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OK i recently came across a site from my honda buddy that sells entire frontclips with the motor. I was wondering your thoughts on if i actually did the conversion to right hand drive and how hot it would be ???

The front clip includes the unibody cut up at the bottom of the a pillars, so i have the whole engine assy with axels, everything in the engine bay the entire dash assy, with everything connected all i have to get done is get my car cut at the same points and get it welded together..

Now for all you flamers that might flame me and say i dont have any idea what im talking about listen to this,
when i was about 7 my moms old 84 ford escort rear end was falling off and she had to get it welded together i have a shop that will do it and also garauntee stability, support, and most important safety.

I just want to know if any of you would liek to see it done.

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Sounds nice. a buddy of mine has what used to be a 1989 240 SX...he did the complete JDM conversion to a 180 SX/ RPS13X Silvia. RHD, SR20DET engine, 180SX emblems, it looks phenominal. WOW. I would love to see an actual full JDM conversion on an MX6. maybe with the JDM headlights, kickplates, Mazdaspeed kit, M-Edition all red tails, etc. Not sure if this is where youre going, but that would be DOPE! :E
 

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well im not going for the entire look and mazdaspeed crap is to expensive and i dont like the look of the lip at all im currently in a bulk buy for the jspec headlights so those are done. Particularly i want to do the conversion because the only things around here you see with a right hand drive are postal trucks with there lawn mower engines. I wanna do it for the suprise people will have at intersection or in the parkinglot seeing the wheel on a different side.

Also it will give me the feel of driving stick with my left hand like in a nissan skyline boy would i love one of those has to be my favorite car in 2 fast 2 furious it just looks so hottttt

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BLINGBLINGSTYLE said:
OK i recently came across a site from my honda buddy that sells entire frontclips with the motor. I was wondering your thoughts on if i actually did the conversion to right hand drive and how hot it would be ???

The front clip includes the unibody cut up at the bottom of the a pillars, so i have the whole engine assy with axels, everything in the engine bay the entire dash assy, with everything connected all i have to get done is get my car cut at the same points and get it welded together..

Now for all you flamers that might flame me and say i dont have any idea what im talking about listen to this,
when i was about 7 my moms old 84 ford escort rear end was falling off and she had to get it welded together i have a shop that will do it and also garauntee stability, support, and most important safety.

I just want to know if any of you would liek to see it done.

Jimmy
i' dbet dollars to doughnuts your mom's 84 escort was body on frame.

What youre talking about is much harder, and more importantly, unsafe on a unibody vehicle.

Before opurchasign anything, go to that shop you had the escort done at and talk to him.. see what he says. :shrug:
 

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Re: Re: Jspec Front Clip Conversion

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i' dbet dollars to doughnuts your mom's 84 escort was body on frame.

What youre talking about is much harder, and more importantly, unsafe on a unibody vehicle.

Before opurchasign anything, go to that shop you had the escort done at and talk to him.. see what he says. :shrug:

Like i said i have a shop that will ensure everything i origonaly posted.

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Yeah but you don't quite understand what "boy that humps his engine" was trying to say.

Our Mazda Mx6 is a unibody car which means that the frame and body is manufactured together. IN comparision, an escort is a body on frame. Imagine this, a Dune Buggy with body panels, you can easily cut the fram and lengthen or shorten it and put new body panels on with no affect on structural rigidity. Now the Mx6 is the opposite of that, which means the body panels actually act as the frame. Now say you cut the entire body and frame and reweld it, it would loose alot of tructural rigidity. Mazda propriety unibody system relies on the entire thing to keep it rigid. A shop could theoretically do it, but the complexity of a unibody versus a frame on body is about 100x.

And like goat said, go and ask them. They can probably do it, but i think it will be much more expensive and complex than you think.

And just wondering, are you doing the 4 cylinder FSZE or the KLZE version? I'm assuming you will be doing the FSZE which might not be worth it at all since an LS is about the same specs. Of course if you had the money go for it, it can be fun. Or do what some of the civics boys have done, import a whole Mx6 into this country, declare your car salvage, swap the guages and EGR stuff over, go get it smogged and reissue a new VIN and voila, genuine JDM stuff.
 
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