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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    looks great!
    It is far to high but I guess you'll lower it later
    Your second Accord as you call it is also very sexy.



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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricarlos View Post
    looks great!
    It is far to high but I guess you'll lower it later
    Your second Accord as you call it is also very sexy.
    Hahah thank you
    I do plan on lowering it. I'm not too sure how much, but I'd prefer to get some adjustable coilovers over a coil/spring setup.
    That way I can adjust the height, as well as getting improved performance and (hopefully) damper control for the spirited runs through the hills

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Calabek View Post

    I called up the local vehicle inspection agency to make sure I could fix this and still pass. They said as long as I got an engineers certificate I will be fine.
    So I called up a chassis repair and body shop to get a quote and I was quoted $1,000 +GST WITH an engineers certificate.

    So I'm happy and progress can continue on the Aerodeck

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Engineer's certificate? For reals? How could that fail? Like someone would keep driving when there's a big sag in the passenger floorboard? I thought Cali smog checks were bad. That's a nice racket they have isn't it? Here, you'd give your buddy a six-pack and have him weld it up on his lunch break. Instead, you get the lawyers and bureaucrats involved and it becomes a $1000 repair with heaps of red tape. Sheesh.

    Glad you're able to get it fixed though.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Engineer's certificate? For reals? How could that fail? Like someone would keep driving when there's a big sag in the passenger floorboard? I thought Cali smog checks were bad. That's a nice racket they have isn't it? Here, you'd give your buddy a six-pack and have him weld it up on his lunch break. Instead, you get the lawyers and bureaucrats involved and it becomes a $1000 repair with heaps of red tape. Sheesh.

    Glad you're able to get it fixed though.
    long story shot, don't settle down in Australia. Cars are our biggest form of revenue raising (next to taxes of course) and the government bodies will push any means necessary to squeeze every last cent out of us. We get a $400 fine + 3 demerit points (you only get 10 and 3 back every 3 years) if we're even caught with our phone in our hand. :/

    Anyway, I'm not gonna rage on about that. I have some rather good news. The old owner of the Aerodeck finally sent through the books and paper work ! I now have the original jdm owners manual as well as rego papers from 02-11 and service receipts from 02-11. All the stuff I thought might break (axles, alt., brake master cylinder) have already been replaced within the last 20,000-30,000kms












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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Awesome manual! The Aerodeck has and always will be the coolest Accord ever built
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by 'A20A3' View Post
    Awesome manual! The Aerodeck has and always will be the coolest Accord ever built
    Thanks man.
    Yeah I couldn't agree with you more. The uniqueness of it just stands out from all other models !

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    So I had seen this parking pole on eBay 2 days ago and it was "Auction Only". So I spent the last 2 days keeping a good eye on it and it had one bid when I saw it which was $150.00US (and shipping was $40.00US) so at the last 2 minutes I bid $153.50US and won! Very VERY happy with this purchase. Although no one on my facebook seems to agree or understand :P It's the whole set too (wiring, pole, button and the led works as well as the pole). I think it will look great on the Aerodeck. a very nice addition!

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    I also have my eyes on something EXTREMELY rare. Perhaps even the rarest 3G option in the entire catalogue.
    I'll be updating this space soon with more info.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Hey guys, here's a bit of an update.

    I managed to scrape the crust off around the thermostat housing and put a new thermostat in.
    I've bought replacement front pads and discs as well as ordered some rear drums and shoes earlier today.
    I also bought some black caliper paint. I plan on painting the side of the discs and also the hats of the discs and drums so they don't rust.
    Today my parking pole came in which I'm most pleased about. Pole, wiring, button and mount. I also made a short video of how it works.



    Apart from that nothing else has changed. I did do some minor cleaning around the block and thermostat area (getting a lot of the gunge off) but unfortunately I have plenty more left.
    I also found some more rust. However, I'm so close to getting it registered, I can taste it!

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Nice score with the pole!

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Over the last week I have been tackling the brakes and I'm pretty much there. Only have to bleed the brakes and replace a few screws I may have shredded. :P

    So I replaced the old discs, pads, shoes and drums and surprisingly ATP (who supplies our brakes at Repco) managed to sort me out in less than 5 minutes with the correct part numbers and parts. So I got them home, I painted the drums black (to ensure they wouldn't rust like the old ones), I also painted the hats on the discs and the sides of the discs (so they wouldn't rust). As I took off the old parts I also took the time to wire wheel off all the rust on the dust covers for the pads and the calipers. I painted them afterwards to make sure they wouldn't rust again. I also took advantage of everything being off and sanded and painted the rear dust cover of the discs so it blended a little nicer. Here are some pics. oh! and I also put some de-squeak paste on the brake pad dust cover just to make sure

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    There's honestly not a whole much left to do. I was talking to a couple of managers at work and they say the amount of work I'm putting in is unnecessary to get it passed inspection, but I think it's better to do the work while the car is off the road, on jack stands, as opposed to my excitement taking over and never getting around to these small details. My goal is end of march, but with uni starting up this coming week I feel it may be closer to end of april.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Looks super!
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    looks good man. i cannot find that damn badge sorry. I have the one in my gfs car but it has damage from someone prying it with a screwdriver.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Looks super!
    Quote Originally Posted by AccordB20A View Post
    looks good man. i cannot find that damn badge sorry. I have the one in my gfs car but it has damage from someone prying it with a screwdriver.
    Thanks guys.

    Are you willing to sell it ? If so can you send me a photo ?

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Wow you have been restoring this beauty since the day you got it. Welcome to the 3G addiction. I like your updates and they way you are taking care of your aero deck.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    Wow you have been restoring this beauty since the day you got it. Welcome to the 3G addiction. I like your updates and they way you are taking care of your aero deck.
    thanks man I'm in love with this car.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    been a somewhat big week. I've started uni again so I'm pretty fucked most days.
    but I did manage to get new tires this week (nothing special, just some cheapies to get me through till I can afford some watanabes), I bled the brakes and they're pretty on point now, I took the aero off the stands and it's now sitting on the tires, put the bumper and latch back on, and today I got out there and washed it. In 7 hours all I managed to do was wash it, clay bar it and polish the hood. Little to say I'm unhappy with my effort and wish I had more time. I still need to polish all other parts of the car as well as apply a wax. However, it was probably best I'd stopped as all my towels were dirty and need to be washed.

    The good news is, my bonnet is now pretty damn shiny! it looks amazing!
    The bad news is, I started the car today. It seems to spike straight to 2,000-2,500rpm and just keep climbing and I really don't know why. It got to 3,000rpm in about 30 seconds and then I turned the car off. I turned the car back on to check if it would do it again, and it did. So I turned the car off and won't turn it on again just in case I'm causing damage somehow. Does anyone have any ideas ?

    Also, here are photos of the bonnet. Need to do the roof soon too.

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    I'm sorry my photos are so shitty. I had to take them with my phone as I broke my DSLR lens a few weeks back and haven't had the funds available to replace it. :/ Also, there's a little section on the front of the bonnet close to the driver's side. you can see it has not come up clear like the rest, I think it's too far gone to save it. It has a very leathery feel to it. anyway, that's all for now. I was hoping to have it booked into an exhaust shop and chassis repair shop by today, but hadn't had the time. I will finish cleaning it monday and perhaps book in too (as I'm working all weekend). I might drop the car off tuesday sometime which means in a week or two it will be registered. hooray!!!
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    That patch is very strange. I wonder what caused it.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Wow, glad to see there's an Aerodeck here!
    Surprised you're not upgrading to rear discs while Accords are still about in wreakers. 3g's definately getting rare in general & finding them will only get harder.
    Must repair my CR-X floor rails for similar damage after clowns @ a panel shop jacked up my passenger floor, certainly won't be paying for someone else to do it!

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by 79cord View Post
    Wow, glad to see there's an Aerodeck here!
    Surprised you're not upgrading to rear discs while Accords are still about in wreakers. 3g's definately getting rare in general & finding them will only get harder.
    Must repair my CR-X floor rails for similar damage after clowns @ a panel shop jacked up my passenger floor, certainly won't be paying for someone else to do it!
    Funny you mention this, the thought crossed my mind but I thought I will just bring it back as to stock for the inspection and then go about modifying and changing things.
    I was also unsure if the parts were interchangeable ? I assume they will be because all the shocks are interchangeable through the 3G range (sedan, coupe, wagon and hatch).

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Totally agree getting the car sorted should be first priority, modifications second. Especially if it will take time to find the bits.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by 79cord View Post
    Totally agree getting the car sorted should be first priority, modifications second. Especially if it will take time to find the bits.
    WOW. I only just realised you are from Melbourne. Howdy neighbour! hahaha!
    Do you know the website OzHonda? I actually found it for sale on there ! The seller was in NSW !

    Mhm :3 Speaking of 'taking time to find bits' I found someone who owns a brand new set of Mugen Variable Suspension for the Aerodeck. However he is unwilling to sell. Which sucks so much

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Jeepers. That's like finding a guy who owns a pink unicorn. Good luck getting it out of him.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Jeepers. That's like finding a guy who owns a pink unicorn. Good luck getting it out of him.
    Mhm. Thanks for the luck. At the moment he doesn't want to give them up. He doesn't know what car they're for, but the part number corresponds with a JDM brochure I found. He's keeping them because he knows they're rare :P I think the only way I'll get them from him is if I found something SB3 Civic related to trade. But his car is already super stacked. I feel there is no hope

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    It's not completely hopeless. If he was running them on an Aerodeck he owns and loves, then it'd be hopeless. Right now it's difficult. The parts are something taking storage space that he keeps tripping over and the wife keeps hassling him about. I don't know the guy, but I'd expect some combination of "hey I can use those, they're just taking up space in your place, there aren't a lot of Aerodecks left, if you hold on to them long enough, there won't be any left and the parts will be worthless, how do I change your mind?" will work.
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