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Finally making it look nice...

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by TurboDave, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. TurboDave

    TurboDave New Member

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    Finally got back to work on my car. I have been driving it for the last 2 years flat black and no front bumper cover. And i thought its time for change on season 2010. Here's some pictures to get you up to speed on my progress.:ph34r:

    2008 @ New England Dragway
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    Now to the build!:eek:
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    Made 5 brackets per side to keep it ridged.
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    The back bumper was bowed out also and needed some mods.
    I welded bolts to sheet metal and pop riveted them to the bumper and drilled holes through into the trunk to bring the bumpers sides in to hold it in place.
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    76mm TB
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    Also painted my wheels..:ph34r:
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    In the next couple days i am going to install my 3" electric cut off dump, but that depends how fast the stainless bends come in the mail. I'm Going to run it out behind the front tire. And ordering a carbon fiber hood. I am thinking about a VIS OEM because i bought a CF cowl induction for my 300zx and it looked like good quality.
     
  2. Jared759

    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    That valve cover looks awesome and so do the wheels.
     
  3. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Wow. Nice work. I agree, valve cover is real sweet. Can't wait to see some pics of the electric cut out.
     
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    What color purple is that? I might be buying a new set of wheels and I want them that color.
     
  5. eg6sir

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    need to keep this updated.. curious how its gonna turn out... is that the Mugen bumper?
     
  6. TurboDave

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    Its a Volkswagen color... i forget the paint code. but you can just look in the book at a paint store to find it.
     
  7. TurboDave

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    Not a Mugen its some ebay knock off. It was the only non ricer kit i could find, :eek: And also the only back bumper that didnt have the dual exhaust cut outs.:huh:

    I think its just some miss matched kit. very poor fitment but it will be good in no time.
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    nice asshat, ripping off the evo rear bumper :)

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  9. TurboDave

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    I like the marblized wheels. Theyre different in a good way.
     
  11. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Looking good Dave.:cool:
     
  12. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    looks good..... i cant seem to find any bumbers that dont look all ricer.....
     
  13. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I went on a shopping spree today. I bought:

    For the electric cut off dump:
    1 x 3.00" Stainless Steel, 4.00" Radius, 45 Degree Mandrel Bend 1 x 3.00" OD, 16 Gauge, 304 Stainless Straight Tube 1 x 3.00" ID x 6.00" Long, Stainless Flex Tube 1 x 3.00" Stainless 3 Bolt Universal Exhaust Flange

    VIS OEM Carbon Fiber hood.
    I had to have that before I paint cause part of it is getting painted.

    Smoked bumper lights.
    mine where either broken or missing


    Friday i am going to the paint store and buying good primer and hopefully priming it on Sunday at the latest. My goal is to have the car finished by next weekend so i can paint Clayton's CRX (Airjockie)

    Ok, back in the garage fellas!:sp_ike:
     
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    Been very busy... I will be happy if this things in primer by this Sunday..

    Another shot of the back.
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    Remember i cut this before? well i moved it in 1/4 inch and re-glassed it
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    I also finished smoothing the side skirts from where i cut the 3/16" out of to shorten them, but i didn't get a picture.

    I don't see the need for an antenna so i deleted it
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    I need a new LED strip for my spoiler break light.. Doesnt my thumb look odd? lol:eek:
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    Clayton is going to crab about this but i made a carbon fiber sunroof. I still have to make the inside so i can bolt it up. But i ran out of PVA mold release agent, hehe^_^
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    Its not perfect, but its pretty nice.

    Well, Back to the garage!
     
  17. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Nice build i should get mine up ehre some time soon :p
     
  18. TurboDave

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    PRIMER:ph34r:

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    This is my friend Jon, I showed him how to spray primer!:cool:
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    A Good Job Done!:D;):ph34r:
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  19. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    ok, so the car is blocked with 400.

    I finished the electric cut off pipe setup (no pictures yet)

    I finished my carbon fiber gauge pod that fits like sock replacement where the "speaker area" in on the dash nect to the tach and speedo.
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    well, off to bed... more to do tomorrow!
     
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