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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:50 pm

    Eww. lol. Sorry, never been a fan of those.


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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by jlopez95 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:42 pm

    i like them not a whole lot but i still like them
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:50 pm

    yes I want the wagovan AWD those things are awesome lol. Would love to be able to get one when I can but would settle for a sedan of that year as well.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by jlopez95 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:33 pm

    i like the ef sedan dropped pretty low now thats one of my later on in life cars
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:42 pm

    yes the EF sedan looks awesome dropped and I would love to have one but my "later in life" car is the S2000. The S2K is a grown up sports car lol. but then again there always is the NSX if I can afford one I would take that over an S2K anyday.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:49 pm

    Eh, i dunno, the EF is too, i dunno, boxy and quirky? Either way, if you like it, get it. Just don't expect me to park my Skyline next to it. lol. Make it good and i might. lol. Again, not too crazy about the S2K, but i have seen some good ones. An NSX wouldn't be bad though. I hate the way they killed the new ones. AWD is a cool idea for it, but they should've left the hybrid out.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:03 pm

    I really like the boxy styling of the EF don't know why but everyone i talk to including my fiance hates boxy cars. i could really go all boxy and get the original Scion Xb lol
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:12 pm

    Sad thing is, I LIKE boxy cars... lol
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:46 pm

    I like boxy cars too but I think what I like more is the sharp lines that cars have like the NSX
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:18 am

    Love the Ef chassis. My friends ef sedan got 41 mpg hahah.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:19 am

    yeah the MPG's are nice too lol. I need to find an EF wagovan to put my D15B in now.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:42 pm

    They're alright. I saw a cool looking EF hatch yesterday.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:25 am

    Sorry about not having anything to update on here with but my car has been just sitting in the garage collecting dust and i am a poor old college student with no money to work on it. Have decided to just go ahead and sell the car but not until after I can get the engine out to set aside for a later build. If I am lucky I will be able to buy a car later next year but I have no way of knowing for sure. Definitely going to be replacing my minivan this spring though just hope we can get into something nicer than what we have now, would love to be able to get a newer than 07 Tahoe or Suburban (one step closer to an Escalade lol). Have no idea yet what I want for myself bu I might look into an Integra so I can throw on a JDM front end cause I hate the little circle headlights on the ones we have here lol. I will not be using my D15B until I can find a decent Civic Wagovan to put it in with the AWD setup.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:08 pm

    It's a shame that you decided to sell the Civic bro. how much do you think it would cost to repair everything that needs repair?

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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Decosinho on Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:36 pm

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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:09 am

    Did you get the D-series washers? It took some trying a few different ways to finally get them on. Basically what I did was put the rear extensions in first then you just need to set the front of the cover down first and find the right groove to get the back side down all the way. Like I said it too a few tries but once I did get it right it went on nice and smooth.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:16 am

    @Austin- I am not sure on the cost of repairs but the lower rear end that is bent out of shape could be an easy fix with some wood and a really big clamp or a big mallet lol. The front end however has a couple of spots with some bent metal from previous owners front end damage but I don't know to what extent the damage is yet. I would have to have the car looked at by the body shop to give me a full understanding of the damage there. I know for sure that the full front radiator supports needs replaced and I think that the damages might be the culprit to my fender not lining up quite right on driver side. The fender looks all fine until you put the hood down and there is a huge gap between the hood and fender. Maybe not huge but a much larger gap than the other side and it looks even bigger with the hood spacers on. I really don't want to sell it but since I can't use the engine in that car I need a new car and I wanted to keep this one as a possible track car but just don't feel that it would be safe enough out on the track.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:50 pm

    What i would do is find a shop that offers estimates at a decent price (too bad you don't live in Springfield. There's a body shop that does estimates for $50) and see how much the work will cost. While it probably wont be covered by auto insurance since you didn't own the car when the damage occurred, it would help to know just how much it will cost. Worst case scenario, you could get on a Honda forum or befriend someone who knows a few things about auto body repair. The lower mounts might be an easy fix, but the front end might take specialist work. Could just get a JDM front clip too. lol
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:11 am

    So came to a conclusion on the hatch. I will be looking into an older model civic to put my D15B into and keeping the EK because my daughter wants it for herself when she turns 16 in a couple of years. So I have roughly 2 years to get a new engine in it and get it out on the road safely and legally so that she can learn to drive it with her permit. With the amount of time I need I don't see any issues with getting a hold of a good engine to put in. Sad to not be driving it but glad it can be of use still. Looking forward to future projects as well even though I have no idea what they will be yet lol.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:38 pm

    I look forward to your projects. I have rather enjoyed reading about and helping (somewhat) with this one. Good luck with the search.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 pm

    Yeah the search for a good condition car is going to be tough but I will not need to as soon as i was thinking. My fiance doesn't want me to give my car to my daughter because she feels that it is not a good starter for a girl since it is all stripped out and basically built as a tuner car. She wants me to find her something more suitable for a teenage girl like a sedan or SUV. so maybe I can get an accord or civic sedan for her lol. At this point I am focusing my financial savings towards a new engine which I have received an estimate to be $3600 out the door for a B16A or if by some miracle I can get the $5400 for a Type-R B18.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:44 pm

    Just submitted a message today for another shop to get another quote on a new engine. hopefully I get a better price than the $3600 I was quoted before. I am fairly confident that $3600 is decent but feel that i might be able to get a better deal. The shop I submitted to is awesome and has had several spots in HondaTuning Magazine and is a pretty well known shop here in AZ so it might not be cheaper but maybe it would be better work right?
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:23 pm

    Finally got a small break long enough to go out and take a look at the hatch. Was peeking around to see why my brake lights aren't working and found that my fuse was missing for my horn/stop lights. I found this to be very odd since the lights were working before I took the car into the shop down at Import Power House. So either they removed the fuse for no reason or somebody took it out in between it going to the shop and me getting pulled over. I asked my mom about it because she swears that when she was following me home from the shop that my brake lights were working but don't know when someone would have had the time to peek under my hood and remove a fuse. I had a 10 amp fuse for my SRS system but since I have no airbags in the car anymore I felt it was ok to take that one out lol. The fuse needed is a 15 amp but that also works the horn which is not there anymore either so the 10 amp should be okay for now until I get a new one, even though I can't drive the car anyway lol. So one more problem down now I just need to have the funds available to get my engine swap done. Have been in contact with another shop that seems to be a bit better than IPH, and has had a few cars in HondaTuning Magazine. Looking into RC's Garage in Phoenix AZ to see about their options on a swap for my car. Also found some new websites with amazing deals on parts from Japan. A set of doors with glass and power motor from Type-R for only $250 and Type-R side skirts in Phoenix Yellow (the color my car will be someday lol) for only $200.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:17 am

    Hm, that sucks about the fuse. I wonder why someone would take just a simple fuse like that? and please post some webites, i'd love to get some more info on JDM parts since i want to do an Evo 8 head swap and AWD. It's always good to get quotes, but a higher price doesn't always mean better work. But since the shop has had cars featured in magazines, i wouldn't be too worried.
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    Re: 97 EK hatch

    Post by Dminted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:25 am

    I don't really know what sites you want me to post lol. A lot of the shops out here order from the same companies out of California like hmotorsonline.com and MoshiMoshi Motors which can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/MoshiMoshiMotors

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