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Ok so heres the deal, i have finally decieded that its time for me to start getting my EK3 up to what i would call a reasonable standard :p I'm fed up of all the scratches cracks and all that crap now so this is going to be my little 'project' or 'restoration' thread if you like.

This is my to-do list:

*Repair and respray the front bumper

*Repair and respray the rear bumper

*New wing mirrors

*Pull out the dent on the rear drivers side panel where some scrote kicked/punched it (even though its not noticable unless you look for it!)

*Find and fit a new set of alloys onto the car (after ruining one - see my thread!)

*Fit Prelude seats

*Lowered (coilovers)

*Front Strut

*Rear strut

*Intake

*New header

*Paint the rocker cover (red i think :D)

I will add to this as and when i think of more things that need to be done.

Maybe we could have a project section and i could put this thread in there?
 

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Started on the front bumper today (went and bought all the stuff that I need and thought i would get cracking tonight instead of going out on the piss as per usual)

What she was like before:

[attachment=6:ry7letvw]Front View.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

[attachment=5:ry7letvw]Showing the split 2.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

[attachment=4:ry7letvw]Showing the Split.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

[attachment=3:ry7letvw]Without bumper.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

[attachment=2:ry7letvw]Buggered plastic bits.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

What i have done so far (btw first ever attempt at using fibre glass):

[attachment=1:ry7letvw]Fibreglassed long.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

[attachment=0:ry7letvw]Fibreglassed closeup.JPG[/attachment:ry7letvw]

Also i have smoothed it out a bit more since taking these pictures so i know it dont look right there but it does now :)

Going to hopefully get it sprayed tomorrow (its stone chipped really bad so need to spray the whole lot really) and get it back on for Sundays trip down to liverpool!
 

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Ok bumper was sorted and back on Saturday and only just got round to putting the pictures up now! Been down to get my new alloys today - those will be on tomorrow evening so i will put some pics up when they are on.

Pictures:

[attachment=5:su8iasyt]Finished before going on.jpg[/attachment:su8iasyt]

[attachment=4:su8iasyt]before going on closeup.JPG[/attachment:su8iasyt]

[attachment=3:su8iasyt]Back on 1.JPG[/attachment:su8iasyt]

[attachment=2:su8iasyt]back on 2.JPG[/attachment:su8iasyt]

Next weekend is going to be repairing the rear bumper, some pics of what it is like at the moment:

Drivers side:

[attachment=1:su8iasyt]Rear left.JPG[/attachment:su8iasyt]

Passenger side:

[attachment=0:su8iasyt]Rear left 2.JPG[/attachment:su8iasyt]

Going to be getting the glass out again next weekend and having a go at this one :p also hopefully have it dropped next Sunday as well if all goes according to plan
 

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looks like you've got your hands full with this one! lol

can't wait to see it once finished.
 

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Wow your going at this thing fast! Looking forward to the alloys. Also a JDM grille would look nice and is real easy to install while your doing the glass on your front bumper.
 

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Wow your going at this thing fast! Looking forward to the alloys. Also a JDM grille would look nice and is real easy to install while your doing the glass on your front bumper.
Yeah i want to get it all done asap really :D was also thinking about a JDM grille as well but think that will come after lowering it (gotta spend the money on that first) i managed to spend a little too much money this weekend :p
 

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Well with new alloys, MOT, tax and paying off 2 months worth of LPG debt to my dad i managed to spend 700 quid lol
 

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Just thought i would keep this up-to-date with pictures of it with the new alloys on:

[attachment=0:2rwojz0v]P210408_21.09.JPG[/attachment:2rwojz0v]

Also updated the to-do list a bit
 

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Another update, i have been working on it this weekend as well :) mainly been rubbing down the rear bumper and fibreglassing the bits that need doing on there.

Drivers side:

[attachment=5:md97u2z4]P270408_12.21.JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

Passenger side:

[attachment=4:md97u2z4]P270408_12.22.JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

Picture of it with the bumper off:

[attachment=3:md97u2z4]P270408_12.22[01].JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

My horiable rusty manafold cover that i just had to take off lol:

[attachment=2:md97u2z4]P270408_12.22[02].JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

Shes done 152k honest!

[attachment=1:md97u2z4]P270408_13.10.JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

I also used some degreaser stuff on the cover and cleaned that up a bit as it was pretty hanging (see also rusty manifold and cat :( going to get a 4-2-1 manifold soon as well):

[attachment=0:md97u2z4]P270408_13.50.JPG[/attachment:md97u2z4]

think im going to respray it later on or might do it tomorrow.

Hopefully my coilovers are going to arrive this week and i can get it lowered next weekend :)
 

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Looks great! Yeah throw that manky mani cover away and get a stainless performance manifold!

You should file off the word "Honda" on your rocker cover too :)
 

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Looks great! Yeah throw that manky mani cover away and get a stainless performance manifold!

You should file off the word "Honda" on your rocker cover too :)
Yeah i already chucked the mani cover away been looking at new manifolds today.

Lol nah i wanna keep the hodna bit and im gunna paint it red when i get round to it
 

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Yeah I didn't mean file it off completely, just wrap some sand paper around a block of wood and sand the paint away. Looks good :)
 

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aye thats what i will do when i paint it red sand off the honda and leave it silver, i just seen the parts in the for sale section so might get that mani :p
 

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Just keeping the Project thread up to date:

Car is now lowered on the front (still need to do the back i ran out of time yesterday!)

[attachment=2:3f7s75ox]P070508_05.07.JPG[/attachment:3f7s75ox]

[attachment=1:3f7s75ox]P070508_05.08.JPG[/attachment:3f7s75ox]

[attachment=0:3f7s75ox]P070508_05.08[01].JPG[/attachment:3f7s75ox]
 

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Its going to have to come up a little on the front im afraid as i cant get up to my gas tank to fill it up at the moment :(
 
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