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    83 Civic S back from the body shop

    I just picked up my 83 Civic S yesterday from my local body shop. I bought this car 7-8 years ago in NJ with 50000 miles and a little rust in the usual spots (under rear bumper, behind one front fender). It has been in the barn since then, until this fall when I got enough time to pull the trim and interior off of it. I had some aftermarket patch panels that they used to fix the rust in the rear, plus a new RF fender from Honda. The car is now back in the barn - as soon as it warms up I'll start putting parts back on.
    I've had the usual 1980's Honda parts success - I got 4 of the body side moldings from Vintage parts but no-one has the other two. Same for most of the emblems and rubber - about 50% success rate.
    The only new problem is that the fuel filler pipe is bubbling in spots - anyone have a good used one?

    Ken



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    The paint looks great. What did the shop spray with?

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    great paint! i have stripped a 82 canadian this fall for the en1 engine. if you need some other little parts for cheap, let me know .

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    Wow! That's a great paint job!

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    Car looks wonderful Ken, can't wait to see it all put back together.

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    Finally got the time to finish putting the Civic S back together. It is pretty much stock, except I got a JDM grille from Ebay to dress up the front a little. I want to do the timing belt, but otherwise it is ready to go back on the road.
    Next project is my 86 CRX-HF with 80k miles, then I can start on the S600.
    Ken




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    Ken, your car looks amazing!

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    That's beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with your CRX and S600.

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    That looks great, Ken! Were you able to find the trim and fuel filler neck you were looking for?

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    Ken, the Civic looks great. When did you get an S600?

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