Go Back   6th Gen Accord DIY and Performance Forums > The Showroom > Members Rides

Members Rides Show it off and get some feedback from fellow Accord owners

Register to remove these ads


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-18-2012, 12:44 PM
DH48 DH48 is offline
Junior Member
Points: 5,246, Level: 21 Points: 5,246, Level: 21 Points: 5,246, Level: 21
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Estonia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 0
DH48 is more helpful than most
Member Photo Albums
DH`s 2000 coupe

So this is my car. A standard 2000 accord coupe CG2 with a V6 and the crappy 4 gear AT transmission.
I bought it a few year back like this



I bought it as my main daily drive was getting painted and a new engine and well had been without a car for a few months. I fell for the accord the first time i saw it. I had kept away from the coupe as i did not like the rear NSX style look at all but when i went to see the car for real i just had to have it

Not a big fan of the 4 gear AT but as the old owner had had the transmission replaced there was no big risk of it failing anytime soon.

First day and first mod. Got new headlights and painted the interior of them.


Also added the lip that was removed by the old owner


Next mod was headlights retrofit with bi-xenon projectors


Just a pic with the local honda club


I got a second trunk lid and shaved the fog and reverse panel on that. Some may hate me for it but the NSX look is for the NSX and not the accord ...but this is just my opinion



And then there was the CL-s dash swap

Really easy swap.

Exhaust repair and modification.



I painted the tips flat black and they actually look nice


Remade the front grill. This actually is the original that was on the car when i bought it. I just did some cutting and plastic welding and this is what i ended up with


Also the front lip and pumper had some damage so i fixed that and primed it.

I will try to get the car painted by the end of winter. Still have not picked the paint but its going to be dark gray (gun metal) or black.
This is how the car looks at the moment. I will be starting the paint preparations as soon as i get the new engine that i bought from the UK rebuild and out of the garage. Hope to get it painted in a proper paint booth.

A bit about the new engine.
The CL and J32a engines are not common here and well looking for a salvage car in the US did not give any good hits. I would have ended up paying 4000-5000 eur + local import taxes. So i took a risk and bought a C30A4 form the UK.It is a standard C30A3 NSX engine out of a 1996 NSX. Dual clutch.




At the moment the engine is like this


I will be getting new bearing and piston rings and will be rebuilding it.
Funny part is i bought a ecu and if i had not had asked the seller to look inside it i would have got it for about 50 euro ...turned out it was chipped + 15hp and 22 NM i ended up paying 80 euro so still a win



My plans with the engine swap is as i do not have a manual transmission at the moment i will be building it as a dual ecu (one for the NSX engine the J30a1 ecu to control the 4 speed AT) but if i do find a good deal on a manual transmission i will be ordering it form the US.
I would really like to get my hands on a 08 + TL 4wd manual 6 speed transmission but a 6 speed will do too

I also would like to swap the rear pumper for the US one with the smaller nr.plate panel. Bad part is non of the sellers are shipping it here so will have to find another way of getting it here.

Will be updating this thread when i get something more done

Last edited by DH48; 11-18-2012 at 01:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-18-2012, 12:49 PM
20-CG5-01's Avatar
20-CG5-01 20-CG5-01 is offline
KanomNom


Points: 17,460, Level: 40 Points: 17,460, Level: 40 Points: 17,460, Level: 40
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kodiak Alaska
Age: 26
Posts: 2,646
Rep Power: 49
20-CG5-01 is more helpful than most
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

Hold up.... First the dash swap, now for an NSX swap accord!?

Glad to have you here lol
__________________

DIY Polishing Wheels|Members Ride
"Ideas are cheap, but accomplishing it is expensive"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-18-2012, 01:20 PM
DH48 DH48 is offline
Junior Member
Points: 5,246, Level: 21 Points: 5,246, Level: 21 Points: 5,246, Level: 21
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Estonia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 0
DH48 is more helpful than most
Member Photo Albums
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

Well that`s the plan NSX owner going to hate me for this but at least im giving this engien a new life It was on a kit car before i bought it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-18-2012, 01:40 PM
LowerMyCG5 LowerMyCG5 is offline
Senior Member
Points: 13,704, Level: 35 Points: 13,704, Level: 35 Points: 13,704, Level: 35
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: hampton va
Age: 25
Posts: 2,322
Rep Power: 51
LowerMyCG5 is more helpful than most
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

Your a god....
I love it
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Raul's Avatar
Raul Raul is offline
Senior Member
Points: 13,469, Level: 35 Points: 13,469, Level: 35 Points: 13,469, Level: 35
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Age: 32
Posts: 1,064
Rep Power: 48
Raul is somewhat reliable
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

is it too late for you to enter the Best Noob contest?

Seriously, WOW!
__________________
1998 CG2(Retired)
2004 Ford Mustang V6 Vert 5MT (Current)
2008 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (Spring/Summer/Fall Toy)
Pioneer HU & NAVI Review
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-18-2012, 01:54 PM
20-CG5-01's Avatar
20-CG5-01 20-CG5-01 is offline
KanomNom


Points: 17,460, Level: 40 Points: 17,460, Level: 40 Points: 17,460, Level: 40
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kodiak Alaska
Age: 26
Posts: 2,646
Rep Power: 49
20-CG5-01 is more helpful than most
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

Originally Posted by LowerMyCG5 View Post
Your a god....
I love it
You're* jk.

To OP, you're gonna be an inspiration to many others here.
__________________

DIY Polishing Wheels|Members Ride
"Ideas are cheap, but accomplishing it is expensive"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Valet's Avatar
Valet Valet is offline
IS300 SX > Accord


Points: 17,455, Level: 40 Points: 17,455, Level: 40 Points: 17,455, Level: 40
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 4,703
Rep Power: 49
Valet is more helpful than mostValet is more helpful than most
DH`s 2000 coupe

Interesting to see how easy this swap will be. Obviously not but it seems like it will be incredibly daunting. Since a lot of stuff will need to be custom.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-18-2012, 02:06 PM
JV6's Avatar
JV6 JV6 is offline
Senior Member
Points: 16,001, Level: 38 Points: 16,001, Level: 38 Points: 16,001, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 509
Rep Power: 48
JV6 is somewhat reliable
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

omg....... tracking this topic. ***in hands down if this goes through
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Narftastic's Avatar
Narftastic Narftastic is offline
Senior Member
Points: 15,804, Level: 38 Points: 15,804, Level: 38 Points: 15,804, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 27
Posts: 3,676
Rep Power: 58
Narftastic is more helpful than mostNarftastic is more helpful than most
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe

__________________
Instagram: @NARFTASTIC
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-18-2012, 02:22 PM
JetLife's Avatar
JetLife JetLife is offline
Senior Member
Points: 4,290, Level: 19 Points: 4,290, Level: 19 Points: 4,290, Level: 19
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland
Age: 24
Posts: 842
Rep Power: 30
JetLife is an unknown quantity at this point
Member Photo Albums
Re: DH`s 2000 coupe



#following
__________________
2002 accord Sedan EX V6

HID Kit Club #229
Retrofit club #061
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


» Featured Ride
CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RIDE!



Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3