Exclusive Content: A Closer Look At Sasaki’s EK Ferio Build From Tactical Art…

I was actually going to post this originally on Friday of last week but as I was finishing up the photos and preparing to upload them, the power in my home office completely shut-off. It was unceremoniously hot last week and anytime we get any measure of hot weather here, people just go crazy with the air conditioners and fans. Being that my complex isn’t the newest building out there, not only did the power shut off at my place, the whole complex shut down completely. Luckily I had already finished the photos and was merely attaching the watermarks to them so it wasn’t a total loss. I went outside to go look around to see if anyone else had lost power and sure enough, not only did the power go out in my complex but apparently there was a city-wide power outage. It was pure mayhem. The 7-11 next door had to close its doors since they couldn’t serve anyone being that their power was out and stop lights and everything were out. To be honest, it was hot, but not anything unusual for say, Arizona or some place that is used to the heat. We Californians are just spoiled by the incredibly nice weather that we have annually that anything over 85 is considered a heat wave and if it reaches triple ditches, people start panicking. I had plans already so I just sat around as the sun set on that day, got swamp ass from sitting in my leather office chair, decided to change, and then I went about my day as usual. I should have made sure everything was switched off of course but didn’t really think to at that moment. I came home hours and hours later to find that my TV came back on when the power was restored and was just on the whole night while nobody was there…

Anyways, since the update wasn’t able to go live on Friday, we get to kick off the week with some more photos of some builds coming out of Tactical Art Japan. I know that most of you guys are anxious to see more of Atuki’s EG6 race car build, as am I, but he’s busy putting work into other people’s Hondas in the mean time so he’ll have to get through all those cars before he can finish his own car and being work on Yasutaka’s EG6. Today’s footage covers the rest of Tomoyuki Sasaki’s EK Civic Ferio build, which you had a glimpse of in one of our previous posts dating back to when the Super Street staff stopped by for a visit during Tokyo Auto Salon. I am currently waiting for some more photos from Yasutaka but I think most of their cars are done now being that these photos are from months back. If you saw that previous post, then you will remember Sasaki’s brown-colored, slammed Ferio on CCW wheels. I’ll attach the link below in case you guys missed it but it was a relatively simple build. Much like Chibi-chan/Kawashima’s EG Ferio build that you saw last week, it is more U.S./stance-inspired. Again, it isn’t for everyone but a few of the guys from that camp over there dig the look and they seem to pull it off correctly. All the Hondas that Atuki puts his hands on all seem to have some pretty elaborate cages in them and Sasaki’s is no different. You got to see Atuki’s handy-work in the previous post and this post today documents the rest of it as well as the rest of the build leading up to the paint. This build also differs from the EG Ferio build because it is much more elaborate in that a second donor Civic chassis was used…

This 99-00 donor chassis was purchased and brought in so that every removable exterior piece could be transferred over to Sasaki’s current 96-98 Ferio chassis. He wanted to update the current look of his Civic to resemble that of a 99-00 Civic Ferio so the only original panels that you’ll find on Sasaki’s car when it is all said and done are the rear quarter panels. Doors and everything will be swapped in favor of the 99-00 Civic…

If you missed the previous portion of this build, click the link below to take you back in time so you can do some catching-up…

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We’re gonna pick up right from where the previous post left off and jump right back into the continuation of Sasaki’s Civic Ferio build while I wait for Yasutaka to send me updates on Atuki’s EG6 build…

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Atuki during the creation of the custom Tactical Art stainless exhaust that is essentially the same in design as Kazuya Kawashima’s EG Ferio exhaust…

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One of many dimple die plates that you will find on the custom fabricated roll cage in Sasaki’s car…

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The rear deck is removed completely and metal plating will soon be added to stiffen that rear section…

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A glimpse of the passenger side floor…

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The dimple die plate that connects the cage to the Civic’s B-pillar. Since this is a sedan, that section of the cage doesn’t tuck neatly under the B-pillar like on a 2-door coupe and sits further back…

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A couple shots of the back half of the cage prior to it being primed…

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Metal is added to the section where the rear deck and rear speakers once were…

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The passenger side floor after the plates have been welded in place…

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Angled gusset plates to add structural integrity for the rear of the cage…

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Smaller plates also tacked in place in the area where the rear seats once were…

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Definitely no more passengers in the rear of this Ferio…

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Priming begins…

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Test-fitting of the 99-00 Ferio trunk lid. Here you can see the donor car in the background…

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Flared hole dies added to the rear deck plate and primered…

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I thought that this was a cool shot of the cage as viewed through the trunk…

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On the flipside you can see Kawashima’s EG Ferio in the distance in this shot. Remember; in the timeline of events, these builds were going on at virtually the same time, with Kawashima’s coming just slightly ahead in the schedule…

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Soon, thanks to the new donor car, this Civic will look completely unrecognizable…

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Again, we don’t recommend anyone do this, but Atuki did indeed spray the interior and cage outside of the shop. The actual exterior of the car will be painted professionally inside of a paint booth later…

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The custom “Tactical Art Grey” tone applied…

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…Interior sprayed…

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Rear section painted as well…

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Atuki spraying the spare tire section of the trunk…

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While the interior was being painted, the CCW LM20s were getting cleaned-up…

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Assorted shots of the painted cabin…

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Once the paint is sprayed and cured, the interior pieces like the dashboard and chassis harness can go back in. The harness is modified to remove all unnecessary items…

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The factory dashboard is re-installed…

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Steering wheel and Bride seat mounted…

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With the interior mostly finished, the entire front end of Sasaki’s Civic Ferio is dismantled… The 99-00 hood is also test fitted…

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OEM 96-98 rear bumper also removed…

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With the bumper off, you can get a better look at the Tactical Art exhaust…

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A side-by-side shot of Sasaki’s Civic Ferio and the donor Ferio…

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Installation of the doors from the donor shell…

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Things start to get sort of confusing once Sasaki’s old panels go onto the donor…

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Since the front ends are swapped, his old carbon hood no longer fits properly…

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99-00 trunk , tail lights, and rear bumper mounted…

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Nice shot of the two Ferios and the now faceless donor car…

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Sasaki’s Civic looks like a completely different car now. Here you see it with the metal hood but I believe he later gets a 99-00 carbon hood…

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Crazy to see how this is pretty much a junk car now considering how sought after those bumpers are over here in the U.S. I wonder what happened to this donor shell and if it went to the wrecking yard with all of Sasaki’s old Civic parts on it or if they put the car back together and used the car like this with the 96-98 conversion. The car looked complete when they first got it so it was possibly a running car…

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On that note, we are closing this build out for now with a shot of the Civic as it was sent off via tow truck to the body shop where the exterior will be re-sprayed. If you guys follow Tactical Art on Facebook then you probably have a good idea what the finished product looks like but for those that don’t care for FB, stay tuned and I’ll throw up some shots of it completed when Yasutaka updates me with more photos. For now, thanks for looking!! Have a good Monday…

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