2020 Hactchback back from the dead rebuild

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got this 2020 HB EX with only 3k miles from the insurance auction for $4,800 right when the whole shutdowns were starting. It was more of a way to stay busy more than anything, I figured work would slow down and i could keep occupied fixing it... well work didnt slow much so it's taking a bit longer than planned but its almost done.



so...here she is...

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hey, that's not that bad! just a new bumper and good to go!






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oh sh!t, its dead!





i purchased the quarter panel and rear passenger door for $700 total. i wish i would have taken a picture of the complete quarter panel but i didnt...

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under the knife she goes...

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she rises!
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everything has been coming along fine but i have hit a few speed bumps as far as finding a used milliwave acc radar and 17" ex wheels (i need to replace 2.) the milliwave is about $600 even with my shop discount and the wheels are $250 ea at salvage yards. from the start my budget has been 9k so im trying really hard to stay in budget... i can exceed it, no problem but the goal is to stay below it.

i have everything i need, bumper covers, headlights, just need those 2 things from above paragraph and 1 foglight. depending on how work is this coming week i should be done by next weekend. if work is steady as it has been it might take me another 3 weeks to have it done.


here's my current daily driver that i also brought back from the dead...

2015 accord coupe with a 16-17 front end
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Nice jobs! For the wheels I'd see if you can find some on Craigslist or the ads here, might find a better deal.
 

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17in wheels definitely are not in demand. You can find a set of 4 for $5/600.
 
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17in wheels definitely are not in demand. You can find a set of 4 for $5/600.
Nice jobs! For the wheels I'd see if you can find some on Craigslist or the ads here, might find a better deal.
i havent had any luck finding these 2020 wheels, i did find some type R wheels on craigslist for $400 but idk if it would look tacky on my EX. i was hoping to find a set for around $500 and sell 2 of the wheels to make up for some of the money but no luck yet. if i end up buying them from the salvage yard for $250 ea that might mean that i wont do the leather seats from the EX-L swap as i had originally planned.

for now its parked while i finish a job that came in.
 

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Does the salvage yard have the 2020 wheels though or the older style? They just swapped over, and people seem to like the straight spokes on these better than the older EX style wheels.

Type R wheels wouldn't be bad. If the red bothers you, the black is just Berlina Black so it's easily covered up. You'd need adapters for the 5x120 bolt pattern on the Type R wheels though.
 

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Wow! But I'm confused....so you can cut off the damaged frame, find and cut off another frame from a different car, weld it directly to your car, along with everything required to mount a wheel, suspension, brakes, etc???? All that with no integrity issues? Wow (x2)!
 
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Wow! But I'm confused....so you can cut off the damaged frame, find and cut off another frame from a different car, weld it directly to your car, along with everything required to mount a wheel, suspension, brakes, etc???? All that with no integrity issues? Wow (x2)!
short answer, yes :ninja:


you can buy the rear part by part if you really wanted to.

image #9 is the frame

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painted it 3 days ago and let it bake outside. water sanding and buffing it today.

i still havent found a used active cruise control radar so i guess ill have to buy it new at the dealer, i really wish i knew if they were interchangeable cause ive found plenty of '19 radars but different part numbers. still missing 2 wheels too


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Shit man thats a hell of a recovery! What did it cost to get it looking alive again? Also you got a link for that wing?
 
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