Civic EE9/EF Project

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  1. nav_ee9

    nav_ee9 New Member

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    After owning a few hondas in the past iv recently been enjoying my daily diesel Seat leon BTCC which ticks most of the boxes and to be honest i was out of the honda scene for a short while and wasnt planing on looking back! Untill one day a friend told me he knew someone who had a 'box' shaped civic which he was going to view and wanted me to come with him.
    So we went to view this car at first i didnt take much interest till i realised the bodywork for this old girl was in pretty good condition.., the underbody, door drains, arches, sills etc were all pretty much rust free and solid with 130k miles i knew i wanted this car!

    My friend who was originaly planning on buying the car decided it was out of his budget to get it runing (not forgetting to mention it was a rolling shell) so i did a deal and arranged recovery to bring it back.

    In all fairness the car does need quiete abit of work doing and some parts needed such as exhaust,radiator,indicators etc which i later realised wernt so cheap to get hold of






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    goodluck on your project, my dream project would be to get a ef9 and tinker with it. Love the old school hondas. :nice::nice::nice::nice:
     
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    Thanks, iv ended up fully stripping..wasnt really planning on going so far with it at first but now the interiour is bare and all bodt pannels are off.. I will get some pictures uploaded so you can see the work
     
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    So as soon as the car landed i started to strip the inside to inspect it further took out the rear plastics, roof lining and even the dash.
    Im glad i took out the roof lining the drains were badly blocked and the sunroof tray had rusted which would have probably start leaking sometime soon!

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    I managed to find some parts!

    Front indicators, new sunroof with tray (rust free!)
    stock manifold with heatshield but still debating wheather i should stick with performance mods or keep stock and a y2 cable box removed from a crx which had covered 46k miles but was dry stored after it was written off and ended up getting broke

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    The car is now sat on axel stands and the front all stripped and nearly bare.
    All the front components have been removed and sent off to be powder coated in black, in the meantime iv i started to scrape off the underseal from the front wheelwell to inspect the underneath.
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    A before picture of the driver side.. Started to scrape some bits off and realised i hadnt taken a picture
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    So this is what 8 hours of scraping and wirebrushing looks like
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    Degreased,pannelwiped and zinc coated
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    Although there was no sign of rust and the wheelwell was in very good condition, i still coated it with red oxide primer to avoid any rust spectacles which could potentially grow in the near future.
    With no plans of selling her i went the extra mile to make sure no corners were cut and everything was being done to a very high standard!
     
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    Restonechipped over the primer,Based and clearcoated! So happy with the result
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    Wet flat / Scotched down the engine bay for paint as there wasnt any rust or bubbles anywhere so it saved alot of time from sanding.
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    Picked up another carpet. Removed from a EF9 :D
     
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    Nice job! Those wheel wells look mint!!
     
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    Thanks alot mate! Im really please with it myself. This is only one arch tho! I still have 3 to go and by the looks of things the rears are going to take alot more time they are absolutely caked with underseal
     
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    Best get that wire wheel out! and make sure you tape your gloves to a long sleeve top those fillings are a B*#ch
     
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    Nice one dude. Im trying to take off the underseal mainly without messing with the factory stonechip but some areas have ran through to bare metal. Il tape up next time. Them rears are going to be fun!! :))
     

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