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The Phantom Project. A 92 Civic hatch build up.

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by phyregod, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    <span style="color:#FF0000"> -----> THE PHANTOM PROJECT WEB PAGE <----- </span>

    Click above for the web page. I'll keep it updated as much as possible.

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    This is a front shot of the car. It doesn't look all too bad, but there is a new bumper cover on it, and the radiator support is smashed.. unfortunately, I didn't get pics of the smashed support, oh well. You can see in this pic that the passenger headlight is way out of alignment, pushed back and over. The driver's is sunken in.. This is because of the support damage.

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    Just another shot of the front... You can see the hood damage, but the pics don't do it justice, it was pretty bad.

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    This is the new radiator support all welded in, after having the "frame" straightened. You can see the blingin' new styrofoam piece, too.

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    This is the car with the new front end bolted up. New bumper cover, hood, rad support, and projector headlights.

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    Another view of the front, I know the pics suck, will get better ones.



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    This is the interior as recieved. Pretty crappy shape. Notice that the radio bezel is cracked in half and missing the lower half. You have to pull the entire dash to change that critter out.. When looking for that part, I thought it was going to cost 10-15 bucks.. I was wrong, aparently they are infused with gold or something, and you have to pay disgusting amounts even for a used one.. this one cost $60.. Most go for around $100... Crazy stuff. The speedometer didn't work, and there was no tachometer in the gauge cluster.. That won't work. Nope.

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    This is the car after I yanked the dash. Its true, things have to get worse before they can get better.

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    Ahh, thats a little better.. After the dash is re-installed.. back to stock. Note the new gauge cluster... Had to have a tach!

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    Another pic of the interior, just a different view.. New radio bezel installed. I'm stereo shopping now : ) looking at alpine stuff.. grown tired of Pioneer.

    Also, the steering wheel is stained pretty bad.. Gonna have to fix that, clean it or replace it, whichever is easier..

    Looking for paint, probably going to end up with phantom gray pearl ppg stuff... Keep it the stock color, I think its sexy : )


    Well, Thats it for tonight, folks. Enjoy!

    <span style="color:#FF0000"> -----> THE PHANTOM PROJECT WEB PAGE <----- </span>
     
  2. scottp11

    scottp11 The Seniorest Member....

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    Looks 100% better! Good luck with your build! Keep us posted with pic's...
     
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    nice!! the Alpine 9853 is what i have and its great!!
     
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    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

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    I can get you any stereo stuff for real cheap...ill ship it out to you just tell me what you are looking for...I work at a audio shop :) . hey can you PM with steps on how to get the dash out? I need to paint mine becuase the dumbfuck before me painted it black while it was still in the car...over spray everywhere!!!!!...but ya...and how did you paint the hood looks good....
     
  5. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I haven't painted anything yet, that is just the primer that it comes in.. Now I have three shades of primer on the front end.. Going to have to get paint quick! lol...
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Again, those projectors look BADASS. When I decide to do somthing with the outside of my Civic, those will definately be at the top of my list.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    I don't think those are the TYC projectors though.
     
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    they aren't. they're the cheapo ebay one-piece halos that will start leaking if you even put water anywhere near them. :p
     
  10. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Gee, thanks..

    I did pay $140 for em. oh well, if they leak, I'll seal em. not a big deal.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    didn't mean to be offensive. I just couldn't think of a better way to tag them.

    I MUCH prefer the TYC design, myself, but those don't look bad.
     
  12. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    looks good. so are you swapping it?
     
  13. VTECin5th

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    Car Looks Really good, good job! :thumbsup:
    I like the lights,but having owned the same pair, i am sorry.
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    They won't leak, they won't fog, they won't work.
    The halos will burn out in 2 weeks.
    The wiring will fall apart 3 weeks thereafter.
    Running the highbeams for more than 4 minutes (because your low beams went out cuz the wiring melted and broke and you're tired of dealing with them) will cause the lens to melt.
    You won't be able to see well.
    I swear i love the look of the lights, i paid $160 for mine 2 years ago... but the functionality is :(
    If you really want to save the hassle, REWIRE them RIGHT NOW
    because later you won't want to.
    The female connectors that go over the male connectors are going to get loose, so buy new ones with the new wires.
     
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    Well, I was thinking of getting some of those kinda projector lights for my EG. Then what brand is good and where can I get them for a decent price? I don't wanna spend a million bucks on a cosmetic upgrade, but who makes good halo projector lights? :cry2:
     
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    halos = teh ghey.

    TYC one-piece > all
     
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    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    oem > all
     
  17. kyleirwin

    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    as for as looks go... i agree. but the tyc projector is 874982735 times better than stock.
     
  18. VTECin5th

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    Get teh TYC everything.
     
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    im agree...
     
  20. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    **UPDATE** 10-25-05 Window Tint Installed! Looks nice.

    I've also got the stereo ordered. An alpine 9847 head unit and two pairs of alpine SPS-170a 6.5 inch speakers for the front and rear. I have some magic planned for the rear mounts.

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