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97 civic 4 door build

Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:36 am

ok, so let me start out by telling you that this car belongs to my little sister, the ideas were hers, and the work was done by her, AustinK, trey(not on this forum) my father, and myself. its not perfect, but it works, and looks pretty damn good for what we were working with.

The car started out bone stock with an interior that was falling apart, rusted steel rims, black paint that was falling off, and 0 out of 10 good looks..

about two years ago her and AustinK had the idea to chalk board the whole car.. it turned out awesome! then she decided that the stock rims just didn't work, so she picked up a used set of polished rota slips for cheap. before we put the rims on the car i picked up some lowering springs from a friend and lowered the car about an inch. not to much because roads here SUCK.. now the car is looking pretty sick.. next she started working on the interior. we replaced the headliner material and door panel cloth with some fabric she picked out from hobby lobby. she actually did most of the interior herself.
















after the interior was done she started working under the hood. i got her an old junk yard short ram intake, and she painted it and her valve cover.



by this point her car was really coming together and it was time for her first car show!

after a full night of chalking.. the car looked like this at Scrapin The Coast 2010.

oh, and Drop Jaw Magazine really seemed to like it!















but thats not the end..
more to come!
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Re: 97 civic 4 door build

Post by austink on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:16 am

Want me to post the final painted pictures?
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Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:45 pm

im going to post the progress pics of the final paint job. then you can.
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Post by austink on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:52 pm

Oh ok gotcha man
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Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:16 pm

ok, so the chalkboard car was pretty cool, but eventually it was time for a real paint job.

and let me start out by saying that chalkboard paint wasn't made to come off... EVER..

what should have taken about a week ended up taking us over a month. we started with the door jams because thats usually the hard part. they turned out perfect! my sister and austin picked out the color.








shortly after that we started sanding on the car, and after about 3 hours of wasting sandpaper on the hood we decided to use paint stripper.


























































by this time we are a good 3 and a half weeks into this, but finally it was time for color!





more to come. photobucket is being gay again.
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Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:28 pm



































and ill let austin post the pictures of the final outcome.
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Post by Rblevins on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:00 pm

Wow Im extremely impressed somebody can sling some paint for sure! looks killer for a garage job man
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Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:45 pm

thanks! i guess austin is at work. so ill post up one of the pics he took.




im sure he will post some more later.
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Post by Rblevins on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:38 am

Oh my that thing is nasty!
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Post by austink on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:50 am

dude I posted these while I was at school on my iPad guess it didn't work, my bad! Love this car as much as I love flat broke motorwerks


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Post by JDMwannabee on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:33 am

lovem....
great pics man. and its all good. i figured you were just busy.

BTW. im doing a photoshoot on the beach at 7 in the morning.. feel free to come down and help out. lol.
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Post by austink on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:51 pm

ha bastard, I wished I could...oh btw, I'll be down next weekend on the 9th. Oh and I start my photography class today, muahahahahaha
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Post by that300zguy on Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:18 pm

damn dude that looks really good!
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Post by austink on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:22 pm

Yes I'm so glad she went through with it...I love this little car and its even better that a chick drives it, perfect daily driver...
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Post by JDMwannabee on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:03 pm

you need to tell her to wash the poor thing.. lol its been washed three times since its been painted. poor car. i tell her that all the time and she won't listen to me.
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Post by austink on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:34 pm

you need to tell her to just sell it to me..I'll buy it while I'm down there the 14t-18th

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Post by unii on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:40 am

i'll be the first to say tits or gtfo.....









































































paint looks great
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Post by austink on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:54 pm

dude its his little sister...
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Re: 97 civic 4 door build

Post by thetastelingers on Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Dunno how I missed this thread.
Cool as shit for a girl to be interested in cars and doing work herself on it.
then again....maybe not that interested if she isn't washing it and letting the good show.

LOL@ tits comment.
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Re: 97 civic 4 door build

Post by austink on Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:10 pm

Ha well she has been busy the past few months I know with her new job, finishing school, planning a wedding and all that.
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Re: 97 civic 4 door build

Post by JDMwannabee on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:18 am

unii wrote:i'll be the first to say tits or gtfo.....




paint looks great

Evil or Very Mad

and thanks austin. yeah. she is pretty busy, and ill tell her to think of a price. but you should make her an offer.. she honestly doesn't know what to ask for it..
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Post by unii on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:52 am

lol just trollin haha
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