for black seats.   I replaced the home made shifter cover with a nice one I bought here a few years ago.  Slowly but surely she is coming along.  Gonna just get it in good enough condition to drive and enjoy for the summer before really digging in this winter and prepping for paint and such.

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1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 07:14:58 AM »
Still no carpet.  But I put some heat insulation to "flatten" the floor for now so  my Bride floor mats sit flat and it feels better under your feet

got the Efini steering wheel installed.

Went from crappy tan to these lovely black seats.      I have rear bins and the passenger side rear trim.    I need to move the battery from the drivers side to the pass side and clean up some of the wiring.  I am not going to put carpet in till the winter when I have time to do it properly and remove the dash.  Not doing the short cut method of cutting the carpet.  That's what the previous owner did so there is still old carpet under the dash.

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1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver

Offline Venom13132

Re: Venom's 95 RX-7 Feed Widebody Build
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 07:33:29 AM »
rolled the shit out of my fenders last night so my car is actually drivable with my wheel setup.

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1995 RX-7 - LS1, T56: LS6 Intake, Feed wide body, Feed CF Side skirts, Ray's Gram Lights, K-Sport coilovers, 99 spec\ tails and spoiler, SpeedHut Gauges, Aeromotive fuel pump
2000 Ford Excursion - V10 Tow monster
2006 BMW 650i - 4.8l V8 6-Speed Manual - Daily Driver