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Convertible Civic Build

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Big Deeez, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Big Deeez

    Big Deeez Just a Member

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    First off I will start with how this adventure started... about a year and a half ago I started to have dreams about driving a convertible civic down the Oregon coast with long hair flapin in the breeze... and I continued to have this dream over and over but each time it was a little more involved... and I have a civic coupe as a daily driver and I was dammed to hack up a already beautiful car, so I started to grow some hair and got an additional civic coupe and once that happened I then started dreaming of how I would make it into a convertible... and every time I would work on the car and get one step closer I would free myself of my infatuating dreams... When I started to build this car from my dreams I was amazed of all the people with negative opinions and disbelief of making a civic a convertible... so from the begging I was only doing this for myself and no one else, so I didn’t really document things or take photos until just recently when I started to drive the car and the disbelievers became amazed of the progress and the new look of the car. so now I think people understand where I am coming from when I explain the story behind it and they realize it’s a metaphor for the life we live and the things we accomplish because its in our dreams and our thoughts... so if you want to know more about the car please ask questions and I will fill you in.
     

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    to each as his own, personaly I dont like it
     
  3. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I think it looks sleek and sexy. How long did it take you to do it and what other mods have you done to it? I also commend you on living YOUR dreams. After ten long years I am starting to realize my build. :thumbsup:
     
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    i had a dream that i bought an ek si(electron blue). for some reason i didnt have the plates or something and i went out to take it for a cruise. all of the sudden a junk yard appeared outside of my house and it was full or trolls. my car was gone. i went to the junkyard and the trolls said i'm sorry sir you car is now a tree. i looked and saw what was left of the poor civvy with branches and leaves on it. ever since than when i see those troll doll's i want to smash them, and someday i will now own an si. just because of that dream. but i def agree with luis998 by saying it's very sleek and sexy. also i respect the fact that you built your dream. good job yo. post more pics!
     
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    +suscribed

    Keep working on it and post up progress + pics as often as possible. I'm thinking of doing something very similar with my ol' 4dr.....
     

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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    More pics of the convertible section? Looks pretty sleek. A+ for saying "fuck you all, this is MY dream".. and then actually doing it.

    Rep for you. And I don't ever rep anyone.
     
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    I've seen that Civic somewhere on here before. If I recall correctly, it's got a boosted D?
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    <-- Is diggin' the EF truck.
     
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    Big Deeez Just a Member

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    the car used to be green... and it was smashed in the front when i got it from an inshurance action (rear ended a trailer hitch) and replaced the hole front end... but that made it a little better to work on things when the front end was out of the way, and i was able to drop in an integra radiator wile replacing the core support, and other odds and ends... but smashing the windows out and cutting the roof off took about 2 hours, and caping everything and cleaning it all up took a week or so of free time. Update: over the weekend i picked up all the paint i need to squirt it, so question for all you peeps... it will be black with.... ghost flames or lightning strikes on the front clip? also i have a NA ls/vtec in the car...
     

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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    First Honda convertible iv ever seen and i gotta say i love it! :D

    Good job man! +rep
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Oh really?

    I guess you've never seen one of these then?

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    Big Deeez Just a Member

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    yeah from the get go i should of got an s2k and got my self a joe dirt wig! hahahah
     
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    Big Deeez Just a Member

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    got the new top on... well it keeps the catz out!
     

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    cool, thought about doing this once to a spare ef i had, but found i was too lazy.

    what did you do to reinforce the frame?
    and more detailed pics would be awesome.


    and, if your asking opinions: fuck the flames and lightning. get a flawless black piant job on it and make it look wet as hell. that would make this car sexy.
     
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    :werd:

    I'm not really keen on the flames or lightning idea either...I guess I'd have to see the finished product though before I make any judgments though...
     
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    +1 rep for building the car of your dreams and not a car to please the masses. Good job.

    Also, Im a bit curious to see close ups of where you cut the roof to see how you cleaned up and finished the cut area.
     
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    Big Deeez Just a Member

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    yeah i can take a few shots later today when i get done with a bunch of meetings... also new air brush via fedex should be ariving any day...
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    LMAO! It's such a damn shame I can't rep you for being a smartass. hahahaha I needed the laugh. :D
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    So, I repped him and his rep is still 0. wtf?
     
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