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Gemini2003
12-06-2005, 05:47 PM
Hello Visitors!

My name is Michael and when I started this project I was 22... I live in Kelowna BC Canada. I do tech support for a living and my hobby is Loving my 3Gee!!! :-) It's amazing how easy a lot of this stuff is!

"My Winter project" As the name started out; is nothing short of a full 1986 LX to 1989 EX-i Conversion! I bought a crashed EX-i for $70 and at the same time the tranny went on my LX so I started this project.

Here are a just a few of the objectives I'm going to be completing over the next few months:

-- Full LX to EX-i conversion
---- Motor swap
---- Wiring harness
---- Dash
---- Auto windows and locks
-- Interior
---- New/Re-upholster seats/Need to learn this first
---- Dye the carpet/Replace
---- Fiberglass Custom interior components including the door panels

hopefully
---- Other fiberglass work (possibly customizing parts of dash or hood)
---- Changing the entire color scheme of the interior.
(I am strongly thinking complete black interior with a nice color to accent haven't decided what color yet most likely silver or grey to go with my carbon fiber accessories)
-- Exterior/Body
---- Fixing ALL the rust and body dent's
------- This includes cutting out all the body panels from the donor car and welding new ones into place.
------- Sandblasting the unibody and painting it Electric Blue (possibly Metallic Electric Blue) *****UPDATE***** Obviously I chose Burnt Orange not Electric Blue lol ******
---- Replacing LX roof with EX-i roof as it has a sun roof **decided not to do this***
---- Replacing rear window with donor car's as the defrost actually works.
---- Modified 3rd gen Acura Integra front bumper or possible Custom front bumper with the Acura bumper as a mold to play with.
---- Side skirts and Rear bumper will be fiberglass however I haven't put much thought into what they are going to look like yet.

Well that's a short list of the modifications I'll be making over the next few months. We ( 2 Friends and I) have invested in a 2 car garage a few months back and now we have converted it into a shop. We pay rent on this space so we almost always have 2 projects on the go. My best Friend is a journeymen mechanic so any mechanical issues I have he is my support guy (plus it helps he rents the shop with me)... ****UPDATE**** That went
sideways after about 6 months, I had to shelf this car project for a couple years, I established shop all to myself and it has allowed me to continue working on her properly :-) *********


I'm going to be posting my progress and I'm Trigger happy so there will be lots of pictures!


**********
I would really REALLY like your input good or bad. I'd love input on my choice of colors and all of the modifications...If you have suggestions as well this would be excellent!
**********


Next post: Tear down of Both my donor car and my car.


*******Last Updated JAN 2014 *************

russiankid
12-06-2005, 05:49 PM
i see no pics

NXRacer
12-06-2005, 06:12 PM
i'll be looking forward to seeing your project. sounds like fun!
oh yeah

Gemini2003
12-06-2005, 06:24 PM
Well here we go!!

I have lots and lots of pics, here are a few of the main progress of tear down. If you want I have all the pictures here in high res.

I've decided not to post pics of the donor car as it's really quite sad seeing a 3gee like that. (didn't even put wheels on it to get it on the flat bed we kinda just dragged it with a few guys)

Left side of the car:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0074.jpg
Removed: Front left door, Rear left passenger door, Left fender and Gas door

Right Side:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0095.jpg

Removed: Front Right door, Rear right door and Right fender

Center:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0088.jpg

Removed: Hood and Antenna ( I know it's not gone in the pic )

Picture of the Gauges

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0084.jpg

The gauges are reverse glow and the odometer reads 366154.3 KM

Removal of the front Seats and dash:

hhttp://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0113.jpg

Removed: Front seats, Alpine Stereo, Dash and Heater blower. ( pictures where not taken in order so the front windows has also been removed in this pic.)

Back seat out:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0092.jpg

Front window removed:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0110.jpg

Rear Window Removed:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0129.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0131.jpg
(back dash also removed)

At this point All interior trim has been removed except for carpet (which is a fricken bugger by the way)

con't

jonrichert
12-06-2005, 06:29 PM
sounds like a good project... are you doing your own bodywork michael? if so i may need to hire you to fix up mine...:deal: my car is in serious need of some love.

frankie89
12-06-2005, 07:12 PM
looks like an episode of pimp my 3g...jk wow your really fixing her up, cant wait for the final outcome i guess in da spring??

Gemini2003
12-06-2005, 07:29 PM
So now we have two accords worth of parts in the shop space is becoming a huge issue...

This looks Challenging lol

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0076.jpg

We spread it out to pick what we needed to keep and what to throw away:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0115.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0116.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0117.jpg

Anyone need ANYTHING accord? lol

After creative ummm stuff hiding in our shop where where left with a few heater components and the wiring harness

We ended up putting it all in the rafter area lol
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0120.jpg

This is what's left:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_01192.jpg

Here we have the two accords:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_01222.jpg


My baby sitting naked in -5 C weather :-(

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_01232.jpg


And that's it for interior removal for now!!

Any questions?

Next: Engine and Wiring harness removal slated for the upcoming week or so depending on my work schedule.

Gemini2003
12-06-2005, 07:48 PM
jonrichert:
Yes Everything is going to be done by me if possible.

I have allready cut out 4 large Chucks of body panel from the donor car to repair my really bad rust spots. I have also removed the roof completly from the donor car to rob the sunroof :-)

Things like window replacment will be sent to a shop as they have the skill and all the weather proofing stuff handy.

frankie89:

Yes it's slated to be done by spring and i'm hell bent to be driving it by summer. :-)

2drSE-i
12-06-2005, 08:25 PM
EX-i emblem?
hehhee go you!

crazykamper
12-06-2005, 10:31 PM
looks like you gots your hands full, what exactly is an Ex-I??? never heard of it, (i dont think), how much hp do its gots???

Not like a rock
12-06-2005, 10:39 PM
EX-i is basicaly LX-i for Canada. Apparently, we prefer E to L.

crazykamper
12-06-2005, 10:55 PM
oh, got it, thanks.

ex1z7
12-06-2005, 11:35 PM
E = Excellent
L = Loser

E rules !

Looks like a crazy amount of work, hope its all worth it, keep us updated =)

Mag car +1?

TheWatcher
12-06-2005, 11:54 PM
Now that everything is stripped out, it's a good time to put in the sound dampening (like Dynamat).

Peace.

Gemini2003
12-07-2005, 01:49 AM
I Really want to lay down a Dynamat like material but I'd be tight on funds. I was actually looking for a cheap but effective alternative.... do you know what I might use?

Hash_man_Se_i
12-07-2005, 01:57 AM
Looks like fun... I'm almost at that stage with stripping my Old accord... its kinda fun haha, but the pile of parts is getting massive for me too... my dad isnt too happy about that in the garage.

IMO about the sound deadning stuff, Cascade audio makes the best stuff I think, but if you can't afford good stuff, then don't bother. Lots of the cheaper products are tar based, and basically just help stop vibrations in the metal, but don't actually stop sound waves.


Anyone need ANYTHING accord? lol

Was the interior grey?... If so, hows the condition of the trunk lining pieces?!... Mine are beat to hell from the previous owner.

EricW
12-07-2005, 10:10 AM
You have a lot of work ahead of you and you've already got the fun stuff done(stripping the car). When i did my EFI swap it was easy until the end when I had to chase down vacuum hoses and wiring problems until I figured out that I had a bad distributor. Then I had to figure out why the dome light didn't work(found a corroded crimp that came apart when transferring the harness). Good luck on the project.

Gemini2003
12-07-2005, 11:23 AM
Yeah your totally right Eric the fun stuff is just ending... removal of the wiring harness and motor is the last easy step for a while...

Once that is done I call in a few favors of people who want to help ( who just happen to have access to a sandblaster and a MiG welder to re attach all the panels) then comes sanding (oh that sounds fun lol)

After sanding we are going to use our shop as a paint booth :-) (We have already painted a couple cars in there it actually worked out quite well.)

I don't know about the painting and sandblasting but it sounds kinda fun to me :-P

Gemini2003
12-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Whoo hoo!!!!! BIG BIG BIG news!!!!

First the small news! I pulled the engine today! yep it's sitting on the floor i'll have pics in the next couple of days.

BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG NEWS!!

I JUST scored $2800 worth of Alpine Sterio equipment!!! For a killer deal.

Check this:

http://www.geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/x500mrdm100-f_ld.jpeg

2000 Watts peak 1000 watts RMS @ 2 OHM

and TWO of these

http://www.geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/alpine-swr-1521d.jpg

15" Dual voice coil 1500 watts peak 500 watts RMS @ 2-ohm

http://www.geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/602376_260.jpg



And this Nice 100 watt RMS x 4 @ 2 ohm



So this now means I get to make a full custom fiberglass ported trunk box :-) This box will also incorporate both amps.

BTW anyone who doesn't know car audio this is a fricken sweet score!

-mm

Acid X
12-08-2005, 07:03 PM
Jesus. How much did you get it for??

frankie89
12-08-2005, 07:06 PM
omfg.. nice grab..

mkymonkey
12-08-2005, 07:20 PM
yeah my bud has almost the same stuff. actually he gave me the money and i bought everything for him because he knows nothing obout car audio. you can check it out here

http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/720755

sorry dont trying to hyjack your thread

Gemini2003
12-08-2005, 07:21 PM
So yeah $1000 Canadian for that much Alpine :-)

It's used (6 months old) the guy has too much money and is getting a whole new system.

Oh yeah 12 months no interest no payments as well :-) I love financing....

The store broke every rule in the book to put it though financing!! lol due to the fact it actually wasn't store inventory just one of there customers old stuff :-)

One last bonus?

The Owner of the car audio store is going to come by when I'm ready to make a custom enclosure and give me a few suggestions to make it look killer :-)

so yeah... I had a good day.

A18A
12-08-2005, 08:37 PM
shit, looks like one hell of a project, wish ya luck :) are you removing EVERYTHING from the car and starting from scratch? nice to have all the tools eh?

Gemini2003
12-08-2005, 09:19 PM
Yeah the car is going to be sandblasted so she has to be naked to the bone.


- Thanks for stopping by
- mm

2drSE-i
12-08-2005, 09:32 PM
adrian

your m3 is instantaneous pant-creamage

mkymonkey
12-08-2005, 11:20 PM
lol thanks, its actually not mine, its one of my friends. its still in the shop actually, because we decided to re do the whole system, why? because its so much power it cracked and broke the sub box. amazing huh. anyway sorry for hijacking again....but just wanted to share.

qh187
12-09-2005, 07:28 AM
for cheap sound deadening you can use that stuff they use for roofing. its much cheaper than dynamat and works just as well. the whole concept is to add mass to your body panels so that they won't vibrate. it'll smell like tar at first but air it out for a day or two and you're set.

2drSE-i
12-09-2005, 08:04 AM
thats because it is tar

Gemini2003
12-09-2005, 04:27 PM
Here are the pics of my new sound equipment:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0138.JPG

And just so you can see a size comparison I put a Canadian beer bottle in the Pic...

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0139.JPG

Engine bay -1 Engine!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0143.JPG

I try to be organized so I made 3 bags of bolts per car. Each bag is Titled "Dash" "Interior" "Engine/Engine Bay"

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0144.JPG


All labeled of course:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/PIC_0146.JPG




Like I said I'm trigger happy! but you know what? Seeing my own step by step progress here keeps me totally motivated :-)



THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR POSITIVE COMMENTS!!!

russiankid
12-09-2005, 04:32 PM
that is what i call stripping down a car

2drSE-i
12-09-2005, 06:03 PM
awww! wook at da wittle axwes! hehehe

those are huge btw

Pinball Kidd
12-19-2005, 04:27 PM
Looking good man, we will have to get together during the holidays and do some wrenchin on that thing:)
"Slow and steady wins the race"
Zach

88Accord-DX
12-19-2005, 11:52 PM
Wooo. That looks like something they do on Overhaulin', full restoration type project. If you going to re-do a car, that is taking it to the limit. Good luck, wouldn't mind seeing the final outcome..

A18A
12-20-2005, 03:18 AM
dam, wish dem pics wud sho

thegreatdane
12-20-2005, 09:26 AM
Yeah the car is going to be sandblasted so she has to be naked to the bone.


- Thanks for stopping by
- mm

Now that's the kind of talk I like. Getting it sandblasted is definately a good choise in my opinion.

I just hope you wont be putting back in a sad LX engine, but go with something more B-ish. or H... :)

good luck

Pinball Kidd
12-20-2005, 04:02 PM
Yah Mike (Gemini2003) Put something B-ish in there!
"You can dooo ittt"
I would love to help with that.
Zach

Gemini2003
12-22-2005, 08:11 AM
Hey guys... Thank you for all the great compliments...

The only spare engine I have laying around ( lol ) is the EFI one out of the donor car. Unfortunately at the time I started this project I didn't plan to do a non accord engine swap as 1.) I don't have a bunch of cash and 2.) I'm just a novice! I'm learning a lot as I go and a simple swap is what I need to do first.

I would love to swap in a nice engine but I think I may have to wait till I'm done this project.

As for all the pictures not working I'm having issues with my hosting company right now and they should be working shortly. **UPDATE** My host decided to change thier nameservers without telling me AND THEN they gave me the wrong ones! anyhoo... you'll see pics in 24-48 hrs (It's 10:30AM Dec 22 2005 right now.)

SANDBLASTING

As for the sandblasting idea... I called a few body shops that do sandblasting and the general idea is that sandblasting is going to be too harsh for the thin gauge metal on the body. The car will still have all the paint stripped off but I'm not sure if it's going to be done with a less harsh media blaster or by hand.

If it's by hand it's been suggested to me that I use a variable speed rotary sander or possibly chemical stripping product... any ideas on this?

ZackieDarko
12-22-2005, 12:36 PM
you should rub coca-cola on it, if it'll clean up your chrome it must like to eat paint :-p

A18A
12-22-2005, 02:46 PM
what about water blasting it? or is water blasting 2 weak?

Gemini2003
12-22-2005, 03:04 PM
I could see water blasting if I could get like a 15HP or higher...

I've used 5 HP pressure washers and l didn't damage my paint in least so i'd need to use probably 3 times that but yeah I'm just guessing.

FyreDaug
12-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Pics broken dude.

thegreatdane
12-23-2005, 07:51 AM
Oh, when you said get it sandblasted I automatically assumed you meant getting the underbody sandblasted. Not the outside body of the car :)

Several people gets the underbody sandblasted and painted and afterwards it'll be clean as heck and without any rust. A good option for people in countrys with salt on the roads that wants to protect their precious car.

Gemini2003
12-24-2005, 08:31 AM
I Actually never thought about the underside of my car!! I feel silly now lol

I wonder if spending the time on the underside is going to be worth it.... I mean I am in Canada and we do use salt and gavel but I'm not planning on driving it in the winter so maybe not.... Good idea though!


Oh and by the way all the pictures are fixed.

jonrichert
01-04-2006, 07:38 PM
get much done over the holidays mike? hope it's all going well for ya.. I found a fairly clean, '88 black coupe in westbank for sale, think i'm gonna look into getting me a fuel injected accord too.

Gemini2003
01-04-2006, 09:23 PM
I've been waiting on a couple of things so unfortunately no major accomplishments since tear down was completed...

Basically next step is to pressure wash the car then Sand all around the bad rust areas and the areas that I will be replacing... All prep work for the upcoming body panel replacements.

ICEMAN707
01-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Hey Gemini what tool do you use to remove the front and rear windshields? Isn't it like some tool with a sharp blade edge that heats up to melt the rubber seal and makes it easy to cut? I dunno what it's called.

mykwikcoupe
01-04-2006, 11:54 PM
no heating or anything. its basically a handle with a sharp very ridgid blade. Theres a flexjoint attatched that goes out to a handle so you can pull on it and all. Ryan made it look pretty easy when he did my windshields but thats what he does.

ICEMAN707
01-04-2006, 11:58 PM
any idea where i can get the new metal trim for the windshields and the snaps/fasteners? also, what type of rubber adhesive is that that they use to glue on the windshields? can i get that at home depot?

Gemini2003
01-09-2006, 05:03 PM
Actually I used Wire and 2 screw drivers :-)

Went to the local parts place and picked up window removal wire for under $10 and just went at it like a saw but with wire :-)

As for what the substance is to put the window back in... Honestly I'd check a local glass shop for what they use... they are usually very nice about it :-)

I'm Actually going to use a glass shop to put everything back in for the fact they will do it right the first time and guarantee work :-)

Oh, and for anyone interested I peeled the rubber of my front window and I found a whole pile of unwanted rust :-( Oh well more sanding :deal:

**Edit** One more thing there is a nice update on Zack's site (Pinball Kidd) his car and a few others including mine are on there located here: 3gee Accord (http://www.timtone.com/tt/zach/3geez.htm)

3gn86lxi
01-12-2006, 07:02 PM
any idea where i can get the new metal trim for the windshields and the snaps/fasteners? also, what type of rubber adhesive is that that they use to glue on the windshields? can i get that at home depot?
Please don't do it iceman! Let a professional installer put your glass in. I get sooooooooo tired of fixing peoples stuff that they fuck up cause they think they can install glass.
It is a HUGE safety factor, and if it's not done right you are risking your life bro.
The only place you can get new moldings ect. is from Honda. All the cowling clips we get from our glass distributors, so the average jo needs to go to the dealership.

civic_90_08
01-12-2006, 08:14 PM
damn...you gotta lotta work ahead of you....good luck and i cant wait to see the finish product

Gemini2003
01-13-2006, 04:54 PM
So I have all my pics now :-) Here is what I'm up against:


http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/frontsmall.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/windows seamsmall.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/LR wheel wellsmall.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/RR Wheel wellsmall.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/rearquartersmall.jpg

So yeah you could say I have my work cut out for me (lol) It's actually better then it looks in these pictures.

From the donor car I have already removed the panels and sections required to do 90% of the rust repair on this car :-)

mkymonkey
01-13-2006, 05:11 PM
cool....get them uploaded then. :D

Gemini2003
01-14-2006, 02:39 PM
So here we go :-) I have some progress to report... First I have to say my pictures where spread between 2 digital camera's and one of the cameras is blurry...


So I got My car all pressure washed and cleaned up before starting on the body work I have to say it looked pretty good and the fact I didn't have to wash my hands every time I touched something works for me too!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/firewallsmall.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/frontleftsidesmall.jpg

I decided to take my roof off the car first only because I bought a new drill and wanted to use it :-)

Also I've decided to pull the outer skin of my roof off and leave everything else. My idea with this is that the replacement roof will fit perfectly instead of fighting with cutting the support pillars.

Here is a quick pic of the roof seam before I got started:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/1.JPG

Then I drilled out all the spot welds:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/2.JPG

After drilling out the spot welds I pried the metal apart using a hammer and a strong flat head screw driver:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/3.JPG

Sorry that it's blurry.... I'm not worrying about the metal of the roof as it's going to the dump and the sunroof is getting put on ;-) (W00t!)

Another of the work on the seam (back window)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/4.JPG


Now once I had the seam apart there is a tar like substance holding the cross braces to the roof. I left the braces but after inspecting the other roof I've decided to remove those as well.

SORRY AGAIN that these are blurry!! I'll take better ones soon! This will give you the idea though!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/5.JPG

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/6.JPG


So that's where she sits :-) I have more images of the bad rust areas etc but for now she sit's with a HUGE sunroof lol looks cool eh?

thegreatdane
01-15-2006, 10:08 AM
Should keep you busy that little rust project of yours lol Looks almost as bad as my old EX-i which I was pretty close to buying a brand spankin new OEM honda roof for.

BITESIZE
01-15-2006, 10:28 AM
Why don't you just get a new whole outside body? Seems like too much work and for the money you could get a none rusted one.

Gemini2003
01-15-2006, 11:36 AM
lol your like my friends around here... they see a little rust and there like why didn't you just buy a new car?

This is a Project. 6 months at least... I have Lots and lots and lots of time to take care of the rust.

So far I've spent, includeing the price of 2 cars, $850-950 Canadian.

Why buy a new car when I can MAKE a new car?

mkymonkey
01-15-2006, 04:30 PM
now thats the attitude....if you were my dog i would say GOOD BOY!!! lol

keep up the good work dude, and us posted

Cheeseburger
01-15-2006, 05:00 PM
good luck man and keep us posted i want to see how this car progresses...

Bglad420
01-15-2006, 06:26 PM
How can you convert from 86 LX to 89 EX-i??????

It will still be an 86...............

Gemini2003
01-16-2006, 06:53 AM
Technically/legally I suppose it will still be an 86 lx however the only thing that will be left of the 86 lx will be the unibody, suspension and some interior trim :-)

BITESIZE
01-16-2006, 04:09 PM
You said a little rust....LMAO! You consider that little? More power to you! HAve fun! Props on the madness, keep us posted.

88Accord-DX
01-16-2006, 04:14 PM
That is not rust, that is terminal cancer. Hope you got some good radiation treatment lined up for it. Keep us posted.

Bglad420
01-16-2006, 04:35 PM
Why don't you just go buy another one......its a four door, mabey if it was a coupe, or hatch, but even then..............

Deadhead
01-16-2006, 05:55 PM
holy shit that mofo is rusty....

props for you taking on this kind of a project..

does it have sentimental value or something?

mkymonkey
01-16-2006, 07:46 PM
maybe the guy is just bored guys. i work on cars that arent even mine when im bored. i know i know i should work only on mine, but even that bores me too lol

TheWatcher
01-17-2006, 01:50 AM
Whoo hoo!!!!! BIG BIG BIG news!!!!

First the small news! I pulled the engine today! yep it's sitting on the floor i'll have pics in the next couple of days.

BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG NEWS!!

I JUST scored $2800 worth of Alpine Sterio equipment!!! For a killer deal.

Check this:

http://www.creative-car-gillet.com/images/amplis/alpine/MRD-M1000.jpeg

2000 Watts peak 1000 watts RMS @ 2 OHM

and TWO of these

http://www.cbrstereo.com/ProductImages/SWR1521.jpg

15" Dual voice coil 1500 watts peak 500 watts RMS @ 2-ohm

http://www.cbrstereo.com/ProductImages/MRVF540.jpg

And this Nice 100 watt RMS x 4 @ 2 ohm



So this now means I get to make a full custom fiberglass ported trunk box :-) This box will also incorporate both amps.

BTW anyone who doesn't know car audio this is a fricken sweet score!

-mm

I Really want to lay down a Dynamat like material but I'd be tight on funds. I was actually looking for a cheap but effective alternative.... do you know what I might use?

You could afford all that, but you don't have enough money for Dynamat??? :dunno:

Peace.

Gemini2003
01-17-2006, 08:30 AM
LOL The rust really isn't that bad!!!

Seriously guys!! I have non rusty replacement body panels I cut out from the last car! All I have to do is cut out the current rust and replace the metal from the last car and *Poof* 90% of the rust is gone.

Actually the next step is to sand down the area's that I'm cutting out.

I'll let you all in a little secret... I had my licence suspennded for at least 6 months :-( Like I said I have lots of time to mess around on this project.

theDougler
01-17-2006, 11:15 AM
seem like you projet is coming along quite well still got lots left. props to ya. i was actually out in westbank last week bought and ex-i. should have stopped by

Deadhead
01-17-2006, 03:05 PM
LOL The rust really isn't that bad!!!

Seriously guys!! I have non rusty replacement body panels I cut out from the last car! All I have to do is cut out the current rust and replace the metal from the last car and *Poof* 90% of the rust is gone.

Actually the next step is to sand down the area's that I'm cutting out.

I'll let you all in a little secret... I had my licence suspennded for at least 6 months :-( Like I said I have lots of time to mess around on this project.

Haha, i KNEW there had to be a reason, just like mkymonkey said... your bored :P

so how'd you get your license suspended?

3gn86lxi
01-17-2006, 09:32 PM
Hmmm, six month suspention, I'm guessing it had to do with a little excessive fun and drink??
Oh well, life goes on right.
Good luck with everything.

Gemini2003
01-17-2006, 11:08 PM
About the sound equipment.... I'm a sucker... really I am... If I actually know how good of a deal I'm getting and it's something that gives me an edge I'm sold...:slap:

I'll drop big $$ on the stereo because it's VERY important for me to have an incredible system. I'm doing everything right if I can.:) :cool: :smokin:

A18A
01-18-2006, 10:04 PM
looks like a hella load of fun, cant wait 2 c the finished project good luck :)

now i see i cant put pop-ups in my car :'(

mkymonkey
01-18-2006, 11:13 PM
hahaha told a he was bored. i've had my licenese suspended once and all i did was build sites that i never got hosted. i even made mt own porn site called xsdotcom.com that never go hosted. lol. im actually bored again, so im building another one but this is being hosted..... my own site called mkmonkey.com should be up in a few weeks.

gfrg88
01-18-2006, 11:22 PM
this time are you actually bored or did you get your license suspended again :kekeke:

mkymonkey
01-18-2006, 11:27 PM
no just bored. i cant really do much to the accord because of some stupid surgery my girlfriend "had" to get so i just dropped 3000 bucks on that. now i wan to turbo so im planning on that. i never really planned on turboing this car...and build a site sooo...i just thought fuck it ill multitask. lol like its that hard. damn i need some money

mkymonkey
01-18-2006, 11:29 PM
dude i just noticed im a complete post whore. you joined he site on jan of last year and me in aug...and i have 28 more posts than you lol

Cheeseburger
01-18-2006, 11:44 PM
dude i just noticed im a complete post whore. you joined he site on jan of last year and me in aug...and i have 28 more posts than you lol

:thumbup: :alc:...

gfrg88
01-19-2006, 12:19 AM
well looks like im just going to have to start whoring all over the place too in order to get catch you up, i bet i can become an lxi user before you :D

Gemini2003
01-23-2006, 09:55 PM
Hello :-)

Thought I'd leave a little update ;-) I bought a sandblaster!!!! Whoo Hoo!!

I've officially started all the bodywork. The sandblaster is not working as well as I thought it would, this is possibly due to the fact we have a weak air compressor... oh well

Some of the rust has now been repaired it's defiantly a slow work in progress but it is going a lot faster then I thought it would. No body parts replaced yet.

I'll have pictures soon but it's hard always having to borrow a digi cam. Oh yeah I'm still separating the donor roof aswell :-P

gfrg88
01-23-2006, 10:36 PM
wait, so your switching roofs with another car?? has this been done before or is he the first??

mkymonkey
01-23-2006, 11:14 PM
yes its been done...in history. by that i mean to other cars. i dont know about three gs but it should be the same...i mean all the cars LOOK the same

Gemini2003
01-24-2006, 12:32 AM
Yeah I've taken the roof off my old Lx and I'm replacing it with one that has a sunroof in it...

The reason (besides the ton of rust) is I kept getting pissed off that every car I've owned hasn't had a sunroof...

You know Pinball kid said the same thing... that I may be doing something no-one else has on this site! now for me THAT would be cool....

Gemini2003
01-27-2006, 07:28 PM
Hey peeps,

Another small update. I've sandblasted a few area's of the rust and completly sanded and primered the engine bay. I'll have pictures when I can.

Gemini2003
01-30-2006, 10:04 AM
Pic update!!!

Work that I did last week:
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prework.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prework2.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/mikeswork.jpg

My engine bay ready to go!
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/enginebayprimer.jpg


And what I did on Sunday!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/frontprmer.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/rearprimer.jpg


Here is the roof situation I'm in!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/NoRoof.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/halfaroof.jpg



The outlined area below will be cut out(on the drivers side). The circled area is being repaired:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/marked.jpg

mkymonkey
01-30-2006, 10:41 AM
looking good....

gfrg88
01-30-2006, 02:26 PM
that looks good!! keep up the good work :rockon:

theDougler
02-01-2006, 11:49 AM
wow buddy you've done quite a bit looks like the progress is going quite well. hopefully you can get it all fixed up soon.can't wait to see the finished result. good job and keep it up buddy

Gemini2003
02-02-2006, 07:21 AM
I scored another killer deal! Not quite as good as the last deal mind you,

JVC kd-adv6160 DVD player! W00t!!(I really wish it where alpine)
and a 6" LCD screen !!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/jvc1.JPG

This player has 5v Pre-outs

And now I have 5.1 Surrond sound!!

If you like Spec's take a look Here (http://www.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL027426&pathId=58&page=3)

Deadhead
02-02-2006, 08:33 AM
sweet dude, i didn't think that JVC made car audio lol... I've always had a good experience with their home theater stuff.

Gemini2003
02-02-2006, 09:25 AM
If I had a choice I'd have chosen all alpine equipment. However when you get a deal you get a deal! $200 canadian for it all and the deck is one month old. MSRP: $350US for just the DVD player

Cheeseburger
02-02-2006, 09:44 AM
sweet looking!!!

A18A
02-03-2006, 04:42 AM
hey, if you rebuilt EVERYTHING and got a NEW engine on there, could you register it as a 2006 accord or sumtin? or would you be able to reset your odometer?

FyreDaug
02-03-2006, 05:41 AM
No you cant, lookin good though

Gemini2003
02-03-2006, 07:21 AM
I was actually curious about the odometer. If I do what I'm now planning (a re-build) Am I able to reset the odometer?

(Got a deal to get some enigne related work done.)

Deadhead
02-03-2006, 09:16 AM
yes, you can, but as soon as you register it with lower miles than it was the last time it was registered... it's going to get a salvage title.

Don't tamper with the odometer.

Gemini2003
02-03-2006, 09:33 AM
I'm in Canada I wonder if it makes a diffrence...

I'm not planning to do it but I'd be interested to know...

Thanks for the heads up.

b8er
02-04-2006, 04:54 PM
i bet it would still be the same as the states, i really have no clue but it just seems like thats one of those things thats fround upon so i would just stay away from that, good to see some more pics there, give me a shout if you guys wanna get together again sometime

carotman
02-07-2006, 02:33 PM
Nice work dude!!!

Honestly, this is LITTLE rust.

You southern guys just freak out when you see a small rust spot. You should come up north and have a look at any 10 year old ca, they sometimes look worse than this one honestly.

Good choice on the sunroof!!! That was the best time/way to do it.

For the rear fenders, you shoudl go to Napa and buy replacment body panels, they are cheap and will just fit there easily. Just a little cut/weld job bit the shape will be perfect.

Gemini2003
02-07-2006, 03:05 PM
For the rear fenders, you should go to Napa and buy replacement body panels, they are cheap and will just fit there easily. Just a little cut/weld job bit the shape will be perfect.



Really? Napa? Ok cool I'll give them a shout to see how much they charge....

Right now I'd have to do some re-constructive surgery to the two rear fenders I cut out to make them work well :-)

BITESIZE
02-07-2006, 03:12 PM
I can respect your work. I've been doing about 5% of the work you are doing. Keep it up!

carotman
02-07-2006, 04:22 PM
Really? Napa? Ok cool I'll give them a shout to see how much they charge....
Right now I'd have to do some re-constructive surgery to the two rear fenders I cut out to make them work well :-)


I have a discount at Napa and both rear fenders cost me around 110 for an 89 civic sedan.

I know they have all the stuff you need for the Accord. It even comes in defferent shape depending on what's rusted or not. They also have the rocker panels.

This is definetly somehing you should buy. This way, you replace the rusted part with a rust free one and Bingo! no more rust and the perfect fender shape.

Gemini2003
02-19-2006, 05:47 PM
Well I really really wanted pics for this update however due continuing digital camera issues I'm unable to do so.... I'll have them soon :-)

So I took a week break off my car by that I mean I was working all the times I could have been working on this project.

So on Saturday I sanded and primed the: Roof, the whole right side of the car and three out of 4 doors!!

See look :-)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/roofprime.jpg

Leaves me with 3 or 4 more things to do (for the exterior) and then I can start to sand and primer the interior!! I'll have more pics a little later :-)

Deadhead
02-19-2006, 06:36 PM
nifty.... more pics!!!!

1ajs
02-19-2006, 07:03 PM
wow dude wish i had a gardge to do my poor old volvo in and are 3gee lol

Gemini2003
02-19-2006, 09:35 PM
Well I was really bored at work today and so I decided to try and copy a picture I drew of my car...

ANYONE who has used windows paint program to try and fab a CGI body kit you have my respect... It's facking hard!!!


I know a couple of the angles are wrong (Front bumper sucks I know I didn't care about the lights) but this is basically the idea for my car when I'm done. It's of course going to have a brand new paint job... ** Graphite Metallic :-) **

oh yeah if this pic sucks give me a break I was using MS Paint!!!


http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/xxxalmost.jpg




So? What do you think? I'm actually going to scan my drawing eventually but this gives you the idea.... Any comments or suggestions??? (GOOD OR BAD)



I'm toying with the idea of making the fender flairs a little biggier and incorporating a flair all along the bottom of the kit and fender wells....

1ajs
02-20-2006, 02:06 PM
yuk thoughs bumpers look horible on these cars no offence nice ms paint job though

A18A
02-20-2006, 02:19 PM
that looks really good for a job done in paint

mkymonkey
02-20-2006, 02:30 PM
dude those are some great paint skills...but well the bumper does not look that good. try again

Gemini2003
02-20-2006, 03:58 PM
Here is a scan of the pic I drew.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/attach2.jpg

Sorry about the bad quality... but it was a printed black and white and then photo copied and then scanned!!

I really like the front bumper.. I adapted it from this pic:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/racerwheel_1885_59111002.jpg

Deadhead
02-20-2006, 04:28 PM
uhm.... how about a nice lip on the front bumper and the rear bumper (stock bumpers of course) and call it a day?

I'm not a fan of body kits.... too expensive and too easily fucked up.

Gemini2003
02-20-2006, 04:45 PM
... I'm making the body kit ... Shouldn't cost more then $100 or $150 in fiberglass materials I hope!!

I'm thinking about buying blocks of foam and then carving them down to the shapes I need. That should be interesting lol

Plus with the total ammount of hours I'm investing in this why would I cheap out on the bumpers??? I would feel like I robbed myself.

A18A
02-20-2006, 05:15 PM
like this? http://www.cardomain.com/ride/839853/6

Gemini2003
02-20-2006, 05:42 PM
I'm liking you more and more Overdosed A18A!!!!

That looks sweet! For a while there I was a little shaken at what a couple people where telling me about custom body kits but now I know I WAS RIGHT!

By the way... That's a cool kit and it's even better you did it yourself!!! (sorry if it's not you)

I can't wait till I start on the body kit now!

2drSE-i
02-20-2006, 08:50 PM
its not his, its a newer guy.......starts with a T.....like than or something like that...

ivanfbi
02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
WOW, props, I personally don't like that bumper, too many holes, but its a matter of taste.

2drSE-i
02-21-2006, 04:55 PM
thats as many as the stock bumper.....well plus two at the very top of it.

but remember, two will be filled with turn signals, two more with fog lights. then theres just two more

Gemini2003
02-23-2006, 09:48 PM
Yeah I'm not incorporating the two stupid ones in the top of the bumper... I have a set of PIAA Driving lights that I'm adding but I don't know if ill be semi-hiding them or having them right up front... Haven't decided yet!

Gemini2003
02-27-2006, 11:45 AM
Hey everyone! I went hard this weekend ;-)

Sanded and primered all exterior body panels! See Look!

http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00004.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00005.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00007.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00011.jpg

My Spoiler :-)

http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00006.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00013.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00014.jpg

Yeah yeah thoes two horrible rust spots are getting replaced as well :-)

http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00015.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00016.jpg

Gemini2003
02-27-2006, 11:51 AM
Even did a little cutting :-)


http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00008.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00012.jpg


So I'm now cutting out all the panels that have to much rust to repair... There will be 4 sections of metal cut out and then the old panels I cut out (from the donor car) will sized to fit and welded in place :-) I'm also sanding and priming all the rust spots that are in the interior of the cabin (like below). These will not receive paint but a good coat of primer to prevent the rust from reforming.

http://members.shaw.ca/mmargeson/DSC00017.jpg

ivanfbi
03-01-2006, 10:39 PM
so is all this work worth it?

Gemini2003
03-02-2006, 10:08 AM
so is all this work worth it?

In my opinion and in my situation yes.

However... It's really quite a huge job, I know this may be stating the obvious but if you can't dedicate a healthy amount of time into this GOOD LUCK. I've been on it for just over 3 months now (at 2 days a week on average) and I'm just getting into the final stages of the body work... I'm probably looking at another 3 months until the car is nice enough to drive again.

It's good for me because I'm not driving right now. It's also good for me because it's fairly cheap way of doing things. I'm in the project for under $1000 including the price of 2 cars and a sandblaster.

newaccorddriver
03-05-2006, 11:54 PM
For the rear fenders, you shoudl go to Napa and buy replacment body panels, they are cheap and will just fit there easily. Just a little cut/weld job bit the shape will be perfect.

are you serious about napa selling replacement panels? i always thought they just sold replacement parts. think they sell or even stock there here in alberta? i might consider doing this cause my rear quarter has rust and im thinking about replacing them as well. to fix the rust on my trunk id probably have to replace it(its forming severely on the bottom near the latch). and for the front fenders id probably have to go get new ones as mine are dented heavily and starting to form rust where someone keyed

carotman
03-06-2006, 04:29 AM
I know that Napa carries a nice selection of body parts. At least here in Quebec

Here's what I know they have:

- Front bumper cover
- Front bumper reinforcement
- Front fenders
- Hood
- Rocker Panels
- Rear quarter / rear wheel arch (depending on how much metal is rusted on yours)

They carry aftermarket replacement body parts so this might even include more but that's what I can think of now.

newaccorddriver
03-06-2006, 03:49 PM
I know that Napa carries a nice selection of body parts. At least here in Quebec

Here's what I know they have:

- Front bumper cover
- Front bumper reinforcement
- Front fenders
- Hood
- Rocker Panels
- Rear quarter / rear wheel arch (depending on how much metal is rusted on yours)

They carry aftermarket replacement body parts so this might even include more but that's what I can think of now.

hmm, im nto sure if they carry it here in alberta. i doubt they carry it here though. what do you need to do if your replacing the rear quarters? cut it out and weld the new one in place, or is it bolted into place?

my rear quarters have a bit of rust near the wheel arch, and my side skirts are pretty much chewed up.

hey gemini2003, is it easy to remove the sideskirts? i might need to replace mine with junkyard ones soon enough

89AccordResto
03-07-2006, 09:12 AM
My suggestion: Paint any rusty spots that you aren't going to cut out with this stuff, it's WAY better than primer:

http://www.por15.com/

It's almost like a ceramic coating, and it WILL NOT CONTINUE to rust. Primer on theother hand... well, it's just paint. POR-15 is like liquid kevlar, it's insane.

Gemini2003
04-05-2006, 09:44 AM
Holy cow long time with no update.

This is because I have run into some issues at my shop and it's making it really difficult to work on my baby...

I have all the quarter panels cut out and reshaped to replace the missing metal on the project car BUT someone STOLE or Misplaced one of my replacement panels. Meaning I have to start over on something I've already spent many hours on :chainsaw: :chainsaw: I'm so mad... We have a shop that has 3 people in it and shit still goes fricking missing....... REALLY makes me want to spend more quality time on it...

However... I picked up yet another 1987 Honda Accord lol It's got a blown tranny but I picked it up for $150 Canadian!!

The reason I bought this new car is due to the fact the ONLY rust it has is on the rear driverside quarter panel :) This means I can swap over my already sanded and primed : Roof, 4 doors, hood, front right and left quarter panels. This leaves only the rear portion of the new car to sand and primer. The result is I have a new project car in much much better starting condition

I'll have pictures soon.

Whistler225
04-09-2006, 04:29 PM
lol....well, I read through the thread and was planning to point out that your car at least had it's floor pans and they look pretty decent, but since you've switched cars....

Have you done anything on it yet? The pans in your old car looked pretty good....have you checked them in the new one yet?

You've done quite alot of work on your car.... the roof in particular seems like quite a project. I wish I had a shop, and enough time to do something even remotely like what you've done.

Look forward to seeing the results....

Gemini2003
04-09-2006, 05:18 PM
Well it's funny you mention seeing results. My friend took some pics for me like 2 weeks ago and STILL hasn't sent them to me... I've gotten some more pics now and here they are!

The following is how my first car is now.

I am kinda depressed spending so much time on this one and now swapping it but I really want a good unibody to start with. My goal here was to learn and I have learnt a ton working on my baby... alas her time is done and will be going to the scrap yard.

Sorry about the blurrrrry pics but you get the idea...

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/repair%201.jpg
All the metal replacement patches have been cut and fitted.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/repair%202.jpg
Also the edges have been sandblasted.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/repair%203.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/repair%204.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/repair%205.jpg

And there she is... I'm sad to say but her cancer problem was terminal. There was alot of rust areas that where going to be a problem in the future anyway. It's not a total loss... I'm keeping the right fender, left fender, hood, roof and trunk... oh and the doors too....

Whistler225
04-09-2006, 05:28 PM
Sorry to hear that man. I live in NH so I know what happens to cars around here....I'm worried about the one I just bought....it doesn't have any visible rust, but you never know what's lurking underneath all the trim, under the car, and under everything else until you start digging like you did.

Hope your new one turns out the way you want....I know I'll try to watch this thread and see how it goes....I have alot of respect for people who do their own work.

Gemini2003
04-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Here are some pictures of my new car :-) You'll notice a small rust area on the rear driverside wheel well but other then that it's clean... I've even looked under the carpets :-D

It's an LX with over 400000 KM. It also came with a fancy stock Honda equilizer :-) (never gunna use it)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%201.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%202.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%203.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%204.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%205.jpg
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/newcar%206.jpg

The seats are allready at the dump. Various other things have been stripped allready. I probably wont spend much time on it till the weekend again...


:cheers:

Whistler225
04-09-2006, 05:48 PM
Looks pretty straight for a northern car....
Are you going to gut this one completely and start over?

I haven't tried putting pics in a thread post yet, so not really sure how to do it. I do have a garage on here though if you want to see what I picked up for 100 bucks. :-)

I think I got a pretty decent deal.

speedpenguin
04-09-2006, 06:49 PM
So you're going to start all over again?
I salute you, sir.

Whistler225
04-09-2006, 07:09 PM
I personally agree with 89resto, though I think you should do what will make you happy dude....it's your car, and you have to look at it every day. For that reason, I'll be putting a small (like a 'lude) spoiler on mine, and probably little else other than paint.

Don't let someone else tell you what you should do with your car though, especially after the work you've done. Particularly someone who uses language that seems designed to be insulting. I say "ricer" myself sometimes, mainly because to me it means someone who slaps a car kit on the car without doing much else to it except maybe an "angry bee" exhaust, but you've gone through a complete restoration and are about to start another. I think that removes you from the "ricer" category, regardless of how you dress your car.

HostileJava
04-11-2006, 02:58 PM
Let's keep it on topic people. One warning and then I start temp 3 day bans. I'm really getting sick of the lack of respect you all show each other. It's one thing to express that you don't agree with somthing. It's another to be totally offensive about it. 89Accordresto, this is your second warning, if I have to do it again your banned for good. Gemini2003, let me know if you want this thread cleaned up. I'll be happy to do it.


2. Fellow Members are to be treated with respect at all times, including new members.

Read them, Learn them, Live Them:

http://www.3geez.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16068

HostileJava
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
I appreciate the support guys but lets get back on topic, 89AccordResto is gone.

88Accord-DX
04-11-2006, 05:55 PM
Good thing that 2006 bann-stick came into action.:)

Edit-anyway, keep up the good work & keep us posted.

gfrg88
04-11-2006, 08:25 PM
:banned: :D




:rockon: i hated that guy :cheers:

MIK3
04-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Cleaned up the thread a bit...too much nonsense from that "has been"...

Gemini2003
04-12-2006, 08:19 AM
:cheers: :cheers:

Thank you MODS!!!!! Ahhhhh.... now I can work on my car again :-P

...lol he was so :Owned:

Whistler225
04-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Gemini: I want to apologize for my part...didn't mean to waste space in your thread.

So you're three months from being back on the road, right? Will you be able to get everything squared away in time?

Did you ever find out what happened to the stuff that went missing from your shop?

If there's any way I can help, just let me know....I'm not very knowledgable about 3rd generation Hondas, but I can identify basic stuff, so if you need someone to make a JY run to look for stuff, I'll be happy to help.

What part of Canada is Kelowna in? I live in NH....the Canadian border is about 3 hours from here.

b8er
04-13-2006, 05:29 AM
yea bro me too, sorry for goo'ing up your thread i just figured he had it coming to him. anyways to awnser whistler225's question, kelowna is about 3 hours north of vancouver,

Gemini2003
04-17-2006, 08:55 AM
WTF Do I attract shit?

I woke up this morning to a shopping cart thru my front window of my project car.

Like give me a fu<king break.

Pics later.

speedpenguin
04-17-2006, 10:10 AM
Holy shit!
That's gotta be the worst feeling. F*&^@ing High School $#its. Don't kids have anything better to do these days? Like maybe play tag.
In traffic.
Blindfolded.
I am sorry to hear that, man. My condolences. Any damage besides the windshield?

b8er
04-17-2006, 10:32 AM
thats rediculous man, damn westsiders

MIK3
04-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Geeze, that is messed up. Get the fingerprints, ID them, and go on a slaughterfest...

I'll never understand those types of pricks...

Gemini2003
04-17-2006, 02:42 PM
First I'd like to give a little update and then I'll talk about the vandalism.


Not really anything special here except I have all the body panels and doors swapped over.... I'm saving a crap load time by having all those pre-sanded and primed parts :-P :-P

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prog1.jpg
Everything lines up perfectly! This car is amazing... When I was taking the bumper skrews out they where like butter... no rust at all! Even in the engine bay where my car was rusting this car is clean :-) I'm very happy!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prog2.jpg


My friend Skotty suprised the heck out of me and dropped of a couple of presents! I now have a pair of 1991 Prelude Si seats GREAT condition. The foam feels extremely new!. There is some sun damage on the right shoulder of the driver seat but that's it :-)


http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/seat2.jpghttp://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/seat3.jpg

Below is the little bit of sun damage:
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/seat4.jpg



OK so here it is...

My friend actually called me in the morning and told me it happened. I got there and saw that he over exaggerated about it. The cart didn't go through my window but it still put a hole... here are the pics:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prog3.jpg
The weapon of choice on the right.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/prog4.jpg

It WAS a perfect window. I'm actually not as mad as I should be... I'm just starting to get used to stupid crap happening. I'm really not that bad off I mean I have extra windshields from the previous parts cars and thanx to me learning how to take them out it's not really a lot of work.

Whistler225
04-17-2006, 02:59 PM
it still sucks that you even have to do it man. Sorry to hear about that....The car is looking very good so far though, congrats!

Gemini2003
05-06-2006, 09:32 AM
A little update.

I've stripped my motor down and it's now ready to be sent off for some major work... :-) I can't wait to see what kind of HP I'm playing with when it comes back in like 6 months!

I've received a pacesetter header from SQ is the SQUAD and just received 100 Sq ft of B-Quiet Extreme Sound dampening material.... hopefully enough to do every inch of my car! :-D

later!

carotman
05-06-2006, 10:40 AM
Engine work is my favorite !

1ajs
05-15-2006, 04:29 AM
owch on the windsheild

shame the old baby had to die o well did not die in vane you lerned stuff and parts of it live on so you guna
swap the roof agian for your sun roof? lol

Gemini2003
05-15-2006, 08:07 AM
No, I've decided not to switch the roof over...

I figure it's less work to buy a universal one if I want a sun roof for later :-)

1ajs
05-17-2006, 03:09 AM
o well should try and hold onto it lol just incase you ever decide to.....

jonrichert
05-17-2006, 05:06 PM
heh, i saw that blue-bumpered wonder on the side of the road as i was driving to kelowna the other day(to buy my rhd 3g):cool: glad to see the project is still goin.

Gemini2003
05-17-2006, 05:38 PM
Yeah I have a couple of things on the go right now... like a tranny out of a ford taurus for instance... So I'll be back on track again once that's done :-)

PS
I KNOW how bad the car looks on the side of the road lol everyone notices it lol

Gemini2003
05-21-2006, 06:43 PM
May 21 Update:

I just dropped my motor off!!! :werd: It's finally happening! My motor is being rebuilt! Originally I was going to spend enough to just refresh the motor however now I've decided to go a little extra.. I'm hoping for some great horsepower :-) Due to the nature of the deal I have it's going to be about 6 months or more before I see my motor back in my car... This is allright as I still have no licence for 10 months :thumbdn: :thumbdn:


...back to a Ford Escort job...

Cheeseburger
05-21-2006, 06:46 PM
sweet bro!! good luck

RamThis
05-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Wow I came to boast about some little insignificant trim rehab I did on my 3G then I run across your thread. Now I feel like a total slackass LOL. Dude you are one motivated guy!! It took me a year to get the motivation up to do a carb rebuild and intake freeze plug fix and vacuum hose-ectomy and radiator and cv shafts and other similar maintenance items to get my 3G running and registered/inspected. I've just now started piddling around with appearance items here and there LOL.

You are truly an inspiration :cheers:

Gemini2003
05-30-2006, 08:42 AM
Well that means a lot to me and thank you.

Now that it's summer again it's easyer to stay motiviated. I've got my hands in a project I don't really want to be in right now and I need to get it done before I can work on my car again :-( But I'll have progress soon!

Gemini2003
06-11-2006, 06:20 PM
Hello all

I have been very busy lately but at least I got the rusty panel cut out ;) I really wish this was more significant... but here you go :-)

Well here is the new panel and bad rust spot:

[IMG]http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC0032022.JPG

Above in the circle you can see the rust and after cutting out the panel I found bondo all the way above the line!! Why would you put that much bondo on when you didn't have to?? oh well I guess it's a 15 yo car...


the couple cuts I made...
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC003182.JPG
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC003212.JPG
What I'm left with:
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC003222.JPG

I don't know how much you can tell from this photo but I have a little rust issue on the main body of the car (under what I cut out) as well... I was lucky and grabbed the metal I needed when I was at the junkyard.

This cut out section is not done... I still need to trim it down so the cuts are straighter and I still have to clean the seam in the door frame... then like last time I'll fit the new metal in and get ready to weld it :-)

l8er.

gfrg88
06-11-2006, 06:25 PM
wow thats a lot of work!!! im glad to see you show all that love to your car :thumbup:

Vector
06-12-2006, 08:51 AM
wow, i didnt think it was that bad underneath, when i came over and checked it out, it looked like it was just the outside panel that was rusted.

btw, thanks again for the hood, looks good on teh car.

speedpenguin
06-12-2006, 02:57 PM
Hey, good job! How's the work progressing?

A18A
06-18-2006, 03:37 AM
that is alota work u done there, lets just hope this turns out to be a dream :)

Gemini2003
06-19-2006, 07:54 AM
I'm actually fairly nervous about my end result.

I'm not worried I won't like it I just hope that I make something good enough to have spent almost a whole year on. Plus I don't want to put in that time and end up with something that disgraces 3geez...

(Like the 89 I saw the other day with DUAL stick on hood scoops and a 45/yo Woman driving it... I HAD to ask her if she let her 14yo son do the work...she said it was her husband...yech!)

I love the support I get here and you guys are really great for information.

A little update on the pictures above:

All the rust located on the inside of the unibody has been cut out and sandblasted. I'm planning on using fiberglass and re-enforcing the whole wheel well... so even if it does rust in a few years again the fiberglass should hold it all together.

I've shelled out the quarter panel I cut out from Pick your part and it's ready to be sized and put into place... I have to say finally seeing some progress is re-assuring ;-)

Gemini2003
06-21-2006, 08:13 PM
Hey, Quick update...
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I cut out all the rust:
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DCAM0003.jpg
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Then I cleaned it up by sandblasting :-)
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00343.jpg
**Edit: I've updated this picture to a clearer one.**
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Kinda test fitted the new panel in :-)
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DCAM0005.jpg
Thanx :P :rockon: :thumbup: :flip: :cheers:

speedpenguin
06-22-2006, 03:45 AM
Damn!

I guess you're going to weld now, huh?

thegreatdane
06-22-2006, 07:11 AM
Your "new" camera sucks! :) I was wondering why you didnt remove the rear bumper yet? Lot's of rust usually collects behind that area where your bumper is sagging on the pics.

Other than that, the work is looking good!

Gemini2003
06-22-2006, 07:58 AM
Yeah I'll get some metal to cover the holes and to give shape to that underside then fiberglass over that.

**Anyone reading this who does bodywork for a living please forgive me if i'm doing anything wrong... I'm learning!**


lol yeah it was a movie camera I was useing on still mode lol

Gemini2003
06-24-2006, 09:54 PM
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Thank you for the short shifter 3gn86lxi !!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00339.jpg

Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap Bubble Wrap

Ps... Did you really need that much bubble wrap??? :rockon:

Cheeseburger
06-24-2006, 10:00 PM
lol...

mkymonkey
06-24-2006, 10:12 PM
bastard thats the short shifter you outbid me on. lol jk its ok at least a member got it and not some stupid kid

3gn86lxi
06-24-2006, 10:24 PM
LOL.....Hey man, I'm just glad you got it. I actually got it back before it went out to you, god damn usps..........
Don't forget to leave me feedback.:)

Gemini2003
06-24-2006, 10:48 PM
Done :-) Thank you once again :-)

Gemini2003
07-11-2006, 06:32 PM
July 11th update:

Look at these baby's!!!!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00020JPGjpg.jpg

I have good friends :-)

So My buddy calls me up and was like don't I owe you $30? and I was like yeah of course you do lol ... and here is my payment :-) A perfectly MINT set of Black Prelude Si Seats :) :) :)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00022JPGjpg.jpg


I don't know if you can tell but this panel is pretty much ready needs a few spots of love but then it should fit perfectly... I don't know if you can tell but it's only being held by a single clamp...



My new phone takes good pictures hey?

gfrg88
07-11-2006, 06:50 PM
nice seats!!!! i want some of those or some del sol si ones :hs:

MessyHonda
07-11-2006, 06:52 PM
hope your seats go in better than mine...i had to cut and hit the rails cuz they look close but they are not the same. i was talking and a member found out that 86-87 and 88-89 have diferent mounts...its not that hard to mod you just got to have the right tools.

Gemini2003
07-11-2006, 09:32 PM
I found the burnt orange I want :-)

This will look so damn hot on a 3gee :thumbup:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00025.jpg

Very similer:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00026.jpg



That's all I had to say.....

88Accord-DX
07-11-2006, 09:49 PM
What kind of time frame you think you might have the car done & ready for that paint?

mkymonkey
07-11-2006, 09:57 PM
uh...ive seen that orange on a 3gen...and in my opinion it does not look anything that resembles good. might have been the paint job...but that car sucked man...really bad

Gemini2003
07-11-2006, 10:37 PM
It's all good :-) I'm sure I'm going to love it :-)




What kind of time frame you think you might have the car done & ready for that paint?

I'm not sure really... My time on this project depends on how much time I can get in at the shop... and depending on the things in my life it isn't always a priority so the time frame I'd guess to be going on my past rate.... sanded and primered in 30 days... (I Hope!)


I just got the Spray Sound dampening in aswell... 4 Cans and they are pretty heavy cans too! :) :)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/MMM-08883-Underseal-Rubber-LG.jpg

Gemini2003
07-11-2006, 11:31 PM
Oh...


I'm Selling two 12" Rockford Fosgate HX2 Power series subs.

They are a bit dusty but they are being looked after properly and are in perfect working condition.


Model RFD2212

Dual 4 ohm Voice coil
RMS Power: 500W
Peak Power Handling: 1000W

They Pound. I had my Tsunami DB1800T amp feeding only about 300 watts RMS to each sub and they still Rocked!

Sorry the pics are a little fuzzy


http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00027.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00028.jpg



About the Box:

I built this box for an accord . It has been built the exact air space specs for these subs and will fit right into your trunk with no modifications and fit snuggly.

It has no padding inside or baffels... it is a Sealed box Made to Exact specs with 3/4 inch MDF. It has been siliconed and skrewed every inch and a half or so.. (Pictures below)

Airspace
(Including calculating for woofer displacement)
1.25 cu ft per sub...
A total of 2.5 cu ft of airpace.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00029.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00030.jpg



$200 for just the subs $250 with the box + shipping


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JakeEXLS
07-13-2006, 09:15 PM
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/52/fa2118895ko.jpg
Is this the sorta colour you are aiming for?
Oh, and on a side note, im 99% certain this is a NZ car lol - anyone have any more ideas?

A18A
07-13-2006, 09:21 PM
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/52/fa2118895ko.jpg
Is this the sorta colour you are aiming for?
Oh, and on a side note, im 99% certain this is a NZ car lol - anyone have any more ideas?
:) look at the number plater, of course it is :D http://profiles.nzhondas.com/profile.php?mode=view&id=1339

JakeEXLS
07-13-2006, 09:30 PM
Yeah the plate gave it away... i searched for ages for that, and its close to me in chch :D Cheers dude haha.

Anyway sorry, back to Gemini's thread.....

crazykamper
07-13-2006, 09:46 PM
i say a diff color, but its ur car, do whatever.

Hash_man_Se_i
07-14-2006, 04:00 PM
Project looks good. glad to see youre making some good progress. And I like the colour choice, however I would rather go with Imola Orange off an NSX.

Gemini2003
07-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanx hash man :-) I'll take a peek **edit* Wow that color looks good :-) **end edit**to see if it's the hue I want... I find this color looks OK if it's a random metallic orange (people who don't care who say "I want metallic orange")...

...BUT when it's a nice metallic orange with a really nice paint job it looks HOT!

Gemini2003
07-22-2006, 07:01 PM
http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC000577.jpg


:) :)

EricW
07-22-2006, 07:06 PM
I'm sure you will enjoy those, but i doubt that it gets as hot up there as it does here(Florida) so you probably don't have to worry as much about letting the heat out and worry about it raining as others of us do.

forrest89sei
07-22-2006, 07:10 PM
http://gemini-online.net/web/images/DSC000577.jpg


:) :)
Congrats!


I need a set of them! it was 116F/45C Here today!!!!!!!!

How was it in Kelowna?

Gemini2003
07-23-2006, 11:55 AM
Well it's supposed to be a high of 40C/104F today... that's at the lake mind you and it's always a few degress hotter then the lake where I am :-)

Thanx Guys :-)

Gemini2003
08-26-2006, 10:03 AM
Sorry for the long time no update. I'm not working on it as fast as I would have liked too... Oh well I know it will be done by march when I get my license back :-(

Any ways I've bought a few toys recently....

Two things are still in the mail and I'll have pics of them as soon as I receive them :-)

Here are two toys I have just received.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00128s.jpg

I bought these from 3gn86lxi

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00129s.jpg
(2 pieces) Polyurethane Shift Bushings

From Summit Racing I found them IN THIS THREAD (link) (http://3geez.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40941&highlight=summit+shifter)

I should have a couple more things in the next couple weeks. I've applied some sound dampening to my car as well to see how the rubberized undercoating works... Sprays really nice :-) I'll find out how much quieter it will be in march :-)

speedpenguin
08-26-2006, 10:30 AM
Sounds like your car is progressing nicely!

2drSE-i
08-26-2006, 11:52 AM
ive been reading up alot on the polyurethane crap...unfortunately cash flow for the 3g is very low.......college sucks lol

Gemini2003
08-26-2006, 02:03 PM
I Really Really want to do my whole front suspension with the poly bushings. It would be like driving a brand new performance tuned suspension vehicle.... *drool*

Gemini2003
08-29-2006, 03:17 PM
I did some sound deadening work on my back dash. I know It's not a source of much sound or vibration but I have lots of spray sound deadener so I'm putting it on anything that I can't lay B-Quiet Extreme on :-)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00132s.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00134s.jpg

It's all black now :-)

MessyHonda
08-29-2006, 03:30 PM
looks nice...is that a DX car? cuz my dx has that bar and my lx-i doesnt since the seat fold down

Gemini2003
08-29-2006, 05:17 PM
Yeah It was originally... Do you think I can just take it out? I mean I will have a full fiberglass box under there for support most likely

MessyHonda
08-29-2006, 06:33 PM
yeah they have a nice write up on how to put folding seats in the the rear...i think you have to drill out the spot welds and then take it out like that you can put folding seats in.

Gemini2003
08-30-2006, 01:33 PM
I'm acutally removing the rear seats of my accord. If I had rear seat where would I put my Dual 15's??? lol Plus I have a N licence which means I can only have 1 passenger.

Gemini2003
09-17-2006, 05:05 PM
Hey Everyone!

I thought I'd throw down a few pictures as I haven't had anything else huge to report recently.

BUT First... This accord only drives around to haunt me lol:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00165.jpg


The reason why I posted this pic is because I have been meaning to show everyone what NOT to do with their Accord... This guy has a half primer half burgundy Accord with stick on hood scoops etc... It looks just horrible to do that to one of our cars. I see this Accord around like once a week and can NEVER snap a pic of it until today when I saw it in traffic once again... One day I'll get a better pic of it!



I actually got to see my motor today! The gent that has it did me a huge favor today and came down to Westbank picked me up and took me up to his shop which is about 30-40 min drive :-) :-)

While I was there I learned a shitload of info that I needed to make an educated decision on what will be happening to the build. Any question I had Mr.R had a wealth of info for me and was a real eye opener to what can be done if you have the experience and skill that he does.

While I was there looking at all the guts of my motor I snapped a few pictures... Basically these are the before shots of the build and of course you know me more will be coming as soon as the motor is ready to be assembled.

Here are the pics I snapped today.. Nothing spectacular to a mechanic but to me they are very cool!!! Here they are:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00168.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00170.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00171.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00172.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00175.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00176.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00177.jpg

I am so excited to see this all happening and for Mr.R to be able to show me hands on makes it even greater!

Thanks again!

speedpenguin
09-17-2006, 05:52 PM
So? What's going to happen with the build? What direction are you taking the motor?

Gemini2003
09-18-2006, 11:13 AM
Well I've decided to go naturally aspirated.
I've also Explained to Mr.R that my goal is to have 200hp.

There are couple of reasons why but mainly for me I wanted to have a done out Accord with an A20A pushing almost double the stock horsepower.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I'd be the first NA build in Canada on this site now THAT would be sweet. Hopefully In a couple of weeks I should have everything priced out aswell :-) Maybe even a parts list but that I'm not sure about.

I'll Have more info about the build as I learn it.

Later!

carotman
09-18-2006, 12:45 PM
Well, you're the 1st A20A N/A build in Canada (I remember out of my head)

Gemini2003
09-19-2006, 08:14 AM
I corrected the motor name :-)

Thanks for the heads up Carotman... do any other of the senior members here know If I'd be the first?

precision porting
09-21-2006, 07:00 PM
Hi all, My name is as you know it Mr R. Name to follow later. I work full time as head journeyman at my day job . (Not bragging but I have my masters) and also have a small hobby shop where I make HP. My customer Mike for short will have and be delivered all specs on his engine. In NO way will anything be posted on what I did and how. Sorry I do things a little off the wall.I will make 208 HP with this engine and no mass air flow meter (which makes hudge differance with injected cars) and most of this comes from head,cam and setup. I will post as I go and let Mike take pics as required. Sorry to be a little of an ass but I keep my findings very private for all my customers.
Thanks for understanding.

Performance Imports
Mr R

MessyHonda
09-21-2006, 07:09 PM
Hi all, My name is as you know it Mr R. Name to follow later. I work full time as head journeyman at my day job . (Not bragging but I have my masters) and also have a small hobby shop where I make HP. My customer Mike for short will have and be delivered all specs on his engine. In NO way will anything be posted on what I did and how. Sorry I do things a little off the wall.I will make 208 HP with this engine and no mass air flow meter (which makes hudge differance with injected cars) and most of this comes from head,cam and setup. I will post as I go and let Mike take pics as required. Sorry to be a little of an ass but I keep my findings very private for all my customers.
Thanks for understanding.
Performance Imports
Mr R

ok Mr R....i will believe you till i see some dyno print out....

Gemini2003
09-21-2006, 10:35 PM
ok Mr R....i will believe you till i see some dyno print out....

You can be guaranteed I'll be getting a Dyno done. There is one here in kelowna now and I fully intend on knowing the exact HP my car is putting down.

Crazybird
09-22-2006, 01:19 PM
lol well then Mr R why dont u just build sum of these huge a20a's and sell them to us :P or just come to manitoba and pimp out mine that has 460ks on it

speedpenguin
09-22-2006, 02:58 PM
Be civil, guys, it's not often a professional engine builder is willing to come talk to us. If he's BSing, we'll know soon enough. In the meantime, that's a grown man you're talking to, don't talk to him like he's 14 years old.

Crazybird
09-22-2006, 03:00 PM
well im just saying if he is for real id say he should just build engines cause that would be wicked

or he could come here and fix mine :)

speedpenguin
09-22-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm sure he'd be delighted to build one for you if you sent him one.
However, I can't help but assume you're every bit as broke as I am, and that's pretty damn broke!

ChaseR
09-22-2006, 03:28 PM
Hey bro I haven't read the whole thread, but Are you planning on leaving the interior stripped? That would save a lot of weight and increase the "Go FAST' aspect of the car? Just a thought and suggestion?

ghettogeddy
09-22-2006, 03:36 PM
Hi all, My name is as you know it Mr R. Name to follow later. I work full time as head journeyman at my day job . (Not bragging but I have my masters) and also have a small hobby shop where I make HP. My customer Mike for short will have and be delivered all specs on his engine. In NO way will anything be posted on what I did and how. Sorry I do things a little off the wall.I will make 208 HP with this engine and no mass air flow meter (which makes hudge differance with injected cars) and most of this comes from head,cam and setup. I will post as I go and let Mike take pics as required. Sorry to be a little of an ass but I keep my findings very private for all my customers.
Thanks for understanding.
Performance Imports
Mr R
just to clear a question in my head are u talking about 208 hp out of an a20 motor carb or fi just a question

sorry i should have read i couple post befor nevermind

Gemini2003
09-23-2006, 03:11 PM
Be civil, guys, it's not often a professional engine builder is willing to come talk to us. If he's BSing, we'll know soon enough. In the meantime, that's a grown man you're talking to, don't talk to him like he's 14 years old.


Thank you Speedpenguin.

I have HUGE respect for Mr.R and to have him come on 3geez was his choice however I did direct him here and I rave about this site. As such if he has a bad experience while sharing his knowledge here I would feel responsible.

To have him post in my thread and then have his comments met with disbelief is the last thing that should be happening. If we hit 200 HP or not he still has 35 YEARS of experience of engine work at his disposal... longer then most of us have even been around. That being said THANK YOU Mr.R for signing up and being a part of our small community.



Hey bro I haven't read the whole thread, but Are you planning on leaving the interior stripped? That would save a lot of weight and increase the "Go FAST' aspect of the car? Just a thought and suggestion?

Yes I'm shooting for 200 HP however speed isn't my priority. I have plans for huge stereo system that is going to weigh as much as 125-175 Lbs. So I decided to make the interior as nice as possible to match the exterior paint job. I want this car to be a show car as well.



just to clear a question in my head are u talking about 208 hp out of an a20 motor carb or fi just a question
sorry i should have read i couple post befor nevermind

A20A Fuel Injected :-)

Crazybird
09-23-2006, 03:23 PM
arrr can u see what he could do with a carbed?? cause carbs rulle goo Mr. R if u can get 200 hp outa my a20a i wouldnt even need to get a b20 :)

Gemini2003
09-26-2006, 11:08 AM
New Headlights :-)

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00206s.jpg

Plus new bulbs :-)

$54 CAD shipped :-)

MessyHonda
09-26-2006, 11:38 AM
^^^i see some Alpine Type R 15 inch subs^^^...my friend had 2 12s and sounded good...but they would not fit into his truck so he got the 10 inch ones...still sound good but does not shake the car alot...lol oh yeah NIce headlights.

BITESIZE
09-26-2006, 11:58 AM
Those headlights looks superb. All the other ones i've seen look cheap ass. I've had some cheap ass ones in my day too.

Hash_man_Se_i
09-26-2006, 12:35 PM
Those headlights looks superb. All the other ones i've seen look cheap ass. I've had some cheap ass ones in my day too.

I know exactly what you mean, I agree those look nice... One of my next purchases will be some good h4 housings

Gemini2003
09-26-2006, 02:06 PM
yeah my 15's are in my room with half my other car shit LOL till it's build up time :-)

Vector
09-26-2006, 02:36 PM
this is going to be sweet, i wonder what that engines going to turn out to be like, i've decided on a N/A build as well.

Gemini2003
09-26-2006, 03:07 PM
Yeah I'm getting excited now...now that all the parts are coming together and the portion of the poject where all I'm doing in buying crap is almost over... I need to speak with Doug again and rent a 110 mig welder to get my panel put on and then re-sand the whole car.

I havn't heard from Mr.R yet but in the next week or so I should know how much the motor is going to set me back.

It's cool you've decided to go N/A aswelll.... I really want to go with you and check out AutoCross one day soon :-)

precision porting
09-26-2006, 10:43 PM
Hey bud you will hear from me. trying to cut as many cost for you as I can but still build you a awsume engine. Most people don't get it but engines are just glorified air pumps and what you get in you must get out and that is where the problem lies in your engine getting the exhaust out with 1 valve. The head has only so much material and will only passs so much air, BUT I am on it and looking for more as we speak. I will have a price back by weekend on your crank and rods and other than that I have all details in place. We will talk my friend and I will make you fly.

Mr R

precision porting
09-26-2006, 10:56 PM
Small note for dis believers, shit I can't spell but I can build motors. i don't even own a honda but 4 cylinders are 4 cylinders and i will have Mike post pics later of some of my shop (small as it may be) and of a couple of 1325 cc bike engines I built and so on. One of my best friend who I sponsor in raceing runs a turbo achohol bike and makes 467 hp at 10200 and ran a best this year at 7.18 199 mph with bike weighing in at about 675. Differant but the same. I am best at turbo NOS engines as that is where i bloom but you also need to have a good NAP engine to start with. One day you guys will understand that HP takes time and money BUT 90% is made in top end.

I am 48 building crap since 8 years old, everything is paid for in my shop, no overhead, slow at what I do because It is not a full time job, just a fun hobby. When it changes to production, I will close the doors and just tinker on my own shit.

End of story.

Mr Rl

Gemini2003
09-28-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey I got My stiffening components in!

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00208.jpg

Everything seems well made... I'm not a welder but so far they look awsome!

1ajs
09-29-2006, 08:57 PM
welcome precision porting are you aware there were 4 valves per cylder on some of the heads for these cars... don't think you would find that sorta stuff in canada though don't know if that would help in any way

gfrg88
09-30-2006, 12:38 AM
welcome precision porting are you aware there were 4 valves per cylder on some of the heads for these cars... don't think you would find that sorta stuff in canada though don't know if that would help in any way

:huh: not on our engines.

1ajs
09-30-2006, 06:14 PM
yes there is

Hash_man_Se_i
09-30-2006, 07:36 PM
yeah my 15's are in my room with half my other car shit LOL till it's build up time :-)


Hahah the parts piles are funny... I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm running out of places to hide parts... living with the parents sucks... my mom doesnt like car parts lying around, and my dads garage is pretty much full.

The strut bars/tie bars look good too, I cant wait to get mine.

DDRaptor
09-30-2006, 10:12 PM
4 Valves negative on that. onlly 3 valves but there is 4 holes per cylinder in the head 3 for the valves (2intake)(1 exhaust) and 1 hole for the spark plug.

speedpenguin
10-01-2006, 04:13 AM
The only 4 valve head is the B20A head, and that's a completely different engine.

precision porting
10-02-2006, 06:07 PM
yep it sure is differant. It is actually is 2050cc and has 2 cams etc etc etc. I wish I could figure out a way to put that head one of these 2 litres. That would be awsume.

MessyHonda
10-02-2006, 06:24 PM
yep it sure is differant. It is actually is 2050cc and has 2 cams etc etc etc. I wish I could figure out a way to put that head one of these 2 litres. That would be awsume.

adam already started ....the b20 head and the a20 block...it just looked damn mean.

RamThis
10-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Mr. R, is there any head porting you could do on an A20A3 that would get me at about 150-170 HP with minor other mods (In other words, not having to change injectors and fuel pump and alot of other crap..)?

Only problem I see is shipping you the head and such.

gfrg88
10-02-2006, 10:41 PM
yes there is


:kekeke: i told you. its two intake one exhaust. our engine are 12 valves not 16. :slap:

gfrg88
10-02-2006, 10:43 PM
adam already started ....the b20 head and the a20 block...it just looked damn mean.

:huh: the jdm b20 head on the a20 block???

ZackieDarko
10-03-2006, 03:40 AM
:huh: the jdm b20 head on the a20 block???


No the 3rd gen Prelude head. There is a thread on it here somewhere abouts.

MessyHonda
10-03-2006, 07:39 AM
:huh: the jdm b20 head on the a20 block???
im not sure you got to talk to adam...but i saw it in person...i even touched it..lol:naughty:

gfrg88
10-03-2006, 10:59 AM
No the 3rd gen Prelude head. There is a thread on it here somewhere abouts.

i thought it was the b21?? and adam was doing this?? adam from lancaster?? i thought he gave up on the accord?? didnt he get a boosted civic?? we need pics of this if it hasnt been posted.

Gemini2003
10-08-2006, 09:03 AM
Here are a few motor pics...

First Cleaning:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/000_0213.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/000_0214.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/000_0215.jpg

ttyl

precision porting
10-08-2006, 09:21 AM
Mr. R, is there any head porting you could do on an A20A3 that would get me at about 150-170 HP with minor other mods (In other words, not having to change injectors and fuel pump and alot of other crap..)?

Only problem I see is shipping you the head and such.
Yep just email me and YES I can make enouph changes to make it feel totaly differant without haveing to change all that other crap like injectors etc. If your serious email me PrecisionPorting@shaw.ca and I will give you my broker info to get it to Canada safely.
Mr R

newaccorddriver
10-08-2006, 06:05 PM
New Headlights :-)

http://www.gemini-online.net/web/images/DSC00206s.jpg

Plus new bulbs :-)

$54 CAD shipped :-)


where did you get these for that price!?!?!?!

Gemini2003
10-08-2006, 08:03 PM
I emailed the guys selling them here:

Headlights (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=330007065741&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT)

Great guy :-)

Gemini2003
10-12-2006, 02:06 AM
I have an update But Im saving it for tomorrow LOL

Here Is a random picture:

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00280s.jpg




This is what you get if you bag each and every bolt from every Accord you've stripped!! I've got Three bags from each Accord lol

Think I'll find what I'm looking for?

Actually this kind of reminds me of something...

Now that people are getting to know me as an Accord guy I get calls from people in distress... I helped a buddy out with an extra starter I had :-) ... Oh and when I went to the Kelowna meet my car wasn't there but my old hood was on one Accord there and my old block was in another LOL

Gemini2003
10-13-2006, 09:03 AM
So I've learned the HOW-TO on Fibergless.... Man it's soo easy :-)

I took the last few days fixing a couple of key areas of rust.

I'm really really excited because now that I know how to fiberglass I can move on to projects that until a few days ago I didn't have the skill to do!

I've fixed the top of the wheel well on the pasenger side and I've fixed a big hole created by rust on the drivers side rear wheel well as well. Here are a couple of pictures of what I have been doing.

It's not finished yet I've got sanding and primering to do... The majority of what you see will be covered by the rear bumper so it's not important to me that it looks nice as long as it's fixed.

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00294s.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00296s.jpg

Top two are the driverside wheel well

Bottom two are the passenger side

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00295s.jpg

http://geminiwebhosting.ca/images2/DSC00293s.jpg

3ghondaerodeck
10-13-2006, 09:07 AM
dang that looks good! I got to use that on my aerodeck!

gp02a0083
10-13-2006, 10:15 AM
not bad at all man with the body work:rockon: