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  • Grumpys93
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    I was talking lip, not grille.

    The saggy grille I have in the photos is just that cheapo "Type R style" that you can find anywhere. Chargespeed has the eyelids (on that red wagon there), which I'm not a fan of; I doubt that one sags, though. Jack Lee's is a replica of the G-Square grille, but i don't like that one either. The way it doesn't sit flush makes it look like it was designed for another car that people 'make work' on a CB... like back when people were putting CD5 grilles on CBs. Ick.
    Hey! My CB has a g-square grille(replica) with the G-Square eyelids(legit). You better watch it buddy!

    I totally agree though with the G-square, I honestly go back and forth between the OEM one and the G-Square. Only reason I like the G-square is because its Carbon Fiber, which ties in with the hood.

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  • CyborgGT
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    I was talking lip, not grille.

    The saggy grille I have in the photos is just that cheapo "Type R style" that you can find anywhere. Chargespeed has the eyelids (on that red wagon there), which I'm not a fan of; I doubt that one sags, though. Jack Lee's is a replica of the G-Square grille, but i don't like that one either. The way it doesn't sit flush makes it look like it was designed for another car that people 'make work' on a CB... like back when people were putting CD5 grilles on CBs. Ick.

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  • Grumpys93
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    Also finding a legit chargespeed is probably next to impossible to find now a days. I think jack_lee makes replicas.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Do the aftermarket grilles sag in the middle because there is no center support? I think I like the idea of a Chargespeed grille, but if the fit is wonky it will drive me nuts.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Not a chance, haha. The Spoon-style lip is the only one I like on these cars. I wish I could find a better shot of the Charge Speed lip, though. That one looks promising:




    OEM grille is back on, though. The fitment of the aftermarket one was bugging me.

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  • Raf99
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    Looks great! And in all honesty the OEM cigarette lighter is a pain in the a$$.
    Oh, Sally and I think you should sell me that front lip

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  • CyborgGT
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    Screw it. I put the lip on. The wagon bumper's rough (as is the hood... and the fenders...), but a sedan bumper probably isn't coming any time soon. Secured it with some nice Allen bolts and nyloc nuts from Home Depot, so the front end's back together for now. You can see the eBay grille sags along the top; I'll definitely be going after another DIY using the stock grille (see my photos of the old sedan) at some point...







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  • CyborgGT
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    I've got enough CBs at the local yards. It's just an annoyance that I have to go back yet again, and that that day's efforts were such a bust. Thank you, though.

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  • HenRoc
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    If you need a bezel let me know. There are two CBs in my area that have that completely intact. I pulled one from my parts wagon but that oddly had the center delete plate that is removable so I can use my center vent switch on it.

    Good work so far though.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Had an annoying weekend...

    Went to put the Spoon-style lip on to complete the front end for now, and it's not fitting as well as the sedan. This gap is how far off it is on both sides. It can be forced, but I think I'm just going to hold out until I find a Seattle Silver coupe/sedan bumper in the yards.




    I went to a couple junkyards, first to one that had a Prelude VTEC. I was hoping to at least see the shifter assembly left behind (I don't want a CB's unless as a last resort), but the car was completely stripped of engine and trans setup. But I did order a Skunk2 shift knob, DC2 ITR boot, and Circuit Hero extender... and S2 magnetic drain plugs for the engine. I've got so many S2 parts going onto this car by now, I should apply for a sponsorship to hit the Colorado show circuit hard, haha. At the yards, I picked up a few small resto pieces. One thing I found interesting was this LX; I thought it was only the SE that got the black dash. Too bad my budget doesn't allow for this stuff right now. The 5-lug conversion parts in the yards were tempting me badly, too.






    Anyway, I went to install some of the resto parts. The first was the driver inner door handle that was off-color. The door card alignment is off or something, and it was making it a massive pain to get the tan handle off. I ended up getting pissed at the thing and ripped it off, breaking the tabs, despite my original plan to keep it in case I ever need it.




    Because of the removal troubles, I decided to take the whole panel off, only to break half the brittle clips doing so . And then I find this mess:




    Ugh. I ripped all that plastic and tape out and did what I could to clip the panel back on. The new handle was tight to get in, and I can already tell it's going to be a bitch to get back off when I dig back in there to replace the clips and put a new moisture barrier in (I'll probably get a whole new panel), but at least I now know how to get it off without breaking it. I grabbed the one other, rear, inner door handle that the junkyard car had for future backup.




    The next headache was the cigarette lighter. Whoever did this was a stupid genius. Rather than grabbing a replacement lighter bezel from a junkyard, they put serious effort into fabricating their own little bracket. It was a pain to rip out of there, too. There were plastic panel clips holding it on through those top holes, and then a strip of that thick double-sided adhesive along the bottom sticking it to the plastic underneath. And, of course, when I went to put the plastic bezel in (when I was at the yard, I pulled the whole lighter/bezel/wiring assembly), I accidentally broke it.





    That sun visor was another junkyard purchase that didn't work out, either. ^


    The Xenocron cam degree kit I ordered came in. I accidentally ordered a second degree wheel, not paying enough attention to the kit's contents to see that it already came with one, and then on top of that they accidentally sent me a third wheel. So if anyone already has dial indicators but needs a wheel cheap, let me know.

    Last edited by CyborgGT; 05-05-2020, 01:07 AM.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Brent and Jamie were there, they were nice guys. Honestly, as much as they film nowadays, I was worried about walking in on that and disrupting things a bit. Luckily I didn't, but I was still out quick. I went to their previous shop almost ten years ago now to get a header welded up and stayed and talked to Brent for a while about the most random car shit. Definitely a chill dude. I'll be going to them for a tune, of course, so I want to make sure the CB is looking good in case it gets its 15 minutes of fame, haha. Gotta represent well; I see how many basket cases they do what they can with.

    Coincidentally, up until last year I was living literally just down the street from BoostedBoiz Kyle's house. Small world.
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 02-28-2020, 06:16 PM.

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  • Rilas
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    Cyborg, I'm ecstatic that you finally got yourself a wagon! I'm just late to the game replying. I've been keeping up with your progress since you got it.

    I'm glad that after years of patience and rebuilding an engine that you didn't even have a chassis for yet, you finally have something to put it in. Once that machining gets done.

    How cool were the guys at PFI Speed? I'm seriously debating taking Lola down to Denver when the F23A1 gets installed for some tuning. I can get it running well enough to drive it down there. Have Brent do all the cleanup in the tune on the dyno.

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  • SSMAccord
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    That box is for the intake resonance system that mitigates intake noise on the stock intake. If you are deleting the stock intake you can remove it.

    And the headlights look phenomenal. I need to take your inspiration and do some maintenance to my own. I love the progress!

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  • CyborgGT
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    Block was dropped off at PFI today. They've got a friend that does re-sleeving, and the crank will be checked over and polished as well. Between the head, block, and what I was quoted for a tune, this is all coming in way under budget. What to spend the saved money on... haha.

    I'm starting to really hate Colorado's weather. I woke up this morning to my phone going off, warning about blizzard conditions, icy roads, and to "Slow down!" I look outside and it's near white-out. Snowing heavy and sideways, even building up on the road despite it being warm this past week. I figure my day is scrapped, so I just go back to sleep. Wake up again around 2, I look outside and it's all sunny, no snow on the roads and it's pretty much melted from the yards. Very windy and a bit cold, but otherwise a pretty nice day.

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  • Raf99
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    Yep, those headlights look amazing!

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