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Post by nordic97mist on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 6:04 pm

earliest pic i have. the original is on my old phone that is like, dead lol. bought it april 16th, 2008


it was an automatic with like 163k on it. ran awesome and i fell in love with it at first sight. started putting some parts on it and learned alot. when i started i didn't know how to do anything. nothing. the first actual mechanical thing i did was lower it. it was the best feeling ever. since then its pretty much consumed me. after a while the auto died so i changed over to a manual. here it was at its peak, September 2009







stripped it all down after a couple months with a plan to rebuild. picked up a little civic cx to DD while the prelude was down and worked on it some



after i graduated highschool in may i wanted to join the air force. i'd have to leave the prelude and scrap it. went to the recruiter and got rejected b/c of my "large" tattoo on my leg...gay



started working at the japanese restaurant that i worked at the previous summer when i swapped to a manual. started as a dishwasher/delivery guy. then started cooking. applied for a couple good jobs with hopes of getting my own place, got rejected. knowing it may be a while till i land something where i can get out on my own, the itch for the prelude came back in october, 2010. and thats where this starts

dash back in and all wired up




back seat stuff back in


the rear tray thing and the headliner are gonna get wrapped in black vinyl one of these days

finally got some good stuff done today. ordered my steering wheel/hub adaptor and seats this wk. also finally started on the bay tonight. here's some pics

before...


after taking the paint off...


after some welding (couple holes filled in, not grinded down all the way)....


and after grinding (use to be two holes here) Very Happy


this is using a 90$ flux core welder from harbor freight. it does good for what i need. i did manage to catch my pants on fire though lol. i started out just trying to see what it can do getting use to it. that last picture shows me getting use to it and getting it near perfect. cant wait to get more done tomorrow!

the bay as it is now. took the rack and pinion out


passenger side. still some work needs to be done as far as welding


driver side still has a couple more holes


firewall. grinded off the studs and drilled off the bracket things


radiator support. just needs bondo to fill in the smaller holes from welding


and today more of the same. welded up some more holes. and some pics since everyone likes pics lol

section above firewall welded up


starting to weld in the firewall


i should get the seats tomorrow. im so excited lol. then the steering wheel may get here late this wk or early next Very Happy

first part just came in Very Happy



corbeau a4's!


steering wheel came in Very Happy

momo Very Happy


momo tuner series 320mm black leather w/ red stitching Very Happy


another part came in today Very Happy


Boss Kit steering wheel hub adaptor Very Happy


the adaptor




17x8 +45, 17x9 +44. gonna get 10mm spacers front and rear

finally another part Very Happy

fnf type 1's Very Happy


these things are beautiful! got some stickers and a measuring tape with them


stickers gotta go somewhere rofll


also ordered a set of 2in 4pt black corbeau harnesses

well went out for a cig and found these Very Happy


laid out on the floor


dry fitted on the seats. i love em Love


harness bar and spacers being ordered next in like two more wks or so. ordered esp engine mounts/traction bar last night Very Happy



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Post by nordic97mist on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 6:06 pm

h22a4 dist, ckp/tdc and ignition coil for h22a swap Very Happy



got my wheel spacers Very Happy

10mm ichiba wheel spacers


got the sunroof thingy back in...thing was soo heavy


and i have a sunroof again lol


not the most aggressive by far. but to me they are perfecttt






got another part today Very Happy


nrg harness bar Very Happy (excuse the blue, that'll change)


took apart one of the wheels. would like to get them all taken apart saturday morning before work. then gotta get them polished


got this in the mail Very Happy


feels much heavier and more solid than the pspec did. it also comes with a sticker.




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Post by nordic97mist on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 6:07 pm

nothing exciting today. painted the center cap stuff


new tires Very Happy falken 512's 205/40/17 and 215/40/17


today i got some small stuff done

bye bye blue...


...hello gold Very Happy i think it turned out perfect


and the wheels are finally back together. tires hopefully going on tomorrow


tires mounted Very Happy


and some more pics







extended ichiba studs put on in the rear. still gotta do the fronts. the dust shield got bent up when i was putting the passenger side on so i just ripped it off lol


and my suspension technique sway bars came in Very Happy
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Post by nordic97mist on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 1:19 pm

painted the headliner today. took a whole can, so gotta get more for the sunroof slider and the visors
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Post by Miamiluder on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 1:25 pm

nice man!!

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Post by nordic97mist on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 7:57 pm

thanks man

i know its a shitty pic but i got the harness bar in. what a pita with one person
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Post by DELUDEDBBSiK on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 9:45 pm

What did you use to paint the headliner?
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Post by nordic97mist on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 11:59 pm

this vinyl paint from autozone by rustoleum or w/e that brand is

got some more stuff in Very Happy






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Post by BB2Keith on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 2:06 am

I really really like that hatch haha.
Can't wait till you get her back up and running again.
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Post by DELUDEDBBSiK on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 6:18 am

Everyone's done a great job. I'm proud of everyone.

Jesse, keep it up with all the work.
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Post by nordic97mist on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 12:17 pm

thanks ya'll. it felt awesome sitting in the car in a seat and a steering wheel for the first time in over a year lol

checked the mail and this came in


and painted my visors. just gotta do the sunroof slider
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Post by Christian on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 3:30 pm

coming along great my friend Smile
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Post by Tim1137 on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 12:01 pm

wow nice job, alot of money and time and effort spent here.
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Post by nordic97mist on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 5:31 pm

thanks ya'll i really appreciate it Very Happy

not much going on lately. saving for an engine. putting body filler in the bay. seam sealer came in today
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Post by nordic97mist on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 12:17 pm

here's a pic of laying some body filler in the bay
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Post by nordic97mist on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 2:31 pm

wire wheel ftw
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Post by xxfallacyxx on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 2:39 pm

I looks soooo cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeean. Do want.

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Post by h22avtec on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 1:43 am

loving this build
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Post by nordic97mist on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 7:47 pm

thanks ya'll


well i turned my power steering rack and pinion into a non power steering rack and pinion using my old wheel studs. here's a quick how to lol

old wheel studs


get four and cut the tips off like this


place them into the holes and turn. they dont thread in much but it should be enough to hold them with some loctite or w/e


where the rubber line was i plugged the holes with some silicone
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Post by nordic97mist on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 1:04 pm

well my lug nuts finally came in today


just gotta get outer tie rods and i can set the car on the ground for the first time in more than a year and give it a wash lol

almost done laying filler in the bay. hopefully one more coat followed by a very very light coat
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Post by nordic97mist on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 4:13 pm

well. the car has touched the ground for the first time in over a year


i didnt take the time to mess with the suspension much. just set it down. the front need work clearly lol, plus no weight on them


for me personally, i think i nailed it


one thing is the driver side rear tire seems to be losing air. im guessing its the old seals on the valve stems. gotta get that fixed before the car goes off for paint
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Post by nordic97mist on Thu 24 Feb 2011, 2:23 pm

laid the fast and firm seam filler today

driver side


passenger side. messed up on the shock tower, first place i tried. gotta sand the crap off and re-do it now that i have a better understanding of how to do it
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Post by nordic97mist on Sat 26 Feb 2011, 4:36 pm

outer tie rods showed up. should be getting quiet a few parts within a wk or two. ordered h22a, h22a4 oil pump housing, h23 manual tensioner kit, kaizenspeed balance shaft eliminator and an euro r crank pulley. this wk has been very expensive lol
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Post by nordic97mist on Mon 28 Feb 2011, 11:25 pm

oil pump housing showed up today. needs a good cleaning
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Post by nordic97mist on Tue 01 Mar 2011, 6:06 pm

first car wash in over a year Very Happy



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