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Old 07-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #1
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My CB7 experience

Hey everyone, I picked up this 1990 Accord EX for free! Some guy I was working for wanted to get rid of it because it was sitting in his driveway for a few years. I took it off his hands and got it back home.

I had no idea what was wrong with it but I didn't care. It had 230,000 miles on it and the car looked great! I was already going to buy a car at the time but decided to put the money into this one instead.





Turns out one of the cylinders was fried and 3rd gear was completely gone. Not to mension there was a massive crack in the transmission. The car also needed new tires. Most of them were shot.

I ended up getting a rebuilt F22A4 engine and pulled a 5 speed transmission out of a junkyard. After a bunch of frustration and sweat I did my first engine swap. (With the help of a neighbor that happened to be a Honda guru)







Skip ahead a few months later... . Once I dumped some coin into the accord I got most of the look I wanted. I had the car painted. The last car I had was white so I wanted to go black this time. It all came out way better than i expected it to. I had someone I know that works at Les Schwab hook me up with a smokin deal on some wheels and tires. Here she is



After that I installed a cold air intake and had the windows tinted.(pics of that coming soon) I also replaced the muffler because it was rusting out pretty bad. I plan on getting an actual exhaust system pretty soon.

The only other things that need help is a few places in the interior where the fabric meets the doors. Its starting to fall off. Also the rear doorhandles are cracking and need to be replaced. Stereo needs to be replaced as well but in the meantime ill just listen to that engine. I love the sound of that thing

In the future I may look towards some suspension upgrades. I would really like the car to be lower but I do live in the city. So I'm not too eager to be scraping everywhere.

Anyways that's all for now. What do you guys think?

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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I really like what you have done with it. If you don't mind me asking, what did the paint and body work cost?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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Brought that cb back 2 life, goood work! Are the door jams and shit painted?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Are the door jams and shit painted?
That was my next question.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Very nice,complete cosmetic transformation, looks to be a real clean paint job.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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I really like what you have done with it. If you don't mind me asking, what did the paint and body work cost?
Paint and body work was 700 bucks. And no, the door jams and under the hood/trunk was not painted.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #7
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Paint and body work was 700 bucks. And no, the door jams and under the hood/trunk was not painted.
Where did you have it painted at? I'm wondering because it looks very nice!
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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Paint job looks great. That was a pretty serious crack in the aluminum LOL
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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Where did you have it painted at? I'm wondering because it looks very nice!
Had it done at Maaco. I was very hesitant about them at first because they were the cheapest around but I am very pleased with the work that they had done. No complaints so far.
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Had it done at Maaco. I was very hesitant about them at first because they were the cheapest around but I am very pleased with the work that they had done. No complaints so far.
I was hoping you would say MAACO! How long has it been since it was painted?
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I was hoping you would say MAACO! How long has it been since it was painted?
It has been around 4 1/2 months. Its still looking good
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Here is the car with the tinted windows and a look at the engine bay.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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I really like the paint, I can't get over the fact that it was only $700...

The bay could use some cleaning. That would really compliment the car IMO.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #14
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I really like the paint, I can't get over the fact that it was only $700...

The bay could use some cleaning. That would really compliment the car IMO.
Yeah man I agree. Once I get some time im going to give the engine bay and the wheels some love because they need it pretty bad.
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