The Rywire ITR Build…Part 1…

Welcome to part 1 of the soon-to-be-epic Rywire Integra Type R build. In the introductory posts a couple days back,  I unveiled the painted chassis shots and the custom fender work and today in part one, we will actually be taking a couple steps back from that and show you the ITR when it first arrived at Ryan’s doorstep. Basically, Ryan from Rywire never intended to build an ITR. That may be why many of you haven’t heard of this build before. From what I remember telling me, one of the main reasons why he decided to build an R is because he got such a ridiculously good deal on a bare ITR shell. When he told me that it was too good of a deal to pass up, I was pretty excited. I mean, he seemed pretty stoked about it so it must mean that he had gotten a really good deal on an ITR. Looking at the photos now in it’s original state…uhh man…the car was pretty rough around the edges…

This is how it looked when Ryan first picked it up…

You can see from this shot that the original owner had the car done in a two-tone red and yellow….definitely not a good look and a look that Ryan did not intend to reuse…

How the bay looked when it arrived…

The bent radiator core support needed to be repaired…

5-lug suspension…

Since the chassis was so empty, Ryan began collecting ITR parts from everywhere…

Stockpile of parts everywhere at his old place in San Jose…Skunk2 vacuum cleaner not included…

Cleaning up the bay and shaving off unnecessary items…

Ryan had a spare K-series block sitting around on display so he used it to mock up how the engine would look and how to mount his turbo set-up…

Display motor sitting in the ITR’s bay…

Shot of the bay with a radiator support that wasn’t bent and damaged…

Turbo manifold mock-up…

The next couple of the bay were shot with his cell phone so the pics are much smaller in size…

Figuring out where all the charge pipes and assorted turbo accessories would go…

Set for primer…

Bay shaved, cleaned-up and primed…

Really crappy shot of Ryan’s pedal set-up from Tilton…

Here’s a shot of the cage and interior. Note the battery box that’s been created and mounted to the floor of the Integra…

That’s about it for today. Coming up in part 2, I’ll give you a quick rundown of the motor set-up he’ll be running as well as some shots of Bisi Ezerioha putting Ryan’s K24 together…thanks for looking…

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