'95 Civic EX 2Dr - rust repair repaint project

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2023 8:23 pm
My son installed gas tank, fuel lines, and engine/trans. Starter did turn engine over. Son plans to get the rest hooked up and get it moving under its own power.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2023 7:58 am
Good job. :clap:

Looks like you'll be on track to complete in just on two years since starting. Not unusual really.

Did you ever think that you'd end up with the only $100,000 Civic in existence?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2023 9:47 pm
NFT5 wrote:Good job. :clap:

Looks like you'll be on track to complete in just on two years since starting. Not unusual really.

Did you ever think that you'd end up with the only $100,000 Civic in existence?


It will be an unusual car being stock appearing, working AC, but more powerful engine with very quiet exhaust. When I say quiet exhaust I mean quiet but no back pressure. Value would be hard to know being no other comparable. Most ppl totally rice these old Civics up, body kits, slammed to the ground, custom seats, fast and furious style. Its my adult son's car he wanted that stock look so that direction we went.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2023 2:44 pm
My son installed axles, shifter, exhaust, radiator ect. Put in some gas and he was able to drive it up the street and back with the power moonroof buzzed open. Next get AC hoses fabbed up, charge up AC, test AC. Goal is to get all mechanical/electrical done tested verified to work before any interior is put back in car. After AC is verified to work then main harness under dash comes back out for final wrapping and button up all the electrical.

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2023 10:37 pm
My son disassembled the heat/AC box, cleaned out decades of debris and grime, new AC evaporator, new seals throughout. Then we installed it, spent long time tracking down a leaking o-ring that got pinched, and charged the system with one can. It got to 150 PSI high side blew cold air out with radiator and AC condenser fans both blowing and smooth idle. Also verified all gauges in the dash. I think only outstanding electrical check left is clock in the dash.

Next will be remove heat/AC box, remove and wrap main harness which is under/behind heat/AC box, and install fire wall insulation, then final install heat/AC box and recharge AC again. Once that is done ALL the mechanical/electrical systems will be verified and we can start putting interior in, fine tune moonroof to body alignment, do wheel alignment, torque all suspension bolts, cavity wax inside 1/4 panels, give car a good cleaning ect ect.

So slowly getting there.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2023 10:51 am
Amazing how much there is to do when properly restoring a car.
There are some people that think you just apply new paint and that's all there is to it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2023 8:59 am
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Amazing how much there is to do when properly restoring a car.
There are some people that think you just apply new paint and that's all there is to it.


Agree. Pulling the dash and restoring HVAC was scope creep that occurred due to my son wanting to pull main wire harness out which was behind HVAC. He wanted to un-spaghetti all the wiring ect which led to HVAC box rebuild.

But yes very labor intensive a lot of work. But its our hobby this is what we do for fun.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2023 10:15 am
Warning: restoring cars can be addicting.
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Warning: restoring cars can be addicting.


Yes we have that disease....like an addicted drug addict we aren't able to stop....but wife says funds are there keep going....
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