Congratulations going out to tuckin' flush
for winning the poll for September 2010 Hatchback Of The Month
A clean Frost White Civic slammed to the ground with some great wheel fitment is always sure to catch your attention, and this one most certainly does. Tucked away under the hood lies a B16 which the community will see after mods are made and pictures are taken.ClubEG6 & tuckin' flush Short Interview#1
: When did you first get the car?tuckin' flush
: July 19, 2009.#2
: Exactly what model do you have? ( year, color, model, USDM/JDM/EDM/AUDM )tuckin' flush
: It's a 1992 VX. The color is Frost White.#3
: What were your initial plans for it and have they changed?tuckin' flush
: When I got it, it was just a bone stock car that was going to be used as my 'beater' car for college. I had originally planned on getting another daily once I was done with college, then just tearing the Civic apart and completely rebuilding it.
After a year, however, I decided that college wasn't for me, so all of the plans quickly changed when that happened, with me ordering the coilovers on my last day of school.
My overall goal hasn't changed at all for the car, though. Just a clean, slammed, gutted, quick NA cruiser with the craziest fitment I can manage. And something that makes people smile, laugh, or just stare and say "How?". Haha#4
: Do you have another car or is this your only one? And is it a daily driver?tuckin' flush
: I do actually have another one. It's a 2006 Tiburon GT. It's also slammed with crazy wheel fitment. I always try to use the best parts available, and I'm very meticulous about paint and body work, so once I finished the exterior mods with that car, it basically became a garage queen.
The Civic is my daily, and it's always an adventure. Haha Lots of interesting stories, for sure...
My oil changes on that car basically consist of oil, a new oil pan, a new header, and new rear tires. Probably one of the most expensive oil changes ever! #5
: Do you plan on doing any other upgrades or changes to anything? If so, what?tuckin' flush
: Oh God yes. I have tons of plans for this car… I'm actually getting ready to take it to Cupcake Meet #8 in Houston, so I'm getting several parts for it at the moment. Here's a brief highlight of the future mod list, though.
-Spoon duckbill spoiler
-Cusco 6-point cage
-Black Status Hockenheim CF seats w/ Status harnesses
-Skunk2 Pro 2 valvetrain
-15x8" -12 offset wheels in front
-Shaved and tucked bay
-Full repaint (staying Frost White)
-Maybe a Spoon lip
Of course there's dozens of other things, but those are the bigger things that came to mind. I might also do some white-faced Work Meisters once it's no longer a daily.#6
: Do you ever work on the car yourself? If so, what have you done?tuckin' flush
: I do all of the work myself, actually. I've done all of the suspension installation and tuning, having to modify several things along the way to get it to sit as low as I wanted. I've swapped the motor out with a JDM B16A with the LSD Y21 transmission. I did all of the fender work also. Literally everything you see on the car that isn't stock was done by me, just so there isn't any questioning. Haha I built the car to just be over the top, fun, and just plain crazy, and I like to think that I've achieved that. #7
: Is there something that you ever did to the car that you wish you didn't?tuckin' flush
: Part of me regrets smashing the oil pan against the sender on the last motor unknowingly, but if I hadn't done that, I wouldn't have gotten the new motor! I just can't be QUITE as low with the B16, which makes me sad. Haha I absolutely love the motor, though. I honestly haven't done anything to this car that I regret. I smile or laugh damn near every time that I look at it, so I couldn't be happier with it. #8
: How long have you been a member here at ClubEG6?tuckin' flush
: Since the day I bought the car! Literally. Haha I just checked, and I joined on July 19, 2009. #9
: Were you surprised that you won HOTM?tuckin' flush
: I certainly was! Quite honestly, I wasn't even aware that I was in the running, because I usually just check up on my car's thread and then go through all of the other forums I'm on to do the same thing. The other 2 contenders were certainly great cars that deserve just as much recognition, and I'm truly honored that I was able to compete with them and somehow receive the most votes!
I know it may not be 'functional' or 'everyone's thing', but I just do it to please myself. I see everything I do to a car as an expression of myself, and so far, it seems to work out for me. Haha #10
: Is there anything you would like to say in conclusion or a shout out to anyone?tuckin' flush
: Just mod for yourself! I know everyone always says that, but hardly anyone actually does it. You can't please everyone, so just please yourself. Otherwise, the car isn't you, it's just another mainstream Honda built to the standards of everyone else. It's only when you do something different that you get noticed.
And I'd like to thank my best friend Taylor a.k.a. Nuts for his help with several of the mods on my car, including the motor swap. Also, my
father, for helping me with numerous other things on the car, as well. And lastly, thank you to everyone that has supported me along the
way! You guys keep me going.