A Nostalgic Moment…My old Accord, may you rest in peace…someday…

Sit back and let me tell you the story of my Accord and it’s eventual demise. Many of you that have known me since I stepped into the Honda game know my old Accord as well. I absolutely adored this car. I have never dedicated so much of my blood, sweat, and tears into anything (Well other than my relationship with my better half) that I have with this build. When I initially put this car together, I had no idea this car would open so many doors for me…

…Man this car helped get my foot in the door so to speak into the Honda game. I knew absolutely no one in the beginning and I also had no idea the type of reaction I would get initially. The majority of the people I know today that I can call good friends I made while I had this car. I learned so much; from cars to patience, even things about myself I didn’t realize. It all came from me sitting in the garage and slowly piecing this car together. This Accord also helped build a relationship that I hardly had with my father. Throughout my life at that time, him and I always lacked communication and a common ground….building this car with him helped bridge that gap…

With the exception of the paint, everything was done in my garage with the help of friends. I’ve always been proud to say that I built my own car. From the H-swap, to the interior, suspension, NSX brakes, etc….Shit, if I knew how to paint, I probably would have done that on my own too…Minus a few minor things, I never had any problems with this car. And those incidents when something did occur, it was a result of my own carelessness…

When I first found out that Honda Tuning Magazine wanted to feature me, I was so unbelievably happy. Man I will never forget the moment when it happened. The thing with getting a feature though…man…you realize how stupid people can get about it. Call it jealousy or whatever else, the moment you reach any level of success, people love to bring you down. People that had no idea who I was began to talk shit, or make assumptions of who I was or how I got money to build my car. Either that or they’ll try their hardest to point out something wrong with the car. Well you know what they say…”If you’ve never been criticized, you probably haven’t done much with your life.”

I’ll be honest, getting a feature or being recognized for your work does help boost the ego a bit. It kinda makes you think whether or not you could do it again, you know…I was content though, but the itch to build another car was definitely there. As a fan of Japanese tuning culture, I was always interested in VIP and VIP-style cars. Something about them just interested me so much. I always told myself I would try to build a luxury car, I just didn’t have the means to do so. I told myself I would never sell my car…that is, unless I could find one of my dream cars: a Y33 Infiniti Q45. I was bullshitting with one of my homies one night and happened to mention that I wanted one. Then he told me about one that one of the other homies was selling, and I knew he always garaged it and never even drove it. The guy had intentions of building it but he ended up getting an IS300 so the Q was put on the backburner. The thing was mint, it already had coilovers, and the motor itself only had 85k on it. For a 10 year old car, that was pretty damn good. Too good to pass up. So I told myself that if I could get the right price, I would sell it. A decision I would later regret…

I also told myself I would only sell to the right owner. It’s every car-builder’s nightmare to sell their pride and joy to someone else, only for them to later part it out just to make money off of it. There are alot of punk bitches out there that will do that. I wish I wouldn’t have been so naive at the time. I thought I found the right owner, and the price was right. He came at me like he had intentions to keep the car exactly the way it was…boy was I stupid to believe that. I don’t want to fill you with all the details but there were also alot of promises that were made that the new owner never came through on. Shame on me though, for believing it…

…Fast forward a year later and the car is currently up for sale again…for like, the 5th time. It’s a fuckin travesty I tell you. People basically just bought it, got what they wanted off the car, and left it for dead. If I knew it was gonna be that way, I honestly would have never sold the car. I would have just kept it in storage and just rebuilt the entire car from scratch if anything. I just didn’t have the means to do so at the time. Shit, if I had money now, I would buy it back. Just because I feel bad for letting these bitches do what they did to my hardwork…

Let me tell you something….There are two types of builders in this “import scene”….theres people that have ingenuity, who work hard for their shit, and build their cars the right way. And on the other end of the spectrum, you got bitch motherfuckers, that don’t know two shits about building a car and just pay yardsale prices for parts that other people worked their asses off to find. I find it funny when people ask these guys about my old parts and they front like they know everything about it. Tell me, how hard was it to unbolt it from the car and install it into your’s?

Man, the car woulda had a better fate if it had been stolen….instead of getting picked apart by a bunch of vultures and passed around like that. Let it be known that I never sold the car or whored it out to the way it was. I sold the car complete with hopes that someone had enough respect to keep it the way it was. Unfortunately, there are alot of sketchy mofo’s out there in the world….What’s even worse is that some of these people I might have even considered to be “friends” or acquaintances at one time or another. Now they won’t even look me in the eyes…

Here’s the Craigslist ad for the car in it’s current sad state…

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/976941461.html

Oh yeah, the “92k on the chassis” he’s talking about is total bullshit. It’s “92k” because that’s the mileage that’s listed on the BB6 Prelude cluster I retrofitted. Don’t know about that new tranny though, he probably doesn’t remember if it was new or not when I put it in….And I think the “new HID kit” he has on there are the HID’s the original buyer promised to give back to me when he bought the car. You have to check out that “new paintjob” from 2005 though…

Bitter? Fuck yeah I’m bitter.

13 thoughts

  1. That sucks man, I love reading your blog and your accord was sick! Hate to see good cars in the hands of wackattacks. Anyways just keep doing your thing.

    Jon

  2. I feel your pain sir. Same happened to me with WRX wagon I bled red and green over that damn car only for it to wind up a rusted piece of trash picked over by the buyer and other scumbags. MY revenge was to just top it with my other project cars.

  3. Shit dude. Ive seen this one posted in a couple of sites, and always wondered to who it belonged.
    Even though i never actually built a car (or even yet to own my own) I totally feel you .

    Just take it as a sign to build something bigger and better. haha That will teach the fakers.

  4. Man, I never knew this was your car! It’s unfortunate to hear about what its gone through. When I first saw pics of it I was thorougly impressed at the quality of the build. It was detailed and not over the top.

  5. I look forward to reading this. I’d actually like to nominate Donnie’s 96 Accord Coupe from Cali <3. I understand it's at your discretion, but it's just a suggestion. Either way I'm sure we won't be disappointed with whatever you pick.

  6. UGH, I didnt get to see the CL ad, it was already old by the time I found it. Did it have pics? Does anyone have them? I have drooled over this car since i got into the scene. I, also used a cb7 accord to get into the scene. PLEASE, if someone has recent pics of it, post em up, I wanna see what they have done to such a beautiful car.

  7. bro…that sm4 model of your…so smart…now in malaysia..we have our own club..HONDA ACCORD CLUB..can you send to me all the sm4 modified model…

  8. damnnn 🙁 im like about to cry no lie… damn dat car is my background on my computer right now…:(… cb7s are like my loveeeee and yours is my inspiration :(… i being in your site couple of times but i didnt know that cb7 was yours…..damn…well i hope u built another cb7 soon… i would love to see u come back with a better one even tho is hard to top dat beauty :(…good luck!

  9. Damn i remember seeing the accord at eibach waaaaay back. It was so clean. then i seen it at the norm reeves monthly meet missing tons of parts. You did a good job with the build and got recognized for it……good job Joey

    • your CB7 build was done to a tee without a doubt and purely Inspired me to do my own n ended up stolen by so fucken iditos that jus need another car to get away in. Those people totally didnt deserves that piece of art work that you created. and i must say you inspired me to look out side the box its really jus about building civics and other popular chassis but building sumthing that you wanna build of course but breaking new ground and i thank you that and really hope to see you back in the accord game in the near furture 😉

  10. I knew it!!!! This car was so bad it haunted me in my dreams so much fine details and the taste was top notch done hands down my favorite car even b4 it be came famous! Sad to hear the story as the same thing happen to my cb7 that I built from stock “SOHC-on-dis” was my user name

  11. Hey man, sorry for what happened to your car… I own one too, a CB3 though…
    But seroiusly, your work inspired me! And this is what I would want for my car to look like! I have been searching and studying on how I could rebuild my CB3, because I could not find any answer here back in my place…
    Honestly I know nothing or what to do, I’m really no expert in cars… and not many SM4 users I can find in my place, although I may haven’t meet all of them yet…
    But hey, if it’s not too much, could you share/teach me how and what should I know about my car? I thought it would be easier for you since my CB3 is almost the same for your CB7… Really appreciate if you could help me out, thanks in advance!

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