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Old 24-02-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Black CTR 1997 EK9

Might aswell start a separate thread
My other car's SORN because i'm too attached to it, might use it as a fun winter car to keep this minty mint!

VTS: http://www.detailingworld.com/forum/...d.php?t=328474

So it's a 1997 ek9, imported in 2008 on about 39000miles, and is now at 59000 - so a nice low mileage example. It was fully undersealed on arrival and all previous owners were enthusiasts who seemed to have dry stored it every winter! :A:

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Meister R Zeta S coilovers
5zigen Pro racer exhuast
ITR airbox
and that seems to be about it! a fairly nice unmolested example - exactly what I wanted! :homme:

Plans:-
Get some bodywork done. Someones tried to break into it in the past and chipped some paint round the doors. The front and back bumper could do with a respray and it badly needs a detail!
Need to look at some ABS wiring as it's had a bit of a tuck, relocation of a few things.
Then for now, I just want to get some decent rubber and get it straight on track!

some pics with the sax! they'd covered 1300 miles between them that weekend so they're both filthy! Sax had just done a track day too and I think I might have upset something, not sure why her **** is in the air!haha




and a few shamelessly stolen ones from a previous owner as I haven't had a chance to get any yet





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Old 24-02-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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and Saturday I dropped her off at the bodyshop...

It is a minter, and tbf, you'd probably not even notice the bits on the car, but I want her perfect :homme:

after a having a look round the car, its having both front bumpers, both doors and rear quarters and round the drivers side door, plus a machine polish!
someones tried to break into it at some point on both sides, and made a bit of a mess... so these will all be gone..! :A:




theres scratches on my bonnet, and one on my rear quarter - they should hopefully polish out

neither bumper sit properly either, so that will be sorted



and one of my scabby engine bay...

and one before she went off to the bodyshop!


excuse all the watermarks, i dont think its seen a coat of wax in a while and ive only jetwashed it off since i got it as i knew it was going straight in the bodyshop. full detail when i get it back though

oh, and stickers will all be coming off and new genuine decals need to be sorted! £120 for 3 stickers!!!!!!
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Old 24-02-2014, 06:46 PM   #3
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Love it, don't see many black EK9's about. Really fancy doing a K20a swap in to one
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Old 24-02-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Lovely EK.

Looks mint considering the age of it.
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Old 24-02-2014, 09:03 PM   #5
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Love EK9's!
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Old 24-02-2014, 09:21 PM   #6
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Looks like another great car, why more girls are not into cars like you ...
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Love the EK, can see you are already going about attaining perfection too.

Do you feel the Civic compares favourably to your VTS?
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Love ek9's
They fetch decent money still!
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Sweeeeeet ! Graphics are so expensive 1 graphic cost me 100 quid and another 50 quid when i had my Honda fireblade 2 graphics 150 quid !
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Tidy looking car, nice to see it getting treated well, you got a thing for 90's hot hatches? getting on for some old skool cool with that pair!
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