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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:32 pm    Post subject: Civic '79 - restoration & modification Reply with quote

Hello...is this thing on?

Yesterday I made a start with my project. It's a 1979 Civic 1200. I'm the second owner and I have the car for about 3 years now. It run approx. 95.000 km so far and runs still pretty smooth.

First of all I'm stripping the car down. Next week I'm taking the dash out and hopefully the engine as well. Since the car is at my grandpa's garage I'm not able to work on it through the week, but I'm not in a hurry.

Plans are:

- Restoring the engine (new high compression pistons, faster camshaft, RS exhaust manifold). Have a 5-speed transmission of a sec.gen. Civic and changing all the bearings and stuff like that.

- Welding some body-parts (have already new front fenders).

- Stiffer suspension (have CRX shocks, hopefully they work out right after some welding). Have Superpro poly bushings as well. Lower the car with a couple of centimeters, etc.

- Sanding the whole car and get it ready for paint. Not quite sure if I'll go for RS-orange or olive green..

Be right back.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! sounds like a great car...but your sanding that car down and painting it Shocked It looks wonderfull from here Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since it's metallic silver and the front fenders have to be replaced and painted, it's necessary to paint to whole side of the car (left and right). that's why I've decided to paint the whole car and go for another color.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great and I like what you are doing to it. Remember to post many pictures as you go along. I like pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koosjer55 wrote:
since it's metallic silver and the front fenders have to be replaced and painted, it's necessary to paint to whole side of the car (left and right). that's why I've decided to paint the whole car and go for another color.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car!!! nice color!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: day 3...and here we have some rust... Reply with quote

Couple of pics..


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:31 am    Post subject: day 4 Reply with quote

Day 4 and the engine is out! Welding and sanding can be done soon, I hope (depends on my welder). What I want now is another tailgate, without rust. The one I have is reparable, but a rustfree one would safe me some time.

Update: next week



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job, I'll be doing what you are doing in the fall. Keep the pictures coming Very Happy .

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch! Darn that nasty rust! and its not exactly in a desirable replaceable spot. good luck with that!! thats a beautiful silver! but since your not keeping it i think my vote is for green!

keep us flooded with way to many pictures!
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