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athikerguy4life: 1984 Mazda RX-7 GS

So as some of you know I've been searching for a project car and a couple weeks ago I finally found one! Its a 1984 Mazda RX-7 GS. What does it have for awesomeness.. I mean options you ask? Well for starters there's the 5 spd manual. A 4 spd was the base transmission. Also it has the 12a rotary engine with 4 barrel carb and a manual choke. Basically the car is just cool. Definitely has that 80's feel. There's so much character I just love it. Here the plan for the car right now:
1. Body work (any rust and dents need to get sorted out)
2. Suspension (needs springs, struts, bushing, the lot.)
3. Interior resto. Its bad.
4. Engine. Mighht keep it na, might add some boost. Idk yet.

This is not gonna be a sideways car, so don't even mention it. Haha. I don't wanna be a drifter, I just wanna be a cruiser. Pics and videos to come!

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-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


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Any body kit plans?
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Any body kit plans?
Not really. Maybe change up the front bumper to eliminate some of the wedge-nose, but thats about it. It's gonna be mostly a stock car. Build up the motor a little bit, improve the handling, and redo the interior. It's gonna be a cruiser for sure.

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-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
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-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


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If I was getting anything, it'd be this:

Mazda RX-7 VIS Racing Magnum Front Lip - 79MZRX72DMAG-011 by VIS Racing Body Kits Conversions

2008 Versa S:
-Throttle Controller
-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


Make it Handle, Make it Brake, Make it Fast
The Versa Vlog!
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Sounds good. Are you going to lower it?

2010 NISSAN VERSA 1.6
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I plan on going about an inch lower. The parts car I want has coilovers already, so that'd be nice. If not, I'll just go with some lowering springs and tokico or kyb shocks/struts. Gonna keep the stock wheels as well. They're small (only 14x7") but they're wicked light, and tires for them are wicked cheap.

2008 Versa S:
-Throttle Controller
-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


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Got the RX home today and started tearing her apart. I pulled all the trim from the back of the car, and most of the trim from the center. seats, carpet, the lot. Labeled all screws in plastic baggies to make it easier to put back together. I will be adding pictures in just a little bit so you guys can see what she's looking like right now

Tomorrow I'll be taking out the front section of carpet, along with the part of the dash and the door panels. The stereo doesn't work, and it looks like the wiring is a little screwey.. I may have to rewire everything with a new headunit, new speakers, amps, etc. Most of the existing wiring is pretty gross where it wasn't directly covered by anything. Found a couple mice nests too. Only 1 bad rust spot, and its completely replaceable. Just gotta weld in some sheet metal.

2008 Versa S:
-Throttle Controller
-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


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Towing her home:



Interior before shot:



After:





All the parts I removed today:



As she sits in the driveway:


2008 Versa S:
-Throttle Controller
-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


Make it Handle, Make it Brake, Make it Fast
The Versa Vlog!

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Walk around video is uploading now. I'll attach it in a bit!

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-Throttle Controller
-DC Exhaust+Intake
-Strut brace+Sway bar
-Spec-V Wheels
-H&R Sport Springs
-Navi HU, Pioneer Spkrs, 2x10" CV Subs.


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Looks good. Are you still getting the parts car?

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