ross16i16 - rio red ee8 project

ross16i16

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So after 5 years of owning a vx220 that I never really warmed to I have finally returned!!

We have been building a house for the whole time I owned the vx220 and it basically sat in my mates garage or mine the whole time..............think I covered around 100 miles in it. All my energy and time has been taken up with working on the house so cars have taken a back seat but finally we are nearly finished so I can get back to a garage toy.

Anyway picked up this crx in December and been gradually gathering parts for it. Was really after an SIR but this popped up and was in really good condition given all the work the previous owner did to it.

It basically had new arches, seems to be a full re-spray and full suspension overhaul.

When I went down south to look at it I was as apprehensive as always with looking at rusty old Hondas but was delighted with it, so brought it back up the road on my mates trailer (was out of mot but I bought it on the condition).

Previous over provided a USB with loads of pictures of the work that was carried out so here goes -

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ross16i16

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Now for some of my own pictures.

Few at the border when on the way up the road

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Not sure about the gram lights on it, I may keep hold of them put picked up a set of more period correct wheels.........might not be everyone's cup of tea but I think they will suit it really well.

The are 15 x7 and et38 as well so a nice fit for the crx.

I have dropped them off to 'Mike the polisher' in Glasgow. They are getting finished with either cut or polished lips and gold centres.

Few pics of test fit

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New radiator and twin fans arrived

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Also picked up this as the immobiliser point was in the old one so moved the immobiliser point to a better location

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Also new steering wheel and boss arrived

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The skunk2 shocks and springs are too mental hard for me now im getting old :)) so these also came in the post

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And a new keyring came from justdriveshop in Singapore

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I have also picked up a Bride zeta 1 but I am not sure yet if I will keep it. Would like a set of black DC2 recaros really.

Next up is fit all the new parts and get the wheels back when they are done.

Car got mot'd last week which was good...................failed first time as the garage put the emissions through as having a cat from factory :angry2:
 

ross16i16

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Thanks @rvm

Will be plenty of updates coming.

I miss the days when this place was busy.
 

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Thanks Dan, you must be working nightshift too..................or up late drinking :))

Will post some pics when the wheels are done.

Hopefully get some time over the next few weeks to get all these parts fitted.
 

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Thanks Dan, you must be working nightshift too..................or up late drinking :))

Will post some pics when the wheels are done.

Hopefully get some time over the next few weeks to get all these parts fitted.

what are the wheels mate?
they remind me of some old school BBS but I’m unsure
 

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Can find very little about the wheels online but they have 'strato' and 'west germany' stamped on them.

The markings and stamps on them all point to them being some form of BBS but cant be sure given the limited info I can find.

They came up fs and given the specs are perfect for the crx without having to do arch work (which I am not keen on doing) so I snapped them up.

Was torn between silver centres or gold but think the gold will go well on it.

I may keep the gram lights as well but get them painted another colour as not keen on the black
 

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Thanks @B18C'R EK

Just going to get all this stuff fitted. I've a bride seat I picked up that I'm doing a mini refurb on.......might fit it for a while until I can find some mint black dc2/dc5 recaros.

Parts I am looking to buy -

Poly j's rep front lip (want poly so it's speed bump friendly)
Stanely fogs
Wind deflectors

I am not sure on the following items as might just look to add the bolt on parts -

B18C and S80....... would be nice but not sure
JDM rear bumper......had one on my white crx
Keyless door handles
Tin top swap

I seem to change my mind daily with the 'not sure' list
 

ross16i16

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Oh yeah I'm not sure on the red calipers either but the previous owner made a great job on them.
 

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Eyyyy nice to see you back!

If you sell the Gram Lights, let me know! I'd like another set for track wheels, plus I miss having black wheels haha.
 

ross16i16

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Thanks @R1PPU tell John (frodo) I was asking for him.

I'll let you know if I decide to sell them, wasthinking of getting them done white ......but I'm sure you will tell me otherwise haha
 

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Fairplay to the previous owner for sharing the USB. Good to know the work was actually done. Looks sick :beer:
 

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Thanks @R1PPU tell John (frodo) I was asking for him.

I'll let you know if I decide to sell them, wasthinking of getting them done white ......but I'm sure you will tell me otherwise haha

Will do! I'm actually down in Warwickshire now, left Edinburgh almost 5 years ago...time flies.

Haha they do look good in white but I'm biased!

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New globe box arrived....one of the brackets was held on by a screw on my current one
 
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