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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    from my personal experience, saving money on tools is not smart, look after Gebe tools, they are good example of quality=price. I believe they sell over whole europe. Gebe tests tools and if quality meets their standard, they will name it an sell it. There is a chart you can look at. it looks like this.

    Air tools, dont buy the cheapest, turbines inside tend to wear out quickly. To keep turbines in good shape I would recommend to get a Oil-Fog smearer. Inexpensive, but effective protection.

    Its prttey fnuny how you can raed tihs eintre snetnece with all tehse ellters out of palce...

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    so a 150 liter compressor is minimum?

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    This was an example. Different manufacturers have their own charts, mainly because they use different internal pressure. But I dont think you'll ever need one as big as you asked, open sandblaster uses more air, but if you want to keep dust and sand to the minimum, there is a spot-blaster gun with rubber nuzzle.

    Its prttey fnuny how you can raed tihs eintre snetnece with all tehse ellters out of palce...

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    cheers dude.. ill keep an eye out for a deal on a compressor.. im in no rush..

    right now I have a full set of suspension to clean down, paint up and then replace with new rubber bushes and bearings where possible.. this should keep me busy for a few months as i dont have much spare times on my hands..

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    WOW!! Look at the time.. told you this will be a slow restoration..

    Any how, got stuck in there again at the week end tearing down the front end. I suspected that the front cross member was rusty and it was, quite badly.. So a tear down will allow access to that..

    While i was at it, i though i would start the car one more time, just to hear it one more time.. it could be a year or two or more before i hear it running again..

    I couldn't find my camera so have no pictures of front bumper coming off and the headlights and wipers..

    But here is a few pics of how it is now...

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration





    So thats how it is now...

    Air con is out, power steering pump and cooler out, cruise control out. radiator out...

    I want to lift the engine out, get the suspension and subframes off, have them powder coated and then treat all the rust.

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Wow. You have your hands full. Seeing all that corrosion in the engine bay hurts. Best of luck with the build. Are you planning a frame up restoration?
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    In fairness this car isnt too bad for rust.. The front lower cross member and the two back wheel arches need replacing.. there is a patch needed at the front of the sunroof as well, and apart from the surface rust here and there, it shouldnt be too bad..

    I plan on getting rid of all the rust and giving the car a full respray. Then build up all the suspension components with new bushings, ball joints, bearings where ever needed. I will also try to get the steel components powder coated black..


    Most of the strip down at the front is to access the rust in behind the radiator reserve tank... and from the way its located i might have to dissameble the ABS system to get that out..

    I think while i have every thing this stripped i might go ahead and lift out the engine so that i can get the front subframes powder coated aswell.
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Rust scares me!


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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Wow.... I thought I had a large project in front of me. Always glad to see someone dedicated to saving one of these cars! The interior looks fresh tho, and good luck with the project.
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by obdriver6 View Post
    Rust scares me!
    yeah me too.. To be honest for a car thats coming on 25 years on Irish roads its in pretty good nick.. ive see cars here thats 10-15 years old and have been wrote off because of rust.

    Only the back wheel arches are scarey looking and the guy i have lined up to do the work says that its not a big job for him and he can rebuild the inner wheel arch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    Wow.... I thought I had a large project in front of me. Always glad to see someone dedicated to saving one of these cars! The interior looks fresh tho, and good luck with the project.
    Cheers. Hopefully i will be bringing this car to classic car shows for many decades to come..

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    So from doing noting for years and months, I am getting carried away with the stripping!
    I removed all the wiring loom from engine bay, removed the ALB system and removed the fuse box.

    I also removed the Drivers side suspension...


    I sometimes get carried away unbolting stuff from the car, i forget to take pictures at each stage... I must remeber to take more pictures...







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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    I was going to repaint the engine bay, but there is nothing wrong in there.. I might just take the subframes off, have the subframes powder coated, and then give the engine bay a good degreasing and a polish..

    Then when I build the engine bay up again, i will powder coat brackets / zinc plate / or paint them.



    With the wheel arches, even though they look in good condition i wight take the wire knot wheel to them to remove the stone chip guard and repaint those and reapply stone chip protection.

    all suspension conponents will be powder coated black where possible.

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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    a few more bits removed at the weekend there.. im still not in the habit of taking pictures as i take bits out of the car.. i will get it off then take a picture.

    i started at the back and worked my way forward. i removed all the rear lights, removed exhaust right the way up to the exhaust manifold, i removed the exhaust heat shields, the rear suspension and brakes are off, the fuel tank removed and .... shoot..... im sure i for got something.. a few more pics below..

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