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Red_Aerodeck
06-24-2020, 08:17 AM
This is my newly acquired 1986 Honda Accord Aerodeck. My grand father bought this car back in 2002 and drove it sparingly up until he died. In 2016 my uncle bought i to teach his kids to drive, but that didn't happen and it was left sitting for the most part. He recently retired and lost the parking spot where he had it parked so he needed to sell it. I always thought it was a cool car (mostly for the pop-up headlights) and I figured it would be cool if granddads car could stay in the family. So i bought it!

1986 Honda Accord Aerodeck EX-2.0i. A20, fuel injection, 5-speed, electric, windows, electric mirrors, electric sun roof, heated seats and non working 4wheel alb.

The plan for the car so far is:
sercive and inspection [x]
a good polish and make the trim look good again [/]
clean the interior [x]
fix the rust in the rear arches and right front fender [/]
fix the few dings there are []
get some yellow fog lights instead of the trashed driving lights that are on now [x]

I might get some lowering springs and other wheels but I don't know yet. It depends on what i come across


This is it. Red, aerodeck. As you can see, my username is very, very clever.
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Gave it a well needed wash
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I am changing the oil and filer, airfiler and sparkplugs tomorrow. I have inspection booked for friday and then hopefully i can start polishing on saturday :flash:

HobGoblin
06-24-2020, 05:16 PM
Very nice looking Aerodeck, certainly appears better than mine. My suggestions would just be removing the ugly tow hitch and cleaning up those wheels. And I agree on the unsightly driving lights needing some kind of change. Also, that antenna on the back is curious. Welcome to the forums! I'm rather new here as well.

Oldblueaccord
06-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Great looking car in red.

Its nice that you got something that has been in your family!

Red_Aerodeck
07-04-2020, 12:54 PM
Very nice looking Aerodeck, certainly appears better than mine. My suggestions would just be removing the ugly tow hitch and cleaning up those wheels. And I agree on the unsightly driving lights needing some kind of change. Also, that antenna on the back is curious. Welcome to the forums! I'm rather new here as well.

Thanks! Yeah the tow hitch is going. I gave the wheels a scrubbing when I washed the car but that didn't do to much. I'll have to hit them with the power washer later.
The guy who had it before my grand dad put in some tech to use his cellphone in the car, the handsfree microphone is still in it. I guess the antenna is for better signal?



Great looking car in red.

Its nice that you got something that has been in your family!

Yeah it suits it really well and hopefully it will look really nice when I get around to polishing it.

Red_Aerodeck
07-23-2020, 01:00 PM
Time for an update. I haven't had much motivation to work on the car because I have had so much fun just driving it around. But I was repairing the broken lock button on the passenger door when I saw that the speaker was toast. That had to be dealt with, I NEED MY TUNEZ :rockon:

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And all the rest of them looked the same
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I got two old alpine speakers from a friend for free (yay) and bought two Gas Beat speakers from an other friend. The Gas sucks but they are better than the broken originals. The Alpine are actually pretty good! I will replace the Gas speakers later during the winter aswell as put some more sound deadening in the car.
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And I found a replacement rear light in very good shape for 150 sek(17 usd). Mine has a few cracks in the glass and the tabs for the bulbs are broken. Looking forward to putting this one in.
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And a pic from when I drove my girlfriend to a party, her friends liked it and said they wanted to ride "in the Porsche" to the beach :rolleyes: ..awell...
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Dr_Snooz
07-25-2020, 07:36 PM
That mural is very disturbing. The car is nice, but the mural is scary.

kennystone
08-03-2020, 11:00 PM
I think it's very symbolic when a car goes from older to younger generation. Such things must be kept safe, their value cannot be converted into money.
I'm very happy for you!

Red_Aerodeck
08-24-2020, 03:29 AM
A few more weeks has passed and a few more things has been done to the Aerodeck.

As I stated in the first post I made, I wanted to get rid of those daytime running lights that were totaly trashed.
At first I wanted to get some yellow foglights alá tofu 86 but after driving at night I found myself wanting some more light output.
I searched on ebay and tradera (swedish ebay kinda) and eventually I found these

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They are made by Raydyot and they fit perfectly.

Before

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Almost there

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And after. It looks so much better. They made a big improvement in visibility when driving at night. But I think I'll put in some hid bulbs in them to get even more light. I should change the headlight bulbs aswell, who knows how old they are.
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Last weekend I was at a fleamarket. A couple of older guys who usually sell car parts and such at swap meets.
While looking around i found some wheels that will fit perfect on the car.
They are Ronal R8 14x6 et45.

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Just a quick mock up to see how it will look.

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glutenfree
08-30-2020, 12:52 PM
Those new fogs look much better! Nice work on the install.

What size tires you thinking?

Red_Aerodeck
08-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Those new fogs look much better! Nice work on the install.

What size tires you thinking?

Thanks! Yeah I'm very happy with them. Hepled alot when driving in the dark.

i think i'm going with a 185/60-14.

glutenfree
08-31-2020, 12:18 PM
Ha, no doubt! I am sure my LXi could use some new beams because even with my superman like vision I struggle on these Oregon roads on dark nights driving between Portland and the coast.
Those wheels are going to look tight!

Red_Aerodeck
09-23-2020, 03:42 AM
Things are coming along slowly. I got the wheels painted. The pictures aren't the best. I'll take better ones when I have get
some rubber on them. I did not want to use normal silver as I thought it would suit the car better with something a little darker.
The color i used was called steel grey. At first it was a little to light but after some clear coat it was perfect.
The picture lies a little, they are darker in reality.

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Man these trim are dry.
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I also got myself an LED light bar. Man this thing puts out a lot of light

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Crappy pictures but you get the gist. This is lowbeam only

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And highbeam + lightbar + spotlights. But now I want to change the small spotlights for some foglights to get a bit more light on the sides.

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Dr_Snooz
09-25-2020, 07:21 AM
Looking good!

Red_Aerodeck
10-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Had some spare time while the gf was at work this weekend. So I figured I would freshen up the engine a little. This sad looking valve cover has been bothering me since I got the car.
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Aaah, good and black. I adjusted the valves while I was in there.
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Smashed it with the sandblaster. What little paint that was left came of really easy. Looks better already.
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And the finished product. I used VHT wrinkle plus. It was the first time I painted with wrinkle paint and it was a bit tricky.
I sprayed a light tack coat fist, then 2 thicker coats with ten minutes between them. But you really have to put this stuff on thick for the
wrinkles to uhm..... wrinkle. I realized after about 20H that half the finish was still glossy :thumbdn:. So i went in for another coat. This time I turned
up the heat in the garage to like 25c, heated the can and the valve cover and put on a T H I C C coat. And it turned out beatuful. Went for a drive to get it up to heat and let the paint cure and sanded the ridges and honda emblem. I'm super happy :flash:
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Noticed that the light in the trunk are dim as a candle so I bought some led bulbs. I have put them in my other cars just because I like 'em. I did change the one in the cabin aswell but the pictures are pretty fucky....so yeah :toilet:

The new led and old light bulb.
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Before
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And after!
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We are starting to have some cold nights now and even had some snow last week. I'm not going to be driving this car during the winter because of all the salt and shit. I'm going to be working on fixing the rust, restoring the brakes and a few other things. Also I found that the winter tires are rock hard and made in WEST GERMANY. Needless to say I'm not going to bother putting them on.

Dr_Snooz
11-02-2020, 10:13 PM
First rate work on that valve cover. Very nice.

Red_Aerodeck
11-05-2020, 07:05 AM
First rate work on that valve cover. Very nice.

Thanks mate. I'm really happy with the result.

Red_Aerodeck
12-08-2020, 09:07 AM
The salt truck fucks started shooting salt all over last week so the Aerodeck went in the garage. I took of the front mud guards and found SO MUCH DANG OLE RUST. Sand and dirt had accumulated in all the pockets it could find back there, creating moisture traps wich in turn leads to rust. Just taking of the front guards resaulted in a shovel full of dirt.

Here she sits, all jacked up. Ready for some tlc
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Two of the speed holes. And these are the small ones :sad2:
Can't figure out how to turn the picture right side up but whatever.
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And on the right side... You could fit an entire circus in there
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I have started repairing the front right fender. I could see that it had a small hole about 5mmx10mm but i ended up having to cut 20cm to get to solid metal.

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Not my best work but it will do. It will look decent after a skim of filler. Alot of it will be covered behind the mudflap anyway.
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Too be continued! :toilet:

ShiRen
12-08-2020, 10:05 AM
Yeaaah those factory mud flaps trap a lot of shit in behind them... I filled the voids in the frame with spray foam and replaced the fenders. It is going to be interesting to weld on, if I ever do, but I rather not have a dirt pocket in the frame.

Dr_Snooz
12-12-2020, 10:03 PM
You might want to re-think that foam. It absorbs moisture and holds it against the metal just like dirt.

I think this is the first rust repair thread we've ever had. Very cool! Keep it up!

ShiRen
12-14-2020, 05:06 AM
You might want to re-think that foam. It absorbs moisture and holds it against the metal just like dirt.

I think this is the first rust repair thread we've ever had. Very cool! Keep it up!

Well... Its not exactly ideal and it probably won't be permanent, but this is the same stuff that is supposed to keep moisture out of your house, and it is closed cell.

Red_Aerodeck
12-14-2020, 02:46 PM
You might want to re-think that foam. It absorbs moisture and holds it against the metal just like dirt.

I think this is the first rust repair thread we've ever had. Very cool! Keep it up!

Yeah this is going to be a rust thread for a good couple of months. The more I dig the more i find. Even the smallest tiny hole turns into half the car being cut.

Dr_Snooz
12-17-2020, 09:13 PM
That sounds like rust repair. At least when it's done properly lol.

Red_Aerodeck
12-20-2020, 12:17 PM
Well well well, this rust ain't gonna patch it self up, so lets keep digging.

This is in the right front wheel well. This gigantic hole is behind the airbox thing.
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This is how much i ended up having to cut. It is literally as big as my hand
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It's a biiig patch but atleast it's an easy spot to work on.
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I like to buttweld most my panels. No real reason for it, just the way i like it. And of corse some plugwelds on the flanges
I made a hole in the panel just so I can spray some cavity wax in there. And I painted the thing inside and out.
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Soooo I forgot to take a picture before I started cutting, but to summerise. A little 3x3 cm hole turned into all of this getting chopped.
Basicly it was all rusted from the back side. When I smashed it with a hammer it went straigt through.

You see I have patched up two small holes already
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Crappy pic but you see were I started. I didnt take to many pictures of this part because it pissed me of a little too much
and I just wanted to get it done.
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All spot welded in place. Just look at how tight I can get my panels to fit! Toight! MMmmmmmmm
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Welded and painted and whatever
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That means this side is more or less finished! I need to weld in one little bracket, seam seal it and put some new under coating on.

I have filmed quite a bit, like 45 minutes of crappy raw video. I was thinking i would put up some videos on youtube. But we'll see, maybe I do maybe I dont.

Oldblueaccord
12-20-2020, 02:36 PM
Great pictures thanks.

What's your welder setup?

Red_Aerodeck
12-21-2020, 11:02 AM
Great pictures thanks.

What's your welder setup?

Thank you! I use an ESAB miggy 125 with 0,6mm wire and mison 18 gas.

Dr_Snooz
12-24-2020, 09:51 PM
I want to see the vids of how you form those custom patch panels.

Red_Aerodeck
12-25-2020, 06:40 AM
I want to see the vids of how you form those custom patch panels.

Sure I can do that. I took a couple days of from work and I was going to have a rust fixing marathon but gf is stuck at home with covid so I have to be home aswell :hmph:

Dr_Snooz
12-25-2020, 08:48 PM
Let me guess, no one is actually sick, right? I'm in the same boat till New Year's.

Red_Aerodeck
12-26-2020, 08:03 AM
Let me guess, no one is actually sick, right? I'm in the same boat till New Year's.

Exactly how it is! She has had headache for a few days and I have no sympthon at all. If we dont have any sympthons we can get out on the 29th.
I'm starting to get really bored in here. I had planed to be in the garage all winter brake, but that didnt happen.

Red_Aerodeck
12-27-2020, 09:46 AM
While I'm locked inside I might aswell write about the things I want to get done this winter.

First of! The rust.. When I first got the car it looked to be in really good condition. A little bubbling on the hatch, a tiny hole in the front right fender and the rear arched being rusted and fixed with bondo. I'm amazed I was so naive... :uh:

The tiny hole in the fender tuned into like 150mm being cut. I found the massive holes in the front right wheel well. I have the same gigantic hole behind the washer fluid tank as on the right side. There is a hole right under the drivers feet. The brackets for the rear bumper are gone aswell.

Non of the rust i found should be any real issue. I have repaired alot worse on my old Volvo Amazon. It's just a major inconvenience before I can start doing all the fun things.


Nr 2! The interior.. It's in very good shape still and will stay mostly stock. The only thing I'm thinking I would change is the steering wheel. Maybe put in a MOMO leather wheel or a nice Nard, but thats later down the road. I'm taking out the carpet and seats to clean all of it and to put in some new sound deadening. The old stuff is hard and brittle so it's getting replaced with Silent Coat.

I have a box of stereo stuff that is going in. I already replaced the front speakers to some old Alpine speakers. In the rear a new set of Alpines 6,5 are going in. And it all is powered with a Hertz HCP4 amp. I also have some random subwoffer I might put in if i can be bothered.


Nr 3. Wheels, suspension and whatnot. I traded a buch of junk to some dude and got 4 Ronal R8. I think they will suit the car nicely wrapped in 185/60 tires. I would like 15" but for the time being these will do the trick. The tires that are on needs to be repaced anyway (being dry rotted and 20 YEARS OLD :flash: ) . I really want some Work Equip 01 or 03 or Ronal R10.

I'm getting coilovers from Yellow Speed when the time is right. The calipers are getting rebuilt. I'll have to check all the bushings but they feel alright. The swaybar links are getting replaced.


Nr 4. The exterior. As mentioned....rust, you know all about that. The rest of the car is just getting a lot of little things done to it. A few dings are getting straightened. The left tail light is cracked and getting replaced. A complete polish and waxing and maybe repainting some bits. Maybe taking of the trailer hitch. Replace the plates. I really want some rear mud guards (shoot me a dm if anyone has a pair). And a new layer of undercoating.


Thats pretty much it. OH One more thing i want. I have this led light bar on now just so I could see something, but it's not very pretty. So I want to replace them with 4 big Cibie (well...knock offs) . I think that would look really fuckin' cool.


Evening update: I Placed an order from cheddas auto for some shifter bushings! EXCITED

conozo
12-27-2020, 01:48 PM
Just now catching up on this thread. This is going to be a great car. Especially since you are taking care of the rust, everything else is pretty pointless if the rust isn't taken care of first.

ShiRen
12-28-2020, 05:55 AM
I am really curious to see some testimonials of the ysr coilovers, do keep us updated on that when you decide to pull the trigger

Red_Aerodeck
12-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Just now catching up on this thread. This is going to be a great car. Especially since you are taking care of the rust, everything else is pretty pointless if the rust isn't taken care of first.

Thanks! Yeah it is a shit job but it has to be done. I know it will all be worth it in the end.



I am really curious to see some testimonials of the ysr coilovers, do keep us updated on that when you decide to pull the trigger

I will! I made a YT channel that I'll eventually upload on. A review of the coilovers will go up there when I get them.

Red_Aerodeck
01-04-2021, 11:38 AM
I had the most productive day ever this weekend. There is not a lot left to do in the front now. The right side is finished, short of a layer of undercoating. The left side is ALL WELDED UP YAAAAAAAAS (almost). One m8 nut needs to be spot welded on, because I forgot that one, then it's finished.

Picture time. Sorry for the shitty pics but i keep forgetting my good camera at home.


Rust. Not as bad as the right side.

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All cut out

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All welded up and primered. WERI NIIICE

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The new metal

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There we are. As you see I had to make another bit aswell. The metal was too thin and I kept burning through so I had to cut a bit more. I ordered a band grinder just to make grinding inside the engine bay a bit easier (any excuse to buy new tools)
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All that is left to do in the front is make the patch in the enginebay look nice, paint the front end, paint the inside of the frame (if you take of the brackets for the bumper you see straight in, perfect for paint and wax), some undercoating and then put it all back together again. EPIC

conozo
01-04-2021, 12:13 PM
you make it look so easy.

Oldblueaccord
01-04-2021, 12:58 PM
Thank you for the pictures!

I know its a pain but it gives other people places to look for rust. I am going have to look my front parts over now looking at your pictures. I never thought of rust up there.

Red_Aerodeck
01-04-2021, 03:21 PM
you make it look so easy.

Thanks man. I guess I have at least 150h of just fixing rust so I ought to get decent soon


Thank you for the pictures!

I know its a pain but it gives other people places to look for rust. I am going have to look my front parts over now looking at your pictures. I never thought of rust up there.

Yeah everyone who wants to keep their 3g in good shape should at least take of the inner fenders and give it a good clean and some sort of coating. And in the frame aswell.
I hope this is usefull and other owners can prevent all this missery I'm puting myself in :lol:

Red_Aerodeck
01-12-2021, 02:58 PM
I've been super productive these last few days. The front end is finsihed, just need to put the inner fenders back in place.


Ground the welds on the patch nice and flat

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A little bit of filler

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And some paint! Looks pretty decent if I may say so myself. I'll try to polish the original paint a little to see if they match better, you can see the joint pretty well even tho the paint is supposed to be matched.

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The front end was looking a bit sad, so it to got a lick of paint aswell

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And after!
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Regarding the videos I have filmed. I'm trying to edit the first one, introducing the car and just rambling on about it, but my computer is a bit too weak so it takes it sweet time. But it's coming! Eventually...

Red_Aerodeck
01-17-2021, 05:22 AM
Finally got the first video uploaded. It's just me talking a bit about the car and showing it off


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6BiiFGMbEw

Oldblueaccord
01-17-2021, 06:07 AM
Great job its gonna turn out great!

Red_Aerodeck
01-23-2021, 04:18 AM
The front end is done! Now we are tearing in to the ass end of the car.
I have removed the bumper, it's not too bad but there is alot of surface rust and one of the brackets for the bumper is totaly rusted away.

I had to take off the tow hitch to take of the bumper and yeah, it's staying of. The car looks alot alot nicer without it.

My girlfriend calls the car "Coi", can you see why? :D
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I had to take it for a little spin while it was all put together.
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And a bonus pic of my other red rusty car! :rockon:
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I uploaded a video showing s bit of the rust repairing for anyone intrested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YdmoCNq5_Y

Dr_Snooz
01-26-2021, 09:45 PM
Cool! Thanks. I want to see you forming one of those curvy, intricate pieces on your forming tools.

(Your camera is the tool of the devil, BTW).

Red_Aerodeck
01-27-2021, 09:55 AM
Cool! Thanks. I want to see you forming one of those curvy, intricate pieces on your forming tools.

(Your camera is the tool of the devil, BTW).

I'll see what I can do. I have ordered rear arch repair panels and I'll show that of a bit.

Yeah I know. I think I will film with my phone instead. The quality might be a little worse, but hopefully more than 50% of the video will be in focus.

Red_Aerodeck
01-29-2021, 01:36 PM
Rust upate!

I have taken of the rear bumper. At first glance it looks like just surface rust, but it has gone through in alot of places. Alot of teeny tiny holes with thin metal around them. I know what I'll be doing for the next couple of weeks :flash:.

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And the interior is getting thrown out! Well, for now. It's all going back in eventually. The whole inside is getting the rust-eze treatment, paint, cleaning and sound deadening with silent coat. And I found 2 swedish crowns in the carpet! Money!!

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Dr_Snooz
01-29-2021, 08:41 PM
Hoowhee! Somebody has a PROJECT!

Red_Aerodeck
02-13-2021, 01:50 PM
I bought a box with things in it. Lots of boxes with lots of things acctually, but this is the most fun one

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Red_Aerodeck
02-14-2021, 01:56 PM
Hello, it's me again. I have been super unproductive this week. I have just wanted to stay in bed when I don't work. But today I hauled my skinny butt down to the garage while the girlfriend was at work.


I started on this little hole last week. "Hell, I'll have this finished in 1h", i thought.... WRONG
Because this...
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Turned into this...
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Turned into thissssssss
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And I finished it of today. All welded up and primed with epoxy aaaaaand I see that I forgot the weld on nut for the seatbelt :banghead:

For those who wonder why I did this. When i tried welding in the smaller patches I kept burning through because the surrounding metal had rusted. While it hadn't rusted so bad it had turned into a hole, it had made the metal so thin that it just melted as soon as I stared welding. The undercoating in the wheel well hid all the rust, and I could not see it until I took of the coating.
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Then i cut this off
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And started to make a patch.
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And that's all I could take in just one day. I am pretty happy with the progress (except for just now when i saw i forgot that dang nut).

Red_Aerodeck
02-22-2021, 03:14 PM
Progress! Lots of work is getting done but we are still a long way from done.

I found new sheet metal for the rear arches from some random website in like Estonia. I was a bit skeptical when i bought them but they look great! At least the left side that i have messed around with the most so far. They are made by Klokkerholm for anyone wondering.

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My dad had a really neat trick on how to make the new arches fit perfectly.

First you clamp down the new panel on top of the old sheet metal. Mark where you want to cut.

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Use a thin cutting disc (I use 1.25mm thick ones for sheet metal) and cut through both of the panels. What will happen is, when you clamp the new panel on top of the old one it will sit about a millimeter or so lower than intended. When you then make your cut you remove that millimeter (the thickness of your disc) and the new panel will sit exactly were the old one was.

I put a few spot welds just to hold it in place.

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All gone. Hey look! More rot. Yay!

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And this is how it fits! Very nice if a may say so myself. It was easier than I expected.
This will later on be butt welded to the quarter panel (slowly to not warp it too much) and plug welded to the inner lip of the wheel arch.

I had to make a new lip myself aswell. I didn't take any pictures but I'll take some during the week and maybe film some of it.

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Jinnai
02-22-2021, 11:04 PM
Ooh, very, very nice. I need something like that for my accord.

Dr_Snooz
02-24-2021, 08:23 PM
New body panels??? Were they selling unicorns too? Dodo birds? $1400 COVID stimulus checks? OMG!

ShiRen
02-25-2021, 05:33 AM
Outer Panel for 1989 Honda Accord | Majestic Honda Automotive Parts (https://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/v-1989-honda-accord--sei--2-0l-l4-gas/body-air-conditioning--outer-panel)
Honda even still has some coupe panels Snooz... sedans are just boned

Dr_Snooz
02-25-2021, 05:10 PM
Yeah. Don't get your hopes up with that site. I've had them come back and pull the rug out.

ShiRen
02-26-2021, 05:21 AM
That's all oem parts sites, its like they call up their warehouse and the warehouse responds with "Yeah Jorge took that for scrap 3 years ago man"

Red_Aerodeck
02-26-2021, 09:13 AM
I was pretty shocked myself when I found them. I got them from this site if anyone else want some

Spare parts for Honda HONDA ACCORD Mk III (CA) 2.0 EXi (CA5) 85kW Petrol 1986-1989 - alvadi.ee (https://alvadi.ee/en/spare-parts/honda/accord-ba-ca-1985/124934-honda-accord-mk-iii-ca-2-0-exi-ca5-85kw-petrol-1986-1989)

Dr_Snooz
03-01-2021, 09:46 PM
That's awesome you were able to get them. Very cool!

Red_Aerodeck
03-09-2021, 04:30 AM
Making some nice progress. I'll probably be done with the left arch this week!

This is one of the giant patches I made. It consists of 4 patches in total.
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All the insides welded up. I also ground all it nice and smooth and painted it with epoxy primer.

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While i was waiting for the primer to cure I started to take out the carpet. I know I had a rust hole in the floor so I needed to look into that. And I got me a nice surprise!

Its fucked! :flash:

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I was hoping i would catch a break for once but nooooo. Atleast all the other floors look good. I'll just remove the sound deadening and put some new silent coat on.

Red_Aerodeck
03-13-2021, 07:29 AM
WWWEEEEELLL THEEEEENN. IT'S FUKKEN WELDEEED THEN.

Sorry, just really happy to be done with this.
I spent all day yesterday welding and griding the last bits on the arch and now it's more or less done.

I realise that is not done in this pic, but whatever
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I also finally bought new tires for the new summer wheels.

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bscanlan
03-13-2021, 07:31 AM
Coming along!

Oldblueaccord
03-13-2021, 11:07 AM
Making some nice progress. I'll probably be done with the left arch this week!

This is one of the giant patches I made. It consists of 4 patches in total.
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All the insides welded up. I also ground all it nice and smooth and painted it with epoxy primer.

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While i was waiting for the primer to cure I started to take out the carpet. I know I had a rust hole in the floor so I needed to look into that. And I got me a nice surprise!

Its fucked! :flash:

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I was hoping i would catch a break for once but nooooo. Atleast all the other floors look good. I'll just remove the sound deadening and put some new silent coat on.


man those floors! Well at least you looked! Im scared to see mine.

Dr_Snooz
03-14-2021, 08:19 PM
So much work for so little visibility!

Red_Aerodeck
03-22-2021, 02:48 AM
Slowly getting there.

I tried something new for me, lead filling!
We had a bunch of lead rods laying around so i figuered I would give it a go. And it went really good!
Lead has the advantage of adhearing to the metal very good (well, if I did it correctly that is :nervous: ) and not absorbing moisture like ordinary (polyerster?) filler.

Crappy photo, as usual, but you get the idea. I'll try to get some better pictures of it later
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Then I got working on the floor. Man oh man it's bad. But nothing a little sheet metal and a zzzzapp with the ol' Esab cant fix
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Look at that. Just need to make that last one at the front and paint it.

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Now, i'll go and cough up the lead in my lungs, see ya!

Red_Aerodeck
04-12-2021, 06:18 AM
Right lads. I have a ton of pictures to show

I got the floors all primered, painted and sound insulated with Silent Coat. I have started to get all the the interior bits back in place. I just have the seats and the plasics in the boot left.

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I decided that I want to drive this car before winter comes. Which means I'm not going to be replacing the right side wheel arch.
However, it looks like shite so it's getting the ol' bondo repair.

First, a small splash of epoxy primer

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Filled and sanded smooth

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Yeah, good enough. I think it will look pretty decent after a good polish.

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And the brackets for the bumper was looking sad. It got a date with the sandblaster and the cutting wheel.

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That's better.

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*sigh*

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To be continued...

Red_Aerodeck
04-12-2021, 07:05 AM
...immediately

The rear bumper was at some piont in time resprayed. And who ever did it did a crapp job. The paint has runs, crackling, faded, scratched etc. I'm lucky enough to be able to buy color matched spraycans in the town next over. It's cheap but pretty okey for the price.

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The molding for the rear fog lights need some paint aswell.

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I did this really quickly last night. I got some orange peal but it's an impovement.
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I want to do this the "right way" later on. I have a spraygun I badly want to try. I really want to repaint the front bumper, the hatch, and left rear quarter panel and make the car look as good as it deserves.

Dr_Snooz
04-12-2021, 06:21 PM
Epic work!

Sandwich
04-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Wow building it from the ground up! looking great

KenD
04-15-2021, 02:53 PM
Can you tell me where you got your wheel arch panels from, I need two also

Red_Aerodeck
04-16-2021, 10:49 AM
Can you tell me where you got your wheel arch panels from, I need two also

Here is where I got them
https://alvadi.ee/en/spare-parts/honda/accord-ba-ca-1985/124934-honda-accord-mk-iii-ca-2-0-exi-ca5-85kw-petrol-1986-1989

Red_Aerodeck
04-20-2021, 02:53 AM
Wow building it from the ground up! looking great

Yeah it will be like the day it rolled out of the factory :rockon:



Epic work!

Thanks man!

Red_Aerodeck
04-26-2021, 10:29 AM
Right lads, let's continue.

One of the brackets for the rear bumper was not looking too hot. :flash:
And I couldn't find a new one, sooooooo...

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I cut it open and bashed it flat with a hammer. Then i traced it on a sheet of paper.

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Something like that.

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And like that.

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Then i traced it to some sheet metal, cut it all out and bent it where I had marked it.

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Now we're getting somewhere
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Red_Aerodeck
04-26-2021, 11:36 AM
And this is the finished product! It fit perfectly. I welded in two M6 bolts at each end so it fits just like the original.

I had managed to save half of the bracket. The bit that goes into the car was alright, so i separated them with the spotweld drill bit.

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Bumper back in place.

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But when I started the car for the first time it ran really rough. It idled wierd, coughed and sputtered. The exhausts burned my eyes like hell, even tho i had all the doors open. It even puffed out black smoke when reving it. I tried driving it for a while but no change. Between 2000 and 3300 rpm it ran super rich. Above 3500 it went just as well as before.

I checked the codes on the ecu. 3 blinks "map sensor". Good! Now i know where to start. I checked it and found nothing so I tried letting it sit without the battery for a bit again. 11 blinks "yer ecu is fukked m8". All the check points in the list basicly stated "replace the ecu", sweet :)

My dad had mentioned the problem to a friend at the local parts store who suggested "unplug the ecu and plug it back in".
"mind aswell" I thought. I found that a few pins were pretty oxidesed. Hmmmm. I sprayed them with some contact cleaner and cleaned a ground bolt i had greased on accident, et voila. Good as new!
My God I was happy, it felt so good to drive it again :cheers:

I started working on some fun things immediately. New carpets, new speakers, new taillight. I'll make another update soon about it.

conozo
04-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Congrats on taking it for a drive and glad the fix was a simple re connection of the wiring harness. I got to say, about 90% of my car problems now are caused by loose parts because they have been taken on and off so many times or mostly bad ground wires or bad electrical connections.

I am interested if you can tell me that your car body flexes and twist less since all the rust repairs have been made.

ShiRen
04-26-2021, 12:01 PM
Those brackets are unrecognizable on my car... actually the whole crash bar is just munged... weight reduction though

Dr_Snooz
04-26-2021, 07:28 PM
Good work fixing the ECU. You're not just handy with the sheet metal, I see.

Red_Aerodeck
04-29-2021, 12:39 PM
Congrats on taking it for a drive and glad the fix was a simple re connection of the wiring harness. I got to say, about 90% of my car problems now are caused by loose parts because they have been taken on and off so many times or mostly bad ground wires or bad electrical connections.

I am interested if you can tell me that your car body flexes and twist less since all the rust repairs have been made.

Thanks. So am I. I'm glad this is the only electrical gremlin i've had to chase down....so far.

No. The light driving around town i do is never going to be enough to feel anything like that. + the worn out stock suspension doesnt help.


Those brackets are unrecognizable on my car... actually the whole crash bar is just munged... weight reduction though

RACECAR!


Good work fixing the ECU. You're not just handy with the sheet metal, I see.

Thanks!

conozo
04-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Thanks. So am I. I'm glad this is the only electrical gremlin i've had to chase down....so far.

No. The light driving around town i do is never going to be enough to feel anything like that. + the worn out stock suspension doesnt help.



So my car is pretty rusty and i notice the body twist mostly when going slowly over big bumps diagonally or turning up a steep road. I can hear the rubber seals in the doors move. Similar rust repair is due on mine like yours, i am taking note of every spot you repair and how.

Red_Aerodeck
05-01-2021, 11:22 AM
So my car is pretty rusty and i notice the body twist mostly when going slowly over big bumps diagonally or turning up a steep road. I can hear the rubber seals in the doors move. Similar rust repair is due on mine like yours, i am taking note of every spot you repair and how.

Huh, i need to pay attention to that when I get my coilovers installed.

Shoot me a message if I can help you with the rust repairing.

Red_Aerodeck
05-01-2021, 12:42 PM
Finally got started on some fun things for the aerodeck!

I ordered some things from rockauto and I bought a new set of floor mats. The car has had these blue, universal mats since forever and didn't fit right. The new ones made the interior feel super nice.

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Replaced the old cracked tail light. Super satisfying.

Old on top, new on the bottom

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*Sigh*
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Thats better

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Also, my gf has named the car "Coi", you can see why. While very cute, i don't like the look of that destoyed decal.

This charamel wheel worked great! Just make sure to keep moving it around, you don't want to get it to hot (apparently)

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Decent. I have a new decal ready but I need to repaint the rear end first. The paint is shot and there are a few rust bubbles i need to get rid of before.

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And I replaced the rear speakers (old on the left, new on the right). It didn't make as much of a difference as I hoped for. I'm guessing they dont sound as good as they could because they dont have a decent box to sit in. The front ones sound pretty good, but they have the entire door for a box. I think i'm going to try to fit the 6,5" in the doors to see if that does anything.

I hope that the amp i have will make the sound a bit better. From what i have heard it's a big improvement. And I have some old random little subwoofer i think i'm gonna throw in aswell.

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Bonus pic of my and my co-driver

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Jinnai
05-01-2021, 05:01 PM
In my opinion you need a nice condition "COI" decal. Cool stuff!

If I ever get around to doing some body work on my Accord, which it needs as much as yours but I'm less capable, I want to make a badge that says "LeXi" and name it that.

Red_Aerodeck
05-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Man thats one good looking car but it's a bit high, innit?

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Perhaps I should put these pretty things on :D

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I'll make a separate post going more in deapth about the coilovers and installing them.


We are jumping straight to the resault this time

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That look a ton better. And it feels alot more solid that stock. Everytime you turned you would lay the car on its doorhandles but thats very reduced. Obviously I can't blast over speed bumps like I could before with the stock suspension, but that is what to expect with coils.

While I was in there i replaced the sway bar end bushings. They were looking less than good.

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This one was so rusty it snapped when I was removing it :hsugh:

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And the new and shiny :)

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The next big thing will be rebuilding all the brakes. They feel pretty soft and the handbrake is sticking. I have all the parts on their way and they should be here in a week or two.

ShiRen
05-10-2021, 05:38 AM
I am expecting a review of those YSR coilovers lol

Red_Aerodeck
05-15-2021, 11:30 AM
I am expecting a review of those YSR coilovers lol

I'm going to drive around a bit with them to break them in and try some different stiffnes settings, then I will post a review thread.

Red_Aerodeck
05-15-2021, 11:50 AM
I had my good camera with me so I took a photo. You get an idea how much I lowered the car. And it can go a bit higher and much lower.

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Dr_Snooz
05-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Looking good!

Imkoopah
08-19-2021, 01:28 AM
Do the yellowspeed coilovers are directly fit. Did you have to change or convert your upper control arm? Or it fits good with stock upper control arm?

Thanks

ShiRen
08-19-2021, 05:06 AM
Do you mean the prelude front arms? Of course they will fit, there is nothing interfering, but without something like that you have no camber adjustment.

Imkoopah
08-19-2021, 11:24 AM
I searched on internet for prelude upper arms. I Didn't find... Do you know a website that sells upper arms? I wanna buy yellowspeed for my 89' accord, but if I have to convert my front upper arms with prelude, I didn't find anywhere :/ thanks

Red_Aerodeck
12-11-2021, 01:38 PM
Hi guys, how you doing! I'm just going to give y'all a small update.

Not much is going on with Coi right now. I'm giving my '67 volvo amazon some well needed love (and new door bottoms) this winter so the Aerodeck is resting. We had some really cold days (like -17c) and i was thinking of driving it when the roads were nice and dry, but it got warmer and now it's all a wet, salty mess (like ur mum).

The car needs to get an inspection next summer so I need to rebuild the brakes before that. I have bought new pads, discs and hoses, as all of them are shot on my car and i need to figure out why the handbrake sticks like a bitch as soon as you look at it. I guess i have to fix the leaky exhaust aswell.

A bit snowy don't you think?
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Thats better.
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And since it been a while since we last spoke, here are some summer pictures

Driving in my beautiful Hälsingland
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We hit 200 000 kilometers! (and an alb light that is constantly on :rolleyes:)
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ShiRen
12-13-2021, 05:04 AM
Does the aerodeck have 4 wheel disks?

Red_Aerodeck
12-13-2021, 05:45 AM
Does the aerodeck have 4 wheel disks?

Yes, at least the exi does. Mine has abs but it does not work

Dr_Snooz
12-15-2021, 06:47 PM
I want ABS!

ShiRen
12-16-2021, 02:10 PM
I want ABS!

Tesla brake boost when Snooz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZ8XDNz2vU

Red_Aerodeck
12-19-2021, 10:09 PM
I want ABS!

What i understand you aren't missing out on much. It not that good apparently.

ShiRen
12-20-2021, 05:04 AM
I'm sure abs from 1986 is about as awful as it sounds

Red_Aerodeck
01-02-2022, 07:36 AM
Garage update!
We put up some led lights in my dads garage and had to move a big banner. Fortunately i now have my own garage to hang it in :naughty:

Quite fitting isn't it (not in my garage yet, obviously)

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Red_Aerodeck
01-06-2022, 02:34 PM
In my first post I mentioned i wanted some yellow fog lights, later i showed some driving lights i got on an auction site but I wasn't really too fond of them. What I really wanted was something like Cibie or S.E.V. Marchal but they were all too expensive or unobtainable. So imagine my shock when I find a set of Cibie Iode 35 for 300 swedish Crowns (like 30 usd) at a swap meet!

While they are a bit rough, they were definitely worth the money (on ebay one light costs like 90 usd).
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I took them apart and gave them a much needed bath. I just used warm water, dish soap and some steel wool and scrubbed them gently.One reflector is pretty rusty. I think i'll sandblast the worst areas of it and painting it in some sort of "chrome" spray paint or maybe glue aluminium foil to it.
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Before
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After
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Before
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After
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While they didn't come out perfect they are ALOT better than before and they will get better after a little polishing. Sadly there is a little rust that didn't go away. I will have to sand it a little and put some paint on those spots so it doesn't get worse.
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Red_Aerodeck
01-10-2022, 01:28 PM
WINTER TIRES!!

While I really don't want to drive the Aerodeck in the snow i don't have many options right now. My girlfirends Subaru Legacy started misfiring again so it's time to finally give it some attention. She borrowed my v60 so if I don't want to walk to work, the accord has to come out for winter duty.

It is actually pretty good in the snow! With some decent studded tires it handles the snow like any other car AND thanks to being lowered it dubbles as a snow plow!:D

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Dr_Snooz
01-10-2022, 07:24 PM
Nice find on the fog lights! Be careful in the snow.

Red_Aerodeck
01-13-2022, 09:08 AM
This post is sponsored by Cibie

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