Heyo everyone! My name is Calabek (pronounced TS-UH-LUH-BEK), I'm 21 and currently living in South Australia, Australia. I'm a full time student, but at the time of making this thread I have about 2 and a half months left for holidays.
Last week (01-12-13) I came across an Aerodeck for sale in Queensland (about 2,100kms from my current residence) so I called the guy and told him I'd take it, regardless of problems. The 86-89 Aerodeck has been my number 1 favourite car ever since I saw Marvin a few years back. Crazy_C completely inspired me with his Aerodeck and from that moment I knew I had to have one!
The Aerodeck is my 3rd Accord. My first Accord was a CB. See here. I crashed it (see here)... it's so sad as it was my first car.
My second Accord I still currently own and love to bits. See here, here and here.
So, onto the Aerodeck. The Aerodeck is an 87 model, as of posting this thread I haven't actually seen it in person, but I have plenty of photos to share. It's been imported from Japan, B18A with 160,xxxkms, it has OEM rain guards, OEM mats and the power folding mirrors. Apparently there's a bit of rust in the hatch, and some on the front passenger side pillar. I've been told the pop-up lights don't pop-up, the interior is pretty mint and it comes with old registration papers (which is a huge thing for me because it's extremely hard to register imports here). I've done some research and I believe it's the only one in the whole of Australia (yay!) I bought the car for $800AUD and have organised for it to be shipped down which cost me $469AUD. My plan is to restore it, keep it looking extremely 80s, not stanced, moreso sleeper and to use it as a daily instead of my CD5. Onto the pictures!
These are pictures I was sent by the seller and my uncle who lives in Queensland. When it arrives (ETA: 30/12/13) I will take some better ones.
^bit of rust on the front pillar (I think it's rust?)
^pic of the hatch, not too sure what's going on here. looks levered up.
^sunroof still works!
It's definitely going to take some time, but I'm willing to put in the time for this car. It's my number 1 favourite, so why not?
When it arrives I'll be giving it a major service (because even though it runs, you never know). As for modifications and other plans;
Modifications / Repairs to come :
~ winky - sleepy eye mod
~ paint (b523p / b89p) - rust
~ wheels - 15"or16"
~ smoked corners
~ general restoration
~ fender indicators
~ 35% tint
~ change ALL lights to white (cluster, interior, climate, headlights)
~ Audio (speakers, amp, stereo, slimline sub)
~ Aerodeck symbol on the back hatch
~ paint / replace cluster needles to red / led green red
~ polish / remove scratches on tail lights (polishing kit) Headlight Restoration - Wetsanding and Polishing HD - YouTube
~ e32 front lip + cd5 94-95 lip?
~ wire tuck engine bay
~ 2 rear fogs
~ sticker on top of windshield "TEAM ホンダアコード" http://tinyurl.com/l3gzlar http://tinyurl.com/m48n4up
I wanna give it the cool features of a modern car (awesome audio, a safe alarm and further up-to-date technologies, but hide them so it looks completely stock)
Money spent so far :
Cost of car = $800AUD
Shipping = $469AUD
Service parts = $462AUD
Total = $1,731AUD
So yeah, I hope to be on 3Geez for a while, updating this thread as much as possible.
Any questions, comments of feedback, don't hesitate.