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

    Quote Originally Posted by eduardo i. View Post
    Thanls , the car looks amazing.Was that stering wheel recovered at some point? thinking about doing that to my firts gen acord
    I dont think it has been eduardo. Its the original leather..



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    For all of that light rust, I'd really want a sandblaster. It's really the only thing that will get your metal really clean without really attacking it.

    Looks like you've come a long way, though. Good job!
    Yeah im trying to see what my options are to bring the car to someone thats within reason, driving wise to sand blast the whole car.

    But yeah, I reckon taking it apart is the easy bit.. Cleaning , restoring, sourcing replacement parts and reassembly will be very time consuming though..

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

    If you come across anything you want from USDM land, I don't mind shipping overseas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    If you come across anything you want from USDM land, I don't mind shipping overseas.
    Thanks for the offer! I very well might take you up on that offer.. some part number in honda europe show discontinued, but there still seems to be some stock in various odd parts in honda usa that i might need to get.. and any of those dealers refuse to send international..

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

    Hope you remember how to put it all back together! lol but all kidding aside you are a brave and thorough man


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    Quote Originally Posted by obdriver6 View Post
    Hope you remember how to put it all back together! lol but all kidding aside you are a brave and thorough man
    thanks... i hope i remember aswell.. I think the hardest part to remember where I put all the different boxes of stuff.. I havent done much in a month now. I really must get underneath and start stripping all the stone chip protection... im guessing it will be a messy job. but once thats done its ready to be sent to the body shop for new wheel arches and a respray..


    any one got any tips on removing that stuff from underneath???

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

    Really wondering if you intend to remove the doors for the respray. I am close to painting and I want to remove the doors, but cannot find the connection (under the dash presumably) to disconnect the door wiring harness. Any thoughts?
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    Sorry i have no recent updates on this , its been a busy year.

    Yeah the wire loom is easy disconnected. If you peal the wire grommet away from the car frame the connector is just inside the pillar. You can use a flat head screw driver to release the connector lock. If need be i can post a picture of the connector location during the week.

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

    I got side tracked with another project.. Instead of selling the S2000, I went and bought a Civic Type R Shell in black and went about a building it for a track day.

    -img_2179_zpsb3dce089-jpg

    video of me racing it on track: Camera car is a civic with integra type r engine, my car is the one with the white number plate.



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

    So update on the accord. Car is basically a bare shell now.. so started into the rust.. i didnt realise how thick the wheel arch protection was on and its gonna take a very very long time to get it all off and resprayed..

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

    I'm always happy to see updates to this thread. Keep up the good work!
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    So I got the accord completly stripped. All thats left is metal! so I took the car down off the axle stands for the first time in a year and placed it on a trolley. i didnt even use a jack as the car was that light i could lift it myself. i then took the car outside and gave it a power washing inside and out to get rid of crud





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

    After leaving the car outside over night to dry off, i took it back in and lifted the car onto its side so that i can start cleaning the underbody back to bare metal.






    and after a few hours i cleaned one section


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

    Wow! You inspire me - too bad mine is a daily driver. I would love to do this!

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    i just hope its worth all the effort! ill need to buy another grinder and a couple more wire knot wheels by the end of the week..


    does any one have an easier method to remove this junk from underneath?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stezie View Post
    does any one have an easier method to remove this junk from underneath?
    Send it out to have it media blasted? LOL
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by stezie View Post
    i just hope its worth all the effort! ill need to buy another grinder and a couple more wire knot wheels by the end of the week..


    does any one have an easier method to remove this junk from underneath?
    I wonder if spraying it with carb cleaner and letting it soak will make it come off easier?
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    Re: Stezie's - 1988 Accord 2.0i 16v - OEM Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Send it out to have it media blasted? LOL

    I have considered sand blasting , but i dont know if that will even lift this stuff . It must be a european thing but there is two layers of protection underneath. it looks like the car was coated with white seam sealer, then painted then and layer of rubberised tar type coating is on top of that again. The grinder bogs down and nearly stops if i put the wire knot wheel flat on the stuff. I have to attack the stuff with the wheel on its edge.

    The protection actually held up very well over time, its just the bit that were missed at the factory that are rusty and letting the rest of the car down. put it like this, in the rear arch wells, i can tear sheets of the stuff off and there is barely any metal left behind. The metal rusted through from the rear, inside out. Its strange.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    I wonder if spraying it with carb cleaner and letting it soak will make it come off easier?
    Its worth a try. thanks for the tip

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

    I would try heating it with a heat gun and scraping it off with a stiff putty knife or scraper. If you hit it with a blow torch, it might just catch fire and you won't have to do anything more.


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

    Wow this is a fantastic project! This car will be very special to you for a long time once its finished.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bullard123 View Post
    Wow this is a fantastic project! This car will be very special to you for a long time once its finished.
    thanks. will be kept for a long time

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

    Just read through this... It was my intention to do this to my poolude but way too much rust.

    I am impressed you are this committed. Well done. I may do this with my BA1 in the future.

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

    This project reminds alot of my project too, i got also B20A2 Ca5 Euro version. I never did go it so trought as you have, nice job! Thought my one had hell of welding, like 2 months in row just welding + other things, been doing it like year and half now. But i got my one back from paint and its painted with metallic/pearl white. When i get to i will post my project on 3geez.com aswell. Anyway just keep doing it!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mortem View Post
    This project reminds alot of my project too, i got also B20A2 Ca5 Euro version. I never did go it so trought as you have, nice job! Thought my one had hell of welding, like 2 months in row just welding + other things, been doing it like year and half now. But i got my one back from paint and its painted with metallic/pearl white. When i get to i will post my project on 3geez.com aswell. Anyway just keep doing it!


    thanks. i almost have the under body completly clean. I limit myself to 60 minutes of working the grinder, so that I keep my interest up and return to it.

    Im interested in seeing your car, pics please!

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