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Project R - Redux - from 2014 to 2018: EXTERIOR

Komisiripala

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a few changes on the exterior were made. the most notable of which was the front fender. initially i was under the impression that the center grille and the bumper were two seperate pieces. they were not. its one large plastic mould.

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and my front grille was unceremoniously removed by a previous bodywork specialist and replaced with chicken mesh, which i have documented removing very early on in 2013.

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i had to make an impromptu crucifix grille in the meantime but i was NOT happy with the looks of that at all. 

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eventually, with great difficulty, i found a nearly mint front bumper and lip from a dismantled ITR coupe, and had it shipped over. my god, the difference...

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^^ the lights too were new. imported from an ITR in the UK, and cleaned before fitting. they look mint. the car looks breathtaking in these streettuner pics. 5a5374e23828e_projectr11wallpaper.thumb.jpg.7297777e05a37efd50aec84ee15e7449.jpg

the fogs had no place with the lip in situ, so they had to go. i didnt' remove the wiring or the switch on the handbrake console, as i had a feeling it'll come in handy someday. 

the other major change was the spoiler. initially i very proudly had a replica of an ITR spoiler made of fiberglass and stuck it on:

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but then, i grew up. and as you get older, understatement makes more sense. it was time to bury the boyracer in me, so i decided to remove the spoiler. it was also very heavy on the bootlid, and as it wasn't OEM and made of FRP, it began to bother me. i was all about having a car with more horses than the mounted police and less fiber than your morning meal, so the fake spoiler had to go. 

it was replaced with a rubber lip, which to me is quite a subtle statement. i lau it !

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a few other small changes were made. i removed all decals except for the ones on the door. and now, it was too cheesy and mainstream to call this a type R. 

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and replaced with this:

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not the clearest shot, but you get the idea. :) 

no other major aesthetic changes were made, but some major plans are afoot. i will elaborate later. 

the side mirrors were repaired as well, as one by one both retracting motors gave out. i bought two dual power civic mirrors and harvested the motors for the fix. they both fold perfectly now. tis these little things that turn me on. 



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