Skyline-swapped Accord Wagon // Rear-Wheel-Drive // S13 Subframes
1: Alright seriously – what the hell have you built here?!
My buddy Robert Bell and I at RB’s Adrenaline Factory have taken a 1994 Honda Accord Wagon ce1… and completely cut off the front end. We welded in a new tubular front end built to s13 240sx specs, and dropped in a RB25det Neo (r34 Skyline GTT) from JDM of California. The S13-spec front-end allows us to run the s13 subframe, suspension, brakes, everything. Piece of cake right! lol
In the rear, we’re using an s13 rear subframe for the rear-wheel-drive conversion, and an R33 driveshaft.
Let me by clear – THIS IS MY DAILY. But we knew this was also gonna be a drift car from the get-go… so we wanted to use parts that are accessible & easy to get in the drift world.
2: You realize that like 90% of these off-the-wall projects never run again right? How did you beat the odds?
Backstory: We had an R32 front bumper laying around. And out of boredom, I put it on my Accord one day. I took it to a local monthly meet… and people laughed. That was all the motivation I needed. So bottom line: We ‘beat the odds’ when we set out to prove ‘em all wrong. We set out to do something different AND FUN… and we stuck to a pretty strict budget and plan. Spare time is minimal around here, and so is shop space – so having a detailed plan of attack was key. But we knew that once we conquered the hard part of getting the engine & rear-end in… and we’d have this thing sliding in no time!
3: How does it drive? What’s it feel like?
It honestly rides fantastic! The Function & Forum Type 2 coilovers are great. And we took it even further & modified the position of the subframes/suspension to where the suspension would have full range of function… but also still have that low palm-biting low stance.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
R34 Nissan Skyline GTT
-RB25det Neo 2.5-liter / 5-speed trans
HKS GT28 turbo
Q45 90mm throttle body
Mishimoto oil filter sandwich plate
Star performance oil cooler
R33 GTS-T drive shaft
Nissan 240sx s13 front & rear subframes (stock arms)
Function & Form type-2 s13 coilovers
2″ extended lower control arms
ISR front tension rods
WHEELS / BRAKES
Work Rezax wheels
-18×10 front & 18×14 rear
Nissan z32 & r32 front & rear calipers
z32 brake master
s13 brake booster
Custom brake lines
Formula D spec cage w/ integrated roof rack
Full tube front / strut towers
Tube rear strut towers
z32 2+0 stock tank
Walbro 450 fuel pump
New fuel lines
manual r34 / rb25 Neo ECU
z32 stock gauge cluster
GP Carbon 1-off fenders/flares
r32 GTR fiberglass bumper
Datsun replica fender mirrors
Street Glow neon
Bride replica fixed-back seats
Custom trans tunnel
Honda Accord dash
s13 steering column
Double din head unit w/ kicker 6x9s
Carbon doors, hood, and bumpers
Top mount turbo setup
Text by Wooley & Armando Photos by Marcus McDonald