The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

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The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:10 pm

so i figured id attempt to make one of these for the civic,
bear with me im sure i will forget allot of things since its going on 5 years strong now.
Theres quite the story behind this car and lets just say i have gone through my share of Blood, sweat, and Beers over this thing.
As you are about to read i have touched just about every part of this car since i purchased it except for engine internals and tranny which will be tore into someday haha.
i dont have many old pics because we didnt have a digi camera at the time, but can dig some up if anyone is interested lol.
But all bitching aside here she is.
Enjoy.
Intro
1997 Honda Civic Lx Sedan
198k miles on chasis with not spot of rust.
Original Dark Green paint.
Almost the entire car has been overhauled top to bottom so original miles are unnecessary.

Engine:

JDM H22A From Hmotors ( currently around 50k miles)
A/c Delete
P/s Delete
Cruise control delete
charcoal canister delete
Engine harness tuck
Headlight/foglight harness tuck
Fuse box relocation/tuck
coolant overflow relacation/tuck
battery relocation
Odyssey pc680 battery with mount(15lbs)
brake line tuck
fuel filter tuck
alternator wire tuck
allot of other random shit tucked
aluminum dual core radiator with slim fan
spoon resovior covers
PWRD JDM carbon plug wire cover
Hasport u70A(Race) solid motor mount kit
Custom Hasport harness
Hasport/ The driveshaft shop level 2.9 axles
RMF style 4-1 naorrow tube drag header(2.5" collector)
3" custom made SRI (powdercoated gloss black)
Blox 3" velocity stack w/ filter
Skunk 2 pro series 70mm Throttle body
Skunk2 pro series intake manifold (portmatched to 70mm)
Hondata heat sheild intake manifold gasket
Hondata s300 with p28 ecu
Buddy club spec 2 2.5" race exhaust (19 lbs)
custom 2.5" straight pipe
"alien sperm green" powdercoated valve cover
tein hood dampers
Civic Type-R oil cap
random gold washers skattered
JDM HAMP oil filter

Suspension

Function Form type-1 coil overs
blox lower control arms
asr subframe brace
24mm asr sway bar
beaks tie bar
blox spherical end links
skunk 2 front upper strut bar
skunk 2 rear upper strut bar

Wheels and tires

16x7 rota gt-3 rims hand polished(24 hrs a rim)
205/40/16 falken azienas rt-615 tires
blox open end extended lugnuts
8mm wheel spacers

Brakes

DC4 front and rear brake conversion (poor person big brake kit)
stop tech drilled&slotted front rotors
stop tech drilled&slotted rear rotors
Ebc red stuff front and rear pads
Goodridge g-stop braided lines(x4)
energy poly rear trailing arm bushings
arp extended wheel studs all around
motul dot 4 brake fluid
40/40 prop valve

Exterior

mugen style front lip
oem mud guards
oem style window visors
vision carbon fiber mirrors
seibon oem style carbon hood
weksos carbon plate frame
Aerocatch locking hood pins
oem spoiler
5% tint w/ strip
ctr style depo foglights
DIY gutted grill
Civic type-R antenna block off plate
rear bumper support removed
custom old age(lol)

Interior

Civic Type-R replica seats
off brand 4 pt harness's
sparco carbon fiber pedal kit
PWRD JDM carbon fiber air bag tray
white face cluster with Carbon Fiber bezil
nardi deep corn 330mm steering wheel
MOMO hub
skunk 2 weighted shift knob
circuit hero shifter extender
custom 4 point roll cage with harness bar, mounts, and cross bars
wink 5 panel mirror
full interior painted Landau black (used to be tan)
re-upholstered head liner with all 4 "oh shit handles" and front dome light shaved
civic type-R shift boot
civic type-R arm rest eliminator
carpet&sound dedening removed
back seats, spare tire, jack, trunk guts removed
air bag/srs brain removed

Audio

infinity reference 6.5" speakers (x4)
Kenwood deck with ipod interface

Let me know if i forgot anything.
More pics upon request.

Future Plans

-Install my Aerocatch hood pins No
-Paint interior, cage, exterior, mild shave and paint engine bay
-Get my ecu tuned for my set up by LoveFab
-See what numbers i produce..either cry or jump for joy
-weigh her in
-alignment
- DRIVE THE FUCK OUT OF IT

way down the line i plan to..
-get better seats/harnesses
- build my head (skunk 2 pro 2 cams, super tech valve train, port and polish)
-potentially get type-s pistons (11.1 comp instead of 10:6:1)
- stage 3 clutch w/ light weight fly wheel
-possible B series tranny swap with LSD and these^

The End.









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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Evan. on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:33 pm

Yup let me just say/express something:

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid cheers cheers cheers bounce bounce bounce
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm

Evan. wrote:Yup let me just say/express something:

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid cheers cheers cheers bounce bounce bounce
hahaha works for me afro
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Evan. on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:40 pm

Alrightttt giggity giggity goooo!! bounce
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Red93Civic on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:58 pm

Always loved this car. Plus it's a sedan, so that's another plus for me Smile
But one suggestion. You might want to round off the corners on those seat belt tabs you've got welded on the cage. Those could do some nasty things to a forehead if you're leaning in there for any reason.
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:01 am

Red93Civic wrote:Always loved this car. Plus it's a sedan, so that's another plus for me Smile
But one suggestion. You might want to round off the corners on those seat belt tabs you've got welded on the cage. Those could do some nasty things to a forehead if you're leaning in there for any reason.
thanks jared pirat !
yea they are slightly rounded out with a file but i didnt want to round them to much and have them look weird,
hopfully i dont end up with a gash lol.
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by slowEJ8 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 am

ive said it once and im sure ill say it again, this car has come so far. cant wait till its back on the road once again.
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by oldsintrigue on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:00 am

nice and clean
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:30 pm

slowEJ8 wrote:ive said it once and im sure ill say it again, this car has come so far. cant wait till its back on the road once again.
haha thanks Bryce!
its definently been a full contact project for years now,
hopfully itll be out somtime this summer.
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Post by Nick. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:30 pm

bumpin98intrigue wrote:nice and clean
thanks Wink
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Justinmk2 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:13 pm

what still needs to be done before you'll put it back on the road?
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:29 pm

everything operates on the car perfectly, all mechanical things are done. At this point its just me being anal about bringing it out. I would like to have the cage, interior, and engine bay painted, get an alignment, and dyno/tune it before it hits the streets.
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by oldsintrigue on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Nick. wrote:everything operates on the car perfectly, all mechanical things are done. At this point its just me being anal about bringing it out. I would like to have the cage, interior, and engine bay painted, get an alignment, and dyno/tune it before it hits the streets.
makes sense for sure
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Post by Justinmk2 on Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:45 pm

Nick. wrote:everything operates on the car perfectly, all mechanical things are done. At this point its just me being anal about bringing it out. I would like to have the cage, interior, and engine bay painted, get an alignment, and dyno/tune it before it hits the streets.

^^ lol he said anal... Suspect
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Bryton. on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:24 pm

I like this car vary much! santa rendeer affraid elephant One of hardly any civics that i would love to drive!
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Thu May 03, 2012 3:21 pm

figured id post up some kinda old pics
this is what my interior used to look like.. yes it was tan once..



right after i put the function form's on


i started tucking little things before the addiction set in


i really wish i had better pics of when it had a buddy club style body kit, euros, white mesh grill, make mugen badgesm and the enkeis were spraybombed black before i polished the lips and painted the centers silvardo silver but these are the oldest ones i have.
this is unfortunatly the oldest pic i have; this is right after i traded rick bell the ricer front bumper for his stock one. this is before i refurbished the enkeis, before i gutted the grill, before i painted the bumper and well before the car even moved.

half way thru the rim referb, rocking 4x4 ride height on blown ractive coil overs. obviously didnt run hense the dollies.



oldest engine pics i have.
this is for those who said i bought the swap running.. still missing a TON of essential parts(battery, wiring harness, radiator,hoses, intake, axles, and much much more)

still rocking p/s and a/c bracket lol

first day out of the shop, swap still wasnt complete.



when i thought i was thug..


First week alive!
with bryce and ricky. that bumper thats on the black civic was what mine came with and we traded.

bryce and i


and thats where she came from!
wish i had more from day 1 but what evs just wanted people to see she wasnt always this pretty.

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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Evan. on Fri May 04, 2012 1:36 am

Umm.....boner?
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Re: The Never ending Project: Rags to Riches Sedan.

Post by Nick. on Thu May 17, 2012 10:04 pm

went out and got the rear discs all freshened up. should be on next week.

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