Being that I have a build thread over on Hondatech and typerclub, figure I share it here as well now that the OG forum is back!
Let’s see where to begin…
I currently own 00-1149 PY ITR and had all these huge plans for it (K swap, fresh paint, etc) but as I was about to get ready to drop off the PY ITR at the paint shop, I stumbled on a for sale post on the forums. A 01 ITR shell that was formerly NHBP but had been painted Toyota Tacoma Cement grey. The cost of the paint job on my PY was just about the same price as this shell. Soooo…After some thinking I decided that I would keep my PY original and pick up this shell as the track toy/weekend warrior.
The car arrived on 4/6/17 stuffed with bumpers, door panels, boxes etc…
The car came with some cool goodies
*Spoon titanium shift knob
*Spoon rear strut bar
*spoon N1 axle back
*Viper alarm (in box)
*Painted side skirts
*Painted front and rear bumpers
*OEM JDM front end conversion
*Energy suspension Bushing kit (in box)
*Rack and pinion (in box)
*17x7 in Work Emotion CAR Kai
- 1 spare Gunmetal ITR wheel
*01 ITR Floor mats
*ITR door panels
*All the faux CF Interior goodies
*ITR dual din stereo block off off
After organizing everything that was stuffed inside the car I began cleaning up the interior a bit. This car had been sitting for years so the amount of dust and crap inside was crazy.
After a little cleaning it didn’t look to shabby!
That’s how she currently sits. Still brainstorming how I wanna execute this build. I do think I’m gonna pull the rear interior out and have it paint matched to the car.
A little history on the car…
Car was originally a California car in the Modesto area up until it was stolen from the first owner around 2004. It was then sold in a auction to a guy from Louisiana who went by ITRFREDDY (on honda-tech). Through some Honda tech searching I found that ITRFREDDY bought this shell for $4100 from the auction and was missing the swap, front end, seats, armrest with badge, and had the engine harness cut. He also bought a Yellow one from an auction in Pennsylvania that had been crashed so that he could make 1 car out of the two. His then wife and him built the car up until they divorced and at that point the car was left to sit for a couple years. It was then bought by a local named Chris who immediately took the car apart soon as he got it for this big build he was planning. He ended up buying an M3 and this car went on the back burner and sat for a couple more years. Now it’s back in California with me as a 4th owner car and will be used as my track/ weekend warrior car.
Here are some pictures of what it looked like when 3rd owner acquired it
With the help of some of the guys from ITRCA (Joe doespike and Coolhandluke) they were able to track down what badge number range she was. Was told it was 01-0388. The badge that is currently in the car is 00-1494, which belonged to the PY ITR ITRFREDDY bought from auction. Would be cool if I could find the badge number but not holding my breath on it. I will more than likely have to buy a blank and have it engraved or something.
I will be swapping some of the after market parts from my PY ITR to the stock parts from this car such as Ohlins DVF suspension, spoon steering wheel setup, 1 DC5 RECARO seat (Hoping to buy 1 bucket seat in the future), buddy club camber kits, Mugen gen 1 wing and a few other things.
Some small updates…
Brought a small care package over from Japan. Gathers Speakers for myself as well as a Mugen Badge for my wing (since 1 of mine is a little beat).
Nothing beats OEM fitment! Direct plug in
I mocked up the bumpers and headlights today to see what clips and screws I need to order. A few pictures for you guys
For reasons that I have yet to understand, the rear wiring was cut when they were re painting the car so I went ahead and soldered it all back together. Was thinking of buying the complete new harness but figured I’d save a few bucks and take care of it.
And all back together!
So small update, picked up a bucket seat. Will post up soon as it arrives.
Well my seat came in! Seat arrived in very good shape. Just gotta look into what seat bracket to go with.
Got a small bit of work done on this car
Swapped the Stock steering wheel over to my 00 and installed the spoon/NRG setup
I have a business trip to Mexico coming up so there might not be much work done the coming weeks. On a positive note, my wheels are set to arrive in a couple of weeks! I’ll update when they do
After 6 months, they are in!! 16x8 +42 Mugen MF10’S
Not much going on here but picked up a bumper with lip. Will need one to track with and another for regular use
Haven’t found much time to wrench on the car but have a few parts that came in
*Terrible pictures, next time I’ll bring my camera :
Spoon rear view mirror
and finally found a set of these discontinued brackets.( Although it took a 6 hour round trip drive)
Through a Facebook forums page, I found what might just be the original badge to my car! Dude was nice enough to ship it out to me. I decided to give the armrest some much needed TLC and re badge it properly.
After a clean with woolite
Bought a new blank badge to have all new casing and plastic cover.
With no sharpie touch up
With sharpie touch up
Also installed a set of JDM carbon faux Window switches. Decided to retain the passenger lock and auto down function with the US switch so some mods took place.
Opened up the slot with a Dremel
Enlarged the left side button window in order to keep auto roll down
Lastly got some clear markers with plug and play harness
Small parts update…
Completed my Gathers setup now and have the GS-5996 speakers at all 4 corners
I’ve had some progress over the past few weeks as I am getting the car ready to be dropped off for Paint. Initially I was gonna leave the Paint untouched but I was not a fan of the paint quality so it’ll be getting a full repaint.
Few more pieces in
stainless braided lines
Power steering loop with reservoir
TSR Bolt on Battery relocater
CJ’z Wiring K swap plug and play conversion Harness
I pulled off all the suspension components and sent some off to powder coat
Pulled the Dashboard off to get the interior ready for paint.
How it currently sits… Made some stands for the car to roll around the shop
Also, I finally pulled the trigger on a GT wing so I’ll post it up soon as I get it in!
Picked up a used FD2 type R OEM car cover hoping it would fit decently and to my surprise It fit the Integra pretty well! Will be needing this after the car is out from paint as my shop gets super dusty
Took a road trip to So cal to pick up a Voltex wing from another fellow R owner. Wing is practically new, just used once for a show.
Mocked it up
I’ve been stripping the car when I have a chance and it’s almost there. Soon as that’s done I’ll be throwing the suspension back on to make it rollable and off to Paint she goes!
Also, I sold off my spoon calipers that I had from my previous build and have a new setup on the way! I’ll update when they come in.
Few pics I took the other day
Got a new (to me) set of Calipers for the build. Gonna get these refinished as the anodizing seems to be fairly faded.
ENDLESS 4 POT
The car is waiting for a local fab guy to come and weld in the 4 point cage I have. Soon as that is done, I’ll be dropping the car off for paint. I’ll update when the cage is in
Cage is in!
Car will be dropped off Friday with my paint guy
Haven’t updated in awhile…
So I decided to not keep the car the Cement grey color and instead will be painted VSM (Vogue Silver Metallic, which was an option for the JDM ITR). No progess from the shop yet as they haven’t done much to it.
Also picked up a new set of wheels and will be selling off the 16x8 Mugen MF10’s if anyone is interested.
16x8 +33 Volk TE37 AKA (TE16)
It’s been awhile since updates, mostly because the car is still at the paint shop and has a bit more time to go since my painter is so busy. If his work wasn’t so good, I wouldn’t be this patient haha. I did stop by and snap some pics of it’s current state
Started to take apart my Endless calipers as I’m gonna have them re anodized in a flat red color to match my valve cover. Also got ahold of Endless USA and they were able to get me a rebuild kit for the Pistons.
Here’s what finish I’m after with the calipers
So finally got around to rebuilding/refreshing my Endless Calipers. It took a lot more hours to do the process than I had imagined but I’m happy with the end result. First I unassembled them and got the Pistons out (which was actually a little tricky), then cleaned them up with some degreaser and a brush, cleaned up the hardware with degreaser and a brush, painted hardware with high temp silver paint, had Calipers blasted to get old anodizing off, had em re anodized, and after 3 failed attempts at receiving the wrong seals, on the fourth try Endless USA got it right haha.
Some pics of the process…
Back from anodizer
Polished up the lettering
Finally, the proper seals!
Painter sent me these today, finally some progress
Got the diagonal bars welded in!
Picked up a MUGEN baffled oil pan
Also a FUJITSUBO POWER GETTER AXLE BACK
SKUNK2 ULTRA MANIFOLD
KTUNED UPPER COOLANT HOUSING
The two installed
Have a few pieces coming in soon and a couple I need to snap pics of. I’ll update next week!
Got a sneak peek from my painter
Got a few more items I need
Hybrid Racing Shifter
Also was able to find a hood cowl since the original was pretty faded
Stopped by the paint shop to snap some pics!
After looking at my headlight harness and the crappy soldering and taped up sections it had, i decided on replacing them with the cjs Wiring headlight tuck harness.