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    Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    I just want to intoduce my little build-up and restoration project: My '87 Honda Civic Hatchback.

    Originaly it's an EDM carbed 1.3 with 71hp - but things changed a bit since I bought it back in 2009.=)

    Here some pictures as I bought it.









    During that time I've done some bodywork and a few modifications.
    What's allready changed:

    Exterior:
    - Bosch yellow foglights (same as the OEM Access. fogs from Japan)
    - JDM cornerlights
    - '84-'85 CRX Spoiler lip
    - Si hubcaps
    - OEM rear mud guards
    - '86-'87 Civic Si rear light panel
    - FOHA rear wing (OEM Access. in Germany)
    - Hella 3rd brake light
    - USDM tail lights
    - keyless fuel door

    Interior:
    - Honda DOHC steering wheel
    - adjustable steering rack
    - heating control from USDM Civic Si
    - amber clock
    - lighted ashtray
    - lighted cigarette lighter
    - OEM fog light switch
    - white rear view mirror
    - blue center console
    - OEM fire extingwisher
    - fitting floormats
    - gauge cluster from '86-'87 EDM CRX
    - OEM rear speaker setup
    - chrome inner doorhandles
    - Prelude shift knob
    - Prelude cigarette lighter
    - OEM arm rest
    - A/C setup
    - leather shift boot

    Audio:
    - oldschool Blaupunkt audio setup with 10-disc disc-changer

    Suspension:
    - Koni Sport dampers (yellow, adjustable)
    - Eibach Pro springs
    - fitted front and rear axle from '86-'87 EDM CRX
    - Energy Suspension master kit
    - ST suspension anti-sway bar kit
    - Wiechers front strut bar

    Brakes:
    - brake booster and master cylinder from '86-'87 EDM CRX
    - brake calipers from 1g Acura Integra
    - Zimmermann drilled brake rotors
    - Hawk Performance HPS Street brake pads
    - HEL Perfomance ss brakelines

    Engine:
    - swapped to ZC1 "Browntop" (from '86-'87 EDM CRX; 1.6i 16V DOHC; 125hp)
    - K&N air filter mat
    - MSD 8,5mm ignition wires

    Exhaust:
    - TeZet 4-1 header
    - Stock system from '86-'87 EDM CRX
    - Prelude exhaust deflectors





























    There are still a few parts I'm currenty wating for, like the hood and the horn button and trunk badge from the JDM Civic Si.

    My planes for the nearer future:
    - FG or ABS spoiler lip
    - new paint (B31M Astral blue)

    Will keep you updated

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    fill in your location asap
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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    Thats a really nice little Civic! Its really clean for its age. Looking forward to seeing more of this car.

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    :tu: :tu:

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    Nice old civic! I want to ask a question though, how hard is it to source parts for it? I recently came across an '87 base hatch for $600, the interior is all there and looks to be in amazing condition. Problem is though, the rear quarters are rusting around the wheels, and its missing a rear bumper.

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    It depends on where you live. I only can speak for europe. Here it's quite hard to find parts...
    I think in the US there are much more parts available.

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    That's a remarkably clean car you started with. Can't wait to see it finished. Will you be leaving it the same colour?

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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    It has a lot of rust at the underbody when I bought it. But was low milage 8)

    I'll switch the color to Astral Blue metallic B31M. It's a little darker than the current blue and a color that was available on the JDM Civic Si E-AT.




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    Re: Graf's '87 Civic aka. "Browntop-Hatch"

    Have 3 days of work and temporary plates 8)

    So far I spend the time with renew the rear brakes and hand brake cables, changing the valvecover gasket, add some JDM Si-bits install the new radio and drive drive drive








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    I'm still back from an spontaneous shooting a friend and I made.






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