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    NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    So a lot of time has past, waiting for get my life together (and the funds) to finally get my LX-i project going again. Going to take a lot of restoration from the hell I put it through. Then once I get the little bit of rust fixed, all the other mechanical crap done, and have my car looking all show-room like it did before... Then I'll see where I go from there.

    My plan is to have this car for the rest of my life. I think it's a goal within reasonable reach. Hopefully no more busses hit me.. I was in tears at the autobody place when they appraised the damages. Would have totaled the car out. The old man was nice enough to ''adjust'' the damages just under book value

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    Rear Disc Break Converstion
    Tokiko Blue's shocks and struts
    H&R Lowering Springs
    Reemus Exaust
    Kumho Escka Tires (Sorry I can't spell that for the life of me)
    Cup Holder
    Armrest
    Red Tail Lights =]
    Steering Wheel from some other Honda (???)
    Sunroof


    Had a lot of body work done. This little soldier has been hit by a city bus, and an F-350, still running strong!

    Here's a photo of my Accord when I took care of it.


    Now here is the current condition (now that my friends trust me to give it back)


    Front-end with a little bumper hang on the left


    Very dirty side view.. YUCK! Wheel well lining is missing.


    Interior. Window Seal is trashed. Door won't close all the way. Seats have crazy cigarette burns. Carpet is moldy from the sunroof leaking. Pieces of trim missing all over the place.



    Some driver side door damage...


    Busted tail light from drunk stuck up chick


    Carpet Stank


    Console is all busted up
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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    So now I'm off to go pick up my new door and striker plate. New Tail lights. New Carpet. New Seats. Tons of random bolts just for futures sake, and last but not least, all the dang interior bolt covers that are missing all over the place. Ah crap, and an Axle. Because squirrels love to chew up CV boots.

    Pics of parts car's:











    Roughly 30 LX-i's in this Honda Graveyard.

    Going out to get my parts. Hopefully going to start today. Wish me luck!
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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NightRyder View Post
    Roughly 30 LX-i's in this Honda Graveyard.
    Holy Jeebus.

    Anything good?

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Tons of good stuff. I took a picture of each 3rd Gen and wrote down the car codes, so when I need something I can call them up.

    Here's what I picked up today, to fix a lot of what you see in the first post.

    New door, only a tiny bit of rust at paint level (thank god). The interior of the car it came from totally showed no signs of smoking, which was nice. Black carpet, and a replacement console.


    New fuse box (old one is so jacked up), tail lights (black just needs a new coat), and parking lights.


    Apparently 2 of the black coupe's were brought in for the cash for clunkers program. Almost scary how intact some of them are. Good for me there's enough out there to fix my mess that I made. Which is my goal as of now. Making up for what I messed up.

    Going out tomorrow morning, and getting started. Shooting to do it all in 4-5 hours, which should be more then enough.

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    do work! and good luck with everything!

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    pullin up turbo spoolin fast lookin fly like a 3g like a 3g like a 3g

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    nice to see you working on the coupe

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Good stuff! car will look like new again very soon!

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    looks good mine will be about where your is at soon here. I also have black paint and that same interior. Im thinking possibly replace it with black carpet and some E-bay racing seats preferably black. I dont need it but a nice steering wheel be it grant or what have you, relocating the cruise control buttons right below the shifter by the Emergency brake. (idea behind this Shift to 5, hand is down there can push button for cruise with one hand on the wheel)

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    (idea behind this Shift to 5, hand is down there can push button for cruise with one hand on the wheel)
    Or you can just leave the cruise control pushed in all the time...?

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    anyone know where i can get cruise control added to my 86 accord dx

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Bringing this back to life!

    Now that I have my life back =]

    Hit rock bottom hard. Really amped up to be working on my 88 again!

    Lots of exciting updates to come soon, lots of pics. Should give some great ideas and help to those doing a lot of clean up and restoring.

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    ponies

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    ^^ Thats what I was gonna say! lol..... but its good to see you're taking care of your accord!


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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    The ponies look angry. Best not to disturb them.


    So you went to UIUC? I went there for 1.5 semesters. And then dropped out.


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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    yay!

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    pullin up turbo spoolin fast lookin fly like a 3g like a 3g like a 3g

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Hmm Pony power? wow this is new lol but can't wait for some progress.

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by a18a View Post
    ponies
    pics

    1986 Honda Prelude build thread
    1981 Honda Accord (sold)

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Those ponies are freakin me out a little .
    Complete repair manual <---- (click here)


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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Stick with it man, the coupes are sweet looking cars. It'll be worth it not to mention even more sentimental than it is now.

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    Re: NightRyder's 88 LX-i Build Thread

    Sick car! i got an 88 lxi coupe about a month ago and having a lot of fun fixing it up.

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