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89 Mazda RX7 FC Drift Build - updated 7/28

In this thread you will see the progress, frustration, and determination between 2 ricers and their struggle to craft a functional drift car with style that only Elton John could compete with. We live in a small, quiet town where the only dominating car scene consists of vtec, wheel gap, and fart cans. We are here to break away from this tradition by bringing a fresh, QUALITY build with attention to detail and showcase of skill (somewhat). This is the story of the "Pirate FC" and the bond between ricers so strong that it must be gay. Here is our story.



- Chad & Russell

A few months back a friend of mine and I came across a deal on a rolling chassis RX7 FC + spare parts at a price we couldn't pass up. So we jumped on it and have begun the tear down and accumulating parts for this build.

What did we get ourselves into - right off the trailer (cool body kit br0)




Pepboys special interior w/side of cheetoh's crumbs and AIDS



Spare parts in the hatch


Rat's nest in the bay

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The tear down











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Pulling this out wasn't fun at all


Put it where it belongs


Started working on filling, sanding, fixing, etc the only part of the body kit we kept...50mm over = okay in our book.



We also pulled the windshield out to get it ready for the roll cage. Took about 15 minutes and 1 guitar string later...


Putting the Pepboy special seats to good use


Removing the sound deadening with dry ice, so much fun



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The parts we have acquired so far

Powered By Max coilovers 9K/7K



Disregard females, acquire bushings



New diff mount to replace the shoddy welds on the OE mount


Self made adjustable camber bar/toe bars


Mazda Racing dual pulley kit


Wilwood reverse mount pedal set w/master cylinders and external reservoirs

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good stuff so far chad.

if you ever need extra help, hit me up

I don't think the body kit looked too horrible(especially by drift car standards LOL), certainly wasn't installed nicely though, if you're planning on getting a different kit look at the duraflex lineup from extreme dimensions....sides & rear from there were very good-excellent fitment withvery minor tweaks....not as flexible/ulletproof as their video claims but definately more so than standard fiberglass

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Nice progress. Will be following this build as I am a fan of FCs

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good stuff so far chad.

if you ever need extra help, hit me up

I don't think the body kit looked too horrible(especially by drift car standards LOL), certainly wasn't installed nicely though, if you're planning on getting a different kit look at the duraflex lineup from extreme dimensions....sides & rear from there were very good-excellent fitment withvery minor tweaks....not as flexible/ulletproof as their video claims but definately more so than standard fiberglass
Thanks Sean The kit that was on was actually an Extreme Dimensions kit, they fit like dog poopoo for the FC's haha. We're planning to do BN replica from AIT; we have a hook up over there and can get the kit for practically nothing BNIB.

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Awesome, I have a bunch more documentation, I just wanted to wait a little to keep from cluttering the first page lol.

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should be sweet man!
Thanks Jerm

Right now the entire rear end is in pieces in the garage. Just finished getting all of the bushings out that we are replacing...That was far from fun trust me, pressing the new ones back in hasn't been fun either. So far we've pressed in the DTSS polyurethane bushings in (took some time to freeze the bushings, grease them up, and a few hard hits with our mallet which we have named "Thor" for obvious reasons). And also the trailing arm bushings (also polyurethane) have been pressed in via grease and heavy duty C-clamp...I'll update in a couple hours or so
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Your doing it the hard way lol....come over to my place....ive got an aframe press.....think its 5ton rated, maybe more....made bushings on my miata a breeze lol

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We have a A frame 6 ton press, it's not that it doesn't have enough force, it's the opening at the bottom being too small to fit odd shaped Mazda parts inside of it lol. All our bushings are out now so now its just the fun of pressing them in.
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Dremeling through the metal sleeves on the DTSS bushings so that we could pinch/crush them out with the vice.


Making used stuff look gayer







DTSS bushings in


Trailing Arm bushings in


We still have a lot more work ahead of us with all these stupid bushings, but it's coming along a steady enough pace for us. I'll post more updates as we progress.
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Found some more pictures of what we have waiting to be put on.

Racefab dual caliper brackets, cause more is always better in the rear. Had to stick to the gay theme, so we painted them gold too :rickrossapproved:


Speaking of brakes, we picked ourselves up a set of practically brand new Hawk pads for next to nothing :charliesheen:


Here's a picture of Russell grinding off that diff mount that was held together with 90% slag and 10% hopes and dreams, now it's ready for the brand new OE replacement.


More shots of the rear end when we started pressing out the bushings











Found this on our photobucket too


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Well, we've made some more progress with the bushings. They're all in minus the PBM diff mount bushings.






We got our hands on a second set of OE rear calipers for the hydro the other day, so as we patiently wait on our modded spindle/knuckles from Abercrombie, we decided to clean them up and give them a fresh coat of caliper paint.






Put that away


Finished

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