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Old 06-29-2019, 02:10 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post

You're still running your tail extension though, right?
I am but itís lost one itís minor support fins underneath; I need to remake it from Celtek, a MK IV if you will

My current Ecotec project...

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Old 10-12-2019, 10:46 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Sorry no new mods..
I just keep new oil and drive easy.
I took a 800 mile round trip on the highway with AC and we get 45MPG
No problems with the car. I will get back into the ecomodding bug here soon. : )
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:47 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Well someone hit the brakes in front of me before I was able to stop. I smashed my headlight, bend the Radiator Support near the lights, bend the fender even more to a crooked mess. and messed up the hood.
(picture is after new lights)

I got a new $25 ebay fender. New $60 headlamps and wires with the clear markers, not bad, throws light much better and I like the look. I also found a $45 badly faded blue junkyard hood, I always had problems with the hood latch on this car and now I have no chance for the normal latch to work. I'll make some hood pins.
I'm not going to paint it. Ill wait for my local junkyard to get a green civic for a proper hood and fender. I have ordered a new radiator support that will arrive in 10-14 days.

I'm thinking if using my old fender and making an upper and lower grill block with it. I think if I do it right it could look nice.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:55 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by deluxx View Post
... Well someone hit the brakes in front of me before I was able to stop...
Bummer! I got hit in the rear twice but too soft to do any significant damage. And I tapped a giant SUV in the trail hitch once, but only hard enough to put a mark in the bumper cover. Been kinda lucky.

At least you are going to be back on the road... GEN6 Civic solidarity, brother!

Cutting the fender for some blocking sounds tempting ... how would you keep the paint from getting scraped up badly?

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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Old 01-20-2020, 10:12 AM   #125 (permalink)
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Glad you're getting it sorted out so quickly, though.

How did it happen? Did you learn anything? (Not trying to be a jerk or trying to add insult to injury... just a former driving instructor here.)

I once bumped a car at walking speeds in a snowy parking lot - the driver ahead of me turned across a lane of cross-traffic and then stopped for no reason (I think he was confused about whether he just made a wrong turn). It was a 100% unexpected stop (still my fault), and I was going too fast for conditions/didn't leave enough following distance. If I'd been going 3 km/h instead of 4 km/h, we wouldn't have touched! No damage, luckily.

I like the idea of re-using that fender for the pre-existing colour matching.

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