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Need to replace the hatchback!

A couple years ago I was rear ended and the hatchback and metal strip below it were slightly bent. The fender was also pushed in a bit. The hatchback still works, closes and everything, but I'm getting ready to put a body kit on it and want to replace the hatchback. I was going to go to a local 'U Wrench-it" and pull one off a salvage Honda. I'm just wondering if this is going to be a huge undertaking or if it's relatively easy.

Best I can tell, its just a few bolts and some wires that need to be disconnected, but not sure. Also, any tips on the removal of the rear bumper would be great.

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  • angelsart248 Jan 12, 2009

    Thanks, I was under it a few weeks ago and it looked like it might be a PIA to get off. Maybe I'll let a shop put the Body Kit on! LOL

    Here is one, do you have ANY clue how to get that stupid metal stip just above the rear bumper but below the hatchback off?? I've been looking and I dont see how it comes off??!!! GRRRR I hope I dont have to take the rear fenders off to get to it! ><


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You got the right idea.the hatch is easy. the bumpers are a pain only because the hardware rusts. use something like PB Blaster to help loosen them up. Good luck, and don't forget the rating.

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    Scott Moore Jan 12, 2009

    I sure don't I have a 88 civic LX which is a 4door. I really wish we could post pics on this thing, then maybe I could help more.

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