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ct96ek
08-09-2007, 12:13 PM
Here is my new project
96 DX Hatch 160,XXX miles
Family owned for 10 years = beat up
Water in trunk
MOLD
scratches and dents
rust

I plan to make this a fun to drive car I can show if I want

Plans:
Type R front lip
Type R rear lip
Thin side moldings (painted)
factory sideskirts (painted)
Spoon style spoiler
Spoon style mirrors
oem fogs
99-00 tails
CTR style headlights
red racing seats with matching rears and door panels
Engine swap and mods (looking for around 180-200 at the wheels)
shaving and tuck most of the engine bay
complete respray (same color)
16s - something silver w/ polished lip- I need ideas on this one
brake upgrade up front (maybe wilwood)
rear disk conversion

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3853/img1413sg5.jpg

Just for fun - my daily
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6121/img0305hp6.jpg

Gross parts from trunk
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5025/img1425ki9.jpg

Mold
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1945/img1429xt7.jpg

Rust from sitting water
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8306/img1427sy8.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3141/img1418qi0.jpg

Stockness
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7339/img1430ez3.jpg

Rusty mount and alarm
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6879/img1433sl8.jpg

Alarm is out. Some of the worst wiring work I have EVER seen. It is scary to think someone felt as though it was safe
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7276/img1470zu4.jpg

Under the rear seat (YUMMY)
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/128/img1481lu3.jpg

Yes that is a chicken wing found inside the ebrake housing
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4049/img1484jj4.jpg

Leak near tail light
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5457/img1489ob8.jpg

Just a little bit of an upgrade HAHAHA. The old unit had an install date written on it 1995!
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/1487/img1490ws2.jpg

Pinstripe must die!
Many Many hours later and a lot of automotive goo gone
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9092/img1495ej7.jpg


All of the interior pieces have been removed except the dash and headliner. All the mold has been scrubbed out. (It smells much better) Every interior panel was cleaned labeled and hardware was bagged. New head unit is wired and installed. Front bumper and headlights are off. I tried a little DIY on the headlights and I didn't like the way they came out I will bought some. I started taking the grinder to the surface rust in the engine and it seams to be cleaning up nice.

Does anyone know a good way to remove the excessive caulking all over the engine bay?

Turns out someone pulled part of the door seals off and never put them back in the track so that explains some of the mold. I think the rest is from loose tail lights. New carpet, mats and trunk carpet has been ordered.

Most of us eat in our cars every now and then. But who eats wings in their car? come on! I also took some crayon of the interior and found a who bunch of little girls hair clips hahaha. This car will have a very different life now that it is mine!

I either want to start with a B18B wait a while then boost or go big with an H22. I love torque now that I have a g35! So bigger is better. I have been reading a TON on the H22 swap and despite anything scary it sounds soo good. I do not race so I want my power to be more for the streets.

I already have the VTEC bug from my first car which was a J30A1 accord coupe so going B18B might suck until I add boost.

So it seams to be reasonable to say I could source a B18B complete swap for around $2,000 and get a t3/t4 turbo kit with a nice staniless manifold for around $2,500 minus management and tuning?

How it is looking now
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4117/img1575mb5.jpg

Trying a little DIY
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6691/img1576fv6.jpg
I didn't like how this was working so I stopped and now plan to buy some headlights

Interior shot
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/913/img1583uo5.jpg

My paint booth
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5526/img1584sq9.jpg

Had to put something on the car instead of just ripping stuff off. These look much nicer! Plus I wanted to see if new tail light seals tightened down would solve some leaking issues
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/5182/img1586na5.jpg

Rust pit after a little dremel and a small spray paint shot to seal it
http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/5113/img1588cj8.jpg

I HATE broken hardware
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1797/img1590jz5.jpg

Lifted tar from water damage
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1794/img1592yy6.jpg

Everyone knows how much it SUCKS to take an ebrake handle off this car
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8114/img1593sv3.jpg

I just moved in so my garage is still a pit
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/3903/img1594lv0.jpg

Old seat I have laying around. The quality isnt that great and I am buying a new red set so this will probaly end up in my roomates Eclipse project car
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5857/img1595ap4.jpg

If anyone is looking to find a great way to purchase OEM Honda parts online check out
http://www.manchestermotorsports.com
This dealership is extremely nice and their parts department is great. Some of the guys there know a ton. They also have a few nice JDM parts

Need ideas on 16" silver rims with a polished lip
this is one set I found. Like them but I hate to run a wheel that is bad quality. I know nothing about ALT. Anyone know them?
http://www.lwnt.com/wheels/alt-263.JPG

or Silver Rota GT3s
http://www.showstoppersusa.com/Images/rota_gt3silver.jpg

I thought I would start adding some DIY info to my build up. It might be stupid easy stuff for most but some people might find it helpful.

Last nights trip to Manchester Motorsports cost me $531

Parts Purchased
-OEM JDM thin side moldings
-OEM antenna
-OEM ITR Shift Boot
-OEM sun visor and clip
-Depo chrome housing headlights -amber

Honda goodness

Antenna Replacement
My whole interior is pretty much ripped apart so I didn't have to remove the panel below the column. I think this is just 3 or 4 screws and pull to remove. Here you can see where the antenna cable connects to the extension wire coming off the back of the head unit.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9544/img1609smallsk8.jpg
Unplug this cable at the junction

Next take some thin rope and attach it to the line going up to the antenna. You can see I wrapped everything up so it was smooth and nothing would catch.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/2196/img1608smallfv0.jpg

Unscrew the 2 screws on the top of the antenna then pull it right out. Don't go to fast because if something catches you want to be able to back it up and try again.
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/9927/img1606smalldb5.jpg

See the difference
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5835/img1607smallro5.jpg

Now attach the rope to the new antenna the same way and pull the rope back through. Plug the new antenna in and screw it down.

Enjoy tunes!

Silver Bullet
08-09-2007, 12:20 PM
lovin it bro its good to know ur saving a civic instead of killin it get some silver rims....silver on silver FTW

JDM-JNKY
08-09-2007, 12:27 PM
Good looking project you got there GL.

ct96ek
08-09-2007, 12:40 PM
Next

Sun Visor Replacement

I don't know how this was ripped apart but whatever.
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/9896/img1612smallux6.jpg

One of my clips was broken so that has to be replaced also. Just turn it 90 degrees and pull down to remove
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/5053/img1614smallkm1.jpg

Double wrapped for extra protection
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/7008/img1618smallki8.jpg

Screwing this in isn't all that easy because gravity is working against you and the visor is always in the way. Much Better!
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/6648/img1619smallze9.jpg

Silver Bullet
08-09-2007, 12:46 PM
lookin good bro

ct96ek
08-09-2007, 12:47 PM
ITR Shift Boot

Manchester Motorsports was out of OEM CTR boots so I just got an ITR one. The guy at the parts department said it would work and showed me how. These guys are great!
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/1522/img1620smallih6.jpg

Just 2 screws to remove the boot

You can see they are slightly different sizes. The ITR is more narrow and the tabs don't bend. You can either bend the tabs or swap the frames for a perfect fit. I chose frames.
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/6937/img1621smallac9.jpg

Simply flip it over and pull the material off the tabs
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/796/img1623smallnh1.jpg

Attach the ITR boot to the DX frame and screw it back into the console
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/7618/img1624smalloy9.jpg

EK|B
08-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Wow a lot of work ahead, have fun!

98wickedcivic
08-09-2007, 06:00 PM
looking good

Jbuck2KCivic
08-09-2007, 06:24 PM
Looks good, who have alot of work ahead of you.

daboyu978
08-09-2007, 07:13 PM
CTR or type r front lip ? theres a different

daboyu978
08-09-2007, 07:14 PM
( do not race so I want my power to be more for the streets.)

i dont get it

daboyu978
08-09-2007, 07:16 PM
b18b is the cheapest motor out there, $2000 is the biggest ripoff, more like 900 for everything

jdmspivic
08-09-2007, 07:36 PM
Looking good man. ITR BOOT FTW

dwack91
08-09-2007, 07:39 PM
i cant wait till i can do a build

Suanico
08-10-2007, 06:06 AM
looks like you know your shit, good luck with all the work to get that back in tip top again, coming along very nicely

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 08:00 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone

daboyu978- this lip
http://tinypic.com/1t5tuq

and as for my "do not race so I want my power to be more for the streets" comment which I realize now this sounds strange. I meant that I don't want to only feel pull at 6,000 rpm and higher. I will be just cruising around in this and not taking it to the track or trying to street race. I don't want my swap to feel like my Y7 unless I am at WOT. Make more sense?

I have never sourced an engine and was only going by prices I have seen online. I have a few names of places around CT that package up swaps and will be checking with them soon to see what pricing is like. $900 would be cheap and in that case I would be buying something better.

Last night was spend setting up my garage because I couldn't stand to even look at it. It is coming along. Tonight I should get some more work done and will post more pics.

got traction
08-10-2007, 08:04 AM
^^ thats ctr

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 08:30 AM
I was going to just say that but then again some people get confused. So it turns out at $2k I have a lot more options than I thought http://www.car-part.com gave me some prices for local engines and I can afford much better than a B18B.

I can't decide if I want my spoon spoiler to be CF or painted. My mirrors, moldings and lips will all be painted so I might want to paint the spoiler also. I can't find any pics of painted one to see what I think. Anyone have a pic?

Genuine Rolla
08-10-2007, 08:35 AM
nice build up so far

CT :thumbup:

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 08:50 AM
I found a B18B for $700
I found a B16A for $1,800
I found a B18C1 for $1,800
I found a K20A2 for $3,400
I found a K20A3 for $1,000

Genuine Rolla
08-10-2007, 08:52 AM
K20a3, no question about it.

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 09:34 AM
2002 Engine Acura RSX 2.0L,5SPD 14,000 $1000

keep in mind that the K20A3 is the weakest K

2002-2006 Acura RSX
* Displacement: 1998 cc
* Compression: 9.8:1
* Power: 155 hp* (115 kW) @ 6500 rpm
* Torque: 139 ftlbf* (191 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
* Redline: 6800 rpm

you really think I should get this and then turbo

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 10:07 AM
And vtec on a K20A3 is not the same as K20A2
Check out the link and see what you think
https://hybrid-racing.com/general_tech04_pg01.aspx

I will end up spending almost $1,500 on mounts, wiring harness, axles, fuel lines etc....

And if you want to turbo after that the parts are more expensive

daboyu978
08-10-2007, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone

daboyu978- this lip
http://tinypic.com/1t5tuq

and as for my "do not race so I want my power to be more for the streets" comment which I realize now this sounds strange. I meant that I don't want to only feel pull at 6,000 rpm and higher. I will be just cruising around in this and not taking it to the track or trying to street race. I don't want my swap to feel like my Y7 unless I am at WOT. Make more sense?

I have never sourced an engine and was only going by prices I have seen online. I have a few names of places around CT that package up swaps and will be checking with them soon to see what pricing is like. $900 would be cheap and in that case I would be buying something better.

Last night was spend setting up my garage because I couldn't stand to even look at it. It is coming along. Tonight I should get some more work done and will post more pics.

:D make it like dat, it looks hot...n yea dats a ctr

ct96ek
08-10-2007, 02:52 PM
found a great deal on some JDM wheels
4 wheels plus tires for $650 - some curb scarring but it can be cleaned up easily
Kyoho AME Circular GTA 4x100 16x7 2 piece forged rim cast center

http://www.memoryfab.com/wheels/used/imgmed_20060213022912_1.jpg

Silver with polished lip just like i wanted plus JDM!!

What do you think?

D Grade
08-10-2007, 03:01 PM
Nice pick up. Nice future mods too. I would go with a B-18C1 from an Integra GSR, CTR headlights instead of stock USDM chromes, and I would stick with the GT3's in 16", but I would go with red instead of silver rim w/polished lip. I dunno why, but red on silver looks absolute sex and I think the red GT3's would really bring that car to life.

Doesn't help that I'm partial. I have everything I meantioned on my EM1 besides the GT3's which are coming soon. ;)

And yes, model your car after that silver hatch above, except with GT3's in red. :)

ct96ek
08-13-2007, 08:44 AM
Those AME wheels are a +34 offset is that big enough to run on my car?

Genuine Rolla
08-13-2007, 08:46 AM
i'm running a +35 on mine...at one or two rubbing issues when first mounted but no biggie.

denracho
08-13-2007, 12:55 PM
gsr atw..gudluck on the build

Hecz
08-13-2007, 01:00 PM
hey, can you sell me your dx wing??

ct96ek
08-16-2007, 10:19 AM
So a little more work has been done.

After fixing the door seal and tailights with a new seal there are no leaks! My roomate and I pulled the car out of the garage and checked it over before reinstalling anything.

Car pulled out of the garage still wet from the leak test
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/4836/img1698smalldx5.jpg
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/1205/img1701smallib0.jpg

Smashed mirror- Not using them anyways. Anyone need a passenger mirror? That reminds me I need to go buy my mirrors.
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1638/img1703smallwy0.jpg

A little rattle can for the rust removed area of the trunk
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/4471/img1699smalloh5.jpg


Carpet Install
I bought the carpet from stockinteriors.com and I am happy with their product and service. I received email notifications and they had tracking links right from their site. I will buy from them again!
I have done this before and it takes patience.
-I am starting with a gutted car so this will take a lot more time if you need to remove your interior
-Start by laying the old carpet over the new one as pictured.
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/1842/img1696smallxn3.jpg
-Make 2 cuts one for shift knob and one for ebrake. Make these straight and in the middle of the old openings. You will enlarge this openings later.
-Put the carpet into the car through the trunk and pull it towards the dash.
-Match up the carpet using the tunnel
-You can remove the rusty supports under the center of the dash or cut around them for now. I chose to cut around because these bolts were in tight. I did this by making a straight cut in the middle of the carpet and feeding the carpet forward while cutting until the ebrake and shifter could fit in their holes.
-Now form the carpet into place as much as possible. It will seam loose but that is normal.
-Start trimming the edges of the carpet. There will be extra on every edge. Keep referencing the old carpet to help. Remember to take little by little because you can always cut off more but you never can add more.
-Once the carpet edges are trimmed I move to the shifter and ebrake and cut the openings larger and larger until everything I need is exposed.
-Now move to the smaller holes. you will need to cut out for the seat bracket holes, seat belt detector wire and dead pedal.
-Next make sure the holes are visible for the tabs on the rear seat bottoms
-Now re-install the door sills to make sure all the clips can go in the holes without carpet in the way. You will have to make more cuts around the trunk and gas cap release levers as well as a hole for the seat belt.
-Re-install you center console and then seats

ct96ek
08-22-2007, 05:03 PM
So I am picking up my moldings today but my headlights still haven't come in. ARG! I will be reinstalling the rest of the interior tonight as well as removing the old molding. I am also going to order mirrors, spoiler and some interior pieces while I am Manchester Motorsports.

So I will probably be purchasing those AME Circular GTAs because I have never seen anyone else rocking them and you can't beat a forged rim with tires for only $650! They should look something similar to this when on the car.
http://digitalhorizon-online.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DSC_5262%7E0.jpg

I LOVE these new SSRs anyone know of a company selling them yet? Price? I think like $450 a wheel. Ouch!
http://more-japan.com/skin1/images/SSR/SSR/ms1r/wheel02.jpg

ImportFan1
08-22-2007, 05:12 PM
This car has come a long way man. Keep up the good work. Cant wait to see more progress on this shit.

Jbuck2KCivic
08-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Anything wrong with those AME wheels, just sounds kinda cheap.

ST8JDM
08-22-2007, 05:14 PM
can i have your old head lights you wont use them ? ill pay for shipping

ST8JDM
08-22-2007, 05:20 PM
looking at your pics remaind me of my car lol if i had to do it again i'll do so in a <3 beet

Phantom Civic
08-22-2007, 05:23 PM
:shock:

Hella SWEET!!!

Motivation baby!!

99EBPSi
08-22-2007, 05:25 PM
:thumbs up

ct96ek
08-22-2007, 05:29 PM
The AME wheels have minor curb scrape that I can polish out no prob.
I need to get to some body shops for quotes but no one is open on Saturday and most close by 5pm which is before I get out of work. Anyone know some good body shops in central CT?

ImportFan1
08-22-2007, 05:42 PM
PM Jezek. I bet you he knows of a few good places.

Enjoi
08-23-2007, 09:34 PM
i'd love to have a project car like that. looks like you're having fun man

ct96ek
08-23-2007, 11:19 PM
More Parts

So yesturday I ordered more parts from Manchester Motorsports. Thanks for the help Doug if you are checking this out!

- Spoon style paintable spoiler with led
- CTR front and rear lip
- a few interior pieces
- driver side rear window trim
- CTR grill
- hood release wire

Parts
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5395/img1710ss5.jpg

Hood Release Cable
Interior put back together a bit. Starting the hood release cable install
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/998/img1712tj8.jpg

Here is the broken cable end which snapped when someone pulled on jammed up cable
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/3705/img1713xa4.jpg
-Start by removing the panel which is clearly missing in this picture and on the floor in the last picture. It is held on by 2 plastic pins which are very obvious
-Next unbolt this end of the cable

If you are looking at the latch you will see the cable comes from the driver side curls back around and enters the latch from the passenger side. This cable is held in place by a bunch of clips which you can see poking through the metal in this picture. There are also 2 clips in the fender well which can be reached by just taking off the fender liner. ( I HATE taking off fender liners) I tried to remove the cable from the latch without removing the latch from the car. It is much easier to just undo the 3 10mm bolts.
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7668/img1716tf3.jpg

Latch removed
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9258/img1720lq1.jpg

Mine wasn't working great because of how gross it was!
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6558/img1723qy3.jpg

Lots of chemicals and elbow grease later
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/913/img1732pg1.jpg
A WORKING LATCH AND CABLE


Side Molding is coming off. Not so easy but it has to go!
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5954/img1724le9.jpg

Rear lip just hangin
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2306/img1729wt3.jpg
I went with ABS Dynamics stuff because I have heard good things about there fitment. This came with complete mounting hardware for $89.95 so I am happy.

The rest of the parts are on order and I will pick them up next Wednesday.

xenoicity
08-24-2007, 02:15 AM
awesome build....

ImportFan1
08-24-2007, 07:59 AM
Looking good man.

ct96ek
08-24-2007, 11:25 AM
If anyone has any questions about the build or how to do something let me know. I like to help out even if you may think it is a stupid question.

ct96ek
10-10-2007, 08:48 AM
And it starts! Unplugging everything
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4412/img1845smallpy3.jpg

Harness Charming
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2382/img1848smalliz9.jpg

Roll it outside
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8614/img1852smalldz9.jpg

Stripped for paint. What do you thing of the wheels?
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2466/img1853smallaw1.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/74/img1854smallhc3.jpg

Ross getting the exhaust unstuck
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7469/img1857smallci0.jpg

Axle curls
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5594/img1859smallgj3.jpg

Goodbye
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1958/img1862smallnm2.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7907/img1863smallnd3.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7273/img1864smallry2.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2923/img1867smallzr8.jpg

Powered by me
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1660/img1869smallmk9.jpg

The garage hard at work
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5459/img1876smallmp2.jpg

Can't do an engine swap without this pic
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7053/img1878smallap4.jpg

Ross hung a trophy from the weekend of fun
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5750/img1884smallnv8.jpg

infam0us3o5
10-10-2007, 09:52 AM
sickk build dude, cant wait to see it when it's finished

EgHatch93
10-10-2007, 10:05 AM
Very nice work... Cant wait :) And how much was that latch cable?

Hecz
10-10-2007, 10:12 AM
Hey, can you sell me your OE wing?
and your front mud guards if you got em?

ct96ek
10-10-2007, 10:13 AM
I am going to post the exact cost of everything soon so people know how much it takes to do this. I think the cable was around $30 from Manchester Honda.

EgHatch93
10-10-2007, 10:14 AM
Alright thanks :)

99_<ivi>_SI
10-10-2007, 10:34 AM
man i with i had a garage to do something like this...comin along great bro

Hecz
10-10-2007, 10:40 AM
man i wish i had a garage

:word:

ct96ek
10-12-2007, 09:09 AM
Item Cost
Purchase Price $3,853.34
Carbon Fiber Cargo Cover $164.22
Type R Rear Lip $89.95
Hood Latch Cable $17.25
Type R Grill $69.95
Type R Front Lip $89.95
Spoon Style Spoiler $159.95
Side Window Garnish $18.87
Side Window Garnish Clip A $4.02
Side Window Garnish Clip B $4.02
Steering Column Trim $30.00
Si E-brake Cable L $48.70
Si E-brake Cable R $48.70
Rear H Emblem $18.78
Tuner Lugs $48.00
Lug Key $6.75
JDM Side Moldings $179.95
Headlights DEPO $189.95
Sunvisor $44.21
Antenna $31.82
ITR Shift Boot $49.95
Holder $5.52
Cotter pins $0.70
Cotter pins $5.76
Bosch Icon Wiper Blades $37.88
Rear Wiper Blade $5.00
Suspension Combo $1,149.89
Carpet $109.20
Floor Mats $54.95
Extra Carpet For Trunk $29.95
Shipping For Carpet Stuff $34.95
Wheels $650.00
Clutch Pedal Cover $3.00
Total So Far $7,255.13


There are more things than this I am sure I am forgetting. I have yet to add in stuff like sand paper, cleaning supplies, spray paint, dremel bits....etc.
I am not counting tools in this number because they are not just for this project.

I don't like looking at that number but I don't have a ton left. But what I have left is expensive. Engine, mounts, axles, paint, racing seats, brakes, upholstery and a few others. My goal was to finish this for under $15 so I think I should be ok.

katsiki
10-12-2007, 09:32 AM
Harness Charming
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2382/img1848smalliz9.jpg
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::h aha:

imbcruz
10-12-2007, 09:37 AM
Great Build up keep up the good work and you should stay way under $15 I'm already Under $606.00 all I ordered was Stock bumpers fenders and some reinforcment crap... your car is alrady looking 10 tens better than mine.. I have a Long ways to go...

JMan8108
10-12-2007, 09:41 AM
Car is making a lot of progress good job.

Silver Bullet
10-12-2007, 09:48 AM
damn comin out nice....

ImportFan1
10-12-2007, 09:50 AM
Comin along man. How much of a pain was the latch cable? I need to get around to replacing mine since the hadle broke off. I have had a new once for like a year just havent got around to it.

ct96ek
10-12-2007, 10:06 AM
It wasn't bad the only part that sucks is the 2 or 3 clips in the fender well. If you take the liner out it is easy but you don't have to. When I did it I was still driving the car so I didn't want to take it completely apart. I only undid a few clips and was able to pull it through. Just unbolt the latch to get the cable off, it makes things so much easier.

ImportFan1
10-12-2007, 11:19 AM
i have seen some people take off the fender to do this. how much of a pain is that to do?

ct96ek
10-12-2007, 11:33 AM
Unless your neck refuses to allow you to look up this is not necessary. If you try to take the fender off you could have all kinds of bad things happen. You could scratch it, mess up the alignment of the panels... whatever. It is not that undoing the bolts on fenders is difficult, its just an unnecessary step. In order to take off the fender you would need to take the liner off anyway. So why bother. Yes you can easily see and reach everything with the fender off. It probably takes 15 min to take the liner off if all the clips give you a hard time. Then another 15 to do the fender if you want.

ImportFan1
10-12-2007, 11:38 AM
Ok. Thanks. How hard are the clips to get off? Did you end up breaking any?

Rand0m
10-12-2007, 11:45 AM
lookin good so far big daddy :thumbs up

ct96ek
10-12-2007, 11:47 AM
random- Big Daddy? Really?

I broke a bunch but didn't even try to be careful with them because most of my car is being replaced. Those clips always suck but you can get a ton of them at autozone for almost nothing

ImportFan1
10-12-2007, 12:01 PM
Ok. I might go out and get a few b4 i start so i can just replace them when i break them

AChase
02-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Hey ct, I have a question for you, what type of paint do you use to paint the raw metal under the seats and everything. I stripped my rear seats out and would like to paint all that nasty shit, after cleaning of course. So do you have any suggestions or anything.

BTW, awesome build, i have a silver 97 cx and love what your doing, wish I had the cash for a engine swap. lol, but SOHC ALL THE WAY

ct96ek
02-10-2008, 01:49 PM
I just used some color matched generic stuff from autozone. I am reinstalling the full interior so I didn't really care how perfect this was. I just got rid of the rust and needed something to seal it.

I am going to go get come more pics because a lot has happened and I need to update.

ct96ek
02-22-2008, 08:23 AM
It has been WAY too long since I have updated.

The holiday season hurt the wallet so spending on the car was put on hold. Good thing most of the work I needed to do is just labor and my time is free. So here it goes....

Just in case you didn't trust that these wheels were from Japan.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4408/dsc00010lk2.jpg

The dash is out in order to tuck my fuse box into the glove compartment and I also needed tear apart my heating system. The previous owners must have parked it in the forest because the heater unit had about an inch of dirt, leaves and nuts in it.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/681/dsc00012wz2.jpg

Bumpers, lips, mirrors, spoiler, JDM moldings, grill, license surrounds and rocker panels sitting in the car ready to roll to paint.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5337/dsc00013ar6.jpg

Sitting and waiting to be painted
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6780/dsc00014cv7.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5316/dsc00016ty6.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2483/dsc00019gq0.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2258/dsc00021md9.jpg

Somehow a crazy amount of dirty got inside this bumper support. I don't really understand how. I blew it out with the compressor and the whole garage filled with dirt.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1194/dsc00022qn6.jpg

I am not looking forward to dealing with all this wiring
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4045/dsc00023ap3.jpg

While cleaning out the heater unit I was moving the flaps in order to get all the dirt out. One of the flaps snapped in my hand AHHHH. I new unit from Honda is about $380 because it comes with a new heater core. So off to the salvage and $75 later I have another one with another heater core and wiring harness.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/87/dsc00024bj7.jpg

The D is just hanging around waiting for someone to buy it. Anyone interested? Make me an offer.
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9545/dsc00025ry9.jpg

I had to get a before shot of the suspension. Everything will be blasted and coated before I am done with it. But that will come after the paint.
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6899/dsc00027sz0.jpg

Roof molding out
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9743/dsc00033qx1.jpg

Cleaned up the master and with dremel and a little wire wheel. I am thinking about spraying these black. They will def get new reservoirs.
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7316/dsc00037dp6.jpg

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6345/dsc00039oq8.jpg

Wiring madness
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/194/dsc00050ix5.jpg

My roomate's Eclipse is not an abandoned project and the car has been crushed. We still have a ton of parts to sell off.
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9480/dsc00046vl7.jpg

Garage pics
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7488/dsc00049tg2.jpg

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/792/dsc00055mk9.jpg

Suanico
02-22-2008, 02:15 PM
bump for the panasonic stereo i use to rock in 1999! good progress man, nice to see you cleaned your garage when the funds were low and you were spending your time putting on new shit. what motor did yo decide to go with?

ct96ek
02-22-2008, 02:20 PM
I think I have my heart set on a mild H22 NA build. I found a local engine builder with a great rep who I want to use. I hate to go all this way and not do it right.

So I finally got my painter to look at the car and work up a quote for me. The price he gave me seems a little bit much. He said $2,750 cash - $600 for materials and the rest labor. He will be smothing out the seam sealer areas and welding patches for the rear wheel wells. What do you all thing? He does do AMAZING work.

ImportFan1
02-22-2008, 05:28 PM
What color are you going to paint it?

ct96ek
02-22-2008, 06:49 PM
I am staying with the same color - VSM just because I don't want to pay to paint the door jams and interior. I would not want the car to be 2 different colors.

wfw12
02-22-2008, 11:09 PM
great progress so far. cant wait to see it all done

cerasoli1188
03-20-2008, 06:29 PM
sweet project man I wanna see how this comes out

ct96ek
03-20-2008, 06:37 PM
Some update pics from the body shop

Bumpers all fixed
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4536/img2360xb6.jpg

No more Honda cancer
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9145/img2362rd9.jpg

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/3745/img2363gh1.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/6417/img2365yb4.jpg

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7550/img2367xx8.jpg

They have had the car for 4 days and this is the progress. They are great guys and I might bring them a disposable so they can take pics of it in the booth.

ct96ek
03-20-2008, 07:30 PM
bump for fixed first page pics

ImportFan1
03-20-2008, 10:00 PM
Looking good man.

JDMJNKY
03-20-2008, 10:50 PM
good work. love the detail.

Bruckhoff_34
03-21-2008, 02:56 AM
good work. love the detail.

X2 this is a great build to watch. keep up the good work!

ct96ek
03-21-2008, 08:09 PM
After paint its going up on the jack stands to redo the suspension. Everything is coming off, getting blasted, coated with POR15 or Rust Bullet then reinstalled with new bushings and hardware where it is needed. Fastbrakes 11 inch Integra kit up front and some si discs out back all new of course. Stainless brake hoses, new hubs/bearings...etc. Then the wheels go to be refinished. Rear seats will go to upholstery to get matched to the racing seats I don't have yet. Then the interior back in with the fuse box in the glove box and the battery either infront of the front wheels or boxed in the trunk. Still can't decide if I can live with out a sub. Then finally on to the engine.

biglou954
03-21-2008, 08:33 PM
nice bro!

ct96ek
03-21-2008, 08:34 PM
The Engine.....

I still need to learn the answers to some of my questions when it comes to my potential swap. After comparing my goals, the financial limits and what is available I think I have decided.

I am afraid of boost for many reasons some of which are stupid. Probably because this fall I went on a mountain run with my g35/350z club (fast driving through curving country roads up here in the northeast) I saw a VQ spit chucks of block and oil all over the road infront of me.

So I want to stay NA and not go crazy with high compression and an aggressive cam. SOOOO I am thinking I want to just go H22 and not care about all of the weight issues everyone wines about. I would have the engine torn down hot tanked and re-assembled with new rings, bearings and gaskets. Just do bolt-ons and call it a day.

The question I have are:
In order to pass inspection in CT (which for 96+ is just plugging in and checking for CEL type stuff) I need to stay ODB II. That would mean I need a 97+ H22 which is easy to find around here and pretty cheap. But will I have immobilizer problems?


Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

ct96ek
03-24-2008, 06:57 PM
New pics from the body shop!

Before
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/1183/n3802836313963629639gp8.jpg

During
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9191/img2423gs3.jpg

After
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5393/img2426lg5.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9564/img2428ej9.jpg

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/2695/img2429yg8.jpg

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8359/img2430fh8.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4383/img2431md2.jpg

ImportFan1
03-24-2008, 07:15 PM
Very well done.

QzFiNeST107
03-24-2008, 11:50 PM
hatch looks really clean

ct96ek
03-27-2008, 10:11 PM
Painter is taking longer than he said. WHAT A SUPRISE! Haha He hasn't touched the car since Monday. I am in no rush but I got so excited after seeing the bay painted on Monday. I can't wait to get to work again.

Suanico
03-28-2008, 03:53 AM
WOW! I like seeing body work getting done correctly!

Mr. Jollypants
03-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Awesome progress.. :thumbs up:

Jezek
03-28-2008, 06:01 PM
man, can I have it when you're done?

looks good man

ImportFan1
03-28-2008, 06:04 PM
your just jealous Jezek...

ct96ek
03-31-2008, 10:08 PM
Painter has now gone a week without doing anything to the car. I stopped in to see it on my way home from work and found it outside in the rain with no tarp. So my new carpet is now wet and I am sure more mold is growing as we speak AHHHHHH! He is getting an earful tomorrow.

QzFiNeST107
03-31-2008, 10:22 PM
Painter has now gone a week without doing anything to the car. I stopped in to see it on my way home from work and found it outside in the rain with no tarp. So my new carpet is now wet and I am sure more mold is growing as we speak AHHHHHH! He is getting an earful tomorrow.

i would be so mad, and take it to a different painter:x

808EK96
03-31-2008, 10:23 PM
Great progress ! Keep it up

ct96ek
04-04-2008, 12:12 AM
Fun packages in the mail today from Swagelok and BoltDepot

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8379/img2444bd4.jpg

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6472/img2449pg4.jpg

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/5901/img2450rj1.jpg

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8341/img2446wj1.jpg

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/7744/img2451pd2.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/538/img2453nv2.jpg

tnk
04-04-2008, 09:59 PM
progress lookz great man, keep it up!

somejaykid
04-04-2008, 10:42 PM
wow awesome project car man keep us posted with your ride

ct96ek
04-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Trying to sell a few parts from the build
http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=139662

ct96ek
04-10-2008, 06:08 AM
Body is done and I am picking it up today. They are painting all of the other pieces today.

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5521/img2476zc9.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3148/img2478fs2.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/9162/img2479em0.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8049/img2482ft3.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4837/img2483kg4.jpg

pmac193
04-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Paint looks great!

808EK96
04-10-2008, 02:43 PM
Looks Good !

Bruckhoff_34
04-10-2008, 02:44 PM
nice fresh paint!

ct96ek
04-11-2008, 07:05 AM
I need some help/advice. Last night we dropped the suspension but 2 bolts are stuck. The left lca bolt on the body and a trailing arm bolt on the right side. My impact can't move them and I snapped a craftsman socket using my torque wrench. Any suggestions? I already pb blasted them. When I heated the lca bolt a little we just ended up screwing up the head a bit.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7099/img2488pc1.jpg

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4457/img2489gv1.jpg

ZachUA
04-11-2008, 12:11 PM
Looks great dude!

You might have to cut that bastage out with a sawzall (assuming you can squeeze the blade in there). You can also break the bolt in half or twist the end of it off if you use a strong enough socket and a breaker bar. I've broken them in half before when someone cross threaded a nut on the end.

ct96ek
04-11-2008, 01:40 PM
I was frustrated last night and needed to stop trying. I will give it another go tonight and hopefully I will have some success. I can always cut the LCA bolt but the other one I can't. I have a complete new suspension going in the back so I am not worried about any other bolts. Here is what is going in for brakes / suspension:

Rebuilt Integra Front Calipers
11" Front Rotors
Fastbrakes Adapter Bracket
New Front Bearings
New OEM Front Hubs
Sand-blasted and Coated Front LCAs and Forks
Function and Form Type 2 Coilovers
Blox Front Upper Control Arms
New Ball Joint
Blox Rear LCA - Black
99-00 Si New OEM Rear Trailing Arms
Si Rear Rotors
Rebuilt Si Rear Calipers
New OEM Rear Bearings and Hubs

Rand0m
04-11-2008, 01:58 PM
:thumbs up

ryanM
04-11-2008, 02:17 PM
lookin good, i'm definitely going to keep up with this thread.

ct96ek
04-13-2008, 10:14 PM
More Updates

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2647/img2484lk4.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5673/img2485lo5.jpg

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3579/img2487jz0.jpg

Does anyone know what this is for?
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/5355/img2490ut1.jpg

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/2545/img2491ov8.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4533/img2492ja6.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6730/img2493xa6.jpg

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/126/img2494yw6.jpg

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3319/img2495qs6.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6095/img2498cy7.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4980/img2499dp2.jpg

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2229/img2501uw4.jpg

De-looming the harnesses
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7929/img2502yj3.jpg

EastCoastEK
04-13-2008, 11:34 PM
This is coming along great! Very inspiring to see the build, literally, from the ground up. Keep it up! Did you go with the Depo CTR style (gunmetal) headlights? You mentioned that they were chrome. Please continue to keep us posted. LongGrain approves, so you have to. (He doesn't just approve anybody!)

CivEx1021
04-13-2008, 11:45 PM
More Updates

Does anyone know what this is for?
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/5355/img2490ut1.jpg

if thats what i think.. i had my tach wired into that to read the rpms.. was it under the hood on the driver side like right by the fire wall mayb by the top strut mount

ct96ek
04-13-2008, 11:55 PM
ya I knew that was where it was but wasn't sure what it did seeing as it wasn't plugged into anything. I was just going to coil up the wires and keep it under the dash if I don't need it in the bay. Don't worry all the wire will get loom I was just getting started on the wires to see what I will need to extend. So far only the brake fluid level wires will need to be extended.

As for the headlights they are More SIR than CTR. I will have to put a pic up. Imagine the standard 96-98 USDM headlights but all clear instead of amber.

Genuine Rolla
04-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Nice progress man..!!

boostedb16
04-14-2008, 09:32 PM
how can someone install a head unit in a 96 civic in 1995?

ImportFan1
04-14-2008, 09:46 PM
The original owner probably installed it right after they got the car in the end of 1995.

boostedb16
04-14-2008, 10:13 PM
The original owner probably installed it right after they got the car in the end of 1995.
oh ok, did not think about that.

ct96ek
04-18-2008, 06:45 AM
The rest of the pieces at paint
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3457/img2503ph0.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3947/img2504ok9.jpg

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7152/img2506ex9.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3125/img2507eb0.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8263/img2508sw8.jpg

I loved this layout
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3487/img2510cp4.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/692/img2511ko1.jpg

daboyu978
04-18-2008, 05:32 PM
looks good now

ct96ek
06-06-2008, 04:34 PM
The rear end is all installed
- Completely new Si rear trailing arm assembly is in place with caliper and rotor
-blox lca installed
-skunk2 rear upper control arms in
-new undercoating on rear under support area (after hearing up the bolt it was all bubbled)
-coilovers in

Front end installed
-all honda oem pieces sandblasted, etching primered then finished in black
-new bearing and hub installed
-replaced lower ball joint
-blox upper control arms in
-coilovers in
-fastbrakes 11" caliper adapter in
-integra calipers on (had to be machined a little bit to allow clearance - which fastbrakes does not mention on their website)
-88-91 VW Corrado 11" front rotors on


We bolted up new wheels to see what it looked and check clearances.
Then we put it down on the ground and rolled it out of the garage to clean up underneath.

I thought I set the coilovers nice and high but the rear end is slammed and I am sure if an engine was in it then the front would be also. I LOVE the look. The wheels are unique and are a perfect color match.

Next items on the list
-possibly install a little sound deadening material
-reinstall interior
- mount fusebox in glovebox
-reloom wires

and most of all DECIDE ON AN ENGINE SETUP

The suspension is on and the car is rolling!! I just had it towed back to my apartment on Saturday in order to finish the rest of the assembly. Here are the pics I shot before the tow truck arrived.

Si rear installed - i will have a better pic when I install the brake hoses
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3186/img2515xf8.jpg

Rear spoiler came out ok - Gap is good. It still has a little bit of wave to it
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/5326/img0323rf0.jpg

PRETTY
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6858/img0320dp0.jpg

Lots of stuff coming along for the ride
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/4414/img0318si1.jpg

The reason it was at my parents in the first place - My neighbors didn't like the sound of my compressor or impact gun very much
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/488/img0316jb2.jpg

My toys
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/275/img0296wz1.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5710/img0315cq7.jpg

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4571/img0314mb9.jpg

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/9282/img0312cx5.jpg

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2816/img0304hq7.jpg

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/8859/img0303ax5.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/6052/img0301rf8.jpg

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7576/img0300ho2.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8006/img0299lj2.jpg

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/131/img0297bp7.jpg

Engine bay looking clean - new brake lines and painted crossmember
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9593/img0306vo0.jpg

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4096/img0307ac9.jpg

Inside looking a little crazy
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/4407/img0305hd9.jpg


Now that the car is back at my place working on it is much easier with all my tools and no travel time. The dash is next to go in followed by the rest of the interior. We will be modifying the glovebox to mount the fusebox.

bumper not installed just hangin
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8654/img0368ul2.jpg

EK_Stunna
06-06-2008, 07:09 PM
good work. paint looks awesome.

Sammo115
06-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Wow, What a progress. :thumbup: Whats gonna be the motor thats gonna makes its home inside this shell?

ImportFan1
06-07-2008, 01:31 PM
Very nice progress man.

Bruckhoff_34
06-07-2008, 03:57 PM
gets better and better. I love your DD also!

A-2-B
06-07-2008, 04:11 PM
sounds like its gonna be clean one

ct96ek
06-09-2008, 08:20 AM
Installed new clutch res with new painted bracket, painted cap, and stainless hardware
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5751/img0372gj9.jpg

painted wiper fluid res and hood bumpers
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8500/img0373hp1.jpg

dash going back in
http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/1410/img0374df4.jpg

everyone's favorite tool
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6338/img0379sd4.jpg

dash in - it is so nice to have that steering wheel bolted in
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/16/img0380yw2.jpg

ct96ek
06-09-2008, 10:23 AM
You can see the fuse box wires coming out of the glove box in the above pictures. We have modified the box to fit in the glove box so now all I have to do it mount it and run the larger gauge wires. I still can't decide if I want to buy a relocate kit or just a small sealed battery. Next we will get the door panels and speakers installed. I need to fiberglass the door sails to accept my tweeters. The rest of the interior is not a problem and should be in quickly.

808EK96
06-09-2008, 10:43 AM
Its coming along nicely !

Quebec_Civic
06-09-2008, 06:39 PM
dam i like this build more and more

Omar EJ6
06-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Love the build up, nicee to see your taking care of the hatch and not letting her loose.

Keep us updated !

ct96ek
06-16-2008, 10:55 AM
A few more pics

I have no idea why I put the center console back in because it all needs to be replaced
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1345/img0389lb3.jpg

Rear bumper support was sent to be cleaned / powdercoated because it was so bad
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/4542/img0381qz5.jpg

I love that my entire rear suspension is brand new!
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/926/img0385dr2.jpg

Yes I know this tire needs air it has a slow leek somewhere
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6688/img0386qd9.jpg

I might want to repaint the lower beam with a different black. I had to redo the undercoat after fighting the bolts.
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2870/img0387tz8.jpg

Genuine Rolla
06-16-2008, 11:06 AM
Nice updates broski..! :thumbs up

ct96ek
06-16-2008, 11:52 AM
I need to clean up the area under the rear bumper. You can see some exhaust damage, road grime and a little surface rust. I just need to roll it outside clean in off and spray bomb it. And dremel the rust of course

TomTomTuning
06-16-2008, 11:58 AM
Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ct96ek
06-25-2008, 07:46 AM
Life has been busy lately. My roommate moved out and my fiancee moved in on Saturday. I have been busy moving stuff around in the apartment. The wedding is a month away on July 26th so things have been busy with that as well.

Good news is I have a ton more room for tools and parts now that I am not sharing the garage with my roommate. I will be using some of the gift money from the wedding to buy the engine! I think I should make it my goal to have this done by September 9th as a birthday present to myself!!!

Rear bumper support is back from chemical dip and powder coat! It looks great! It came out so much better than I could have done with grinders and spray paint. You can see where the rust damaged the metal (it even went all the way through in a couple spots)

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/7992/img0401dc3.jpg

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9755/img0399hg8.jpg

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/4686/img0400yk4.jpg

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/507/img0398kj9.jpg

I will also post some new garage pics now that I am re-organizing.

TomTomTuning
06-25-2008, 08:13 AM
Wow.. love the attention to detail!!! Very very nice.. keep up the awesome work!!!

Raabe
06-25-2008, 11:51 AM
this build is amazing to watch :thumbup:

ct96ek
06-25-2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the love!

highneo
06-25-2008, 03:20 PM
just went through this whole thread. it's awesome.

rdk
06-26-2008, 06:31 AM
just went through this whole thread. it's awesome.
yeaahh me too :cool:
nice biuld up, can't wait to see more progress :twisted:

TiiM iiS l3eAsT
06-26-2008, 05:23 PM
lookin good keep up the good work!!!

RazzMaChazz
06-26-2008, 09:51 PM
just read the whole thread.
great job so far, amazing attention to detail.
loving it, can't wait to see the results.

s_crowley 17
06-29-2008, 03:22 PM
hey bro, your front end is what mine is going to look like in a few weeks but im just wondering where you got your lip, what kind (ABS.. etc.) and how much they charged you for paint. let me know , thanks

TECH N9NE
06-29-2008, 04:17 PM
This thread is what it's all about.

Great work man, may I ask what you do for a living?

NYGraFFit1
06-29-2008, 04:23 PM
good god this is coming along smoothly. wow just wow

Jbuck2KCivic
06-29-2008, 04:37 PM
What motor are you going with?

ct96ek
06-30-2008, 08:32 AM
highneo, rdk, Chaos, RazzMaChazz, TECH N9NE, NYGraFFit1 - Thanks for all the props, it's always nice to know other people like what you are doing!

scrowley17 - The front lip was hard black plastic and it came from Manchester Motorsports. I think they buy all that stuff from Matrix Racing who is a distributor who probably just buys it from China like everyone else. I would not buy this front lip or grill again because the quality isn't top notch. I now I will be messing up the lip when I am so low so it will be replaced eventually. I have learned a lot since I started this build and I would do a few things differently now. The total cost of paint was $2,550. Which reminds me I need to update how much I have spent.

TECH N9NE - I currently do Marketing and Parts Development for TASAuto.com. We sell parts for 90-02 Accords and are a vendor here on Honda-Tech.

Jbuck2KCivic - Most likely I will be running a 97+ H22. I am doing to be buying one used locally in the beginning of August and then will have it rebuilt. Still not sure how crazy I want to go with internals.

Hopefully I can get something done this week so I can post an update.

ct96ek
07-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Since Friday I don't have to work I am thinking Thursday night I can get some more done.
Goals will be:
Install door panels and front speakers
Start fabrication of door sails with tweeters
Install the rest of the interior
Clean and respray the area under the rear bumper
Remount rear bumper support
Mount rear bumper

TopGear_
07-02-2008, 11:12 AM
so far it looks awesome! i will be following this

ct96ek
07-04-2008, 11:00 AM
Last night was very productive. I didn't get as much done as planned but that always happens.

Here you can see the rust, road tar and exhaust damage that was all over the back
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/7992/img0401dc3.jpg

After Turtle Wax bug and tar remover, dremel, etching primer, silver spray paint, black spray paint and elbow grease
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7749/img0403fr4.jpg

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/1157/img0405wz9.jpg

And now that it is all clean time for the bumper
http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/5703/img0412sd6.jpg

The garage at the end of the night. I added an old pc for music and service manuals.
http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/5382/img0410ng7.jpg

A little detail I forgot to show before. I refinished the tow hooks and added new stainless hardware
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/9039/img0419ga8.jpg

Still looks good in the morning
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3058/img0418oi3.jpg

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/2103/img0416pk9.jpg

KScivic
07-05-2008, 05:26 PM
Glad to see your here too, fucking JDMC is down, again...

ct96ek
07-06-2008, 03:28 PM
I installed the side skirts and front bumper so that I could get a look at the whole exterior then rolled it outside for some pics. I am really loving the wheels now. I still need to adjust the bumpers to eliminate some gaps.

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/1913/img0420li2.jpg

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/5523/img0421xu1.jpg

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/1288/img0426tr4.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6909/img0427wh4.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4904/img0431kn9.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/civic.jpg

apekd
07-06-2008, 03:55 PM
keep it up man, this is one sick EK

pmac193
07-06-2008, 04:05 PM
It needs something to contrast all that silver.

ct96ek
07-07-2008, 09:46 AM
I LOVE SILVER! The interior will provide some contrast. I still can't decide if I want to go red or blue with the upholstery. I would love some blue DC5 recaros but I don't think that is in the budget. We will see....

ct96ek
07-07-2008, 10:42 AM
I love a good before and after

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3853/img1413sg5.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4904/img0431kn9.jpg

vid_man
07-07-2008, 01:28 PM
car looks lovely bro big props too u

ej8eli
07-07-2008, 04:35 PM
Damn nice before and after! Great build progress man, can't wait to see more :thumbs up

ct96ek
07-07-2008, 09:26 PM
I did some work on the front component speakers. They are a pair of really nice 6.5" Alpine components I got back in the day. They took some serious modification to both the speaker and the door panel to fit.

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8853/img0433tt7.jpg

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1908/img0434nx2.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7278/img0436fu9.jpg

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5585/img0437pj2.jpg

Another garage shot
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7848/img0435qe8.jpg

matt96ex
07-07-2008, 09:40 PM
this build is absolutely amazing! loving every bit of it!
props to great work so far and im looking forward to seeing more!

ct96ek
07-08-2008, 07:49 AM
Thanks for all the encouragement. I am trying to do things right and not overlook any details and it seams to be paying off.

I have some good news...I FOUND ONE! I found a 37820-P13-A12 ECU! This is the answer to my engine troubles. It is a 1996 OBD2A Prelude VTEC ECU. The only OBD2 Prelude ECU that does not have an immobilizer in it. They are very hard to find and can sell for up to $400. Now I can get my H22!

s_crowley 17
07-10-2008, 06:17 PM
some ct-r mirrors would defanitly finish off that exterior !

ct96ek
07-14-2008, 09:28 AM
The ECU is here and looks to be in good condition. I popped the covers off and nothing on the board looks damaged. To bad there is no bench test for these things.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9056/img0450wa0.jpg

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2440/img0451gq4.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2717/img0454bo7.jpg

ct96ek
07-16-2008, 12:04 PM
I need a some help / advice on a few things from everyone...
-Would I be better off buying an OBD2A H22 in order to make wiring easier. I know that there are plenty of OBD2B to OBD2A jumper harnesses out there, but would there be much more work than that? Both types of motors are available locally.
- Originally I was going to go with red racing seats in the front and fabric match my rear seats and door panels but now I am thinking red is a little to over-done. I might be leaning toward something a little different, maybe blue. I would love a set of DC5 blue Recaros but I would rather have something new. Bride makes some amazing blue seats but I am not in the mood to spend $1,500 a seat. Any ideas? I need to do something a little different.

RazzMaChazz
07-20-2008, 01:17 AM
definitely go with blue, silver and blue is a very nice combo.

AlexM
07-20-2008, 01:26 AM
The wheels aren't really working with the color, it's too much silver.

NFR_AP2
07-20-2008, 01:29 AM
this reminds me of my hatch, i bought it as a shell, and put the whole car together myself, it looks amazing man!

ct96ek
07-20-2008, 07:37 AM
razzmachazz - The more I think about it the more I want to do something a little different than red or black.

AlexM - Thanks for the input but I love the silver. I guess I have just always liked painted matched wheels. I had them on my Accord, I have them on my G and I love them on the Civic.

red96civicex - Thanks! Do you have a build thread? I would love to see it.

tnk
07-20-2008, 03:01 PM
im really digging your rims

http://www.monkeysfly.net/kaistar/comedy/MOAR.jpg

jpelizzari
07-20-2008, 03:47 PM
His paint booth looks just like mine! hahaha.

ct96ek
07-21-2008, 04:36 PM
I am getting married in 5 days! Here is me and the lucky lady.
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2027/n3801272317347248243jb0.jpg
I can't wait to have 2 incomes and wedding money to play with. H22 here I come.

ImportFan1
07-21-2008, 05:08 PM
Congrats man.

FasterDX
07-21-2008, 05:15 PM
Congrats man.

X2

I just read through this build thread front the start. Awesome Work! All the extra time you are spending with the little details is really going to pay off with the finnished product.

Awesome car and keep us posted.

subscribed.

yohan1000
07-22-2008, 01:08 PM
congratulations on the marriage,
i also read thru the whole thread & awesome work!!
i like how u tell how ur doing things and showing how everything looks before and finished.
im gonna be viewing ur thread a lot once i get my ride lol
vsm ftw!!

NFR_AP2
07-22-2008, 01:10 PM
razzmachazz - The more I think about it the more I want to do something a little different than red or black.

AlexM - Thanks for the input but I love the silver. I guess I have just always liked painted matched wheels. I had them on my Accord, I have them on my G and I love them on the Civic.

red96civicex - Thanks! Do you have a build thread? I would love to see it.

eh i have a few threads in members rides 96-00...check em out

AlexM
07-22-2008, 01:24 PM
Here is me and the lucky lady.

Pretty confident in yourself hey?:lol:

ct96ek
07-22-2008, 04:16 PM
Thanks everyone. I am glad some of what I am showing is helpful/inspiring. If anyone has more questions or wants to see a pic of something let me know. Everyone here has been so nice it is the least I can do. I am sure there is more I could be sharing that I have left out.

barcafan_84
07-22-2008, 04:45 PM
fukkkkkin sikkk built, uhm dude how much is your progress cost you and what shop did you use for the paint!! im planning on paintin my car in white or pearl white (havent decided cuz i dont know how my carbon fiber hood would look !!!

ct96ek
07-22-2008, 11:44 PM
ya I need to do a serious update on the cost list. I probably have about $11,000 into the car including the cost of the car itself. I hope to finish it for around $15,00

DarkCreep
07-23-2008, 12:24 AM
LOL I bet she has MORE plans for the wedding money.

B18cbubble
07-24-2008, 04:39 AM
Thought of a K20 at all instead of h22? ...K20 is more though! But great job!!

ct96ek
08-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Back to the real world! The wedding was amazing and our honeymoon in bermuda was fun. Lots of crazy modified cars in Bermuda but I swear I never saw a Honda. And most importantly...our wedding money is in the bank and the work begins again.

I just ordered a few small parts

Trick Flow Filter
http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/tfs-23000_w.jpg

Ano-Tuff Fittings + black line
http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/ear-at800106erl_w.jpg

Earls Braided Brake Lines for 99-00 Si
http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/ear-28l240erl_w.jpg


I will be getting the H22 as soon as I can make arrangements to transport it properly. That is hard to do when salvage yards are only open while I am at work. The rest of the components are going to be ordered in the next few weeks as soon as I can decide what I want.

Things I haven't decided on: (and could use your input)
cat-back exhaust - I was going to do Apexi WS but now I kinda want a full stainless setup
cat - magnaflow, random etc.
racing seats - NRG red type R or something blue - I want them to be reclining
intake - short ram or whale penis
headers

TheCrazy1
08-05-2008, 08:34 PM
I just went through the whole build and I love it! Can't wait to see more!

ct96ek
08-06-2008, 08:20 AM
Exhaust - I am looking for something a little more streetable and quiet so...

Tanabe Super Medalion
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/twincamtech_2009_110107719

Apexi WS
http://www.truehonda.com/images/products/Apexi%20World%20Sport%202.JPG

RS-R ExMAg
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/twincamtech_2009_6022386

ImportFan1
08-06-2008, 06:50 PM
RSR or the Tanabe. I am bias bc I had the Exmag on my old coupe.

ct96ek
08-11-2008, 10:31 AM
So I have a bunch of local H22A4s to choose from and can't decide. It might be easier to stay with a 97-98 because I can stay OBD2A and use most of my civic harness. Most of the 97-98s around here have 100,000 to 130,000 miles on them. Or I can get an engine with better miles in an OBD2B, get a new harness and buy a OBD2B to ODB2A jumper harness. I was planning on having the engine rebuilt but if I got a motor with under 60,000 miles on it I probably wouldn't. I want to try and pick up the engine tomorrow so I need to decide.

ct96ek
08-11-2008, 04:01 PM
Tomorrow or Friday I am picking up a 1998 H22A4 engine, trans and shifter assembly with 84,XXX miles on them for $2,000

Omar EJ6
08-12-2008, 12:31 PM
Tomorrow or Friday I am picking up a 1998 H22A4 engine, trans and shifter assembly with 84,XXX miles on them for $2,000

Let me know how it goo, when you get it ....

A local friend is selling me an H22A for 3,000 it has a lot of things done to the engine but, Im still thinking about it ... My car is an auto trans ....

ct96ek
08-12-2008, 07:39 PM
First picture after we got it off the truck
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1803/img0595ou4.jpg

First look inside - not bad but not great either
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/8874/img0598ye0.jpg

Looks like one hell of an oil leak - cam shaft seal maybe? and some battery acid I think
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9905/img0599rn5.jpg


http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/56/img0605ej3.jpg

And of course they smashed the tps
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2708/img0603ro3.jpg

Inside of the valve cover looks a little burnt
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6789/img0606mx0.jpg

ct96ek
08-12-2008, 10:06 PM
Back in the garage
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5592/img0607ru4.jpg

Good location for the fuel filter?
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/5118/img0610nl5.jpg

I never showed how I routed my washer fluid lines - through the hood and out into the fender.
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5408/img0618hk6.jpg

I love the wheel offset
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1851/img0620io5.jpg

Carbon cargo cover
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/2669/img0621rt4.jpg

Replacement exhaust shield for ebrake cables
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3585/img0624vx2.jpg

H22 Shifter and cables
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/7082/img0626jw4.jpg

Cable bracket I can use as a template
http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/1627/img0631es1.jpg

Test fitting shifter
http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/4995/img0635mq7.jpg

Square peg round hole
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8113/img0636vg6.jpg

I think this location will work- I wish I did this when the dash was out
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7041/img0640oy1.jpg

Brake hoses and fuel feed line waiting - I need to tuck my computer harness haha
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1295/img0641jk3.jpg

ct96ek
08-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Starting work on the shifter
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2650/img0643jh7.jpg

template created
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3107/img0644sf8.jpg

meet my angle grinder
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8085/img0646om8.jpg

cardboard to stop the sparks
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0647.jpg

fits down inside
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0652.jpg

cable hole cut
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0657.jpg

mocked up
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0658.jpg

time to fab up the box/cover for under the car
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0662.jpg

just using aluminum so we can bend and cut it easily
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0664.jpg

good start
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0666.jpg

first part in place
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0670.jpg

sides on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0673.jpg

spray painted
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0675.jpg

cable opening - I am not sure if the grommet should be on the inside or out
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0677.jpg

cables in the right place - a little long but that is ok
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0681.jpg

all done
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0683.jpg

BLK VTi
08-15-2008, 10:12 AM
Fuck a Karcepts Shifter Mount Kit

Your the next best thing

Good build man, I got to make sure I keep my eyes peeled on this

:word:

ct96ek
08-15-2008, 10:17 AM
Ya there kit is nice in stainless but for $25 mine will be fine

ct96ek
08-18-2008, 07:52 AM
Unwrapped my latest toy
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2013/img0684zt4.jpg

ct96ek
08-19-2008, 06:25 AM
Ordered yesturday

Autometer GaugeWorks Mounting Solutions - cluster pod
Autometer Z-Series Gauges tach 2 1/16"
Autometer Z-Series Gauges voltage 2 1/16"
Autometer Gauge Accessories blue leds
BLOX Radiator Stay black
Mishimoto Performance Radiators
Mishimoto Radiator Fan 12"
Mishimoto Radiator Fan mounting kit
BLOX Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)

ct96ek
08-20-2008, 06:04 AM
Here is a closer shot of the thick layer of grime sitting on the transmission. Notice the battery acid.
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0685.jpg

About a hour later things were looking much better. I used simple green and brake cleaner with lots of paper towels.
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0699.jpg

Getting there
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0702.jpg

Good thing about the oil is that it kept everything underneath protected
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0703.jpg

Still have a lot of work to do in this area. I have to unbolt a lot to gain better access.
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0707.jpg

cheezeonmakneez
08-20-2008, 07:24 AM
Wow, nice build dude.

ct96ek
08-20-2008, 07:59 AM
I love before and afters but I guess this is a before and during

Where I started
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9905/img0599rn5.jpg

During
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0702.jpg

ct96ek
08-20-2008, 10:21 AM
Does anyone know if I will need the in-line clutch fluid damper shown as #22?
http://manchestermotorsports.com/images/parts/13S300.007_00009.jpg

I might just go with stainless braided line from the master to the slave.

I also need to figure out what radiator hoses to use and what heater hoses to use.

ct96ek
08-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Intake manifold, plug wires, coil, etc....removed from the block
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0709.jpg

Wire harness labeled and removed
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0710.jpg

Getting shiny
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0711.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0713.jpg

First look at the valves and intake side of the head - lots of nasty build-up but not on the valves. I spun the crank and all the valves opened and closed nicely and it sounds like great compression
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0718.jpg

Better shot of the back
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0719.jpg

mugengirl
08-21-2008, 04:23 AM
Goodluck with the project! Looks like you are getting well under way.

ct96ek
08-21-2008, 07:55 AM
Tonight my buddy and I will probably-
-take off the headers
-drop the oil pan and clean / check out how everything looks from underneath
-mount the cat-back system
-fix the grommet on the shift cables

LewisEK
08-21-2008, 10:25 AM
This is truly awesome! I love reading teh build threads as you guys go all out! COngrats on getting married and good luck with the Sept 9th 'deadline'.

ct96ek
08-21-2008, 10:44 AM
thanks lewisek! I don't think that "deadline" is a little to agressive. My wife is going away from Sept. 21st to August 3rd for job training so that will be my crunch time. Anything I don't have done then is getting finished in those 2 weeks. I need to order a bunch of things this weekend (seats, headers, a ton of hardware and much more)

ct96ek
08-21-2008, 10:48 PM
Fixed the shift cable
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0721.jpg

Clearance of shifter box - ya you know you like my random pink screwdriver
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0726.jpg

WS2 mounted but I want it to hang a little lower so I am looking for larger hangers
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0730.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0728.jpg

New starter and alternator
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0732.jpg

Taking the intake apart to clean
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0733.jpg

Nasty
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0734.jpg

Block with alt., ac comp. and ps brackets off
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0735.jpg

black98ek
08-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Does the exhaust sit under the lip or kinda back behind it ?

ct96ek
08-23-2008, 06:23 PM
it sits flush with the end of the lip like it should but it touches the bumper so I want it to hang lower

99SilverCX
08-24-2008, 04:56 AM
I love my Apexi WS2 on my hatch!
Nice project man, I actually just picked up a 96 VSM hatch as my 2nd project car.
I wrecked my 1st project car and now I'm converting it back to stock because it's so beat up.

Raabe
08-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Subscribed :thumbs up

i want a H in mine so bad...:(

ct96ek
08-24-2008, 10:48 PM
My Dad came over to help today

cleaning the block
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0738.jpg

Dremel time
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0740.jpg

Getting there
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0742.jpg

intake manifold getting cleaned
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0744.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0747.jpg

Dropped the oil pan and everything looks great!:D
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0748.jpg

Clutch slave and line off
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0749.jpg

Vtec sol off and thermostat housing
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0750.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0753.jpg

Very clean
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0751.jpg

Open the belt covers to find lots of crap from the belt
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0752.jpg

ImportFan1
08-24-2008, 11:25 PM
Looking good man. Damn you are really cleaning that engine.

Suanico
08-25-2008, 03:48 AM
fucken awesome progress

ct96ek
08-27-2008, 10:33 PM
IM mounts and axles came today
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0754.jpg

Blox TPS and Radiator stay
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0757.jpg

Murder out the oil pan
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0758.jpg

and guard plate
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0759.jpg

headphonejockey
08-28-2008, 02:26 AM
I honestly just joined so i could watch this.

If you don't mind me asking, whats your day job?

Because whatever it is props if this is your idea of a toy. I want this to be my toy.

ct96ek
08-28-2008, 05:22 AM
I do Marketing and R&D for TASAuto.com - we sell parts for 90-02 Honda Accord. So basically cars consume my life hahaha

ej8eli
08-28-2008, 09:03 AM
Lookin good, the engine is getting all sorts of cleaned up! can't wait to see it put back together and in the bay!

headphonejockey
08-28-2008, 09:57 AM
That's awesome. Do you get a discount then? i'd hope so with the considerable amount of stuff you buy.

ct96ek
08-28-2008, 10:12 AM
Ya I get some decent discounts because we are hooked into so many suppliers, but by no means do I get any crazy good deals. I am waiting on a TON of Honda parts as well as some things from autometer and my radiator setup. Last night the block was taped off for paint and received a lot more dremel action.

I still can't decide on seats. My options:
Integra front seats and stock rear seats with custom upholstery (something different)
Racing seats with custom matched rears
NRG Type R seats in black or red - I am afraid might be to small because I can't find dimensions
Corbeau - A4 wide
Corbeau - CR1 wide
Corbeau - TRS wide

headphonejockey
08-28-2008, 12:30 PM
I'm liking the NRG Type R, or the CR1 wide.

civic drivor
08-28-2008, 09:08 PM
me personally I am going with the itr or ctr stock seats. They are stock seats, direct bolt up (no aftermarket brackets needed), and very confortable.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/texas_todo/image007.jpg

DarkCreep
08-29-2008, 12:42 AM
You raped that poor virgin EJ6.



In a good way.

mylovehx
08-29-2008, 12:58 AM
noice progress

ct96ek
08-29-2008, 06:52 AM
trust me it was no virgin is was a dirty used beaten damaged slut

I like the recaros but I want to do something a little different. I know that is hard to do since it is a civic. I am going to go sit in some seats saturday. maybe.....

http://www.saferacer.com/images/P/00946_3_lg.jpg

civic drivor
08-29-2008, 07:20 AM
The Corbeau LG1 ae also some nice seats

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/texas_todo/car%20parts/LG1-S25509-main-mid.jpg

johno590
08-29-2008, 09:46 AM
Nice build up... congrats on getting married

ct96ek
08-29-2008, 12:51 PM
LG1 is a little to funky for me - simple is better in my book - some of the other corbeau seats I listed are not exactly my style either.

johno590 - thanks man I couldn't be happier

AlexM
08-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Get some gangster Brides

ct96ek
09-01-2008, 07:29 AM
It's like a Honda Christmas
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0760.jpg

replacing the tps - I used a dremel and and flathead to remove the screws
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0762.jpg

under tps
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0765.jpg

block and trans painted
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0767.jpg

wifey jumping in the shot
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0768.jpg

I am still taking all the tape off the engine still. The valve cover is getting repainted so I didn't care about overspray there.

99SilverCX
09-03-2008, 01:38 AM
I demand updates!!! LOL

NFR_AP2
09-03-2008, 01:55 AM
I demand updates!!! LOL

:word::word::word:

ct96ek
09-03-2008, 07:01 AM
ask and you shall receive

a table full of clean stuff waiting to go back together
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0770.jpg

still fighting the nasty intake manifold - 2 nights ago I used 3 cans of brake clean on it and I am still not done
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0771.jpg

tool for the manifold cleaning
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0772.jpg

shot of the back now that all the tape is off
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0773.jpg

mount and starter
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0774.jpg

shift cable bracket and new hardware
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0775.jpg

alternator bracket all assembled
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0776.jpg

vtek sol ready for reassembly
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0777.jpg

ct96ek
09-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Last night I picked up some Aircraft Stripper as well so some gloss black and clear to redo the valve cover. Originally I was going to have some fun with the valve cover but I think i will just keep it clean and simple like everything else.

Update on the seats - I am leaning heavily towards some black Corbeau TRS seats (http://www.corbeau.com/products/reclining_seats/trs/) I am going to wheel out the car and put in Integra seats in it to see how black seats look with the gray interior.

stock
09-05-2008, 01:39 PM
wow great job. .

ct96ek
09-10-2008, 10:58 AM
Thanks! I got some amazing presents for my birthday last night! Picture online tonight :suprise:

ct96ek
09-11-2008, 11:05 PM
new tool chest
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0789.jpg

rolling seat
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0792.jpg

low clearance high lift jack
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0793.jpg

ct96ek
09-15-2008, 06:43 AM
passenger side mount - crappy picture
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0796.jpg

rear mount
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0798.jpg

driver side mount
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0799.jpg

half shaft on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0800.jpg

used distributor
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0801.jpg

cvnig89
09-15-2008, 03:13 PM
this is the best build thread i have ever seen im jealous but giving u respect for all your hard work into the project keep it up and keep up with the updates

ct96ek
09-16-2008, 06:35 AM
painting bolt heads
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0802.jpg

slave cleaned, painted and back on / alt on / and a few other pieces
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0803.jpg

cleaned and painted
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0804.jpg

new gauges
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0807.jpg

new radiator / fan setup
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0808.jpg

ct96ek
09-20-2008, 09:47 AM
EGR valve redone
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0810.jpg

SS clutch line from tasauto.com (my work)
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0811.jpg

3 more cans of brake clean, 2 dremel wire wheels and more paper towel - still more work to go
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0812.jpg

musezik
09-20-2008, 12:59 PM
nice

Genuine Rolla
09-21-2008, 11:37 AM
wow bro, so far so good.

:thumbs up

Block looks amazing

ct96ek
09-25-2008, 07:25 AM
had to spin the car around so it is ready for the engine so I figured I would wash off the dust
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0814.jpg

Integra seats in for now
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0816.jpg

pushed the car in
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0819.jpg

intake man ready for paint
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0820.jpg

sprayed
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0822.jpg

another bolt depot order
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0826.jpg

mock up on the radiator
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0828.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0830.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0831.jpg

putting it back together
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0833.jpg

http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0834.jpg

hoses where VERY hard to put on but some pb blast on the pipe and some heat on the hose and it worked
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0835.jpg

dizzy on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0836.jpg

new oil filter and heater hoses
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0837.jpg

new plugs
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0838.jpg

new auto tensioner
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0843.jpg

ImportFan1
09-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Looking good man.

pmac193
09-25-2008, 02:28 PM
Looks really nice.

ekomar
09-25-2008, 02:29 PM
wow im amazed dude!!!! fanaminal!

ct96ek
09-25-2008, 02:34 PM
Thanks everyone!

So here is what I still need to figure out:

EGR: Without the EGR solenoid and wiring I will not be able to run the EGR. So until I figure that out I am just going to cap the vacuum port so that the EGR stays closed.

Wiring: I need a ECU pin out diagram for a 1996 VTEC Prelude P13-A12 ECU in order to know where to add the wires to my civic harness

I might end up with some vacuum and fuel line troubles but I will figure them out

jdmpassion
09-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Jesus christ, i just spent 30 minutes scrolling through this build.
VERY NICE
this motivates me to struggle and finish college, to get a decent paying job, so i can revive my civic.

CANT wait for updates!!

cerasoli1188
09-26-2008, 08:02 AM
coming along niiice :thumbs up

ct96ek
09-27-2008, 01:23 AM
rear seats cleaned and back in for now
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0849.jpg

bad pic through the glass
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0847.jpg

intake manifold on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0851.jpg

vacuum lines back on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0852.jpg

fpr and fittings
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0854.jpg

modified throttle cable bracket
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0855.jpg

I was not sure where these lines went so I capped them for now
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0856.jpg

I have no idea where this is supposed to go????
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0857.jpg

water valve in
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0861.jpg

drilled out the spot weld on the battery tray so I can start fabricating the new mount
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0860.jpg

more coolant lines on
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0859.jpg

ct96ek
09-29-2008, 07:00 AM
valve cover on its way
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0863.jpg

brought this over to change the timing belt
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0864.jpg

wiring work station
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0866.jpg

getting going
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0867.jpg

fluids waiting for a new home
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0870.jpg

36 inch 6 rib belt for alternator
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0871.jpg

here is where we ended up
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0873.jpg

this plug was a 3 wire on the D16
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0875.jpg
and it this was the third wire
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0880.jpg
anyone know if I need the orange?

and we have one connection that I don't know what to do with
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0878.jpg
blue with a red line
brown with a black line
white with a red line
and the connector
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0879.jpg
I think it is the one that goes town toward the timing belt drive pulley (Crankshaft speed fluctuation) but the H22 one is a 4 wire that I spliced into the distributor wiring to switch to an external coil....so ya I am confused


where we stand
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0881.jpg

I still don't know where the vertical orange tube connects- any ideas? I know where the other 2 fittings go.
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0882.jpg

reyscivic
09-29-2008, 08:11 AM
I have no idea where this is supposed to go????
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327/stephenhpeters/IMG_0857.jpg


this goes plugged in to the charcoal canister

ct96ek
09-29-2008, 08:31 AM
thanks I figured that one out this weekend and forgot to edit the post