Manny's 96 coupe: exhaust done

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:45 am

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Post by R/T William » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:10 am

just need to paint the strips on the front and rear bumper to mach the rest of the paint. all in all great job.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:23 am

Dang I can dig this. I'm nitpicky with my junk, and the point where the skirts meet doesn't match up with the door, but from far enough away you can't even see the mating point on the skirts. This looks good, one of the few 1gns I enjoy looking at.

No rear lip please!
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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:19 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:Dang I can dig this. I'm nitpicky with my junk, and the point where the skirts meet doesn't match up with the door, but from far enough away you can't even see the mating point on the skirts. This looks good, one of the few 1gns I enjoy looking at.

No rear lip please!
Thanks.

And why no rear lip..? I too think it looks good as is but I got this rear lip sitting here collecting dust. I may sell it if I decide to not install it. It's the wings West rear lip btw in case you know what it looks like. Think it wouldn't flow nice..?
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:49 pm

I think it looks better without. The skirts and front are pretty close for fitment and maintain that same "bubbly" neon feeling. I think after trimming / heating / molding to make it fit, it would kill the cleanliness and body lines.
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Post by theColonel » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:38 pm

It doesn't look balanced with side skirts, and no rear lip. My suggestion is to have somebody do it both ways in Photoshop, then compare
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Post by ckrock946 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:27 pm

i want to see a photoshop of it with the lip, i think it looks absolutely fantastic as it is
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat May 03, 2014 9:25 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:I think it looks better without. The skirts and front are pretty close for fitment and maintain that same "bubbly" neon feeling. I think after trimming / heating / molding to make it fit, it would kill the cleanliness and body lines.
hmm. yeah i hear ya.
theColonel wrote:It doesn't look balanced with side skirts, and no rear lip. My suggestion is to have somebody do it both ways in Photoshop, then compare
about to upload a pic here in a second. let me know what u think of it then with it on there.
ckrock946 wrote:i want to see a photoshop of it with the lip, i think it looks absolutely fantastic as it is



here it is. some quick unpainted pics of it just to get an image of what it will look like.

i like it but then again i like it without as well. i almost just want to sell it and gain some money back on it.


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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun May 04, 2014 7:40 pm

I think you just made me eat my own words. Paint that sucker red and rock it!
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun May 04, 2014 9:21 pm

I think it would look good without the vertical pieces there.

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Post by Neon4Life » Mon May 05, 2014 12:38 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:I think you just made me eat my own words. Paint that sucker red and rock it!
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INVUJerry wrote:I think it would look good without the vertical pieces there.
you mean the fins thing there..?
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon May 05, 2014 1:06 am

Neon4Life wrote:
FAC3L3SS wrote:I think you just made me eat my own words. Paint that sucker red and rock it!
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INVUJerry wrote:I think it would look good without the vertical pieces there.
you mean the fins thing there..?
Yeah the fins you see on the back. If those could be trimmed away I think it would look great.

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Post by Neon4Life » Tue May 06, 2014 1:54 pm

^ i thought about it and yes it could be done but i didnt want to mess with cutting it then having to find something to fill the hole that would be there..


in other news, decided to get off the couch since weather was good and painted the lip. ran out of time as i have to head to work in a few but tomorrow it will see clear coat and installed i hope. heres a pic of it painted no clear.

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and just a nice pic here.


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Post by Neon4Life » Fri May 09, 2014 9:07 am

well here it the final look. i kind of didnt like it at first but its looking better now as the hours pass by.

i forgot to mention that i also got clear turn signals, the ones there next to the headlights.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 09, 2014 2:18 pm

God yes. Yesssss.

Um, yes.

Those wheels aren't spectacular, but they're the perfect color and just blend in enough to make you look at the car as a whole, not a body with wheels on it.

Yes.

I'm an arrogant cock with no room to speak whatsoever, but damn you've come a long with since that blue bucket.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 09, 2014 6:13 pm

I wish it still had the stock wheels on it... other than that it looks great.
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat May 10, 2014 12:10 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:God yes. Yesssss.

Um, yes.

Those wheels aren't spectacular, but they're the perfect color and just blend in enough to make you look at the car as a whole, not a body with wheels on it.

Yes.

I'm an arrogant cock with no room to speak whatsoever, but damn you've come a long with since that blue bucket.
:thumbup: thank you. yeah this is alot better than that blue pile o crap i started with back in the day.


sidepipe87 wrote:I wish it still had the stock wheels on it... other than that it looks great.
me too kinda, but i wanted something different and this was it. haha.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 10, 2014 12:19 am

Really looking nice! No more lower though or you won't make it into the parking lot at the Dayton meet. :help:
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Post by Neon4Life » Sun May 11, 2014 9:41 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Really looking nice! No more lower though or you won't make it into the parking lot at the Dayton meet. :help:
oh god. i need to make sure not to follow ian this time when i leave the parking lot. last year it scrapped so bad and if i tried that this year ill for sure get stuck and or rip my front lip off. haha
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun May 11, 2014 10:09 pm

I am kind of drunk right now, but I think it looks great. 2 gold stars for you mang!

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon May 12, 2014 7:46 am

Did these ever have black mouldings on the doors?
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Post by Neon4Life » Mon May 12, 2014 8:51 am

^ no i dont believe so. its the acr which i believe meant it didnt have them on there originally. why.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon May 12, 2014 12:11 pm

Not sure. Similar to the "JDM" Civics, I'm curious what it'd look like with the moldings on the doors and sides matching the bumpers.
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Post by Neon4Life » Wed May 14, 2014 9:34 am

Well if I had a set I would put it up to see what it looked like but ehh I don't want to go buy one just to find out.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed May 14, 2014 10:01 am

#photoshoprequests
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Post by theColonel » Wed May 14, 2014 11:31 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:#photoshoprequests
:withstupid: I think it would improve the car's looks ... what you've done so far, makes it the best looking coupe I've seen :thumbup:
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Post by caustic neon » Wed May 14, 2014 11:31 am

its an ACR so no door moldings
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Post by rehack » Thu May 15, 2014 6:05 pm

Best looking 1st Gen I have ever seen. Good on ya.

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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:54 am

hey look I haven't posted in a month in a half. well heres a few new pics.

I was trying to solve a clunk problem I had. it was driving me nuts and I think I finally tracked it down to the lower control arm bushings going bad already after only 10months on there. see pics. now it was mostly my fault it went bad and the reason it was clunking sometimes is also my fault because I didn't read the instructions of re-torque the bolts after first 50 miles so they were loose and that's what caused the clunk noise by my feet.

drove it a few miles yesterday and everything seems great. now need to get alignment so all is straight for the long Carlisle trip next week.

anyways here are some pics of what the old bushings looked like. so dirty and filthy. that's what daily driving does to it.

keeping it in the shade on the long hot summer days.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:44 am

It's always eye-opening to compare old and new parts like that. :shock:
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