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Old 06-01-2015, 01:36 AM   #391 (permalink)
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I have been thinking of a headliner replacement too. Mine is starting to show significant wear, even though I have been kind to is. It is over 17 years old now. Hey, the Prelude seats, is it an illusion or do they sit a little higher than the VX seats?

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:00 AM   #392 (permalink)
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I have been thinking of a headliner replacement too. Mine is starting to show significant wear, even though I have been kind to is. It is over 17 years old now. Hey, the Prelude seats, is it an illusion or do they sit a little higher than the VX seats?
The headliner job is a tough one, but worth it. I always hate doing them. Mainly for just for trying to get the thing out. The re-wrapping is the easy part, ha!

In regard to the height of the Prelude seats, I lean towards agreeing with you. However, according to the tutorial I'm following from Honda-Tech, it looks like they will sit a bit lower. I'll update on this once I get them installed
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:21 AM   #393 (permalink)
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:28 PM   #394 (permalink)
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Update 6/2/15: Cut-Away Front Fenders- Part One

























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Old 06-03-2015, 02:34 AM   #396 (permalink)
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Don't you want the curve the other way so the airflow merges smoothly with the side of the car?
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Don't you want the curve the other way so the airflow merges smoothly with the side of the car?
I think the idea is to let turbulent air from the tire and well reattach without blowing out from the wheel well and disturbing more of the flow. It might, in a sense, reduce the effective frontal area caused by the "blast" of turbulent air from the wheel well. Another question is about how aggressive the planned angle is... it is much more aggressive than the OEM gen 1 insight was. Any reason for that?
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That's what I mean...it looks reversed from the Insight angle.
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Update 6/7/15: Cut-Away Fenders- Part Two

All, here's the update on the fenders. Going well...



























You can see below that I added one small notch piece underneath the panel to fill in the OEM molding recession.



Used just about every tool in my arsenal to make this thing, ha!




About to go outside and finish up the first one now. Then, I'll remove and start on the driver's side fender.

I know it looks a bit like something off of "A Knights Tale". Once both are completed, I will mask off the modified area and paint the entire section with Duplicolor Bumper Paint. Plans are also in place to re-install the fender liners, after a bit of trimming, of course.

As has been mentioned here on the EcoModder thread, the angle is more aggressive than the Gen 1 Insights, yes. However, my sole reason...I like it that way? Ha, wish I had a better or more scientific reasoning for my design. I just wanted to go really aggressive with it. Something similar to the Spoon S2000 fenders, I suppose?

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