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    Restoration almost complete!

    This board's been a little quiet for a while, so I figured I'd share what I've been working on... https://imgur.com/a/8Ilnv

    A bunch of work so far, but still some stuff left on the interior to fix up. Previous owner had managed to acquire a brand new old stock dash unopened in the Honda box (apparently he had been sitting on it since the mid 90s!), so I got to replace the old dash which was just blasted by the sun out here in the US southwest. I will never see such an artifact again.

    Naturally the first time I take it out on a ~100 mile trip a huge sandstorm rolls in and sandblasts the new paint, but so it goes. It made out okay, far as I can see!



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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

    Wow! clean car.

    I love the dash clock.

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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

    Nice! Super nice score on the dashboard!! I would love to come across an NOS dash for my car... oh man...

    Never have seen those louvers before. I have a couple different sets for mine, both are a bit different from that one. Pretty interesting with the curved ends.

    Also if you need rubber roof strips, you'll have a lot better luck finding them for a 2g Accord. They fit right in, but don't have the chrome strip down the middle like the 1g. I've yet to find a nice set of the stock roof strips...
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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

    Quote Originally Posted by carotman View Post
    Wow! clean car.

    I love the dash clock.
    Thanks! Still keeps perfect time. The previous owner had dismantled it and repaired the mechanism... this little guy has had a lot of love put into him. Still has the Keihin carb with all of the emissions stuff intact.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGenGuy View Post
    Nice! Super nice score on the dashboard!! I would love to come across an NOS dash for my car... oh man...
    I still can't believe it. It's priceless. Even got to install a NOS hood ornament, too!

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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGenGuy View Post
    Never have seen those louvers before. I have a couple different sets for mine, both are a bit different from that one. Pretty interesting with the curved ends.

    Also if you need rubber roof strips, you'll have a lot better luck finding them for a 2g Accord. They fit right in, but don't have the chrome strip down the middle like the 1g. I've yet to find a nice set of the stock roof strips...
    I have no idea what brand of louvers they are, there is no identification on them. They are definitely made to fit the car, but it took about 4 hours of fiddling, shaving, and riveting to get the rear wiper to clear under them. They work though! And thanks for the tip on the roof trim - I didn't know 2G accord trim will fit. I ended up going with trim from civicgarage.com, so I'll see how well that works.

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    Re: Restoration almost complete!

    Oh yeah! I forget about Civic Garage! Nice to have those available!

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