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Thread: ISO: Useless Knowledge (81 Accord EK1)

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    DX User
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    1981 Honda Accord
    Mobile, AL

    Cool ISO: Useless Knowledge (81 Accord EK1)

    So i picked up a 1981 Honda Accord about 5 months ago.. and i have been reading through most of the 1g posts and elsewhere. But when i visit the other links (SUCH AS *Restoration and Custom Fabrication*).. i really only see stuff about 2g and 3g accords. Which i know is what this site mostly consist of.

    But i was wondering... anyone want to fill my young head with useless knowledge on custom things to do to my 1g? By all means, LINKS and PICTURES are welcome.

    IDEAS THAT I HAVE HAD FOR IT (but don't know how to go about doing so)
    1. headlight retrofits to rid myself of the sealed beam headlights (found)
    2. ARP studs in an EK1 motor 1.8L?
    3. Slim fans and radiator from say.. a DA Integra. These fans ARE HUGE
    4. DIY reupholster for the interior
    5. The proper way to dye a dash

    Come on guys, I have an empty mind waiting for all the Knowledge some of you vets have to offer.

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    LX User tof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    1979 Honda Accord LX Hatch
    Long Beach, MS

    Re: ISO: Useless Knowledge (81 Accord EK1)

    I got nuthin. I got my seats reupholstered but not exactly a DIY job for me. I guess you could remove the old seat covers, cut them apart at the seams, use the panels as templates for replacement covers, sew the new covers together and reinstall after replacing any perished foam. Be sure to use automotive grade material to recover the seats.

    What color is the interior?

    You can paint the dash with high quality vinyl paint but almost have to get it out of the car to do it right. Also the finish won't be as durable as the original. Not sure about using dye on vinyl.

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