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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    And then, as you can tell, I started work on my other DOHC fender trim! The first one came out preeeetty good, it might catch a bit more time with sandpaper, but I知 pretty pleased so far! I had a lot more success with the second one, so I might build one more left side one, just to be safe!
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    Great progress as always, any chance you want to make another set of these fender trims? such a great little detail.



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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hash_man_Se_i View Post
    Great progress as always, any chance you want to make another set of these fender trims? such a great little detail.
    Thanks man, I'm pretty geeked with how they're turning out! You'll have to forgive me, but I'm probably going to pass for this favor, the parts are plenty available- any DA integra has the pair you need, and all you'll need is a dremel and an exacto, it's not tough!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Alright, I know I suck at keeping this thread on track, but I知 like an adult, I want to make my own bad decisions. I値l keep it brief, I know 3D printing has been a more common theme in this build, and I wanted to show off a little bit of work I致e been taking care of on the side! I made that post a few back about modelling a coupe, well I finished up a Hatch and Aerodeck off the coupe base, and might spend tonight making a sedan! And so since the community seemed to be pretty excited about this, I printed off like fortyyyyyyy-six(?) 1/64 (hotwheels!) sized cars altogether and got them ready to ship! Each one has four stok skinny wheels, and then four wider, shorter wheels for laying some frame! I also threw a little addition of a lip into each kit just for fun! It won稚 be a massive amount of income or anything, but should make some people happy!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    More simple updates! Really waiting on word from a machine shop to know what the next steps for my block are going to be, so while I知 waiting, just keeping up on ticking away at the usual suspects. Got the other side of the DOHC trim leveled out, and close to ready for its first coat of primer, I scanned it in, and built it out DOHC in illustrator, so now I知 good to make a vinyl mask to use so I can shoot the text dark red! I知 excited! Then, the Subaru XT6 headrest centers needed to be sectioned down the center to fit between the skinnier Prelude/Integra headrest pegs, so they池e cut, reinforced with a bit of metal, and waiting their turn to get blacked out! Gonna look so sharp! Then, also in the swamp of detail work that plagues this build, If you look closely in the image below, you can see a door handle bezel, and to the right of that, the current iteration of my tweeter housing! It値l mount in the empty trapezoid in front of the door handle, I plan on taking OEM speaker grilles and cloth and wrapping the face of them to really give them that OEM look. Gotta make a new iteration of some of the surfaces, then it should come together pretty nice! But this image sums up most of my weekend!
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    Lil Detail!
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    Then, also did some packaging with the Integra bumper and found some pretty positive news! The Accord bash bar (Bumper core? Center Pretzel?) under the bumper fits very nicely and snug inside the Integra cover. There痴 a crucial upper bracket that keeps the Integra upper nice, flat and rigid, and it turns out I can probably have it make a hybrid Accord to Integra support with a couple laser-cut brackets, and make it a nice, factory look! Just gotta be really precise in how this ends up placing the bumper, as I know panel gap can easily kill this project dead!
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    Then here痴 a side view of the sectioned wing, it痴 a loose alignment, but you can see that it痴 fairly close!
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    But yeah, more of the same, once the block is back, I値l be able to start hammering onto bigger things! Till next time!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Score! There痴 a new Accord on the lot at one my local junkyards, a 1987 LX sedan, and while I知 mostly set for parts for my build, it痴 always good to go out!
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    Because you never quite know what you値l find, for example, this car had an armrest, but like most of them, the top is blown off. But hey, now I have two, and I bought that lower, a speaker grille, and two bumper side attachment plastic brackets for five bucks. Score!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Talk about score! Armrest anything is hard to find! Looking sweet with that integra bumper cover too, great progress!

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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fixedit View Post
    Talk about score! Armrest anything is hard to find! Looking sweet with that integra bumper cover too, great progress!
    Thanks! Just making my million little baby steps, and I'm really geeked about the bumper, I hope I can make it all work! But yeah man, one man's trash! Always geeked for the junkyard scores!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Carcaine is real. Like the last post, I own duplicates of things! But I just realized I owned five hoods. FIVE. I mean, I can explain, but sheesh. This isn稚 really a 澱uild thread update, but oh well.

    This is the hood from my Accord when I first got it- the one that was on the car when I found a tree. It痴 got a bend in it, and after realizing I don稚 need it, it値l be going out for scrap this weekend, so see you, space cowboy.
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    Then these two are for my actual Project! The grey hood in primer was one I cleaned to laser straight for the main build, and after realizing the Carbon Fiber hood is pretty well pitted and in need of serious repair (and pretty heavy) I値l probably be going back to the painted one.
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    Then, there痴 this hood- when my spare coupe wasn稚 in my care, the hood got dinged hard, and needed replacement, so this was the volunteer. Unfortunately at this point, the 釘-Cord apparently has low compression, and to me it痴 worth more in parts than running and driving, so it値l be torn down, which is a sad end to a car that痴 been through so much!
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    Then finally, another hood, currently on the B-cord, which is also destined to be chucked with its new wrinkles.
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    Spring cleaning isn稚 fun! I've also got three A20s that need to be torn down and scrapped too- but that's for another day! Happy valentines I guess?
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Those bumpers are tricky to get all lined up nice. I did my best with my aftermarket, but it's not quite right, and about a million washers and shims and such. Good luck with yours. I'm sure it will turn out nicer than mine did.
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Those bumpers are tricky to get all lined up nice. I did my best with my aftermarket, but it's not quite right, and about a million washers and shims and such. Good luck with yours. I'm sure it will turn out nicer than mine did.
    Hahaha, now don't go expecting things from me! And yeah, I'm pretty positive this is going to be a bear! But wait, aftermarket bumper? When was this!
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    It痴 already been another weekend? Jeez! I only got about an hour in on barn time, gonna have to up my game!

    So, still hammering out the little things, always got six things going at once! The Headrest Accordion joints are firmly held together, and the seam is filled, next step for them is paint then they池e DONE. Next I pulled a couple of parts for the bumper corners, seeing if I need to convert it to Accord clips. I知 not quite positive yet, but I do like how well the seem to be intent on fitting! There痴 even a tab for them to clip into, or at least a variant of this corner probably works, so we値l see!
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    Then, the prototyping corner of things is nice and fun, the nerd in me is having a blast! The tweeter housing needs a mesh grille to cover it, and since we池e going for OEM, why not use OEM parts? I picked up a spare grille, cut it up, and then made a male & female mold and pressed it!
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    It actually stamped out very nicely, I知 unfortunately going to have to print another (better!) version of this mold since I got an offset backwards, and so this grille is a little too big!
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    So then I trimmed out the tabs I wanted, and gave it a fit! It痴 too large, BUT, I really like the way it looks! Very much like a real part! I知 going to wrap it in the OEM fabric, but don稚 get me wrong, I really like the way the just metal face looks, that radius makes all the difference!
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    And so up after that, I was playing with DOHC trim again, I知 hoping to vinyl cut some paint masks for the trim to paint it, but was curious if I could just use the cut out text instead of paint. It痴 unfortunately not quite what I知 looking for, but I couldn稚 help but see what it looked like. Just opening Christmas presents the night before! Freaking love seeing words on cars.
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    And speaking of gifts, I got word from the machine shop!! The Type R block has been fully shot blasted (so geeked to see that block clean!) and the crank looks good, just needed a slight polish (probably from that burnt bearing) and then we池e most likely going with ARP Piston studs and ACL bearings. The current cost thus far is a little more than 1500 bucks (I致e got around 3k budgeted for this, so we池e actually doing great price wise!) but came with an little bummer. Somehow I missed it, but one of the pistons has a good crack in it. Thus, going to get four new ones, so slap that price on top of everything else! But it痴 okay, I壇 much rather pay the literal price now than grenade a motor a few months out. And they池e hoping to get the head soon, and that値l be very exciting!
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    As usual, nothing crazy! In other news, my Weber setup is leaving to a new home this evening, kinda' bummed to close out on this chapter! But the money from it will of course be going directely back into this project, so It'll live on. On a surely unrelated note, anyone have a Type R LSD sitting around?
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by B0CKS View Post
    But wait, aftermarket bumper? When was this!
    Aftermarket as in not OE. The kind the dealer warns you from using because they won't fit right. It's a boring replica part l got on eBay a few years ago when I ran into the back of someone's F-150. 😒
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Aftermarket as in not OE. The kind the dealer warns you from using because they won't fit right. It's a boring replica part l got on eBay a few years ago when I ran into the back of someone's F-150. 😒
    Aaaaah, that's rough. That's no fun, "aftermarket" didn't really sound like your speed for aesthetics, it's a bummer that was a bust. I'm surprised someone even made a replacement for us to be honest.
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    Re: Bagged B18 '88 DX Coupe Build!

    Oh boy oh boy! I shot out the valve cover to Charlie Moua a few weeks ago for powdercoating, and he just shot me some pictures of the finished part! What can I say?? It looks sooooo good! Should be here this Friday, today needs to hurry up!
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    And just as a reminder, this is the SAME PART.
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    That痴 going to look AMAZING sitting in the engine bay

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    That's a nice piece.
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