EK9 Facelift restoration

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  1. lucas_ek9

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    Here goes with my EK9 restoration hope you enjoy the updates and it can be a useful resource to contribute to this forum.

    Background:

    I’d wanted an EK9 from the first day I discovered them, but unfortunately had to wait 6 years after passing my test to have one due to the daft insurance premiums! But the day finally came when I could have one. I bought my car around 10 years ago when it was a fresh import and have kept it ever since, here’s some picture’s of her from 2008, bonus points if anyone can guess the location.

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    The car came with a few goodies, including a Pioneer mini disc head unit, Bilion hoses, Razo pedals and Nology hot wires. I drove it as my daily for about 5 years, didn’t do any mods to it except fitting a buddy club spec 3 cat back which was very loud but sounded great in VTEC. I really enjoyed the car and never had any issues with it but decided I wanted a DC5 instead, so the EK9 had to go. However it never did...I kept it running for about 2 more years, putting off advertising it for various reasons (I wanted to keep it).

    So the EK9 went into storage at my parents’ house whilst I lived down the road with my DC5. I was working away a lot so the EK remained stored for about 2 years (it was looked after during this time). Life got in the way a bit whilst this gem was in my rents garage, but I hadn’t forgotten about it and the plans changed.

    My new plan was to restore the car to as good a standard as I could, keeping everything OE where possible AND TO SELL IT WHEN IT’S FINISHED :blabla: and here we are up to speed.

    More to follow very soon...
     
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  2. B18C'R EK

    B18C'R EK Donator Donator

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    Sure them pics were taken at Tegiwa’s place??
     
  3. lucas_ek9

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    Ding Ding Ding, 10 points that man, it was Tegiwa's old place :nice:
     
  4. B18C'R EK

    B18C'R EK Donator Donator

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    Haha had a feeling it was

    Ek9 looks stunning man
     
  5. lucas_ek9

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    Cheers dude.
     
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    Hello, nice one
    I Look forward to more updates :blinx:
     
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    Clean hatch!
     
  9. lucas_ek9

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    Update...

    First job was to assess the car as it stood and start to draw up a list of jobs to get her looking her best again...

    Looked at the wheels, general exterior, under the bonnet and in the boot first. Noticed a bit of rust, but I guess this is to be expected for a 19 year old car. The wheels needed cleaning/re-painting as they were a bit dull. The arches were showing a bit of rust :nerv:

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    There's a few bits of paint coming off the front bumper and the bonnet, also one of the shelves in the garage had collapsed and fallen onto my car :nono: which has put a few dings in the driver's side wing and the bonnet. Also noticed something strange with one of the rear lamps - it's got a few chips missing along the bottom edge?? Also the windscreen has a crack in it...

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    So a few jobs to start the list off - rust treatment, deep cleaning and refurbishment of various painted parts.

    Next up was to inspect under the panels/carpets...
     

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  10. lucas_ek9

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    Took the trim out of the rear of the car...

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    Had a look behind the rear arches and under the carpet behind the front seats...

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    Not looking too bad behind the arches, some rust spots on the seam under the carpet and a hole that will need repairing.
     
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    You'll need to try and find out the condition of the box sections of the inner sills as well
     

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