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Old 09-18-12, 09:26 PM
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1989 FC Build



Hey guys my car is almost finished so i thought i would post my build on the forum. I used to have an '81 FB after selling that i had to come back to a rotary and i got my '89 for $700 with the intention of fixing it up to be a nice street track car.







When i first got it home it was covered in cobwebs from sitting for a few years needed a bit to get it started. I replaced the mass air flow sensor, spark plugs, a TPS and a new battery. Got the car running and only had a few electrical issues.
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Old 09-18-12, 09:30 PM
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damn $700...thats a good deal
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I buffed and waxed the paint it came out alot better and most of the fading had been brought back to life. I installed HSD coilovers, lowered it and got Falken Azenis 205/50/15 on Kosei K1 15x7 +38.





I replaced the brakes with Powerslot vented rotors with hawk HP Plus and painted my calipers gold. The rear wheel bearings were makeing alot of noise so i replaced those with new OEM and got the Racing Beat DTSS Eliminater bushings.





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you should rock spacers in the back to get it flush :-p

how you liking the powerslot rotors?

I was thinking of going with the stoptech drilled/slotted or ebc ones
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I used the dry ice technique of removing the sound deadening material that is bonded to the floor. I bought 60lbs of it but i had alot left over. After the ice goes to work i hammered the floor to chip away the material.



















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First thing I did when the sound deadening was out was melt off all the seam sealer and stitch weld the floor pan. This took alot of time to get everything cleaned out of the inside. I also reinforced the rear strut towers to tie the cage into it.























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what welder did you use to spot weld?
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After all the seam sealer was removed and the larger sections of the floor were stitch welded the cage was bent up, notched and welded in place.























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Originally Posted by Broke_A_Baller View Post
what welder did you use to spot weld?
i was using a gasless mig for the stitch welding its all i had but i think it should be strong enough.
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After the cage was finished i sanded down everything and primed and painted the interior Machinist Grey. Im really happy with the way the colour came out i also started putting whats left of the interior back together and mocked up one of my seats.























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Originally Posted by Broke_A_Baller View Post
you should rock spacers in the back to get it flush :-p

how you liking the powerslot rotors?

I was thinking of going with the stoptech drilled/slotted or ebc ones
I ordered custom TE37s in white just showed up yesterday the car is in the body shop right now getting a fresh red shine aero kit and custom rear fender flares
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I stripped the hole engine bay down and cleaned all the rustproofing off and sanded the bay down. After that i primed and painted the bay the same grey as the interior. All the parts that get reinstalled are being cleaned up or replaced. I will also be doing a full engine bay wire tuck.























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I ordered custom TE37s in white just showed up yesterday the car is in the body shop right now getting a fresh red shine aero kit and custom rear fender flares
what size and how much u pick them up for?
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i take it your leaving it the primer color?
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No cross bars for ze roll cage? Looks real good so far!
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Nice job! No problems with head to rollcage clearance with the top bar welded in like that? You got to have a good few inches of room if your going to track it because you need to wrap the cage in foam and wear a helmet. Also maybe add a few gussets here and there next time, it really helps making the chassis stiffer. But apart from that it's looking pretty good!
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i take it your leaving it the primer color?
Its actually a paint i first primered everything and then painted it in a gloss grey. AS for the cage this was my first tome doing something like this so eventually when i get a better welder i will change things a bit, i also have a rear strut tower bar to stiffen things up.
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