Well, let's face it, this CRX is too far gone to ever be a show queen for any reasonable amount of money. As you can see from the photos, the paint is already pretty sun burnt, the drivers rear quarter panel has a unique "fade" effect where the two colors of red from previous repairs blend in. Rust is steadily attacking the rear wheel wells (hey, my car gets lighter every day...how 'bout yours!?!) and it still shows a bit of damage on the hatch and rear bumper from a minor hit and run just before I got the car.
Now that I have my welder working, I would like to attack the rust at the rear wheel wells and weld on a new bracket to reallign the rear bumper. I suppose while I'm at it, I might as well pull out the dent in the hatch and make that look new, too. I have considered checking the local salvage yards for a replacement hatch with no glass, then getting a piece of lexan to substitute for the glass. That would save some weight, but also cost some $$$ so I will have to see how it works out.
So far, the most visible add on's
are the twin 60 watt halogen spot lights in the grille. These were
born out of necessity because I do a good bit of night traveling on deer
infested country roads. These are far superior to the OEM "high beams"
and really add a measure of safety. I think they also give the car
a bit of a "rally racer" look, but I still woudn't have added them if I
didn't feel they were needed for function.
You can also see my future ram air scoop cleverly positioned where the passenger park light used to be (right beside the headlight) When I got the car, the lens was broken out by it's mounting screws, but the previous owner had the lens. I tried to make repairs with epoxy but after coming back from one of those "see what it will do" runs, the lens had blown completely out. So, I went ahead and used a roto-tool to cut away some of the remaining plastic. When the new engine goes in, I may go ahead and cut away the metal for true ram air!
The only other things that were done was to tint the rear window to keep it from turning into a greenhouse during the summer and keep headlights from SUV's from blinding me at night and add a strip of tint across the top of the windshield again to keep the sun's rays at bay.
The wheels and tires are covered in that section.