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Old 03-14-2009, 03:11 AM
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

This weekend is it, I have to get it all done because I have no free weekends left! From here on out it's vacations, time home and Megan down here until I deploy to Iraq. So I have my work cut out for me, unfortunately, I have so little time


The first thing is first. As soon as I got home, it was a mad dash to take off the wheels, bumper, and fender liner. P.S. I've never done the last two before, so I didn't know how long it would take or how much effort. Thank God they've been taken off before because there was a substantial amount of pop-screws missing around the fender liner and I have no under-tray under the car. So the whole process took me about an hour with setup and all.

















Before I started that though, I laid down my final layer of white basecoat to the bumper.












And when the bumper came off, I took a look at what I was working at with my OEM front lip. A years worth of driving showed it took a really heavy beating. The thing was chewed up all along the bottom and there were obvious chips missing on the front from stone of all sizes hitting it. Even the paint had spider-cracks running along the middle from all the times the lip was hit on a curb and pushed up into the bumper. It is easier for me now to judge front distances and also ground clearance of upcoming objects, but as you can see, experience doesn't erase the mistakes of the past.





luckily the power drill with sanding attachment turned out to be just as much of a timesaver as it was on the front bumper. The lip has now been sanded down to 120 grit by hand and is awaiting a wash down and rub down to 320grit before being prepped for paint.






And after some food and some more examination of the wiring harness... I decided I should knock out at least one more thing. So I picked installing the Depo-style HID retrofit headlights I had made for me. It took a bit to set up the soldering operation and upon first turning on the lights, only one turned on, but later it turned out they both did and now they do it reliably. I was a little worried for a minute!

I also transfered my Osram Nightbreakers to the position of Hi-Beams and now I have to wait for daylight to break to tidy up the wires and to take pictures of ballast-mounting areas and the general look. But I'm just happy I now have working headlights!





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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

Today was destined to be another fast-paced day because time is running out to get the car done. These following pictures will show the top things I did today.

The first up was to switch out the power-steering cooler for something a little more aestheticly pleasing to the eye. I had this old cooler left over from back in the day when I chose the current oil cooler I have for the ATTS (pictured above this Power Steering Oil Cooler if you want to know what it is you've been looking at). When I cut the lines, approximately a bottle and a half of power steering fluid came out, so if you're going to do this yourself, make sure to have 2 bottles handy.













Next up, I did another cosmetic mod that I came across while search some DIY forums. A member in another forum posted the secret to curing "bumper sag" which my bumper had a moderate case of. Simply putting a washer behind every 10mm bolt on top of the bumper (there's only 4) will raise up the height of the bumper. So I tried it out and when I get the bumper on, I'll do a follow up


There are two bolts on each end and two bolts in the middle



Now simply slide a washer the size of a quarter behind each one and tighten down the bolts





Up next was installing the new side skirts. I've shown in previous posts that these have gotten done long ago, but now I've finally got a chance to put them on. A little thing I found out was that the plastic tabs that hold the actual side skirts on the side will turn as you try to slide it back on in position. I used some JB weld to lock them into place so they won't turn as you push the sideskirt back into position.

better pictures will come when it's daylight


And throughout the day, I started on a project I've been wanting to do for a while. Many of you will recall my wheel debacle when I used to use 2 10mm spacers. However, there was one time I tried to put on 10mm spacer on and see if I could make due. The end result was brake caliper-to-wheel contact with negative effects on the pristine wilwood brakes. The pictures will show how I took care of that. You'll also see I decided to try something new...













And of course, the main hurdle of the day was finally preparing the front lip for paint. This took me throughout the entire course of the day as I primered, sanded, washed and then repeated the whole process about 10 times. On time 11, it was already close to 5pm and I laid my first coat of base-white. When the lip was completed, I mated it up to the front bumper for them both to receive the pearl coat at the same time. I figured this would promote consistency in the pearl coat and was once again, pleased with the results. The clearcoat and installation will come tomorrow...











I know one of the things alot of you wanted to see based on the bumper pole thread was how that and the cornering lights will be wired up. Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to get around to getting these pieces operational yet, but have faith, I believe it will all come together very soon. Until then, stay tuned for tomorrows final(ish) result of me trying to get the prelude back together so I can drive to work on Monday!
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

Well today was the final day of the build and I had my hands full yet again. I woke up early enough to find a location in the apartment complex to lay the clear coat on the bumper and front lip. It was going to be a long day since I knew that I couldn't work on my car outside of my apartment, for fear of neighbors that love to "tattle" on me. So I had to call my friend John once again to help me out and he came over with his truck so we could transport the bumper to his house. I also needed an outlet to run the soldering gun and dremel.

The first thing on the list upon getting to his house was to finally get the sidemarkers installed and out of the way. I basically did the drivers side by eye and then recorded the measurements and went and did the same thing on the passengers side. The dremel tool did wonders and in the end, I took some of my leftover spray paint and sprayed it into a cup and applied it on the bare metal with a q-tip.












I did make one mistake on the paint of the fender, but all that will have to be for another day and a paintscratch.com order for a paintpen and clearcoat pen and some rubbing material. Oh well, mistakes happen.


Up next was the attachment of the bumper. This slid on fairly easily and then it was time to hook in the harness. I still cannot get the cornering lights to work and I ran out of time to find a solution for the bumper pole to get wired in. But I zip tied the two connectors up high in the bumper for me to come back to at a later date. For now, I just needed to get the bumper on so I could cruise the streets legally (not sure if having the plastic outer bumper is a law or not). The fogs and turn signals are hooked up, so that's a good thing.




















Then I took the car to get its first car wash in weeks. In the meantime, I took some before and after pictures with the eyelids. The Depo-style headlights don't fit too well even after I tried adjusting them. So if you're not a fan of the eylids, I'm pretty sure they're here to stay because they're the only thing to fill in the gap where the hood comes up short.


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I snapped a couple of pictures, but since I'm just starting with this photography stuff, I need to practice some more. Stay tuned for better pictures!









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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

wow absolutely gorgeous, what projectors are in your retros, they look rather large. also what kind of bulbs are you running in your fogs? they are so white. i also love the calipers nice touch with the silver and black lettering.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

Hey thanks man, i appreciate it!

The projectors are regular TSX projectors with stock bulbs... they're not really blue in light content, but the pictures show that they are. The headlights are really bright white and I think the fogs have more of a yellow tint to them. I've got new H3C bulbs on the way from Malaysia (should be here any day?) that are supposed to be superwhite so I'll put those in when I get some time.

And thanks for the comments on my brake calipers! I'm going to paint the rear ones silver too for a complete look, I just haven't had the time.

There are still a bunch of little touch up things here and there, but for the most part, the look is complete!
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

i guess its just the pictures, my retros give off a white light too since im usin 4300K's. but whenever i take pictures they have a blueish tint, im thinkin its because i get into the cutoff when i take them.
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backseats is like a rollercoaster seats lol
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

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This isn't much, but it was a mod I took the 10 minutes to do this weekend... It was mainly the scraping of glass out that took the longest, haha.

I got those blue tinted mirrors months ago and never got a chance to put them on. I read the directions and then I lost them in the mix. I completely couldn't figure out how to take the damn mirror piece off, but I remembered somebody saying they just broke their's, soooo....



























And you're done! haha. I guess it slipped my mind to take a picture of the side view of the car with the windows... oh well, i'll post them tomorrow!



By the way, they are more convexed than stock mirrors, which means you will see a whole lot more of the road, but they take a few days to get used to while you drive!
where did you find these things at? ive looked all over the place
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

The time has come, after a year and a half, the Prelude will return to Ohio again to wait out another tour in Iraq. As many of you have followed for the past half of a year, I have been putting in an enormous amount of time, effort and money into a deadline that would actually only result in me parking it for a year before I could enjoy it finally. The product before you has reached a stopping point for now and one more adventure awaits before it's safely tucked away for its "hibernation."

2100 miles separates El Paso from where I live in Ohio and I plan on accomplishing the feat of driving it there by the end of the day on Saturday. My goal is to not see the sunrise on Sunday, because I will be sleeping by then. Only to turn around on Monday and hitch a ride back to El Paso via plane. This will be the true testemant of how I've built my car and if function really did come before form. Based on the numerous times my car has broke down and left me stranded for the past year and a half, I know I have a small pool going within my co-workers and family on whether or not the car will make it home without breaking down. I'm sure there's even side-bets on what will malfunction first!

But to lessen the likelihood of a breakdown and to increase the chances of comfort as I sit back for the ride, I have taken the following steps the last few weeks to ensure that those bets will be lost :)

First and foremost, as much as I love the style and function of my Recaro's, I simply cannot sit in one for 12+ hours for two days straight. My vertebrae will have a permanent kink and my legs will lose all circulation as the side-bolsters squeeze my thighs together. There is no other choice but to utilize the tried and true OEM seat for the ride home.






The second step has been one I've neglected for the past 5 months, I can't roll my passengers window down. It's unfortunate for any passengers that travel in my non-A/C equipped car on the few hot days we've had this winter/spring, because there is no air circulation with just the drivers window down. Taking it into El Paso Honda quickly cured that when they found out it was just the fuse that was blown (d'oh!) but to ensure an hour of labor was not wasted just by them replacing the fuse, I also had the opportunity to have the window trim replaced I had ordered a long time back. Just another + to the exterior after the ratty condition the old ones were in.






Then, I had a lightbulb go out on the JDM fog (driving) lights almost as soon as I installed them. An order was placed through a company in Hong Kong, and they promised 2 to 3 weeks on delivery, but as week 4 passed, I wrote a nasty email inquiring why they weren't here yet and was quickly refunded. I bought these in turn off of Ebay (ahhh, old reliable Ebay) and now I have some driving lights that are completely unneccessary in the wake of the TSX retrofits, but nice to have anyway :D




I've also had a bought with squeaky brakes that shook the car and got the rotors resurfaced as well as got new pads. Now the car stops on a dime and the pedal feel is smooth as butter. To compliment a non-compliant straight-line ride, however, I made both a trip to Discount Tire again to have my wheels rebalanced (free of charge) and all the tire pressures checked. Turns out almost all of my wheels needed about a half ounce added on them, which may save me some money in gas throughout the journey. I also had the whole car aligned which makes it all worthwhile as well.

Then, I had to take the big dive and ugly up my front end to meet Ohio's ghey law of having a front license plate. I hated drilling into my front end, but in the future I will find a way to cleanly detach my license plate. I tried using a universal license plate frame adapter, but found I had no hardware that could fit in the existing JDM bumper holes (that's right, not even a 10mm bolt could go in!). So I took the supplied screws straight to the paint :(

One last hoo-rah














Of course, I love the tinted covers by themselves, but after a traffic checkpoint in El Paso where I nearly got a ticket for a tinted one over the rear license plate (apparently that's illegal), I switched to a clear one. But going back to Ohio, I decided to get matching ones so the rear got a tiny makeover




Speaking of rear, I needed plenty of supplies to ward off any obstacles along the way, so what better way to stockpile on all neccessary fluids before the journey began!




Not pictured is the two bottles of Honda DOT3 brake fluid. The oil may seem like alot, but I've got enough to do an oil change upon reaching Ohio, as my car will have about 4000 miles on the current oil. A fresh oil change as it sits is never a bad thing in my opinion. Let the good times roll. Also, I don't know how much my dad will be driving the car, so a good fuel stabilizer is always good insurance to keep the fuel fresh in the tank. I know many of you may jest at the NOS Octane Booster, but I know there will be at least a 400 to 600 mile stretch where gas stations vary their premium octane rating. I encountered two stations last time who only had 90 as their highest rating. This time I won't be caught offguard since my engine is more finely tuned. Finally, the water wetter was added in my overflow can to hopefully help a tiny bit in the cooling department. I'll drive it tonight to try and help circulation.

The final bit is 3 jugs of Honda Type 2 Coolant, because I've got a section of hose I'm a little concerned about popping off. My eye will be on the coolant gauge constantly to make sure it hasn't popped off if the action itself is inaudible or invisible at that time, but I want to have some backup just in case.

And as a final act of insurance, my spare tire is making its first trip with the car on this 2100 mile journey. You're probably asking yourself why I've never carried a spare and the truth is, I just don't want the clutter and weight of the spare in the rear, so I've left it behind two previous times before now, and now that I have it, It'll get me a little farther should I pop a Falken. Now my trunk looks a little more busy...





After searching through my car for unneeded trash to take out, I came across the distributor cap inside cover and realized I hadn't put it on since the last one I took off and lost, so on it went, I don't know if it would help out anything though...







And finally, no trip would be complete without some tunes, a special thanks to my Fiance Megan for loading up my iPod with some badly needed tunes that aren't a decade old :D




Now all that's left is to load up the remainder of my tools, clothes and things I need left at my parent's house while I deploy, and the car is set. Look for my car coming through a city near you starting tomorrow! I plan on going through Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Springfield, St Louis, Indianapolis, Dayton, and Columbus all before arriving at my destination. Now it's time to drive off into the sunrise :)



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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

dude your lude is beautiful there is nothing i dont like lol
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Thanks alot man! I appreciate the comments!

I met up with a ameteur photographer at the last import night I went to here in El Paso. It was a crazy night with tons of cars and tons of cops chasing us around from spot to spot, but I'd like to share pictures that aren't mine, but include some of my car. Ahhh, memories...




































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Those last couple updates are fantastic mate. The rareness of the side fogs as well, great stuff. The small details like that make the difference. And other things like the subtle eyelids, and the JDM style sidemarkers (but I'm biased on them - my car came with them from factory!) that make a car unique.

One touch I absolutely love is that gauge pod in the centre of the dash, does the carbon on that mactch (even sortof closely) the carbon on the factory surround?
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i saw the switch for the pole and the pole but never a pic of it up? what does it do?
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i saw the switch for the pole and the pole but never a pic of it up? what does it do?
It raises and lowers a pole on the front bumper, as a parking reference... or in this case another JDM-goodie.
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Be warned that there are alot of pictures to go through, as well as a story, so let's get started!

First off, since I'm writing a new post, that means I've made it home. The drive wasn't uneventful like I hoped, but the amazing part was I did complete the journey in only two days where the previous two times I had drove it took me a total of three days.

Friday started out perfectly, just like I had planned. It was better than I thought actually, because the ceremony ended at 10:00 and I drove up to the beginning of my journey on the southern most point of Highway 54 in El Paso. The car was packed and fueled up and ready to go by 10:45 (I was supposed to leave at noon)...








As my journey started, the car immediately had a noticable problem. I couldn't even pinpoint what it was because it was so random. The car was stuttering and jerking back and forth violently at random. The tachometer needle wouldn't stay in one spot, it was waving back and forth, similar to a polygraph machine. After an hour into the drive, the car was running way too rich and began having "seizures" of shutting off and throwing a CEL.











I drove like this for 3 hours. I wasn't sure if it was an issue with my clutch or what the problem was. Finally, I turned off on the road and plugged the USB cord from the Hondata into my laptop (as I was too bullheaded before to do this, I thought it would go away). The laptop had thrown a code 15 which Hondata listed as "Ignition Output Signal" Immediately, my mind went to the dust cover I installed in the distributor cap the day prior. I disassembled it and as my frustration had peaked, took a screwdriver and ripped out the dust cover. I put everything back together and turned it on. Immediately it ran almost perfect. It was still a little rich but everything seemed normal I believed. I started down the road and was extremely lucky because for the next 10 miles, there was construction where both sides of the road were blocked off with concrete jersey barriers with no place to turn off on.

At my first fill-up, I noticed that I was getting 25mpg, which was amazing for me! Then I ran into this at the pump... thank God for the NOS octane booster I purchased two days prior...





As I turned on Rt. 40 towards Amarillo, I was making good time into my trip when disaster struck. While driving in the fast lane at about 80mph, there was a series of three tremendous "asphalt waves" like you see at intersections where semi-trucks frequent, and hit them in rapid succession. At first, I kept driving, but then it became apparent that my steering wheel was cocked about 60 degrees off center. The car was acting completely squirelly and I pulled over again (a common trend at less than 400 miles into the trip). The rear drivers wheel was completely apparent at to why the car was acting this way.




There was nothing I could do now. In the middle of nowhere, now I have to call a tow truck and take it 80 miles up the road to the nearest alignment shop which, coincidently, was in Amarillo. Surprisingly, there was a shop willing to not only take my car that night (it would be 8pm by time we arrived in Amarillo, and everyplace would be closed), but to actually begin an alignment (which we hoped no parts would have to be replaced). As luck would have it, "Top Gun" Auto Shop took me in and by 9 p.m., the alignment tech arrived with his wife and we began to survey the damage...


story of my (cars) life...









The car didn't appear to have any broken parts, but the Megan Rear Toe Arms appear to have a design flaw. I don't have a picture of it, but there is a paper-thin metal washer between the end of the adjusting threads and the nut that secures the adjustments in place. This metal washer prevents this nut from making solid contact with the edge of the metal surface and therefore, was removed. (P.S. In the ensuing 1300 miles, I did not have a problem with alignment again)




I had no choice though, because at 10:30pm, I wasn't about to try and make the 4 hour trip from Amarillo to Oklahoma City, so I stayed the night in Amarillo contemplating if I would make it home at the end of the day the next day.

I made the decision to wake up and try to be on the road before 6:30a.m. It happened and I got some good driving in before the sun even rose. It was a welcome sign that the day would turn out good (or at least I hoped it would)



Oklahoma City and Tulsa seemed to fly by quickly, but at some point, I had no taken the right exit to get on Interstate 44 from Interstate 40 and drove for a good 20 minutes before I realized I was not anywhere near RT 40, but I was on a RT I could not get off of (Rt 412 for reference). I programmed the city of Joplin, MO. into the Garmin (yes, I had a GPS, no, I did not use it, haha). I was almost in Arkansas I found out, and would actually continue into Arkansas (a state I was NOT supposed to even be in) and take a RT 59 north to join into Rt 44 at Joplin and keep on the way. This detour took me forever, but was a welcome change to be in hillbilly-ville for an hour and a half rather than the boring highway. The twisties were my favorite part!












After Joplin came and went, my next goal-point was to reach St. Louis, and from there, I would determine if I could reach my house by at least 3 or 4am instead of stopping for the night. For the record, I'd love to come back to the S.T.L in the future, because it seems like a nice city, but as quickly as I saw the arch, it was in my rearview mirror and I was into Illinois and hauling ass to get home! My confidence was at a record high at this point :)



I only had two fill-ups left before home, and I was making good time. I reached the Ohio state line (after going through the disgusting city of Terre Haute ;)) and had enough time to snap this picture:



Finally! Back home in the motherland, after a quick jaunt around Columbus, I arrived at my Fiance's house at 3a.m. I was dead tired (as my 5 hour energy drink was "leaving me with no crash") and didn't have time to sink in the fact that I had just completed 1300+ miles in 19 hours of driving. It's amazing how lightheaded I was, but I was unsure if it was due to the endless amounts of sitting or the exhaust fumes still coming from a place I had no idea where from.

I was finally done... here is an aftermath of the cleanup that would have to ensue...







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So upon my arrival at my parents house, the car was washed, and officially re-united with its "sibling" (aka, my sister's car). Her car had underwent a couple of changes since they were last photographed together in January of 2008, notably the carbon fiber hood was painted like mine and re-finished. An OEM front lip was added on to an older Wings West rear lip and Wings West side skirts. The brake calipers were painted as well. The look is very clean and compliments the car very well. Look for a writeup on her car later on as soon as I convince her to join the cult of the prelude forums, haha.

Later on, we terrorized the residents of Ashland by autocrossing the streets and it was a great day for pictures, enjoy!


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I must say I just fell off my chair laughing mate. Is there any reason why your and your sister's car look so similar?

Great work though, it shows she has taste too.
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Yeah, it is pretty crazy isn't it?

For a long time, her first car was a white 1989 Honda Accord DX 5spd. When she graduated college, she got this Prelude when the parents went down to Florida (you'd be surprised how many people in northern US states venture to the south to find clean, rust free cars). This car has a huge sound system in it and DVD player, and the outside came with those Wings West rear lip and side skirts (at least that's what I think they are). The carbon fiber hood had the hood pins on it, but was unpainted and the clearcoat began to develop sunburn on it and looked terrible. Her current rims were on the car when it was bought, but I gave her my old Toyo Proxes FZ4's off of a set of rims I used to have on my Honda Accord. They've been good on performance and everything that she's needed. The car was also lowered way too low for the crappy streets of Cleveland, so I raised it up. I believe they're KYB shocks with Ground Control Coilovers.

But over the past year, the family has all chipped in for various holidays and birthdays with gifts for the car

My parents got her hood refinished and painted up right and also converted the old Altezza tail lights (yuck!) back to OEM tail lights. I bought and paid for the OEM front lip to be painted and put it on myself. I've also painted her brake calipers and put on my old set of Gorilla lug nuts because she was still rocking stock, rusted lugnuts. I also converted her from a really worn and ugly momo shift boot and shift knob (that didn't even fit right) back to a stock OEM boot with type SH shift knob. And I gave her my old honeycomb grille.

Now her car looks 100% better and might be due to get lowered again, but that's up to her. Her engine has an AEM CAI, DC Sports headers, stock cat and Greddy Evo 2 exhaust. She has some other engine dress up stuff too, but I'll go on more when I finally convince her to get a user name on here and start posting.

She'll switch off every now and then driving my car throughout the year I'm in Iraq too, and hopefully, with her and my dad, they can do some more joint photoshoots, which would be really awesome.

Yes, we did turn alot of heads around the streets when people saw us speeding all over the place in two almost-identical cars, it was alot of fun for sure!

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all i can say is wow.....im still not done reading it lol
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To all of those who have been tracking my build for the past half-a-year, I wish you all well on your builds as I take off for a year to Iraq. The plans I have for the car will be on hold for a while, as I begin my tour and begin paying off bills and saving up for my wedding in June of next year. I wish there were more I could show and tell, but the modifications have stopped. I'm going to work on a large project during my free time of all of my parts and a small review on each of them for those that are interested in buying a part that I have.

Take care, everyone, I'll still be active on the forums, but for the next month, I will have a very rationed ability to get on the internet, but keep questions and comments coming in my inbox if you have any!






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Alright bud. Be careful out there and God Bless...take some pics when your out there on your down time. :D But yea otherwise, if you need someone to watch your car or should I say Car sittin' while your away, just pm me anytime ;D
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Again thank you for severing our country! and for that you deserve that phat ass ride man but i got to say I did love that rising sun that up painted that was so sick! other than that I don't even know what to say but that im supper jealous!!!
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holy crap not to be rude...but attbmlude...lol I couldn't understand what you were saying there for a sec with the spelling. ;D haha he's serving the country not tearing it apart. ;)
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THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY!
thats the biggest part of this to me.
you keep us safe and able to do what we want to.

i managed to read your hole thread which you did a very good job on. (EDIT: took just about 2 hrs but was well worth it)
and you have a very nice lude
everything thats been done to it, is really amazing.


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Well just because I'm in Iraq doesn't stop my car from going on tour, haha.

Last weekend, Eric (preludedriver1999 on PreludeOnline) , my sister, dad and mom all got together for a little meet at Brookside Park in Ashland for a little test drive and photo-shoot. I consider what they did (and the pictures my sister sent to me) a morale booster and now I'm sharing them with you!

Eric's car is the black one of course. After seeing these pictures, I'm totally loving the black paint on a Prelude. Perhaps if I ever get a new Prelude, black will be the color to go. I'm sure it was quite the site to see 3 modded preludes running around the quiet little town of Ashland though!

I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking, so enjoy!



























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Someday soon, this'll be the ROTM... whenever I get nominated that is, haha!


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