nice update! you have some fun ahead of you lol
Oh I know! One job I am not looking forward to is removing the old stone chip protection..
Anyone have any suggestions on removing that stuff as easily as possible?
Ill be ghosting this project. The car looked so fresh until you removed all the parts.
Thankfully, apart from the rear wheel arches there is no major rust on any components or on the chassis. Most of the rust you see in the pictures is surface rust. so it time to get on top of it and clean it up..
I got the engine out at the weekend..
It will need a good de greasing and a few oil seals...
You tube Video of engine coming out.
1989 Honda Accord LX-i
B18c1 swap since 7/2011
175whp and 132tq
an update, ill let the pictures speak.. still pulling the car apart to get it ready for a full respray..
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till next time...
small update.. windscreens and boot lid off..
till next time..
more steering wheel pics please
There's a lot of love in this build. For the rust repair, are you going to be harvesting pieces from donor vehicles or fabbing your own sheet metal?
"I like to take hammers, and just break stuff, just break stuff." - Beavis
1989 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe, 240k miles, MT swap, rear disc swap
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I sourced replacement wheel arches, they not a perfect replica but they are better that the rusty void thats there..
I would not be doing the body work myself, as i have zero welding experience but I do have a guy lined up to do the work for me. He will be rebuilding the inner wheel arches with sheet steel. and for the bit at the sunroof, he said he could craft a piece of steel cut from an old civic at the door pillar. he said its got a similar crease for the sunroof glass, so will need a small bit of whacking to make it line up the best... fingers crossed as they say.
Thanls , the car looks amazing.Was that stering wheel recovered at some point? thinking about doing that to my firts gen acord
For all of that light rust, I'd really want a sandblaster. It's really the only thing that will get your metal really clean without really attacking it.
Looks like you've come a long way, though. Good job!