Joker’s FD Build… Introduction

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I’ve got some new content for you guys today, we’ll be kicking off Jamar’s FD Civic build. Definitely no stranger to the Honda scene, throughout the years Jamar had his fair share of Civic and Integra builds. His most prominent build was a 4 door B20 swapped Civic. After spending over 10 years modifying the older chassis Hondas, Jamar thought it was time he tried a newer platform build. Being a long time fan of the FD2 Civic Type R Jamar was was in the market for just such, however due to the ever rising popularity of the FD2, the pricing surpassed the budget he had to work with. Jamar started to look for alternatives, when it hit him that much like he previously did with the older Honda chassis, he could find a base model FD and build from there.

With a renewed direction and focus, Jamar started the process of finding a clean unmolested FD1 chassis. He was lucky enough to find a low mileage manual one which would save him some time, verses if he had to source the necessary conversion parts.

The goal in Jamar’s mind isn’t to be the fastest, but as an enthusiast who is getting older, the FD Civic fits the bill for the perfect mix between comfort and performance. And with this in mind he has no intention of going crazy where the motor plans are concerned. A few of the usual bolt ons and keep things relatively simple.

We’ll be taking a look at the car in full detail along with some of the progress that was made thus far.

 

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Some factory details about the car…

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The FD1 as it sat while the swap was in progress…

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One of the goodies Jamar was fortunate enough to receive when purchasing car was this Mugen RR wing…

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To go with the Civic, Jamar selected a set of Enkei Sporsh wheels in 18 x a 7.5 sizing…

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In addition, he purchased a set of HSD coilovers and wasted no time in fitting them to the car…

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A look at the FD1 front bumper…

As mentioned, Jamar had plans on swapping out the R18A motor…

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Given the vast amount of K series platforms which are made for the U.S market, Jamar opted to source a Civic Si complete swap…

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A look at the swap assembly…

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K20A motor, OEM header, gearbox, linkages, axles, brakes which will all be making their way onto the Civic…

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Swap in progress!…

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A look at the rear interior of the Civic which was in immaculate condition…

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The front portion of the FD1 reflected the same as the rear and it was great thing to see…

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A note worthy addition that Jamar’s car has over any other FD2 is having a sunroof…

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A look on the driver’s side of the Civic where you can see the OEM pedals and shifter console…

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A close up on the black K-Tuned billet aluminum shift knob which is a subtle touch to the interior…

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The factory spec R18A motor after it had been removed…

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Another shot of the Enkei Sporsh wheel in serious need of a wash…

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A first look at the K20A motor fitted…

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Some close ups of the swap’s progress thus far…

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The FD1 originally came from the factory with a R18A motor which requires a slight adjustment in mounting points for the K20A. Jamar wanted the swap to be as authentic as possible, and made sure to source the FD2 original mount and bracket…

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The mock up of the mount and bracket went well and its now to be welded in place before moving forward with the next phase of the swap…

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That’s it for a first look at Joker’s FD Build, I hope you guys enjoyed this glimpse into a different kind of build than what is normally seen on the site.

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