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 Post subject: Civic 1200 '79 - full restoration - lots of pics!!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:49 pm 
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Hello everybody,

This is my first post on the forum, though checking it out for quite a while. My name is Stephan and I'm from the Netherlands and I thought it would be nice to share my restoration pics with you all (will follow in post 2).

As the title says, I'm restoring a Civic 1200 for more than 2 years now. My girlfriend and I own the car for about 4 years. What began as here and there adding some accessories has turned out in a full obsession in the most positive way. It's part of every day's life now and since the project is almost finished, it's kinda scary in a way too!! Is there life after this..probably :wink:

Some specs: 2nd gen. Civic 5 speed, RS Keihin dual carbs, RS inlet manifold, RS exhaust manifold, King lowering springs, Venolia high comp. pistons, engine fully overhauled (incl. head and gearbox) , sporty seats, almost every accessory, Panasport (13x6) alloys, Pertronix ignition (coil, ignitor, wires), Mugen cam (goes in later), etc., etc...

Enjoy and feel free to post comments :D

Cheers, Stephan

Btw, big fan of the JNC magazines and forum :tu:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:50 pm 
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for commentary please check the project on the 1stgencivic.com site http://www.1stgencivic.org/world/c1zr/m1/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4745.

To be continued 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:16 pm 

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Its a first gen.It looks pretty good 8) Thanks for sharing such amazing pictures :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:42 pm 
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So how did you dent the front valence? :P

Gorgeous car! :tu: :mrgreen:


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You should visit his 1stgen civic link to see how he dented it and read about his amazing build. :)

http://www.1stgencivic.org/world/c1zr/m ... php?t=4745

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:59 pm 

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VERY NICE !!! :D :tu:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:02 pm 
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More Civic Love! Great build, beautiful work on the engine :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:06 pm 
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That's awesome! The work looks top notch, the finished product is impeccable, and even better, it's my favourite colour! :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:15 am 
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trn714 wrote:
what size wheel is that? panasport?


Thanks everybody! :D

Wheels are Panasport 13x6 with Falken tires (185/60). They looked like this when I got 'em from the US and went for matte black powder coat.

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The dent was caused by a crappy jack. When the engine got in, the car was way heavier than before and when I lifted the car up, the jack got in a little hole in the floor with one wheel and the car fell on the jack. :cry: It's gonna be fixed as soon as it's road legal.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:51 am 
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wow.. :shock: :tu: :tu:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:20 pm 

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Awesome job, love the color.
Where did you find all the NOS stuff?

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thats a hell of a job saving that civic.

i see lots of rusted civics in my country, i wish someone would dedicate their time saving it. this amazing piece of honda history is dissapaering day by day!

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That there is awesome work. I bet you cant wait to give it some good driving.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:54 am 
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Thanks and you got that right!! This summer we're planning to drive it to Italy, so test driving should be within a couple of weeks. Will work!

All the rare accessories are gathered over the last 4 years. Lot's of eBay-ing and Marktplaats-checking (Dutch version of Craigslist).
Some parts are from nearby in the Netherlands and Belgium. Cmsnl.com played a big part in the process. From these guys I bought nearly every OEM nut and bolt that is somehow in sight (or not at all, it's a disease) and also some rarities, like the grille emblem, striping (the only one that was left and which was used as the template for all the other striping you're seeing lately on other Civics, so pretty cool), and door panels...all cost me a fortune, but what the hack!
A lot is from the US, Canada, Australia, UK (thank you 1stgencivic.com folks :wink:) and next week I'll receive my original (and NOS!) RS dash emblem from Japan 8). So, all in all a car based on the world wide web :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:45 am 

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the www is always a good help for restorations, especially when its a japanese make. back then, i doubt we could tell the japanese what we wanted on the phone

right now, u could just scan and attach that page with the part circled, to the supplier or just take a photo of the part and its all done.

way simpler in restoring car nowadays than before

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:38 am 
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how nostalgic!! it reminds me of my 1st car back in 1992!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Awesome 1 You just dont see these old Honda's being restored ! NEW Parts are so difficult to find !


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:39 pm 
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that car is perfect! i'm without words. very good working! :tu: :tu: :)

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great workmanship, cars absolutley awesome!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:04 am 
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Thanks all! Hopefully it can run tomorrow for the first time..last week it refused..guess I've overlooked something when I installed the Pertronix ignitor kit & coil :?


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