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View Poll Results: Should I make a rat rod out of my turd Honda or fix it up.
Rat Rods are what cool, and besides, everything Nuggets owns looks like a rat rod. 41 38.68%
For the love of God, put some effort into this project and fix it up. 46 43.40%
I'm a closed minded a-hole who will make nasty comments because I'm jealous. 19 17.92%
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Old August 25th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #181
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Are you making an escape hatch out the back? By the looks of it, it will be very difficult to use the doors.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #182
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im a small dude and even i think id have trouble getting into this car Keep up the good work.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #183
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I realized how small it was my friends junkyard had one sitting on 4 steel 55 gallon drums.

just looks like its going to get complicated.cant wait to see the finished product
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #184
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Looks great! Can't wait to see this thing all put together.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #185
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I cut the entire floor out of the car.



Oh shit, hover Honda.



Not really



I have the body sitting on the frame but I didn't get any good pictures. I will take some tomorrow when it's light out.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #186
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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #187
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Need a shot through the side window

That thing is going to be scary
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Old August 27th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #188
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this thing is so bad ass
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Old August 27th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #189
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Reminds me of this....
(skip forward to 3:20)

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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #190
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That car is not an AZ600 like my car. That is a first generation Civic.

The AN600 (sedan) and AZ600 (coupe) were sold in Honda motorcycle dealerships. I can't imagine anybody in their right mind buying one of these cars in the early 1970s.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #191
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get the motor in and the slicks on the back........ or is the motor in?
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #192
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get the motor in and the slicks on the back........ or is the motor in?
Motor is in it. I'll get some pictures.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #193
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Motor is in it. I'll get some pictures.
sweet!you sir are the man wish you where closer so i could learn some new tricks.

This project tops my 97 2 door civic,chevy smallblock on s-10 frame i have been planning......my downfall is civic has to die before starting project.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #194
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Ok, I have entered the next phase of this project: Rust.

I have alot of work to do to make this car structurally sound let alone look good. These cars were cheap pieces of shit back in their day so it's a miracle I have anything left of the car to put in my shop. I have some rust in hard to reach areas but on the positive side, the car is solid in critical areas like the door supports and the windshield pillars. even the bottoms of the doors look good.


I have to rebuild the rocker panels on both sides. I'm striking out for replacements so I may have to find something close and make it work.





I took the fenders off so I could repair the inner fender and supports. Baaaad rust in this area. It doesn't look like it on the outside but the inner area is toasted. I will be buying at least one fender, I may be able to salvage the other one.



Right side inner fender; rusted inside and out. I plan on cutting out all of the original wheel wells and just leaving it open. I will be cutting out all of the rust on the inner fender support and re-enforcing it so it does not flex. I will also be building supports on the front of the fram to support the front area of the fenders and it will also act as a support for the radiator.



Somebody was bugging me for engine pictures. This is the first motor I'm going to use. Its a good running 350 TBI that I'm just going to cam up and carb for now. I have another motor that I'd like to build and turbo but that will have to wait until I find steady employment. Note: I'm aware that the body is not centered on the frame. I just have everything held in place temporarily while I fix the rust, once the rot is gone and I have some good sheet metal to work with, I will be building the permanent body mounts.







And lastly, my poor little weiner dog after it was attacked by my daughters. They put a pink blanky and a Dora pillow near the pooch while it was sleeping.


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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #195
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Oh shit, hover Honda.



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I Loled....Then I Went "Oh...".

Keep up the Awesome work. I like it.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #196
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I've been working on a few other things so I've taken a bit of time off from the Honda. I have some sheet metal for the repairs but I don't have a very good way to cut it. My plasma cutter took a dump so I'm kinda hosed right now.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #197
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #198
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Nuggets, thank you for doing THAT!!!!
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Old September 16th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #199
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i have been following this build for a long time and all i have to say is you are a mad man keep up the good work cant wait to see the final product
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #200
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Welding on this thing is like trying to weld tissue paper. To say the car is rusty is an understatement. Luckily, I'm not really trying to make a show quality car because my body work is not that great.
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