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 Post subject: My classic Honda project
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:58 pm 

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Here is my classic Honda;
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:59 pm 

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Okay, just kidding, here is my 1985 Honda CR-X Ballade Sport Clone;
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:14 pm 

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^ It's not as exotic or vintage as the rest of the cars here on this board, but it's a blast to drive. It WAS a US 1985 Honda Civic CRX Si. I was debating whether to customize the car, restore it, or what. I settled for cloning the JDM car version. Ironically after I started building the car, it got popular somehow. 1st there was only a Tamiya 1/24 model kit, which I got around the mid 90's from a hobby shop in PA. Then recently I found a SAPI 1/43 scale model, penny racers, Tomica 1/64 scale cars, Auto Art 1/18 scale cars, paper cars, R/C cars, wow. So I stuck with the Ballade Sports theme. Good thing, my son is obsessed with my car, so I bought 2 of the Tomica 1/64 and 1/43 Sapi cars so he'd have one to play with. It has sat a while since we have had kids, attention and funds have been diverted. I currently have a JDM motor, dash, trip computer, 2nd gen CR-X seats, corner lights, taillights, tailpanel, emblems and badges, and brochures. I am the second owner, having all their well kept records. They were an older couple who took great care of the car, but decided in 1997 to get an Accord. Dealer was gonna give them $500 for the CRX, so they sold it. To me. I am now the caretaker for it, and will take it in my direction. I was referred here by someone on another board. Here are some pics;
Auto Art CR-X
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The 1.6L DOHC motor
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The dash
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R/C CR-X
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The car I am cloning from the brochure
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:18 pm 

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Tomica 1/64
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JDM tailpanel, Si emblem, Ballade Sports emblem
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:23 pm 

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I haven't put the JDM corners on yet, I am looking for a period correct radio/cassette, got some generic body trim to change the red body stripe to black. I'm not super anal about stuff, so it's not going to be wrong side drive. No replacing steering assemblies, front clips or anything. I don't want to build a car I'll be too afraid to drive and enjoy. I also have yet to find a front nose panel with flip up headlight eyelids that isn't cracked like humpty dumpty yet.


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:27 pm 

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Here was my first classic Japanes car. I miss it a lot, but it had too much rust and spiders.
The day I sold her :cry:
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^ Yes, that's a working 8-track player. I think they were invented just after the wheel.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:48 am 
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Great looking crx. What part of MD are you from?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:48 pm 

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colhogen wrote:
Great looking crx. What part of MD are you from?

Thanks.
I am in Westminster, about 45-60 mins northwest of Baltimore, in Carroll.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:23 pm 
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Very nice, you don't see many of these CRXs in good condition any more.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:49 pm 

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awesome

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:52 pm 

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Great looking car!! Where did you manage to find a digital dash cluster from for the conversion? Been looking for one for YEARS now...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:26 am 
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very nice ! do you bring it to the niagara crx meets ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:15 am 
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Amazing :shock: Very clean and very nice. And I never before seen electronic dash in Civic.
P.S. Your other classic car look good too :lol:


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