Category Archives: Dutchman

We are the Scraped.Crusaders.

We are the Scraped.Crusaders. More than just a blog.  It consists of a core group of individuals that have grown into more of a family.  Originating in Toronto on the VWVortex forums, with low VWs and the penchant to scrape lips anywhere and everywhere; the name is very fitting (though obviously not limited to VAGs).  I may be biased when saying this but, Toronto has one of the best stance scenes in the game.  Especially when you consider the frost heaved, pothole, salt ridden roads of Southern Ontario.  Rolling hard for 6 months of the year, then winter beating for the other half is a tough task.

While it was the cars are what brought us together, it’s the friendships that make us stay.  At the end of the day, friends are what the car community is all about.  Is it worth it to build an e-famous car if you don’t have real friends to share it with?  Fuck no.  With late nights in the shop, even later nights fixing cars on the side of freeways, watching movies, bonfires, birthdays, photo-shoots, meets, events, it’s money and time well wasted.  We’re sure many of you can relate.  We’re together so often we’ve even begun dressing alike. 🙂   The decision to make t-shirts was an easy one.  They were initially just made for the core group.  But for those interested, you can email scrapedcrusaders@gmail.com.  Custom coloured American Apparel tees FTW!!!

These pictures are something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  Some models (dude in purple hat, we had to pay to pose), some beebs, some e30 and some SR20.  Steve’s E30 has been on the mend for a few months now.  A spun bearing (after the first swap was done) turned this winter project into a summer project.  Having the first run around with the SR lasting only a month or so a fresh rebuild was called upon.   While primarily a stock SR, it’s got a manual boost controller and a big front mount to turn things up to ’11’.  All of the work including splicing the entire Nissan and BMW harness together, building custom coilovers and shaving the bay were done by the Dutchman; Steve, himself.  This is only the first round of  pics of this e30.  Expect to see more of it this year.

Scraped.Crusaders.  in search of the lowly grail.
 

Dutchman’s E30 Build

Yup, the same car that’s been on our banner for a while now.  This is how it sat this past season.  For 2011, it’s gone under the knife.  In a BIG way.

Steve is an absolute e30 nut.  So the choice of motor might surprise a few….

Yessir, that’s a Red Top SR20.  Fuck the purists.  Just over 200hp and 200ft lbs on the cheap.  What’s to complain about? Considering it’s Steve, expect a few mods to bump those numbers up a bit.

This guy works FAST.

Few more goodies.  To get the JDM junkies hearts pumping…. Mine’s tuned ECU.

And for the Moar Low junkies.  Starting point for proper suspension.

Stay tuned the Dutchman himself will be posting future updates of the build.

And for anyone interested in the D90’s, they’re for sale.  FYI, we’re in the Toronto area.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5128117-FS-FT-16×8-porsche-d90-s