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AlexM
11-08-2009, 11:33 PM
Some of you may remember, some may not. Been kickin' around CC for a couple years now. My first car and build was a eg hatch....

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/Dumped1.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/RainyShoot.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/Heatshield.jpg



Then I sold it for a luxury winter vehicle, then this summer got the itch again and starting building this...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/DelSlo.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/Bodywork.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/Shoot5.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/Roll11.jpg

Del Sol ended up giving me mechanical issues which I didn't want to bother with so I sold it off. I got a 95 Golf which gets me around town and tackles winter, and now I just got a project shell....

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK1-2.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK2-2.jpg

It's a 96 CX. Bought is as the shell for a pretty good price. Car is so mint it's ridiculous. Got lots of plans for it. Will be a rather slow build come January as I'll be starting College so I'm going to try and acquire as many parts as I can before I stop working full time, then we'll see how it comes together.

00_lsvtec
11-09-2009, 12:03 AM
Nice pick up. What powerplant are you wanting to go with?

honda22
11-09-2009, 12:04 AM
alex your builds are always epic! they move so quick haha ! Subscribed :)

AlexM
11-09-2009, 12:11 AM
Nice pick up. What powerplant are you wanting to go with?

Was originally thinking K20 but they're way overrated. Hoping to have it fully restored and rolling with a stock D in it by summer. Then the following winter I plan on doing a fully built D-turbo

alex your builds are always epic! they move so quick haha ! Subscribed :)

Thank you kind sir. This one might not go as quick, but we'll see. Car will be fully stripped down, repainted, wheel tar/undercoating removed and then paint sealed, full brake line and wire tuck, shaved bay, fully gutted/tucked/shaved interior (just plan to run seats, door panels and dash), suspension, wheels, all that jazz.

Picked up a 4x114.3 conversion on Saturday as well. CX don't have rear disks so I figured I might as well go with the 114 as they were $250 for the complete setup. Also that way I'm in the market for all the wide old school mesh wheels with low offsets . Definitely will be flaring/rolling the front fenders, and pulling/rolling the rear quarters. Gotta have at least one set of flush wheels right;)

jmanlake
11-09-2009, 12:16 AM
:shock:
how old is the paint?

Coqui
11-09-2009, 12:28 AM
Another Ek hatch build :word: ill be keeping up with this build. I hope u keep it 96-98. GL with build

AlexM
11-09-2009, 01:11 AM
:shock:
how old is the paint?

Original.


Another Ek hatch build :word: ill be keeping up with this build. I hope u keep it 96-98. GL with build

Definitely will be doing so. Was into the SIR look, but money is tight so I think I'll be keeping stock bumpers for now.

Kensai
11-09-2009, 01:34 AM
Holy clean shell batman! Interested in where this build goes...

cvnig89
11-09-2009, 11:13 AM
thats 1 clean shell. Good luck with the build, enjoyed your del sol build.

SikhCiviC
11-09-2009, 04:39 PM
so this is gonna be slammed??
Can wait... good luck with the build...

AlexM
11-09-2009, 05:22 PM
so this is gonna be slammed??
Can wait... good luck with the build...

I think it's safe to assume so. I mean....look at my last 2 builds :cool: But nah, once I get some decent power down next winter I'll raise it up. This is going to be more of a function car and used for it's purpose. I'm sure I'll get one set of wheels where I can slam and flush it. We'll see...

Szady
11-09-2009, 08:24 PM
Hatches are so played out and over rated....
Plus, if your going to get a hatch, atleast get at 99-00....

AlexM
11-09-2009, 09:52 PM
Hatches are so played out and over rated....
Plus, if your going to get a hatch, atleast get at 99-00....

New to me. I'm down with it. I like the 96-98 style anyways. So bite it foo!

Uuppddaattee**

Interior is fully gutted. All that is left is the steering shaft with a wheel. Starting to sort through the wires and get ready for the full chassis tuck

Coqui
11-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Hatches are so played out and over rated....
Plus, if your going to get a hatch, atleast get at 99-00....

Sorry to say this but 99-00 are played out and over rated everybody with a hatch converts to 99-00 why not keep 96-98 look? CTR Front end on the 96-98 look way better than the 99-00 anyway but hey thats my opinion.

Lopez619
11-09-2009, 10:24 PM
i think theres something missing under your hood but i can't quite put my finger on it :what:.
nice car man looks like a good base

pmac193
11-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Thats one clean shell, good to have you back.

AlexM
11-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Just dropped about $100 bucks on wire tucking parts. Got some really nice nylon mesh loom, bunch of heat shrink, heat shrink tape, solder, and some butt connectors with no plastics. Going to start tucking the interior harness tonight hopefully. Shouldn't take too long. Mom has camera so I'll have to take pictures later tonight.

Szady
11-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Looking at builds like these, make me wish I was still in my teens, living at home and working full time paying no rent.... Enjoy it while it lasts, man. :thumbs up

hooked_on4
11-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Hey man good to see you back that's the cleanest "shell" I've seen most are beat to shit........

AlexM
11-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Looking at builds like these, make me wish I was still in my teens, living at home and working full time paying no rent.... Enjoy it while it lasts, man. :thumbs up

Yeah dude. I'm so lucky to have a garage, free food, rent, etc. All I gotta cover is my car costs, insurance, gas, phone bill and other things strictly for myself. It's good.

hooked_on4
11-10-2009, 07:04 PM
^^^ enjoy it while you can, i sometimes miss those days......

K-N-2-EK
11-11-2009, 11:40 PM
can i get links to your last 2 builds? please and thank you!

AlexM
11-12-2009, 12:59 AM
can i get links to your last 2 builds? please and thank you!

Yes sir...

Civic: http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=142910

Del Sol: http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=165113

***UPDATE***

Finally freed up the entire harness. It's one big mess right now but I got all the plugs labeled so once I lay it all out and start sorting through it, tucking it and what not, it should be pretty easy. These things just take a lot of time, patience and precision.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK3-2.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK5-2.jpg

Look at that mess!

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK4-2.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK6-2.jpg

Time to start organizing and make some more room

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK7-1.jpg

Kensai
11-12-2009, 05:36 AM
I get the goosebumps just looking at those wires!

hooked_on4
11-12-2009, 09:21 AM
wow, I honestly wouldn't know how to put all that shit back together, i'm sure it's easier when you take it down but still,,,,tons of work......

AlexM
11-12-2009, 10:32 AM
It looks like a big mess, and it somewhat is. But if you label as you remove, then once untangled you can slowly start to group certain wires, branch them here and there, then start to sleeve them, shorten them, lengthen them, etc etc etc. This one will take me awhile. I'll keep you guys posted.

Road Pirate
11-12-2009, 11:12 AM
Great new project, I'll be staying tuned for this one! :thumbup:

civhatch92
11-12-2009, 11:23 AM
Oh man Alex has another honda... can't wait for this build!

s_crowley 17
11-12-2009, 08:24 PM
nice

K-N-2-EK
11-12-2009, 08:54 PM
read you entire build thread on the white EG ...my winter rims are steelies and it sits hella low now..im about 4.5 inches clearance under the front bumper. no lip..

matt96ex
11-12-2009, 11:42 PM
im super jealous of your insanely clean shell. wish mine were that mint! how do you plan do "tuck" the interior harness?

AlexM
11-13-2009, 01:00 AM
read you entire build thread on the white EG ...my winter rims are steelies and it sits hella low now..im about 4.5 inches clearance under the front bumper. no lip..

Point being?....






You're not low

AllStockHatch
11-13-2009, 05:11 AM
Been watching your builds and i know this is going to get interesting. You could almost do a DIY for the tuck while your at it. Great find on a clean hatch.

mymmeryloss
11-13-2009, 11:39 AM
im excited...
paint looks nice..

emstaks
11-13-2009, 02:53 PM
Nice Shit ! Deff Goin To Be Following This!

AlexM
11-13-2009, 05:11 PM
im excited...
paint looks nice..

Kind of hurts me to paint it:cool:

Kensai
11-13-2009, 09:36 PM
I'm thinking midori green

mymmeryloss
11-13-2009, 10:02 PM
nothing is better than a white ej hatch...

emstaks
11-14-2009, 02:14 PM
white or midori green are the best choices i deff agree! out of the two i would go midori...

Sammo115
11-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Oooooo. subscribed!

AlexM
11-14-2009, 07:15 PM
I'm diggin' this color...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/1-37-48683-l-RiPXWUHLHzoxg2IG8nGg.jpg

mymmeryloss
11-14-2009, 08:49 PM
isnt that jawns car?

AlexM
11-18-2009, 09:37 PM
Apologies gentlemen....

Haven't been doing much on the car, therefore not much for updates. Today I played around with the harness again. Got about half of it sorted and simplified. Still need to do the other half, then loom it all and extend/shorten some wires. Also took the car apart some more, made some shelves and made much more space to work in. Sorry for the shitty pictures...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK8-1.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK14-1.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK9-1.jpg

4x114.3 full conversion

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK13-1.jpg

Stuff I've simplified...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK12-1.jpg

Stuff that needs to be simplified...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK11-1.jpg

Loom I'll be using...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/alexmurovec/EK10-1.jpg

SikhCiviC
12-10-2009, 01:16 AM
bump.. every1 forgot bout the build

K-N-2-EK
12-11-2009, 03:33 PM
i didnt..lets hope his health is still good i noticed in his last del sol build he had health problems and shit went off the deep end fast..mom backed into his car and then he sold it :S but anyways ALEX where are you?

mymmeryloss
12-11-2009, 08:31 PM
lol. looks like my garage...
hope it comes together faster than mine..

god i hate winter

ImportFan1
12-11-2009, 11:40 PM
isnt that jawns car?

Unless he moved across the country I don't think so. Plus isn't he car a cream color?

AlexM
12-25-2009, 02:53 AM
i didnt..lets hope his health is still good i noticed in his last del sol build he had health problems and shit went off the deep end fast..mom backed into his car and then he sold it :S but anyways ALEX where are you?

Man I've been slackin' soooooo hard. Haven't worked on the car in weeks. Too much partying and too much working. Not enough time for the car. Oh well, it'll come together sometime, haha.

lol. looks like my garage...
hope it comes together faster than mine..

god i hate winter

I got a heated garage, but it still sucks. Spring is a great time to work on cars. Winter is a great time to get drunk and enjoy yourself.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Haha

4bangincivic
12-25-2009, 05:06 AM
I still loved the Sol, but this should be a nice build. Good luck man :thumbup:

matt96ex
12-25-2009, 09:21 PM
Spring is a great time to work on cars. Winter is a great time to get drunk and enjoy yourself.

can't agree with this anymore!! well said sir!

Aaron.
12-25-2009, 09:50 PM
cant wait to see this

Kswest
12-28-2009, 08:05 AM
Another great start to a build alex, looking forward to it.

AllStockHatch
12-28-2009, 09:45 AM
Stilll watching this build. Keeping it up.

2000JdmCivic
01-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Nice build alex. wheres the updates

Raabe
01-02-2010, 03:36 PM
just found your build, looks like it was a stellar base.

keep it commin

mymmeryloss
01-02-2010, 04:13 PM
in for updates..

NoKz
01-02-2010, 07:46 PM
I love your builds man. And that shell is immaculate! WOW!

K-N-2-EK
01-02-2010, 11:28 PM
updates?

civhatch92
01-02-2010, 11:31 PM
in for updates..

:word: Whats been going on Alex?

donovan772
01-04-2010, 12:31 PM
This build is going to be EPIC!!!!!!
If he would update...................

AlexM
01-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Decided I won't have the time and funds to make this car happen. Thought it would be cool, but my interests have somewhat changed. I'm back in school now and that needs to be my main focus. Anyone want to buy the shell? :P

civhatch92
01-10-2010, 03:43 PM
Aw bummer man, school is definitely a top priority though.
Best of luck to you.. and I'm sure soon enough you'll have another build underway.

K-N-2-EK
01-10-2010, 09:00 PM
i might consider that harness you were just working on..is it OBD2? or 1

1Lowcoupe
01-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Decided I won't have the time and funds to make this car happen. Thought it would be cool, but my interests have somewhat changed. I'm back in school now and that needs to be my main focus. Anyone want to buy the shell? :P

The reason why my hatch didn't really work out :(

But good luck in school :thumbup: