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Jae_Rex

Jae_Rex's Build Thread...(update 4-6-2012, new pics)

I thought I'd start a build thread. I've had my sedan since July of 2010. I had it for more than a year, before I started to make some modifications.
It's a bone stock, 1991 LX, Sonoma Red Pearl, 120,XXX original miles, 2 owners, all service records. Mechanically sound, body very rough.

Here it is the first day I got it (7-10-2010):





I've never been able to roll on steelies, so I picked up some 1st gen MR2 mesh (8-12-2011):




Hood wasn't the greatest, so I drove to Indiana to pick up this hood 99-20-2011):



I have these laying around from my DC2, so just seeing how this might look:



I really hated the color and I was convinced I was going to pait it a different color till I saw this:



Fast forward to September of 2011, finally decided to start working on the rust. I ordered some new 1/4 panels,
new rocker panels, and went to work:





Also found a used Tockico Illumina setup and switched up the forks to use on the EF and mounted the DR-20's:




October of 2011, a week before leaving for Vegas, I find this on Honda-Tech: 16a2, 87k from a
00 Civic Si, with a Skunk2 stage I head package. I had to have it:



It took me all of November to get all the parts for the swap, and with the help of my buddies,
it was in:


Made some changes to make it look more "stock" and cleaned up the bay a little more:



Scored some cheap XXR 501's that I used to own and bought back from a friend:


Also have some HX's:



For my exhaust setup, I'm using a custom 2 1/4 piping to a aftermarket DA replacement
muffler:



Stocking up for interior upgrades:


January 2012, my bodywork skills aren't was they used to be, so I decided to hand
it over to the professionals. I will be having this resprayed to it's OEM Sonoma
Red pearl glory. It should be done in a couple of weeks:




More to come for 2012.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Good stuff dude.  Glad you posted up the build thread.  When do you think it'll be out of the body shop?  What wheels do you plan to run?
Robb

goodstuff.. saw this on jdmrides.
btw, heres a nice set of maroon mats for sale

http://efcivicsedan.myfreeforum.org/sutra38863.php#38863

Jae_Rex

Thanks for the heads up on the floormats. I was just on the web lastnight looking for a new set of OEM replacements. I have a maroon set that I got from a HT memeber, but there is a wear-hole on the drivers side. I should have the car back in a couple of weeks. As for rollers, I am undecided, but here are my choices:  gold Axis OG San's,  gunmetal Konig B-Bombs, Motegi MR-124's, or Enkei Apache's. For the choices, I get what I like, no matter what the brand. If it's light, looks good, and is affordable, that's what I go with.  I wish I could rock one of the sets I have from my Integra, but 16's on 205/45/16's look way too big on the ED.  I do have one set of 15" SSR type X's, but white on the burgundy doesn't look very good.
Edison Carasio

Coming along very nice.  In for more pics.
Jae_Rex

More progress:





Found two more dings that need work, hood needs minor work, and welding in new L-beams to reinforce the rear bumper. Maybe done in a couple of weeks.
~Sp33~

I know how that feels!

EF Sedan Enthusiast

Progress FTW
Jae_Rex

I miss the VTEC and the gas mileage. Driving the Bimmer everywhere is pricey with the inline6, but fun.
whoa its len 2

Can't wait to see the new paint job.  Wink
Jae_Rex

whoa its len 2 wrote:
Can't wait to see the new paint job.  Wink


Thanks meng. Seeing your car was my inspiration to keep the color.
Jae_Rex

Teaser pic on some updates:




Still deciding on wheels for this season.
Jerseys_fyn3st

Dam looking reallyy good when do you think.it will be out of there?
89civicracer

glassy paint.. love it!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Love it  Very Happy
89ef2

Looks good.... Dripping wet
Jae_Rex

Just got it back last night. Needs a good detail, but here is a quick pic:

4dred6

Looks amazing
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks like it turned out really nice cant wait to see more pics.
Jae_Rex

Some daytime pics:







Now just looking for rear mudguards and and a front lip.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks sweet. Very Happy
whoa its len 2

Love the fresh coat. Were the tops of the bumpers left unpainted on purpose?
Jae_Rex

whoa its len 2 wrote:
Love the fresh coat. Were the tops of the bumpers left unpainted on purpose?


Yes. I wanted it to flow better with the door trim and also make it easier for me to refinish if they ever get damaged.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Love the paint.  Looks sooo good.  The painted bumper tops are cool too.
Jae_Rex

Went to the junkyard this morning and scored some rear mudflaps, center trim, and trunk pieces. Also fine tuned the EF9 front lip:






89 LX SOHC ZC

Lokin good man.
Jae_Rex

After an hour, guess which ninja has cup holders and a center console? Yup, dis ninja:

Jae_Rex

Daytime pics of my EF on Enkei Apache II's:





89ef2

I like...  Cool
4dred6

dude that last pic is pure sex  hump   i love the wheels.
whats the wheel/tire spec on those?
Jae_Rex

Enkei Apache II's 15 x 8 +25 offset, Toyo TR1 195-45-15. No rolling, no rubbing.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Sick, just plain sick!
Jae_Rex

Thanks.

More updates:

Center console project: SEM vinyl color match and matching console cover and shift boot

89ef2

I do like  Cool

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