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Post by neonpla » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:30 am

more pics?
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:28 am

of....?

I got pictures of everything I think so far minus the front lip... wife said it's in the garage in a box.

She said I have so many boxes in the garage...

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The car itself should be getting paint within a month of me getting home.
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:48 am

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Post by jake_tim » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:58 pm

mmm, grippy. Can't wait to see them mounted and on the car.
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:51 am

Thinking bout paint now....


Satin black looks pretty fricken killer IMO....


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Only thing is I have a CF hood... think the glossy cf hood would clash with satin black?



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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:55 am

Eff Tee Dub!
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Post by jake_tim » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:57 am

I think it would.

I would go with a nice blue. Like that color that Mazdaspeed 3s come in Australia. I cant remember the name; where is Mox when you need him?
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:07 pm

Don't liek the flat black look.

IS that CRX set up for drag? Looks like it by the front fender flare and wheel
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:24 pm

That's an aftermarket 3 piece front end... (wider fender flares)
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:32 pm

Yeah, I realized as much, I just was curious if you were setting this up as a drag car. That along with the steelies in the back, and that weld style wheel in the front made it look that way
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:15 pm

That's not my car... it was an example of the satin black...

BUT.... I think I am just going to stick with Rio Red (OEM Red)
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Post by slow2.0ts13 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:24 pm

i like the rio red, but fuji blue with the cf hood sounds sexy
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:09 pm

ah... epic fail on my part. I'd say stick with the red for sure.
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Post by suave23 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:46 pm

Stick with the Rio Red, and honestly I'd paint the hood as well. You could have it painted to where the weave still shows through, and leave it unpainted on the bottom if you want to show that it's carbon fiber.

You plan on leaving the trim and lower cladding black? I remember you were one of the ones that didn't like the fact that my old '88 Si had everything painted.

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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:04 pm

slow2.0ts13 wrote:i like the rio red, but fuji blue with the cf hood sounds sexy
Fuji blue is the same blue on the new mugen SIs right?


Meh.... The C6 Z06 blue is pretty nice...


I think I liked the S2000 blue as well....


I'm so lost on what I want to do paint wise... :tardbang:
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Post by hansken_yo » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:18 pm

Copper. I think that is a kick ass color.
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:02 am

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Post by hansken_yo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:11 am

Mixed with a little CF and you got pure sex.... mmmmmmmmm
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:29 am

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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:49 pm

Body issues...

The hood closes and hits on both sides (fenders)

The headlights look to be tucked in... or maybe that's just me.

The passenger rear corner of the hood pops up (tried two different hoods) I'm guessing it's the hinge or something.

Then I noticed a weird weld in the engine bay... or looks to be weld... I don't recall my other CRXs having it.... it's obvious this car has been in a front end collision... being it's rio red with a white bumper/hood and mismatched fenders.

I'm tempted to just put it back together and sell it and find a better shell to work with :(


First pictures... front end with the bumper/headlights...

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Weird weld or whatever


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Hood "closed"

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On a plus side... I got the tires mounted....

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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:22 pm

Those tires look sick as hell! Too bad the car isn't worthy of them ATM...
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:43 pm

Indeed.. :( :(
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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:58 pm

Almost looks like a different front clip was welded onto the car....

also, just leave the hood... it has the jdm hood tilt :lol:
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Post by suave23 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:36 pm

As for the headlights, mine sat similar to that, so that may not be that big of an issue. Mine had a clean history on it.

As for the rest of the front. I'd say for sure it's been in a hard front end collision. Looks like the front passenger frame horn has been replaced. You should be able to fix the hood fitment by adjusting the tops of the fenders out some, and replace the hinge.

As for finding a different shell, I'd think it over. How's the rest of your car? Any quarter rot? If the rest of it's in good shape, I'd say just fix the nasty looking repair job on the front corner and keep it. It may be easier than finding another clean shell for a good price and having to weld in quarters or whatever else.
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:08 pm

Got bored... put the wheels on.


No tripod ftl.. :(

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Going to paint it black this weekend...lol
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:13 pm

i personally love the flat black idea myself.

and i would just try to get the front end worked out instead of trying to find a better shell. why not just work to restore what you have?
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:40 pm

some shitty pics

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Came out alright... still needs some work..
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:36 pm

looks alright, looks like it was spray painted though.. I liked the Rio Red better personally. Are you keeping it flat black? The wheels look good on there
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:24 pm

definitely need to clean it up some... and yes it was spray painted..

I liked rio red too... but it was rio red , flat black, white...


lol

Even a half ass spray job looks better its one color..
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Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:06 pm

I actually kind of like spraybomb black... I say keep it, and use it!
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