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Front Clips

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Elementdog, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Elementdog

    Elementdog Junior Member

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    Whats going on...just wondering if you guys have any recomendations for companies to get a front clip from...Looking for a JDM integra type R front clip...websites would be cool if you can help me out. Thanks for the help
     
  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Only website I would know of would be www.flashoptions.com


    Not sure about their rep though.
     
  3. Elementdog

    Elementdog Junior Member

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    yea...i am pretty impressed with what they got. Thanks for the help man.
     
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    be weary of that place , I heard it took them a year and a half to deliver a clip.
     
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    http://www.jdmtheory.com/
    Thats Acutech Autos in South San Francisco, Ca. Niki Tam, the owner, is a state certified smog referee and a brake and lamp referee. Hes been importing whole cars, clips, and parts for a long time now and hes the one who i get all my parts from. its mainly a word of mouth place around here and they've been doing a damn good job, but now hes going more main stream and launched his website. I'd trust him over any other shop for anything.
     
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    yeah fuckin right...
    I heard the world was going to end to.
    Flashoptions has great prices and my front clip only took 25 days i think.
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if you are looking to do a front end conversion ... you most likely will not get what you want from a front clip
    yes all the parts will be there but more likely than not they will be fucked up (scratched, dented, etc)
     
  8. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Very true, most clips are sold for the express purpose of having everything nescessary for a complete engine swap, but whats funny is you still can't use hte wiring harness. If you're lucky you can get a complete dash too, but most of the time they have been stripped of clusters, button, steering wheels, etc.. and since a lot of them are from wrecks they aredicked up with cracked lights. Most place that sell the conversions get a hold of good clips and pull the motors and sell them seperate, since the cost of a clip is usually less than both a swap and a conversion.
     
  9. Elementdog

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    well im using it for the swap plus right hand conversion...but im not using the dash...im making my own (i work at a custom shop)...and im only using the headlights out of the body panels...im just looking for a good clip that will give me the powerplant and steering assembly. Obviously i want the wiring harness to work, I dont care about the cluster or any thing with the dash.
     
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    hybridrevolution.com
     
  11. Elementdog

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    anybody else have any recomendations?
     
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    yeah, don't do a right hand drive conversion.

    you have NO idea what you are getting yoruself into.

    and if you are able to pull it off, your car, will, well, suck. good luck.
     
  13. Elementdog

    Elementdog Junior Member

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    why do u say it will suck?...and i know i can do it...(i do custom paint)and my boss's brother is a fabricator at a racing fabrication shop, and is going to assist me. But anyway why not do it?
     
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    think about it kid...you are going to have to look over the passenger side window just to make a left turn...you wont be able to go through any drive thrus...you are going to have to learn to shift with your left hand and smoke with your right...it will just suck...dont do it, because its not cool at all.
     
  16. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    While I do not condone RHD conversion for the express purpose of having a "cool" car, I will say that doing it the right way, is not hard. Basically remove everything from both engine bay, drill out all the tack welds on the RHD and LHD remove firewalls, swap them, and re tack RHD to LHD chassis, now use all RHD parts to reassemble new RHD car.

    If you do this, and then come here and show it off, don't expect many to care. Just a forewarning.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yea thats cool with me, im not doing it for u guys...im doing it b/c i want it, thats the reason i hook up my car...isnt that the reason you do it to? for yourself?
     
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    :thumbsup:
    Finally, someone :)
     
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