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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Calabek View Post
    Haha yeah it is pretty horrible over here. I can't talk for other states, but I have heard that my state is the worst in the country :/ Our roads are shit, our rules are shit and our police are strict... well... they don't follow the rules. It's more down to luck... whether you've caught them on a good day or not :P
    Welcome to the collapse of western civilization. Here, the cops are stomping around, chasing ranchers off their lands, putting Boston under martial law and shooting homeless people in the back.

    It looks like your center cap is made with a textured finish. It might be as nice now as it ever was. If yo're sure you want it shiny and the finish is hard and not gummy, then I would spend an evening buffing it out with a tube of toothpaste and a Dremel tool with a buffing wheel attachment. I've never had good results trying to shine things up with sandpaper.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Hello guys it's been a while since I've given an update. Sorry about that. :/ I've started a new Facebook page I've been updating my Aerodeck on which made me a little slack to come back on 3geez. Here's the link if you want to check it out or give it a 'like': https://www.facebook.com/GaijinAerodeck
    I've had a small change of direction since I last posted. I've found more rust which is a pain... and it's in the worst place of all, the hatch! I'm unsure as to whether it'll be repairable, but I am banking on the fact it will be. I plan to strip the car completely (engine, wiring, every nut, bolt and screw.. everything) and then get it completely resprayed. So pretty much starting with a straight, completely brand new paint and rust free car. I'm also looking at acquiring BNIB parts over second hand, however if I find something in second hand I'll generally pick it up regardless. Here's a list of what's been acquired since last time I updated.

    BNIB Bosch Foglights $150USD w/o shipping:

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Cool Aerodeck Brochure $10USD w/o shipping

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    JDM PFM with chrome trim, button and control box $135 w/o shipping (I have PFM at the moment, however I am under the assumption they're seized, so I will just use the mirrors. It will be good to have a spare button and control box ... just in case)

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

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    Accord brochure $9.60USD shipped

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    Replacement Aerodeck Manual $10USD w/o shipping (top old manual, bottom new manual)

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    Replacement driver's side tail light $10USD w/o shipping

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    BOSE speaker covers $50USD shipped

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    BNIB Parking Pole $220 w/o shipping

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Here is the rust in the tailgate. I also found out why my rear wiper wasn't working... turns out for some reason (that I really cannot understand) they chopped the plug off at the motor ... so there's just 4 or 5 wires hanging about ... hmmm...

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    Repainted the rocker cover. This was before I had made the move to strip the car.

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    I think that's about it. I am a little upset I won't be driving it anytime in the near future. However it will be well worth the wait to ensure all the rust is taken out and to start a fresh with awesome paint and some replaced parts. Pretty much I'm saying the paranoia will be removed of something falling off, of snapping, or breaking or rusting to pieces, etc etc.

    Oh, I guess I should say this. I'm still unsure as to whether I'll do all this work and this register it, or register it and then do the work. I have a few things left on my check list to complete before it goes to get register. I guess it will depend on how I want to spend the money when I get to that point in time.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Damn that is all freaking amazing! Props for going the long route and doing it right though!
    Low loud lovin it!
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Honda Man View Post
    Damn that is all freaking amazing! Props for going the long route and doing it right though!
    Thanks man. I think it just helps to alleviate the uncertainty as to whether anything is broken or needs repairing. I would prefer to do all of my repairing first, and then play and modify freely and without worry.

    Also, I forgot to mention, I did however get the chassis repaired;






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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Well looks like a neat enough job there.
    I guess rusty areas of tailgate are hidden by trims so at least it will not be obvious if the repairs are not flawless, so long as they stop it getting worse.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by 79cord View Post
    Well looks like a neat enough job there.
    I guess rusty areas of tailgate are hidden by trims so at least it will not be obvious if the repairs are not flawless, so long as they stop it getting worse.
    Personally I think they did a great job. They got in, cut out the old section, welded a new one up and painted it with that zinc stuff to ensure it doesn't rust over. They got in the interior and (I can't remember how) applied force to apart of the floor that had been punched up a little bit due to the damage.

    It ended up costing $1,100 however they supplied me with an engineer's report so that the inspection agency shouldn't have a problem with it. It's a tad expensive, and much more than I would of preferred to pay, however I'm confident that they did an extremely good job and that I will not have any further problems with it

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Sorry, didn't mean to imply that job was flawed. Does look good.
    Just glad tailgate rust isn't obvious, always better when you don't have to worry about repairs to highly visible areas.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by 79cord View Post
    Sorry, didn't mean to imply that job was flawed. Does look good.
    Just glad tailgate rust isn't obvious, always better when you don't have to worry about repairs to highly visible areas.
    Oh, no, I didn't take it like that. Don't worry.
    Same here. However it's one of those things that will always be in the back of mind.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    I just love your Aerodeck.
    When I have the time and money I will definitely find a good example and import it.
    Too bad the B20A is very hard to come by
    The ones I have now are just for the lulz^^

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by almightymojo View Post
    I just love your Aerodeck.
    When I have the time and money I will definitely find a good example and import it.
    Too bad the B20A is very hard to come by
    The ones I have now are just for the lulz^^
    Oh thank you It's nothing yet. There's A LOT of work that needs doing. I'm so keen to drive it and get it fixed and start modifying and tinkering. It's just going to be a lot of work to get to that point. And my constant unnecessary spending doesn't help. Which brings me to my latest purchase that came in the mail today:

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    1x headlight washer button
    1x air refiner button
    2x washer nozzles from an EF

    All for $200usd shipped. Not a bad haul, however I'm running out of button space on the dash and on the console extremely quick. I think I only have 2 or 3 free spaces in total and I already have fog lights and a parking pole ... now headlight washers ? Uh-oh ! hahahha. Maybe I will do some custom fabrication to allow for one or two more buttons. Nothing fancy or too extravagant, just something that looks stock and would be glazed over by someone who doesn't know about 3geez.

    Not to get my hopes up just yet, but a member on this forum has 2 Aerodecks from the UK and had an accident in one of them recently. He split his washer bottle and said providing things go well with the insurance company, he might be inclined to sell it to me - which ultimately means I don't need to hack up my own and just repair his.

    I was also looking at twin pot front calipers on eBay and unfortunately there's only one seller, and he's asking like $165USD w/o shipping. So expensive. I was hoping to take them for $100 :/ I messaged him and he won't budge.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    How about some news ?

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_dd View Post
    How about some news ?
    News ! Here's an update. My Aerodeck has a new modification. DUST! hahaha



    No news. For the last 3 months I have been vigorously saving for a trip to Europe, and I have succeeded. I leave tomorrow actually. I'll be visiting Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania. I'll be gone for a month, however when I return I will be working my butt off to get this car in top shape. I'm almost considering selling my other Accord to pay for the things I need to make the Aero look top !

    Interior is mint as fuck though ! Just pieces here and there missing for troubleshooting. The indicators work, but the hazard switch does not. So the steering column is off. The rear wiper doesn't work so all the trim pieces around the hatch are off (someone cut off the original plug and didn't reconnect it, so it's a matter of soldering 8 wires together). Speaker cover is missing as I got some cool 'BOSE' speaker covers I want to put on.



    Yesterday I did get out there and try to stick the small trim piece back on that covers the hatch (so I could at least try to pass registration when I got back from Europe). Both driver's side clips are broken and so the only way I thought of getting it back on was by industrial strength double-sided tape and weights to ensure it adhered. It's definitely a temporary solution. The trim piece was bent as fuck too, so I put it in a vice to try and fold it back to it's original shape, but, only semi-succeeded. It still looks pretty bent, but the hatch now opens and closes with no requirement to stick my fingers on the trim pieces to push it down.



    Apart from that. Nothing is going on. T_T
    This year it'll be an intense year for the Aero. Big stuff planned with time prevailing.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Have fun. Can't wait to see what's in store for the Aero!
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Have fun. Can't wait to see what's in store for the Aero!
    Thanks, I'm quite excited

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Did you get back from Europe yet ?

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_dd View Post
    Did you get back from Europe yet ?
    Yes, I returned 2 weeks ago
    It was amazing! I'm broke though, so the saving starts. I set myself a goal too. I want the Aerodeck to be finished and used as my daily within 1 month. I have 29 days left :3 I got it planned... if no problems I will complete my goal in 3 weeks

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    I've got that update you've all been waiting for

    So, as you know I've been in Europe ! But I'm back. Money is being poured into the Aerodeck now. My parents are looking for a new house (to build) and there just won't be enough room for 7 cars so my dad and I are (almost) being forced to sell one each. :/ So the purple Accord will go and I'll keep the Aero. However I have a year and a half before I need to sell the purple one.

    As for the Aerodeck, today I got out and fixed up all the minor issues I was worried about before inspection. I fixed my hazard button - which turned out to be a blown fuse.. fml. I only replaced them quite recently too. I may have a short.
    I also went to a wrecker and picked up an ED/EF hatch rear wiper loom. The old owner had cut the plug off mine. I got the loom (which mind you, had the original plug which was the same as the Aerodeck and 2 plugs for the rear demister) and soldered it to where the old loom had been cut and plugged it in. I had to extend one of the demister plugs so I soldered that and it all fit. The reason I got one with a demister is because the ones on the Aerodeck went missing when they cut the original male plug off for the rear wiper. And that fixed the last problem too which was the demister not working. A great day with only $5 spent in total for the loom !

    Now with everything up to my satisfaction I just need to replace the rusted muffler and I'll be good to go to inspection. Muffler is booked for 13/03 and inspection will be booked for 20/03. All going to plan I'll have it registered in 2 weeks and have it for the next local Honda meet and cruise !

    I'm EXTREMELY excited ! I finally get to drive my dream car everyday and everywhere !!



    Here's a vid on my Facebook page if you'd like to see the brilliance of interchangeable parts and a moment of clarity when my dad said to check the fuses.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Yesterday after a solid charge I started it up and it fired up after the first crank. It was like music to my ears. Idled beautiful at about 700-900rpm. (Here's a video of it living ! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940601615964115)
    However there was quite a bit of smoke coming out of the extractors (of which I can only assume is oil). It burnt like it and smelled like it. I'm not worried as I started it again today and nothing came out. It must have burned off yesterday which is good :3

    I also had a friend come over today and we tackled another problem (which I didn't really remember I had until yesterday). The problem was that out of the 3 washer nozzles on the car, only half of one was working. There was a blockage in the rear hose (luckily quite easy to get to and fix), the driver side nozzle wasn't even attached to anything and the passenger side was just blocked. I went to Repco and got some hose and a T piece and connected the front ones up. That's all working now. Quite beautifully I must say, however I think there's a leak as there was a puddle of water under the car after I'd finished playing. It makes me nervous but I'm hoping I'll get away with it through inspection and be able to fix it afterwards.
    Although the rear squirts as well, there's a leak too. I had a small trim piece taken off around the area of the hatch and when I was squirting the rear nozzle, water was flowing out of this trim piece down the body on the interior. Some landed in the seats. I'm going to stuff a rag in there and keep my fingers crossed.

    It may seem like I'm doing things dodgy (which I am) however it's time to get this registered. Believe me - I'll be fixing these issues. Immediately too. But for now, the inspection will give me a good indication as to whether there's anything I've missed or still need to do. I don't want to say I'm confident, but it's look promising and I'm very excited.
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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    Hey guys ! I bought a day permit to take the car down to get a muffler replaced today. It was awesome to drive it again. I'm so addicted. I'm completely head over heels !

    Anyway, the muffler + labour only cost $100 which is awesome as I was originally quoted $200-$300.



    The lad who did it told me he got this off a WRX. It's quiet as all hell but I'm sure it'll pass the inspection with no problem !

    I do have an oil leak though. Quite a bit of smoke coming from the extractors... I'm struggling to get the shield off as it has a sensor or something attached. I can't figure out how to take it off, but I'll tackle it again this weekend.
    I thought it was leftover oil or maybe I spilled some but it would have burned off by now as I start car everyday. It smells a lot too. I'm starting to think it may not pass. Even on short drives (10 mins or so) there is a bit of smoke coming out from the bonnet. Any ideas ?


    Unrelated - taken this morning before getting to the exhaust shop



    I took some HD photos too but I haven't gone through and edited them yet. I'll post them up soon. They turned out pretty decent. The Aerodeck is quite photogenic.

    That's all for now.

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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    I've had some information regarding the oil leak passed onto me from a few knowledgeable people. They believe it could be the rocker cover gasket (as I didn't replace it with a new one when I took it off - because I couldn't get a replacement from Honda). However they've told me to check out the ADM B20A6 and B18A1 as they look extremely similar and might do the job. I'll check it out after work and report back but for now here are a couple HD photos I promised the other day. The Aero looks beautiful. I'm excited to start driving it daily and modifying it heavily.




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    Re: Calabek : 1987 Accord Aerodeck LXR-S

    What are "extractors"?
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