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    1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:17 pm

    Well here she is.. I had no intentions of ever buying anything like it.. just sorta fell into my lap...







    Custom, completely one-off splitter the previous owner made, I'll be having him custom fab up my rear diffuser when the time comes.



    Custom center console and gauge setup

    She's a little dirty right now, but let me assure you the paint is pristine.











    Decided to try my hand at photo editing a little here and there (also with the previous pic of my valve cover) Nothin to spectacular but I like this picture.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 pm

    Dude, that is AWESOME! I wish i had something like this. Funny how modern tuners bash these classics and seemingly forget the fact that people in this era and even further back started the craze. What's it packing?
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 pm

    wow I like it, it is definitely different but in a good way.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:44 pm

    Oh damn, i just noticed its a Malibu Chevelle... 71?
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:06 pm

    Haha alright guys I have a confession, I know it was a day late but that was meant to be an April fools joke, I'm a 19 year old waiter, I can't afford a Chevelle haha. Truth is I went over to help my buddy sand down a table and build a new base for it, at his father in-law's house. That's his resto-modded Chevelle, not sure on the year.
    When he bought it, the thing was completely totaled, he replaced both rear quarters, along with the entire trunk, along with much much more. He did all the work himself and it's taken him a couple years but lemme tell you, this thing is immaculate. It's not technically finished yet, and he hasn't had it on the dyno, or down the strip, so I'm not sure what it runs or how many ponies she's packin, but it burns through third gear barely puttin your foot on the gas. I'm not really a muscle car aficionado so I don't really know much about them, but I've always liked Chevelles and GTOs.
    Sorry boys, but I felt like I was losing a piece of my childhood not doing at least a small April fools prank Wink

    Pictures of the table and stand, for shits and gigs.


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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:25 pm

    YOU LYING SON OF A B***H!!! LMAO you got me good there. Very Happy
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:03 am

    got us all good lol, I was like what?!
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:14 am

    haha sorry guys, couldn't resist!
    I was like.. I don't know if they will fall for this.. Dennis and Austin probably know if I had the cash flow to buy a ride like this, I'd just finish the lude. Haha. But looked like it worked out pretty good Wink
    The owner of the Chevelle doesn't even let you near the car if your jacket is unzipped and the zipper is just hangin, the paint is that amazing. I'm actually considering the color for my Prelude.. but I've got a couple other color options in mind. I want an exterior color that will go with multiple colors of rims, because I plan on having 4 or 5 different sets all in different colors so I can switch em up.. I'm a wheel whore..
    But the good news is, I just got a job, FINALLY, after turning in 50+ applications, I'm now the newest waiter at the StonyBrook Retirement Home here in Corvallis, Oregon.. -___- but hey, it's a job to fund the project Wink
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:51 am

    Gongrats on the work, and yes I know I had some thoughts of why you would spend money to be buying an car like that when the lude is in the build process. You fooled me though, lol, good job. I think the color would look good on your car, not too many Honda's go with that sort of gray but it is a very clean look. I too would love to have multiple sets of wheels, I will have at least two sets for my car, one for daily use and one set for the track.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:36 pm

    Yeah the lighting was terrible in the shop and it was pouring outside so I couldn't get any shots of the paint in good light, these pictures don't do it justice. It's a mix between charcoal and Gunmetal with 75% gunmetal/25% charcoal pearl. It's pretty nice. It was originally what I wanted to go with for the lude, but then I went to competition Orange, milano red, blood red, Championship white with red pearl, black with rainbow pearl (which is what's on it right now), back to white and now this Gunmetal color again. Just can't seem to make up my mind.. Oh well, I've got time to figure it out.

    How much did you pickup your Carbon Fiber hood for Dennis?
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:21 pm

    That was good man. lol. I briefly wondered how you got it, but the pics quickly distracted me. I love a classic.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:36 pm

    Yes I was easily distracted as well, lol.

    I paid just under $500 for it on Ebay. Not a bad deal but it does not have the quality that the $600 VIS and Seibon hoods have. It is an NRG hood which I didn't even know they had until I found this one and the only complaint I had was some imperfections under the clear coat. it almost looks like someone was carrying the hood and their palm was placed on the hood before clear coating was done. i quickly complained about it and they sent me another one but it had the same issue but not nearly as bad so i kept it and will wait until I can afford a nicer setup , like maybe a full Si-R front end from Password JDM.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:47 pm

    Better start pinching pennies now bro. You're gonna need them for the conversion. lol. I wish my car was available on the JDM...
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:34 pm

    Si-R front end ftw.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:54 pm

    Addicted2Speed wrote:Si-R front end ftw.

    Yes and I am looking forward to it!
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:51 pm

    Well today is Easter Sunday.. my family came over to do the typical stuff families do for Easter, and I thought, "What better time to be anti-social and mess with the prelude". So I was lookin around the shop, and really couldn't think of anything to do, so I decided to tackle my idle issue, which was due to a vacuum line being plugged when I installed the CAI.
    Got that fixed, like a f***in G (pretty proud of myself for my first troubleshoot and fix process, if you couldn't tell) Wink
    And the weather was amazing today. 65 degrees (which to us Oregon boys is the equivalent to 90+ degrees in Arizona, lawl)
    So I decided to skate around.. broke out some of my old boards and discovered I'd saved some grip tape scraps from the last time I regripped my board. So I went and put some fresh grip tape on my clutch and brake pedals, because the previous owner took the stock pedal off.
    Nothin too big, but I'll post up some pics of my fix on the vacuum line.


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    Post by Addicted2Speed on Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:53 pm

    On a side note, I went through and read all the posts in this thread, and all I can say is WOW. I've learned a lot since my posts on pages 1-3 and find myself laughing at a lot of the shit I said.. haha... Countless hours of research ftw..
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    Post by Dminted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:12 pm

    Nice to see some progress even if it is little, lol. Never thought of using grip tape for the pedals that is a neat idea, I haven't broke out my board in around 5-6 years, Damn I'm old lol.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:46 pm

    Yeah I didn't even notice the pedals were missing until a couple months ago, and the grip that was on there was trashed. Definitely helps, no more slippage whatsoever.



    Well there's the new grip tape, need to vacuum my car out pretty bad..


    And there's the little piece I jimmy-rigged to stop my idle surging. My AEM cold air intake came with a plug, and stated to just plug that line, which.. obviously isn't what you're supposed to do because it made the lude run like dog shit. So I just took a piece of the original vacuum line that was on there with the stock CAI, cut it, burnt a little hole through the middle of the filter that you see there so it'd stay on the line, and voila. Problem solved. I don't know if this is the "Correct" way to go about this.. but.. it's filtered, and it works.. so I'm goin with it.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:32 pm

    Whatever it takes to make it work. I'd check and see if you could find the right way to do it. Looks good. Keep it up.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 pm

    I looked around and I don't really see any other way to take care of it. But once I start doing my major mods it'll be taken care of properly.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:25 pm

    Well there ya go. lol
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Addicted2Speed on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:41 pm

    http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/2920160001.html

    Seriously considering picking this up. thinking about just offering him 450 bucks cash. It'd be worth it for the shell alone, on top of having the perfectly in tact 13b. Rebuild the 13b, strip the car completely and plant one seat in it and fab up a roll cage, suspension overhall and make it a track drift car. I've been looking for an FC like this for a while.. now it just depends on if I really wanna take on the project, along with having my prelude build.. decisions decisions..
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by Dminted on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:25 am

    I like it, it looks like it's in decent shape.
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    Re: 1996 Prelude Si h22a4 swap and cosmetic upgrades.

    Post by TwistedKreation on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:54 pm

    Hell yeah go for it ! And if there is something wrong withthat motor drop an SR20 in it.

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