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Work has resumed on my money pit...

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by d17type-R, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. d17type-R

    d17type-R Doc Brown says

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    After watching the pros do it, I thought I'd try my hand at posting a few photos to give you all a look at what I'm working on. To bring it up to speed, my car was party to a dickhead that backed into the front end. The Insurance Corporation Of BC was kind enough to tell me that if I was claiming a hit and run that I had to prove it.......:huh: .....
    ...so anyways.... here I am now, I've completed some fabrication of the trunk pieces. Basically the car for now will be an "all show/some go"

    The car is a 2004 Civic LX Coupe (EM2...hit me if I arsed that up)

    This is what's going onto the car:

    -'03 OEM Bumpers and Skirts (if anyone has a lead on an '03 bumper that
    DOESN'T have that nasty looking liscence plate flat
    piece, lemme know)
    ......just a matter of personal taste but I think the bumpers on the 04-05 have too much of a flare and detract from the cleanness of the car


    As for wheels:
    This one has a hollow-spoke design ..and it looks bad-ass
    ...aaaaannnnd the attachment didn't work...
    Ho well, it's an Axis Reverb (5 spoke with a polished lip)with the center spokes in Gunmetal

    But this one would look kinda off the hiz-ook...ish.... if I get the raised center spokes powder-coated to match the Fijian Pearl Blue
    AGAIN!... not working attachment... It's an Enkei Tarmac 5 spoke

    And now for the custom multimedia:
    I'll let you all use your imagination...^_^
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    04 Civic Layout 1.JPG

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    More to come...... Stay "tuned"..literally;)

    COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.........
     
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    neonmike Senior Member VIP

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    lookin good so far keep the updates comin with pictures
     
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    d17type-R Doc Brown says

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    Here you go.... the idea is to have a Voltmeter and Ammeter from Dakota Digital with the black bezels in the bottom holes closest to the center and then cut out a hole to mount a touchscreen.... and and then wrap the whole thing in carbon fibre-look vinyl
    Trunk Lid Stretch.jpg
     
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    neonmike Senior Member VIP

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    nice, is that just raw uncovered fiberglass cause it looks pretty smooth if it is.
     
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    d17type-R Doc Brown says

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    I wish it would be that smooth... less sanding is always a good thing
    ...It's actually the end result of:
    -making a mold of the trunk lid (i think there's a pic with the foil on the lid)
    -glassing the lid
    -cutting out the base shape
    -making "stilts" to hold up the face shape
    -routering the face "plate with a slight roundover with the notch
    to staple fleece to (that way you just sand off the excess
    after glassing the fleece)
    - cutting out the unglassed fleece where the holes had plugs covering them
    -rough sanding first with 80 on a DA sander, then 120 then 150
    -Evercoat Rage Gold (this is THE best shit on the face of the planet!
    -sands like butta!!)
    -then a primer coat to see the pin holes and dimples that I missed
    -then more Rage Gold
    -then a High Build 2-part Body shop quality primer
    -then sand by hand with 220...
    -then you can THINK about finishing it in vinyl or taking it to the paint shop
    .... where they'll most likely wet sand it and primer it again^_^

    I was considering an OEM Aero Kit from the Honda and Acura Accessories site.
    I would want to mould it onto the bumpers though.
    something about having as few extra bits looks cleaner.
    Then I could also french in the Exhaust tips in the center of the rear bumper.
    I saw it on the show version of the prototype 06 Civic
    They had the exhaust tips in the center of the rear bumper.
    I think they should have kept it that way.... my theory is that the back of the car looks more balanced... less lop-sided.

    Of course that means I'm going to have to put a welded notch in the spare tire well for the WSII universal cannister..... but, like I said....
    (read quote);)
     
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