View Full Version : NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

07-02-2010, 11:45 AM
So a lot of time has past, waiting for get my life together (and the funds) to finally get my LX-i project going again. Going to take a lot of restoration from the hell I put it through. Then once I get the little bit of rust fixed, all the other mechanical crap done, and have my car looking all show-room like it did before... Then I'll see where I go from there.

My plan is to have this car for the rest of my life. I think it's a goal within reasonable reach. Hopefully no more busses hit me.. I was in tears at the autobody place when they appraised the damages. Would have totaled the car out. The old man was nice enough to ''adjust'' the damages just under book value :deal:

Current Mods:

Rear Disc Break Converstion
Tokiko Blue's shocks and struts
H&R Lowering Springs
Reemus Exaust
Kumho Escka Tires (Sorry I can't spell that for the life of me)
Cup Holder
Red Tail Lights =]
Steering Wheel from some other Honda (???)

Had a lot of body work done. This little soldier has been hit by a city bus, and an F-350, still running strong!

Here's a photo of my Accord when I took care of it.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs458.snc3/26178_105727259467561_100000908624313_47340_394202 _n.jpg

Now here is the current condition (now that my friends trust me to give it back)

Front-end with a little bumper hang on the left
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs458.snc3/26178_105727642800856_100000908624313_47343_108812 2_n.jpg

Very dirty side view.. YUCK! Wheel well lining is missing.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs458.snc3/26178_105727362800884_100000908624313_47341_247355 0_n.jpg

Interior. Window Seal is trashed. Door won't close all the way. Seats have crazy cigarette burns. Carpet is moldy from the sunroof leaking. Pieces of trim missing all over the place.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs478.snc3/26178_105728052800815_100000908624313_47345_512930 9_n.jpg

Some driver side door damage...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs544.snc3/29810_113271835379770_100000908624313_82367_224231 2_n.jpg

Busted tail light from drunk stuck up chick
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs485.ash1/26549_108896335817320_100000908624313_62840_397488 8_n.jpg

Carpet Stank
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs113.snc4/36036_130066350366985_100000908624313_160240_27348 78_n.jpg

Console is all busted up
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs053.ash2/36036_130066353700318_100000908624313_160241_73589 35_n.jpg

07-02-2010, 03:24 PM
So now I'm off to go pick up my new door and striker plate. New Tail lights. New Carpet. New Seats. Tons of random bolts just for futures sake, and last but not least, all the dang interior bolt covers that are missing all over the place. Ah crap, and an Axle. Because squirrels love to chew up CV boots.

Pics of parts car's:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs015.ash2/34126_129011547139132_100000908624313_156320_40510 86_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs035.snc4/34126_129011507139136_100000908624313_156308_28617 41_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs035.snc4/34126_129011513805802_100000908624313_156310_20165 98_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs066.ash2/36680_129011310472489_100000908624313_156293_37685 60_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs066.ash2/36680_129011297139157_100000908624313_156290_33540 48_n.jpg

Roughly 30 LX-i's in this Honda Graveyard.

Going out to get my parts. Hopefully going to start today. Wish me luck!

07-02-2010, 04:19 PM
Roughly 30 LX-i's in this Honda Graveyard.

Holy Jeebus.

Anything good?

07-02-2010, 06:02 PM
Tons of good stuff. I took a picture of each 3rd Gen and wrote down the car codes, so when I need something I can call them up.

Here's what I picked up today, to fix a lot of what you see in the first post.

New door, only a tiny bit of rust at paint level (thank god). The interior of the car it came from totally showed no signs of smoking, which was nice. Black carpet, and a replacement console.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs053.snc4/35036_130066803700273_100000908624313_160243_39505 32_n.jpg

New fuse box (old one is so jacked up), tail lights (black just needs a new coat), and parking lights.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs053.ash2/36036_130066347033652_100000908624313_160239_92946 2_n.jpg

Apparently 2 of the black coupe's were brought in for the cash for clunkers program. Almost scary how intact some of them are. Good for me there's enough out there to fix my mess that I made. Which is my goal as of now. Making up for what I messed up.

Going out tomorrow morning, and getting started. Shooting to do it all in 4-5 hours, which should be more then enough.

07-02-2010, 07:06 PM
do work! and good luck with everything!

07-03-2010, 07:06 AM
nice to see you working on the coupe

Civic Accord Honda
07-03-2010, 12:02 PM
Good stuff! car will look like new again very soon!

07-18-2010, 05:36 PM
looks good mine will be about where your is at soon here. I also have black paint and that same interior. Im thinking possibly replace it with black carpet and some E-bay racing seats preferably black. I dont need it but a nice steering wheel be it grant or what have you, relocating the cruise control buttons right below the shifter by the Emergency brake. (idea behind this Shift to 5, hand is down there can push button for cruise with one hand on the wheel)

07-18-2010, 10:10 PM
(idea behind this Shift to 5, hand is down there can push button for cruise with one hand on the wheel)

Or you can just leave the cruise control pushed in all the time...?

08-03-2010, 03:29 PM
anyone know where i can get cruise control added to my 86 accord dx

02-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Bringing this back to life!

Now that I have my life back =]

Hit rock bottom hard. Really amped up to be working on my 88 again!

Lots of exciting updates to come soon, lots of pics. Should give some great ideas and help to those doing a lot of clean up and restoring.

02-16-2012, 11:10 PM

02-16-2012, 11:47 PM
^^ Thats what I was gonna say! lol..... but its good to see you're taking care of your accord!

02-17-2012, 06:04 AM

cygnus x-1
02-17-2012, 05:37 PM
The ponies look angry. Best not to disturb them.

So you went to UIUC? I went there for 1.5 semesters. And then dropped out. :Owned:


02-17-2012, 06:09 PM
:D yay!

02-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Hmm Pony power? wow this is new lol but can't wait for some progress.

02-20-2012, 06:45 AM


02-20-2012, 07:11 AM
Those ponies are freakin me out a little :ugh: .

03-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Stick with it man, the coupes are sweet looking cars. It'll be worth it not to mention even more sentimental than it is now.

04-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Sick car! i got an 88 lxi coupe about a month ago and having a lot of fun fixing it up. :D