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Old 11-24-2019, 12:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If the tow hook were in front it would work, but the cargo strap did not stay attached in the garage, so I walked to Church today. Barefoot, in the snow, and uphill both ways!

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Old 11-24-2019, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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JDMSPEED Black Universal CNC Billet Bumper Trunk Quick Release Fastener Kit.

On Amazon these are inexpensive and will hold your bumper cover on.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It sounds like they should come with replacement bands or at least have them available for order because they dry-rot.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How about the hood pins from the '70s where you drill through the hood above a frame member? Summit racing has them.

Or take your green hold down and go wheel arch to wheel arch if it has S hooks on both ends.

Have you tried a heat gun on the gorilla tape? BTW that was a nice job you did on that cover.

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Old 11-27-2019, 09:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I reattached the bumper on Monday



I used a soldering iron to melt a piece of aluminum drywall patch into the bumper, and then melted scrap plastic (the same type as the bumper) onto the mesh. I sanded, drilled holes, and reattached. Close-up of each patch:


I need to remove the Gorilla Tape, take off the bumper again, sand down the patches, hit them with an adhesion promoter, primer, and body-matched paint, as well as fill in the scratches, sand, and apply adhesion promoter, primer, and paint.

One issue is that I cut the aluminum mesh by the tire a little too big, so I need to carefully trim that before I can hide it.

My 1,300 watt plastic welder from Harbor Freight stopped blowing hot so I used a 25-watt wood burner, which did not seem to provide enough heat and the first tip fell out while I was using it. I realized that I had a 40-watt LED soldering iron that I do not remember buying. This 80-watt plastic welder may have worked better than anything that I used, but Harbor Freight closed before I got there Saturday night, and did not open early enough Monday morning. That plastic welder also comes with steel mesh, which would at least be stronger than the aluminum patch that I used. The bumper is polypropylene and so is this cheap plastic folder that I bought.

This seems to work great, just make sure that you trim the mesh a little smaller than the patch that you need so that the edges are not exposed.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think that I linked this car somewhere. If it can make it to Show Low I could put the wheels, resonator, and cat on my car, pull out other parts that I think would be useful, and have the rest hauled away: https://offerup.com/item/detail/785471883/

I feel frustrated that I missed this. There are Accords being sold for parts, like this V6 (wrong resonator) that is the right color, although the hood is worse for wear. The bumper is already detached!

That is probably bad: https://offerup.com/item/detail/786910357/

Then there is this one the wrong color with one picture, zero details, and bizarrely the finger is hiding the roof. I cannot imagine why a junkyard would do that on purpose, but if it had a sunroof it would tell me which submodel it is: https://offerup.com/item/detail/134600880/

Since I cannot find the resonator on car-part.com, at least I have a couple of numbers that I can call that have mostly-complete Accords.

There is something seriously wrong with this Accord! https://offerup.com/item/detail/785891993/

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Late to the party, but I use car-part.com when I'm looking for used.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I cannot find an 1999 Accord 2.3l intake resonator on LKQ or car-part. The best price that I can find on Amazon, eBay, or any dealership is $90. Majestic has the lowest price, but highest shipping.
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Late to the party, but I use car-part.com when I'm looking for used.
Where do I find it?!
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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For the third time, I cannot find the part on car-part. Linking the site does not change that. If I look for "Intake resonator,"



it isn't there, nor is it under "resonator:"



There isn't a search function, so how do I find it?

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