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I was actually thinking fiber optics would be cool, but didn't know how they'd handle being in vibrations and shit lol. but I will agree, they seem easier than soldering hundred of leds lol
 

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Car looks great in that colour and the headliner is a nice touch! Everything just fits together so nice.
Headliner was "easy" enough to do. You could do yours on the red civic : )

Still pondering the starlight twinkle set up. I think it would be amazing to have blue lights in the headliner that would vibe with my 90's music and the pop punk that I'm still addicted to lol.
 
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Headliner was "easy" enough to do. You could do yours on the red civic : )

Still pondering the starlight twinkle set up. I think it would be amazing to have blue lights in the headliner that would vibe with my 90's music and the pop punk that I'm still addicted to lol.
I actually made use of my old plaid flannel bedsheet and turned it into a headliner for the Civic. I didn't get it as nice as you (I have wrinkles) maybe due to the thickness of the flannel? Not sure.

I think the lights in the head liner would be pretty neat. I have no idea how difficult it would be to do, I assume it would require a ton of patience but sounds like it would be a fun project for you to do!
 

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I actually made use of my old plaid flannel bedsheet and turned it into a headliner for the Civic. I didn't get it as nice as you (I have wrinkles) maybe due to the thickness of the flannel? Not sure.

I think the lights in the head liner would be pretty neat. I have no idea how difficult it would be to do, I assume it would require a ton of patience but sounds like it would be a fun project for you to do!

Pics of said plaid headliner or it didn't happen!
 

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Did get some more work done today. I forgot how much maintenance goes into a newly painted car. Water spots are my enemy lol. Simple rinse and wipe down cured them though.

Finally installed my inner fenders. They've been off of the car since 2016 maybe? Yeah, I never installed them after I painted it the first time. So I put those on today, but sheesh, it cost some sweat, and a lot of blood. Those silly push clips, are straight from the pit of hell. I was trying to re use a few from my parts car. First blood was my hook shaped pick stabbing me in the index finger............might've hit bone.......

Second blood was worse. I shelved the hook shaped pick, and just went with a screwdriver and straight pick. All was going well. Lining up the rear screw holes, somehow managed to stab my forearm with the straight pick. And not like a little, like that dang thing went in an inch or so. So far it got stuck and I had to yank it out. Figured it would bleed all over the place since it hit muscle. But not too bad. Took another break, said to heck with that pick as well, lots of soap and water, rubbing alcohol, and peroxide to make sure I don't get tetnus or blood poisoning or whatever. Anyhow, I got the dang inner fenders in there. Can't you tell.........


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I gave up on reusing those dang clips. The inners are in there though! All tightened up, and feel good that they won't come flapping out under power and rip my fenders up lol. That would suck.
 

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Did get some more work done today. I forgot how much maintenance goes into a newly painted car. Water spots are my enemy lol. Simple rinse and wipe down cured them though.

Finally installed my inner fenders. They've been off of the car since 2016 maybe? Yeah, I never installed them after I painted it the first time. So I put those on today, but sheesh, it cost some sweat, and a lot of blood. Those silly push clips, are straight from the pit of hell. I was trying to re use a few from my parts car. First blood was my hook shaped pick stabbing me in the index finger............might've hit bone.......

Second blood was worse. I shelved the hook shaped pick, and just went with a screwdriver and straight pick. All was going well. Lining up the rear screw holes, somehow managed to stab my forearm with the straight pick. And not like a little, like that dang thing went in an inch or so. So far it got stuck and I had to yank it out. Figured it would bleed all over the place since it hit muscle. But not too bad. Took another break, said to heck with that pick as well, lots of soap and water, rubbing alcohol, and peroxide to make sure I don't get tetnus or blood poisoning or whatever. Anyhow, I got the dang inner fenders in there. Can't you tell.........


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Dude, this thing is MINT
 

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Thanks man, thanks both of you. It's a shiny 20 footer. Would look real good on a race track. As you get closer, the less mint it becomes. But as a fly by on the street or on the track, it does look pretty sweet right now.

Every time I walk by I see a few mistakes I made on the hood, but it is what it is. Hard to see in pics, but I see them cause its mine. Glad I can share it with ya'll. Most around my area are just young and dumb. I was there once upon a time. Heck even the older ones are pretty ignorant to what it takes to do stuff like this with your own car and not pay a shop to do it for you.

Kudos to you all that fix and build your own! Hats off
 

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what's a couple extra holes anyway?...:) maybe use dull blunt tools next time..

at leas t you didn't blood stain the paint..
Truth. I went away for the weekend and literally sat there contemplating life and how I stabbed myself and somehow didn't scratch the paint. It is an enigma to me. One I have no answer for. Either way, glad the new paint didn't suffer and there was no blood spurted all over it.

I'll be taking it to a local friend that sets up track cars to get the alignment worked out this week. He is also a Honda specialist by trade (owns the shop and been doing it since 85, so yes he cut his teeth on the first CR-X's while they were at the dealership). So Honda expert by day and Modified round track racer on the weekend. I figure he can help me balance the weight and get it to go straighter under power. Alignment is still off. She gets a little squirrelly under full power, so its either get the suspension and alignment worked out or dial the power back to compensate, but the chassis should handle the power now. We shall see, once its aligned I'll take it for some spirited driving.
 

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Is something up with your caster setup? Are you running the factory radius rods? If they're aftermarket, were they ever aligned? They're usually the culprit for 'squirelly under power or brakes' feeling.
I do have aftermarket radius rods. Innovate traction bar like this:

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Willing to educate me as to how they should be properly aligned? I'm definitely willing to learn if I did it wrong. New in box but came with zero instructions when I got them.
 
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