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Old 08-04-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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I used to have a build thread for my old car on Honda-Tech when I bought a $300 Integra shell as a 16 year old and basically rebuilt the car from the ground up, including building a motor, repainting the whole car and redoing everything suspension related. I didn't really want to make a build thread for my S2000 because I felt like it would be boring since no major "building" would be happening, but it's the internet and I'm bored.

Said thread: http://honda-tech.com/appearance-bui...build-2701586/


Lets start with my old car, a 1995 Integra, a little before and after.

late-2009


mid-2011



And so we begin with my S2000, this was the first day I owned it in 2011 as an 18 year old with a shit-eating grin my face.


S2k
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Since I didn't have to spend so much money on a motor/body/paint, I could go straight to slowly adding parts to my car to make it my own.

I started by getting a set of Tein springs, an AP1 front lip and a AP1 trunk spoiler.





Cullen Gardens
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This brings us to somewhere in 2012 when I wanted to get a set of wheels. Naturally I settled for some used Volks with brand new Star Specs in the standard sizing. I was never a fan of replica wheels and I knew finding wheels that would fit properly without having to roll my fenders would be difficult.


Static Shot
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Rolling Shot
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Driveway
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Then came the itch for a hardtop, found one for a good price except it was yellow and wrapped in carbon fiber. Funny how I paid less because it was wrapped in CF, not more. But that's a different issue, LOL.


Fall
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I grabbed a used HKS dual during winter storage in 2012/2013 and tossed that on. Thank God for heated garages. Yes, I'm aware the way I had the car raised is unsafe.







In the spring I had the hardtop painted to match my car, and this is pretty much how my car looks for the whole of 2013. I basically just spent my time enjoying the car and going through sets of tires.


Sunset
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S2000
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Until the end of 2013 when the ricer in me came out, and I did this.


Because Racecar
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I then wanted to repaint my wheels, so I had them sent out to be powedercoated and this was the result.


CE28n
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CE28n
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Which brings us to 2014 and the current state that the car is in, constantly dabbling with having the hardtop on or off the car.


TopDown
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Roadside
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est00k
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And that's a wrap, folks! Lets see where this thread takes us.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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I love how more of these threads are popping up! Looks great, keep it up
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Nice like the s2000. Good Job on the teggy
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Nice and simple
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I need your lip man!
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Nice! About the hard top, as it's a summer car, sell it and use the funds for a super charger
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Love it. Ive been contemplating going back to more simple setup and this isnt helping
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Keep the hardtop, put in in storage when not in use.
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Thanks a lot guys!

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I need your lip man!
Come get it.

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Nice! About the hard top, as it's a summer car, sell it and use the funds for a super charger
Nah, don't need a supercharger. Would rather put the 3k towards a house.

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Love it. Ive been contemplating going back to more simple setup and this isnt helping
Thanks man! Means a lot coming from you.
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Simple is best with these cars. Buy a few well though quality mods and then just drive it.
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