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 Post subject: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:09 pm 

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I originally did a full JDM EF9 conversion on a 1990 Civic Si that I finished back in 2003. After years of tinkering and swapping engines, I ended up selling to a guy from east coast Canada in July 2010. After seven months of driving my Mitsubishi 3000GT, I got the itch for another build. I picked up an 89' DX for a daily driver and sold my Mitsu with the intention of doing a 1989 Civic Si Restore.

After a month of searching I finally found a very clean 1989 white Si. The engine needed work but the body and interior were in great shape. The car was about 3 hours away in the snow so I rented a U-Haul trailer and set out on an adventure with my girlfriend.

My plans for this project are opposite of most. I intend to keep the car 100% stock and USDM. Enjoy my progress.

The 1989 Civic Si is a ONE YEAR ONLY CAR. Although it's the second generation of Civic Si, it is the first year of the 4th generation civic's. There are lots of small differences between the 89' si and the 90-91 si. That is why I picked it.

Since All of my images are too large for the forum and photobucket.com no longer adjust picture sizes, I created a timeline slideshow below

http://s1192.beta.photobucket.com/user/traved7/story/5949


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:20 pm 

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Location: Snohomish County, WA
Welcome Travis! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:06 am 

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Thanks for the welcome Danny and Rob


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Location: Strasburg, VA
howdy! looks like you have a nice start to a project car. i like your intentions. i had the same, but after awhile the modding bug got to me so i did just a few, easily reversable modifications. shocks/springs/rear swaybar/steering wheel and wheels/tires. i drive mine 110 miles a day and wanted a little bit more fun, but didn't want a whole new project. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:19 am 

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My 1989 is my baby. I used to use it as a daily driver but then I decided to park it and buy a newer daily. Two CRX Si's later I currently drive an S2000 for a daily driver. My 1989 Si stays in the garage year round only driving it once last summer.

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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:21 am 
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Location: Toronto Canada
s2k is not a daily driver. Its a showoff summer car.
Get a 4 door ef sedan ! :lol: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:41 pm 

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Believe me I have been looking. Older Civics are going for too much locally and none of them are in decent condition. I even thought about a wagon but those are even more!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Civic Si Restoration
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Jdmboyef9 wrote:
Believe me I have been looking. Older Civics are going for too much locally and none of them are in decent condition. I even thought about a wagon but those are even more!!!


Get another CRX man.


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