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The only reason I primered the whole car was because it had scratches and alot of other stuff. It was also good practice though for using a paint gun. Plus, it was my first time and I didnt really know I didnt have to primer the whole thing. It had alot of dent but unfortanely I dont have pics.


I had pics of the MX3 from last year. The paint was fading and it had some dents. I got alot of compliments on my paint job. The orange peel wasnt really noticable. Teacher and everyone was impressed. Espically since its black.
The stock rims are really dirty, automatic tranny is slipping and I still have to put on the stock spoiler. I am looking into lowering it soon, tint windows and rims.


These set of 18s are going on my MX3 as soon as i lower it. MX3 is going to be pimpin. These rims are dirty right now.

Now, onto my future daily driver car while the MX3 gets engine work done (KLZE/5speed swap)

Early pics of Project CRX






and later pics when even MORE rust was discovered. Last owner thought he could cover it with Bondo... moron :(




Here is when I took off some of the bondo and rust



These pictures are 2 weeks old now. Car is coming along nicely. Soon, within 3 weeks it will be done. Got to take off drivers side fender and both sideskirts... man, those things are going to be hard to take off :(
I hate rust with a passion
Im glad to say that the last owner did something right, he tinted the windows. Other then that, it has a bad CAT, and downpipe isnt even connected

Bought it for $500
its a 88 HF with about 102k miles (my ass, but atleast its a 5speed and works right)

All pics were taken from my CellPhone
btw, the MX3 was dirty. You cant really tell. It looks dark black and shiney after washed.
 

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Who uses 56K anymore? That CRX needs a lot of work. Good luck and please keep posting.
Oh you should see the drivers side fender.
Some parts were just eaten up by rust. So there is a bit of welding I am doing right now aswell as fiberglass

I plan to paint it dark midnight blue
I think i can fix the fender with a bit of welding and fiberglass though. However the fender is really weak. Its going to eat up some of my time

Hopefully by the time I graduate high school (in 2 months) I get my certificate in painting cars that way I can do that and earn alot of bank. I know kids that graduated last year that are earning about $14 a hour.
With that money I can modify both the MX3 and CRX, later buy a WRX STI and possibly a Mustang.

That would be pipen :sick:
 

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yeah if you are in school for auto body you will have your share of bodywork to do throughout your life.. . . . . . dot make excessive work for yourself. . . . That fender is never going to look right.. . . for the amount of work that has to go into it.. . . . . get a different fender. . . . they are cheap and plentiful.. . . i know you might not have allot of money. . . but how much is YOUR TIME worth. ..

Heck even at 5 bux and hour. .. . which is lower than out states min wage. . .. you could get a new fender easier than fixing that one. ..

the rest fo the car is rough as well. . . . .wat worries me. . . .is the shot of the back quarters. . . .with the rust . . .and bondo smeared over it... . . . . is this the repair? is this what you uncovered? was that
" good bondo " that you were going to leave in there. .. .

do it right. . .. . and youll be much happier in the end. ..

Chris
 

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the rest fo the car is rough as well. . . . .wat worries me. . . .is the shot of the back quarters. . . .with the rust . . .and bondo smeared over it... . . . . is this the repair? is this what you uncovered? was that
" good bondo " that you were going to leave in there. .. .

do it right. . .. . and youll be much happier in the end. ..

Chris
The car came with the bondo ontop of the rust... :(
I had to grind off the bondo and grind off the rust..

I dont know how long the car has had the bondo ontop of the rust. I think its been atleast more then a year espically seeing that the bondo had some cracks which let water in and made it rust more.
Otherwise, there wouldnt be so much rust
I will have to take some pics of the repairs I have done to the quater panels.

Damn, I should of taken pics of the right side (passenger) quater panel.
It was rusted so bad that there wasnt anything to grind. I repaired it already and need to do a weld but its ugly tho. and yet again, they tried to cover it with bondo
Ill post pics by Tuesday or Monday
 

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Well since nobody is talking about the MX3...

Do you have the 'ZE yet? My sister has a 93 MX-6 LS V6 (KLDE), which it looks like I'll be parting out soon. I understand the suspension is the same between the MX3 and MX6, and the engine bolts right in! I've been wondering what an MX3 with a nice V6 in it would do, probably like a B16 CRX on steroids (lots more low end torque)! I think those wheels are a little big for the 3... I repainted my sister's car's stock 15s black with a polished lip to mock the old 911 look, and they get compliments. Look for a set of those, they'll look good and keep your ride quality good too. Let me know if you need any help with the Mazda (mechanical only!), I've spent more hours than I can count building that thing!
 

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Well since nobody is talking about the MX3...

Do you have the 'ZE yet? My sister has a 93 MX-6 LS V6 (KLDE), which it looks like I'll be parting out soon. I understand the suspension is the same between the MX3 and MX6, and the engine bolts right in! I've been wondering what an MX3 with a nice V6 in it would do, probably like a B16 CRX on steroids (lots more low end torque)! I think those wheels are a little big for the 3... I repainted my sister's car's stock 15s black with a polished lip to mock the old 911 look, and they get compliments. Look for a set of those, they'll look good and keep your ride quality good too. Let me know if you need any help with the Mazda (mechanical only!), I've spent more hours than I can count building that thing!
thanks
Yeah the wheels are too big but I got them for free from my brother. Just need 2 tires.
Im waiting on the ZE and looking for a 5speed parts car
As far as the suspension im not sure but yes, a V6 KLDE engine/tranny from a MX6, Probe and 626 will bolt right in with no trouble
Off the launch, yea itll perform better then a B16 CRX but I think a B16 CRX should be able to catch up with a KLDE MX3 espically since its about 300-400lbs lighter. I think its more like a drivers race from a luanch. Roll, the B16 would beat it.
A KLZE vs. B18 same thing
 

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holy crap dude. Im glad your going to try to fix it...i would have sent it to the junkyard :lol: Ive bought new fenders for $130 each a few years ago..i wouldnt bother trying to fix that one.

A friend of mine has had 3 mx3 v6's. wrecked 2 of them and bought one wrecked :lol: People say an h22 is crammed in a crx...take a look at the v6 in the mx3 :shock:
 
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