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Old 07-25-2019, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
Be afraid of the Chippies. ...
Haha! Well, if I do get pinched, it is at most a $25 "fix-it" ticket. No report to DMV or my insurance, either. However, painted black, I think it gets little attention. At 7" it is maybe poking 2 or max 3" further than the rear bumper cover. I am not sure a cop would be able to easily tell. We'll see.

I am glad I painted it, btw. It drizzled a little this morning unexpectedly. Paint kept the water out of the cardboard model.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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