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EfSedanDX

My Ef Sedan Build

So here's my 91 4door Civic that I'm starting to build. It's a basic Dx but I have big plans for her and trying to do what I can till some real cash comes my way. I used to have a 90 Crx dx so i was able to take practically everything out of it that i wanted before selling to get this.



so first thing i did was take off the OEM steering wheel


then replaced it with an NRG quick release set up from my rex


was happy for awhile but wanted to do a little something so I decided to ditch the OEM shifter


and got a shift knob, short shifter, and shift boot


now it looks like this


trying to get the power locks and windows going but i have to get ex door panels and other stuff so that will take time.

This is what i have done so far but definitely more to come.
tell what you guys think and if you got any suggestions.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks like a good start even the small things are improvments thats what im starting with on my rebuild keep working at it and it will come together.
EfSedanDX

yeah thats true. I pretty much got most the stuff I want to do planned out. What you planning on doing to your 4 door?
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Good start.  What are the rest of your plans?
89 LX SOHC ZC

Good to hear youve got things all planned out as for me im not shure what directon im headed in after my theft recovory im just going to take one it day at a time.
EfSedanDX

EF Sedan Enthusiast wrote:
Good start.  What are the rest of your plans?


well i wanna throw in the gsr gauge cluster and gsr center console from a 94-01.
EfSedanDX

So bad news. either my timing belt is fudged or my motor is fudged. I replaced my head gasket and couldnt see any warping but u can only really tell with a tool that i don't have but yeah once we started it up it just ran very erratic. i'm hoping it's only the timing belt but my motor could be done. wish me luck everyone.
HardLuck™

Skipped a tooth on timing belt when you did the head gasket?  Seen that happen many times
EfSedanDX

HardLuck™ wrote:
Skipped a tooth on timing belt when you did the head gasket?  Seen that happen many times



yeah i'm hoping the valves and everything dont get all messed up. i'll find out tomorrow when the new timing belt is put on.
EfSedanDX

So I put the new timing belt on but still running bad and checked and I have a bent valve but I'm pretty sure the engine is warped so I'm gonna get an attarco motor.

However once I put in the new motor the only other mods I can do for awhile is the integra center console and gsr gauge cluster because I just found out my girlfriend is pregnant and all my funds are going to her and the baby.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Well sorry to hear about the motor but congrats on the baby.
EfSedanDX

Thank you and I'll be posting up pix of the gsr gauge cluster and dc2 center console set up when its done. I already have the gsr gauge cluster and wire just waiting to get some amber bulbs and just got the armrest part of the center console and trying to figure how to keep my auto seat belts with the center console. Any suggestions ?
89 LX SOHC ZC

I know proper did an ITR armrest delete with his auto seatbelts.
EfSedanDX

Well that's a good idea but I want the armrest so I'm gonna try to get a lil creative.
EfSedanDX

ok so i haven't posted anything for awhile but i been getting stuff for my sedan. so here's what i've done

I added the interior clock and going to make it amber when i get a chance.


here's the dc2 center console parts. i got the armrest from one guy and the part that attaches to the audio console from another guy then the ashtray and the cig lighter and holder from a local junkyard. the integra was hella fresh on the yard. almost everything was there on it.



now put in with the auto seat belts flipped to make room for the armrest







right now nothing is fully bolted or screwed on because i'm waiting to get everything to fit properly and be done with but unfortunately the seat belt buckle on the front passenger is broken so i'm going to pop it off on both sides and bolt down some 88/89 seat belt buckles. will be posting the pictures when i finish.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks good man. Very Happy
EfSedanDX

thanks. next thing i'm going to work on is the gsr gauge cluster and hopefully my new motor soon.
CRXKSWAP

Nice build.

Concerning your console install, did you have difficulty installing the auto belts on backwards? It seems as if in my car the bolts are not long enough to get the nut over the thing when backwards.
EfSedanDX

CRXKSWAP wrote:
Nice build.

Concerning your console install, did you have difficulty installing the auto belts on backwards? It seems as if in my car the bolts are not long enough to get the nut over the thing when backwards.


Should work my only troubles I had were that I couldn't get it on both bolts and that the strap would get stuck but then I switched the sides and it works fine now.
EfSedanDX

So i popped off the seat belt buckles on my power windows mechanism so i can bolt on 88/89 seat belt buckles. haven't done it yet but getting there.

so i have thrown on a gsr spoiler on my 4 door

here's the before picture


the spoiler itself





the holes drilled into my trunk. had to have my brother do it because i was too scared to do it myselft aha



the spoiler on my 4door. haven't done the wiring for the brake light yet but will do soon.







also will be swapping out my bad d15b2 for a jdm d15b non vtec motor. planning on doing an LS swap more down the line but for now just need the car running. wish me luck.
Ruck36

Sedan

Good luck man i kno the feeling my car hasnt ran in 5 months lol i got screwed on my lsv but im working on my turbo D now. Next week im picking up a d15z1 vtec-e prob just to get mine runinng
1991 ef sedan

i thought all jdm d15's were vtec?
then again im no pro.
good progress looks good.
EfSedanDX

Re: Sedan

Ruck36 wrote:
Good luck man i kno the feeling my car hasnt ran in 5 months lol i got screwed on my lsv but im working on my turbo D now. Next week im picking up a d15z1 vtec-e prob just to get mine runinng


thats cool. i was thinking about getting one of those but i didn't see any. i saw hella b20's and they were cheaper than my d15b aha
EfSedanDX

1991 ef sedan wrote:
i thought all jdm d15's were vtec?
then again im no pro.
good progress looks good.


no not all. mines from a jdm 96-00 civic dx/lx so maybe thats why.
EfSedanDX

so i finally was able to get my motor from attarco. it's a jdm d15b non vtec from a 96-00 civic. it came with multifuel injection but i don't have the right stuff to run it so maybe a little more down the line. so here's pix of the motor itself.











The multi fuel injection




i thought this was hella cool. i'm keeping this just cause.


me and my brother already had my old motor's head taken off cause we tried swapping out my head gasket so here's the pic of it being pulled out without it's head


the 4door is HEARTLESS lol


unfortunately i had work the day after we took out the old motor so my brother had got a lot of the swap done while i was at work and the next day i didn't take pix cause i was trying to get it done cause i was all excited but heres the motor sitting in my engine bay all done and hooked up




now unfortunately my battery was dead cause it was sitting for a good minute but my boy showed up and gave me a jump. we tried starting like 5 times before he showed and recorded all them but i'm just posing up the one when it actually started lol.


AND SHE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
runs a little rich but thats cause i need new spark plug wires and gap the spark plugs correctly.
jon_akers

Glad you got her finished man! Crazy that I put my motor swap in the same day you did. I need to button mine up and see if she runs.

Cool oil filter also.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Nice, congrats man.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

That oil filter is pretty cool.  Glad to hear you were able to swap and fire up in the same day.
~Sp33~

That spoiler is disgusting.

Kudos on the engine swap.
EfSedanDX

EF Sedan Enthusiast wrote:
That oil filter is pretty cool.  Glad to hear you were able to swap and fire up in the same day.


it was a 3 day swap aha. i wish it was all one day but it took awhile for the motor to get delivered and to get the cherry picker from my cousin.
EfSedanDX

~Sp33~ wrote:
That spoiler is disgusting.

Kudos on the engine swap.


unfortunately the spoiler didn't come out as i saw in my head but i think it still looks pretty cool.

and thank you.
EfSedanDX

ok so update on my 4door it finally passed smog! now i can start getting stuff done. So far all i've done lately is put 6000k HID kit in and dang am I happy. I can see a lot easier now. now that she's running i'm going get stuff done and bring my build back to life! hahaha
EfSedanDX

Ok so this weekend was me and my girlfriends 1 year anniversary so not much done this weekend but did make a trip to the junkyard for parts for my mom's car and I found this in a red 4door!

Now I have to decide if I'm keep my GSR center console or swap this baby in........ man decisions decisions aha
89 LX SOHC ZC

Nice find man, I personaly like the look of the optional EF console but if you want cup holders the DC console is nice.
EfSedanDX

yeah I like how they look but i don't have the ashtray in it or the din but i'm going to go find another din and hopefully some ashtray that will fit then i will decide if i'm going to use the optional console or the DC console.
89 LX SOHC ZC

The rear seat ashtray out of the 3rd gen Prelude fits in the optional console but finding the din might be a litle more challanging.
Jerseys_fyn3st

Nice findddddddd and also the ashtray from the 90-91 prelude si or base model with flip up lights has the ashtray in the back where you rest your arm in the backseat should be on the leftside, and them preludes are always in the Junkyard.
EfSedanDX

alright so i'm going hunting for some preludes. thanks for the information guys. so is this lower console usdm, jdm, edm or what?
89 LX SOHC ZC

USDM. Very Happy
EfSedanDX

Oh ok. I was hoping jdm so I could more legit jdm stuff in my car
EfSedanDX

So today went and got my windshield replaced cause it had a big crack on the driverside and because CHP ticketed me (Yay :/) and I can see super clear now!



Also went to a junk yard and had no luck really. Walked away with a few VSS's and a coin holder for my dash. Hopefully I'll have better luck tomorrow.
EfSedanDX

So Saturday I picked up these items. The ashtray and din were in the same red 4door where I got the lower console guess I should look around a little more next time aha.

Heres the coin holder for the dash put in

Now unfortunately the din I found wasn't big enough so the search for the din continues but atleast I have an ashtray for my lower console now aha

Also my mom got this for me and my lady

Oh yeah going to go to all the car meets looking raw with this lol
89 LX SOHC ZC

Well at least you found the ashtray good luck on the search for the din.
EfSedanDX

So no luck finding the din (no surprise there) but did find this


I just read up on these and thought bout putting it in the lower console and tried but didn't work out well so I'm planning on putting it where my radio is and put my radio I'm the lower console like this

Any thoughts or comments on the idea?

Also found some hub caps that I thought would like nice and I'm not regretting it




On a side note I will be getting rid of the DC spoiler. Gonna get a prelude 4 legged spoiler.
poopycrispy

Hey what center console does that come out of?
I really want one !
EfSedanDX

The one with the armrest? That one comes out of the 94-01 integras.
poopycrispy

no the little one with the ash tray and the lighter.
EfSedanDX

That's a USDM optional lower console for 88-91 civics. From what I've seen there pretty rare and expensive.
poopycrispy

I wont rest untill i have it lol, I bet i'm better off looking for a dc console with armrest

I cant wait to see that thing with the prelude wing, i was going to get one but i ended up getting a 93 integra wing for free and got the volvo lip instead.
EfSedanDX

lol it could be easier to get the dc center console but what year is your sedan?

well i just came up on a prelude spoiler from the junkyard so i'm gonna do some work to seal up the wholes and hopefully throw on the spoiler.
poopycrispy

I just put a dc center console like 3 days ago, while i was at the junk yard i took the 4 legged prelude wing and fit it on a sedan and it looked pretty nice,
i had a 96 Accord spoiler on my sedan before i put a 93 integra spoiler and now i have 2 holes left over, let me know how you deal with yours so i don't mess up lol
poopycrispy

here are some pics of my sedan's latest stuff.





Civic1991

Lovely white sedan Wink
EfSedanDX

man poopycrispy your ride is looking pretty clean i want to make my 4door white too lol. how'd you solve your power seatbelt problem? you flip them or what?
EfSedanDX

So there was a local meet going on- so I put some pep in my step to get stuff done to my 4door. So here are the updates on my build:

took off the DC spoiler and covered up the holes with bondo.
now i got my hands on a 91 prelude spoiler (4 legged one) and just waiting till i have time to throw it on.

Got mudflaps for the rear and threw those on too.

Finally threw on a lip for my car. the 94-97 accord rear lips. i've seen a lot of people throw those on the rear of our 4doors but i prefer it being on the front bumper and came out pretty nice.

I will be posting pics soon.
poopycrispy

thank you, I worked on this car little by little over 2 years with inspirations from the EF Sedan Squad.  Yes I  flipped them. good luck with your build man everyone starts from somewhere and with time it always looks better than when it first started.
EfSedanDX

the pictures i said i would post

first off i went to San Jose the other weekend for one my baby showers and thought i'd go to weaksos and check it out in person when i got some free time. unfortunately i believed my gps on my phone and it said it was open till 2 on sunday. when i went it was closed Sad i checked the site on my phone when i got there and found out only open monday through friday till saturday is appoinment only and sunday closed. oh well took a pic in front of weak sos still lol



bondo work me and my brother was getting down to seal up my holes from the dc spoiler


all sealed. it looks like i painted it all white but really i didn't aha next i'm throwing on a 4 legged prelude spoiler. i can't wait!


threw on my rear mudflaps. only got a pic of one cause it was bout to start raining on me aha


finally got my lip on! 94-97 accord rear lip. i really like how these look on the front rather then the rear.


not as flush as i wanted it to be on the sides but can fix that up a little later


and thats what i got done for this weekend. every little bit helps. can't wait to get more done.
poopycrispy

nice progress man, can't wait to see that prelude wing on there.
mp_89dx

loving the progress. makes me want to get off my lazy arse and take more pics of mine lol
EfSedanDX

poopycrispy wrote:
nice progress man, can't wait to see that prelude wing on there.


Me either. I just need wait for a clear day and get off my lazy ass aha
EfSedanDX

mp_89dx wrote:
loving the progress. makes me want to get off my lazy arse and take more pics of mine lol


Aha I know how you feel. I keep seeing other guys doing something with their sedan and made me wanna get stuff done aha
EfSedanDX

So this week I found a single bend short shifter, some Saab 900 side markers (debating on using them or not), some wiring I needed and got some DC cloth seats!!!!! Hella excited. Don't have pix right now so I'll post ASAP
EfSedanDX

So here are the pix of the stuff I found

A single bend shifter


Some Saab side markers


I put in the old center console along with the lower console and put in a Taurus cup holder where the radio was and put the radio in the lower console


I then got to work on putting in my integra seats!
The old seat out

I got the integra seat in but only 3 out of 4 bolts :/
It got dark so didn't take pix. Will be working on it today though.
EfSedanDX

So here's what I got done today

Another shot of my center console with one integra seat in


A shot of driver side seat in (was rolling around like this for a couple days


Both of the integra seats installed

Civic1991

Really nice seats, thinking the rear integra seats fit in sedan ?
Edison Carasio

The Integra seats are much better than the original Civic seats.  You will be happy with the upgrade.
EfSedanDX

Civic1991 wrote:
Really nice seats, thinking the rear integra seats fit in sedan ?


I've heard that the 94-01 integra sedan's rear seats fit our sedans. i forgot who it was but i saw it on a building thread. right now i'm just sticking with the fronts cause i can never find a 4 door integra.
EfSedanDX

Edison Carasio wrote:
The Integra seats are much better than the original Civic seats.  You will be happy with the upgrade.


oh i am extremely happier with the teggy seats. my ladys even says they're more comfortable.
EfSedanDX

alright here's my 4 legged prelude spoiler intalled!



I didn't hook up the LED till the next day. when i grabbed it out of my shed it had hecka water in it so i just installed it and let it sit on there for a day so it could dry completely up but i hooked up the LED today and here's how it looks

and a night shot too
Edison Carasio

Are you gonna paint the spoiler?  It's hard to tell how it will really look with it being white.
89civicracer

i'd remove the 3rd brake light in the car.. leave the spoiler brake light.  Just my .02.
EfSedanDX

Edison Carasio wrote:
Are you gonna paint the spoiler?  It's hard to tell how it will really look with it being white.


yeah i'm just waiting to get a full day to do all the body work i wanna do.
EfSedanDX

89civicracer wrote:
i'd remove the 3rd brake light in the car.. leave the spoiler brake light.  Just my .02.


i was thinking bout that but i wasn't sure if i took it out that i won't get a ticket
jon_akers

Are the seats you took out brown color ones?
EfSedanDX

jon_akers wrote:
Are the seats you took out brown color ones?


Nah gray
EfSedanDX

new updates to the build:

first things was bought some LED dome light bulbs from ebay cause the one i had was barely lighting up so here they are


before


After


much better lighting now especially at night aha

the next day i went to the junkyard and grabbed a CRX Si cigarette lighter and the part that goes for coin holder but having trouble with the lights i think the bulbs are dead.

Does anyone know what size bulbs they are?

also found some Blue NGK spark plug wire off an EG Ex. anyone know if i can throw these on my motor? it's a 96-00 JDM D15B non-vtec.


then got my cold air intake in but decisions decisions

both aem but i know i made the right decision with this

CARB LEGAL BABY!!!!!!!!

now fully installed
dsol

i had the same problem with the cig lighter in my del sol. il give you the bulb size when i get home. and cars lookin good
Bertrand

I just put in that same dome light! Hahaha
EfSedanDX

dsol wrote:
i had the same problem with the cig lighter in my del sol. il give you the bulb size when i get home. and cars lookin good


would really appreciate the bulb size if you could tell me. and thanx. i been working on her for awhile and happily going along good.
EfSedanDX

Bertrand wrote:
I just put in that same dome light! Hahaha


hahahahaha it makes a big difference huh? aha now i just gotta fix the door things that trigger the light to go on. they don't completely work so i got to fix that.
popo408

damn man loved seeing all the work yuh put iin yur sedan,keepmiit up..let meh know when yuh go to the run or meets in san jose or oakland..i stay in the south bayy..
EfSedanDX

popo408 wrote:
damn man loved seeing all the work yuh put iin yur sedan,keepmiit up..let meh know when yuh go to the run or meets in san jose or oakland..i stay in the south bayy..


Thanx man. I got family in East side San Jose and run out there sometimes. Are u going to the big blox meet in Fremont in july?
popo408

EfSedanDX wrote:
popo408 wrote:
damn man loved seeing all the work yuh put iin yur sedan,keepmiit up..let meh know when yuh go to the run or meets in san jose or oakland..i stay in the south bayy..


Thanx man. I got family in East side San Jose and run out there sometimes. Are u going to the big blox meet in Fremont in july?


I trying to go but I'm also want to fix the car little bit more from the outside n get my ls.in their to go..
bac_ed36

Nice work. Cars Looking good.
~Sp33~

Think it would look 10x cleaner without that spoiler.
89 LX SOHC ZC

I agree.
EfSedanDX

popo408 wrote:
EfSedanDX wrote:
popo408 wrote:
damn man loved seeing all the work yuh put iin yur sedan,keepmiit up..let meh know when yuh go to the run or meets in san jose or oakland..i stay in the south bayy..


Thanx man. I got family in East side San Jose and run out there sometimes. Are u going to the big blox meet in Fremont in july?


I trying to go but I'm also want to fix the car little bit more from the outside n get my ls.in their to go..


oh thats cool. i was planning on going with b series swap but since i just had my son i'm probably going to stick with d series but i probably wont go to the blox meet cause i've got my son and starting a new job and not sure what days i'll be having off.
EfSedanDX

bac_ed36 wrote:
Nice work. Cars Looking good.


thanks man. i think the next thing i'm going to do is get an Si cluster so i can finally have a tach aha
EfSedanDX

~Sp33~ wrote:
Think it would look 10x cleaner without that spoiler.


i've actually been thinking about going back to no spoiler or an accord spoiler but my trunk is all messed up so i'll have to get a new one eventually but still not sure if i'll be going no spoiler or with an accord one.
EfSedanDX

89 LX SOHC ZC wrote:
I agree.


like i told ~Sp33~ i'm not sure if i'll go spoilerless or with an accord one. not particulary feeling my prelude spoiler anymore. didn't come out exactly as i wanted it.
dsol

sorry man ment to post up the size the same day i posted that comment Sad its size 37 and on the package it says for interior use. got mine at an orielys for 2 bucks came with 2 bulbs. blue package. GL
Bertrand

EfSedanDX wrote:
Bertrand wrote:
I just put in that same dome light! Hahaha


hahahahaha it makes a big difference huh? aha now i just gotta fix the door things that trigger the light to go on. they don't completely work so i got to fix that.


Sure does, that amber one was putting out as much light as my cluster did. Also, cleaning the cover helped as well. Haha
EfSedanDX

dsol wrote:
sorry man ment to post up the size the same day i posted that comment Sad its size 37 and on the package it says for interior use. got mine at an orielys for 2 bucks came with 2 bulbs. blue package. GL


don't worry bout it man. as long as i get the size i'm happy. thanks for the info. I was going to take the bulbs out of my gsr center console but now i'm just going to buy some new ones.
EfSedanDX

Bertrand wrote:
EfSedanDX wrote:
Bertrand wrote:
I just put in that same dome light! Hahaha


hahahahaha it makes a big difference huh? aha now i just gotta fix the door things that trigger the light to go on. they don't completely work so i got to fix that.


Sure does, that amber one was putting out as much light as my cluster did. Also, cleaning the cover helped as well. Haha


i was thinking of trying to get an amber one but i thought it would be better to get one that helps me see a lot better.
EfSedanDX

ok so little updates:

had my son almost a month ago and had to add this aha

i will be putting an "I heart my EF" sticker on the other side

Also made my clock light up amber


Picked up a dead step, gsr cigarette lighter, a few resistors so all my fan speed setting will hopefully work!


Wagovan Sideskirts baby!


hopefully next will be some tint and an Si gauge cluster, man i need a tach!
89 LX SOHC ZC

Congrats on the little one man. Very Happy   I just replaced my fan resistor not long ago because my fan only worked on 3 and 4 now I have all 4 speeds.
EfSedanDX

89 LX SOHC ZC wrote:
Congrats on the little one man. Very Happy   I just replaced my fan resistor not long ago because my fan only worked on 3 and 4 now I have all 4 speeds.


thanx man and glad to hear all your fan speeds work. hopefully mine will work after i do it.
frsh2dthef

How did you get the clock to light up amber?
EfSedanDX

frsh2dthef wrote:
How did you get the clock to light up amber?


I basically followed what this guy did.
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1499527
but i didn't use a divider tab because i didn't have any but my GF had some orange see through kind of color sample paper stuff and worked out pretty good for me.
EfSedanDX

ok so few updates

finally found a cluster for my 4d and it was literally the only one that was for a MT. all the other ones i found were AT and this one came out of a wagovan. no pic right now but will be installing soon. have amber bulbs for it on the way. YAY going to have a tach again!

also getting all my alarm stuff ready for installation. man i miss my alarm but no worries should be put in soon.

going to do a tune up on her hopefully this coming week.

and considering trying to put some DRL's in my high beams or do city lights. not sure which direction i'll go. maybe the city lights because i have almost everything for that.
any suggestions on which direction i should go for?

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