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89ef2

was not intended to be this way...

I first fell in love with a ef sedan when I was a kid. My older brother had one but I never thought I would ever own one myself. I orginally wanted one to dd but as a honda enthusiast it never happenes that way. I purchased the car for 200 dollars with a locked motor. It was in a front end collision but nothing too extreme. It just needed a hood, fender and front bumper.
How the car looked like when i first replace the first few things

then I lowered it on cut eibach springs.. not to good of an idea

so me and my mechanis pulled the orginal motor out and rebulit it for dd service but the worst thing happened to me and i develeped an itch to start buying parts. Started with k sport springs, lower control arms, tockio shocks, zc front bumper and orange front corners. Also had some rotas laying around from a previous car so slapped them on for the time being


from here on most of my down time was being taken up by searching and buying stuff for the sedan
ending up buying a beaks bar and flowmaster axel back because my orginal exhaust ending up falling off after hitting a bump and started to do some body work

bought some slips at the junkyard for cheap and installed a rear fog, turn siganals and also rear disk brakes from a gsr replacing the proportional valve and m/c. when I replaced the rear drums I also installed arp extened studs and blox lug nuts cause i broke a few stud taking off some rims previously

as of today this is what it looks like.







Off the top of my head most of my parts list
-spinrhart cpr's (for now but have other rims already)
-bumper pole
-jdm tail lights
-edm front turn siganls
-prelude fogs with jdm brackets
-b&m short shifter and hero extended shifter for s&g's
-wagovan passenger seat compartment (perfect to hold cd's)
-gathers rear pods
-integra type r mats cause it didnt have mats when i bought it
-armrest
.......and lot more other stuff in boxes or stuff i just forgot like oem visors, wagovan skirts etc.
paint is next i do believe but we will see. it was suppost to dd only and this happened.. i love this car
4dred6

I love the taillights. Looks good Very Happy
89 LX SOHC ZC

Lookin good.
89ef2

Appreciate it... More to come
Jerseys_fyn3st

Really like the build so far more more!!!!! Also oli have the lude fogs also any input on a bracket that I could use?
89ef2

Im sure you could use some diy home depot type of brackets buy I bought some brakets for like a factory ef9... The are out alittle farther out of the bumper than I like but work perfectly when I mounted them... I love the way they look
Jerseys_fyn3st

Thats cool they look really good i have the same ones just neeed brackets lol any pics on how the brackets look so i know what im looking for lol if u dnt mind
Jerseys_fyn3st

Also dam those tails look krispy lol, any more plans motor wise?
89ef2

The brackets look like these
http://www.google.com/search?tbm=...sa=N&biw=320&bih=452#i=46
I bought them for like 30 or 40 shipped on ebay... They pop up every once and awhile on ebay... As far as the motor the stock d15b2 only has like 12 to 15 thousand miles on the rebuild... No real big plans but since ive gone this far if I were to swap something it would be a zc dohc... But when that happens id prob do a wire tuck and clean up the engine bay but who knows
EF FTW

Are those some SI seats I see?
89ef2

Yep... The seats are out of a 91 so all I had to do was change the rails... Looking for a bride seat thougn
Jerseys_fyn3st

Thanks man umma try and make some. Lol. Well where are the updates on this thing, we all waiting lol
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Dude, how have I not seen this thread yet.  One of these days, we got to put together a TX EF Sedan meet.
jon_akers

My car is finally reliable enough to make it.
89ef2

I am down for a tx meet... I havent seen to many sedans in my part of town or even an ef in general... Kinda makes my day when I do... I need paint!!!!
~Sp33~

Man this car has some character, i like it.  Cool
89ef2

Thanks... Always in the search for rare parts as many fellow owners are like yourself
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Reminds me of Ric's sedan, back in the day.
4dred6

where them updates at!!  Evil or Very Mad
89ef2

Havent really had the opprotunity to buy anything for the car lately... I did install my visors and my jaf badge...  Also bought my front window replacment seal where you have to take out the window but wont do it until I paint the car... But been very slow lately... I am in search of power folding mirrors if any leads... Try to post some pics later
89ef2

And here you go



Cant wait to get the wheels refinished and on
4dred6

those wheels are sick.
4dred6

you have a pm  Very Happy
89ef2

Thank you sir... Replied
MaXXuS

sweet visors!  It's coming along nicely.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Good stuff dude!  Any chance you can come down for an EF/ED meet June 24th?
89ef2

Wish I could.... Have to work the coldplay concerts up here that weekend
89 LX SOHC ZC

Nice man!
89ef2

Thanks for all the comments.. Really want some serious updates but things have been slow... Gonna try to pick it up this next month
4dred6

you need some clear 90-91 wagon signal lights  Smile
89ef2

Yea i've be contemplating... But not gonna lie been showing too much love to my daily driver


orginally planned to just buy and drive but one thing leads to another and it ends up like this
4dred6

lower that thing   Twisted Evil
89ef2

Funny thing it is... Eibach springs... The front used to have a ridiculous gap.. Have to pull the rear fenders cause it rubs alittle even though I rolled them.. Wish I had the tool but dont have 200 bucks laying around
4dred6

there's a local guy that rolls them for like 20 bucks per arch.
89ef2

Yea there are always people advertising on cl but dont really trust someones else work.. But have to look into something soon... Would really like to trade for a clean auto ef but nothing yet
4dred6

true. i wouldn't like someone else to work on my car.
ilove(.)(.)

nice wheels

89ef2

Thanks... Came up locally for sale and knew I had to get them....
James4G

nice rims!

deflectors are sweet too.

are they OEM EF/ED foggys? looks like early spec BA4 prelude ones to me...
89ef2

Yea they are the prelude ones... Just as hard to find as any oem fogs here in the u.s. without getting rip'd on the price... Oem fogs are getting harder and harder to find
4dred6

wheels are sick
89ef2

Im sure im like everyone else here and feel its almost like a sport when you find rare parts... The wheels popped up on cl for 450 and I just had to buy them... Although I was broke at the time I managed to gather some cash together and was the first to meet him... Thats how I bought the wheels for the accord.. Only paid 250 for wheel and tires... They are I think ame shallen fx... They are vip 2-peice wheels that came of a gs lexus that was bagged.. From what im told there are worth 3000 brand new.. They are not perfect but will work for the price
89ef2

I don't think I'm meant to have zc  headlights... some genius on eBay try to sell me OEM ones thinking they were zc cause his friend told him they were... lost 20 bucks on that one... this pair on the way over ended up breaking the passenger headlight

Just doesn't seem meant to be... and on top of that my brothers dog chewed mu fenders and zc bumper

I've collected a few things over the months but trying to get by.. work slowed down and back in school so the sedan build has slowed down dramatically... haven't drivin the sedan in months but still have much love for the car
*pics seem big cause I'm using the photobucket app
4dred6

Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this thread on top, sucks about the headlight, I remember one time when my brothers dog chewed on a clean mpfi harness got so freakin mad that day
89ef2

Luckily I have a pair of fenders but have to find bumper and side moldings... been dieing to fix the car but don't want to take apart the front end until I get the headlights... one thing after another... I have collected a few things over the months though  Very Happy
4dred6

I want to see that stuff you been collecting haha Very Happy
89 LX SOHC ZC

Man thats a mean dog to get that mad at the sedan. LOL   Suck about the headlights cant wait to see what you've collected.
89ef2

Picked up a bumper and two fenders for 40 bucks today... ill take a few teaser pics of what I've been collecting just hate taking all the bubble wrap off the parts (I'm very lazy when I want to be)... and hopefully have my headlight on the way (not broken Mad) then ill take everything apart and back together.. plan on taking my tint off Friday if I get a chance
4dred6

Not bad.  Ill be waitin on the pics  Very Happy
89ef2

So I just opened my package with my new headlight but it just didn't feel right... I look closer at its a fawking depo headlight... its just getting stressful with set backs like this... really pissing me off
89 LX SOHC ZC

What a pain in the ass.  Good luck man.
jmanwantsboost

I adore those rear speaker pods. Do want!
89ef2

Wait till you see the ones I have now..... lets just say the light  up
jmanwantsboost

89ef2 wrote:
Wait till you see the ones I have now..... lets just say the light  up


That sounds rad. I don't have rear speakers and the spots are covered up. So pods I could get away with a couple holes.
89ef2

I had holes so I have to do my rear deck over or look for a rear deck in the junkyards that aren't cut out
HondaJunkie

Awesome build so far you have some rare parts bud. There are just some parts there that you should just never sell if you dont need to. Really sucks about the headlights it's to bad sellers dont know there product. I like the ef civic si seats as well but I do have a quick question if you dont mind. I have some crx si seats and was wondering if I can switch the rails on them but when I was looking at the sedans they seem different am I missing something thanks in advance.
89ef2

Thanks... appreciate it.. comments like that help along builds...  yea everytime I feel like I don't want the car no more I think of all the time I have put into searching for these parts... all  I did was swap the rails...  once you take the seat apart its pretty much straight forward
4dred6

sucks about the headlight  Sad
89ef2

Yea I'm undecided... I don't know if I wanna remove the glass from a usdm and put it on the zc headlight or rock the depo... probably transplant the headlight... or then again just look for a jdm front  Very Happy .... I wish
4dred6

i would just swap the glass lens over just like Jerseys did.  but a front end would be sweet
89ef2

Eventually a jdm front will be mine.... it will be mine.... import alliance is coming in February to Texas motor speedway but the civic will be down so I plan on next year if it comes back... the accord will have to do for now
FlatTireRacer

You know the date for IA?
89ef2

February 24... its a Sunday I believe
89ef2

Just picked this up locally for a fair price....never have too many armrests

I know I haven't posted some of my findings but lets say here's a teaser
4dred6

thats a lot of stuff man. whats is it? oh and that armrest is so cholo  Cool
HondaJunkie

Nice thats alot of parts stashed away and my armrest came all gangstad up like that to.
89ef2

I did pick it up from a fellow Mexican... man I have everything from air refiner, light up rear pods, to my latest and favorite item (drum roll).... Edm window levers!!!! Man I've been looking for those for a while now... they are metal and chrome... not plastic like usdm ones... still have a few things in the works but I've been collecting for a while now
4dred6

Nice, but power windows FTW, haha just messing wit you.   Very Happy
89ef2

Yea I wish I had power  Crying or Very sad but my edm handles will have to do... plus they  are edm ... wish I had money to do what I really wanted but collecting little prices at a time will have to do
4dred6

Haha I wish I had money for tires
I wish I had money for interior
I wish I had money for paint. Haha.

I really want a set of  edm/jdm tails, but that will have to wait.  Sad
89ef2

I agree.
FlatTireRacer

Psshh! I just wish I could figure out how to fix my center garnish...
89ef2

What's wrong with it?
FlatTireRacer



Looks like these but there's like a small grid inside the right side reverse lense piece that has come loose is sitting kind of crooked in there.  Confused Othere than that it really nice just wish I could figure out how to get in there a reset it somehow...
89ef2

Shoot me a pm... might have a spare 91 center garnish sitting around
4dred6

I know what's wrong with it. Its a 90-91  Razz
89ef2

4dred6 wrote:
I know what's wrong with it. Its a 90-91  Razz

I agree.
FlatTireRacer

I see how it is! Lol!  Twisted Evil
HondaJunkie

Might be a stupid question but what does the air refiner do and does it make a noticeable difference?
89ef2

Truthfully its for looks... but functionality its suppose to clean the air in the cabin... I also have a OEM phone too but just gonna be for looks too.. this build isn't about speed
HondaJunkie

Huh interesting ive seen a couple at the salvage yards but never got them cause I didnt know what it was for. Honestly had no idea they made oem phones thats pretty crazy. Thats cool your building something to show off real authentic parts not something you see everyday.
89ef2

I dropped something on one of my box of goodies and was worried so I unwrapped it to make sure everything is OK so y not take a pic

and since lips are all the craziness as of late ill post I have one too

Always looking for stuff and have somethings on the way as usual.... one day ill get to work
4dred6

Dude you need to put all those goodies on the car already. Sell me them fins.  Smile
89ef2

I'd sell my Monte Carlo before I get rid of the fins.... its like saying sell me YOUR front end  Very Happy ... we all know you will come up on some better wheels you sly dog  Very Happy
4dred6

Lol, that's so true. I'll get some nice wheels one day, either some reverse mesh or challenger defi fins  Very Happy
89ef2

4dred6 wrote:
Lol, challenger defi fins  Very Happy

banana   with tri-star spinners!!!
4dred6

That'd be sick. What would be a good price on them? 3k?
89ef2

I wouldn't even want to know Shocked .... by no means am I close to a baller so numbers like that scare me.... but love me some spinners...
4dred6

Hey it scares me too, but one of the benefits is that you'll be one of the few in the area with them. If not the only one  Very Happy
~Sp33~

You can unscrew the reverse light from the inside of the trunk and correct the reflector if it has come loose.
89 LX SOHC ZC

You need to get to unboxing these parts and doin some installin. LOL
4dred6

X2
89ef2

Need SOOOO much more stuff!!!!! In due time
89 LX SOHC ZC

89ef2 wrote:
Need SOOOO much more stuff!!!!! In due time


Coo Cool
89ef2

Picked up this bad boy today... hella heavier than what I thought
HondaJunkie

Nice pickup I bet that will be cold on the hands in winter haha.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

& hot in the summer.  But I love that one.  Had one just like it on my last EX.
4dred6

Nice
zacattack

Wonderful shift knob. Have the same one. It is my favorite one by far. The weight is perfect and makes shifting a breeze.
89ef2

It was a Valentine's present but I spent more than her so technically  so I bought it for myself

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