1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

More Civic Parts Ordered

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Prowler, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    Since my car is in the shop, ideas have been running through my head on what to do since the car needs a new front bumper.

    I finally decided on what to do. Insurance gave me over $400 just to buy a new front bumper and to get it prepped and painted. The bumper itself was only $120.

    Since the bottom lip of the oem bumper is the only thing damage, I'm going with a lip kit to cover it up. Therefore, less paint work and more insurance money I can use to get other things painted.

    So here's what I ordered today out of my own pocket, and I'll have the body shop use the $400 to have it all prepped, painted, and installed.

    Jun style front lip (ABS):

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Buddy Club style rear lip (ABS):

    [​IMG]

    Type R grill (ABS):

    [​IMG]

    :fosho:

    Also, if it lines up, I'm getting the oem sideskirts painted. Or else I'll go with some CTR style side skirts.

    I should have the car back my Wednesday the latest. Then either that weekend or the next I'll have the parts all painted and installed.

    My cost in this whole thing is $185 for the lips shipped, and $35 for the grill. Also a $50 deductible to pay on insurance. Not too bad to have basically a whole ground effects kit purchased, installed, and painted. I can't really afford it, but I'll make it work. Probably hold off on buying video games for a month lol.

    Oh, just saw this smiley. Basically what it looked like when I hit that porcupine at 90mph.

    :driver2:
     
  2. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

    Messages:
    10,593
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    caught in a mosh...
    SWEEET deal man! those are some cool loooking body components. :thumbsup:
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    that rear piece sucks...

    the lip is ok

    the grill is cool


    my $.02
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    congrats on the grille, did you order the 34 dollar one off ebay to spite my not wanting to lose money on it? awesome, way to not help out a fellow hondaswapper. :thumbsup:
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    Make sure you mold all those lips in to make it look smooth. :)

    What are you doing about the hood? Isn't that damaged too?
     
  6. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    hood isn't damaged, it just wouldn't close with those fans pushed up.

    and yes, the grill was off eBay for $35. you're cheap James lol...

    the rear lip looks ghey in the pictures, but there's a ek hb with that same piece in town and it looks very good.
     
  7. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,203
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
  8. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco, Ca.
    Find a new lip and rear end. The grill is tits!
     
  9. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003


    I'm cheap because I have to be. I have 400 in bills accruing right now, with 20 dollars in my bank account.
     
  10. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    here's the car i've seen with the same rear lip. sorry for the quality, it's from my phone.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. handlebarsfsr

    handlebarsfsr Senior Member

    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    no matter what you paint it, those lips are still ugly. the front makes the car look like its got a huge chin, and the rear looks like a fast and the furious reject.
     
  12. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    thank you,

    drive through jackass.
     
  13. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

    Messages:
    10,593
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    caught in a mosh...
    i had the Buddy Club rear end on my EF hatchie. awesome bumper. how longh before you get your stuff?
     
  14. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003


    he may be a jackass but i sorta agree with him. but it's not my money so good luck with it.
     
  15. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT


    it was sent priority mail on friday, so should be here tomorrow. i was kinda expecting today, but oh well.

    my grill tho... don't have a clue. haven't got a response from the seller. it's been a week. hmm...
     
  16. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003


    umm... dont go with the LIP rear. Can't you see how uneven it is? the LIP is only good if you mold it or bolt it up correctly. buy the complete bumper if you want it.
     
  17. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    got my parts today. the rear lip isn't anything like the above photo. not real sure if i like it.

    here's the front piece. i had to hold it up while taking the picture, so sry it sucks.

    my grill gets here tuesday, so i'm trying to get my car in the shop on wednesday or thursday to be painted.

    good news is that my side skirts line up well, so i don't have to buy longer ones to match when it's all painted.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

    Messages:
    10,593
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    caught in a mosh...
    looks good man. ever think about molding the lip in?
     
  19. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    B MT
    like i have the money for that. lips and grill are at $210, then painting and installing all that is going to be ~$350. That means I'm in the hole $80 with insurance money, plus my deductible, plus the cost of my rental for a week. And I'm buying Ezras exhaust system for $100, then I have $70 to pay for frame locks, and pay off my tv by next pay check.
    all of this with little savings, 10 hours a week working at shopko, and being in college.
    anyone have some cash to spare?
     
  20. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,203
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    You have a sedan, right? what were the side skirts from?
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page