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Mr_ET
10-19-2008, 06:50 PM
As some of you may know, I sold my turbo EF civic about a year ago and got out of the whole modifying game because my wife and I had our second daughter and I needed a better daily with 4 doors.

Old EF:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/Picture001-1.jpg

Took me a year to get back on my feet but here is my new project!

This will be my autocross car and I plan to go to a few track days with it next year as well so suspension work is high on my list.

This is a 1997 civic dx-g coupe with no rust but in need of some tlc.

The summer wheels and tires will be for sale shortly as will the winter steelies with Michelin X-Ice rubber as I don't need them.

Here are some pics!
Ebay special short ram
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3169.jpg
Passenger fender bent in, will probably try and bang it back out fairly soon
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3170.jpg
A few scuffs and chips but no rust
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3171.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3172.jpg
Super Altezzas that don't even work, anyone want these? I'll be getting some 99-00 oem tails for it
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3173.jpg
One of the Konig rims and driver side
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3174.jpg
Thread left on the Michelin X-Ice tires
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3175.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3176.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3177.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3178.jpg
Great tinting job, will be having fun with a heatgun soon
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3180.jpg
Wonderful busted steering column as it was stolen not so long ago
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3179.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3181.jpg

So here is the starting point!

Looking to fix the steering column fairly soon, let me know if anyone is selling a good condition used one.

Passenger axle has a ripped boot that I will be changing next weekend (already have a replacement)

The brake lights aren't coming on but the night lights are so I need to look at some fuses

Trunk cannot be opened from the cabin and the trunk light is on so will be fixing that soon.

The hood level to release the latch is broken off so that will be changed out as well.

Door trim needs to be changed on the driver side and the passenger window level is broken off.

Time to get to work, enjoy!

Deetz
10-19-2008, 06:54 PM
Good luck on the new project....if you need a hand, don't hesitate to give me a buzz

dimi
10-19-2008, 06:55 PM
You should auto-x with those winter tires :burnout:

Mr_ET
10-19-2008, 06:57 PM
Thinking of picking up some Enkei RPF1's in a 15X7 with something sticky around them.

Deetz give me a call man come by and see it when you have a chance, I still need a ride in your EK ;)

KRyn
10-19-2008, 06:58 PM
Good luck I am looking forward to watching this build come together.

dimi
10-19-2008, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Mr_ET
Thinking of picking up some Enkei RPF1's in a 15X7 with something sticky around them.

Awesome wheels. I have them in 17x8/9. Hard to beat when it comes to $ vs weight. I have them wrapped in RT-615 and its awesome.

403ep3
10-19-2008, 06:59 PM
Oh wow, talk about riced out. Take care of her and get her back on her feet :thumbsup:

Mr_ET
10-19-2008, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by 403ep3
Oh wow, talk about riced out. Take care of her and get her back on her feet :thumbsup:

Yeah it's all coming off have you guys seen the shift knob:facepalm: ?

I will probably also remove the intake since it will probably throw me out of STS for autocross and my 106hp engine will not contend in any higher classes lol.

Mr_ET
10-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Brake lights now fixed, 15A fuse underhood was blown. I guess that means I also couldn't use my horn:rofl:

Dj_Stylz
10-19-2008, 09:46 PM
Congrats on getting the car man. Cant wait to see it done:thumbsup:

djayz
10-19-2008, 09:50 PM
So no hatch by the looks of it?

Haha good luck with the fix-ups and let me know when you get suspension worked in, would love to take a ride :thumbsup:

Mr_ET
10-19-2008, 09:58 PM
I actually like this body style better than the hatch but I was thinking the hatch would weigh less so that's why I was considering it.

When this came up I decided it would be a coupe!

Suspension will probably be later after christmas, I want to get all the little bits and pieces working first and get the steering column completely changed.

Seanith
10-19-2008, 10:18 PM
I'm trying to sell my Omnipower coilovers if you're interested Etienne.

euro_racer
10-19-2008, 10:55 PM
so you finally got that auto-x car you were talking about for a while, really nice car, congratulations :D

what are your plans for power?

Mr_ET
10-20-2008, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by Seanith
I'm trying to sell my Omnipower coilovers if you're interested Etienne.

I saw that man, I think I might go even a bit more agressive on the spring rates through so I might get some koni yellows on ground control coils.



Originally posted by euro_racer
so you finally got that auto-x car you were talking about for a while, really nice car, congratulations :D

what are your plans for power?

Thanks, motor will be stock next year since I'll probably be running in STS or FSP but the following summer I am thinking of dropping a B20Z in there with a type R tranny.

LilDrunkenSmurf
10-20-2008, 06:53 AM
/Subscribed

Keep us updated man!

Ferio_vti
10-20-2008, 07:11 AM
I've got a generic CAI if you're interested.

Mr_ET
10-20-2008, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Ferio_vti
I've got a generic CAI if you're interested.

Thanks for the offer but since auto x has strict rules I might need to convert back to a stock airbox so not looking to go that direction right now.

Here is what I do need right now:

96-00 EK steering column with lock cylinder
grey bottom plastic cover for steering column
handle for passenger window
passenger side visor clip
Hood latch cable
Driver side door trim piece that goes just above the handle all the way to the roof.
red passenger side fender from 96-98 EK
99-00 oem tail lights.
various bulbs for tail lights and backup lights.

richardchan2002
10-20-2008, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by Mr_ET
This will be my autocross car and I plan to go to a few track days with it next year as well so suspension work is high on my list.


Where are you planning on finding track time with Race City closing?

Mr_ET
10-20-2008, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by richardchan2002


Where are you planning on finding track time with Race City closing?

Probably in Penhold. My season may involve a few roadtrips if RC is closed next year on.

Right now I am still hoping I will be able to get a few days there next year so the cost savings can go towards more mods.

I also plan to autox under CSCC and SASC.

Mr_ET
10-20-2008, 09:04 PM
Some updates from tonight.

The trunk latch now opens from inside as it should, the passenger fender has been removed and I will try and straighten it out a bit before throwing it back on the car.

Removed the riced out knob that was cracking and was just wiggling around and started removing the carpet in the trunk to clean everything up.

I probably will not end up putting it back in.

Also removed the winters that are now for sale and here are a few pictures of the summer rubber.

I am not sure what konig rims these are but they are 16's wrapped in 205/45/R16 Kumho 711's with some decent thread left. These will be up for sale very soon.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3190.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3191.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3187.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3188.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3186.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3185.jpg

Also fixed the key cylinder so I can use the key to start the car as opposed to a screwdriver..

Cheers!

Etienne
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3189.jpg

projekz
10-21-2008, 11:36 AM
What did you ask Santa for Christmas?:)

analbumcover
10-21-2008, 11:43 AM
part winters? :D

looks like a fun project!

Casa
10-21-2008, 11:50 AM
/subscribed

good luck with that car man
it'll look good with some TLC!

Mr_ET
10-21-2008, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by analbumcover
part winters? :D

looks like a fun project!

winters already up for sale and the summers are going up for sale tonight.

Santa will probably be getting me a steering wheel or some suspension parts :)

Thompson34
10-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Hi my friend has a 94 or 96 civic that was in a front end crash? Are there any parts you would need from that car?

Mr_ET
10-21-2008, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Thompson34
Hi my friend has a 94 or 96 civic that was in a front end crash? Are there any parts you would need from that car?

If it's a 96 could you tell me what color it is?

I need a right front fender, steering column with lock cylinder, bottom plastic steering column cover, the clip that holds the passenger side sunvisor and both manual window handles.

Also need the trim piece on the driver door that is black and that seperates the front and rear door.

Let me know if you have anything and if so what kind of pricing we'd be looking at. If it's not all in mint condition, I may end up buying new parts to replace all these items.

Thompson34
10-21-2008, 07:32 PM
When I get ahold of him I'll let you know. He'd probably let the entire car go for cheap.

Mr_ET
10-23-2008, 09:59 AM
Started removing the tinting last night with a hair dryer and it seems to be coming out in rear sections on the rear window.

It is also leaving this sticky film on the window that I will need to clean off, anyone have any magical solutions that will take the residue off fairly easily?

Eleanor
10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Peanut butter

Mr_ET
10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Can anyone else confirm that:dunno:

G-ZUS
10-23-2008, 10:03 AM
Check PM

Mr_ET
10-23-2008, 10:26 AM
pm replied

Cooked Rice
10-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Mr_ET
Started removing the tinting last night with a hair dryer and it seems to be coming out in rear sections on the rear window.

It is also leaving this sticky film on the window that I will need to clean off, anyone have any magical solutions that will take the residue off fairly easily?

Goo gone. Peanut oil will smear.

Mr_ET
10-23-2008, 05:30 PM
Yeah that's what I found with a bit of research as well. I will try that out but it sounds like without a steamer this may be a long process.

Deetz
10-23-2008, 07:10 PM
Removing tint......when i've done it, i gt an edge an rip as much of the sheet of as i can. For the stick goo left, i just use a razor blade......works great on everything except the back window :D

Mr_ET
10-23-2008, 08:07 PM
And the back window is the issue for me, I would like to keep the defroster so I guess I will need some elbow grease and lots of scrubbing.

The rear window is also peeling off in very small pieces where as the 2 side windows are already all clean.

Mr_ET
10-27-2008, 08:37 AM
So this weekend I removed all the old wiring that was left in there for a sub.

I also took off the front speaker covers and found some 6.5 infiniti speakers in there that were held by one loose bolt and since the speakers were physically much larger than the stock ones, they weren't fitting in the holes so they sat crooked.

I cut the back portion out and secured them with 4 screws and they now sound fantastic:thumbsup:

The trunk was also not opening remotely from inside so a quick inspection showed that the line was simply unhooked but still sitting right next to the trunk latch so hooked it back up and now that works as well.

That also fixed the dash light that stayed on saying the trunk was always open.

This morning I am ordering various OEM bits to replace some broken bits. Will have some pictures of those when they get here as well as a little writeup when we change the hood latch cable.

Mr_ET
11-01-2008, 07:08 PM
UPDATE:

Picked up some OEM parts from EFHATCH:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3369.jpg
Plastic window piece
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3370.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3371.jpg
Acura OEM Shift knob
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3372.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3373.jpg
Manual window levers
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3374.jpg
touch up pen
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3375.jpg
Clip for sunvisor that was broken
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3376.jpg
hood latch cable
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3377.jpg
This was the missing piece on the door
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3378.jpg

Driver side axle had a ripped boot and I wanted to change it but the axle nut was on so tight it broke 2 reducers from 3/4 to 1/2 inch and my impact wasn't taking it off. Tried a 5 foot long breaker bar and even jumping on it did nothing.

So I removed the whole assembly and had a friend at Honda impact it off with a stronger gun
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3379.jpg
Good to go back on!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3380.jpg
New shift knob installed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3381.jpg
new window levers installed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3382.jpg
new door piece trim installed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3383.jpg.

That's it for tonight but I found a mint set of OEM 98 tailights with harnesses at PNP today so will install those in a bit.

LilDrunkenSmurf
11-02-2008, 01:16 AM
How much did that driver's door piece cost, and how hard was it to install? Mine is 1/2 ripped off on my drivers side.

4lti7ude
11-02-2008, 01:29 AM
How much did that shift knob cost it looks sweet lol.

Mr_ET
11-02-2008, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by 4lti7ude
How much did that shift knob cost it looks sweet lol.

The shift knob is on special right now pm EFHatch, he will tell you how much you can get it for.

Jory, pm him as well for that door trim piece and he can give you a quote. I don't want to commit to a price because I get special pricing :D

Wehbeast
11-02-2008, 11:01 PM
whats the plan for the altezzas on the car? coming off?

LilDrunkenSmurf
11-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Originally posted by Mr_ET


The shift knob is on special right now pm EFHatch, he will tell you how much you can get it for.

Jory, pm him as well for that door trim piece and he can give you a quote. I don't want to commit to a price because I get special pricing :D

Fair enough, pretty easy to put on?

Mr_ET
11-02-2008, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Wehbeast
whats the plan for the altezzas on the car? coming off?

They are off and someone is picking them up sometime this week. They are going for 20$ pm me if you're willing to give me more for them lol.



Originally posted by LilDrunkenSmurf


Fair enough, pretty easy to put on?

Very easy as it's all oem, it basically screws on and unless your shifter was stripped to sh*t because of the pos knob that was on there before it should take about 2 mins.

I had to rethread everything so it took me 10 mins ;)

LilDrunkenSmurf
11-02-2008, 11:35 PM
I have an ITR shift knob, I'm talking about the stripping on the side of the drivers side door.

Mr_ET
11-03-2008, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by LilDrunkenSmurf
I have an ITR shift knob, I'm talking about the stripping on the side of the drivers side door.

lol sorry man long day yesterday, that takes a good 3 seconds to install it's 3 philips screws that you remove from inside the door.

Open your door and you'll see them. Take them out, remove the old piece. Screw the new one back on and voila!

Mr_ET
11-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Got a replacement column yesterday with both plastic covers.

Taking the day off tomorrow so will have a bit of time to work on it.

More pics to come:thumbsup:

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 09:15 AM
Spent some time yesterday replacing my hood latch. Took too many pics but some folks may appreciate this little writeup when comes time to replace theirs.

Here is what I started with
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3435-1.jpg
First remove the front bumper

Remove the plastic clips with a philips screw driver
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3414.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3415.jpg
Then, where the bumper meets the fender, remove the philips screw on each side
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3416.jpg
Then remove the 2 screws holding the bumper under the car
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3417.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3418.jpg
Here is what things will look like with the bumper off
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3419.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3423.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3421.jpg

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 09:23 AM
To get the hood latch cable off both the fender and side skirt must be removed. Also as you can see the cable is held by some plastic clips that need to be pushed out with a pair of pliers

What they look like removed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3433.jpg

Start by removing the 3 bolts that hold the hood latch to the car they are 10mm.

Once that is done flip it around and disconnect the cable
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3424.jpg

Now let's start removing the fender bolts
2 10 mm back here
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3425.jpg
3 at the top here
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3426.jpg
1 here
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3427.jpg
Only 2 more are left and they are hidden behind the side skirt

Remove these 2 philips screws
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3430.jpg
Remove the 3 clips under the car
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3429.jpg
From the rear wheel well lightly tap the skide skirt forward and it will drop to the ground exposing these
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3431.jpg
Remove them as well as the clips holding the fenderwell plastic to the the fender and wiggle the fender off
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3432.jpg
Remove all clips and start snaking the old cable out
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3434.jpg

Now only the rubben grommet going into the cabin is left, push it in so the whole assembly can be pulled out from inside
From inside the cabin remove the 2 10mm bolts holding the cable to the frame and pull it all out.

Install the new one and you're golden!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3436-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3437-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3438-1.jpg

More pics of the tint removal coming later today!

Deetz
11-08-2008, 10:11 AM
God, i have to replace the one in my EK too, looks like it takes a least an hour to do. Seems like a very common problem for 96-00 civcs and 99-00 EL's

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 10:26 AM
yea took me about 2h taking my time and taking pics :P

Also the too bolts holding the bumper that are underneath it where scraped pretty bad so the heads were deformed and my 10mm didn't want to go on there. Took them off with visegrips..

eglove
11-08-2008, 11:47 AM
you should have re-routed the hood latch cable on the inside of the engine bay since you had it all apart. just an extra security measure.

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by eglove
you should have re-routed the hood latch cable on the inside of the engine bay since you had it all apart. just an extra security measure.

The car is always garage kept and will never be parked anywhere since I will only use it when I am racing so I feel pretty safe that it won't ever get stolen.

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 02:59 PM
i dont know if you got the glue of the rear window yet, but if you havent, use some palmolive and water and an SOS pad to get it off, when i use to tint thats how we would get it off. it doesnt scratch your window and your defrost lines are safe. good luck.

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Not all off yet but I will try that for sure, does it have to be palmolive I have some sunlight right now :P

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 05:33 PM
Tiny bit more progress this afternoon

A/c bracket went from this:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3169.jpg
to this:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3552.jpg
Started cleaning up the area around the bracket and the engine bay a bit, there is a ton of work left there!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3553.jpg
New 98 si tails found at pnp last weekend :)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3554.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3555.jpg
Since I do swaps once in a while with EFHatch we decided to pick this up to take care of the b*tch pin
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3560.jpg
He also hooked me up with some cotter pins since all the ones on the car are on their last legs
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3562.jpg
Here is the progress on the tinting removal
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3558.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3557.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3556.jpg
Last but not least Projekz stopped by with a birthday gift, thx man!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3559.jpg

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Mr_ET
Not all off yet but I will try that for sure, does it have to be palmolive I have some sunlight right now :P

sunlight will work, palmolive is always what i used. its easy.

silviak91
11-08-2008, 05:58 PM
that car needs a good wash

dino_martini
11-08-2008, 06:18 PM
That ASIMO stuffed toy thing is awesome.

The new tails look a lot better then those other ones that were on the car.

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by silviak91
that car needs a good wash

dude, its a project car, he doesnt even drive it yet.

silviak91
11-08-2008, 07:17 PM
so what is your point

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 07:22 PM
what the fuck would he wash it for if hes working on it, thats the point you tool.

silviak91
11-08-2008, 07:25 PM
fix up a car tool it is much nicer to work on clean

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 07:27 PM
what? are you serious? who washes a car and THEN works on it go get it dirty again?

silviak91
11-08-2008, 07:33 PM
fix up a car then tell me it is not nice to put on your new part on your nice clean car not your dirty car

03ozwhip
11-08-2008, 07:38 PM
the car isnt fixed. hes working on it...where does beyond find these guys???

SR240SX
11-08-2008, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by 03ozwhip
the car isnt fixed. hes working on it...where does beyond find these guys???

Lol...I beleive they find beyond..

Mr_ET
11-08-2008, 09:17 PM
lol indeed they do.

silviak91 this will be a winter long project, I assure you it will start looking better and better but I have had the car for 3 weeks and I am just starting the long process of restoring certain parts and eventually upgrading others.

silviak91
11-08-2008, 09:25 PM
do not take it to heart just said needs a wash sorry looks like a nice body to start with.

EFHatch
11-08-2008, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by silviak91
that car needs a good wash

he's taking offers for people to come wash it for him.

thanks for the comment.....

silviak91
11-08-2008, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by EFHatch


he's taking offers for people to come wash it for him.

thanks for the comment.....
:drama: :drama:

shin0bi
11-08-2008, 10:00 PM
I bow to your skills, Mr_ET!

I WISH I was mechanically inclined enough to buy a project car and do all the work on it myself. :thumbsup:

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Mr_ET
11-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by shin0bi
I bow to your skills, Mr_ET!

I WISH I was mechanically inclined enough to buy a project car and do all the work on it myself. :thumbsup:

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Thx man, picked up a bit of paint yesterday and will try my hand at recoating a few things that look like crap like the wipers and some suspension pieces.

03ozwhip I will try your trick with the tint removal if I have some time today!

03ozwhip
11-09-2008, 01:12 PM
let me know how it turns out. i agree with the skills you and projekz did it on my civic and the thing runs like brand new! good luck on the build.

Mr_ET
11-09-2008, 06:33 PM
I'll post some pics a bit later but it does help. I think the combination of that and my steam cleaner really melts and cleans the goo off well.

I keep blowing the 15A brake light fuse for some reason. I will probably have to look at the brake switch...

EFHatch
11-10-2008, 11:44 AM
brake switch, or maybe one of the wires is grounding near the tails.

projekz
11-10-2008, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by EFHatch
brake switch, or maybe one of the wires is grounding near the tails.


That's what she said...I mean I said :D . Glad to see Asimo is @ home.

EFHatch
11-10-2008, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by projekz



That's what she said...I mean I said :D . Glad to see Asimo is @ home.

Ha!
Thanks Micheal Scott

hypyestoad
11-10-2008, 01:40 PM
Still a Honda? Get a Chrysler! I got banned....I don't know why!

phrozen
11-10-2008, 02:09 PM
Wow, some really good work, congrats on the new project man, I was really looking to pick up a Honda, and do this
myself as well, GL with the process.

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dj_honda
11-11-2008, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Mr_ET

Since I do swaps once in a while with EFHatch we decided to pick this up to take care of the b*tch pin


for the bitch pin all you do is take an old ac bolt and use that. the end of the ac bolt is smaller at the tip and the perfect size for the pin. i use this method and it works like a charm. the other way to do it is use a c clamp, a small socket and a torx or something similar bit. i'm sure you could figure out the rest. [/honda secrets]

nice car though. i think a b20 would be perfect for the car. like the one i have for sale ;)

Mr_ET
11-11-2008, 11:59 AM
It's the wrong B20 though but you have the right idea :)

and Mac Tools punch>a/c bolt :poosie:

EFHatch
11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
and Mac Tools punch > a/c bolt :poosie:

amen brother!

Mr_ET
11-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Small update:

If you remember a few weeks ago when I took some initial pics of it the passenger side fender was bent in:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3170.jpg
After some fun with a hammer, a wooden block and a few other things here is how it looks, not perfect but a lot better and the door doesn't come in contact with it anymore!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3571.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3572.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3573.jpg

Next here is what the tint removal looked like after working on it a little a couple days ago
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3570.jpg

And here it is now, all of the tint is gone :D
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3574.jpg
Still need to remove a bit of glue but the steam cleaner and steel wool are awesome at getting that done!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3575.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3576.jpg

And the interior at the moment lol
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3577.jpg

shin0bi
11-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Sorry for the ignorance, but what is a "Bitch Pin"?

I'm not in the know when it comes to Honda tuning?

Deetz
11-12-2008, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by shin0bi
Sorry for the ignorance, but what is a "Bitch Pin"?

I'm not in the know when it comes to Honda tuning?

Its a friction fit pin that hold the shift linkage to the tranny......its in there real good. It often takes a good mallot, a/c compressor bolt and some authority to get it out

shin0bi
11-12-2008, 12:13 AM
Oh gotcha. Thanks, Deetz!

Mr_ET
11-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by shin0bi
Oh gotcha. Thanks, Deetz!

If you ever need to remove the manual shift linkage off of a honda engine at some point you will understant why everyone calls it the b*tch pin;)

LilDrunkenSmurf
11-12-2008, 12:42 PM
Nice update! Keep em coming!

richardchan2002
11-12-2008, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Mr_ET


If you ever need to remove the manual shift linkage off of a honda engine at some point you will understant why everyone calls it the b*tch pin;)

It really only sucks when you don't have a hoist. If you have a hoist then you have enough room to swing your hammer and punch it out quite quickly.

Mr_ET
11-13-2008, 09:47 PM
The tint is finally all gone!

Rear before
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3582.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3584.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3583.jpg

After :clap:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3585.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3586.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3587.jpg

And how the window looks
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3588.jpg

Panels back in place
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3589.jpg

projekz
11-22-2008, 09:32 AM
Need MOAR updates...OR else I'll have to put my new project car in this thread!!!:D :D

Mr_ET
11-23-2008, 10:13 PM
Haha wouldn't want that!

Well finally found some time to swap steering columns so no more hanging ignition cylinder or bent column!

Thought I'd take a few pictures and attempt to do a little writeup on it all:

Let's get started, first thing you should do IS DISCONNECT THE -BATTERY TERMINAL SINCE YOU NEED TO REMOVE YOUR AIRBAG AND IT COULD POP OUT IF NOT DICONNECTED (please refer to a factory service manual if you're not sure about anything related to the airbag)!!!!!!!


Next, remove the 3 covers on the steering wheel, one on each side and and 1 on the underside of it.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3666-1.jpg
Once the cover is off it will expose 2 torx 30 nuts on the sides
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3671-1.jpg
and the yellow connector to disconnect the airbag on the underside, Disconnect this yellow connector
[IMG]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3668-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3670-1.jpg
Unscrew both torx screws and the middle part of the steering wheel will be loose.

Pull it off slowly and it will expose the horn connector and possibly your cruise control one as well if you have it:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3672-1.jpg

It will all look like this
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3673-1.jpg
Remove the red wire horn connector and make sure the green, yellow ones are loose as the steering wheel can now be pulled off and those wires need to snake through it.

Mr_ET
11-23-2008, 10:25 PM
Continued:

Once the wheel is off you will see something with SRS markings on it and an arrow pointing up, this can now be unscrewed. 3 philips screws hold it in place (sorry no pic of it :( )

This shows those 3 screws as well as the next part that needs to be removed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3674-1.jpg

This is also held by 3 philips screws and 4 connectors on the back, remove it all and it will slide off
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3675-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3676-1.jpg
This is what it will look like after this is all removed
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3677-1.jpg
Next on the list is you need to remove the joint cover close to the pedal assembly
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3685-1.jpg
It is held on by these 2 clamps that just slide off
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3687-1.jpg
Gently pry it off pulling it down a bit and next pull it towards the back of the car and this clip should slide out
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3686-1.jpg
This will now expose the 3 final steps:

1 remove the 2 12 mm bolts holding the middle portion of the column to the car
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3689-1.jpg
2 remove the 10mm bolt holding the joint at the bottom, it is not really visible in this pic but you'll know when you see it.

There is actually 1 10mm bolt holding the joint to the rack and one holding the joint to the column, I only removed the one that goes from the joint to the column
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3688-1.jpg
3 remove the 2 12 mm nuts holding the column to the underside of the dash close to the steering wheel (sorry no pic but easy to see)

Oh yeah I guess 4 remove the 3 philips screws that connect the key cylinder and the wiring
Here:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3680-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3681-1.jpg
and here
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3684-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3682-1.jpg

Mr_ET
11-23-2008, 10:32 PM
Continued:

If your car was stolen at some point your key cylinder can now be removed as it's no longer held by anything
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3679-1.jpg

Gently snake the wires out of the column and pull it out of the car should look like this:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3693-1.jpg

Old and busted:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3694-1.jpg

New Hotness!
(Please note the 2 new breakaway bolts for the cylinder and the fact I had my cylinder reprogrammed to my cars keys by EFHatch at Honda West)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3665.jpg

Installating is the reverse of removal!

Here are some shots of mine all back together:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3690-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3691-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c342/Mr_ET1979/IMG_3692.jpg

Feels so much better not having it hang and hit my legs when I drive it or get in and out!

Make sure to only reconnect the battery - terminal once everything is plugged back in and reinstalled and be careful not to bang the airbag anywhere.

Good night all!

balleranto
11-24-2008, 02:08 PM
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projekz
11-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Nice write up buddy...You should start your own repair manuals!:D

GOnSHO
11-24-2008, 03:29 PM
LOOKS great man...

nice write ups and an awesome project

nice job on the tint removal too..!!

Mr_ET
11-24-2008, 04:24 PM
Thanks guys, now saving up for suspension bits that will keep me legal in STS.

I also plan to repaint my headlights so they look a bit more like the CTR's, wiper arms will also get repainted and I may do the same to the brake calipers and certain suspension pieces.

Stay tuned!