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Old 08-12-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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2008 Civic Type R FN2

I have been a lurker on here for a while, benefitting greatly from everyone’s experience, so thankyou!

I’ve had my 2008 CTR FN2 In Milano Red for just under a year.

Having drooled over my mates EP3 for many years, the wife and I started searching for a FN2 and found this beauty.
Stats as follows:
2008 FN2
91k on Clock
Part History, mainly by Honda
Bodywork is near enough mint, one or two areas look like they have been resprayed and have a few bubbles.
Interior again is excellent, red floor carpet has a hole in drivers footwell, I will get round to replacing it soon.

The Car (dealer photos):






Plans:
A tight budget and lack of free time means I didn’t have any major plans for a good few months. Performance mods will likely be 2019, so until then, my focus was to restore it to as mint condition as I possibly could, with a couple of minor discreet additions.
Namely, full paintwork correction, new Number Plates, Bulbs, mats, refurb Alloys etc.

This thread may be boring for some, it’s not going to cause much excitement, but I’m going to use it as a diary of the car under my ownership...

What follows is a series of updates over the past year....
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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Had a good day today, the wife was off work so I got to see the car for the first time since Saturday! :laugh2:
Firstly, the green algae in the rear lights. I decided to remove the two indicator lights completely...





The rear lights however I couldn’t remove, tbh I saw how many bolts were holding them in and decided against it. They haven’t come out perfect, but much better than before...




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Old 08-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #3
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can you resize pics please , car looks good
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looks good keep the updates coming
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:38 PM   #5
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Looking good - made a real difference round the indicators
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