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Thomas97's Progress Thread; Part 2

If you've been keeping up with my threads youll understand why a part two is needed, someone search and find the first one, its under detailing your ride i beleive.

anyway, I left off working on the lude because it got backed into a friends car and i lost that bumper since it slit on the corner... i was so depressed that whole week bah!

but thankfully good old ebay pulled through and i was able to buy an OEM black bumper for about 100 bucks, didnt mind the color because i was going to paint anyways. Un fortunately it came cracked under the license plate but that is fixed! the hood was also messed up and now i was REALLY depressed!

i started redoing the valve cover when one of the castle nuts stripped and the project was haulted until my dad came up with an ingenious way of getting it off, alas a visit to Majestic honda to order a new stud, washer and castle nut, gah $25!

with the valve cover repainted i ordered a STR (rare?) spark plug, i'd seen few of them so i decided to pick it up, got a great deal! got it for $47 shipped! thats less than an OEM one! and a hell of a lot less than a CF one.

just today i slapped it all together, sanded the bumper and hood and took her for a spin, ohhhhh how i missed her!




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YEA! Finally! Haha I wanna see people laugh at the car after it's done. Saw the paint in real life and looks better than stock!

I already told you what I thought about the VC :)

Keep it up! And if you need any help, jus gimme a call. I miss workin on ludes lol.
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dude the vc is now the best part haha
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Lude's comin along good bro! That vc paint scheme looks great too
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Great to know that you haven't lost the passion mate. Is that an S2K H on the rear I spy as well? Keep it up mate.
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Great to know that you haven't lost the passion mate. Is that an S2K H on the rear I spy as well? Keep it up mate.
yeah, im finally back in the game!
and yes, thats an s2k emblem straight from japan!
i slapped that on when i painted the trunk.

ill be on vacation for about a week and when we come back im going to slap a new fram oil filter on, mobil1, new oilpan gasket, prime the bumper, paint the hood than paint the bumper, once THATS all done im scrutinizing every penny i own to get off my ass and get some kyb's for my Skunk2 springs and lower her 2in.
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Is that a Honda rear bumper or an OEM-spec made by someone else?
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Same, i had been reading the old thread.

Gah, i know i seen a couple of other cars being completely repainted. It's crazy seeing a paint job that looks pretty good get completely stripped. It's like WHY??!?!?

Anyways, i've been waiting on the final product, but decided to pop in and say good work so far and keep it up!
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Is that a Honda rear bumper or an OEM-spec made by someone else?
Honda spec, it still has the vincode from the old car, car was totaled, sold it to me for a goodprice and i said it would live on in my car

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Same, i had been reading the old thread.

Gah, i know i seen a couple of other cars being completely repainted. It's crazy seeing a paint job that looks pretty good get completely stripped. It's like WHY??!?!?

Anyways, i've been waiting on the final product, but decided to pop in and say good work so far and keep it up!
thanks man, its good to hear compliments from you when you do sign in :haha:
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What happened to the hood? I remember you saying somehting about a slippin up with the buffer. Is that a new one?
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nope, same hood, just getting repainted. everythings going good for a change, out for a week, coem back stop the leaks finally!!! paint and be happy,

until it breaks :scared:
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It's way past due i update this bad boy!
alot has happened recently, involving my prelude and a friends... Alas I have been working, never fear!

I gave the prelude 5 fresh quarts of Mobil1 and a fram filter that actually seals, let me tell you NEVER EVER EVER buy a K&N oil filter, there is no seal and a PIECE OF ****! that was one of my oil leaks and I ended up learning that my pan wasnt leaking and it was sealed tight! great news! now i dont have to take the header off! but i do think that the crank seal is leaking when warm unfortunately :boo:

heres some update pictures for you including pictures of what hoses blew up :woah:
but she drives and things are looking up for her, and also a picture explaining why i cant paint haha :36: :vroom:

I fianlly got around to platsx'ing my car, i recomend using a buffer, works better!


Heres the reason i cant paint, thats after 10 minuets of driving, yeah its that humid!


my poor transmission- now even dirtier thanks to aa BLOWNUP heater hose, and i mean destroyed!


Heres the hose, it blew off right at that nipple, thankfully it was as i was pulling into the garage to park


nothing better than puling out a dipstick with that beautiful amber color! (its not low, just recently shutoff)


Now heres that sucker of a cam seal i was telling you about, WHY hond made theirs cheap i will never understand, however, this skunk2 has held up like a brick wall! heres looking in front from the distributor


and heres the back side, look at the grey circle that says "skunk2"
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New headlights look great! They change the appearance of the front totally!
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yeah tell me about it, with new paint and a good wash that front end is gonna SHINE!
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agreed!

now to decide, blox or skunk2 hmm... i do have the skunk 2 theme going...
hmm.. this will take some thinking. i dont like millions of mix-match parts so itll probably be the sk2 one.
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Why the hell is this kid taking pictures of a hanging bumper...



ohhh... thats why..




ooooo pretty.
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Man, nothin better than smelling fresh paint in the morning!
I managed to put it back together and tkae her out for a nice spin, i could see people expressions when they saw the car "heyy that looks like tim's prelude... OH MAN HE PAINTED IT!!! NO MORE BLACK!"

im so edcited, we used this wonderful snap-dry clear coat with a tint, and made it match the original paint wonderfully! and well I di a little driveway photoshot haha
im going to strictly post my pictures of this thread in hopes to revive the "revive the 97 project"

enjoi! 1997-2007, 10 years apart and oh so sexy.









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Looks good Tim!



...now paint your rear and side skirts red too!
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Brian, How do you always read my mind?

Thats exactally what i plan to do, if we have the red for it were gonna paint it all red, and slap em back, Type s? NO WAY! thoma-S? YEAH!

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I thought you painted the hood?
Oh and your wheels are on the wrong sides.
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Looking good man, looking good.
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What's up with the coolant leak? did you fix it?
Heatercore hose blew up as i entered the garage. coolant and rubber bits everywhere :boom:

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I thought you painted the hood?
Oh and your wheels are on the wrong sides.
You would care about something like that.

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Looking good man, looking good.
thanks man.
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