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Old 07-16-2021, 02:08 PM   #1
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Hi Guys. My name is Rob. I am going to document my Admiration Build.


Why I bought a 94 Legend? It was my second car handed down to me by my parents back in the day, and always wanted to get another one if I found one in good condition. I bought this from 1 owner, too old to drive car. Regularly serviced, garaged, minor body damage and unbelievably clean interior. Documentation to follow.

For this build, I wasn't picky on a particular trim, as I plan on making it my own and cutting into it.


First time I looked at car Nov. 12, 2016. Found car on Craigslist ad
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So you have a kit? Do it right. These cars are becoming more valuable for mint condition ones.
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Old 07-16-2021, 03:17 PM   #3
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So you have a kit? Do it right. These cars are becoming more valuable for mint condition ones.
Yes sir! I am going to post everything I've done so far leading up to install. My goal is to have it ready by NALM.
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Passed up on car and looked at Legends for next two months. All were junk.


Jan. 13, 2017 With my heart set on another Legend, I started looking for parts before I even had a car. My friend out in Japan scored this set of rare Japanese spec Honda Legend headlamps for $38 for set!



Jan. 14 I was very close to buying this car but buyer backs out after I asked to do an inspection before buying. Not meant to be...


Jan. 15 Found these Lowenhart xPosition 18x8 wheels in a yahoo Japan auction for a steal. Winning bid of $264 bucks. Needs refinish but love the style. Many thanks to Javier Lopez and Orlando Lopez for fitment advice. MyJapandirect helped me get these stateside. ��


Jan 16. I so happen meet Mark Antony Monnig after some chatting about Legends on fb messenger. We looked at Legends, all which were disappointing. Almost giving up, I had reached out to first guy from November. His listing had been removed but I took a chance and called him to ask if car was still for sale. Mark checked it out the next day and said car was in good condition!

Jan. 17, 2017 - Once Mark told me car was in good condition, I wasted no time. I contacted owners nephew who was selling car on her behalf and had everything worked out the next evening. Official mileage at time of sale was 128, 704. Not bad for a 23 year old car! I was sure happy lol

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Jan. 23, 2017 Unboxing ground control coilovers I got 2nd hand from Larry.


Jan. 25, 2017 - Placed a bid on this JDM Razier brand muffler from Japan and won for less than 100 bucks. Retails for 500. MyJapanDirect helped bring this to me stateside. ��



February 4, 2017 - My good friend Sean Dasselaar installs the JDM headlamps. Wire hareness was made by Alex Alperovich. Sean also replaces broken antenna with working one I purchased from Alan Jackson.



Mar. 18, 2017 - Threw on some RCR tinted tails from Japan (not hilltop) & Muffler Technician installs Raizer JDM muffler ��



April 1, 2017 - Lowenhart xPosition with Nokian zLine A/S installed



May 13, 2017 - Tony the world famous Fender roller shaved rear fenders and pulled front fenders. He was surprised to see an Acura Legend again after thousands of cars he’s worked on ��



June 4, 2017 - replaced 94-95 grill with an older 91-93 grill (lower pic) I bought from Alan Jackson.



June 6, 2017 - new plates on



June 24, 2017 - Team HybridPit installed ground control coilovers and koni reds from Larry.

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Sept. 16, 2017 -October 22, 2017 - preventative maintenance / engine bay project starts. EGR valve cleaning. Polished some pieces while it was off. Polished by JD polishing in Downey, CA.
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I've been enjoying watching this build on fb and insta, but this is definitely the best place for a proper build thread. Also looking forward to seeing it in person at NALM!
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Wow. impressive.....Isn't there a youtube video of this car?
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I've been enjoying watching this build on fb and insta, but this is definitely the best place for a proper build thread. Also looking forward to seeing it in person at NALM!
Yeah, I figured since the only way to see my build before is if we were FB or IG friends. There's still so much to get done by NALM, I hope I can get kit on by then, but if there's not a lot of time, I wont rush it on. Look forward to meeting you.
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Yessir, the automotive anatomy vid. It's looking a bit more different since then.
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