As my first true post here on JNC that isn't the intro post, I figured I'd post the reason why I joined. I recently purchased a 1979 Honda Prelude from the original owner. The car has 108k miles, all the original paper work, and even the dealer plate frames from the dealership it was originally purchased from, Walnut Creek Honda in California.
My priority is to stop the few areas of surface rust from spreading, retune the carb since it's running a bit rich and idling a bit high, and then do a period correct resto-mod.
What I'd change to aftermarket would be 80's bucket seats (more than likely Recaro), a Weber carb, some kind of non-OEM exhaust, and I'd try to get some kind of coilovers to fit which is going to require a lot of fab work.
This isn't a project I look to finish in a month or two, but something over the next few years. Only the rust prevention is going to happen ASAP. Anyway, enough talk, here's some photos.
The day I picked her up:https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... 7154_n.jpg
And from a photo shoot I did a day or two later: