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  • SSMAccord
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    Sucks about the sudden passing of your family's dog. That is always a difficult situation.

    The painting of the parts looks good though. Which primer are you using? I usually use the Duplicolor primer. Rustoleum in the white can takes quite a long time to dry. The Rustoleum home interiors product dries more like a normal spray paint.

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  • CyborgGT
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    It took some digging on that site, it's weird how some of the sidebar options disappear depending on what you click into, but I did find the two different terminal types that I need. Cheap, too. Thanks, sonik.


    This weekend was a bit of a bust, though. The big project that I've been picking away at on my weekends is the trim. Grille, cowl, wiper arms, side skirts, thinner sedan side moldings, and the vertical trim between the front and rear door windows, all sanded and ready for paint, and I was due to finally finish it by tonight. It started out going very smoothly, the Dupli-Color trim paint was laying own onto the cowl, side skirts, and door moldings very well.






    The verticals aren't going to receive the natural physical abuse that those above pieces are likely to see, so I wanted to give them more attention. I went to spray on some Rust-Oleum filler primer, and it came out a complete mess. On one of the pieces I tried skipping the primer and going straight to laying down the paint - another Rust-Oleum product, another mess. I had another unrelated project I was trying to paint at the same time, also using Rust-Oleum brand paint, and that turned out shit as well. Screw that brand. Comes out too heavy, and the overspray is obnoxious. I was going to use that filler primer on my grille that's all cut & filled, stripped of chrome, and ready to finish, but now that's stalled until I get another brand of primer.

    The next day, I go to at least try to install the trim pieces that were done. Side skirts, fender molding, and cowl are on and looking good. No wiper arms, because of course they're waiting on primer as well.








    The door moldings, however, went sour and need to be redone. That was from my own impatience, though. I thought that by now they'd had cured enough to handle, but when I went to remove the adhesive from the backsides, which I forgot to do beforehand, the Goo-Gone dripped around to the fronts and ate into the paint:




    But at least some tires came in, courtesy Uncle Sam and his stimulus check. The ones that came with the car were pretty dry-rotted. Look for the hint at what else he threw in, due to come Wednesday. Hey, I'm doing my part in stimulating the economy in these hard times, these companies and the couriers they use have employees to pay!




    But to top it all off, my parents' dog had to be put down after very sudden and very bad health issues hit her. I do love animals, but this is the second dog in my life to die on me. Being so aware of their short lifespan makes me never want to get another pet.

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  • sonikaccord
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    Anyone happen to know what kind of pins (is "terminals" the correct term? sorry, electrical noob here) that our interior connectors use? The power folding mirrors I picked up a while back came with a bit of a mess of a harness that I'm wanting to rebuild. I found this site to supply OEM-colored wires without having to buy enormous lengths; I'd really like to do it properly and avoid solder joints.
    http://www.cycleterminal.com/hd-series.html

    I might be interested in that degree wheel too! I'll trade you for a clean custom harness .

    Following because wagons

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  • SSMAccord
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    Wow. These look great.

    Having the front logo have a bright surround would keep the badges consistent front to rear seeing as the rear has a bright surround.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
    I think the red for the badges that Honda used for that generation is R-81 Milano Red. It's possible that you could order it online as Dupli-Color makes it in a spray can. Or visit a local auto paint shop who can make an aerosol of the color on site.
    Well, thank you so much for the tip, because I don't think I can get any closer. They look great together! I made a last-minute decision with the overall appearance of the grille, and paint is on the way for that, but hopefully this piece is finished along with the body trim (all of which has been pulled from the car, cleaned, and sanded) next weekend.

    The pieces that are chrome stock will be body colored instead of black, because I'm not liking how the blacked-out "Type R style" grille was making it look like the grille is missing if you aren't focusing on it, but I also don't want the whole thing colored because then it'll stand out too much. What I'm wondering now is whether I should re-chrome the ring around the grille emblem. Spaz Stix rattle cans look to pull off a pretty convincing reflective chrome, so I'll be experimenting with that; I already ordered it for my Aero R emblems.



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  • af_1132
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    Bit of an update on the engine machine work: the head is at least another month out. I called the machinist today and he said they're that slammed. PFI's been in Florida for a few weeks with Cleetus's crew, if you follow that part of YouTube, so I'll wait until they get back before bothering them about whether their sleeve guy got to my block yet.
    Cool to know that a Coloradoan on here uses their services. I follow the main three involved in that trip (PFI Speed, BoostedBoiz, Cleetus) and they are always workin' on something!

    I dream of a road trip where I drive there from Cali, meet them, and go for some runs at Bandimere.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post

    It's the first time in my life that I've owned two cars at once, and I gotta say it's really nice being able to take my time working on a car without having to worry about getting it back together to drive to work.
    Not having to drive the car that you are modifying is a revelation. It really helps to know that you can leave it in pieces and still be able to move about in the other car.

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  • Straight Success
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    Another thread filled with car porn. Yassss!

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  • CyborgGT
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    Anyone happen to know what kind of pins (is "terminals" the correct term? sorry, electrical noob here) that our interior connectors use? The power folding mirrors I picked up a while back came with a bit of a mess of a harness that I'm wanting to rebuild. I found this site to supply OEM-colored wires without having to buy enormous lengths; I'd really like to do it properly and avoid solder joints.


    Bit of an update on the engine machine work: the head is at least another month out. I called the machinist today and he said they're that slammed. PFI's been in Florida for a few weeks with Cleetus's crew, if you follow that part of YouTube, so I'll wait until they get back before bothering them about whether their sleeve guy got to my block yet. I'm in no rush; I've got a few of these resto projects going, and am really enjoying the detail work. It's the first time in my life that I've owned two cars at once, and I gotta say it's really nice being able to take my time working on a car without having to worry about getting it back together to drive to work.
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 04-21-2020, 06:22 AM.

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  • CyborgGT
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    The red on the emblem I got from Tommi is metallic, so it's tricky in the light. Milano would make sense as a base, though, I'll try that

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  • SSMAccord
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    I think the red for the badges that Honda used for that generation is R-81 Milano Red. It's possible that you could order it online as Dupli-Color makes it in a spray can. Or visit a local auto paint shop who can make an aerosol of the color on site.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Thanks. A new grille is in the works, modifying the stock one for OEM fitment, I'm trying to find the right red to re-color the emblem. It's already sanded down to a clear background and ready to paint. I bought a couple cans of red at Wal-Mart that I thought were close matches to the DC2R red H I picked up for the tailgate, but I'm not happy with either one, so the hunt continues...

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  • Daheavyking
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    Loving that front end!!!! Muy Bueno!!!

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  • Grumpys93
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    I can't speak for exhaust clearance (the one in the car isn't routed like stock, and I've got a completely custom exhaust system waiting to go in with the new engine), but because of the urethane bushings, that long bolt connecting both arms to the knuckle is a real pain to get back in. Connecting the subframe ends first, I had to go back and forth between compressing and completely dropping the suspension with a jack to wrestle it as the bolt passed through each part. Maybe it would have been easier if I had started with the knuckle ends of the arms first, but then I imagined it being just as much of a fight to twist the arms into the subframe. Now that it's all together, and considering my custom exhaust, I'm not worried about the arms coming into contact with anything. Plus, I didn't weigh them but they do feel a bit lighter than the cast arms.
    Im running those control arms right now and when the car is jacked up they hit the 3 exhaust but when on the ground with weight on them I have a good inch or 2 of clearance and my exhaust is routed through the stock routing.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Ha. I also had to buy one of these recently also. I tried to harvest one from an old grille and it crumbled in my hand as I tried to free it from the old grille. It's always very curious how these items end up en masse on eBay.

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