The idea of this car was pretty simple. A clean, subtle color scheme on the outside, wide wheels and an outrageously awesome engine bay. This isn’t like all of the other build threads you see online, this car wasn’t built with the mindset of throwin’ dollar bills at it to have people drool over it. The wheels didn’t cost a million dollars and there aren’t any crazy-uber rare underground-one off JDM parts on it. Among the tens of thousands of nicely built Hondas it’s getting much harder to find one that stands out especially Del Sols.
To check out the build from the beginning Click Here.
This entry is dedicated to the art. The art of making a clean engine bay, the art of a clean swapping… the way it should be. I set out to find the right artist, someone who shares the vision and has an open mind to create something has never been published. Some people have called it graffiti but it’s more than that… it’s art. Marc Fresh was up to that task, a local street artist out of our hometown Baton Rouge, LA. Marc came by before the car went off the paint and we threw around some ideas, not many though. I was eager to get his artistic input on what we could do to make it stand out, he simply asked what type of colors we wanted to use. With everything in the air, Marc went on his way with the ideas brewing in his head.
A few weeks later, before the car came back from the paint shop, Marc showed up with some drawings, color schemes and patterns for us to review. After getting more ideas out, Marc left again to continue the brainstorming process. After a few delays, the car came back from paint a week or so behind schedule so Marc was notified the same day that the car came back. 2 hours after the car arrived, Marc showed up with his supplies ready to make some art.
After a minty green base, Marc started to add many other colors. It would have been simple to paint it all with a bunch of different colors and hit it with some clear, but Marc wanted to add another element to it, texture.
Here are a few of the details:
The pictures you just viewed were all taken within a 24hr time frame. The car rolled in Monday, July 20th around 4:30pm. Marc arrived around 5pm and got to work, he was finished 22 hours later. The clear dried throughout the following day and the rest of the car was put back together.
This car was put together (if you included the time on the engine bay) in four days. The brake line, fuel line, clutch line, and wire tuck were all done on Wednesday. The Interior, seats and body panels went in the car over the next two days. This car was loaded on the trailer Friday morning at 6am on its way to the debut at Import Alliance 2009 in Nashville, TN.
Import Alliance, Friday afternoon.
Thanks to Tim Shultz for these awesome pictures: