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Rover 400 - The Civic Conversion Project

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Thanks. Just need to find myself a set of fog lights, parts for the Honda MB seem to be hard to come by.

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Excellent project and workmanship Jones :)

 

To say .....you know your car inside out would be an understatement.

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Can't believe you sprayed it on the drive. Fair play looks awesome.

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For a drive way respray that looks bloody amazing mate! Impreasive build this!

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Project has sadly come to an end. With a broken gearbox and PAS pump, as well some bad rusting on the rear roof lining, I decided to strip the entire car and start over with a fresh Rover 400. Only this time I have bought an SLDi which is a top of the range model (Minus the leather interior to make it a GSDi), which means electric windows, mirrors, air conditioning etc. etc.

 

It's also the intercooled model, so a standard 105bhp as opposed to the 84bhp from the non-intercooled model. It also means it's electronic injected so I'll have to buy a chip-tuning box to release some ponies. They have the potential of getting up to 150bhp with the tuning box and a few mods. Unfortunately these engines weren't remappable until the Rover 45 models, but the chip tuning box will give a 20-25bhp increase as well as 20% torque increase so just as good.

 

I have a few new ideas to put into the car so stay tuned.

 

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same colour again? that blue was sweet

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Lol here we go again! Looking forward to this! Loved the blue last time but have to say nightfire red is one of my fave ever colours! Looks a great base to start with this time too mate!

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I'll be doing satin white, with gold wheels and blue accents (Callipers, interior trim, engine hoses etc.)

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Crazy project and now to see a version 2.0 in the making, maaaaaaaad!

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Alright so I decided I would video log the entire process as best I could this time around, and so far I have 3 videos up.

Check them all out here in this playlist:

 

 

 

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Conversion is complete. Just need some arch flares, spacers, a spoiler, lip kit, new tyres on my Lenzo RS5's and some paint.

 

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Coming along nicely!

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I love how everybody on Civic5 is like applause.gif1, and the guys over at RoverTech are like cry.gif1  lol

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