I was thinking about going through www.hosetechniques.com to get a hose kit for the Legend. I want some red hoses because I'm going to do a red or perhaps red and silver theme in my engine bay. I don't want to buy all the lengths individually because it would be too expensive. I was thinking of asking them if they would make a kit for the Legend if I took measurements. If you (or anyone else for that matter) wanted to sign with me on it, I think they would take us a lot more seriously. I think it would cost about $50, which is a bit steep but I think that's as good as it will get. Let me know what you think.
I will shoot some tomorrow and post. This actually turns out nice. I bought new hoses (of course) and sent them out to Spectre to braid. Its the only way to do pre-molded OEM hoses and looks MUCH better than the slip on method. Plus, it will make your hoses last longer.
You can't see it all that well in the pic but I have already done a lot of the small brackets, bolts, etc. The factory "strut" bar is done along with the brackets and the heat shield on the pass side rear, battery tie down, radiator brackets, and a few other things.
I am planning on doing the valve covers and some other pieces when I get a chance. The only problem is that this is my daily driver and I can't have it out of commission for the 2 or 3 weeks it takes for a plating shop to turn them around. I had the plating done at a shop called Performance Plating here in Kansas City. There are plating shops in virtually every town if you look I'm sure you can find one locally.
I purchased new hoses before I did the tb/wp and sent them out to Spectre to have the hoses ss braided. Spectre is the only company that manufactures aircraft and hiperf automotive hoses that does this that I am aware of. A local performance shop turned me on to the option. This is in my opinon the only way to do the OEM pre-molded hoses right. The hose kits are O.K. but they only slip over the hose and do not conform to the hose all that well.
I'm still working on the project and will be completing a lot more hoses (vacuum lines and such). For the hoses that aren't pre-molded I am going to get the correct metric hoses in bulk and cut to fit. I'm still looking for the hose ends to finish off a few but I'm having trouble finding metric sizes. As soon as I can take the car down for a while I'm going to do some more chrome pieces and the fuel line in front. That is a compression fitting that I will do with aircraft braided and real anodized compression fittings.
I've done a few show cars in the past and that's the reason for my obsession with engine detailing.
I picked up the billet oil cap at Advance Auto. You can get them at just about any automotive shop or online. There aren't a lot of billet accessories available for our cars but this cap is fairly common with Honda.