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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Start tucking everything :yes:

Brake distibution.

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Inside.

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Let the wire tuck begin.

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Also tucked my water hoses for the windshield sprayers.

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And this was the J's Racing part.

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The wing get's some modification too :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Thx guys :yes:


Like I said before, the wing got some mods done too.

Normally you should place the wing over a stock EG wing with 3rd brake light but the oem wings are expensive and I think it's a shame to use one so I bought myself a 3rd brake light that would fit nicely in the wing.

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So let the works begin :D

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Attach to the oem wing

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To be continued ...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 pm 
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After some more hours of doing small bodywork like fixing small dents and a little rust spot on the A-piller of the car it was time to spray some primer on the whole thing.

And since I decided that I was going to paint the car myself I needed to build myself a paint booth first.

So let the construction begin :D



Started with building a wooden frame.

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Then put some plastic sheeting up agianst the frame.

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Prepare the car by taping it off.

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Degrease it a couple of times and make sure no dust remains in the booth, and start spraying :yes:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:24 pm 
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So after the primer came the time to sand all of it down again :alc:

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After all that sanding I could concentrate on resealing the entire enginebay but alot better then honda did in the factory.

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Next up; PAINT :yes:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:24 pm 
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After I sanded everything down I prepped the enginebay again for paint.

Degreased the bay and suited up, started up my compressor but then this happend :evil:

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So I had to drive to the hardware store and get a replacement, luckily for me the where still open because it was saterday afternoon almost 6 pm.

So once that was fixed I could paint the bay :mrgreen:


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This one without

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Then it was time for the clearcoat

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm 
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honda-boy wrote:
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What size is your turbo cos that is a ruddy great big intercooler ??


It's the intercooler that comes with the Greddy D-series turbo kit. Not sure on the exact specs of the turbo for the moment.


Ah no worries. I had one of them for a while with a Greddy kit myself, so know it's size.
ie: bloody big.

Here is a pic of mine with a VHS tape (not that you kids will have seen one :P :lol: ) for scale:
http://www.nominous.com/pics/ic/DSC00734.JPG

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:38 pm 
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nominous wrote:
Ah no worries. I had one of them for a while with a Greddy kit myself, so know it's size.
ie: bloody big.

Here is a pic of mine with a VHS tape (not that you kids will have seen one :P :lol: ) for scale:
http://www.nominous.com/pics/ic/DSC00734.JPG


I know, it's freaking HUGE. But it looks good on the car :OD :drivegear:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:12 pm 
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honda-boy wrote:
nominous wrote:
Ah no worries. I had one of them for a while with a Greddy kit myself, so know it's size.
ie: bloody big.

Here is a pic of mine with a VHS tape (not that you kids will have seen one :P :lol: ) for scale:
http://www.nominous.com/pics/ic/DSC00734.JPG


I know, it's freaking HUGE. But it looks good on the car :OD :drivegear:



Bloody hell that's a huge intercooler :shock: That thing must haul some serious power :OD

I like the color you picked 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:42 pm 
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evalex wrote:
Bloody hell that's a huge intercooler :shock: That thing must haul some serious power :OD

I like the color you picked 8)


I hope so :drivegear:

And exterior color is different :OD :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:44 pm 
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So after the bay was painted I could clean up some more parts so they can be installed again.

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Sprayed the part where the subframe will be with undercoating.

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And then installed some parts :D

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Then started prepped more parts for primer.

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All primed up

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Testfit :mrgreen:

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More primered parts

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And picked up a new headliner, tight fit in the daily EC :mrgreen:

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Next update, ENGINE CLEANING !!!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:45 pm 
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engine cleanup.


Taking it all apart first.

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Cleaning up the mount too.

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Picked up something to take care of my battery once it's all installed.

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Pushed the car into the sun, to get a better look @ the color.

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Taking the engine apart some more and cleaning it up with some elbow grease and/or paint.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:46 pm 
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After painting the engine bay it was time to get busy painting the outside of the car.

I wanted to do it in Phoenix Yellow so paint code Y56. I went to my paint supplier and ordered Y56, a few days later I went and picked it up. And went straight to work on painting the car.

I taped everything up and degreased her a couple of times, mixed up my paint and did the door jambs and insides of the doors first.

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Then did the rest of the car.

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Color looked a bit pale but since I painted it @ night I thought it was the lighting but when I came back the following day I found this.

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NOT Phoenix Yellow :o :o :x :grat: :grat:

After looking on the internet I found out that they are 2 oem honda colors with the same Y56 color code :grat:

And I had gotten the wrong one :evil: , went to talk to my supplier and they told me this is the only Y56 they have in there computer .....

So I thought about it and decided to go tru with this paler color, so I put the clear coat on hoping it would turn out a bit darker.

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It wasn't any better :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Hoped it would grow on me and put some things on it to see if it was any better.


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Didn't help so there was only 1 thing I could do.

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Sand it all down again and redo it all :alc:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am 
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Ouch, sorry to hear about the color.. I like the progress here :-) Will have to do the 3rd brake light thing with my J's Racing wing for the ED once i get it :D Keep it coming :top:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:39 am 
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evalex wrote:
Ouch, sorry to hear about the color.. I like the progress here :-) Will have to do the 3rd brake light thing with my J's Racing wing for the ED once i get it :D Keep it coming :top:


Yeah well, you live and you learn. Was my first time painting a car so wasn't happy that I needed to do it again but I rather have it the way I like it when the car is still in pieces, in stead of doing it all over again a year later.


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