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Old 07-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #31
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wow very nice project for fuel economy. ive always thought that the del sol would be the best candidate for aero mods since you can essentially make it more aerodynamic than a delsol. its better than any other civic of that generation because it has a much smaller frontal area. all you have to do is fix the garbage .cd with a tapering structure over the trunk.
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Thanks! I'm hoping my idea with the rear hatch spoiler and VGs will help!
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:57 PM   #33
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Well I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!

All of the wiring is complete and done properly, no hack job here!! Got an up shift light too!!

Just finished putting the rear suspension on, including some camber adjustable UCAs, New Trailing arm bushing (extremely needed!), Light weight Alum LCAs, Koni Yellows, and Eibach Springs...




I patched up the whole where the auto cables originally came threw, welded and the some JB Weld to seal it up nice!


I also took the exhaust of the VX and chopped it to fit the Del Sol...it was very simple just cut out about a 6" section and welded it back together! The Del Sol exhaust came off in 3 sections that rusted apart :-P


Gonna work on making the VX rear diffuser fit the del sol...its close but needs some massaging...might opt for a custom peice too rather then hacking up a good OEM piece worth $40 new :-P



Ah I also took some more recent pictures of my VX



Dumped :-P


Thats all for now, gonna get some more work done tonight...
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Looking good! Keep up the good work.

I recognize your avatar from HT
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:11 PM   #35
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holy crap your bushings are SCREWED!!!! anyway nice replacement parts. good move on the konis, best bang for buck shock thats better than oem.
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Looking good! Keep up the good work.

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Thanks! Lol I use the same avatar for ever site makes it easy! My CRX is still my first true love...


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holy crap your bushings are SCREWED!!!! anyway nice replacement parts. good move on the konis, best bang for buck shock thats better than oem.
Yea 250K on them they needed to be replaced! I've used the same set of Konis on 3 different Hondas now, def worth every penny...I couldn't imagine spending the money any other way...
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I've used the same set of Konis on 3 different Hondas now, def worth every penny...I couldn't imagine spending the money any other way...
me too! this is the 3rd civic ive had mine on. mine are getting a little tired at 7 years on 450lb/in springs and 2.5 inches lower, but they still work well
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Well she is road ready!!

Put the hood back on and cleaned all the door jams, trunk sill etc



Resealed and installed the rear window...


Installed the Dash...


and then the rest of the interior, the carpet and seats still need a good cleaning but thats the next on the list



Installed the up shift light in the dummy plate next to the aux light switch, its perfect location!


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Impressive. Such a big project and yet you don't seem to get hopelessly overwhelmed. Just keep moving along.

I love the fact that you don't cut corners and rig things together. Every time I see something rigged together on a Honda it just makes me sick. Such a quality built car put to shame.

I wish I knew how to weld...
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Impressive. Such a big project and yet you don't seem to get hopelessly overwhelmed. Just keep moving along.

I love the fact that you don't cut corners and rig things together. Every time I see something rigged together on a Honda it just makes me sick. Such a quality built car put to shame.

I wish I knew how to weld...
I've done "hack jobs" in the past with my CRX, not necessarily rigged the wrong way but def not the best or best looking...with this project I did have the extra money to do things right from the insurance check...but I decided that I wanted this to be a good daily driver and if I invested in it now and did it all at once then it should be good for plenty of years to come! I'm very happy and the hard work has paid off, the end results is motivation enough to keep me going!! This is a blast to drive! I have my fingers crossed the MPG numbers are up to par...but honestly going from 25-27mpg on premium gas in my mazdaspeed to whatever this give is going to be great...Thanks for all the comments and motivation guys that helps me keep going with this and getting it done!

Oh and welding is awesome, one of my favorite hobbies! I have a Hobart Handler 180, great machine, my dad and I split the cost even though I've been mainly using it :-P I'm always looking for stuff to weld if anyone in the area needs help...
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