Chris's EG6 SiRII Build

ChrisEG6

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After deleting my last build thread as half of the pictures didn't work for some strange reason I have decided to start a new thread and try and update it when possible.

I've had the car around a year and a half and purchased it off forum member and good friend @markp as he had mentioned letting it go and I had always wanted an EG6. So a deal was made and Mark was kind enough to enough drop it off.

The Car was spotless a true credit to all the previous owners with good solid arches/paintwork lots of mechanical history previous MOT's/Tax discs etc and the all important import certificate, and only 80k miles on the clock

At the the time i bought the car it was like a second project for me not to fire loads of money at but just to keep it clean and add a few subtle changes to make it my own as my main focus was on my Toyota Starlet at the time which sadly is no more due to being broke for parts.

The car came with some mods already fitted such as Cusco Cage, Seibon carbon bonnet spoiler and tailgate, whales willy carbon intake, Nardi wheel BC/D2 coilover setup. The car also came on 15" RPF1's but i said Mark could keep them as i didn't have the money for them at the time.

So i added a few subtle changes of my own in the form of 15x7 Rota Slips, Gen 1 Spoon N1 and black DC2 Recaros, Drivers Takata, Rocker Resprayed, OEM DOHC decals. I also had the front bumper smoothed and painted as well as all the carbon re-lacquered as it was a bit cloudy, bought a set of ADO8R's and had the geometry setup done. Here is how it stood at the time.

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And out enjoying the Glasgow member with some mates @LoganK @RyanSi

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So with winter fast approaching and having a small water leak into the car i bought myself a daily to run about in the idea being to strip the interior of the EG, find the leak and sort it, But as we all know its all to easy to get carried away and with the luxury of sharing a unit with a couple of mates one being Mark who sold me the car i decided to start a build on the EG. After reading alot on the likes of the Tactical Art Eg6 and Garage Work Eg6 to name a few the plan was to build a very track focused car with every modification and upgrade carried out for one reason only and that was to make the car faster round my local racetrack which is knockhill. I know that not everything i want for the car will be done in the initial stage of the build as it would never end but things can be tweaked and upgraded and ill be able to tell how much of a difference it has made when i hit the track. A huge focus of the car is also weight saving to make the car as light as possible.
 

ChrisEG6

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So gave the car one last wash and off to the unit it went.

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Now that the car was in its new home for the time being i began to strip the interior first.

Seats,Dash,Rear bench,Cage,Carpet,Dash,Sound deadning Roof lineing and any brackets etc all removed in the aim of weight saving, still got to get the heater matrix etc out but its a job for another day.

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Interior Out

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Sound Deadning Removed. The weight of this stuff is surprizing to say the least im guessing around 2/3kg kept the bag to weight it and see what it actually weighs.

Spare brackets removed

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Jack and Spare wheel removed, both never been touched was amazed when i seen this.

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With the interior removed it was time to do the scary part inspect the inner arches, turns out they wernt too bad with some slight surface rust but this will be wire brushed off Krust applied to kill it and a proper cavity wax fired in there and the same will be with the sills etc

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I thought i would get the harder part of doing the underside of the shell stuff done such as the stripdown of the suspension components fuel tank dropped before being fully undersealed all the suspension arms,subframe, antiroll bars etc all being sent away for powdercoating before being fitted with uprated bushes possibly Hardrace then going back together along with new coilovers and brakes eventually. Im not sure the plan with the fuel tank as im contemplating running a fuel cell in the spare wheel well to help with weight over the rear wheels and try and get a better weight distribution.

So off with the front and back bumpers, wings and sills for now, ill tackle these areas then move under the car.

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I was pretty happy with the condition of the shell after seeing it with the panels removed.

Quick shot of under the car, Which isnt bad either.

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ChrisEG6

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At this stage it was time to start Sanding down/Wire brushing/Grinding all the crap and any surface rust that was present off the car.

After a paintfully long time it was now time for the zinc primer to go on, I went for 2 coats of Zinc 182 as i read alot of good reviews on the stuff followed by 2 coats of Hammerite Stonechip the underside of the car and the sills will receive the same treatment but with an added layer on possibly Dinitrol on top to ensure its fully protected. Cavity wax for the inner arches and inner sills is still being thought about ATM.

The rear lights were also removed to be stripped of the old glue and gaskets and have new ones on as a couple of the gaskets were looking tired and there was a small amount of water in one of the rear lights.

So on with the first and second coats of primer.

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After the 2 coats of zinc primer on the front and back it was on with the Hammerite Stonechip, stuff comes out the can at a good pressure and goes on really smoothly if the area is prepped well, really good stuff !

First and second coats.

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I also gave the scuttle panel a freshen up as it was looking tired, so hit it with a few coats of matte black.

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This is as far as im at ATM, next time im down the unit i will be prepping and painting the sills and wings in the same method only difference will be the sills will recieve a further coat of a different underseal yet to be decided.

Ill update as i go, Cheers Chris :)
 

LoganK

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Will be good to see this next time I'm down the unit! Looks like a good job has been done man :nice:
 

ChrisEG6

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Cheers logan, you missed your chance with the sound deadning, hammers were in full swing
 

LoganK

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Still got some to come out mine in the front :lol: pass me the hammer!!!
 

ChrisEG6

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Lol sayin that i have 2 wee tiny bits to come gonny jst freeze spray them as there mega awkward
 

King Sir

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i truely love this car its awesome!!!!!

Tell me what boss kit an release did you use??

Thanks
:-D
 

b16 mini

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Good to see this getting the attention it deserves and getting the important bits done
 

ChrisEG6

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Just had a look there @civicx3 only problem is rinsing it from the inner arch im not sure if they leak to any sort of drain hole ?
 

civicx3

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you should be fine, just scrape the rust down to bear metal, put some acid into a jar, lid etc.. and paint it on the metal, give it a hour or so and scrub it off and paint it.. winner!

you'd only need drainage if you plan on using the whole bottle lol, done all my car with a 500ml bottle
 

b16 mini

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Bilt hamber deox gell may be a better option for you, I've got some but have not tried it yet
 

ChrisEG6

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Ideal lads ill look into them, thanks for the help though, appreciated !
 

SPek9

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Looks great, really like a nice EG done properly

Good work so far!
 

ChrisEG6

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Looks great, really like a nice EG done properly

Good work so far!

Thanks mate sort of starting from scratch and hopefully it will be pretty competitive on the track i have a time in mind i would like to beat in an n/a car, dont know about the driver though
 

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Seems to be a fair few track focused re furb/freshen up builds going on on here at the moment, the work your doing is fairly similar to what I'm doing on mine now
 
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