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  • Jmsbnd
    started a topic 1986 JDM FC3S racer build

    1986 JDM FC3S racer build

    Hi guys,

    Been nearly a year since I was here. In that time I got pretty ill, my partner and I separated and so I had to sell my house. After a tough 12 months or so. I am through it and most importantly I have another JDM ride!



    Quick rundown on the car and how it happened.

    I was living in some old shack while I waited for my house I just bought to settle so I could move in after my separation. In the meantime, my aunty had passed away and left me among other things her 1 owner all origina Holden HQ Wagon. Nice car, but not my thing so I mentioned I wanted to sell.

    Word got around and a friend of a friend said can I come look it over so we arranged a time. An hour later I here something idling in the driveway and thought that sounds like a Rotary...........and indeed he had come to buy the car in his FC RX7.

    We got chatting, and 20 mins later he owned a 90,000km 1972 Holden Wagon, and I owned a 1986 FC RX7 with just 119,000km.

  • mielko
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    i liked the 2 tone !!

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Quick clip from practice also

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Just a few pics from Vic Time Attack at Phillip Island 2019

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  • KiKiIchiBan
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    Amazing, love this build.

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    Just a quick picture of how it looks now ready to race.

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Re: 1986 JDM FC3S racer build

    Been busy with work and renovating the house but some parts arrived from Jesse Streeter in Japan today so into the garage I went.

    Tein front strut brace - my one that came with the car was pretty rough.


    And took a chance on a URAS triple duct too. Decided if it didn't fit some Skyline guy would buy it - but it fits! Just a little bit of die grinding on the ends to follow the profile of the bumper strip then I will paint it and stick it on.










    I am painting it gloss black to match the gloss black RE Amemiya mirrors, RE Amemiya rear spoiler and the Work Rezax wheels. I wanted to break up the white a little and this balances out the rear spoier nicely. Need all the air through the front I can get - especially when a front mount goes on there later with the Cosmo motor I am looking to in a few years. For now it helps get that important air in.

    I have just designed an offset plate bracket for the front I will fold up tomorrow out of alloy and install to move the plate to the right hand side of the bumper to max airflow on the street. Not an issue at the strack with the plates off...............

    On a side note - if you need anything form import monster/ RHD Japan Jesse is great.

    More going on with the car in the next few weeks. Hoping to fit up a lot more parts, tidy the nuts and bolt up with all new stuff and trim the doors.

    JAmes.

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  • beans161
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    :tu: very tuff looking so far, looking forward to seeing more!

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  • Mori7
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    that is one of the greatest build I've seen for a while! Awesome work! -SUBSCRIBED-

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Not much done last week. Xmas and NYE got in the way......

    Front undrtray supports are in.




    Rear bumper support is now in to stop the lower trailing edge of the bumper flapping in the wind.


    You can just spot the bolts going through the rear panel that support the brace.


    You have probably spotted the rear tow strap to. Attached with a high tensile bolt of course.

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  • crown_mad
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    Awesome build mate! Can't wait for more updates

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  • banzaitoyota
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    Nice build

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  • Camshaft
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    Everything is so nice and clean and WHITE. I love it! :tu: Airdam looks great.

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Re: 1986 JDM FC3S racer build

    Back on the ground and the assembly continues. But it's looking exactly how I envisaged when I started it over 12 months ago.




    Thats all the updates for now. I have started securing the undertray and fabricating the rear bar support and some ducting but it's slowed down as I am renovating the house I bought at the same time after my separation. But the garage is done and wired up so it's ALOT easier......

    Thanks for checking out my build so far.

    James.

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  • Jmsbnd
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    Re: 1986 JDM FC3S racer build

    The front bumper was never that nice and I did want to run some sort of lower spoiler or lip. As always it had to be functional, and fit that 90's look. No drift kits here.

    I spotted this kit on another forum. It's was made by a company called Erebuni. The lip was interesting in that it's a "half bumper" that fits over the standard bar. So it satisfied the rules for my class of a front airdam well without replacing the whole bumper.


    But it looked a little too "busy" for my liking so I used my very basic MS Paint skills to fasion what I thought it should look like.


    Then I found out who had the mold for the bumper and it was quite local. The guy was happy to modify the lower spoiler to my specifications. I also fitted my aluminium undertray in accordance with the class regs and painted it.








    The fit was excellent a real credit to the guys at EziGlass. I wanted it to be functional and period correct for look and it does both well.

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