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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by INJEN78, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    ok so i guess im going to start my body work build..
    over the next couple months i will be doing ALL the body work to my 91 civic si..
    i will be repairing holes(long story)fixing rust spots,filling dents,and then painting the car...there will be a ton of pix,but this will be hung out for awhile.so all progres will be posted..
    first up are the holes i was talking about..the owner before me decided he was going to put a bodykit on the car,i RIPPED off the whole kit,and came to find that the skirts were put on using 4 self tapping screws,and 4 wood screw..so heres the holes and the screws i had to pull out with pliers,because they bondod over them..

    as you can see the screws are rusted and so are the holes from them..
     
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    the whole body will be straightened out,filled in,and all that..the original owner also decided to mold the sideskirts and sidemoldings on..very shitty job..he used bondo,fiberglass,and newspaper..yes newspaper,he put it behind the skirt so it wouldnt flex..in the above pix you can see the "ridge" of bondo/fiberglass he used on the moldings...oh yea speaking of moldings.this car once done will not have any on the sides seeing how the holes are all out of shape,,and all the clips were broken anyways..so its easier to shave them rather than track them down and go through the work of putting them on and getting them adjusted to fit right..
     
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    Good luck dude!
    Save that EF!

    I have to do body work like a mo-fo on my 89 CRX HF.
    On my 90 Civic Si its just the usual quarter panel rust, around the wheel arch area.

    But for the wheel arch area I found these, and it just might help you out to:
    http://www.rustrepair.com/repair_panels/onlinecat.htm?r=ru&p=sm
    They fit both the CRX and Civic, they sale them for bothe sides also.

    Hope this helps.

    Keep us posted and again good luck!!!
     
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    nice..thanx for that link..
    surprisingly only my drivers side well has rust and its the surface bubbles,,ive already got them sanded,im about to go bondo the tiny holes after i grind away the rest,then theyre getting filled with bondo..
    the car should look pretty good when its done,,and itll def not have any rust after im done,and wont for a very long time:D

    and i took off the emblem they put on the hood(some of you may have seen it,,the red R) so i just got done filling the two holes,now just gotta sand it and prime it..
    but im trying to use the least amount of filler as i can..
     
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    good luck i just started a similar project a few weeks ago i got a 91 si hatch that had been molested by many owners it had almost a 1/4 in of material on in after all the primer spray in filler and the paint from moving to garage to garage over the last 3 years i striped the whole car to bare metal with aircraft stripper and 80g now i have etch primed and then shot it with regular primer now im geting ready to guide coat it and block it out and fix what needs fixin good luck with your project.
     
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    thanx man..yea its not hard its just time consuming..goodluck to u as well..
    post some pix of the progress..
     
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    the bondo on the hood..havent had time to sand/prime it
     
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    You decide what color your going to paint it yet?
     
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    Damn man only surface rust!
    You got lucky dude, on both my CRX HF and my Civic Si there rusted all the way through. But what can you expect when you live in Utah. You've got the Great Salt Lake, which carries massive amounts of salt in the air. And did I forget to mention the snowy ass winters we have here, or the salt they use on the roads 24/7 for the ice. I dont drive neither Honda in the winter, but it's obvious the previous owners have.

    Keep us posted!
     
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    championship white^_^
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Should look good.
     
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    What do you got going on for rims?
     
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    How's it coming?

    Just don't give up and lose motivation in the middle of it like I did on the REX.

    More pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sorry guys havent been on ina couple days..been real caught up,,with a GIRL:D
    i will have more pix up tomorrow,
    i got most of the holes in the side bondo'd just gotta sand them and do some touchups..
    as for rims,right now im on the rims that were on my bros bmw.if i keep em,theyre going black with polished lip,
    im not too sure what i want to do,theyre 14's but the tire size is waaaaay too tall,im rubbin fenders on a 1.5 inch drop..
    if i dont keep them i dont know what i want..but i will only go as high as 15's
     
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    Those are good looking wheels, just drop a tire couple sizes.
     
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    Post pics of the girl then!...lol
    Or even better her with the car!

    Keep at it man.
     
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    haha she lives in NH ill try to get some pix though..but heres a couple more of the 1st stage of bondo on the sides..i still have to sand and go over them again..
     
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    and a little trick i learned from my boy..ls_ef...some of you may have seen the "duckbill" on the eg hatch..well you can kinda resemble that by just adjusting one little thing,
    1. get a wrench and a 10 or 12mm socket(i cant remember which one.i believe its a 10)
    2. get a friend or family member to help hold the spoiler.take off the 4 nuts under the hatch that the spoiler on.
    3. pull the spoiler off and put the nuts on the holes toward the back(if the hatch is all the way open it will be the 2 top holes)
    4. put the spoiler back on( the nuts will be on top of the back holes instead of the bolt going through..now all you have to do is tighten the 2 nuts on the front(the bolts should be through a little bit

    basically it angles the spoiler up a little instead of sitting flat off the back of the car..should look like this
     
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    Looks like its moving along!

    The angled spoiler isnt really appealing to me. But thats just me, its your car let it resemble you. As long as your happy with it who cares what anyone else thinks.

    Pics of the girl FTW...lol

    Good luck!
     
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    ok so update time,,,i havent done anyything to the exterior,still need to sand the bondo and touchup some spots,but ive changed my mind on the color...i think im going to go with silver,,the same color as the 02 celicas,,just because i think itll look sick on my ef..but i dont know if i want to do that shade or a little darker..
    i dunno,i have some time to decide,and the car is almost running,just need to find a dizzy...because the guy i got mine from(ctgoldhatch94 or bluehb95) sold me a garbage dizzy
     
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