Vince’s 2001 Orthia build thread

Hi,

Might aswell introduce myself first, I’m Vincent, 35yo and from Belgium.
I own(ed) a lot of honda’s over the years, but this is about my newest import, a 2001 orthia.
It’s a low mileage manual trans AWD version, so pretty rare, especially over here.
I’ve been refreshing and updating it, mostly to an oem+ spec, and I’ll post updates here along the way.
For now, here’s how it looked when I got it:
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So I started with the chassis, although the bottom of the car already was stupid clean, and cleaned it up and applied a new coating

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Then I pulled the front subframe, steering rack and suspension.
I had an EK9 subframe and swaybar to spare so I had these sandblasted and powdercoated to install on the orthia, together with new hardrace upper and lowers, tie rods and endlinks
A new set of driveshafts are waiting aswell, Hence I didn’t really care about pulling the old one out in one piece.

Spindles and brakes are up next…

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Love this. So different :+1:

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Thanks. I accidentally stumbled upon it at the Japanese auctions, didn’t plan to buy anything.
But here we are :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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