Exclusive Content…I shot the Sheepey…

First off, let me remind you guys to please, please, please go out and cop the newest issue of Super Street magazine. It just dropped this week and subscribers should have these in their mailboxes already. It is a great issue, it’s got coverage of Eibach 2009 (Phaze2 reppin’ in that section) , an article about JDM Wong’s EF and Project Car’s CR-X, Tamon Design S2000, and on the cover of course, is Sheepey aka Alex Soto’s Acura Integra. It’s a great cover feature and it does the car justice in every way. Plus you get to hear from Sheepey himself in the article. So please, go to your local retailer and get a copy of the August 2009 issue of Super Street magazine…

GET THIS.

I am super proud of my homie Sheepey for continuing to do big things. Another cover with another sick ass project to come. Go grab that issue and see for yourself. I’ve been sleeping on these pics for about a week now. I wanted to wait until the new issue dropped so that everyone could get a look at it immortalized in print before I got pics of it up. Sheepey asked me to go snap some pics of his new set-up because Peakboost needed some pics of their new manifold and also some other little details that Sheepey wanted snaps of. This isn’t a feature or whatever you wanna call it. I was just helping out a friend and helping him out with his sponsors. Oh and he also needed details shots for his portfolio and what not. Even though he was out in the middle of buttfucking nowhere, I’m always down to help out a friend…haha…

I’m not a photographer. I don’t claim to be one. I definitely don’t think I could do the outside of this car justice like professional photogs can do as seen in print so I really didn’t bother to get any exterior shots. The pics are mainly just of us messing around when Sheepey took DC5*Brian out for a spin. I brought DC5*Brian and HBK Gabe (google it.) out there with me because the drive was kinda far and these two guys are always never doing anything and down to roll out…

It’s really hard to grasp everything that’s been done to this car without seeing it in person. Actually that’s wrong. It’s really hard to grasp everything that’s been done to this car without seeing it in person and having Sheepey be there to point out all the details. The guy’s attention to detail is fucking amazing. Good lord. I’ve personally seen this car 3-4 times upclose and I didn’t even notice a majority of the details until he point them out to me himself. Let me remind you that I’m not exactly new to this stuff either. I’ve seen quite a bit of the best builds in the SoCal import community. After hearing Alex talk about it, I truly have a better understanding of his Integra and feel honored to have him ask me to come out to take pictures of it. He knows quite a few people in the industry and I’m not exactly the guy you call first to take pictures you know? Haha…

Man Perris is farrrrr….It’s so empty out there and quiet. While I was taking pics outside, a cop saw us and he didn’t bother to stop and just went about his business. And we were right in the middle of the road too….Must be nice to never have to worry about the cops getting on your ass….

What Sheepey really wanted me to get was the new turbo manifold he got from Peak Boost. He barely got it so it didn’t get a chance to make it into print. The manifold is a Peak Boost HVS top-mount manifold fully-polished by Peak Boost themselves…

Another angle of the manifold and turbo…

More random shots of the bay….

Peep the mil-spec distributor harness plug…so sick…

If you look closer, you’ll notice that all original bolts on the engine have been replaced with socket-head stainless steel bolts…

Even the nuts for something as simple as the shock tower have been replaced with titanium nuts and washers…

Sheepey also recently picked up his custom Status Ring FRP seats. Custom because the stitching is blue and the entire backside of the seat has been painted to match the exterior….

Brian offering his opinion of the seats…

…he liked the AIM Sports MXL Strada cluster even more….

It started to get dark after  a little bit so we headed back to Sheepey’s house and his big ass garage to get the rest of the pics…

Mil-spec firewall plug. It’s not really about the tucks anymore guys, the community is moving towards clean and very visible mil-spec harnesses…

Fuel is never an issue for this Integra…

This is what I’m referring to when I say that every single bolt has been replaced with socket head stainless steel bolts…

All stock rubber hoses and clamps are now gone and replaced with Russell Proclassic nylon hoses. The fittings are black with custom re-anodized blue sleeves…

Nice touch with the dipstick… 😉

The snail is a Bullseye S366 extended-tip turbo. Sheepey told me that it’s the “latest and greatest turbo technology to hit the market.”

The rest are kinda random…

Money shot?

Sheepey also picked up some new Skunk2 Pro Series Pro C coilovers…

Thanks for looking….Remember to go grab the mag. Hope you guys enjoyed the images…

16 thoughts

  1. I love the allen bolts, but it’s the torquing them down part that worries me. I wonder what ft-lb or in-lb or kg figure they can take before stripping. I would hate to have to get a round headed one out while removing something that requires about 75lbs of tq.

    I mounted my aero with some of those things from fastenal, 2 stripped after applying about 12lbs of tq.

    =(

  2. the color choice on this ride is superb! i can’t wait for my copy to show up though it seems i always get it later than everyone else. and joey don’t knock your photog skills. they are more decent than you’ve taken credit for. congrats to alex!

  3. You were not kidding when you said that his attention to detail is fucking amazing. In deed it is. I really like the whole socket head bolt thing, but something that is def. way over my head to go out and do.

    Will try to grab the mag.

  4. wow, i never noticed how much detail there was until i saw this posting about his car. great job capturing all the bits and pieces.

  5. Loved this car and love the sheepey civic also. I was just wondering how you guys got the AN fittings onto the radiator?…custom welding? Great car!!!!

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