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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:41 pm 
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man, i almost wish my 83 civic was in worse shape when i bought it so i could have more fun projects like yours...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Well If anyone is interested, heres the 35 pages of my Delorean restoration

http://www.dmctalk.com/showthread.php?t=11640


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:35 pm 

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Delorean looks nice as well. I think it is a great shame DMC couldn't survive. I think some great cars could have come from them.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:08 pm 
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removing the quarter windows, luckily the seals cooperated and came off without breaking

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removed a door, amazing how much dirty and muck accumulates in the door jambs

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cleaned and repainted a few interior trim pieces

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Next big job is repairing the steering rack that has about 20' of play.
first step remove the carb and cooling fan, alot more oily than i thought

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disassembly is pretty easy

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the pinion bushings were very loose inside the rack housing, they seemed to be coated in a rubber bushing and pressed in the housing, well that has disentigrated so i had to make new ones from 3/4" PVC tubing and sand down the outside to fit

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then more cleaning and paint

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:24 pm 

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what a great, well documented build! you have done alot of work on this car and it is definitely paying off. hope to see some more videos, i love listening to it :tu:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:56 am 
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thanks, ill be sure to do a video of it driving around, the new exhaust makes it sound much smoother and quieter too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:16 am 
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So ive come to a real turning point, if im to rebuild this car properly which is what I want, Im going to have to strip the body completely down to a shell, even scrub the underside to get it ready for paint. im still not 100% on the interior color, but im still leaning towards a light beige for the inside, and engine compartment. at the same time the front mechanics will need a lot of cleaning and painting. ill also have to re seal the engine top end. My garage is quickly becoming very crowded with parts....

The factory sound deadening needs to be chiseled out and dropping the front subframe is the next big job. I also need to pull the dash and most of the wiring. my biggest fear is the windshield removal.

does anyone know of replacement windshield seals? if not im thinking i will have to cut down a cheap VW beetle seal and use that.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:36 pm 
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continued inside more, removing the dash again, labeling the wires and pulling the cables. cleaned the dash back side with a bleach degreaser mix again and blew off with compressed air, hopefully that kills the last of the smell.

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next I decided to pull the windshield, sigh.... i cracked it right down the middle. damn damn damn damn damn! at least I dont have to be so careful while storing it huh? also the Beetle weatherstripping idea may not work as the original molding is a different design

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Today began removing the main wiring harness and stripping the floor sound deadening ~ not fun

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:57 pm 
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theres a piece of glass for $250 on the ebay.

yes im still looking for new smaller corner lights, maybe some modified motorcycle lights. This Z in a Tokyo museum is my exterior goal for Zed sans the mirrors

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and sorry but the car will be lowered, alot. but it will still be driven. this is what it could look like. but not quite this low as the struts can compress this much

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32 am 
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Ouch! :(

About moldings though.
Found this site a while back while looking for weatherstripping.
It's UK-based, but might help you out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:39 pm 

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youre making alot of progress.

should of used dry ice on the sound deadning...it comes right up easily with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:30 pm 
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ive heard that about dry ice so i picked up 3lbs and froze the floor. need another pound for the last quarter

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this is just half of the insulation, thats -108'F for ya
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also re sealed the rear seams

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:31 am 
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My good friend vadym came over and we continued to strip the car.

removed the pedal cluster and the last of the mouse droppings, also the remaining sound deadening.


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the front end was next, fenders, grill, lights, and bumper came off easily. the car was getting lighter but the front end still feels very heavy. these engines are heavier than they look, with just the 4 subframe mounts remaining and the exhaust off, the last large component dropped out

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Obligatory stand in engine bay photo

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:47 pm 
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tore the engine assembly down some. the block needs some serious pressure washing and the frame, axles, hubs, sway bar, and exhaust need lots of wire brushing and paint. also looked at the clutch, its pretty worn, min thickness is 5.75mm. the disc is down to about 5.8mm so it will be out of spec after a few burnouts, also my spare clutch disc isnt much better at 5.95 mm

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Next I dropped the tank, literally. I weighed more than I thought with just 5 gallons in it, but thats nearly full. luckily there is no rust in the area.


so with all the fluids and most of the weight out the shell can be rolled over one one person. some scrubbing and a wash with hose, it should be ready for some undercoating

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where is the rest of the car you may ask? my living room. can you tell im single?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:25 pm 
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scrubbed the underside, still need to pressure wash the inside and prep the interior, want to start painting soon. also sealed up some seams and the new rear seat panel.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:56 am 

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damn, i wish i had your motivation to do all that kind of work to mine..

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:37 pm 
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what strip a car to a shell? well its what is necessary to paint the inside. and its such a simple car but i do see how it could be intimidating.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:53 am 
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removed engine from subframe, this will require alot of wirebrushing.

also removed the brakes and lines and began pre- preparing the engine compartment for paint.

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can you tell which part I cleaned here? ive decided that the entire top end of the engine needs to come off, the seal above the head is where the oil is leaking from and if i remove that then the head is just laying there so i can be removed for cleaning, and if the head is off the the barrels can come too since i do have NOS gaskets for that seam.

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cleaned up the front hubs, axles, control arms and swaybar. these and the subframe will be painted with POR15 black.

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and here is my wicked awesome compact spare. its a 10" scooter tire.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:54 pm 

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Its really interesting to see what parts where carried over from the N and Z600 to the Civic for example the window winders are the same and i can see a lot more too.

I actually have a nos set of these fender mirrors as fitted to the Z600 pictured. They are different to the civic ones

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:12 pm 

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I enjoy watching your progress. You're going about it the right way. I wish I would've pulled my engine prior to it going to the bodyshop. There was a fair share of hidden rust under the crossmember. Good thing the engine died and was discovered. :)

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