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Old 01-24-2019, 03:08 PM   #626
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Awesome build - enjoyed reading it. Any updates? Possibly post a full spec list and pic on edited first post?
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:10 PM   #627
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The car has been sitting since it got cold and snowy here. Not worth driving because I have zero traction. I have been redoing the rear suspension which will hopefully be done soon and I replaced the blower motor.

That's a good idea. I'll see what I can do about a spec list on the first post.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:55 AM   #628
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I love this car, the engine bay is put together how mine should be
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:53 PM   #629
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I installed some of Ben's rear axle bearings last night. It really was an easy job with the DIY tool. My bushings weren't as bad as some I've seen, but they definitely weren't good. I'm excited to try the new ones out. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on a few things to finish up the new rear suspension setup, so I can't drive it yet.

My buddy also upgraded to a double pumper setup on his civic and gave me his walbro 525. Once it warms up a bit and I can put some power down I'll check my injector duty and see if I need to swap out the 450.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:59 PM   #630
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I finally found some toy bumpers in decent shape, and they were local as well. They're not the best lookin, but they're good enough for now. I have a full set of turbo trim to go with this as soon as I find some clips. I'm not sure if I'll keep my trailer hitch on the car as it sticks out past the bumper, but it's staying on for now. I still need to drill the holes for the trim clips, drill holes for my bumper lights, fix, paint and install my air dam. This is good enough for now though, and was a big step in the right direction. I'm really happy to lose all the unnecessary weight and ugly looks (in my opinion) of the commandos.




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Old 02-10-2019, 11:08 PM   #631
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Commandos look great on pre-81 cars. Fight me.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:11 AM   #632
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What spoiler is that? Looks great
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:19 AM   #633
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I'm really happy to lose all the unnecessary weight and ugly looks of the commandos.
Man, you're really into poking the oogly bear today.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:51 PM   #634
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Commandos look great on pre-81 cars. Fight me.
That's fine. But this isn't a pre 81 car and commandos aren't my favorite.

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It's a saab spoiler, but I never have figured out exactly what car it's from. The part number is:



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Lol. I know it's pot calling the kettle black because my car is ugly with no trim, but oh well. I get why people like commandos, they're just not for me.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:34 PM   #635
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You should have specified

Skinny bumper all the things on 82+.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:42 PM   #636
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if/when you want to make the covers and trim look good SEM Bumper Coater in Honda Black worked good for me. The old material sucks it up like a sponge, think I went through two full cans.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:44 PM   #637
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if/when you want to make the covers and trim look good SEM Bumper Coater in Honda Black worked good for me. The old material sucks it up like a sponge, think I went through two full cans.
I was just looking at your thread for clip count and position and saw the SEM stuff. I'll have to get some of that. Did you sand the covers at all?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:51 PM   #638
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I did SEM on my wagon. I gave it a quick rubdown with 800 grit followed by a wipe down with paint thinner, followed by tack cloth. Painting involved spraying a coat of plastic prep followed by paint itself.

Looking back, I think sanding is not necessary unless you are filling nicks and scratches. The plastic is plenty porous as is.
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I do have a few nicks and scratches I'd like to address.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:05 PM   #640
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I was just looking at your thread for clip count and position and saw the SEM stuff. I'll have to get some of that. Did you sand the covers at all?
yeah I scuff basically everything before it gets any kind of paint or stain. The covers are porous but also have a 'crap layer' on top that you might as well knock down before you put $30 worth of spray paint on top of it. Good for adhesion and a good even finish. I had a couple of nicks/gouges that I filled in with flexible body filler too.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:59 PM   #641
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Probably a lot cheaper than that set I grabbed for ya as well. lol

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Lol. I know it's pot calling the kettle black because my car is ugly with no trim, but oh well. I get why people like commandos, they're just not for me.
That's not what I meant. Your car is far from ugly. I poked the bear many years ago by asking on a certain forum (before TB was a web forum) if I needed to change my bumper shocks when installing later bumpers. Never got the answer, but I sure got a barrage of posts about how stupid I was to even think about it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:50 PM   #643
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In the meantime, I got most of my gauges matching. These are so much better to wire than stock ones, and I've been meaning to clean up the wiring back there for some time. I only need a Stack boost gauge, but that'll come later.


Just curious, did those play nicely with the stock senders?
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:49 PM   #644
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Probably a lot cheaper than that set I grabbed for ya as well. lol

Get em dressed up before you roll out for Davis!
Much cheaper. I got both for $50.

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Just curious, did those play nicely with the stock senders?
Nope. Stock senders won't work, but they do come with their own senders.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:19 PM   #645
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Just about done with my rear suspension. I do need to get some helper springs, but that's it.





I also got the front bumper trim on. Still need to mount the sides of the bumper cover and paint it. Plus everything for the back. I should have plenty of time to do everything I need to before davis.



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Old 03-20-2019, 12:32 PM   #646
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Nice. You should make me some trailing arms and rerar coilover mounts now that you have all of it figured out
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #647
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looked at pics said to self "guess I'll go look for the front bumper trim"

looks good
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:04 PM   #648
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No problem. Put in your order at https://www.bneshop.com
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:13 PM   #649
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:27 PM   #650
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nice...looks a bit more lightweight than what I came up with.
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