My attempt at a track-honed, perfect-ish GC8 accomplished via limited funds and even less mechanical knowledge. Here it is then, the build thread I promised myself I'd start the day after I got the car home, five months ago... My car is a 1999 Type R V5 Limited and it's the result of two and a bit years of trawling classifieds and forums I search of the right car. Originally, I wanted a '96 RA V-Limited but the more I looked into V5 and V6 R's, the more I liked the sound of them; two door styling with (most of) the RA mechanical gubbins. I wavered briefly over a Spec C blob eye only to admit to myself that with GC8 prices heading the way they were, now was the time to own one before I'd end up paying through the nose for one later. It took a lot of saving to get the car and I'm lucky enough to own it as a second vehicle which makes working on it slightly less time-constrained. Which is good. That said, with a hectic work schedule and a young family, long periods of inactivity are probably foreseeable. My plan is to create my perfect fast road/track Type R doing as much of it as possible myself and staying as closely within bolt-on mod territory to help preserve it's value and funds. I bought the car with it already having had an engine/gearbox rebuild and a respray so it's already in a good position as it stands. There are a couple of mods in the form of HKS suspension and a Fujitsubo cat-back system (currently for sale in the relevant section). I'm loving ownership and all the help I've already received from this forum so thought I'd share the progress on here.