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the rebuild of 1384


yubh8tn
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1384/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249440 posted 08/11/20 02:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey guys, long time no see. I'm starting this thread to be in the general section rather than newbies section.

In December, my timing slipped and bent all of my intake valves, and life plus the fact that I'm completely broke stopped me from fixing her up. Well... until now, that is.

In the past couple months I've completely stripped the front end and have started rebuilding everything. I'm aiming for a "reliable" 400 hp, so I may overbuild a bit to hopefully keep'er as bulletproof as possible.


Here's how she looked after pulling the head
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Yes, that catch can is an upside down water bottle with bungs welded on.


Here's how she looked after I decided I needed to redo everything, which was probably a giant mistake on my part but OH WELL TOO LATE


At that point I realized that the engine bay paint had definitely seen better days, and instead of cleaning it up and touching up scratches, I decided to paint it all black. I didn't know what I was doing and definitely could have done a better job of prepping and painting but it doesn't look too bad and could be worse for sure.



Sanded (too much)




Primed





First layers of paint





Now






After all that, I decided the subframe and steering needed some freshening up. I don't have before pictures but here's the after of the subframe. I need to tear it down again though to get the rack in.


Energy bushings!! Yay!!

I also have these goodies


Gotta get all that installed plus my supposedly pink sway bar and then the subframe is done! We're just waiting on the engine to get back from the shop so I can get everything ordered. Hopefully she'll be running soon!



Belize Green 1384/2000
1998 Integra


Edited by yubh8tn (08/11/20 03:01 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249446 posted 08/11/20 07:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249448 posted 08/11/20 08:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hell yeah, everything seems to be coming along nicely.



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Gvr4-330
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249463 posted 08/11/20 11:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What did you use to refinish the subframe? Looks really good.



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1991 VR-4 #1061/2000 - SOLD

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yubh8tn
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249464 posted 08/12/20 01:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Gvr4-330:

What did you use to refinish the subframe? Looks really good.




Rustoleum. Self etching primer, semi gloss black, and then clearcoat. I used a lot of layers as I question its durability, but I left as much of the original powdercoating as I could for a bit more protection.

We'll see how it holds up



Belize Green 1384/2000
1998 Integra


Edited by yubh8tn (08/12/20 01:22 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1249465 posted 08/12/20 08:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks. I need to redo my subframe and was debating spending ~350 to have it sandblasted and powdercoated or just doing it what you did. It looks good.



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1991 VR-4 #1061/2000 - SOLD

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