Digital Exhibition: Jon Sibal
Name: Jon Sibal
How did you find your 964? Where did you find it?
The first time I came across it was actually at the 2013 SEMA show. Bisi Ezerioha (bisimoto) brought it out painted in Matte Black with Blue wheels, but what caught my attention were the flares that looked like it can be improved. The body work wasn’t the best but I thought it would make a good donor car for an RWB conversion. A few months later, RJ de Vera introduced me to Bisi while we were at a local Cars & Coffee and the whereabouts of that 964 came up during our conversation. He mentioned that it went back to the body shop to get the body work redone. After a few phone calls later, I made an offer and he was kind enough to let it go.
What got you interested in the 964?
When I got into aircooled 911s, I read up on the G-series models up to the 993 models to help me choose the right model. With the intent of doing the RWB build, I narrowed it down to the G-series and the 964 for the reason that they retained the classic 911 silhouette. I knew I didn't want a turbo not only because I can’t afford it but also it just didn't feel right cutting those up. Aesthetically, the G-series and 964 were pretty much even considering the bumpers, fenders, sideskirts, rear wing, etc. will all need to be replaced during the RWB conversion. If I was doing a backdate, I probably would have chosen the G-series but RWB 964 kit looked the most appealing to me. In addition the 3.6l engine, revised suspension and a few modern amenities of the 964 made it the right model for what I need. Getting lucky enough to end up with a 1992 model C2 and manual was a bonus.
Have you made any modifications to your 964?
When I took delivery of the 964, it was in a middle of a body repair so it wasn't driveable and it sat for a year. During that time, I made a to-do list along with a list of parts needed so by Oct 2015, I had A1 Body shop repaired and refreshed the body work in preparation for the full RWB conversion painting the car Nardo Grey. We teamed up with Koji and JC from WORK Wheels Japan to get a custom built Meister S1 3-pc wheels. H&R Suspension took care of us with their Coilover suspension and a set of Front and Rear sway bars. The front brakes were also upgraded to the Brembo Club Race system thanks to Danni and the guys at Race Technologies. We also modified the RWB kit by changing the exhaust exits on the Rear bumper to a center exit position to work with the upgraded 991 GT3 muffler and Rothsport long tube headers. I also gutted a european H4 headlights and did a custom LED headlights. Pirelli came through to support the build with their Pzero 315/30 and 265/35 18” tires. RSTRADA was the key to getting the car ready for the big reveal by installing everything except for the body kit which was installed by RWB founder Akira Nakai. Big thanks to Meguiar’s as well for making sure the car was clean and ready for the big unveiling. After SEMA, we continued to work on it and updated the interior with a set of Recaro Pole Position, RS style door cards, RUF floor mats, RS Short Shift kit with Golden Rod. I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch of stuff but as they say, the slope is very slippery and it’s still a work in progress.
Big thanks goes out to these guys. They all played a part in making the dream a reality: Team CP, RWB Family, Dan Koenig and JP Parras of RSTRADA, Krist at Stickyicons, Wayne Agus, Judson Bryan, Elvis Skender, Mark Arcenal, Toshi Ichiraku, JM Yang, Mickey Dang, Chin from RWB Thailand, etc. and of course my loving and supportive Wife Suzanne.