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    Regular Member Builds.the.Fire's Avatar
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    1st Gen Re-imagining...

    Some of you may know, I bought a 1st gen on Ebay a few months back for a mere $60. I still have the car, though we've stripped it down, and I now have what amounts to a shell. I had intended to send it to it's grave, but have recently toyed with the idea of swapping it's motor and building a 1g no one has ever seen before... It's a challenge, but in the spirit of what the 1G was intended to be at it's introduction, Honda's response to the Pony cars of the time, I was thinking a V6 swap would be rather interesting.

    Definitely a lot of work, but my question is not if it can be done, but HOW would one go about this??

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    Silver Member Phatlude's Avatar
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    Pick an engine and drive train then make custom mounts to fit it then go from there.

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    Regular Member Builds.the.Fire's Avatar
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    I do actually have access to a large, 2 car garage, long term. So it's entirely possible that i can make this happen. It'll be work, but lets face it, any build is work. I'd like it to be as DIY as possible... The more i look at this shell, the more I see a rather tough Prelude....

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    Silver Member Phatlude's Avatar
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    RWD F20c conversion would be my option. Remove the fuel tank and build a fuel cell a bit higher so u can fit the driveshaft through. Make custom engine mounts. Cut the fire wall and build a tunel through for the gearbox. then u should be well on ur way. Ull have to get the rear axles custom made im guessing. Prob from the driveshaft shop. Then wire it and bam. Ur done. Sorta. lol.

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    Silver Member Kozman91's Avatar
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    I think I need some pics of this 1st gen to get the imagination going, you know what to do.

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    Regular Member Builds.the.Fire's Avatar
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    Silver Member Kozman91's Avatar
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    Awesome!! I see potential

    Is there any major rust build up?

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    I agree owen - something different and i'd love to come up and visit one day and see it...
    I will think up some things and get back to you.

    Zaahir
    83 JDM AB prelude

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    Do eeeeeet

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