RoboTrons Ride/Build Thread

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    RoboTrons Ride/Build Thread

    Post  RoboTron on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:06 pm

    I Bought my Prelude Senior year 2006. I started off with a 1993 prelude H23 With a Auto transmission. within the first year of owning it i dropped out the h23 for a jdm h22a with automatic transmission. About a month into that the Auto trans started slipping. So out with the Auto and in with the standard. Swapped in a H23 5 Speed transmission. After that i had a pretty good run with the car it was more of a weekend cruiser. Then one day i let my brother borrow the car, it was returned to me with a warped crank and destroyed key way. Sad ouch

    Then I ran into financial issues and was forced to sell my evo, making me need to fix my prelude for a daily driver. So I ordered my second H22 from Hmotors online. I decided to paint my engine bay and try my hardest to get the car in the best shape i could on my budget. Dropped the new h22 in and painted the bay, replaced pretty much everything but the abs. things were looking good.

    Had the car on the road only 6 months as my daily driver then i broke 16 teeth off the timing belt bending 6 valves. At this point i was up in the air about it almost sold this car several times, ending up buying a mustang a car i always hated on more then anyone but it seems a lot more car to handle my driving. So far it has been very good to me. The prelude sat in my yard for 7 months and it was to hard to bare watching start potential just rusting away again!


    So I came to my senses and realized i have way to much heart and time invested in this car and fixed it again. had the head machined did the timing belt, water pump, tensioner and valves.

    Since then i have been hitting the streets hard in the prelude representing for lude owners everywhere. I may not have the best looking lude, but i am a die hard luder at heart and will continue to hold it down


    Here is a photo timeline of the car before i break it down for my second h22 swap into the car.









    personally i don't think it was that rice other then my redonkulas gauges and invader hood, i still kept it clean and my body lines were smooth. my bumper looks good i think, and is made of high quality poly, it is not a kit. Wings West Big mouth anyone who has been in the game knows its quality even if its not there taste.-___- lol



    getting some paint and body work






    right after i got it painted at Blinns AutoBody in Plaistow



























    trip to kinetic for the white lude aboves dyno run



    shoguns in primer before i painted them, kinda liked the color






    Now this is where my Second Swap starts, after i sold my evo i started working on the prelude for a couple months straight. car was neglected for awhile and was sitting at my brothers..



























    new H22 shows up






































































    only 4th gen i have seen with 2 engine mount holes, it was a big pain to deal with when putting in the mounts.

















    on its way to kinetic after the swap to make sure everything checks out.




    picked the car up from kinetic on december 20th my birthday! best gift i could ask for




    still in winter mode being december and all, heres some shots with my brothers evo. i got a championship white hood since i sold the invader i needed something till i could find a oem hood

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    launching the sled, i have fun in the snow:)

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    got a oem cf hood after winter



    and After winter i finally painted my classic enkei shoguns black











    then i sold the enkei shoguns after rocking them over 8 years


    ended up blowing the packing out of my exhaust so i picked up a new tip, megan dual 3 inch tips. i like it



    here is pics of the timing belt i lost all the teeth on.







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    Re: RoboTrons Ride/Build Thread

    Post  RoboTron on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:15 pm

    Current Set up Consists of:


    Engine/Trans/Exhaust:

    - JDM H22A (2nd H22 swap converted from h23a)
    - H23 5 speed trans (converted 5spd from auto)
    - Innovative Motor Mounts
    - Cold Air Intake
    - 4-2-1 Header
    - 2.5 piping
    - Hollowed Cat
    - Meagan Racing Exhaust 3'
    - Mishimoto Slim Fan on Switch

    Interior/Audio:

    - A/M Steering Wheel
    - Digital Tachometer
    - Alpine Head unit
    - Infinity Speakers


    Exterior:

    - Wings West Big Mouth Front Bumper
    - Mesh Grille Inserts
    - Shaved front emblem
    - Seibon carbon fiber hood
    - LED 96 rear spoiler
    - Depo black-housed headlights
    - Accord 3 piece rear Lip


    Suspension/Wheels:

    - 15 inch XXR 501s gunmetal
    - Acura CL Factory Wheels
    - Tein Basic coilovers
    - Sway Bar (Strut tower)


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    FUTURE PLANS:

    ENGINE:

    (done)- NEW H22A FROM HMO
    (done)- PAINT ENGINE BAY
    (done)- NEW RADIATOR
    (done)- EXHAUST

    INTERIOR:

    - STEERING WHEEL
    - CENTER CONSOLE
    - EL CLUSTER

    EXTERIOR:

    (done)- OEM HOOD
    (done)- RIMS
    - OEM FRONT BUMPER
    - TYPE R FRONT LIP
    - REAR MUD FLAPS


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    Post  RoboTron on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:22 pm

    now i just recently purchased some sportmaxx 501s that i plan on refinishing in the spring. heres some shots on the car.



















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    Post  showdown on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:35 am

    love the current set-up. keep up the good work!


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    Post  Paul_DaTuner24 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:41 am

    love how the wheels sit nice setup bro


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    Post  RoboTron on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:30 pm

    thanks guys, still have a long way to go with this car. i will never be done.


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    Post  stainless97 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:56 pm

    This car looks really good, keep it up

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    Post  PeteyFresh_JDM23 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:32 pm

    really good work man mad clean bay now.. keep us posted!
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    Post  RoboTron on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:35 pm

    thanks again cant wait till i can give the car a legit detail and get some real pictures, also am setting up a shoot with the only other black lude on here soon.


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    Post  RoboTron on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:35 am



    quick little photoshop i did, i am really rusty. this was about 2 minutes but i use to be alot better at in short times... oh well i need a new computer and will be getting back into it hopefully from being on the forum.


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    Post  RoboTron on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 pm



    recent pic just chillin at work.


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    Post  RoboTron on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:08 am

    more recent pics











    back to rocking the CL wheels while i refinish the Sportmaxx's





    got some Acura CL stockies















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    Post  SupaDoopa on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:11 am

    Maybe I missed it somewhere. Any plans on going to OEM front end?


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    Post  Mersh on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:38 pm

    For some reason I feel like the 501s compliment the front bumper. On any other wheels, it just doesn't look right to me.


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    Post  RoboTron on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:08 pm

    haha yes you did but its a lot to take in, here is the list of future plans i had above.


    FUTURE PLANS:

    ENGINE:

    (done)- NEW H22A FROM HMO
    (done)- PAINT ENGINE BAY
    (done)- NEW RADIATOR
    (done)- EXHAUST

    INTERIOR:

    - STEERING WHEEL
    - CENTER CONSOLE
    - EL CLUSTER

    EXTERIOR:

    (done)- OEM HOOD
    (done)- RIMS
    - OEM FRONT BUMPER
    - TYPE R FRONT LIP
    - REAR MUD FLAPS


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    Post  RoboTron on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:10 pm

    thanks, the front end was the **** in the 90s for most cars, its a Wings West Big mouth made of poly just like a oem bumper so its quality but dated now. i am ready to return to the factory front end. i rocked this long enough and unless i have a huge front mount behind it, i feel its a waste to keep it now lol.

    for example though so you can see my words are true!





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    Post  SQ is the SQUAD on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:40 am

    the double hole in the mount bracket is usually how people do auto to standard conversions. are you sure someone dident try to convert it before you?


    this is when i did mine. you can see where i started the top hole, that's where it should of been, like on yours. but i dropped down and made it lower. welded in the old hole. i cleand up the welds and painted it later.

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    Post  RoboTron on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:15 pm

    i had the car converted to standard so i guess that explains it then, thanks for the input never even thought of that.





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