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  • af_1132
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    I just read through your CB7 history and your two most recent MRTs, ending right here. It was a thorough journey and well put together for us readers. You definitely got hit with some tough circumstances along the way, culminating in the theft of grey coupe #7. I can tell that was your favorite, closely followed by #2 and the white coupe #5. I'm glad you still stick around here and contribute so much. Did you end up selling all of your parts in storage? I have a feeling it would be hard to part with all of that.

    I know I am a youngin' on this here forum (2014), but you, and others, have consistently come to my aid when I needed help. I want to personally thank you for doing that. Due to help like this, I have hit many milestones I never thought I would 5, or even 2, years ago. I swapped in the H myself, I started on the first try, and the car beats the snot out of vettes and S2000s at Laguna Seca. I never thought ANY of this would happen! I never thought I would do ANY of this! I certainly was and am inspired.

    I don't know much more about your story, but I wish you lived closer. Something in me wants to reignite the CB fire in you. I remember when you wanted to join our west coast road trip in 2015.

    Well, I couldn't help myself:
    https://www.autoblog.com/cars-for-sa...da-Accord-1990
    https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/44951078
    https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/54511751
    https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/55381541

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  • CyborgGT
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    Looks like the car's already up for sale again. This one photo still looks to have the CB7Tuner decal in place:



    https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...693616627.html

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  • Ralphie
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    Originally posted by cp[mike] View Post


    I dont have a wife and kids (yet?) but a two-house duplex and 3 cars and a full time job plus other hobbies, sometimes you realize life keeps moving, and ya gotta just keep making the best decisions you can along the way. There is definitely nothing wrong with that! I'd even argue that it's a good thing.
    Oh yea, I agree with that. I have no complaints. Just miss working on cars, like not just maintenance, but actually doing mods. Miss the feeling of accomplishment.

    But you are right. I get that satisfaction in other ways, and I have accepted that life takes you to different places. Right now all my money goes into the house, my kids, and any vacations we can scrape together as that will mean more to my kids down the road, than any toys or projects will mean to me.

    For all the reasons you listed about loving your Subaru, is why I am eager to try one out for a DD. I just picked up the CRV, but I had been toying with getting a Subaru before I picked up the Accord.

    Might have to wait a while, but I will either eventually replace the CRV with a Subaru or find a cheap older one to drive in the winter or for times I don't want to drive the CRV. Also the CRV is an auto and I miss driving a stick, so if I could afford to pickup a cheap Subi, then I could get one in manual and not worry about my wife being stranded eventually.

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  • cp[mike]
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    Originally posted by oneoffaccord View Post
    so weird for you to be CB less
    I know but the truth is, I've been without a CB for a while now. Sure I had one parked outside, but its been years since I've daily driven or worked on one for fun.

    Originally posted by tommi View Post
    Nice outback though
    Haha thanks :cringes:

    Originally posted by hiptech View Post
    That's too bad Mike. It's a shame it didn't work out...
    I've fantasized over the years of having a Cashmere coupe to match the 4-dr. But like you priorities keeping getting in the way. Keep the faith you never know what the future holds.
    Yeah I can appreciate that, for years I've fantasized over having a frost white coupe all done up. But there are lots of things in life that I wish I have/had and plenty of projects that never finished materializing. As I entered my 30's I started to accept that more and more. At this point I'd rather clear up my backlog of "old projects to finish" to make room for potential new ones that are more fitted to my current life situation/style.

    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    I'm mainly curious if you're done with the 'car' thing, and are instead getting into fixing up that house you picked up. I think I remember you saying that was a project.
    I think it was unintentionally part of it. See my response above to hiptech - the house project is what made me realize that life will continue bringing new/different things to work on and deal with.

    Truth is, really it started with my distaste for the CRV since I moved west - I had every intention of building the CB, I only got the subaru to replace the CRV as my daily driver. Then the comfort, quality, speed, fun, and usefulness of the subaru made me realize that it satisfies all of my car requirements in one. I just couldnt see myself spending hours adding features and cleaning up a car that I don't use, when my daily driver already has everything and more. It certainly isn't the CB, but I learned that I am OK living with that (much to my own surprise)

    Once I had the subaru for a few weeks, and was 6+ months into the house project, it all coalesced into the realization that it was time to release myself from the attachment and burden of keeping my car and parts collection around.

    It will forever be a great memory, and I very much value my experience here and all of the cool people I've met over the years! But I think this marks the end of my 15-year CB7 involvement.

    Originally posted by Ralphie View Post
    Thus is life.

    I am stuck. Dying inside for a project car, but I bought a new house last year, have 2 kids, and two DD to maintain.

    Traded my Accord for a CRV to be more practical.

    Now im thinking I need to go the same route as Mike and trade this CRV in for a Subaru LOL.

    Similar options, but they come a little bit more loaded than this CRV.

    Im not digging sitting up so high, and the gas mileage is not as good as my Accord.

    Welp
    I dont have a wife and kids (yet?) but a two-house duplex and 3 cars and a full time job plus other hobbies, sometimes you realize life keeps moving, and ya gotta just keep making the best decisions you can along the way. There is definitely nothing wrong with that! I'd even argue that it's a good thing.
    Last edited by cp[mike]; 08-08-2018, 05:25 PM.

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  • Ralphie
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    I'm mainly curious if you're done with the 'car' thing, and are instead getting into fixing up that house you picked up. I think I remember you saying that was a project.
    Thus is life.

    I am stuck. Dying inside for a project car, but I bought a new house last year, have 2 kids, and two DD to maintain.

    Traded my Accord for a CRV to be more practical.

    Now im thinking I need to go the same route as Mike and trade this CRV in for a Subaru LOL.

    Similar options, but they come a little bit more loaded than this CRV.

    Im not digging sitting up so high, and the gas mileage is not as good as my Accord.

    Welp

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  • CyborgGT
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    I'm mainly curious if you're done with the 'car' thing, and are instead getting into fixing up that house you picked up. I think I remember you saying that was a project.

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  • hiptech
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    That's too bad Mike. It's a shame it didn't work out...
    I've fantasized over the years of having a Cashmere coupe to match the 4-dr. But like you priorities keeping getting in the way. Keep the faith you never know what the future holds.

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  • tommi
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    Nice outback though

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  • oneoffaccord
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    so weird for you to be CB less

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  • cp[mike]
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    Ended up selling my CB locally :\

    This is the last picture I got of my 4-car collection before both the CRV and CB7 were sold. Down to just the subaru and the camper van now.

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  • cp[mike]
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    this car is for sale... still completely stock, just with extra dings and leaks since the original post. I'll be getting more pictures and updated information soon.

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  • HenRoc
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    Originally posted by cp[mike] View Post
    bump from the dead on this one.

    the car is 100% original, never been repainted. Super excellent rust-free condition because it spent its whole life garaged in Arizona (no salt).

    the SE hasn't changed much, so no real update worth anything, just figured I would mention the current status. I've cleaned it up, cleaned it out, and drive it to work sometimes. Currently it is sitting, getting ready to be put into the garage for the winter.

    Working on this thing came to a halt when I bought the Chevy van, which I was spending a lot of time converting into an RV/camper. Then THAT project came to a halt when I bought a house/rental property.............

    I will admit I have considered selling the coupe, especially since I get so many offers on it (got another one today!) but I've decided to hang onto it, in the hopes that I get some free time to actually make modifications. Otherwise, it will stay completely stock for the time being. There is still no other car that I would rather have!

    I still have TONS (13 years worth) of parts waiting to be installed on this thing, which currently are getting put away into storage.

    Ah well, let's see how many more years go by...
    Dont sell. I know you can come out better than the last two. A few days ago I was browsing your build page on the old white coupe, really made me want to hold on to my wagon, they really don't make them like they used to Mike.

    I used to see your old coupe pop up for sale around the Boston CL listings..last I heard it was somewhere in Dorchester, I can't tell you many times people tagged me on that CL listing...I wanted to buy it so bad but I was well invested into my sedan.

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  • Dv8
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    Man. I signed on for the first time since 2011 today looking for some information for a customer. Start creeping around and see your still active. Pretty weird. My CB was on the road till last year when it got rear ended. Keep it rubber side down boys and girls ✌��

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  • cp[mike]
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    bump from the dead on this one.

    the car is 100% original, never been repainted. Super excellent rust-free condition because it spent its whole life garaged in Arizona (no salt).

    the SE hasn't changed much, so no real update worth anything, just figured I would mention the current status. I've cleaned it up, cleaned it out, and drive it to work sometimes. Currently it is sitting, getting ready to be put into the garage for the winter.

    Working on this thing came to a halt when I bought the Chevy van, which I was spending a lot of time converting into an RV/camper. Then THAT project came to a halt when I bought a house/rental property.............

    I will admit I have considered selling the coupe, especially since I get so many offers on it (got another one today!) but I've decided to hang onto it, in the hopes that I get some free time to actually make modifications. Otherwise, it will stay completely stock for the time being. There is still no other car that I would rather have!

    I still have TONS (13 years worth) of parts waiting to be installed on this thing, which currently are getting put away into storage.

    Ah well, let's see how many more years go by...

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  • Raf99
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    Very clean! But painted before and lowered already?

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