Stardomfab V8 RX8 Build

By Stardomfab
( 3 )

7 minute(s) of a 27 minute read

6-7-2020

The first step to all builds is acquiring a chassis. Whether it be a running driving car or a shell, they all have to start some where. Bought this off a friend that gave up on it. #stardomfab #stardombuilt#formuladrift #cagedrx8 #vegasdrift#v8rx8 #lsswapped #lsswaptheworld#lsrx8 #driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation#mazdarx8 #drifting #driftlife#rx8drift

Got her into a roller. Let me tell you, getting the rear subframe in alone is not fun. This is just a temporary spot till I can finish up some customer projects. #stardomfab#stardombuilt #formuladrift#cagedrx8 #vegasdrift #v8rx8#lsswapped #lsswaptheworld #lsrx8#driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation #mazdarx8#drifting #driftlife

Finally got her moved to a flat concrete surface. Not my favorite spot but its out of the rain and on solid ground. Would much rather have it in the shop but due to current situations with the owner i can get it in. This will work. #stardomfab#stardombuilt #formuladrift#cagedrx8 #vegasdrift #v8rx8#lsswapped #lsswaptheworld #lsrx8#driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation #mazdarx8#drifting #driftlife

Here is the heart for this girl. Pulling it out of the stardom rx7 and put into the rx8. Not that i dont love the rx7 but she needs something else. She has done me good for 4 years. #stardomfab #stardombuilt#formuladrift #cagedrx8 #vegasdrift#v8rx8 #lsswapped #lsswaptheworld#lsrx8 #driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation#mazdarx8 #drifting #driftlife

Package came in from @wisefabusa to make this thing much easier to swap and drive. They sell a pretty nice setup to mount an e36/e46 bmw rack to the existing subframe. I bought just the piece needed to get the rack to work. Using stock arms for now as this will be a huge learning period for me. The rx7 has very old suspension and steering technology. Thanks to @drivermodindfor getting everything ordered and shipped too me.#stardomfab#stardombuilt #formuladrift#cagedrx8 #vegasdrift #v8rx8#lsswapped #lsswaptheworld #lsrx8#driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation #mazdarx8#drifting #driftlife

As you can see in previous post this thing had a cage and now it doesnt. As a fabricator had to assess the quality of work that was done and it wasnt up to my standards. Out it came. #stardomfab#stardombuilt #formuladrift#cagedrx8 #vegasdrift #v8rx8#lsswapped #lsswaptheworld #lsrx8#driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation #mazdarx8#drifting #driftlife

Had a basic render done by @niki_auto.art of how i want the rx8 to look. The wheels will be different. This was originally a photo from @modception which i am hoping to get the body kit from. It makes it look so aggresive #stardomfab#stardombuilt #formuladrift#cagedrx8 #vegasdrift #v8rx8#lsswapped #lsswaptheworld #lsrx8#driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation #mazdarx8#drifting #driftlife

As the them continues, im removing most of the "fab" work that was done to this thing and redoing it better. This came with a rear firewall already built but not to my standards to i cut it out. Rebuilt it using better material and with a cleaner look. I have actual ducts for it and weatherstripping. Just need mounting tabs and bent along the top to match up with the window frame. #stardomfab #stardombuilt#formuladrift #cagedrx8 #vegasdrift#v8rx8 #lsswapped #lsswaptheworld#lsrx8 #driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation#mazdarx8 #drifting #driftlife

Using my spare block for mock up, i built the engine mounts using 3/16 plate, 2 1/4 aluminum solid bar and c6 corvette engine mounts. Came out perfect and has a little adjustability incase i need to slide it forward or backwards when i mount the trans. The further back i can get it the better. #stardomfab #stardombuilt#formuladrift #cagedrx8 #vegasdrift#v8rx8 #lsswapped #lsswaptheworld#lsrx8 #driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation#mazdarx8 #drifting #driftlife

Got the hardest part of the cage fabbed up (at least for me). Cutting out the remainder of the old cage was a pita but now i have a clean slate. #stardomfab #stardombuilt#formuladrift #cagedrx8 #vegasdrift#v8rx8 #lsswapped #lsswaptheworld#lsrx8 #driftcar #rx8 #rx8nation#mazdarx8 #drifting #driftlife#rollcage #beastbars #roguefab#fabrication #fabricator


Comments

Looking really good man! I've always heard the RX8 is an excellent chassis, this will be nuts with the V8 in there! What are your plans for the RX7?

Posted by stevegolf on 1/21/21 @ 2:00:32 AM

It was my old race car. It will be rebuilt much better next time. Getting a k24 and irs

Posted by Stardomfab on 1/21/21 @ 2:06:06 AM