Sloppy's Midori Hatch

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  1. Sloppyclock

    Sloppyclock New Member

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    Made a build thread over on my local forum and thought I'd share it here as well. It's pretty much a copy paste but I'll keep this thread updated whenever something has been done to the car

    Well it's late at night and have nothing better to do so I thought to myself might as well start a build thread since there's a serious lack of them lately (thanks photobucket). Posting photos on instagram isnt the same has having a nice build thread to scroll thru so here we go. #MakeBuildThreadsGreatAgain

    As you may know I used to have a JZX100 Chaser for a bit, wasn't really planning on selling that car since it was a pretty sweet car to have but I ended up selling it soon after seeing what I recently picked up was for sale.
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    Sold that car for dirt cheap so I could quickly acquire this, 1996 Honda Civic in Midori green known as being King Midori from past days
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    This is what it used to look like when it was in Honda Tuning and Super Street awhile ago
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    When I picked up the car it was nothing like what it used to be, mostly all the baller stuff from before was long gone and what remained was a pretty good k swapped car. It's an A2 head with an Z1 block mated to a Type R trans with a 5.01 final drive from either a CR-V or Element. The head probably has some work done to it and and has cams or something in it cause it makes close to 240whp, Danny over at SF tuned the car when the previous owner had it and said it could make 250whp and more with bigger injectors and throttle body so I'm keeping that in mind... Suspension consisted of Spoon N1 coilovers, Skunk 2 front and rear camber kits, Swift rear swap bar, A-Spec x ASR subframe brace and SRR LCAs. I made a deal with the previous owner and was originally only supposed to buy the shell with full swap and interior and sell off the rest. I ended up keeping most of the suspension since it was still in pretty good shape and I wouldn't be able to get replacement stuff for cheaper, kept the black housing taillights and spoiler base as well so I could run aftermarket wings. So yes, I sold a car that I could drive for a none running one, pretty good deal eh?

    So right away I started to fix up some things here and there on the car, first up was taking the angle out of the ctr spoiler and putting in my old 5zigen steering wheel I had kicking around
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    After that I fixed up the fitment of the front bumper, front lip and flares
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    AP Racing setup was pretty sick to look at but was really overkill as well
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    Let my friend drive the car for a bit and took a some of pics of it and some at my friend's house
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    Finally ended up removing the tilt brackets all together, looks way better without it then I put on the missing dash pieces that were off the car when I bought it. Need to figure out a way to mount the ecu out of the way, I dont like it sitting in the passenger footwell area
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    One of the last things I ended up doing before temp was over was swap out the 99-00 taillights for the 96-98 version, I think it fits the car much better but that's just me. I still have the other taillights if I do decided to swap over again.
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    Temp ran out so it meant it was time to start parting out the car and start selling the parts that didn't come with the car for the previous owner, within a day I had everything I wanted to sell off the car and now it sits on jackstands for the next few months to come
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    Ended up polishing up my headlights since they looked pretty yellow
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    Bought some Stage 21 +10mm frp fenders and a Purple Speed/Doobie front lip off Upgarage not too long ago. Fenders had 2 small chips on them and a small fitment issue around the front of the fender but fits pretty well. When I first received the lip I had no clue what it was and had gotten both the fenders and lip for very cheap but after a quick search on Google I found out what it really was so that was cool. I'm most likely not going to run the lip and end up selling it after I fix it up since it hangs way too low and dont really want to worry about exploding it on bumps and stuff so I'm going to get another urethane CTR rep lip since I just sold my other one. Oh ya, I picked up some APC eyelids off ebay for dirt cheap as well.
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    I picked up a spare hood for super cheap and was bored so I decided to cut out the underskin of it so save some weigh and I also had nothing better to do so I thought I'd give it a thought. I screwed up the spare hood by denting the **** outta it while I was trying to remove the underskin so I did it again to the one that was on the car. That hood has some small dents but nothing crazy so I'll just get it fixed up. Now I have to get hood pins/latches since I cut out the latch by doing this, probably wouldn't recommend doing this but I had fun doing it.
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    Ended up picking up this Bride Zieg II that I used to have in the Chaser, I originally bought it to flip but I might end up keeping it, it's damn nice
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    Earlier today I cut my frp fenders to mount the side markers. I made this really ****ty template and kinda just picked a spot on the fender, I couldn't do it in the normal spot because of the way that the fender is designed so I opt to put it in the top vent. Originally there was a hole in the lower vent but the previous owner filled it so that was nice for me since I didn't want it in that spot anyways. The sidemarker is kinda crooked since I angled with how the vent is directed but looks good from a couple feet away so it's good enough. I did the other side and I think it's pretty dead on with this one but I'm not too sure lol. I also toss on some of the suspension on one side and messed around with this spare ITR wheel I had kicking around, I'm most likely going to run 16" wheels mainly because I think it looks better where as 15" looks kinda small on these cars but that's just me
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    So that's where it sits now, probably won't be seeing much progress on this thing on the next few months since I'm starting college again this fall and still need to find a part time job. The car doesn't really need much to get it back in driving order either. It only needs one ball joint, inner tie rods, rta bushings, rear camber arm bushings, rear toe arms, rear lcas, front + rear pads and rotors and wheels + tires. I plan on buying most of that stuff around holiday season and hopefully can save a few bucks by doing so but I'll keep on updating this thread whenever I impulse buy some cool stuff or do some small mods
     
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    Such a good colour, that thing looked epic on the first few photos! That low rolling shot is something else!

    Glad to see it not just being parted out, looks like your heading in the right direction with it! I'll be keeping an eye on this one
     
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    Thanks!

    Small update, I ended up trading the Js Racing flares off my other fenders for some ctr calipers so now that solves what I wanted to run for front calipers. Im trying to sell that Zieg that I ended up buying so I can buy the rest of my suspension and brake parts instead of waiting till holiday season. The parts that I want are pretty cheap anyways so I doubt I would save much by waiting. Hopefully that sells because then all I would need is wheels and tires before the car can go back on the ground.

    I bought some aerocatch hood pins this weekend from Speed Factor and installed them the same night. I forgot that my hood was misaligned so now one of my hood pins doesn't sit exactly in the same spot compared to the other one but oh well. Also debating on running the eye lids or not, they looks good on the car but at the same time I do like how the car looks without them so I'll have to wait until I get another lip or something before I decide what I want to do about that.

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    Another problem I have come across is figuring out what wheel setup I want to go with. I would like to run 245's up front since Im putting down some decent power so I'm stuck between either running 16x8.5 or 17x9. I know a 16x8.5 would fit depending on what offset I get but limited to wheel and tire choice and 17x9 has plenty of wheel and tire selection but I know for sure I'll have to bash some things with a hammer in the fender wells and cut off the side bracket on the headlights. 17s look pretty good with aero and what not but not really with a stockish looking car so we'll see how this goes

    Here's a pic of a EK9 in Japan test fitting some 17x9 +40 BBS LM with 255/45 tires. I have 10mm wider fenders and would probably end up running a 245/40 instead so it should fit underneath the fenders but not sure how it would look like in person.

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    Will be following this build thread, nice to see what goes off over the pond:)). Lovely colour and it looks a clean shell too!
     
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    cool car. love this colour on eks
     
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    Wow awesome build!! Thanks for sharing
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Just a small update, ended up selling my bucket seat so I bought Hard Race inner tie rods, rear trailing arm bushings, rear camber arms, rear toe arms and picked up some oem ek9 rear lower control arms as well. The lower control arms arrived already and the trailing arm bushings will be here on Monday as well but the rest of my parts are on back order and will take another week or two before they arrive. Also started to fix up my frp fenders and lip some more this week as well, didn't really take pics of that since I was so dusty from sanding and everything. It's not 100% perfect but it's good enough since it's my first time doing this kind of stuff.

    I'll post an update when I get the rest of the hard race stuff in so hopefully it won't be that long.
     
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    Got another smallish update for you guys, received my EK9 rlcas and Hard Race trailing arm bushings a few weeks ago and finally threw them on the car. I had just a hard time installing these damn bushings too, they didn't want to go in the trailing arm with a hammer so I had to go to my friends shop to get them pressed in. I removed the old bushings out with ease with a few hits with the hammer but installing them was another story. I thought I couldn't use my EK9 rlcas either since I had a hard time getting the hole on the rta to line up with the lca but after unbolting the camber arm it was easy. I managed to toss on all my suspension parts today since I was out of class super early but im still waiting on the rest of my hard race order and haven't received an update about them yet so I hope they come before the end of the month.
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    Also got the ecu off the floor of the passenger footwell area by using some velcro and sticking it to the black heater box beside the blower motor, I hope it stays cause I dont really have any other alternative right now unless I send the cabin side of the rywire harness in to get it lengthened so it can fit on the side of the kick panel. Decided to sell my Purple Speed/Doobie lip and Stage 21 fenders as well, I want to replace them with a poly rep type r lip and stock fenders and just pull the fenders and space them out if needed. After I get my hard race parts in all I need are pads and rotors and wheels + tires before the car can go back on the ground again.
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    Different than what I would normally like but I'm loving this :bow:
     
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    I managed to sell the Stage 21 fenders and Doobie lip last Friday and picked up some oem fenders for cheap during the weekend and got them rolled and pulled by my friend right away. I forgot to take pics of what they looked like before the pull but they're probably around 10-15mm wider now for sure. I'm probably still going to have to space out the fenders for the wheels and tires I want to run but won't do anything until I buy them during the spring. I spent a few hours on Sunday, all evening Monday and a few hours Tuesday after class smoothing out the pull and filling some small dents and chips that were in the fenders, it's not 100% perfect but it's good enough for me. Currently prepping the hood for primer as well and should be spraying them with primer this weekend if all goes well.

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    Ended up trading my black housing headlights for some oem ones plus cash with my friend as well earlier this week. When I first got them they were super hazy and yellow and gave them a quick polish with 800 grit and 1000 grit to see if I could restore them or if they were trash but they cleaned up pretty good so I got some 1500 and 3000 grit from my friend and polished it some more and finished it with a Mothers headlight restore kit I had laying around. I must they these things looks absolutely mint again compared to what they first looked like when I got them and Im very happy with how they turned out. Im planning on making some homemade oven thingy with a box and a heat gun soon so I can take off the lenses and remove the orange reflector inside them, just need to order the correct sealant for the headlights this weekend for that so I can reseal them properly.

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    Spoke with the company who I ordered my hard race stuff from and their shipment was delayed for a few weeks but they should receive everything this Friday and ship out everything the following week, hoping to get them before October starts but I'm in no rush to get them
     
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    Those fenders look awesome man!
     

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