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So I figure that by the end of the year I'll be able to put my '03 out to pasture and get myself a refreshed E. The only problem is, I'm not a HUGE fan of the changes Honda has made throughout the current E generation.

With that being said, I've found a lot that I enjoy with both the EX and SC offerings and to be frank would love to do a conversion or hybrid if you will, assuming it's possible.

I know there have been a few EOC'rs who have been successful in adding switchable parts between E's, but what I envision is basically taking an EX, swapping almost every inch of its exterior with that of a SC, and adding a few SC touches in-cabin (center console, dash trimmings).

Just out of curiosity, do you think this would even be feasible? If so, I begin to wonder just how much all of this would cost :shock:
 

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Hummmm... Why don't you just buy an SC?
I'm hoping Honda will come out with a gas/electric hybrid in kiwi.
See, that's the thing, I'd probably have to decide which features/looks I prefer over both models.

I guess I would say I prefer the SC body to that of the EX, but as far as interior and functionality (ride height, 4 wheel drive, not carpeted) I would gladly choose the EX.

It's just more of a dream of mine...one that I suspect would be costly...
 

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See, that's the thing, I'd probably have to decide which features/looks I prefer over both models.

I guess I would say I prefer the SC body to that of the EX, but as far as interior and functionality (ride height, 4 wheel drive, not carpeted) I would gladly choose the EX.

It's just more of a dream of mine...one that I suspect would be costly...
I already looked into this because i too also prefer the looks of the SC, but not enough to give up AWD. It would cost approximately $3500 just for the exterior which includes front fascia, rear bumber cover, side cladding, fender arches, and roof cladding. This DOES NOT include the painting of the front fascia and rear bumber cover. All the other pieces come painted from the factory
 

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Whatever you do you better let me know, otherwise I won't recognize you when you come down the Hampton Roads way!:-D
 

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I already looked into this because i too also prefer the looks of the SC, but not enough to give up AWD. It would cost approximately $3500 just for the exterior which includes front fascia, rear bumber cover, side cladding, fender arches, and roof cladding. This DOES NOT include the painting of the front fascia and rear bumber cover. All the other pieces come painted from the factory
Yeah, I priced everything out and that's about what I hit for JUST EXTERIOR and NO PAINTING.

I figure I'd be looking at an extra $5k when all was said and done (parts, installation, paint, center console, wheels).

Hopefully I'll know more in less than a month when I hope to finalize an oil deal I've been working on (and no, it does not involve BP :lol:)
 
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