Started on April 2 by Yani

1987 Mazda RX-7 GXL

I purchased this nearly rust free specimen in February 2009 to be used as a donor shell. It started its life as a luxury model with the optional slushbox. Once the engine bay is painted I am installing a complete S5 non-turbo drivetrain from my rusted out 1990 GTU, which has been sitting for over a year. Suspension: Falken RT-615 Azenis 225/45ZR17, 17x8” Mustang Cobra wheels, KYB AGX adjustable dampers, Tanabe GF-210 springs, Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, Mazdaspeed engine, transmission, and differential mounts Engine: Stock - for now Estimated time of completion: As soon as possible; summer’s almost over (in Ohio…)

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Oct. 04
Engine Stripped and Painted

Got the engine torn down to the keg and painted it. Just need to start …

June 27
Front Suspension and Brake

Spent the morning bolting up the front suspension and brake calipers. Just need to clean …

June 23
Painted Engine Bay

Finally got a day off and used it to paint the engine bay. I went …

May 11
Zinc-tin plating

The hiatus is over; done with classes for the summer. I also just got a …

April 17
Suspension work

Had the day off work and only 1 evening class so I tore into the …

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April 2, 2009, 4:56 p.m.

Hey, same year and trim level as mine, just in a different color... and in pieces. Good luck with the swap.

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