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A little over a year has passed when Andy took his well executed, perfectly built RX-7 FD to the track. Two years of blood, sweat, and tears poured into this car for it all to be gone in the blink of an eye. Andy and I were supposed to do a photoshoot last year when I was struck with the news that the FD had crashed. It had rained heavily and it was very cold but that did not stop Andy. He had waited months for this day to come and a little cold weather and some rain was not going to stop him. Andy built this car to be driven, and driven hard. During his second to last session of the day he lost the rear coming out of the final chicane at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Instantly Andy knew his fate. There was no runoff and very slippery conditions, Andy start sliding. Unfortunately the inevitable happened next. Luckily he walked away suffering only a dislocated thumb. All the blood, sweat and tears gone just like that. It took him two months to step foot in the garage to assess the damages. Andy vowed to rebuild the car to its former glory, but came to find out the chassis was unrepairable.

So now he was on the hunt for another Fd. When Andy built that car he took no shortcuts, everything was authentic. But most importantly it was all done by himself. He decided to tackle the body work himself and after two long months he finally perfected it and his dream of owning a RE-Amemiya Fd became a reality or so he thought. By now you can start to see the type of builder Andy is. He builds his cars to perfection and they are meant to be driven. Like a Phoenix, Andy rose from the ashes and built a second perfect FD. Not many people build the same cars twice but Andy’s mind was set on a full authentic RE-Amemiya FD. Andy stripped this new chassis down to nothing and started from scratch. Using parts from the old chassis that were salvageable, Andy started his rebuild and in a quick 8 months he was complete. Only thing left now is for Andy to conquer the demons and take this one to the track.

Last but not least Andy would like to thank the guys over at BulletProof Automotive for the help in the rebuild.

 


DSC_9191-EditA Phoenix rises from the smoke and ashes.

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DSC_9240Ready Go Next vents from the homie, Jester’s Toybox.

DSC_9474Whats an RX-7 without a Power FC

DSC_9464Attention to detail. RE-Amemiya air filter

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DSC_9390-EditLove the classic tail lights

DSC_9469Ready Go Next

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Ready for attack

DSC_9443Chrome to ya dome

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– Tim –
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Mods:

Aero

RE雨宮 N1 Bumper (02 Model)

RE雨宮 GT-AD KIT-II

RE雨宮 GT2.5 High Mount Carbon Wing

RE雨宮 Carbon AD9 Hood

RE雨宮 Carbon Gurney flap for AD9 hood

ReadyGoNext CTA3 Carbon air duct

RE雨宮 H11 Sleek Light kit

RE雨宮 Carbon Rear Diffuser Pro

RE雨宮 Carbon Under Sweep for N1 Bumper

RE雨宮 Carbon Canard-Pro for N1 Bumper and Under Sweep

RE雨宮 Carbon Rear Super Canard

RE雨宮 Carbon Side Step Generator for AD-GT Kit

RE雨宮 Super Door Mirrors

RE雨宮 Carbon Front Fender Diffuser AD-GT kit

Engine

13B Rotary Engine with street port

Garret GT35R Single Turbo Kit

RE雨宮 Air Filter

RE雨宮 Dolphin Tail Muffler

RE雨宮 Engine Oil Cap

RE雨宮 Coolant/AST Cap

Custom Vmount I/C Kit

Apexi PowerFC ECU

SARD Fuel Pressure Regulator

HKS Blow-off Valve

Tripoint Engineering AST

Resonated Midpipe

Supra Fuel Pump

KG Parts Primary/Secondary Fuel Rails

Bosch 1680cc Secondary and 550cc Primary Fuel Injectors

ACT Clutch

Touge Factory Alt/PS Pulleys

Greddy Water Pump Pulley

Pineapple Racing Idler Pulley

Samco Radiator Hoses

XS Engineering Ignition Amplifier

Odyssey PC680MJ Battery with custom bracket

Custom Carbon Cooling Panel

Oil Catch Can

Handling

Volk Racing TE37RT/SL 2012 LTD F&R: 18×10.5J OFF+18

Ohlins DFV Coilovers(F:11kg/mm, R:11kg/mm)

Brembo Racing 4-Pot Monobloc Caliper

Racing Brake Front Rotors 330x28mm

Cross Drilled Rear Rotors

EBC Yellow Brake Pads F&R

Stainless Steel braided brake lines

Custom SL-style stickers

Bridgestone Potenza RE760 265/35 x4

Interior

Bride VIOS 3 Driver Seat with Bride Rails

RE雨宮 D-Cut Steering Wheel

RE雨宮 Quicker Knob

RE雨宮 Steering Column Gauge Mount

Tekniq Snap-Off Quick Release Hub

Daikei Steel Boss Hub

Defi 52mm Boost Gauge

Mazdaspeed Short Shifter

Custom Alcantara Shift/Ebrake Boots

3M DiNOC Carbon Vinyl Interior Wrap

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