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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Ed Box Civic  Reply with quote

So back in November of 2011 i bought my second EF sedan for $400 off of Craigslist. This one was an EX ,It got a distributor and oil change valve cover gasket plugs,wires ,rotor,and cap before leaving the previous owners driveway in Boulder CO. This is what it looked like when i showed up to see it. The car had sat for a year and a half while the previous owner was studying overseas. He had tons of paperwork on it in the three years he had it, and he had only put about 30k on it.




Once I got it back home to Denver the work kept going. I replaced the windshield,the alternator and belt. It was a slow going project at this time I was working at a grocery store and not making a lot of money. I started surfing Craigslist and did mange to find someone in Colorado Springs to trade me my steelies with fresh tires for some Si coupes with crappy large miss matched tires


The crappy tires didn't last long. I soon got some 195/50/15 Kuhmos and  upgraded the front brakes to EBC dimpled and slotted rotors and some green stuff pads, I also was able to score all 4 mudflaps for $10 a corner from a local junkyard


The next picture was one of my favorite trips to the salvage yard,I snapped this pic on the way out after I installed my $30 yakima roof rack a Holden parked next to me, Its like an Aussie GTO but its a new school El Camino Ive never seen one before or after this




I Liked the yakima stuff it was super cheap used. It also made me fall in love with BMX bikes again



Here are a couple of  cool shots I grabbed when I went to a local junkyard parts hunting





I had added a DC center console and some headrests along with a 1st gen Integra shift knob to clean up the inside a bit. i had also replaced the water pump, timing belt, tension spring and bearing


At this point the car was coming along quite nicely but I wanted more I had been slowly chipping away at a huge mental to do list for about a year at this point. I was hitting up the local parts piles for a long time finding nothing until one day I finally found a red 1991 lx with a very clean interior minus the broken ass dash. i bought everything besides the dash and the front seats


Soon after i began swapping the blue for the black first the doors then the floors. I cleaned the crap out of the floor before i put my new carpet down i was surprised at all of the sand change candy dog hair and crap hiding under my old blue stuff.



When i was putting the center console back together i found some Clean DA Integra seats and a Skunk2 single bend shifter and matching knob. At this point was still rocking a crappy faded broken blue dash







Then it snowed it snowed a lot and I had no time to work on Ed Civic, Because I was always driving a plow





I wont lie it was awhile before I drove or worked on my project and at one point I kinda neglected it but when spring rolled around I realized  a cool fact right next to my work at the building next to my favorite coffee stop is Pro Import and Import Sports, that means free car porn and honestly it was the kick in the pants i needed. taking these from time to time keeps me going.If by chance the owners of any of the following cars want these pics removed I will do so upon request





In April of 2013 I went on a family trip to Las Vegas and in the Luxor parking lot I saw this blue EG. That was the final straw my Honda bug bit me again as soon as i Got back from vacation i was gonna go hard on Ed Civic


You know how life has a way of biting you in the ass sometimes or well in this case shi****g on you when I Got back from Vegas this happened and began a interesting chain of events


An Owl or something big did this right after I got the windows tinted. Later that night going to the grocery store I noticed the car was running a bit warmer than normal and the overflow seemed low. I filled it with a water bottle I had after letting it cool off and went straight home. The next day i looked it over and found the rad was cracked at the bottom and one of the hoses on the manifold was split. So i replaced everything all of the manifold hoses, upper and lower rad hoses, The rad, the thermostat all with Honda parts just like everything else Ive ever done to the motor.Two days later it wouldn't start due to a dead battery so I replaced the battery and changed the oil and could not get the drain plug back in, it was stripped and I don't think this was the first time. I ended up replacing the pan and gasket along with an A/C idle pulley that was squeaking and belt as well as a power steering belt. It wasn't long before I tracked down a dash from an online dealer




It took a long time to get to me But it was well worth the wait. I has collected most of the dash plastic and bought some of it new. it wasn't until I joined this site that I finally found some dash vents. Thank you again Patrick




I'm working on taking more pictures this is when the dash was mostly back together. Shortly after this I found the rest dash trim caps. Then I installed alpine type e speakers in the doors and type s in the rear mounted in OEM pods  i bought new off of ebay. It sounds great i recently added an alpine 1000w amp and a 10in type x in a ported box




This is before the speaker pods in the back seat. I don't have any pics of them currently.(I still need to change out those ugly blue seat belts and the E brake) handle But its super nice to have surround sound. most recently I have added an 89 Integra Front lip replaced both of the front wheel bearings and added an HKS Cat back





Had to add a little bit on to it to make it flush


I love the way this sounds its a nice deep quiet purr and I think the twin tips look awesome


The paint could have been a bit better but i think it will be okay




Now I Know its not as bad ass as this seven assed Toyota I saw last summer but I really dig this stock looking setup and quiet low tone



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good man.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work man.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys its been a slow project so far but stay tuned ill have a house with a garage sometime in the next couple of months and it'll be time to get to work
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you welcome bro.No problem on those vents they were just sitting in the garage. I'm glad they came out good.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man you will never know how much I appreciate you cleaning your garage I looked a long time before you helped me out
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know they would come to good use one day. I never throw old parts from the civic away. As I change stuff around i keep the old ones, just in case someone on here need something.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the feeling I do the same thing especially with smaller stuff. I had most of the smaller covers and plastics collected before I got the dash. I was about to give in and paint my blue vents and then your box arrived. They were the last things I needed. I swapped the dash that night with a big flashlight in front of my apartment and have been making lots of steady progress ever sence  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty damn cool  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Joined a local group of old school Honda nuts. Did the show and cruise with the Colorado Springs chapter. I had a blast meeting new friends and getting a horrible sunburn. Thank you efman for the invite


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking good.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honda Junkie that pic would have been better with two more sedans man  Surprised I hope to see you at the next one hopefully
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yea ill be at the next EFfective meet hopefully I need to get my Buddy club spec 2 exhaust fit for my sedan then ill be good to go. Are you not using the bike rack anymore on your sedan?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet man I can't wait to see your ride, I got rid of it awhile ago it was really beat up.I have a source on a discontinued Honda one idk what its from but I'll see what I can do, If it won't work Ill get another yakima I still have the basket and gobs of random hardware but I want somthing nice to put my expensive custom built BMX on. Somthing with locks that I'll feel more comfotable hauling my $1200 roof candy around on
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That van looks sick. Quite a ef meet going on there.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I saw that van earlier this year and had to get a close look at it, its the most awesome soccer mom mobile I've ever seen haha That meet was sick I saw thingsI've only read about like a true rhd ef9 and some clean rhd converted crxs as well as a real mitsu evo 3
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is looking sweet..Thats oddessey is bad ass!!

Thats alll u needed to modify on the exhaust?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right I know man she must take the kids to soccer and the the van to the track haha, thanks man it finally feels like iam making some progress, yea that's the only spot I had to mod the rest of it slipped right in the factory hangers and bolted right up it was a lot eaiser than I had thought it would be
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best soccer mom ever..Theres a white one here thats slammed and all vip'd its bad ass..

Really i thought there was alot more to it than just that lol...Well i guess most people dont think to just extend the tips and mod the actual piping...Car is looking good though
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sick man haha right yea the hks install was super easy it took about 45min from crappy old exhaust to finished painted new product, but If you want a loud exhaust this is not for you its super quiet with a nice deep low tone that is pretty even throughout the rpms
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahaa, that owl went to town on your trunk lid!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So i have not been on here lately. But I am still making small progress I replaced the alternator and have still been junk picking. I have not had much money due to saving for a move into a house with some much needed work space in October. But I have got all new pedal covers, a header, and I'm about ready to do my disc swap in the rear i just need a black e brake handle and cables before I will be ready, I will most likely buy some stainless lines for the front as well




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet ..   ur gonna have fun burning those old bushings out lol..im probably gonna swap to Integra rear disc and go spherical soon though
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bro those bushings stunk i did them on my balcony with a propane torch and a crappy knife in Thursday morning when i get off work ill have some time and Ill press those energy bushings in but if i can i want to install my $40 craigslist header soon Ill have the whole exhaust done finally Very Happy I also found a Thule roof rack setup i could not pass up this weekend in the junk pile it just needs locks i could'nt pass it up for $10 its honestly in super good shape now that Ive worked it over a bit
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea they smell horrible lol.I poured fgas on mine and watched them burn.. then used a wire wheel to clean the hole... lube it and it will go right in no need to use a press unless u have one already.. I do need to get ss lines though.. but im probably gonna pull everything off next summer and put it on my crx and get Integra stuff and go spherical.
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Man it was so bad I just sat the torch on them and let it go then would stop and scrape every 30 min or so for about 2.5 hrs a side they came out super clean I'm happy with it , I was going to take them to a friend of mine who has a press when I get them done, I wanted to go spherical and I still may someday but I got these bushings at that unbeatable free price from a good buddy who was sadly leaving the honda scene.  I needed somthing because the bushings in them were totally boned But all in all this car has held a lot of good deals for me there are so many goodies for them and some of them are not too hard to find or too expensive if you are willing to clean them up and re purpose them
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff man
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I need bushing and bearings for my rear disc brakes. Moral of the store, I'm lazy.

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