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  • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
    here are the pics. Big thanks to CrazytalkSVT for doing the blast work for me (if you ever need something blasted hes your guy)
    Saw it up there at his place while I was picking up some wheels and those other misc parts I had him blast. Looked purdy
    2009 Honda...

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    • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
      So are you refering to the solid aluminum housing of the transmission... or the already rusting steel shift tower with the failing factory coating

      Shift tower base was covered, top half was blasted clean of rust, surface was cleaned/degreased, and then painted accordingly... would you expect anything less

      I was referring to the coating on the bolts and axle seals, but then again, your in a salty frozen hell, so the factory coating was probably long gone anyway. sometimes I forget most of these cars are rusted beyond belief to begin with.

      I usually try to paint all my hardware separately so it's coated on all sides.

      not trying to be critical though, your build is awesome. I was originally just wondering about hardware....
      Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
      Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

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      • I got ya. I had no idea you were referring to the hardware. I'll most likely powder coat them or get stainless or zinc coated hardware down the road. However this car will never see snow/salt again (it hasn't since 2006). Well maybe some sea salt if I take it down to the coast sometime
        -Mike
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        • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
          I got ya. I had no idea you were referring to the hardware. I'll most likely powder coat them or get stainless or zinc coated hardware down the road. However this car will never see snow/salt again (it hasn't since 2006). Well maybe some sea salt if I take it down to the coast sometime
          yeah, everything else looks awesome, I was just wondering about all the hardware. you should get stainless and toss transparent blue clear over it. because show car....
          Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
          Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

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          • Holy hell... you guys have to see my car now. The paint work we finished today... Fan-flippin-tastic. This car is going to POP in the sun. I'll get pics tomorrow if the weather is nice.

            So we found out why the paint didn't turn out as well as we had hoped the first time. So we took each qt can of paint and shook the damn things for about 5min each and then used a paint stick to mix it up once we opened it... seems all fine and dandy right? WRONG. After talking with a ex-prof. painter at work who swears by HOK products he had no idea why we had problems. So he came over the other day to look over my prep work and to check out the new paint. Turns out we had to use a flippin screw driver to scrap the bottom of the qt cans to free up all of the metallic flake and the bottom of the can... I mean there was like 1/2" of this stuff, which basically provided all the substance to the paint. So the first time we painted the car it was pretty much blue tinted clear. No wonder if covered like crap. So not only that it didn't have any where near the pearl metallic flake it should have had in it either. After painting the car today night and day difference! I mean wow I'm so pumped to get this car back on the road. My mouth just about dropped when we got the base coat on the car. It was like blue anodizing all over the car. We mixed up two qt's of paint at 50% reduction... had one qt left over. To think we burnt through 3 1/2 qt's the last time what a waste of time and money... oh well I guess it was a lesson learned... you can damn well bet I'll never forget to shake, scrape, and then stir HOK paint in the future. They should put that detail in the dang spec sheet. Simply unbelievable.
            Last edited by CSVT#49; 08-28-2011, 10:59 PM.
            -Mike
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            • ya, metallics and highsolids paints like to do that, one trick we use when we ship a can of mettallic after its been sitting a while is to ship it upside down, this usually loosens the grip it has on the bottom making it easier to stir up when the customer recieves it.

              glad to hear it turned outlike you wanted,if not better, cant wait to see pics.

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              • Did not get a chance to take pics today as I helped out my uncle in law replace the front brakes on a 01 Galant he bought for his daugther... anyway here are some cell pics I took the other day after we got it in the garage...






                -Mike
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                • Looks Bluetiful :P
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                  • Just a quick update:

                    Started to reassemble what is sitting in the car to clean up all the space. Sand blasted off my door & hood hinges I plan to paint all of the misc. stuff laying around myself later this week. I sourced an old style shift tower from Beans to send to TH to have it keyed so I'll have piece of mind with that as well. So I've decided to ship the whole trans out to TH this weekend (don't really have the time to build it myself) if I get the tower in time, which means there is a slim chance that this car may be at least running and driving by the end of Nov. I'm going to start working on simplifying the wiring harnesses and tucking them around the engine bay for a cleaner install once the inside of the car is cleaned out.
                    -Mike
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                    • A package arrived for me a few days ago... and PRT delivers ;)

                      So these will be going in as soon as I get around to dropping my rear subframe to box it in.

                      -Mike
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                      • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
                        A package arrived for me a few days ago... and PRT delivers ;)

                        So these will be going in as soon as I get around to dropping my rear subframe to box it in.


                        How much did that run you?

                        I like the idea of off the shelf bolt on awesomness. doesnt jost also offer a complete rear subframe to go with those?
                        Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
                        Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

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                        • Originally posted by KAOS_3.0 View Post
                          How much did that run you?

                          I like the idea of off the shelf bolt on awesomness. doesnt jost also offer a complete rear subframe to go with those?
                          Contact Pole120 for pricing. I'm not aware of any subframe that he would offer. He boxed his subframe in with plate steel and welding... maybe that is what your thinking of?
                          -Mike
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                          • The only subframes I remember being offered for our platform was the ATI rear subframe.There was a group buy a long time ago for them. It had beefed up mounting points for the swaybar. If you can't find one of them. Search for a thread showing you how to box in your stock rear subframe.

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                            • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
                              I'm not aware of any subframe that he would offer. He boxed his subframe in with plate steel and welding... maybe that is what your thinking of?

                              doesn't BAT still offer a "beefed up" subframe?
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                              • Originally posted by cetroutt View Post
                                doesn't BAT still offer a "beefed up" subframe?
                                BAT was selling the ATI subframe. Pretty sure it's out of stock now, but don't quote me.
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