my name is carlos,26 and i recently picked up this 1997 DB7 clean title 2 owner shell for 100 bucks! so yes, i couldn't pass up the deal. it even has the original service records from the first owner.
currently the engine bay is being stripped down and clean up, no crazy bondo all over the place. this is the second time i attempt this since last time i parted the build.
but this time i will finish! or my wife will kill me lol .
i recently started welding so a lot of this is new to me, i am stepping out of my comfort zone for this build.
not trying to go over the top with this car but we all know how that goes.
yes i know the tan interior kills it, currently working on that.
here it is...
debating if to remove power steering, we will see as the build continues...
early stages of stripping the engine bay.
good old sloppy wiring, will figure out later how to clean up the mess.
so while stripping the engine bay, i found some unwanted rust
well i bought some 22 gage piece of metal to make patches, which is working out great except that i am welding through some
of the weak metal. so i am using metal filler, which has worked out great, ill load up pictures of the finish product later.
stripping the sides to weld up the holes to smooth out the doors.
My daily tucked away next to it.
so this is it for now, i am making slow progress currently since i am going to truck driving school and wife works evenings.
HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS IT!
11/16/16 Winter starting coming around here in the Pacific North West and things have been slowing down with the car, been working on it here and there,
happy to say i finally sourced a swap, a 2000 GSR long block, it does have a spun rod bearing but other than that its pretty clean.
dissasembled the block and just like mentioned before a spun rod bearing was the cause, so off to the machine shop it goes in the up coming weeks.
also finally got around to mocking up the break lines last night, bought a mint 40/40 prop valve from a member here.
also caught up on some of the small bondo work...don't want to put this stuff everywhere because that defeats the purpose of building this to be a decent track car.
started to shave off the doors since i am not a huge fan of door moldings on the integra generation.
so far so good for the build, cant complain. being a responsible member of society doesn't allow to work on it much but one day ill get there.
picking up some hot ticket items at the JHPUSA black Friday sale so stay tuned.....