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Converting my 91 Civic Sedan to a Hatchback

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by bohemiansmile, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. bohemiansmile

    bohemiansmile New Member

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    Recently my 91 Civic Sedan lost her rear window when a sheet of plywood zipped off my house during some re-roofing work. After the shock wore off, I laughed and thought: How about improving her cargo capacity and accessibility especially since I recently adopted a HUGE dog (lab). She (not the dog) gets of course great mileage (still about 40mpg) a definite asset right now but needs a ton of body work, mostly in the rear. Is this a good time to de-construct her, modify her and make a car that is MORE practical AND gets great mileage. I just cannot bring myself to buy a truck due to the limited MPG.
    Is this idea plausible ????????? would I use a hatch off a 91 civic hatchback or the hatch from a 91 Honda CRX (my choice)???????? I'm very handy as a welder but....
    Well let me know what you think. All input is welcome. :confused:
     
  2. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Ive seen fodo EFs made into trucks, and that looks pretty cool. But going from a sedan to a hatch just isnt going to be a great idea.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Yes, go ahead and try it. And please post pictures of the results...
     
  5. 90_EF_Hatch

    90_EF_Hatch Señor Member

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    Why not??

    If there is a will, there is a way.
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yeah, if you have that much free time and money on your hands, why the hell not?

    But if you're just looking for a hatch, go buy a hatch shell and swap your motor into it. You'll be out $500 and be done in a weekend, vs an unknown (very high) amount of cash and several weeks of hard work. The pickup idea has been done several times and done correctly, gives you an oddball mini-truck kinda thing. Would be WAY easier to pull that off than to convert to a hatch.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    do that shit...post progress pix,
     
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    i know this is kinda an old post but the money and time your going to spen why not just buy a hatch
     
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    Make a decision? If you wanna do a hack job, buy a golf and make it a truck. always thought that'd look cool. I'd go with the majority, just swap the motor into a shell. Or pimp yourself an accord wagon.
     
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