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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig82 View Post



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    I really like this photo!

    Nice attention to detail with the changes
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunday_driver View Post
    I really like this photo!

    Nice attention to detail with the changes
    Thanks mate, i'm a firm believer in 'it's the little things that make all the difference'.

    That pic is of the car in its natural habitat, the garage!
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    When I had all the rear sills/arches welded up, it was noticed that the rubber seals between the side skirt and the bodywork were missing. It seems common for them to go crusty and come away from the skirts. I had some 20mm neoprene strip kicking around, so.....

    I removed the skirts, and then noticed that a handful of the clips had seen better days, and most of the rubber seals missing. I bought a brand new set of clips and rubber gaskets off eBay.

    Side skirt removed, cleaned, neoprene strip applied and all new clips, aside from the larger top back corner and black push clip, as these were different types, so I robbed a couple of rubber gaskets from some of the spare new clips and used them on these ones:





    Prior to refitting the skirts, the sills behind them were cleaned and polished.

    Next up, was finishing off the Stack gauge installation. I have never been keen on the silver center dash, but wanted to keep mine mint, so I bought a spare set of centre dash panels.

    I got the dremel out and made the cigarette lighter socket big enough to fit the 52mm Stack gauge. Once that was all test fitted, and mini loom made up, I prepped and painted both panels gloss black and lacquered them.

    I had to dremel the corner off the back of the top half of the dash panel to allow clearance of the gauge:



    And got the lot fitted this morning, all working perfectly:



    Not a massive fan of pods etc, and think this keeps in with the oem theme

    That's it for now.
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    Great work, looking nice, if you don’t mind could you let me know the link off eBay for the side skirt clips as I need some new ones too. Thanks in advance,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricki1985 View Post
    Great work, looking nice, if you donít mind could you let me know the link off eBay for the side skirt clips as I need some new ones too. Thanks in advance,
    Thanks mate

    As for the clips, these are the ones I bought:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20x-Honda...s/291532258944

    I bought a 10 and a 20 pack.
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    Looking great.

    Can I ask how you removed the side skirts?

    I had a bit of a go at mine earlier this year but they were so stuck I wasn't sure if I was trying to remove them correctly.

    I was worried I was going to break something.

    I still need to remove my rear arch liners as well so I dread to think what's behind it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidge76 View Post
    Looking great.

    Can I ask how you removed the side skirts?

    I had a bit of a go at mine earlier this year but they were so stuck I wasn't sure if I was trying to remove them correctly.

    I was worried I was going to break something.

    I still need to remove my rear arch liners as well so I dread to think what's behind it all!

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    Thanks mate Sure, removal of side skirts is pretty easy, they can just be a bit stubborn!

    1. There are 2 screws to remove in the front arch
    2. There are 2 10mm black push clips to remove under the car (They go through the black brackets and clip into the sill)
    3. This is the stubborn part, with the 2 screws and 2 clips removed, the side skirt is then pushed forward to allow it to slide off the clips. The clips can then be removed by twisting and pulling out of the bodywork. Aside from the black clip which is a simple pop clip that needs pulling out.

    I dreaded removing my rear arch liners too, but thought "f**k it, committed now"

    Hope that helps mate.
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    That's very helpful. Thank you.

    Think I need to have another go at it in the spring. I'm a fair weather kind of guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidge76 View Post
    That's very helpful. Thank you.

    Think I need to have another go at it in the spring. I'm a fair weather kind of guy

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    No prob mate, don't blame you, I removed my side skirts with frost on the ground. Couldn't feel my fingers

    Only reason I wanted to get it done was to stop water and crap getting into my inner sills, given that my skirt seals were missing and hardly any of the clips had seals otherwise I'd have waited till warmer temps!
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    I did a bit more work on the wiring for the gauge, more of a tidy up behind the dash. I used the hazard switch illumination to also feed the Stack gauge illumination, and wanted it to look smart behind the dash panel. I used some 10mm black conduit to encase all the wiring, then wrapped it in Tesa loom tape:



    Happy enough with it now:



    And all back together and working perfectly:



    Next up I focused my attention on the wheels. It's bugged me since buying the Evo 8 wheels, they didn't come with the centre caps, so I measured up and went on the lookout. Ideally I wanted the genuine Mitsubishi ones, but couldn't find any. I tried a couple of aftermarket sets that didn't fit, then came across these:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292390596882

    I test fitted them, and they fit perfectly

    I prepped and painted them gloss white and bought some red H decals for them, and they turned out like this:



    And fitted to the wheels:



    pretty happy with the result, better than them missing!

    That's it for now, although I keep playing with the idea of some premier edition or DC5 Recaro seats, but don't actually mind the stock Type R seats
    2005 Cosmic Grey EP3 Type R

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