Hola everyone. I've been lurking around HS for a long time, but never really posted anything. This is my del Sol progress thread. I posted this on a local Honda forum so don't mind the off track dates.
1993 Honda del Sol Si
D16Z6 w/ 5Spd manual tranny
Captiva Blue Pearl
D16Z6 w/ 5Spd manual tranny
Captiva Blue Pearl
This is my first time owning my own Honda. When I got my first job at UPS I had no transportation so my dad temporarily gave me his 89 EF Hatch. About 4 months later my mom bought me a 93 Tercel so I returned the hatch to my dad. The Tercel was my DD for about 1 month or so. I've always wanted a del Sol, so when I had a good amount of money saved up I went on Craigslist and found this del Sol selling for $1200. Visited the guy the next day and talked him down to $1000 cash.
I currently go to Broward College and major in Automotive Service Management Technology, so I try to work on my car myself and learn more.
Feb 9, 2010
Finalized the deal and drove the Sol home for the first time. It was a complete bucket of crap. It was my first time ever driving a del Sol and I thought I just blew my money away.
- Interior: Broken or loose compartments, dirty floor, broken drivers side door handle, broken drivers side targa handle, missing speaker covers, and a few other minor things.
- Exterior: Surface rusted hood, 14" steelies, black altezza taillights, oversized wing, peeling tint, and dirty.
Feb 10, 2010
So the very next day I got down to business. I started to clean up the interior since I would be daily driving this car within the next few days. I took out the rear compartments and the seats and did some cleaning. I found the two missing speaker covers under the seats and fixed all of the broken panels. The panels weren't actually broken, they were just missing a few screws or got loose from the hinges. I installed my JVC headunit and JVC 6.5 speakers in the front and rear. The previous owner had amp wires and extra speaker wires all over the place so I removed those since I'm not to fond of 300 lbs of stereo equiptment in a car.
When I was done this is how it looked.
Feb 18, 2010
Finally my stock taillights arrived that I bought on eBay for $64.28 shipped. I took off the old Altezza's and went back to the stock look.
Feb 19, 2010
My 15" rims finally arrived that I bought on eBay. They may not be some expensive brand, but they look pretty damn good. I belive the brand name is Jizo and I paid $334 shipped for them. Quite a few people gave me good compliments about how they look.
Feb 20, 2010
Got some 195/50/15 tires from "Nicole's Tire Sales" for $180 and got them mounted and balanced at Hubcap Heaven for $45.
Feb 23, 2010
While waiting for my lock lugnuts to come in the mail before I mounted my new rims, I decided to take the Boeing wing off the Sol. I temporarily put an old taillight gasket with screws to patch the hole up.
Feb 24, 2010
My blue locking lutnuts came in the mail so I put the new rims on the Sol and snapped a few pics. As you can see it's starting to look much better than it did when I first got it.
Mar 5, 2010
Sooo the FedEx guy stopped by and dropped off a little surprise. Yup my eBay black 1 piece headlights finally arrived ($114.99). At that time I did the Aux light mod so they would come on with or without the headlights on and I got some amber yellow bulbs for them.
Mar 6, 2010
I got tired of driving around with this ugly ass rusted hood. Took a trip to Walmart and got the cheapest paint I could find lol. I bought 5 cans of Color-Place for $0.98 each. Then I went to Home Depot and bought a pack of 120 grit sandpaper for like $2.67. Went back home and took off the hood and took it around to the backyard where I sanded it and sprayed it black. It only took 2 1/2 cans of paint to get it glossy black. I let it dry for a few hours and watched my beauty shine. =)
Mar 7, 2010
Since I had the Sol I never gave it a good washing so I pulled out the water hose and soap and started scrubbing. After about an hour or two it was squeaky clean!
Mar 13, 2010
Since the hinge on my glovebox was broken, I decided to do a little DIY instead of trying to search the world for a 93 glovebox. I went to walmart and bought some Epoxy glue for $2.xx. I squeezed some out on a little piece of cardboard and mixed it around until it got almost hardened. Then I rubbed the expoy on the broken hinge and set it at an angle so it can stay in the same position and dry. In about 30 minutes it's dry and I installed it back into the car.
Mar ??, 2010
I bought some red, blue, & amber colored leds to install in my gauge cluster and climate control. Pretty easy to install and looks nice. However, the screw that holds the climate control in place got stripped in the process since I got fustrated that I couldn't get it out. So I gave up on the climate control lights for now until I could decide what to do about it.
Mar 22, 2010
I attempted to take out the dash in order to get out the climate control, but I failed miserably and gave up.
Mar 26, 2010
I went on eBay and purchased a universal power lock kit a few days back and it arrived in the mail today. I only paid $29.99 shipped for it.
Mar 27, 2010
If at first you don't succeed, try again!
I successfully removed my dashboard and was able to get the climate control out much easier and replace the stripped screw as well as the 2 blown led bulbs. It took me a while to figure out how to remove it, but I finally got it and it took less than 20 minutes to put it back in.
Mar 30, 2010
I installed the keyless entry kit I bought on eBay. It works good so far and was pretty easy to install. It was originally wired up for a 4 door car, but I did a little wire cutting & extending, and soldering and now it's perfect. I mounted the reciever under the center console since there's a nice big spot underneath it. There was previously some sort of alarm that didn't even work so I unwired it and kept the switch so I can use it to lock & unlock the door from the inside. It's mounted below the steering wheel near to the fuse panel. It's easy to reach and not out in the open. Actuator was pretty simple and easy to install. There was already 2 holes in the door so I just screwed it on to those and it fit perfectly.
I have a detailed write-up on TeamCrxSolFla
teamcrxsolfl.com - View topic - Power Door Lock Installation
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