DesiKid's 01 Accord Sedan EX-L

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  1. ThatDesiKid

    ThatDesiKid Well-Known Member

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    It's been a long few months of time, money and sweat....but extremely happy with the way the car turned out. Paint came out absolutely wonderful and seeing the color in person is wild to me.


    Originally was supposed to have the car done by August by my painter "lost" his shop the day I was supposed to drop it off. Mulled over the idea of getting a Maaco job but thought if I'm going to do something, I should do it right. Got it painted at a local shop that does really good work and had the car back by September.

    Reassembly took me a couple of weeks as I had parts, clips, etc still shipping in and bits and pieces were still getting painted. Taught myself how to solder and wired in the TSX mirrors with the DRL switchbacks.
    Had my headlights torn apart and resealed to fix a condensation issue, applied sound deadening to the trunk and rear seats, and finally got around to installing the backup camera I had for 2 years.


    Fitting the R34 style bumper was a pain since the fitment isn't great, but I'll only run that bumper for winter....the coupe bumper is getting CF4 fogs remolded in with mesh grille inserts similar to Sonni_kuba's old CG from way back when.

    All that's left now is to detail the exterior, install a vibrant resonator to quiet down this loud ass exhaust, and apply ceramic coating to the exhaust to prevent mud from sling onto it (I live on a dirt road ). The diffuser I'll probably put back on closer to spring.

    Finally at a point where I can start saving money for an engine rebuild, standalone ECU, boomslang harness, and related swap parts for the J32 swap.

    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I'd ever push the car this far when I bought it back in 2013 and lurked on these pages lol.
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    Incredible transformation. You must be thrilled, your sedan is looking pristine. Very well done, I look forward to seeing it with the coupe bumper cover.

    If I had to pick one thing to improve, it would be to tuck the mufflers up and in a little more. But if this is the look you were going for then nevermind!
     
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    Yeah I love it haha. I had the mufflers dropped a bit so they don't burn the lip, that's what happened to my last rear lip with the magnaflows.

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    Gotcha. Maybe I've been lucky but my Magnaflows are pretty close to my OEM rear lip and it's been fine.

    Must have been so exciting to get your car back looking new. I wish I had the money sitting around to restore my coupe to this level, hope to someday.
     

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