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Rust Repair Part 15: Repairing the Passenger B and C Pillars
XJ Build

Even though I’m making progress it sure feels like the parts pile is getting bigger as each week passes. The doors on the left are the old ones and will eventually be scrapped once I remove all the parts I want to salvage off them, but everything else is waiting to be installed. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 14: Welding in the Passenger 2x6 Rocker
XJ Build

In this post we’ll continue building out the 2x6 rocker for the passenger side. Finishing Up The A Pillar Before I could weld up the outer rocker I needed to finish the A / B Pillars so I’d have something to weld it to. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 13: Replacing the Passenger Inner Rocker To Prep for 2x6 Rockers
XJ Build

With all this metal laying around it was about time I started putting it to use. While the 2x6 rocker mod (aka rock sliders) for XJ isn’t uncommon by any means, I’m planning on taking a slightly different approach in how I tie them into the unibody. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 12: Welding in the New Passenger Drip Rail
XJ Build

My new metal brake finally arrived. Before settling on the Woodward Fab Boss 16, I spent several hours researching metal brakes and looked at a ton of different models across various manufacturers such as Baileigh, Tennsmith, Grizzly, JET, Eastwood, and Enco. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 11: Finishing What I Started
XJ Build

Just shy of two years ago now, I embarked on the largest rust repair job I’ve ever done on my XJ. It took me several months, but I was able to replace the entire rear cargo floor including the crossmembers, gas tank bracing, and unibody frame rails along with welding in rear frame stiffeners over my newly made frame rails. Read more...

Electrical Gremlins, a Blown Clutch, and a Massive Oil Leak
88 Integra Build

Having driven over 2,500 miles and raced in 2 auto cross events, the Integra has had a few issues pop up along the way, but is still holding strong. For what it’s worth though, the car’s never left me stranded and even when the clutch failed I was still able to limp it home. Read more...

Back on the Road After a Decade
88 Integra Build

Wrapping up a project isn’t always the funnest. The “last 10%” tends to take up significantly more time than anticipated because it involves addressing all the difficult parts that you’ve been putting off. Read more...

Fabricating a 304 Stainless Catback Exhaust
88 Integra Build

The exhaust on my new to me 88 Integra was beyond saving with several holes in the resonator and the muffler having turned questionably brittle. As this is suppose to be a summer daily driver that’s pleasant to drive I decided to splurge and build a stainless exhaust setup to save my ears and retain my sanity. Read more...

Replacing a D16A1 Headgasket and Timing Belt
88 Integra Build

With the headgasket and timing belt swap fully completed it feels like the rest of this project will be a piece of cake. Fabricating a custom exhaust is the last major task on the list and I’m looking forward to it because that means I have an excuse to break out my welder. Read more...

Refreshing the Suspension
88 Integra Build

It’s been just under a month since my last post about fixing up this Integra and I’ve made a ton of progress. I’ve successfully completed replacing most of the suspension including all four shocks, outer tie rods, ball joints, sway bar bushings, cv axles, and front lower control arms. Read more...