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    VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Finally get to start working on my hatch. This will be a long, slow going build as I am currently unemployed.

    Things to do:
    1. Rebuild engine
    2. 5-speed swap
    3. Poly bushings all around
    4. Paint/restore/replace exterior trim
    5. Get seats reupholstered
    6. Replace crumbly dash with less crumbly dash
    7. I don't know yet. But I'm sure I'll find something else i want to do.

    This is my new dd while the hatch is down.
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    96k miles. New michelin tires. Got it for free.

    Hatch parked in her new temporary home.. My basement...
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    Last edited by VIPER1988; 02-02-2014 at 04:34 PM. Reason: add to list



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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    @#*%ing attachment limit...

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    Barely squeezed her through the door. About 1\2 inch clearance on each side.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Got most of the auto interior stuff removed today. One last bolt holding the shifter assembly on. Have to remove the exhaust before i can get to it.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Quote Originally Posted by VIPER1988 View Post
    Hatch parked in her new temporary home.. My basement...
    Dang. That's gangsta right there.

    Good luck with the build.
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Lol. Well I don't have a garage and my driveway is to steep to really be able to work on.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Finished removing at shifter. Cleaned and painted mt pedal assembly and shifter assembly. Drained all fluids and started removing and disconnecting stuff to pull engine.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Think I found my front left vibration problem. Or at least part of it.
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    Radius rod is loose.

    Don't think I will be lowering it... ever...
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    Found grass, dirt, and rocks in several places.
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    Hard to tell from the pic but oil pan is dented in about 3/4 inch on the bottom.
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    Several other dents and scraps on bottom of car. Think i need some stiffer struts and springs.

    Finally got around to pulling the motor.
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    Not much room to work with. Would have been much easier if I had some help to. But I made due with what I had.

    Got a bunch of the parts ordered.
    Full engine rebuild kit including pistons
    dc header from nswst8
    unorthodox flywheel from military mase
    exedy clutch kit
    full set of prothane bushings
    magnaflow catalytic converter

    And before I could order the rest my water heater decided it was going to rust through and flood the basement... Just my luck...

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    deff is gangster you got it in ur basement! I would love to have that done here. but nice work on getting the motor pulled. you just doing a frest oem rebuild or you going to do something fancy?

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    oem with this one. Hopefully next year I will be able to get started on the other. Other motor will still be n/a but will have every performance part I can find on it. Only things this one is getting are dc header, cai, lightweight flywheel, and basic rebuild. And doing 5 speed swap while I have it out. I would save the flywheel for the other motor, but its the only one I have.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Go figure. I need a new radiator. One I have was bought from Honda in 2004 with a lifetime warranty. "Sorry, that part has been discontinued. We can't exchange it for you."

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    fun project looks fun! i want a basement with a car in it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that cb7 is super clean!!! how did u manage to find a stock unmolested cb7 for free?!

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    lol. Got it from mother in law. Only thing that's been done to it is a cheap eBay full stainless exhaust system. Old exhaust looked like swiss cheese. lol
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Finally back at it. Rebuilt the motor. Forgot to take pics in the process. Its just about ready to go back in. Still need a few things. Unfortunately the project is being cut short. Wife gave the 91 4door to her dad. So i have to get this back on the road asap. Going to finish the motor rebuild and 5speed swap for now. Everything else will have to wait.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Looking good! Keep at it.
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Yay!
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Got more done today. Put wire harness and rest of accessories on the motor, removed and cleaned front suspension parts, and got most of the dash back in. Will add pics tomorrow. Wish i could find a dash thats not so brittle. Cracked in several places. Most wont be noticeable once everything is in. But still... Cant do any more until i get some $. Need nut for radius rod, 2 exhaust manifold studs, old bushings pressed out of lca, bolts for flywheel and pressure plate, starter, and rear mount bracket for manual trans. (Left mine in Florida)

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Any bright ideas for fixing my glove box? Tried jb weld. Didn't hold
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    I haven't done it, but would plastic welding work?
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    If done properly, plastic welding should be as strong as it was before

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Tried plastic model glue. Guy at the hobby shop said it melts the plastic together. Letting it dry over night. Suppose i will find out tomorrow how strong it is. Went to Fastenal and got most of the nuts and bolts i need. Only things they didn't have were the flywheel bolts and the nut for the radius rod. Friday i will be Checking the Pullapart for the rest of the stuff i need.

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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Well the model glue seems to be working well. Loaded glove box with tools and opened and closed it several times. Didn't break. Replaced all the front bushing with Prothane. Strangest thing with the suspension. Everything on passenger side was tightened proper and the bushings were in fairly good condition considering age. Driver side everything was loose and the bushings were pretty much gone. What would cause such a drastic difference from one side to the other? Removed 2/3 broken exhaust manifold studs. Third one the extractor broke off inside of... Tried drilling it out to retap it. But because of the extractor piece stuck in it the drill bit wouldn't stay centered. So hopefully it won't leak. I don't have money for another head right now.

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    Need to clean this up with some brake cleaner when i get it back outside.
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Just realized that i never posted my brake and interior updates from a year or 2 ago. Did rear disk swap with EBC goldline rotors and green stuff pads all around. Replaced rubber lines with braided steel. Replaced factory blown out struts with Gabriel Ultra. Replaced worn out blue carpet with new black carpet. Added armrest and cupholder.
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    Had front calipers painted to match the back. But both were leaking when i started bleeding them. So i had to get new ones and didn't have enough paint left.
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Cool stuff!
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    Re: VIPER1988's 87 hatch

    Went to the pullapart. Got rear mount bracket and flywheel bolts. Installed unorthodox flywheel and exedy clutch, mounted transmission, installed alt. and dropped it all back in the car. Exchanged passenger axle under warranty. Still need starter, driver cv axle, battery, and all fluids. Hopefully next week she will be back on the road.

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