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Old 10-15-11, 11:24 AM
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FL My 1993 Build Thread

Just picked up my 1993 RX7 FD two nights ago! Gonna be some time before it's up and running. Has a lot of work to be done. Just a plain ole shell that came with a carbon fiber hood, flush mount headlights, bumper with the F1 lip, still has the wiring, and full interior. No engine, trans, or drivetrain.

Things in need:

-New seals all around
-New driver side outside door handle
-Interior cleaned
-New windshield
-Bumper installed
-Headlights installed
-Engine
-Trans
-Drivetrain
-A lot of wiring
-Brakes
-Rotors
-Interior trim pieces
-Wheels
-Tires
-Paint


Still tearing the car apart so I'm sure I'll find/break more parts lol.

Here's the pics...


Pickup night and pulled it back home with the wifes Trailblazer SS











First thing i did when i got home was wash it and hung the bumper on.
























As for my plan, that will be unrevealed when the time comes. Right now I'm just removing all the wiring and unnecessary components.
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Old 10-15-11, 08:21 PM
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looks like a solid platform thank god you are getting rid of those lights lol carbon fiber hood is a nice bonus
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Old 10-15-11, 08:32 PM
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Twins??? seriously TWINS??? haha in a few minutes you may understand why I said this..

Good luck with the build and I concur on the " thank god you are getting rid of those lights "

I hate the frog eyes.. LoL

you're quite a bit ahead though..

Could you please take a few pictures of the oil cooler I'm at a loss as to how it goes ... It thank you over and a gain for that

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Old 10-16-11, 01:27 AM
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Yeah I like the flip ups, looks a lot cleaner when they are down. The oil cooler isn't in the car
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Alright thanks anyways! keep us updated i'd like to know my car's twin's progress ! LOL
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haha, I deff will.
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do you mean R1 lip not f1 right?

also do you know if your fd is an r1 model or base model?

no sun roof right?
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Old 10-16-11, 10:25 PM
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totally meant R1 lol.. I am not sure what model it is, I am new to these so is there any way to tell? I suppose the VIN could? and no, no sunroof
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totally meant R1 lol.. I am not sure what model it is, I am new to these so is there any way to tell? I suppose the VIN could? and no, no sunroof
well R1 consist of no sun roof, rear spoiler, front lip, no cruise control, dual oil coolers, suede seats, r1 strut bar, no rear wiper on hatch.


base is no sun roof, cloth seats, no trunk spoiler , no rear wiper..

im probably missing something but yours looks to be r1
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after looking at the pics again im leaning towards your fd is an R1 which is pretty neat.. deff gonna follow this build
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well it does have what appears to be a factory strut, so thats pretty neat that I got a R1 lol. Thanks for info, if I can learn something new everyday about these cars then thats good for me!
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made some more progress tonight... dash is removed along with, entire engine harness, condenser, heat exchanger, abs distribution block, coolant lines, and some other junk..






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Hey man.....cant wait till I start looking for mine. You are at a good start.
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Finally an update!:

Well I'm to do some work on it this weekend, been busy with work and school. I should be getting the engine and transmission here soon. Once that happens I'll be able to make the needed mounts. I've sourced the new wiring harness for cheap so that's good news for me. I have also determined what color I want to paint the 7. I'm sticking with a Mazda paint code and will be Sky Blue Mica (41B) from the new line of Mazdas. For now I'll be continuing to strip it down to the bones to get completely painted. If I have time to work on it this weekend I'll snap some progress photos!
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Nice...love that color
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Old 02-07-12, 11:40 PM
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yeah I hope it fits the car well. Got caught up with homework this past weekend, but am hoping I can get some good work done this weekend. Hopefully I'll be picking up the engine and transmission on Sunday too!
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Coming along good, keep up there progress
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looks like I am going to have to put this on hold for a few months. Just got picked up for a short tasking deployment. Just means more money to finish it up when I get back! Good thing is I'll only be gone for a couple of months and will be getting my tax free reenlistment bonus over there :p.. I'm hoping I can finish stripping it down completely before I leave!
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finally an update! Well recently got back from deployment and returning with a nice bonus ..Sold my R1 front bumper and will be ordering my 99 spec one here shortly. Haven't done any work on stripping the 7 since I've been back but will be back at it here shortly. Have the engine already and just need to order the internals, transmission and bell housing, which should be all taken care of this coming week!
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Glad to hear things are starting to come together. Cant wait to see what you do with the motor.
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FINALLY got back into it today. Finished pulling all of the harness out of the front including everything in the dash. Removed firewall insulation, passenger door cover, and floor mats, also removed more components from the engine bay. I'm going to continue to remove more panels, the headliner, seats, and carpet throughout this week. Only issue is I'm running out room in my garage to put everything I take out!! lol... Here's a couple cell phone pics from today, I'll make sure to post my progress throughout the week. I guess my motivation to get back in the garage is the soon coming of more parts!


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I have a Trailblazer SS and a FD as well.
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nice! The wife drives the TBSS and she loves it
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Here's some more progress from this weekend. Almost completely stripped minus a few odds and ends. Right now I am concentrating on wiring everything up!


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