Gus-CloverEk4 Clover Green VTI Build Progress

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by Gus-CloverEk4, Nov 10, 2016.



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  1. Gus-CloverEk4

    Gus-CloverEk4 New Member

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    Hi guys, just signed up to the forum after owning my Ek for 7 months and getting it back on the road here in sunny Scotland.
    Bought my Ek thinking it was a good clean example, untill my MOT was due. And what i found was a botched and tarted up set of rear arches with a serious amount of body filler and fibre glass, so the welder had to come out to save my childhoods favourite car.

    The way the vti looked when i bought it...

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    Then MOT time came and This is what i had found,

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    Found these two chunks of Fibre glass holding my arches together at the bottom! IMG_2603.JPG

    Attacked the top of the inner arch from inside first with the welder.

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    And now back onto the arches with the cutting disc.
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    After the rust had been cut out the inner arch i then measured up and cut the quarter panels out to get access into the inner arch.

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    Then the replacement quarter panels/arches where krimped and test fitted.
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    With the panels clamped in place i could then make up the inner arches to fit onto the quarter panel, removing the panel to seam weld the inners once they where spot welded in place.
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    the tops of the inner arches then got a paint for extra protection. Only got one photo though!
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    Then the quarter panels where spot welded to avoid distorting the rest of the panel.
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    Prepping for paint and then painting. (DIY paint job. but shes booked in for a full spray after christmas).
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    After 2 and a half weeks of working every night after work till stupid oclock. The end result turned out like this on some freshly powder coated shoes =)

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    Next step was to clean the underside completely, Paint the underside with a couple coats of Kurust and the a couple coats of underseal before going for an MOT (which passed with no advisories).
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    Didnt like the OEM clutch fitted to the B16 so Purchased a Stage 2 RPC clutch along with an alloy Radiator and a New JapSpeed 4-2-1 mani to make the bay look a bit nicer =) clutch.png
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    All parts fitted...

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