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Hi y'all, my name is Kevin and I'm in Afghanistan at the moment but I'm stationed in Anchorage, AK. In a few months I will be back in Phoenix, AZ which is where the build will be taking place. I had been looking for a clean CRX with devotion for at least 2 and a half years. About a couple months ago I finally found one! It is a '91 Dx in excellent condition with only a few issues. Right now it has a cracked windshield, bad brake booster, faded paint and trim, and bad trunk dampers. Not only was it within my price range at $2900, but it is also well within my mechanical abilities. Ok, the build plan is to make a CRX Type R with either a B18C or a K20A. I've been collecting info on both motors for the better part of 3 years. I would really like to get the K20A but we will have to see what happens because I'm not quite sure if I can keep the a/c which will be the deciding factor. Most likely it will be the B18C because the car already has a B16A so all I really have to do is buy the hydro conversion and s300 with wiring to get it in there. Plus, I'm going for the stock look so naturally it would look better. Here is what I have so far:

'91 CRX Dx w/ B16A w/ HASPort mount setup- rear disc convo already done
JDM front end color matching w/ JDM foglights
JDM full rear seat conversion and full rear interior w/ cargo cover
EDM LHD power window setup w/ door cards
JDM OEM ITR non SRS MOMO steering wheel
Progress B-swap springs(will be replacing the GC ones on the car)
Koni Yellows w/ Ground Control Springs already on the car
UKDM '91 VT gauge cluster
Progress sway bars
ES Hyperflex system
Quadconversions tail lights(probably not going on the car)

Parts I'm planning on getting:

JDM B18C Type R at the moment
Recaro Speed front seats w/ custom brackets
ITR shift knob and boot- already purchased
EK armrest
Buddy Club 15" SF or 15" JDM ITR replicas in white with Falken rubber
Championship White paint and custom interior done in Type R style
Spoon goodies(drain plugs, thermo switch, rad cap, and possibly a throttle body)- already purchased
VIS cf hood JDM
CF lip JDM
possibly a Fluidyne radiator
SS brake lines
OEM SIR intake

pics coming soon! :)
 

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Thank you for the support. It looks as if the B18C will be the one going in because it will allow me to get all the goodies I want and I could have it done within the month that I'm in AZ. The K might take me too much time even if I dedicate the majority of the trip to it. I heard about that guy but I really want to know what it will take to make everything fit and work, plus you have to have A/C in the valley, the down sixty method just doesn't cut it, lol.
 

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jfrolang said:
Just don't buy Hasport hydro conversion mounts.
Why do you say that? At the moment it has the cable mounts for the B16A on it from HASPort. I was only going to buy the Hydro conversion bracket, or are you saying that I should convert the whole system to hydraulic? If so which system do you recommend?
 

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I'd like to know this as well.
I thought hasport was supposed to be top shelf gear?[/quote]

That was the impression I had also, I got the car off of one of the guys that works there and it has everything but that mount on it already. I will look into this though, thank you.

Is there anyone on here that is from Phoenix and would know a good shop that could make me custom A/C lines were I to go with the K swap?
 

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Yeah, I believe mine cost me 800 with all lug nuts and shipping. I will probably go with Buddy Club SF's again but will go with 15X6.5 +42 in white, or there's a guy on I believe HT that's selling the '96 ITR 15X6.5 replicas with center caps for a really good price. He said he'll be back in stock next month, so we will see. I've thought about buying both sets b/c I plan on buying another crx when I get back to AK to drive around for a while before I build that too, lol.
 

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Ok, almost paid off most of the parts! All that's left are the vtec tail lights, rims & tires, alignment kit, and the motor itself. Pics will be posted when I get them!
 

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Hey everyone, I just got back from afghanstan recently. Here's how the car looked when I picked it up:


Here's the car next to all the crates of stuff I ordered:

The JDM front ready to go on:

Pics during the install:



Finished product:


Today I gutted the rear so the brackets can be welded in for the rear seats to be installed tomorrow night. Here's what it looks like now:


I will update with more pics as I go, hope you enjoy.
 

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Thanks, I got it in that color, I'm going to paint it champ white when I do. Oddly enough, all the parts I ordered from Steve at HMO came from the same car, a maroon JDM DX.
 

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Hey y'all, its been a while since I've posted on here, but I was curious about what T bracket makes the JDM hood fit perfectly without modifying the hood latch? I got mine to work but I want it to look and work like its supposed to.
 
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