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 Post subject: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:47 am 
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I've posted this on 3geez but I figured I would share this in here as well :) Nothing extreme, just a quick shave, tuck and respray.

Fiberglassed the unneded holes (I can't weld :( )
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Bondoed over :mrgreen:
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Strut towers as well :tu:
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And yes, I'm doing this with the engine in. I have no tools to get pull the engine out, so...
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Took the battery tray off. My initial plan is to relocate the battery in the trunk, but then I realized that the cables are expensive so the battery is staying in the bay :p I'm totally broke when I'm doing this and so far I've spent like US$100 for the supplies. The most expensive part would be the slim fan haha.
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I have to :p
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Sanded
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That SOAB booster is a PITA to get off with the dash still in the car ><
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Made a hole for the harness to go through from the body to the bay :tu:
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Stock grommet!
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Some random battery tray I found at the parts store. Its made of plastic instead and it bolts up.
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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:52 am 
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The slim fan :tu:
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Too small though :tu: I ended up using this as the pusher fan mounted in front of my AC condenser and saving my money for a bigger puller fan for the radiator :lol:
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Wiring fun :mrgreen:
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Replaced 90% of the wires with the new stuffs since the old one is corroded pretty bad.

Buncha relays for:
1) Power windows
2) AC blower
3) Starter solenoid
4) Headlamps
5) High beams
6) Fogs
7) Horns

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:mrgreen:

Wellll theres more for my AC compressor and my fans :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:54 am 
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And now for the painting stage. No pics because the final color is a surprise, I have yet to reveal the color even on 3geez. Only few people know about the color sooo yeah :mrgreen:

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Sorry guys :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:19 am 
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man that is lookin sweet. there is nothing better than a clean engine bay. hopefully i can join the club one day! cant wait for the suprise color. will the whole car be painted that color or just the bay?


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:38 am 
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lookin good man! :)


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Teaser
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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:16 am 

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welcome, finally decided to pop from honda-tech? great seeing u here

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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:23 am 
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I've been here and pretty much every other classic Honda forums for a lot longer than you think. I've been a lurker here for a while then I finally decided to register last year.


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:53 am 
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Teaser #2
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So close..


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:39 am 
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Oh, man! Electric purple! I can't wait to see this...

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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:55 am 
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For the Record! I LOVE THIS CAR!


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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:47 am 
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Aha thanks but heres another teaser. *hint hint*

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 Post subject: Re: My engine bay shave and tuck on my 81 Accord
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:11 am 

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Am I on crack or is the battery tray removable without doing any cutting? Is it just bolted in? How have I not noticed this? I only have 2 rust spots on my Accord, and that wretched tray is one of them....


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