Bought this last Monday as a project to keep me ticking over until the summer, it is the first RWD car i have owned...
After months of drooling over S13 Image/Videos i finally got my ass into gear and put the feelers out for one, eventually picked this one up from Wayne @ SWRC (Top bloke ) the car has no engine or gearbox and is missing bits and pieces from the interior but it suits my need perfectly, and the price was right!
Got the car home and found the car had rear coilovers in it (Kei Office?) which was a nice surprise, also found a hole on the driver side sil which will need welded! The bonnet has been dented around the front after it was lent to another S13 which had a smash but other than that the car seems pretty solid with no other rust!
As i cant insure the car for decent moneys until July ( My 20th Birthday) i will be trying to have the car on the road for then!
Currently i am driving my Honda Civic EG which i built last year, it is currently for sale to fund a Sr20 swap/Runaround car!
Anyway enough of my chit chat and on with some pictures...
First things first i decided to give my garage a good clearing out and a quick lick of paint, this took up pretty much all of my time today but it was worth it in the end!
Updates should come next week some stage when i get the car in the garage and start to strip it down!
Good starting base have no engine/box leaves you with options which you seem to already have decided on sr-ing it.
What bits are missing i may have some
Thanks man! Yea the SR swap seems to be the viable one at the moment money wise!
Well i bought a Driver window mechanism already, need some dash surrounds as seen in the pictures, need 2 front coilovers, Dials/speedo, 2 front discs - Thats what i know for now, havent got it into the garage yet to get a good loook around it! Only thing is money is tight until next month!
Have a Fixed Bride seat and a HKS Hi Power exhaust waiting to go on to
An update without pictures Cant find the charger for my SLR so i wont have any until i find it! lol
Removed the Dash + Looms + Everything from the engine bay! Rest of the interior is out and i have started to strip out the sound deadening (Cunt) Also took a peek in the fuel tank and found a walbro fuel pump! Insides of the car are pretty mint with the exception of 1 slight rust spot which is an easy fix!
My next dilemma is the colour of which to do the car..
My original plan was hot pink insides with chocolate brown exterior, but i have seen 1 or 2 done similar on SXOC and Here (Initial J's and some Ps13!) So that has kind of put me, not that brown is not a sexy colour but i just dont want it to be known as the S13 which copied such and such!
As i am going for a USDM look i was thinking on some Purples or Pinks for the full car?
I think you should go for that brown colour (2nd from the right) Havent seen that colour anywhere and it looks badass. Then have the interior the pink (middle)
When you stripped the loom etc do you have to cut the loom to remove it. What do you do? Doing mine soon.
The loom was pretty easy to get out, more hassel than anything else.. The only thing i had to cut out was the Alarm as it had been wired in such a way that it needed cut out! Everything else should be straight foward!
@ Struggle, Thanks man! Everyone seems to be saying Brown Never doing an Army Green car again after the luck i have had with the Civic!