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    obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    This first post is a little story of how we (my dad and me) got into 3rd gen accords, what happened to the them and how I got my own 3gee, you can skip this intro if you want to

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    So....where's the update?

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    This is my 89 coupe LXI, I got this accord around 3 years ago (as my first car and w/ a lot of problems) and ever since I've owned it's been repairs after another (mostly mechanical), but even though sometimes it was a pain in the ass to get it fixed I still love this car. Before I ever found this site I didn't know what aftermarket parts (if any) they had for this car or all the different things you can modify . I did eventually found this site and join but since I didn't know a lot about forums and then my Internet was disconnected I forgot about this site . About a year later we got the Internet back and eventually found this website again (I think it was by accident). I did lurk around then did my intro (after 2 years, FAIL) and here I am.

    These are all the major things I've done to the car so far (that I can remember).
    I cleaned the interior (it needed one badly), j/y wheels and new tires, new motor mounts, better p/s pump, new rack and pinion, used p/s high pressure hose, clutch, cd player, CV shafts (both), timing belt, oil pump O-ring (from switching to synthetic). I recently tinted the windows, added a prelude steering wheel and changed the passenger side CV shaft for the 3rd time (in less than 3 years) and soon I will have to do the driver side again (good thing they have lifetime warranty)

    When I was doing the cv shaft


    Prelude steering wheel



    This is how I drove it for a couple days now freshly tinted .......Where is the bumper?


    oh there it is yay!


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by ShyBoyCA6 View Post
    So....where's the update?
    I was hoping to get it in before anybody saw the thread.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by obdriver6 View Post
    I was hoping to get it in before anybody saw the thread.
    That's what he said.

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    love the interior

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    That's what he said.
    Damn, I knew I should of put no HOMO at the end lol
    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    love the interior
    It's a bit dirty right now but later on I want to get some prelude seats

    Right now I'm working on a part for the bumper.......it's a secret


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Well, my dad and me have been working on this for a while.

    Before eeek!


    I cut a piece off so it would bend better


    now it's looking much better


    I used this to straighten it out


    Since I could never find an intega lip at least I could use the clips


    This wasn't the cleanest fiberglass job but it did the job and besides nobody can see it


    Not to bad for my first time working with bondo


    I kind of wanted to cut the ends off but my dad convinced me to glue them back on and I'm glad I did that


    I added bondo later





    I already painted it and I just need to install it........ after I fix the leak I found on the car yesterday


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Who you calling a HOMO you HOMO. LOL

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    That's some nice work there. Where's the pic of it installed though? At least snap a test fit pic for us!
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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    That's some nice work there. Where's the pic of it installed though? At least snap a test fit pic for us!
    Quote Originally Posted by obdriver6 View Post
    I already painted it and I just need to install it........ after I fix the leak I found on the car yesterday
    hmmm...

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    So I finally found the coolant leak and It was a bitch to find.

    The leak came from the bottom hose and if you can see the pipes were very dirty


    If you see the hose is pretty bloated with a pin size whole


    old vs. the first one I put on


    Got the pipes nice and clean, then put everything back YAY!




    I started the engine and I was hoping it wasn't going to leaking but the hope was gone in a few minutes . So I took it apart again,while it was still hot, and got a smaller hose. It did feel a lot more snug so I was confident it was it wasn't going to leak.


    Put it all back together again, crossed my fingers, and started the car and.............. IT DIDN'T LEAK

    Took a picture of the engine bay after I cleaned it.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Good job
    Andrew.

    My hatch build thread(started in winter of 07).

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by 87roach View Post
    Good job
    Thanks.

    So I finally installed the lip and after some adjustments it looks AWESOME!!! It didn't turn out perfect but I rather have that than nothing. Let me know what you guys think.













    I also installed some rear mud flaps






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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    it looks good. now all you have to do is drop the car couple inches

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Deff looks likes some nice fun work man! Keep it up!

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    pullin up turbo spoolin fast lookin fly like a 3g like a 3g like a 3g

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    it looks good. now all you have to do is drop the car couple inches
    I know, I'll see if I can save enough money for a drop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdurr View Post
    Deff looks likes some nice fun work man! Keep it up!
    Thanks and I will, I have some more plans late on.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Keep us updated

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    pullin up turbo spoolin fast lookin fly like a 3g like a 3g like a 3g

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    i like the rims , what are they from ?

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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    I have to say that's the first lip I've seen that looks right on these cars. Very nicely done!
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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdurr View Post
    Keep us updated
    I will
    Quote Originally Posted by gp02a0083 View Post
    i like the rims , what are they from ?
    I found them in the j/y for $60 but they were in pretty rough shape. It took us a week to get them looking like that. They're Prime wheels this what they looked like new http://www.primewheel.com/prime_spec...0&wheelimg=188
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I have to say that's the first lip I've seen that looks right on these cars. Very nicely done!
    Thank you but I think the integra lip look good too, I just never found one.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Ever since I tinted the windows (three weeks ago) I've been driving without door and back panels so we decided to take the top part and re-upholster with some vinyl we had. In the end it looked alright also the sponge we put was too thick but by the next day it started to fall off , so we left it like that and forgot about it.

    This is when we did it.
    IT'S NAKED!!!


    This is how it turned out (you can see my thumb print on the side)


    Yesterday, we were cleaning the garage and since most of my interior is taking a lot of space we decided to look for a shop that does upholstery so I can put everything in my car again. We eventually found one and they asked me what color I wanted and this is where I'm stumped. The guy that was doing it told me he needed an answer by Wednesday morning cause thats when he's going to work on them.

    So should I get ivory or go with black?


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Well the guy that was doing my interior pieces called me last night and he needed an answer so I gave him one. He told me they would probably be ready this afternoon. I'll post pictures when I get them.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    Well I finally got my interior pieces and they're AWSOME!!! way better than what we did. Now the bad thing it is that I have to sand and paint all the little trim pieces that have been sun damaged for 20yrs.




    I did do one really "fast" and this is how it turned out (took me about an hour)
    New(semi) vs. old


    Now I have to that 10 more time and put it back together.


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    Re: obdriver6's 89 coupe update

    looks good bro. i want to redo my door panels in the front as well espeially the drivers side. i slammed the door and the top piece broke and now it just flops when u open/ close the door.
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