Nicky's 91Si wrote:I'm curious if someone could tell me if this is the correct valve cover for this motor.
Baker wrote:Nicky's 91Si wrote:I'm curious if someone could tell me if this is the correct valve cover for this motor.
The pics are not showing up for me, but there are subtle differences among b series vtec valve covers.
rex-b16a wrote:Good luck with the project. Mine was in about the same shape when I started. In some ways perhaps worse. I love the TGP color! The only reason I didn't paint mine that color is my best friend owns 2 CRX's that color lol. One of the biggest ways to save some money is do your bodywork yourself. Anyone can learn to do it, to do it right just takes lots of time and practice. I went to a vocational school for it years ago but it had been about 8years before I started body working my car and I was real rusty. Get a buddy that works for a bodyshop or someone to answer your questions and give you guidence along the way. If you take your time and when in doubt about a panel, do it over until its right, you should be fine. That said, your bodywork with make or break the paint job so..... Also, use a good light weight body filler. Not the cheap stuff. May cost you $100 per gallon but consider it $100 toward your paint job. Use lots of primer and guide coat and block it over and over until you know it's right. The body work and prep is everything. Another way to save money is when buying paint, in my opinion it is better to invest in clear than base. The clear is the protectant and the only surface you actually see so base is just color and clear is a little more important. If you buy paint somewhere like O'reilly, they sell Dupont and Nason. Nason from what I understand is made by Dupont but is the generic cheaper version but is completely compatible with Dupont's Chroma clear which is much better than the Nason IMO. Some other brands of paint require the same exact line of base to be used with clear. As far as how much paint you'll need, really depends what type of paint. Different paints reduce differently and give you different sprayable amounts. I ended up mixing 1 1/2 gallons of base before it was reduced which was way more than needed. I just wanted to make sure I had extra to hond onto in case anything happened to the car that I needed to repaint so it would all match correctly.
The best advice I can give to save money is TAKE YOUR TIME! I constantly see people cutting corners to try and save money and get it done quicker only to pull it apart and redo it later because they're not happy with the results. That ends up costing more in the long run. If you get to a point where you don't have money for something, you can always just let the car sit until you can save a little more. Or you can almost always find something to work on that doesn't cost money. At least no more than some sand paper and filler.
Gr8_EE8 wrote:Holy $#!t, I can't believe it's the same car. Well done, even if you did take the hard road. In the condition you found it in, I wold have gutted it to the bone for the practicality of it. Props.
!:)daveb91 wrote:Great before and after.....and btw what's up Angry!
Angry wrote:Nice, Got any pics during the build/restore process?
nihkon wrote:Don't give up dude. Your CRX is looking fantastic!
synergy10 wrote:Nice work! Huge difference from when you first got it.
Down for the inbetween pics!
daveb91 wrote:Great before and after.....and btw what's up Angry!
rex-b16a wrote:Wow dude. Can't believe this thing came together so quickly. Well it seems quick. I don't really know how long it took you. Looks amazing! I started with a rough one too(although no rust on mine) and you are just another example that these cars are rarely too far gone to make a full recovery!
How did you hood come up? Not the correct T-bar? I've got so much work into my hood because when I had it shipped over it was damaged and now that's my worst nightmare having it come up going down the road.
Need build pics!
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