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Hey guys. I joined up yesterday with the rush and I wanted to post my hatch. I know this is a CRX site but I don't own one (I did, I used it for parts because it was way to rotten to salvage). Here we go.

I got her in spring 2004 of my parents for 500$. It was rusting, was automatic, had nothing done to it and it was a 1.5L DPFI STD hatch. Good enough for me. I hated the car. Always broke down, needed a new everything and burned more oil then my prelude haha. So I said screw it, time to tear her down and put a new engine in it, and do a 5 speed swap in summer 2005.

No pictures were taken during the transformation. I didn't know ANYTHING about hondas, or cars in general when I did this. The most work I had ever done before this was swapped my own front end after a small accident (screw you probe). School started up in the fall of 2005, and the project got set back. I brought her back out in spring 2006 and it was almost done the conversion. I was poor, and was missing alot of parts but I was just glad to get my hatch back.

Directed here: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1629105 : for pictures.

At this point, I had done a full under the hood and front end flat black paint, using rubberized undercoating on the frame after taking off all the rust, same with the inner fenders and front peice. I wanted to stop the rusting and maybe squeeze a few more years out of my hatch. I threw in a SOHC ZC because I picked it up for 100$, including Si tranny, shift linkage, mounts, alot more stuff. It ran great. Didn't burn a drop of oil and sitting the way it was took me into a 15.7 on the 1/4 mile. It was a hideous car. Over the summer I worked an awesome job and made alot of extra cash. I went and finished up my interior (full crx dash with black Si interior), I lowered it on H&R race springs and I put on some Si wheels.

It looked like this when I was done: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1734983

I had also fixed the multicoloredness haha.

Then I did a B16 swap, it was awesome. I did a full obd1 conversion using obd2 injectors and dizzy (lower kms parts, easier to find replacements). I swapped the B16 and did the conversion in 3 days, giving me 1 day for trouble shooting. I had some issues with my ECU throwing odd codes like traction control, and vtec oil pressure (JDM ECU shouldn't throw vtec oil pressure, but I doubt I got the right ecu from Teknotiks). It was all good. It gave me no issues until I went to go see Bart in Ohio, and my mount snapped. That's where I learned a valuable lesson. OBD1 engine mounts don't work in OBD0 cars...my B16 hatch was taken from me. I was in school again and had no money to fix it. So it sat...and still does to this day. Infact, next week I'm swapping out the B16 for an LS. I might just fix the B16 and put it back in, or build a crazy GSR...

From that point on I told myself that I wasn't gonna half ass anything anymore. I was very upset with my busted B series that when it came time to do other swaps, I was gonna do my research first. And then I got hired to do my friend H22 accord swap: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1796446 .

Well, that's my story, hope you guys can appreciate a hatch as well.

LudeSRV
 

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ComposiMo said:
Yea, we can definitely appreciate the Hatches... they aren't TOO different from the 'rexes 8)
Yeah, hatches are the pretty much the same except the dash,center console, seats, bumpers, fenders, doors, glass, cornerlights, exhaust, rear hatch, etc.... but other than that, very similar... :lol: :rotflmao:
 

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baker423 said:
ComposiMo said:
Yea, we can definitely appreciate the Hatches... they aren't TOO different from the 'rexes 8)
Yeah, hatches are the pretty much the same except the dash,center console, seats, bumpers, fenders, doors, glass, cornerlights, exhaust, rear hatch, etc.... but other than that, very similar... :lol: :rotflmao:
When there's pics like this, there very similar :lol:
 
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