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Revival of the Hatch Part 11: Beginning Reassembly
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With the engine back in the bay, I couldn’t resist starting to reassemble as much of the car as I could. Right off the bat the battery tray and wiper fluid reservoir were installed. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 10: Dropping the B20B Back In and Fixing Some Mistakes
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Before dropping in the motor, I wanted to make sure there wouldn’t be any surprises during re-assembly so I went through the engine bay and cleaned up every bolt / access hole. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 9: Taking the Engine Bay From Primer to Paint and All the Filler Inbetween
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Bodywork is probably my least favorite step when it comes to a project. It takes a ton of time and it often feels like your just going in circles. I’m grateful I didn’t have to worry about painting the entire vehicle but even just doing the engine bay I spent somewhere around 120 hours on it. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 8: Raptor Lining the Front Wheel Wells and Finishing the Firewall
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I made a mistake in the wheel wells. I had initially planned to leave portions of the OEM undercoating since it was so difficult to remove, and would use bed liner to recoat everything else that I had stripped, but I didn’t consider how it’d be next to impossible to blend the two together. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 7: Re-Adding Power Steering, a Full-Sized Radiator and More
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Having finished up the suspension (minus coilovers) I figured the next logical step would be to dive into the engine bay. I’m itching to start on the engine bay body work but I felt it’d be smarter to address every existing issue, and figure out how/where everything would mount up prior to spraying any paint. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 6: Overhauling the Suspension
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The suspension on my hatch was in rough shape. Nearly every bushings was ripped, the ball joints were original and questionable at best, and all of the various suspension arms were covered in rust and some still had over spray on them from when we painted the car years ago. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 5: Sandblasting the Engine Bay
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With so many spots that needed to be addressed in the engine bay it was hard to pick where to start. To break the ice I decided to start with a small first step of unshaving the headlight adjuster holes that I had accidentally shaved. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 4: Even More Teardown
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Even with the motor and transmission already pulled there was still a good chunk of parts that needed to be removed from the chassis. The ever growing parts pile. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 3: Giving the Motor a Quick Refresh
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The B20B I pulled out of the Civic was still perfectly healthy and didn’t really need much. But I figured why not go the extra mile and repaint it with some proper enamel since the original paint I sprayed had just about burnt off it, and I also wanted to replace a couple gaskets while I was at it. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 2: Revamping the Trans with an LSD

Itching to take a break from all the metal work I’ve been doing on my XJ, I decided to start with the transmission for my civic. There’s nothing actually wrong with it, but I can’t resist adding an LSD to it. Read more...