Exclusive Content: The Latest Developments On Atuki’s EG6 Build From Tactical Art…

Of all the vehicle builds coming out of Tactical Art, the two most anticipated would have to be Atuki Tubouti and Yasutaka Shimomukai’s EG6 builds. They were the original in a trio (along with Taku Kusugami’s EK) that first introduced me to their shop and the Tactical Art name. When I first saw their cars, Atuki’s was definitely the most “hardcore” I guess you can say, when it came to being a dedicated circuit/track build. The aero was aggressive, it was raw as could be, and well, there was no indications that it was anything other than a track car. Yasutaka’s is also a track car, but still retains a lot of its street-able features and also has more of a traditional Osaka Kanjo appeal to it. Taku’s is rarely driven and sits at Tactical Art most of the time, but when it does get thrashed on, it too is more of a weekend track car. Taku’s is also the most refined of the three as it has already been repainted and “rebuilt” from it’s previous state. Yasu’s is the last that will be rebuilt and documented and today, we will continue following Atuki’s EG6 build-up…

When we last left off, the chassis had been completely stripped down to the metal and the old roll cage had been cut and removed from the car. Everything was essentially removed from the car so that the EG6 served as a blank canvas for Atuki to start from scratch. The idea was not only to update everything but also to further the process of shedding unnecessary weight on the car. In the previous post documenting this build, you saw Atuki creating another roll cage inside before respraying the entire interior and engine bay in their signature grey tone. The B18C motor will remain but will have some minor updates. Any removable door, trunk, or hood will be replaced by carbon fiber pieces. Even the OEM roof skin will be cut out of the chassis and be replaced by a carbon fiber replacement skin…

I think the photos will do a better job of telling the story of its most recent progress so let’s begin. If you missed the last update on Atuki’s EG6, I’ve attached a link below…

Exclusive Content: A Look At Atuki’s EG6 Build From Tactical Art…

This is the three stages so far in which I’ve come to know this Civic…

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From left-to-right, you see how it has transformed from mild, to a more aggressive track car, to well, whatever it is gonna be when it is finished…Judging from the progress so far it is gonna be pretty wild when its all done…

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A look at Atuki’s EG6 with the roof skin cut-out…

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The old roof skin after it was removed from the body…

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Custom hood spacers and hinges made by Atuki himself. As you know, he is a fabricator and can make pretty much anything…

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I can’t say I’ve seen or have seen a photograph of Atuki ever sitting on a chair and working. He’s just down to be folded-up in this position all the time while working on cars…

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Not only was he going to upgrade components on his B18C motor, he also tore the manual transmission apart to install a completely new gear set. I asked Yasutaka what they were planning on doing to the transmission and he told me that it was a “Tactical Art Special Gear Set” made by MFactory…

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The old 4.9 Final Drive that will be replaced now by a MFactory 5.1 Final Drive…

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Atuki prepping transmission pieces before installing it into the transmission housing…

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The manual transmission after it has been re-assembled with the MFactory gear set and final drive…

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If you remember, Atuki already had a fiberglass dash prior but I guess he decided to build a completely new dashboard this time around. Instead of having a fiberglass dash that is a mold of the factory dash, he mocked-up this cardboard unit to create the general shape of what he wants…

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You can see here how custom fabricated brackets are created to hold the dash in place. Additionally, you can see how the front fenders have been cut and modified…

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Cool shot of one of Atuki’s friends looking closely at the butterflies on his individual throttle bodies…

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Installation of a metal shield that was made and mounted to the velocity stacks of his ITBs…

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A view of the plate from the top side…

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I asked them what throttle bodies these were a long time ago and I remember them telling me that they were 70mm units originally meant for a Toyota Corolla…

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A shot of the engine bay before the ITBs went back on. It’s the same B18C motor as before but with a brand new header that replaces an older Mugen one. The spark plug wires run off to an MDI simultaneous ignition system…

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Atuki working on some wiring before the custom dashboard goes back on…

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As you can see, there was quite a bit of work to finish…

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Off in another area of the shop, the custom fiberglass dashboard was being created from scratch…

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Small switch panel that will be mounted to the dash once it is completed…

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The dash once it was sanded down and painted a matte black finish…

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One of the first items added to the dashboard was this HKS Circuit Attack Counter… CLICK HERE if you wanna know more about it…

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Underneath the car we can see the Fluid Control Solutions (FCS) fuel cell mounted…

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Plumbing of the custom fuel set-up…

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Here you can see how the fuel lines are plumbed along with the external fuel pump mounted next to the FCS fuel cell…

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Custom made surge tank mounted directly behind the pump…

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While under the car, Yasutaka also snapped photos of the merge point between the brand new manifold down pipe and custom Tactical Art exhaust….

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The 4-2-1 header is a piece made by Maxim Works, also known as “M-Bit”. You may not be very familiar with the name here in the U.S. but Maxim Works is responsible for manufacturing a lot of great manifolds in the past, including but not limited to, the JUN B-series header, FEEL’S Twin Cam header, and also manifolds for Honda-Mugen Formula 3000 race cars…

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The fiberglass dash finished and installed into the cockpit…

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His brand new Bride bucket seat. I believe this is the Bride Gardis III…

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The individual throttle bodies re-installed on the B18C…

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Atuki and company working on the interior while we take a quick glance at the Password:JDM headlight ducts…

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After spending a considerable amount at Rywire, where electrical wiring like this is their specialty, I forget that we all at one point used to do our wiring just like this…

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Love seeing the type of focus that they have when they work on Atuki’s Civic. It shows passion and true love for the hobby… As the Tactical Art motto goes; “ENJOY CAR LIFE”….

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A cool candid shot of Atuki as he takes a break to enjoy a cigarette by his EG…

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I am not 100% sure if they plan on changing any of the front end. The carbon lip, canards, and splitter all come together pretty nicely so I don’t see why they would need to change it. The headlight ducts will also be functional as well as they will help to deliver air straight to the four individual throttles…

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Atuki installing new spark plugs into his motor…

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This should give you a general idea of what the bay will look like. Nothing crazy, really. It’s not a show car and everything just needs to work…

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The EG6 catching some air as Atuki re-installs the rear control arms…

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I guess I should gradually pass this along since I myself didn’t notice until I was already half-way through editing the photos for them but the shell has been repainted already in these shots. Remember that the shell used to be a dark blue. Now it’s more of a grey metallic tone but it’s really hard to see the actual color unless it is in the sunlight….

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One of the carbon fiber doors that will be mounted once the interior of the build is finished…

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This is a shot of the engine bay with the ducting mounted to the carbon headlight ducts that will help deliver air to the ITBs….

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Test fitment of the carbon fiber roof skin…

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Atuki making some minor adjustments to help with the fitment of the roof…

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As you can see here, it’s not too bad in terms of overall fitment…

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The bottom edges of the roof skin being cleaned thoroughly before it is fixed onto the Civic…

On that note, that’s about it. I’ll update you guys whenever I get a chance to or have photos from Yasutaka in regards to what is going on with Atuki’s build. I’m anxious to see it finished and I’m sure you guys are too. Thanks for looking everyone….

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