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EF Sedan Enthusiast

Just what the doctor ordered

It's been so long since I've created a build thread, I don't know what to say.

Just kidding Razz

First and foremost, big thanks go out to Kyle for doing the wheeling and dealing to insure that I could get this gem.  He posted up the Craigslist add for me and with some emailing and the help of an overnight check, the deal was done.

It's a 1988 DX, M/T, YR-88.  Exactly what I've been looking for.  This is my fourth sedan since getting into the game.  This will be a slow build.  I have everything already planned out, but of course things can change.  Enough blabber, onto some pix.  More pix to come once I bring it home.



MattyJ

BOUT FREAKING TIME!!!! love the cream. I to am rocking an 88. Love it...im in for this one!!!!!!!

mattyj
90EFSedan

I'm lookin forward to your build.. I expect greatness!  Shocked  Laughing
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks Smile
Proper282

GTFO!!! Bout time you got back in the saddle! Looking forward to the progress. Do you still have parts from your other sedans to put towards this build?
Proper282

Just too bad you're in the Lone Star state now. Otherwise we could schedule some garage days
Towlie

Hell yea!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I only have a few parts left over from my previous builds.  I wish I had a four door when I was living in Cali.  Should be able to make it back for Eibach next year Wink  That's the plan anyways.
Proper282

^Hell yeah! Eibach it is.... I'm going to hold you to that lol!
KNoTTo

this is the new sperm after Justin has sold his sedan. j/k Twisted Evil
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Haha, yes it is.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Proper282

So it's home now?....   Twisted Evil
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Not yet, going to pick it up this weekend. The red sedan is owned by Kyle (the guy who bought and is holding mine).
89 LX SOHC ZC

Its about time, congrats.
br-

Look forward to seeing how this turns out!
pErFu2m

dope Jon. Sealing the Dealing with an EFsedan! cant wait to see what you have in mind for this.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks guys!  It's going to be a slow build.  But first things first, gotta get it home and legal to drive.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

So I'm kicking around the idea of a few different wheels.  This is the front runner at the moment.  Any thoughts?

90EFSedan

I've always thought that style looked pretty cool. I've seen them with a lip-coordinated stripe on the recesses besides the spokes.. Looks pretty cool.  Theres a guy at work that has the Rota 4-spoke on his 93 coupe they look awesome on it.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Or if I can score some split three spoke advans in black with a red lip.  Who knows.  I'm just mulling over some ideas.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Also thinking about Function & Form Type-1.
Proper282

I have never liked the wheels with the red lips. But for some reason they just pop on almond cars. I say go for it!
pErFu2m

i like the ideas you are throwing the sedans way. im running the type 1 and they are Great! nice choice on wheels as well. will look dope. also make sure you are getting the right size to your likings.

my cousin is was rocking the 15x8 +25

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/YougStreet/washdriveway.jpg

you are trying to make it look like Change's? old car? haha. looking forward to it!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Not trying to but it'll be similar.  I would rock the auto-x but everyone would think it was his old one, haha.

Your cousins sedan is where I got the idea for the wheels.  I want to tuck or at least be flush.  So not sure on the offset or tire size.
mitsubishiv5

trying to look like changes old car!! Smile

cant wait. brown is the new black
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Not trying to.  I had my YR-88 before he did (my first 4g4d ever, was one).

I've always loved the brown int.

The reason I sought this particular sedan out is I regret the route I went with my first one (click pic for build thread).

whoa its len 2

About time!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I know right.  How've you been?  Any updates with your sedan?
whoa its len 2

LOL I'm good. The car's still on jack stands under a blanket. Been driving a '98 4Runner lately. How's H town treating you?
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Why's it out of commission?  I must have missed something.

Houston isn't too bad but I miss Cali  Crying or Very sad
88browncow

I like the cream colored you got there. I cant wait to see what it turns into.

As for the wheels, I love the old school look but if you go four spoke go with something you dont see too often....

EF Sedan Enthusiast

That's a good idea.
pErFu2m

i counldnt help but read on your yr88 thread

jon said "well it's on bedrest now waiting for a LS/VTEC turbo. i figure it'll be worth the wait + I don't want this as my daily"

this is the perfect opportunity! Razz you aint down! LOL..
EF Sedan Enthusiast

You read that garbage.  Haha, I was a lot younger then.  Not that the ideas were bad, just poorly executed.  Plus I don't want a track car right now.  I want something I can drive on the streets whenever I want.
KNoTTo

put KNoTTo Edition sticker and then your car will got 50HP+  Very Happy
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Hook me up with those headlights and it will be a KNoTTo Edition Wink
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I'll be seeing my baby for the 1st time tomorrow Very Happy
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Towlie

Ohh snap is it home already ?
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I smiled the hole way home from Austin today.  Here's the to-do list and some pix as promised.  

Fix: horn/brake light issue (neither working, fuse is blown but need to look over possible faulty wiring)
Replace: steering wheel, rear seat belts, passenger air vent, pedal covers, shift knob, glove box, cd player, front bumper & corner lights
Remove: stickers, tint, floor mats, Honda and DX emblems
Legal: inspection & registration

Then it's a thorough detail inside and out, light tune up and wait for parts to come in to get the real fun started.  Will also be addressing the rust issues, that's a priority once it's legal.



























The steering that's been waiting to get used for 2 years^
213374U

Glad she's finally in your hands. Will be watching this thread closely  Cool
Sancho

Rough in some spots, but pretty solid looking. With alot of cleaning I think it will be a million times better.
MattyJ

Loving the brown interior... also the momo wheel

mattyj
88browncow

would you wanna go power windows? Im getting rid of my power windows and door panels. I have the bown interior so it will all match.... just throwin that out there.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Ohh, that is a tempting offer.  Throw up some pix of the door cards and and price.  
Sancho

That sucks. Do you have any pick-n-pulls around you? I know both of the ones I went to had tons of sedans.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah but I can't go until Friday.
Towlie

WTB: your rims


pm if your selling em
~Sp33~

mitsubishiv5 wrote:
trying to look like changes old car!! Smile

cant wait. brown is the new black


Yeah i think it will look similar if you go with the black rims w/red lip route.

The white ones posted a couple of posts up are real nice.

Great to see you back in a sedan mate, good to see all the leaders in sedans again Smile
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah I still like those Rota's but after seeing these wheels on it, I'll stick with them on some smaller tires for a while.

It's so nice being back in a sedan.  I still haven't stopped smiling.
C-Rex

Abot time Laughing


Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.... This one for keeps?
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yes, this one is for keeps.  Eventually I'd like to find a real 35 xt LTD or EF5 but this one will stay around  Very Happy
d16efsedan

looking good bro!!! Very Happy
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks buddy!  We'll have to get our sedans together next time you're back in Dallas.


I also hope to be updating the picture in the banner.  I'm sure some people are wondering why this fugly sedan is getting a feature  Laughing
d16efsedan

Yeah for sure man,might be coming down there a little sooner than i thought but maybe only for a visit! anyways dont wanna clutter your build thread with non car stuff!!!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah no worries.

I am going to need a wiring diagram for the radio.  The Radioshack deck was hard wired in and the cigarette plug is missing it's wires.  I think I have some links somewhere written down.  Kinda just thinking out loud but would love any pointers if anyone has any.

Bought a shift knob and a short throw shifter today as well as some amber corners.  

Thanks to everyone who's pm'd me in a response to my WTB list.  I should have everything for the interior within a week or two Very Happy  The rear seat belts should be shipping out today so I can get this puppy street legal soon!
d16efsedan

http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/HA-Wiring.asp its a .pdf file!!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Sweet dude, I just printed that out.  I'll try to get my Alpine installed this afternoon and get the cigarette plug working.  Also need to start pulling the nasty tint off.  All of the windows except the windshield are peeling, bad.
d16efsedan

i had the same problem when i baught my sedan,the tint was nasty purple and a pain to get off!!!

just incase you need any diagrams you can get them here!
http://www.spoonertuner.com/manuals
reznunt

sweet!  congrats on the new ride!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks dude, hopefully one day it'll look as good as yours.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Got the horn and brake lights working.  Just need these seat belts to show up and I'll be inspected, registered and ready to go Smile

Also working on getting the awful tint removed and piecing the interior back together.  Wish I knew how to work a needle and thread.  The seat cover is fine, just needs to be sowed back up.
d16efsedan

on a really hot day,soak the windows in windex and cover with a black trash bag,it will stick to the window and let it sit for a few hours! helped me out alot!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah?  I've heard that for the double layer but only the passenger front has both.  Don't I have to suck it up and use a razor blade on the rest?  I know the rear window will probably take me 3 days alone.

On a positive note, I think I can pass inspection with only two working front seat belts Very Happy  I may try tomorrow afternoon.
90EFSedan

If you can get your hands on a heat gun, windex, and a putty knife you'll be in business.. Thats how I got the nasty ass tint off my nova. Takes some elbow grease to get the windows clear but its an easy way to do it in my opinion.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah I figured a heat gun would help but I don't have access to an outlet.
d16efsedan

EF Sedan Enthusiast wrote:
Yeah?  I've heard that for the double layer but only the passenger front has both.  Don't I have to suck it up and use a razor blade on the rest?  I know the rear window will probably take me 3 days alone.

On a positive note, I think I can pass inspection with only two working front seat belts Very Happy  I may try tomorrow afternoon.

it worked for me on a single layer inside! and the rear window was the biggest F****** pain ever!!! lol,razer blade and lots of windex!!!!i mean LOTS...
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah I'm prepared to spend a week of evenings tackling this.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks like a solid start man.
~Sp33~

It's going to look soo much better without that tint.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Passed inspection and installed a new(er) deck.
d16efsedan

nice!! what did you go with?
Monjan

I had a single layer of tint on the inside i used a steam gun to heat the tint and pulled it right off both the rear windows and rear windshield.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yep thought of that too but don't have access to an outlet  Sad   Perks of working on the sedan in an apartment complex parking spot.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

d16efsedan wrote:
nice!! what did you go with?


What?
d16efsedan

you said you installed a new(er) deck...radio right????
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Ohh my bad, yeah it's a Kenwood.  Not too bad but not permanent.  I'll have pix up in a few days.
89 LX SOHC ZC

glad to hear about the inspection now drive her alot.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I want to fix the exhaust leak and do a valve job before I drive it a lot.  Plus the TL should be here soon, which is going to be the new daily Wink
JAP SEDAN MAN

will keep an eye on this thread  

am glad iv got a nice black interior DAMMM thats brown
BLKEF4DR

nice ride...cant wait to see what your going to do with it Cool
89civicracer

Good start.. gotta keep us posted on the progress.. Rolling Eyes
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks guys! I found an outlet in the garage so I'll be picking up a heat gun or a steamer tomorrow.
FlatTireRacer

car
88browncow

Ill try and get home soon so I can get you those interior pieces. Work has been busy so I havent had the chance.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah no worries dude. There's no rush for them.
ed3dORk

congrats on the new rides Jon! glad u found another sedan.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Thanks dude
88browncow

EF Sedan Enthusiast wrote:
Yeah no worries dude. There's no rush for them.


k good.  and ill take pics of the door cards. my front power windows is still in so that may have to wait until i take the car apart again or until i can find non power operators.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Again, no worries or rush as long as I get dibs Smile
88browncow

Ill be home for the summer soon. So soon the pieces you need will be flyin your way. Lemme know if theres any other parts you need. I have a lot laying around.
ed4-eddy

i`m in love with white preface sedans Razz very nice!

in germany there´s one for sale at the moment. also with brown interior...i feel like i´ve to buy it Laughing but the damn money doesn´t like me
Dolie ED3

ed4-eddy wrote:
i`m in love with white preface sedans Razz very nice!

in germany there´s one for sale at the moment. also with brown interior...i feel like i´ve to buy it Laughing but the damn money doesn´t like me
you don,t have a link of that sale in germany? Cool
EF Sedan Enthusiast

88browncow wrote:
Ill be home for the summer soon. So soon the pieces you need will be flyin your way. Lemme know if theres any other parts you need. I have a lot laying around.


Awesome!  Let me know when you're home and I'll let you know what I still need.

This sedan isn't white Wink

I've been acquiring parts, just need to devote a full day to working on it.  Then I'll do a proper photo shoot.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Well quit screwing around and get to work lol.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I know, I know.  The TL has been getting a little love recently.
~Sp33~

Booo! Razz
EF Sedan Enthusiast

The Civic's been getting love too, just in the form of parts, nothing really hands on.
~Sp33~

Nearly falling off the front page! Lets get some updates in here.

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