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Old 03-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #21
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haha go for it man! and I can definitely see it matching, your doublestacked lip looks pretty good and glossy in your sig! how did that work out, attaching the lips together? i have a 90-91 EX lip in my garage as well

it's pretty straightforward, you just need to have quite a bit of time to do it, it took me 5-6 hours to get everything all figured out and done. but the results are well worth it, IMO.

I found 2 CD5 lips at the wreckers today. Ran out of time trying to get one, so I'm going to go back tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

As for my front lip, it's all in the zip ties.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:44 AM   #22
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@megarock15: hahahah yeeaaahhhh, you noticed the gross ass bumper lip xD i hate that too, but how dumb am i to not think of sanding it! I took a wire brush to it, it had quite a bit more stray marks than now. thanks for the lookout, i'll do that sometime next week but yup, i will be painting the lip white when i get my car repainted, gonna try and get a Nissan White, or something blindingly whiter than this white haha thanks for checkin it out though!

@megarock15, konigstiger: bondoo, I'm so tempted! haha but i always have that inkling of a feeling of "what if i need to take it off? or what if someone tries to take this off?" and then the bondo and paint gets all fucked up lol

but yah, theres a slight gap in between, it's not irritating but at a certain angle you can see through it. I don't know if i wanna do anything about the gap, because then that would require somewhat irreversible methods. I'm all about "being able to go back to stock if i need to," the ability to add on and take off at will.

but... hmm.... it sounds like it'd look pretty nice if it was all filled in and made flush. i'll probably just meet you guys halfway: sand and paint, lol can't bring myself to bondo

@1badcb: haha thanks for checkin' it out! and thanks for the compliment, I remember seeing your car when i first came on here and i keep coming back to check it out, lovin' your car! especially the nissan leathers, nicee xD I'm tryin' to get some black leathers for my car too, and i'm trying to find out if the Acura CL seats would fit... or any black leather that would fit without me having to mod stuff, merely swapping brackets and using as much of the original holes as possible. no such luck :\ no one's responding to my questions about seat swaps, and that seat swap faq is so confusing, no one has a straight answer. tried to make a seat swap list thread, but no one's biting that either! lol guess imma rep my EX blue cloth seats for a while

@TEH_L33T_CB7: thanks!

@Juan4DCB7: fasho ;D it's a really good subtle visual upgrade, it looks like a much better stock. not too extravagant, but enough to do the job and do the job stylishly! hope you enjoy the process and the results on your car!

@crazymikey: oh snapp, grab them both! lol iono why, but they're hard to come by where i'm at, and i love having spare parts. so just in case you mess up one of something happens to one, you got another one waiting to be worked on!

hahaha sickk, would not have guessed!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:21 AM   #23
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:55 PM   #24
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great job, like some of the other members said, fiber glass and body it up and paint it. might do this since my rear bumper is cracked
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:09 AM   #25
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ouch bumper cracked?? :\ i feel the pain, lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:53 PM   #26
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get some back to black on that baby to make it look a lil newer and your set to go nice write up btw +rep for you
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:26 AM   #27
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get some back to black on that baby to make it look a lil newer and your set to go nice write up btw +rep for you
haha fasho man, next week after some midterms imma do some wetsanding and polishing on my car (gonna try and polish my bumper mouldings and side mouldings and stuff, got this awesome plastic polish by meguiars, and i used it on my taillights... it is absolutely glossy! if it works, i'll be stoked), and then back to blacking it afterwards ;D thanks! once my friend told about back to black and i tried it, i swear by it. it is such a good product.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:25 PM   #28
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I just picked up a CD5 rear lip today and going to get on with the install thanks to this. Now I'll match my stacked front lip.

Oh and above where I said there were 2 lips at the yard, there was only one. The other 94-97 had the smooth 2 piece rear lip.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:33 AM   #29
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Going by this DIY, you made it sound kind of hard and lots of work. I had this thing installed within an hour.

Took off my mudflaps, lined up and marked the bolt holes, made my cuts in the lip with tin snips, fit it, drilled and reamed holes with a self tapping screw and a screw driver zip tied all 3 pieces in place and done. Here's the semi finished product. Going to get a nice coat of black paint in the morning and clean up the cut edges.


And yes, I was working on this in the garage at 1am because I was bored lol.






What a great mod. Love the way it looks. Looks totally custom to us CB7 guys, but looks OEM at the same time. Matches my front lip now.


Now I'm going to have to look into CD5 side skirts.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:59 AM   #30
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got me a cd5 rear lip for 5 bucks today at the jy, but need some mud flaps b4 i will go ahread with the install, thanks for the diy, seams pretty easy with all your pics, btw, are cd5 side skirts better and cb7's?
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:03 AM   #31
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lol it's to test people's motivation to customize their cars

cleannnn!!! thanks for the pics, it turned out really well!

haha yeah, i got some cd5 skirts in my garage, waiting to be installed, but imma wait a bit before i do it and make my game plan and figure out how to do it cleanly and now have self-tapping screws all over the place lol

@91hondaaccordlx: really only $5 for all 3 pieces!? that's AWESOME! i got nickel and dimed for each piece haha i think $6 for each piece. bleh.

yeah, the install is pretty easy when you know what you're doing and how you're gonna go about doing it. it took me a while cuz i was trying to figure it out as i was going and making sure my camera was charged enough to take pics haha (5minute battery life for the losee), but with all the information now available, it should take around an hour or so.

to me, cd5 side skirts have more styling then the cb7 side skirts. the cb7 ones appear slimmer, and more sleek and streamline. the cd5 skirts IMO are a bit thicker (i haven't compared side-by-side yet, but just by looking at it it doesn't have that slimness that i associate with te cb7 skirts) and more aggressive, ending with this fin towards the back that looks like the ones on civics (i don't know which year) so it gives it a little more character.

search: lonski

lonski has cd5 side skirts on, painted, and they look really nice. the paint really brings out the fin and accents the body lines and adds to the cb7's appearance, making it appear fuller. However, they are shorter by about half an inch than the cb7 skirts, so you'll need mudflaps to cover up the uncovered length. so, when you do decide to install the skirts, line up the skirt flush with the rear wheel well, so that the shortness of the skirt can be accounted for with a mudflap up in the front.

i'm gonna take off the cb7 side skirts, line the cd5 up with them side by side, and mark where the holes on the cb7 match up with the cd5 skirts (where the plastic rivets go under the body, those holes) so that i can adapt the cd5 skirts to the OEM mounting holes. and then... iono, somehow attach it after that with some hidden self tapping screws haha. i'll see
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #32
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sweet, im definetly going to look into doing the sides now.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:58 AM   #33
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haha cool, yeah go for it! with the front and the back all lipped up, the stock cb7 side skirts are too slim for my liking, need something a bit beefier, but still looking OEM. i think the cd5 skirt will be perfect. not too much, but IMO better than stock.

I think that's the cool thing about the CB7, how it's not so easy to customize it in the sense that you cant just go online and choose from a vast array of parts readily available for purchase. unlike most other cars, us CB7 owners kind of have to find other routes to achieve what we want by means of taking parts off other cars and fitting it to our cars, or making our own parts. with a CB7, it takes thinking outside of the box, creativity, ingenuity, and the motivation to go through with modding parts to our advantage. It's this level of customizing and modding that makes me extremely glad that I own a cb7.

with that said, the inside tabs on the cd5 skirt need to be shaved off for fitment issues and that's where i'm still figuring out how to attach it then. someone riveted the inside tabs of the cb7 skirts onto the cd5, but i don't know how that looks so i probably can't go that route.

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I'll bust out the handy zip ties and self tapping screws.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:04 AM   #35
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lol it's to test people's motivation to customize their cars

cleannnn!!! thanks for the pics, it turned out really well!

haha yeah, i got some cd5 skirts in my garage, waiting to be installed, but imma wait a bit before i do it and make my game plan and figure out how to do it cleanly and now have self-tapping screws all over the place lol

@91hondaaccordlx: really only $5 for all 3 pieces!? that's AWESOME! i got nickel and dimed for each piece haha i think $6 for each piece. bleh.

yeah, the install is pretty easy when you know what you're doing and how you're gonna go about doing it. it took me a while cuz i was trying to figure it out as i was going and making sure my camera was charged enough to take pics haha (5minute battery life for the losee), but with all the information now available, it should take around an hour or so.

to me, cd5 side skirts have more styling then the cb7 side skirts. the cb7 ones appear slimmer, and more sleek and streamline. the cd5 skirts IMO are a bit thicker (i haven't compared side-by-side yet, but just by looking at it it doesn't have that slimness that i associate with te cb7 skirts) and more aggressive, ending with this fin towards the back that looks like the ones on civics (i don't know which year) so it gives it a little more character.

search: lonski

lonski has cd5 side skirts on, painted, and they look really nice. the paint really brings out the fin and accents the body lines and adds to the cb7's appearance, making it appear fuller. However, they are shorter by about half an inch than the cb7 skirts, so you'll need mudflaps to cover up the uncovered length. so, when you do decide to install the skirts, line up the skirt flush with the rear wheel well, so that the shortness of the skirt can be accounted for with a mudflap up in the front.

i'm gonna take off the cb7 side skirts, line the cd5 up with them side by side, and mark where the holes on the cb7 match up with the cd5 skirts (where the plastic rivets go under the body, those holes) so that i can adapt the cd5 skirts to the OEM mounting holes. and then... iono, somehow attach it after that with some hidden self tapping screws haha. i'll see

ya not only did i get all three pieces for only 5 bucks, which there is still one rear lip out there, i also got a set of lude rear side markers for 5 bucks, good lenses and all in good shape, so ten bucks total i got all 5 pieces, they charged me ten for my 91 legend coupe lip too when i got that, sorry to whore up the thread...
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #36
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awww yeahhh! zip tie!

those are some excellent prices! wish i had your junkyard around me haha! oh yeah, i recently bought some plastic polish, and i polished up the lenses of some lude rear sidemarkers i bought too, and that plastic polish does WONDERS. all the scratches went away and it looks brand new.

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Old 03-30-2010, 10:39 PM   #37
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:59 AM   #38
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ya my lenses are in great condition,

btw, the cd5 lip install... has anyone here yet did any filler work to make it look like one lip?
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #39
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greatest product ever hahaha it's my new buddy

nope not yet, go for it! i'm not gonna cuz i wanna be able to remove it if i ever need to without breakin' stuff off, but if you plan on keeping it on definitely, you sure can!
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Jesus Christ dude, good stuff.

I know how much time writing/formatting this stuff can take. It's great to see someone dedicating time to making the forum as informative and thorough as possible.
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