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Thread: My 78 Civic CVCC Project

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    My 78 Civic CVCC Project

    My project has been ongoing for a while. I bought this car with the intentions of slightly improving it. After all, it had a pleasant looking exterior and the inside was OK. However, after I began to explore deeper, I noticed it was a cosmetic cover up and needed some serious attention to do justice to the project.



    Upon pulling up the carpet, I couldn't help but notice the weakness in the passenger side floor pan and the degree of rust along the door sill.



    This process was repeated as I pulled off the front fenders :cry:



    Nice rust along the outer sill and door jamb



    The right side wheel well had its share of rust



    And the bulkhead and roof rails had their problems too. :evil:


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    What really got to me was the roof rails. When I pulled off the headliner and looked around, I noticed the sunlight was peeking through the roof rails. They were neatly covered up with silicone and nice white paint. :shock: Here's what it looked like after that coverup was removed



    Under the hood needed some metal work too



    Luckily, I found a new battery tray from Great Britian.


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    All the metal work has been completed, the car has since been primed and the new paint has begun to be cut in. I'll show you some pics of the progress.

    Here's the new metal for the floor and sill


    The roof rails repaired and the roof properly lifted



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    More Pics of the project

    Door jam and wheel well repairs








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    All primered up & cut in










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    Beautiful work! I'm glad to see some Honda projects undertaken with such care. Where are you located? Any chance we'll get to see this thing in person at a car show someday?

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    Thanks for the kind words. I'll try to make Carlisle in 2010. I'm in S. NJ.

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    Here's some parts that I've refinished while waiting for the bodywork to get done.

    Original Grill


    Painting the silver outline


    Refinished Grill


    Refinished Grill & Emblems

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    héhé!!! nice honda and good working :tu:

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    nice job on the grill.

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