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#1 l_jonez

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:02 PM

After many months/years reserching and saving up we've finaly started our B16a2 vtec build. We are building our own frame and will be keeping the front as it is

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a 1988 city which we reshelled a couple of years back into a new BMH shell

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The civic

93 civic vti

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Our frame & jig

started on theses today made a jig which uses the normal subframe mounting points. After a couple of hours we had the jig pritty much finished, just needs fome legs welded onto it to obtain the correct height.
once the jig was done we weldded in a brace across the towers and then set about removing the tie rod brackets so that they can be re used.

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will try update with any progrress as oftern as posible, will also be putting my pics here http://s252.photobuc...1/lrjonez/vtec/

all comments & veiws welcome

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:39 PM

good luck :( nice car ;)

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:58 PM

i guess working on a brand (relitivly) new shell its quite cool because everything is clean yet daunting at the same time because its all new!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

Lovely subframe you've got there, I wonder what fantastic person let you have it off their gorgeous car? :( And I better be taken for a spin when this is finished! (Don't panic though I wouldn't dream of driving it myself - too terrified incase I break anything!)

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:59 PM

Lovely subframe you've got there, I wonder what fantastic person let you have it off their gorgeous car? :( And I better be taken for a spin when this is finished! (Don't panic though I wouldn't dream of driving it myself - too terrified incase I break anything!)



ummmmmmmm yeah, ummmm can i borrow your old subframe?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:16 PM

ummmmmmmmmmmm no, i want it back right now, this second!!! .................. oh all right then you can have it, but don't say i never do anything for you! And I want my name written on the one that's coming off that car, tis mine now mwahahahahahahaha


Sorry got a tad carried away there :( still want my name written on it though ;) infact I want it engraved, in blood.... ok blood may be a tad far again but ah well what you gonna do?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:22 PM

ummmmmmmmmmmm no, i want it back right now, this second!!! .................. oh all right then you can have it, but don't say i never do anything for you! And I want my name written on the one that's coming off that car, tis mine now mwahahahahahahaha


Sorry got a tad carried away there :( still want my name written on it though ;) infact I want it engraved, in blood.... ok blood may be a tad far again but ah well what you gonna do?



ok i'll paint your name on it as soon as it comes off but not before

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:23 PM

Paint? PAINT????? I want it engraved in blood man!!!!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:31 PM

tipex is the best i can offer

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:37 PM

I will take your offer, as long as you colour the tippex red :(

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:37 PM

done

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:38 PM

;) ooooohhhhhh yeaaaaaahhhhh :(

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:09 PM

the frame is now coming along nicely a few rethinks have happened but we've decided on a final design.

on the other front the loom has been removed and reduced from

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still a few wires to sort but its pritty much done :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:36 PM

this is cool :nuke:

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:14 PM

With regards to keeping it standard length, what are you doing with the inlet manifold? Are you putting a box into the bulkhead or shortening the manifold itself?

Which exhaust manifold are you going for or are you willing to make/shell out for a bespoke one?

And what are you doing with the alternator??




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