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19josh97
02-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Hey guys. I will post up pics later. But I thought I would show whats going on so far!....
Ok I bought the car for 3,000. With 140,000 miles. The only things it had done was rims and lowered and ricer tails.
I bought it when I was 15, before I even had my license. Yes I saved! Lol!

I have had it for a year and a half. I have done little considering I can only work during the summer. I do sports year round. Also small things have set me back. :(.

Since I have bought the car I have done a few things.

-- A new d16y8 with 40 thousand miles.
--New transmission with the D16.
-- ( I'm cheap.) New flywheel and clutch from Napa. The highest grade ones they sold.
-- Mesh screen grill.
-- Meshed the front bumper.
-- New stereo. All new speakers, Doors, rears, and 2 12's with a 1200 watt amp.
-- Cold air intake setup with filter from Auto zone. Lol :D.
-- White Tenzo 17's from a buddy.
-- Had les schwab re do the breaks all around.
-- New center consol from a 99' civic.
- Short shifter.
- some off brand shift nob.
-- 99 civic floor mats.
-- And RICERRRR Bought a front lip off a buddy for 20$ that he had for his civic that got stripped.
--- Cherry bomb before a new tip.
-- Working on polishing my valve cover.

!!! WOOT.
The bads (Works in progress)
--- The hood paint came off so its flat black now.
--- Straight piped still have to find a welder :\. Its hard to find on in a town with 1200 people.
--- My windows come off track every time I roll them down. So my tint is messed up.
-- Seats rip a little.
- Steering wheel is wore.
--- CENTER BEZEL IS TRASHED!!! WILL BUY ONE. Or trade a 99 civic center bezel for one!!
--- Small dents.
--- I need new bumpers front and rear because of stupid ice. and deer.
--- I live on a dirt road. So the tail lights are all dirty I want stocks ;((((.
-- I could use a new sun roof silder thing. It has cig burns from the last guy.
-- Trunk had a ricer wing that I took off so there is old bolt holes that I put flat black bolts into. I could use a new trunk.

~~~~~~PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS~~~~~~~ Or tell me if your selling a center bezel or anything! Thanks!~~~~~~ IDEAS NEEDED~~~~


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This pic is before the flat black hood. The white rims.


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Mr. Jollypants
02-24-2009, 05:32 PM
Post up pics, sounds like your heading in the right direction :thumbs up

19josh97
02-24-2009, 05:35 PM
That one pic is way old, before the white rims and the flat black hood :\. I need to get more pics with my phone! The interior is bad :(

Mr. Jollypants
02-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Oh, there's a pic?

It's a link to the attachment from your email. Right click the image, save the image to your computer. Go to ImageShack.us upload it and get the BBcode for the image.

leftywill3
02-24-2009, 07:25 PM
borrow a camera from someone and get those pics going
I would really like to see this thing it might make me feel a little better about my de-rice thread
because i never had a spoiler on mine, but I had 19 inch rims hahahaha

19josh97
02-25-2009, 03:18 AM
Haha yeah man its not on there now. But there is old holes. :\\\\ Suckss. I will get these photos ASAP.

19josh97
02-25-2009, 03:29 AM
borrow a camera from someone and get those pics going
I would really like to see this thing it might make me feel a little better about my de-rice thread
because i never had a spoiler on mine, but I had 19 inch rims hahahaha

Lol I have looked at your build :) Nice job so far man... LOTS OF WORK... Glad your not giving up. The spoiler holes are just ugly. I want a new trunk :\

leftywill3
02-25-2009, 12:53 PM
Lol I have looked at your build :) Nice job so far man... LOTS OF WORK... Glad your not giving up. The spoiler holes are just ugly. I want a new trunk :\

thanks man i think we have a contest as to whose is done first????
haha jk but it will be interesting watching both of our cars coming back to life
yea you probly could bondo them and paint over it for now??? idk how well that will work but its an idea

19josh97
02-25-2009, 01:42 PM
thanks man i think we have a contest as to whose is done first????
haha jk but it will be interesting watching both of our cars coming back to life
yea you probly could bondo them and paint over it for now??? idk how well that will work but its an idea

Can you see the pic? I subscribed to your thread. Watching ya :D. You have more de- ricing to do...I only need tails / new bumpers. Just got a text from a guy wanting to sell me a 99 Si front conversion :). Might do that with lips.

I was big into dirtbiking when i was 15 and 16, so I am selling my dirtbikes now hoping to booooost :)

nah I will just buy a new trunk :\\\ Don't wanna deal with bondo.

mixwell
02-25-2009, 02:24 PM
you have a 97 i'm assuming?

if you want to do a 99-00 ac bezel, you will have to change out your whole dash.

Mr. Jollypants
02-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Looks like a JUN Replica Lip.. Looks good though.

leftywill3
02-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Can you see the pic? I subscribed to your thread. Watching ya :D. You have more de- ricing to do...I only need tails / new bumpers. Just got a text from a guy wanting to sell me a 99 Si front conversion :). Might do that with lips.

I was big into dirtbiking when i was 15 and 16, so I am selling my dirtbikes now hoping to booooost :)

nah I will just buy a new trunk :\\\ Don't wanna deal with bondo.

that is true but i do work all year, but I make shit money cuz i only work 2 or 3 days a week haha
maybe race for an engine swap vs. boost
I get my engine swap before you get your boost??? maybe maybe

19josh97
02-25-2009, 06:03 PM
Looks like a JUN Replica Lip.. Looks good though.

Thanks man :) I like it. I have white rims so I don't know if I will leave it white or what. It is pearl white.

19josh97
02-25-2009, 06:04 PM
that is true but i do work all year, but I make shit money cuz i only work 2 or 3 days a week haha
maybe race for an engine swap vs. boost
I get my engine swap before you get your boost??? maybe maybe

Haha thats good you still work though. How old are you? I would have my turbo but I had to put the new motor :\ Threw a rod.... LAME. But I won't be boosted until after summer :\...

NOFX
02-25-2009, 07:25 PM
I would recommend you remove the mesh from front bumper grille and remove the mesh grille and replace it with stock (Standard, Si or CTR?). Otherwise it doesn't sound too bad.

Any '96-'00 Civic center console with armrest (or armrest blockoff) will fit your car. Just make sure it's the correct color. Coupes and hatches come with light gray (Excel Charcoal - TYPE F) and dark gray (Classy Gray - TYPE K) interiors. All Si coupes have the TYPE K interior.

The same goes for the floormats (TYPE K might be a little darker for '99-'00 compared with '96-'98).

For the window you're going to want to figure out what is bent and replace that. When windows become difficult to roll up you can use silicone spray on them to fix them, but once they get really tough the damage has been done and repairs must be made. Expect to replace the regulator (scissors) and possibly some seals.

Stock Civic seats are cheap. Si seats aren't really any better, so don't go for them (not worth the money). If you want to upgrade there are lots of other seats that fit with minimal modification (del Sol and Integra, for example).

Steering wheels will also be fairly easy to find used. Or you can switch to another type (RSX, S2000, etc.).

Any gray interior EX or Si moonroof sunshade will work for your car.

Bumpers and taillights should be easy to find online or through a junkyard.

Try this site for finding salvage parts: car-part.com (don't fill out the "location" field and make sure you order by distance).

I have a trunk, but it's here in WA. I'm in the South Puget Sound area. I would want $50 for the trunk. It has a very slight wide dent in the top (like it was sat on - no crease). The trunk is red, so it would need paint anyway, so the dent could be repaired then. I'm usually willing to drive as far as Portland, so there might be a way I could meet up with you if you were to want to buy it. That or perhaps we could even meet at a Portland area meet.

Oh, and the trunk can fit in the trunk space in a 6G Civic coupe. It fits in mine. :)

NOFX
02-25-2009, 07:32 PM
Steering wheel (TYPE K) $10 - http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=161061

Looks like it's just the exterior part, but I think that might be what you're looking for.

'96-'98 Civic coupe taillights (need bulbs) $40 - http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=160347

19josh97
02-25-2009, 08:21 PM
I would recommend you remove the mesh from front bumper grille and remove the mesh grille and replace it with stock (Standard, Si or CTR?). Otherwise it doesn't sound too bad.

Any '96-'00 Civic center console with armrest (or armrest blockoff) will fit your car. Just make sure it's the correct color. Coupes and hatches come with light gray (Excel Charcoal - TYPE F) and dark gray (Classy Gray - TYPE K) interiors. All Si coupes have the TYPE K interior.

The same goes for the floormats (TYPE K might be a little darker for '99-'00 compared with '96-'98).

For the window you're going to want to figure out what is bent and replace that. When windows become difficult to roll up you can use silicone spray on them to fix them, but once they get really tough the damage has been done and repairs must be made. Expect to replace the regulator (scissors) and possibly some seals.

Stock Civic seats are cheap. Si seats aren't really any better, so don't go for them (not worth the money). If you want to upgrade there are lots of other seats that fit with minimal modification (del Sol and Integra, for example).

Steering wheels will also be fairly easy to find used. Or you can switch to another type (RSX, S2000, etc.).

Any gray interior EX or Si moonroof sunshade will work for your car.

Bumpers and taillights should be easy to find online or through a junkyard.

Try this site for finding salvage parts: car-part.com (don't fill out the "location" field and make sure you order by distance).

I have a trunk, but it's here in WA. I'm in the South Puget Sound area. I would want $50 for the trunk. It has a very slight wide dent in the top (like it was sat on - no crease). The trunk is red, so it would need paint anyway, so the dent could be repaired then. I'm usually willing to drive as far as Portland, so there might be a way I could meet up with you if you were to want to buy it. That or perhaps we could even meet at a Portland area meet.

Oh, and the trunk can fit in the trunk space in a 6G Civic coupe. It fits in mine. :)



Oh nice. Yeah I have a 99' civic full center consol with shift boot. It is way nicer and doesnt have the fold down over the cup holders.

Will a 99 civic bumper bolt onto mine? I wanna get a bumper with the spots for fogs. And I will just get a new bumper instead of take out the mesh. My bumper is trashed.

I would get a new grille but I don't know how much those run for? I wan't a black one like off the Si? I think.

I also have all the floor mats that say Honda and Civic on them from a 99 civic.

I need to work on the shade. Thanks for the info! As for the tails I kinda want Si ones :\ Might save for em?

As for the window.. Pass side seals are shot. And both of them come off track. Maybe find new doors cheaper? Dunnnno.

I'm a cheapy So I am thnking about getting a Momo steering wheel off Procivic. com.
Also the Type R seats from Pro civic.com

Thanks for the help man!!!

19josh97
02-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Steering wheel (TYPE K) $10 - http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=161061

Looks like it's just the exterior part, but I think that might be what you're looking for.

'96-'98 Civic coupe taillights (need bulbs) $40 - http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=160347


Hmm nah I want the cruise still. Thats why I want an OEM Steering wheel. Or an leather si :)))))))

Nice tails! Still thinkin SI :\.
Hey thanks for all the help! Posting new pictures right now!!

19josh97
02-25-2009, 09:58 PM
Bumppp

NOFX
02-26-2009, 02:54 AM
Oh nice. Yeah I have a 99' civic full center consol with shift boot. It is way nicer and doesnt have the fold down over the cup holders.

Will a 99 civic bumper bolt onto mine? I wanna get a bumper with the spots for fogs. And I will just get a new bumper instead of take out the mesh. My bumper is trashed.

I would get a new grille but I don't know how much those run for? I wan't a black one like off the Si? I think.

I also have all the floor mats that say Honda and Civic on them from a 99 civic.

I need to work on the shade. Thanks for the info! As for the tails I kinda want Si ones :\ Might save for em?

As for the window.. Pass side seals are shot. And both of them come off track. Maybe find new doors cheaper? Dunnnno.

I'm a cheapy So I am thnking about getting a Momo steering wheel off Procivic. com.
Also the Type R seats from Pro civic.com

Thanks for the help man!!!
Ahh, you mean you have the '99-'00 cupholders, not the center console/armrest.

No, the '99-'00 front bumper will not bolt onto your car without other work. If you want that to work, you're going to have to replace the front bumper, fenders, hood, grille and headlights. Then modify the new front bumper or the stock core support.

For the grille, just look around to get an idea of the price and then buy one when you find one for the right price.

Your floormats aren't '99-'00 floormats. All the '96-'00 dark gray floormats have been replaced with the style you describe. The original ones (all '96-'00 ones) have an "H" on one mat and "Civic" on the other.

"Si taillights" are actually any '99-'00 Civic coupe taillights. They're all red and white. The '96-'98 ones have the amber on them.

You will probably not find whole doors cheaper, especially when you take into account matching the paint.

You new parts will probably end up needing paint. Save all the parts up and send them to paint at the same time to save money.

You got to pay to play. If you cheap out you will end up with a car that looks and performs cheap.
Hmm nah I want the cruise still. Thats why I want an OEM Steering wheel. Or an leather si :)))))))

Nice tails! Still thinkin SI :\.
Hey thanks for all the help! Posting new pictures right now!!
Cruise control is a lot more work than just installing a steering wheel. My understanding is it's a lot easier to go with an aftermarket conversion than stock if you want to add it to a car that never had it. Lots of vacuum lines and such. It's also not cheap. I believe you'll have to replace the pedals too.

The leather steering wheel is optional.

I also don't see any new photos.

leftywill3
02-26-2009, 10:42 AM
I think he means that his car already has cruise and he doesnt want to lose it with an aftermarket steering wheel

NOFX
02-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Well, I linked an OEM wheel for him. The part for sale wouldn't affect cruise control at all.

19josh97
02-26-2009, 04:53 PM
Oh alright. Yeah I want the 99 coupe lights. All red and white. As for the steering wheel yeah just the steering wheel has wear. And I do have cruise crontrol.
As for the new front bumper. A guy texted me the other day asking If i wanted to buy his black SI front end. Bumper / hood / headlights / grill / fenders for 450$.

19josh97
02-26-2009, 04:56 PM
Alright guys I have to post pictures with my celly :( So I will do that later. I'm at home from school with a fever ><

19josh97
02-26-2009, 06:13 PM
Bumpzin :) Posting pictures right now!

leftywill3
02-26-2009, 08:45 PM
baby needs some work sir haha
GL with the build I just got my skirts off and the stock rear on yay

19josh97
02-26-2009, 09:23 PM
baby needs some work sir haha
GL with the build I just got my skirts off and the stock rear on yay

It does need some work :\. Stupid snow and salt are messing up my car!! DAMN! I hate it so so soso sos os ososososososo so much. Nice job on the de rice :D Lovin it. How much did you pay for the bumpers? And did you read my post about having the plastic peices for you?

NOFX
02-26-2009, 09:29 PM
I would really work on fixing problems before you do a front end conversion, which can possibly lead to more issues.

19josh97
02-26-2009, 09:44 PM
I would really work on fixing problems before you do a front end conversion, which can possibly lead to more issues.

Oh yeah I Dont have that money. I found a guy in portland. All over craigs and stuff. Sells OEM parts. He sold me front and rear bumpers brand new. still in the wrappers for 35 each. :D.

Btw I'm posting my rims up right now.

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8466/rimsv.th.jpg (http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rimsv.jpg)

Gotta click to enlarge. Dunno why I can't just make it bigger

mymmeryloss
02-26-2009, 09:48 PM
cuz your posting the wrong link..

19josh97
02-26-2009, 09:48 PM
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8466/rimsv.jpg (http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rimsv.jpg)
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/rimsv.jpg/1/w360.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img120/rimsv.jpg/1/)

19josh97
02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
There we go. Got it :)

19josh97
02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
cuz your posting the wrong link..


Found it. Thanks man.

leftywill3
02-26-2009, 10:05 PM
It does need some work :\. Stupid snow and salt are messing up my car!! DAMN! I hate it so so soso sos os ososososososo so much. Nice job on the de rice :D Lovin it. How much did you pay for the bumpers? And did you read my post about having the plastic peices for you?

yea haha salt sucks cock
one of the few things the previous owner(s) did right was rubber spray the entire bottom of the car :shock:
Shit $142 for both after tax way too much but cheapest I could find and they were brand new
yea too bad they are painted and not type K otherwise you would have some money coming your way haha
I have pieces in there just trying to go back to stock

Oh and those rims are sexy on that black civ

19josh97
02-27-2009, 01:16 AM
yea haha salt sucks cock
one of the few things the previous owner(s) did right was rubber spray the entire bottom of the car :shock:
Shit $142 for both after tax way too much but cheapest I could find and they were brand new
yea too bad they are painted and not type K otherwise you would have some money coming your way haha
I have pieces in there just trying to go back to stock

Oh and those rims are sexy on that black civ

Haha yeah I found a damn good deal on OEM bumpers here. A guy sells them way cheap. 40$ per bumper brand new :) Ever need anything hit me up ill see if he has it. Then ill give you the info. Thnks on the rims man :) They do look sexy :) But i have studs right now. And I live on a dirt road so Its so dirty.
Wow rubber spray the under part? thats a good idea. I have the center consol and cup holders that you have chrome on.

19josh97
02-27-2009, 03:11 PM
Woo found a center bezel for 55$ shipped :). Thats a nice upgrade.

leftywill3
02-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Haha yeah I found a damn good deal on OEM bumpers here. A guy sells them way cheap. 40$ per bumper brand new :) Ever need anything hit me up ill see if he has it. Then ill give you the info. Thnks on the rims man :) They do look sexy :) But i have studs right now. And I live on a dirt road so Its so dirty.
Wow rubber spray the under part? thats a good idea. I have the center consol and cup holders that you have chrome on.

cool man thanks hopefully the shipping wont be so much that it negates the price diff
and you got it in type K? if so I might get it

19josh97
02-28-2009, 01:28 PM
cool man thanks hopefully the shipping wont be so much that it negates the price diff
and you got it in type K? if so I might get it


My area code is 97846, the cup holder lid won't stay down :\ so if you wanna wait you can, also if i was you I would wait for a 99 civic cup holder, so much cleaner looking :). I have a picture on the first page of my new 99 civic center peice. ;). Also 99 civic door panels. I got all of those from a totaled civic.

19josh97
02-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Alright guys, check this. Could I put this trunk / wings / tails on my car with no mods???

19josh97
02-28-2009, 01:32 PM
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/1053516977.html


Check that link to see the SI wing / trunk / lights. I want that rear end :)))))

leftywill3
03-01-2009, 12:50 AM
My area code is 97846, the cup holder lid won't stay down :\ so if you wanna wait you can, also if i was you I would wait for a 99 civic cup holder, so much cleaner looking :). I have a picture on the first page of my new 99 civic center peice. ;). Also 99 civic door panels. I got all of those from a totaled civic.

I dont need cup holders just the piece that goes around that and around the shift boot
and just PM me about prices and stuff we'll work something out

19josh97
03-02-2009, 01:56 PM
I dont need cup holders just the piece that goes around that and around the shift boot
and just PM me about prices and stuff we'll work something out

alright man
bumpppp

leftywill3
03-03-2009, 07:44 PM
bump... any updates??? anything on the way what is coming next?

19josh97
03-04-2009, 03:14 AM
No updates right now. Got sick for two weeks. Strep throat. with fever and bad headaches then a following stomach flue...FUN! But I think Ill have my new center bezel soon. Also getting new red lug nuts from Gorilla. to go with the whities. Second polish session went on with my valve cover. Will take pics. And getting the new bumpers :) But I wont install until after I get home from spring break when the snow is gone.

19josh97
03-04-2009, 03:35 AM
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/1053516977.html

LOOK AT THIS..... ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Will this bolt directly onto my car? The trunk.. .I want the stock rear SI look :)

NOFX
03-04-2009, 04:13 AM
lol

That is the SAME trunk. '96-'00 coupes all use the same trunks. The one in the photo is the the same as the one I have, only mine is red and $50 without emblems or lights. His is $300 for trunk, lights and emblems.

Both would need to be repainted for your car.

'99-'00 coupe taillights usually go for about $100 for a set. His light price is very high.

19josh97
03-04-2009, 12:14 PM
Alright, well my car is black too? So I don't know if the honda civic black code is the same on his car... But I want to get it if I don't have to paint it...He has emblems / lights / trunk / wing. Should I not look into that? He will take 300$ for all of it. Trunk / wing / lights/ bulbs.

leftywill3
03-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Alright, well my car is black too? So I don't know if the honda civic black code is the same on his car... But I want to get it if I don't have to paint it...He has emblems / lights / trunk / wing. Should I not look into that? He will take 300$ for all of it. Trunk / wing / lights/ bulbs.

buy the black trunk without lights for $70 and then get some other lights that would be the best way to go cuz NOFX has it for cheaper but without emblems and getting emblems shipped would probly be around $20 so either way...
and it will probly need repainting but just repaint the whole car as soon as its warm enough, black is sexy.

19josh97
03-04-2009, 05:22 PM
I want the lights too >:) lol I could go pick this trunk up toooooo

19josh97
03-04-2009, 05:25 PM
I just really like the look of the trunk. I want to go with a dark grey with my car... But I don't know yet. I want the stock si lights with the stock wing... Like that look a lot I just bought white H emblems I wanna go with grey with red emblems though... we shall seeeee

leftywill3
03-05-2009, 01:36 PM
get the Red emblems I got mine not too long ago and its killing me not putting them on yet
But def do something soon haha
BUMP for chihuahuas :rolf: