Other people have been doing this. Since we noow have an automotive thread, and i'm bored, i'm going to do one up too.
How I got my honda:
I was 15 and looking forward to getting my license in 6 months and starting to think about looking for a car. One day my dad came home and said there was a car at his work that i could have for $100. It was a red 1993 honda civic 4 door. The reason it was so cheap...the original owner was someone who had been working with my dad for years now and they had recently passed the car on to their daughter as her first car. She didn't get the oil changed and blew the motor in it...So, what I had was basically a shell with a blown motor.
First things first, I needed a motor. At this point I wasn't really planning on doing much to my car, so the motor was almost a direct replacement. The new motor however was imported from japan, out of a jdm civic, it came with twin side draft carburators, but i opted for putting the stock fuel injection system from the old motor on it. Here's the engine right after completing the swap:
Now I had a running machine!
I got my license in June and spent the the summer and next winter driving it like this:
The next spring though, I decided to start adding some modifications.
First came some rims and tires: Enkei DM5 16x7 wrapped in BFgoodrich g-force sport 205/45/16R
I know these tires aren't the best out there, but they were affordable for me at the time and I've been satisfied with them for the most part.
Bolt on engine modifications and clean up came next.
Cleaned engine bay a little and bought k&n filter and aluminum cold air intake.
Replaced the plugs with NGK plugs( i don't remember which ones exactly) and bought some Accel 8mm wires
Did some more cleaning, painted the heat sheild and got a new valve cover and painted it.
Bought a front upper strut bar. The engine bay sat like this for quite a while.
Next I bought the exhaust i have grown to hate, so i won't put a picture of it. It's going away soon anyways.
Paint! It took me about 2 months of my summer to prepare and paint it while working around my work schedule. I also bought an OEM spoiler and did that too.
At this point i had also bought some ugly seat covers and some really ugly tail lights (this was the extent of my ricer stage)
2 days after painting:
A few months later i decided i hated those tail lights and seat covers and did away with them and bought the tail lights i love.
Then i got some subwoofers for $20 a piece from a friend and built my sound system. I love the sound quality of it, and no i don't play it so loud you can hear me coming from a mile away. I use my system for music, not loud noises. But i'm thinking about stepping it down to just 2 subs this summer to lighten it up and bring back some trunk space.
Next 2 things i got, my bumper lips and coil overs and kyb struts.
She now sits like this
Then i finally got my headers which changed the sound of the car quite a bit and actually made it run a bit smoother.
Next i pulled some seats out of a 2003 Honda insight and made up some brackets and mounted them.
Finally, this is where i'm at now...last fall I was offered a b18b1 integra ls motor and transmission for $500. I took action right away and scrapped together the money.
And a brand new aluminum dual core radiator I picked up
Right now, i'm working on figuring out what I'm doing with this engine. I'm planning on building it up for high compression NA and just need to get together some money for it, but college payments are hitting on that pretty hard.