Time for a rebuild!

Post whatever you like in here but try to keep it Honda City related!
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Postby Mike_NZ » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:48 pm

Since I drive my work truck most of the time, it won't be on the road that often.
I'll have a word with the appropriate people, I think their intention was just to pretend that I'm always racing, which might be true.

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Postby Sub_Frequency » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:03 am

Mike_NZ wrote:Progress is slow but steady, I have removed EVERYTHING from the car that can be removed.


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When I get sick of rust or underseal I have a go at scraping all that crap off the floor.



Have you tried using dry ice to take it off? 8)

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Postby Mike_NZ » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:00 pm

Bit late for the dry ice I'm afraid, looks like a good trick though.

On a very positive note I have my car back!

Here it is with the new seats sitting in place
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All structural rust repairs have been done, I'll tidy up all the little remaining bits.
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Rather than put bracing between the front strut towers the cage has been extended to the back of the tower, and round the tower stitched to increase rigidity.
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Rear bracing.
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So now I've got to do all the prep work, prime it, then send it off for painting. Good times.

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Postby James » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:38 am

Bro, that all looks freaking sweet 8)

Also I believe you need to have the cage inspected unpainted? So might wanna get onto that soon.

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Postby Mike_NZ » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:08 am

The homologation papers have lots of photos of the joins and stuff. Becasue it was made by a qualified person it doesn't need to be inspected, the photos are sufficient.
But yes, I'm not able to paint it until it's homologated.

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Postby James » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:33 am

Sweet as, sounds like its under control.

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Postby Colza » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:19 pm

I have an almost identical rusty dribble down the sides of my A-Pillars too :(

Paint the arse fixing the rust in those corners.

Cage looks sweet!

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Postby Mike_NZ » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:10 pm

Colza wrote:Paint the arse fixing the rust in those corners.



I wanted to make some humorous comment about painted asses and include a picture of one, but it's actually impossible to find a tasteful image if you search for "Painted ass".

Yeah those corners are super sucky to work on.

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Postby turbocab » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:06 pm

i prescribe a combination of 9in grinder and recipro saw then a whole lot of welded patches for this particular city ailment,worked for me.
matt
ps looking good

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Postby Mike_NZ » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:02 am

Since everyone else seems to be posting up their painted engine bay I thought I'd contribute too.

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Also received my log book this week, which contains my homologation stuff.
All sorted.

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Postby James » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:46 am

Awesome man 8)

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Postby DODO » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:54 pm

wow very very nice! keep it up wld love to see how you get on !! :D :D :D

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Postby Mike_NZ » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 pm

It's been a year and a half since my last update, and while progress has been excruciatingly slow, it has never the less continued. I finally became sick of bodywork, and so now I have this:

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The doors, boot, bonnet and bumper are all being painted as I post this, I'll pick them up tomorrow.

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Postby spangleking » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:31 pm

I had a look at the D16 thats the V tec one? What about the weight?Is ther much difference? The xtra HP? would the chassis have to be stressed for that?


James wrote:If you have a welder and want a nice engine thats going to pull hard for years then I would put a d16 in. They are fantastic engines, really torquey and smooth but still revv out and don't run out of breath until like 7000rpm. Either keep it na they are really nice to drive and they are 130hp and NA so significantly quicker than a stock T2, or turbo it if you want to keep boost and keep buying tyres.

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Postby spangleking » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:32 pm

How do you get all the beer in and out of the cage?

Mike_NZ wrote:Bit late for the dry ice I'm afraid, looks like a good trick though.

On a very positive note I have my car back!

Here it is with the new seats sitting in place
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All structural rust repairs have been done, I'll tidy up all the little remaining bits.
Image

Rather than put bracing between the front strut towers the cage has been extended to the back of the tower, and round the tower stitched to increase rigidity.
Image

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Rear bracing.
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So now I've got to do all the prep work, prime it, then send it off for painting. Good times.


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