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Old 03-04-2019, 07:23 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I picked up some "drip edge flashing" I plan to use as side skirts. Remove factory side skirts, add drip edge to bottom edge, add lawn edging with washers onto that.


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Old 03-04-2019, 07:25 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Can't blame the trash guys. Pics of the skirts please!
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:36 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I should be able to do them tomorrow now I know how I want to make them. I'm also going to use a piece of vinyl for an upper and lower grill but make it flush to the outer of the bumper. Here's some off-site inspiration, I'm going to try and copy California98Civic.





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Old 03-06-2019, 11:43 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good plan. If you get the final build as clean as the image you are sharing, it'll be a good bit cleaner looking than mine are. When you get close to mine you can see the flaws diesel cleaner and the gaps look tighter.
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The trash guys threw my oil stained coroplast scrap out of the recycling bin onto the ground...
Clean and dry baby, clean and dry. If it has oil on it, don't bother.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:24 PM   #86 (permalink)
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The Front bumper is really easy to remove.
jRin.net ยป HowTo – Civic front bumper removal

I made a lower and upper grill block, side skirts 1/2 done It's kind of ugly but ill paint it another day.




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Ill look for one at the junkyard OEM.
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Not so bad... it didn't contact the cooling or AC radiators, so.... carry on!
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:16 AM   #88 (permalink)
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I don't think I like the grill blocks, I can do it better, the lip on the material doesn't look good. I'll call this a failed test.
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I used pieces of coroplast painted black on my Civic, held on with zip ties, and it looked decent I'd say. Cutting them to fit in the gaps instead of just blocky squares might help too.
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