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Old 03-07-2012   #1
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RiceFed's EM2 Budget Build

Well i've always owned EK's and i've been looking for an EM2 for sometime now but i didnt want to spend a lot of money on one. Sooooooooo, I'm looking through craigslist and there she is, listed at 3300 with some minor issues, but nothing i cant fix. So I was hoping someone would buy my EK so i can buy this car and as luck would have it someone did, 3 hours before i was going to go look at this EM2, a fellow member on azht.com hit me up and took it off my hands :thumbup: so i took it as a sign of fate so i went straight to meet the owner of the EM2 ( rest/salv title due to front end collision) and ............ it was a mess! Hail damage, broken motor mounts, power steering making this god awfull sound and a few other things. But i saw a diamond in the rough so i started working him down on the price. so i ended up getting it for $2500 bucks!
So here she is. I have big plans so keep looking in the thread for updates.

The car
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Interior
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Tear down - this is where things get interesting..... now i knew it was in a front end collision but, damn, macco really did some shitty work here.
screws holding the bumper on
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Total custom work here guys, lol
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These are all the bolts and screws holding the front end together
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dirty bay
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Now this is where i had a question, why would there be washers on the passenger strut but not the driver side
passenger side
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driver side
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cleaned the bay and polished the intake
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parts ordered:
JDM Fogs
Password JDM fenders with side markers and city lights
Purple dress up washers and nuts for the bay
CTR Lip
Headlights.
Paint is going to change, i think im going to go with a darker gray. maybe like this?
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All the parts came in besides my drag neochrome lugs. but here are the pics.

njoi!

Old parts
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New parts!
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Thank you PWJDM!
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Love Factory Parts!
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Got the fogs wired and working
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Crystal Clear New headlights!
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Fitment is awesome!
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Finishing touch
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Junk parts and lots of shipping boxes.
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Now its off to the paint shop to get the hail damage fixed and then time to replace motor mounts, EGR Valve and driver side axel.
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Looking good man! Way to save it!.
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thats a nice find. only thing i would suggest is a type r grille but a em2 in dark gray would be dead sexy
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Looks nice. How much are you looking at to fix the hail damage + the parts needed to fix it? Make sure you still have a functioning airbag since it is a salvage title.
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Really like what you have done so far. Do away with the blue headlights though. Get some white ones in there.
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Looking good man! Way to save it!.
Thanks man. Yeah, i figured it needed an owner that can give it a little TLC.

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thats a nice find. only thing i would suggest is a type r grille but a em2 in dark gray would be dead sexy
I've been looking for one, i was able to find one on ebay, but i'm afraid to order it and get a shitty quality grill

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Looks nice. How much are you looking at to fix the hail damage + the parts needed to fix it? Make sure you still have a functioning airbag since it is a salvage title.
the airbag is fine, and i'm probably looking at 800 for a new paint job.

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Really like what you have done so far. Do away with the blue headlights though. Get some white ones in there.
They are actually 25k hids (purple) in the pic they werent warmed up all the way. i had the white before, but i wanted the headlights to match the color scheme i'm going with (grey and purple)
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