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Hi guy's

My name is Van der Hoeven Ivo , i live in Belgium
I drive a daily Honda Civic '96 HB VTI , and my tuning project is a Honda Civic '96 HB 1.4

actually my tuning project has growth out of proportions ... :)

because pics say more than words :

the beginning ( Stage 1 )





the mini make-over ( Stage 2 )





the extreme make over ( Stage 3 )

at the beginning i didnt had the intention to change things ... just putting some ice in the car , you now
simple ice setup ... some amps , some woofers etc ...

but then you begin to think ...
a fiberglass floor would be nice , and custom build door panels , and a custom build dash

and oh yeah , the backseats -> unnecessary

and so it began
 

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Hey man, welcome to the forum!

Wow, looks like you have done tons to your Civic, what about the engine? Got a list of what you've done?

Enjoy your stay.
 

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thnx 4 the reactions


like i said before , i didnt had the intention to change other things than the ice install ... wrong !


what are we doing ?

- complete custom build real Wide Body ( fenders , front bumper , rear bumper , side-skirts )
- front light conversion ( non honda model )
- tail lights conversion ( Hella led lights )
- intake manifold conversion
- complete Turbo set-up
- cleaned engine bay
- a few chrome engine details
- complete new paint
- custom build dashboard
- custom build door panels
- fiberglass floor
- air suspension
and lots and lots more ... actually , the ONLY thing that i'm going to re-use from Stage 2 are the exhausts !
 

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enough with the chit-chat !

pics :

this is my partner in crime Dave


he's one of the fiberglass-maniacs

this is me



spy pic's fiberglass floor





ice install spy pic


some tools




more ice install spy pic's








some close friends


and more fiberglass
 

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hello and welcome

i'm loving it, not usually a fan of bodykits after my crx, but yours looks mint, all looks good, like the turbo, get some pix up
 

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wow!thats mental!great job you have done there mate it looks really unique and well! looks like a lot of work went into it getting it like that! did you's do all the work on it yourselves then? once all the pictures are up it would be easier to move it to project topic?incase people dont know all this is in here 8-| look forward to the rest of the pics :D
 

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@ Alec

tuning isn't cheap ( as you know ) , especially if you want to create something unique
honestly , i don't want to talk about money ... it's my hobby and hobby's cost money
I work a lot , and all the extra money i earn goes to my project

@ Edd
the project isn't still finished ! still lots and lots to do.

@ ctr_lee
i don't build the project alone. it's my car , it's my money
but i have e few 'specialist' friends who are the real masters !

Steven ( alias 'The Magic' ) is the guy who does all the welding,
he also helps with the fiberglass , grinding and is the true master when it comes to painting !

Dave is the fiberglassguy :) ICE , exteriour , also creative brain

Kenny ( allias Razer ) is the electronics / engine department !
everything that involves electronics , air suspension , turbo , or engine components ... he's the man !

Hondapeet is also electronics / engine department , especially rewiring ECU's , cable harness , Multipoint conversion
etc.. ( very handy because i have a D14A4 engine with a D16Z9 intake manifold and turbo setup )

Ivo ( alias Da Hobit ) -> creative brain , paying bills and i help everywhere where i can

so .. that's our team and i am very PROUD of it !
 

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next part - the engine workz ( still busy )

the beginning :


after a day's work:


next ?

Engine

the engine before we lay our hands on ( already cleaned up )








everything sealed






then we went to the local 'beach'



tape abuse:





then we started sandblasting the engine ( see the difference )





Gearbox


this is the way the gearbox looked before we lay our hands on







After some cleaning :







then , the next step , everything sealed





second stage @ the beach :)



sandblasting the gearbox





 

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then to the painter , first we abused some paper







and then it was the one and only MCT ( Magic Color Tuyp ) who did this thing

you take some of this color ... or ... this color ... which color is the tright one ?



ah , there it is , Da Hobit is holding the right one






layer 1:





layer 2:





layer 3:

????????



????????


you guys still have to wait for the right color to see ... lol
 

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this is amazing mate! im so jealous..

you will have to come to the UK to be on our stand for the japanese car show next year?? ?
 

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wow mate just wow the amount of work you put into this! fair play :)

someone go nominate him for COTM!
 

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you will have to come to the UK to be on our stand for the japanese car show next year?? ?
the car DEFINITLY comes to the UK !

thanks guy's for the reactions ... that's why i ( we ) do it :)

COTM nominee ? thnx , but i think it's a little bit to soon ... the car isn't still finished , and there are other projects here who earns it more then mine
 
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