FOR­GET FWD

NZ Performance Car - - Event Sema -

The owner of GT Re­fin­ish­ers, Grant Walker, has af­ter two years fi­nally found time to get his per­sonal EG Civic to a near run­ning state. Grant picked up the shell cheap af­ter it was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent that ripped the rear sus­pen­sion points from the chas­sis. In most cir­cum­stances this would see the car shipped off to the crusher, but Grant had other ideas to con­vert the Honda to RWD, the first of its kind here in New Zealand we be­lieve. He picked up an S14 SR20 and five-speed, which both found their way into the shell along with the S13 front sus­pen­sion, cus­tom tubu­lar cross­mem­ber, and rear diff cra­dle with S13 diff. To get the cra­dle fit­ted, the chas­sis has been notched and plated with sub­frame mounts welded in. There has also been a full trans tun­nel fab­ri­cated.

The SR20 is be­ing wired up at Jtune, and once the plumb­ing and drive­shaft are com­pleted the car will be ready for the fi­nal process in the cert.

Grant is keep­ing it sim­ple, with a Type R bodykit and fresh coat of Type R white, and will ride (or should we say skid) on a set of ad­justa­bles and Veil­side three-piece wheels.

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