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Offline drewr4411

Drew's 1993 Rx7/?? Build Thread
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:19:51 AM »
Hey, what's going on guys my name is Drew.
 I thought it was about time I started a build thread for the FD, since I am close to getting it back on the road. I wanted to complete a lot of projects on my to do list, along with compiling a bunch of pictures of the progress; so I could start this build thread off the right way.

Car Info
1993 FD Base
Clean Title
80K Miles
Rotary Still runs (Believe it or not!)

 Personally, I have always been a Mitsubishi guy. My first car in High school was a 1995 Eclipse GST. Since then, I have owned and built many fun street GSXs and an Evo over the last decade. Ive always wanted to branch out into a new platform, and try something different. Rx7 FDs, and Supras have always been one my short list of cars I've wanted to own. The bug for something new really hit me after I went to H2O 2018. Driving home after that weekend, gave me a lot of time to think of all the different projects I could pursue. Fortunately for me, I knew of a guy in my area that I had sold some DSM parts to. Turns out he also owned this FD that he had been slowing fixing up. I decide to call him, and ask if he was ready to sell it. To my surprise he said he was, and as you can guess I was at his house the next day with a trailer. 
Even though the rotary still runs, and I do plan to drive it around like that for a while. The end goal is to put a JZ in the car. I took a ride in one once, and it just checks every box for me personally. Plus, with all the V8 FDs around my area, I would like to do something different.

Here is the car when I got it Oct, 2018.

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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 11:29:31 AM »
Good start!   Looking forward to seeing this one come together.   Interesting swaps are always nice.
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:31:41 AM »
Good start!   Looking forward to seeing this one come together.   Interesting swaps are always nice.

Thanks! I have a ton of pictures to post, trying to figure out sizes.
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 11:37:11 AM »
nice!  looks like a fun project.  I have a background in the ol Diamond Star Motors also.  Much happier with the FD and aftermarket than I was with my Stealth TTs and VR4s.  I did have two Talon TSI's also.  The 2JZ will be a fun project for sure. 
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 11:42:43 AM »
Thanks! I have a ton of pictures to post, trying to figure out sizes.

We have a gallery here if you wish, it'll autoresize them.
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 11:53:28 AM »
More Pics.

Here is my 1999 GSX I sold shortly after buying the FD. Wish I had more room where I live, would have loved to have kept this car.




One of the first things that needed to be done on the car was the body work. So I sent it off to paint ASAP.






Body work progress











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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:08:01 PM »
I decided to keep the FD Red, but went with a different paint code.

Race Red from the Mustang GT350









More pics coming shortly!
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 12:19:31 PM »
nice!  looks like a fun project.  I have a background in the ol Diamond Star Motors also.  Much happier with the FD and aftermarket than I was with my Stealth TTs and VR4s.  I did have two Talon TSI's also.  The 2JZ will be a fun project for sure.

I think it will be as well!

and ya love DSMs but they have just ran their course with me.
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 12:51:01 PM »
When I first got the car, everything was gutted. And since I wasn't the one who took it apart originally, reinstalling everything was a small challenge. Luckily the old owner gave me a ton of parts which helped a lot. Anything else that i was missing, i sourced from local guys selling parts.

Pictures of me working on the Interior, Brakes & Suspension.
























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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 01:09:24 PM »
More Progress.















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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 02:43:12 PM »
that is some serious progress!
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 02:50:53 PM »
I'm not sure if you're aware but your wheel is sticking out. :-p

Great progress! Is it the pictures or does the paint look a little pale? Maybe the paint just hasn't finished off gassing?
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 02:59:52 PM »
that is some serious progress!

Thank you!
Getting closer everyday.

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I'm not sure if you're aware but your wheel is sticking out. :-p

Great progress! Is it the pictures or does the paint look a little pale? Maybe the paint just hasn't finished off gassing?

Little poke never hurt anyone.
I think its the lighting and I took all this pictures on my iphone. Car looks very crisp in person.
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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »
Painting the suspension components really make a difference, and so does the blue on the calipers. Are the wheels Varrstoen ES6? I missed it if they were called out.

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Re: Drew's 1993 Rx7/JZ Build Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 06:14:50 PM »
Painting the suspension components really make a difference, and so does the blue on the calipers. Are the wheels Varrstoen ES6? I missed it if they were called out.

Thanks,
Yea i think it hads a nice touch to the wheel wells.

Wheels are ESR SR06.
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