Without a doubt, any single person who has ever had a project car/build knows about the many phases a project can go through. Some will have classic elements that are just timeless, cannot be touched and stay with the car until the wheels fall off, while others are pieces that were questionable from the very start, and are now considered horrible trends that should never ever go back on a car.
Despite the trends however, we can all agree that every single solid, virtually timeless item taken from a car owner’s phase is what makes any project or build so great. Similar to life itself, we each go through our own little phases, learn through our successes and failures, and fair much better and wiser with time. Let that sink in for a bit, and you’ll realize the same thing happens to a project car.
A quick glance at Derrek Poyntz’s Integra, and one will notice a simple, subtle and well built Honda. This of course, did not happen overnight.
Derrek, like many of those with a long time project car/build, went through tons of phases to get his Integra how you see it today. “All Show”, “Low and Slow”, “Street Racer”, “Time Attack” “JDM”, “Stretch and Poke”, etc. are just a few of the phases that this project has seen. Take the best of these phases over the course of 12 years, and you’re simply left with “Derrek Poyntz’s Integra”.
From the “Street Racer” phase, you can consider this Integra’s Turbocharged B18C engine paired with a JDM ITR Tranny. From the “Time Attack” phase, everything and anything to do with suspension and balance are put into perspective with goodies like Tokico Illumina shocks combined with H&R Race Springs, an ASR Sub frame brace, and Spoon Front And Rear strut braces just to name a few.
Going into the “Stretch and Poke” phase, simply put, the 16″ Miro wheels say it all. Derrek takes it a step further providing no information on any offsets and width on them. Top secret stuff.
Evidence from the “All Show” phase can be found with clean modifications like Shaved Door Handles, Badges, Bumpers, Door Moldings and the ever creative hand painted Spoon front lip and valve cover, representing Calgary to the fullest.
Derrek’s full attention to detail and cleanliness can be found in the “JDM” Phase. Boasting a lot of pieces from the JDM Honda Integra Type-R such as the side skirts, door panels complete with switches, rear bench, power folding mirrors, fog lights, cluster, and even down to the floor mats; all the pieces a JDM fiend can think of can be found in this Integra.
With bits and pieces taken from each aspect of this Integra’s “life” to make it what it is today, it’s safe to say that it is most definitely amazing what can happen over time. Through out all the good (and bad) phases Derrek went through with his build, he’s got a project car that every single one of us can really appreciate.
Whether it be in real life or through a project/build, we should never be afraid to learn from our mistakes, and grow from our successes. The outcome is always rewarding. Derrek’s reward of course, is having built one of the most unique Integras that we’ve seen on illmotion.
Just have a look for yourself…
|OWNER: Derrek Poyntz
|VEHICLE: 1994 Acura Integra RS
|ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN:
Blox log style turbo manifold
RC 440 injectors
HKS blow off
Autopower intercooler with custom piping
Turbo smart ultra gate 38 waste gate
Moroso oil pan
Fluidine aluminum rad
Blitz 9.00mm ignition wires
JDM ITR transmission
Fujitsubo power getter exhaust
Shaved engine bay with half tuck
Hand painted valve cover and brake booster
Tokico illumina shocks
H&R race springs
Blox lower control arms
ASR subframe brace
Skunk 2 front and rear camber kit
JDM ITR sway bars
Spoon front and rear strut braces
ARP extended wheel studs
T1R lug nuts
Earls steel braided brake lines
Power slot rotors
JDM ITR brake master cylinder
16″ Miro Wheels
195/45R16 Federal Tires
Honda Grand prix white with Berlina black roof
Shaved Door mouldings
Hand painted carbon fiber Spoon lip
VIS carbon fiber hood and trunk lid
JDM ITR optional side skirts
JDM tail lights
JDM power folding mirrors
JDM fog lights
Honda Access window visors
DC2 rear window visor
Password JDM tow hook
Rear wiper delete
8000k prolumin HID’s
Tinted Euro light bumper lights
Spoon adjustable bucket seats
Takata seat belt
Spoon shift knob
ITR shift boot
Momo Tuner steering wheel
NRG slim hub with NRG quick release
JDM ITR cluster
JDM ITR climate control
JDM ITR Ashtray
JDM ITR Rear seats
JDM ITR Door panels with switches
JDM ITR Floor mats
JDM ITR Arm rest
JDM ITR Clock
Carbon fiber privacy cover
Wink 5 panel road race mirror
pioneer double din CD/DVD
Alpine Type R speakers
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