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Old 07-18-2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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New User My 92 Accord EX Coupe

Just picked her up two weeks ago for $1,500. Pretty good condition besides some oxidation on hood and fenders; Interior is pretty mint. Has 262k but runs good. From Phoenix, can't wait to start fixing her up and looking good like she deserves...









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Old 07-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #2
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A great base to start from. Paint and dent removal would go a long way toward making this thing look great! It's in such great condition as-is.

Do you have any plans for it, or do you just plan to use it as a daily?
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thank you, yeah I probably won't do a full respray since only the hood and fenders have oxidation, besides a minor bit on the roof. I'll just take the fenders and hood off and respray them and take care of the minor dents around the car at that time. My first and foremost goal is cleanliness, so I'm going for a resto-mod look with oem/jdm parts as well as some aftermarket such as wheels and suspension. Haven't decided on wheels, that's going to be a tough decision, but prob something 16" maybe 17". Tein Street Basis or Advance coilovers, Cusco front strut bar, Nardi deep grain wood steering wheel, and probably just going to get a jdm f series eventually since mine is getting up there in miles. But cleanliness is first and foremost.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:38 PM   #4
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I probably won't do a full respray since only the hood and fenders have oxidation, besides a minor bit on the roof. I'll just take the fenders and hood off and respray them and take care of the minor dents around the car at that time.
You say that now, but the sun and sand take a toll on paint. Once you have brand new paint sitting a panel over from old paint, you'll see how faded it actually is.

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and probably just going to get a jdm f series eventually since mine is getting up there in miles. But cleanliness is first and foremost.
That's not really recommended. Keep in mind that those engines have been sitting on shelves for ages as not many of them were pulled from JDM Accords very recently. If you're wanting to replace your engine with something that's roughly equal to it in terms of performance, my suggestion would be to buy a JDM F23A and put a rebuilt F22A head on it. It's a bit more work, but you'll have an incredibly reliable bottom end with a new top end. And all of your factory manifolds, sensors and distributor will bolt right up.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:42 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's true, a full respray is probably the way to go, if I do that it most likely won't be for awhile since it will cost a few grand for a decent one...either that or I could just do carbon fiber hood and fenders and shave a few lbs off while I'm at it, but that's a pretty penny too. It will take some time. As for the motor, I skimmed through the swap thread last night and one post made it sound like a jdm f series was the best route compared to an h swap, at least his opinion. He made some valid points, but you do too. What you said about the f23 is a good point. I don't think I want to swap the H22, so staying with the F series is my best choice no matter which route. Thanks for the insight man, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:33 PM   #6
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I have done a few things this week:

I painted my high beams


Painted the wiper arms


Painted the side trim from this...


To this...


And just cleaned up the interior
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:42 PM   #7
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I meant to put this photo for my painted bulbs...

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Old 08-08-2016, 11:41 PM   #8
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Seeing cars from the southwest never gets old. As much as I love living in the mid-atlantic, I loathe our salty winters.

Very nice starting point indeed

Enjoy that thing!
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:37 AM   #9
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Thanks! It's originally a Cali car and came to AZ in 2007. While there isn't one ounce of rust on it, the heat has taken a toll on the paint on the front half of the car, but I would definitely take that over rust lol.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:23 PM   #10
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Painted the heat shield and picked up some new bolts for it since the original ones had seen better days...

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:47 PM   #12
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Just got my shift boot in the mail an hour ago! The Spoon Duracon shift knob should be here on Saturday...


Bit of an improvement from the old one...
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:50 PM   #15
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Recently lowered the car on Tein Street Advance, rides GREAT and looks amazing!! Also painted the hood, bumper, and driver side fender because of how oxidized it was. I used Dupli Color Perfect Match spray paint and it turned out awesome for only about $40 of paint. Installed my new Pioneer head unit last week. When I bought the car it came with an aftermarket Dual head unit which was pretty crappy and was blue and didn't match my dash lights, so I bought the Pioneer which I'm much happier with and allows me to change it to multiple different colors, including turquoise, which matches my dash lights perfectly.






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Recently lowered the car on Tein Street Advance, rides GREAT and looks amazing!! Also painted the hood, bumper, and driver side fender because of how oxidized it was. I used Dupli Color Perfect Match spray paint and it turned out awesome for only about $40 of paint. Installed my new Pioneer head unit last week. When I bought the car it came with an aftermarket Dual head unit which was pretty crappy and was blue and didn't match my dash lights, so I bought the Pioneer which I'm much happier with and allows me to change it to multiple different colors, including turquoise, which matches my dash lights perfectly.






Very, very nice! Enlighten me, what was the process for painting the hood/bumper/fender? Seeing that you used the spray paint, did you sand or prime?
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Nice engine bay! I hate to say this, but your car looked better raised up.
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Nice engine bay! I hate to say this, but your car looked better raised up.
I know my sidewalls are big but why do you say that? I had a whole hand worth of wheel gap before lol. But thx for the compliment about the bay!
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Very, very nice! Enlighten me, what was the process for painting the hood/bumper/fender? Seeing that you used the spray paint, did you sand or prime?
Thx man, wet sanded with 400 then 600, no primer, a few coats of paint, then clear. I still need.a few more layers of clear, especially on the roof, which I think I forgot to mention I painted too...
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:32 AM   #20
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Here's a full side pic of the car as it was a few days ago...forgot to mention I removed all the tint. Back window was a HUGE pain lol.



Here's a good pic of what the front end looked like before I painted it
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