Exclusive Content: The Tactical Art EG6 Circuit Build Nears Completion…

It’s been a couple of months since we last checked in on Atuki’s (aka Atsuki) EG6 Civic build. Updates from Tactical Art have been slow with this build because they are a normal, operating business and have other projects to tend to. Just in the last six months, you’ve had a chance to see two other Tactical Art projects completed by Atuki and because he’s dedicated time to those vehicles, his own personal project has been on the back burner. Yasutaka’s Civic still needs to be completed after Atuki’s car is finally finished so I’ll try my best to keep you guys updated on the progress…

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When we last left off, you saw Atuki rebuilding his transmission, creating the custom dashboard for the interior, and plumbing the fuel system for his circuit-spec EG6. You also got to see how his ITBs were going to be laid out before he finally reassembled everything under the hood. We closed that portion of build coverage with Atuki and friends installing his carbon fiber roof skin and today, we will pick up right from there. You’re going to see a bulk of photos that have been compiled over the last few months by Yasutaka Shimomukai of Tactical Art. It all seems like everything comes together in sequence but for the most part, a lot of this build happened in spurts and the car was only worked on when Atuki had the free time to devote to it. By the time you read all this, the car will be essentially completed. You’re going to see a rest of the build today and tomorrow, but towards the end of the build coverage tomorrow, you’ll see the Civic on the track at Central Circuit were they did testing a couple weeks ago. All in all, I think this is Atuki’s best work yet. He does everything on his own, I mean, EVERYTHING. This is the build that originally drew my interest towards Tactical Art and I’m happy to see it redone in 2013. I’ll be leaving for Japan in January and I fully intend on seeing this car in person. I can’t wait so until then, I will have to watch the whole build unfold here on The Chronicles just like you guys…

If you missed the previous parts of this build coverage, I highly suggest you go back and look before you move forward. It just wouldn’t make sense and there is a ton of great content that you will have missed. Check the links below, even if you have seen it before. It’s been a while so it’ll help to jog your memory as to what exactly you are looking at today and tomorrow…

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

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

As mentioned, we will pick up right from where we left off after the carbon roof skin was installed…

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An overhead shot of the EG6 Civic. Here you can get a pretty good look at how the ducting is run from the PW:JDM carbon headlight ducts to the Toyota 4AG individual throttle bodies…

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A brand new front windshield that can go back on the car now that the roof skin has been mounted and secured…

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Overall, the car is mostly complete. The driver’s side door needs to be installed and the wing needs to be mounted, but all the important stuff is there…

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Front windshield installed…

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Carbon duckbill rear spoiler is cleaned-up and ready to go back on the car. This is actually a pretty important piece because the larger custom rear wing will need to be mounted to the bottom of this spoiler…

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When you last saw his custom-made dashboard, it hadn’t been installed yet. Since that time he’s mounted the dash as well as the Pivot tachometer/shift-light and water temperature gauge…

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By the shifter is a custom switch box that is mounted to the floor of the bare chassis. Next to it is a mechanical fuel gauge and fuel cut-off lever…

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These two custom metal brackets mounted toward the windshield were created to hold the rear-view mirror…

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A look at the lightweight carbon fiber door that will be left bare…

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Here is a shot of the punched dimple-dyed metal bracket that holds the custom dash in place…

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A glimpse of Yasutaka’s EG6 that is currently a raw shell until Atuki’s car is ready…

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Test-fitting of the brand new carbon hood…

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Love that you can see the ducting and individual throttle bodies through the hood vents…

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Atuki drilling out the holes for the Aerocatch hood pins…

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Carbon duckbill spoiler installed. Here you can see how it lines up with the carbon roof…

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After the spoiler was mounted it was time to mock-up the custom wing stands for the larger GT-style wing that will go on the car. The stands are threaded which allows for adjust-ability if the angle of the wing ever needs to be altered…

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While that was going on Yasutaka went to go get a shot of the exposed “Rywire” label on Atuki’s Rywire engine harness…

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Since we may have some new viewers to this build, I should mention that the motor in his Civic isn’t stock with just exhaust, header, and ITBs. It actually has quite a bit more done to it. Here are some modifications to his motor that he kept after his current rebuild…

1.8L Honda B18C engine block
Ported/polished B16A cylinder head
TODA Racing Spec-B camshafts
TODA Racing cam gears
TODA RACING high-power timing belt
Tactical Art pistons
Tactical Art piston rings, valvesprings
Custom knife-edged crank
Nagai Denshi MDI simultaneous ignition system

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Also saved from the previous incarnation of the car is the Honda Tuning decal on the rear glass…shameless plug, I know, haha…

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Making some final measurements of where the wing will sit…

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A clear plastic sheet is used to create some plates to block-off the front foglight ducts on each end of the bumper for added aerodynamics…

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Pretty cool idea that they came up with that I see people copying in the near future. Makes for a cool look being that it is still clear and a nice alternative to the J’s Racing carbon ducts….

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The driver’s side carbon door about to go back on…

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First the door handle on both the inside and outside of the door need to be installed…

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Atuki sanding down some metal wing brackets he made by hand to give them a rounder shape…

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The pieces he fabricated to help unite the larger spoiler to the rear carbon duckbill…

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The wing brackets after welding…

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The final product before they go on the car….

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The trusty Tactical Art broom handle that they use both as a hood prop and has a rear wing prop…

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Here are multiple angles of how the brackets are used to join the two carbon wing pieces together….

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Once the wing was secured it was time to move onto the custom gas filler neck. Since they were using a custom FCS fuel cell under the car. Atuki had to create a custom fuel neck to deliver gasoline into the tank from the factory filler position…

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The Tactical Art shop space isn’t very large so you’ll often find Atuki working on the floor or doing some welding on a chair in the middle of the shop. It’s pretty wild to see how down this guy is to just work and create anywhere….

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Atuki test-fitting the custom fuel filler neck…

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While the car is up in the air you can also catch a view of the custom titanium exhaust and muffler…

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As said, the guy does it all including the creation of his own seat brackets…

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The brackets mocked with the mounting tabs…

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…then welded together…

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…and mounted to the floor…

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The Bride seat and Takata safety harness is then installed using the custom seat brackets…

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Just another late night at the Tactical Art facility in Osaka, Japan…

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Next up on the list was a unique project consisting of the creation of a foam core. The foam will be used to shape the lower section of the front fender that has been cut and removed, then a layer of fiberglass will be laid for structure. Once the fiberglass dries, it’ll be sanded down smooth to give it some shape and to provide a final exterior finish…

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A piece of cardboard used to outline the shape…

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The hand-made fender add-on taking shape…

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And the two pieces after fiberglass has been added, sanded-down, and primed…

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That’s a whole lot to take in so I’m gonna cut it off here for today. Tomorrow we will look at final motor prep and miscellaneous stuff before the car takes off to Central Circuit for some testing. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Thanks for looking!…

15 thoughts

  1. Thanks for posting this build. I appreciate how these guys are down to get their hands dirty without a second thought in order to get work done. I can’t wait to see coverage of this on the track.

  2. Awesome write ups as always!

    Btw, is it possible to check where did they get the carbon roof and double vented carbon hood from? Been trying to contact them via Facebook to check if they sell it, but didn’t get any reply. Would appreciate some info (:

      • Hey RayDM, the hood isn’t from J’s Racing, its totally different, with one vent being above the header, the other just infront of the wipers (above the ITBs). And the roofs i saw on e-Bay are carbon lay overs, not replacement of the entire roof.

        Thus the questions (:

  3. any idea what sort of material Atuki used for the seat and GT wing brackets? looks like aluminum 😀 sick welds on all his work!!!

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