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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Wide body kit yo.
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Wide body kit yo.
    why didn't I think of that??
    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Sorry the lull in updates, there's been some work around the car, but nothing spectacular worth noting. Mostly just loading the engine bay back up with objects and slowly installing steel brake lines whenever I'm free. I'm still waiting to hear back from innovative mounts about the updated trans mount, so the engine swap is kinda stuck in place, along with the Cheddas radius rods also being AWOL, the Accord hasn't moved much.

    The other coupe has been rolling around the driveway a bit under its own power- it starts, holds idle for a little bit, and can stay on with some gas, and I'm not positive if that's a timing issue or tuning, but that project is also on hold, as I just sold my Civic and bought my first Non-Honda DD, the RWD Turbo Widebody edition of a 3gee, a 5-speed '87 Chrysler Conquest;
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    So now there's that to get in the way of my finishing my Accord lmao.

    Be patient! I'll get there!
    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Happy to hear it's still going!! Hey man, what exactly is it that you do for a living? I see that you've designed graphics and rims for AEV? (which I'm not familiar with, just saw a post about it on your blog) That sounds really awesome and I'm interested in how one gets a job like that..it may be a route that I take a look at!

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fixedit View Post
    Happy to hear it's still going!! Hey man, what exactly is it that you do for a living? I see that you've designed graphics and rims for AEV? (which I'm not familiar with, just saw a post about it on your blog) That sounds really awesome and I'm interested in how one gets a job like that..it may be a route that I take a look at!
    Well, the official term is "Industrial Design", which is basically the first step of a product! I spend my days at work sketching and modeling stuff out in CAD, so basically- imagine engineering if it was all fun and games haha, I was fortunate to land this job with a Transportation Design degree from College for Creative Studies (I drew cars for a major! Pretty rad!), and have to say upfront, it's a TON of work, each of our studio classes were 6 hours long, because art is never "done" right? There's only a few colleges to look into if you want to major in car design, Art Center in Cali, Lawrence Tech and CCS are both in Detroit- but you may also consider Product Design, which is much broader scoped, and more employable, it's designing everything from wheels to microwaves and a more common option at schools all over the country. So as for advice for getting into the field? Sketch. Just doodle stuff, it doesn't have to be cars- I was into flying ships when I got accepted to CCS- but start constructing a portfolio of sorts and send it off to a few colleges (or me! Any one else interested in the same major is an instant friend) and see what they think!

    You can get familiar with CCS here: https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
    And you can get a small glance at what I do at work (NDA doesn't let me post much from AEV ) along with all the stuff I've made while at CCS here: https://www.artstation.com/pixel-pencil

    Let me know if I can do anything!
    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Wow thank you so much for all the great info and advice, much appreciated! Iíll check out those two links.

    Iíve kind of forgotten how much Iíve always wanted to design cars, and designing anything in CAD would honestly keep me content. Iím on sort of a music-path right now teaching myself Music production skills but itís never too late. Cars are super important to me and I canít forget about that, so Iíll start thinking hard about this.

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Alrriiiight! Time to blow some dust off this thread with an update! It's been a month or two, and I actually have been doing stuff, just not to the right car!

    The aforementioned Conquest is on it's way out, it's already getting colder here and I'm realizing that eighties RWD turbo is not the exact best of winter of vehicle, so it's for sale! And in the meantime, I've been patching together the wrecked Accord, and these next few posts will focus primarily on that car (since the main one hasn't moved an inch! )

    So what's happened? I drove the spare Accord a bit, and found out that the racecar engine I had purchased and thrown together had pretty darn bad compression! So... engine swap!
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    ...and done! This is the engine that originally came out of this body/VIN and was regasketed all that time ago, so it's back to numbers matching! (...after four engine pulls )
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    And so, after sorting out a whole bunch of odds and ends, next up was paint! The car had four different colors of paint and crumpled fenders, after purchasing eighty bucks of rattle cans, the car was sanded down;
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    And then painted the next day, no primer, nothing, total cheapo job.
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    So, it may not look like much, but a weekend spent a week later with four coats of polish says otherwise;
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    And so, it needs a tuneup, a few bolts, then a photoshoot! And in the meantime, I've also gotten some pretty good deals on some rad wheelies, so now the choice is between VW 14's, OEM painted Steelies, or Rad era 13's????
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    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fixedit View Post
    Wow thank you so much for all the great info and advice, much appreciated! Iíll check out those two links.

    Iíve kind of forgotten how much Iíve always wanted to design cars, and designing anything in CAD would honestly keep me content. Iím on sort of a music-path right now teaching myself Music production skills but itís never too late. Cars are super important to me and I canít forget about that, so Iíll start thinking hard about this.
    Heyo! Sorry I never got around to replying to this, but how's it going man? Any updates on the front??
    I've got two headaches;
    1) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: Getting a Dual Weber B18B1 Swap on air ride
    2) 1988 DX Accord Coupe: that I smashed into a tree and felt bad about so I rebuilt the whole car.

    Build thread! http://b0cks.blogspot.com

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