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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:16 pm 

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Here's some pics of the refinished rims

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slowly coming together :)

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:tu: nice job on the paint :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:56 pm 

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It's been a while since I posted an update. I'm hoping to have the car out of the shop sometime in February. Major cleanup soon underway.

Passenger Side Mirror (NOS), front and rear mud guards (NOS) now attached. :)

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February is gone and March is halfway through. The bodyshop still has some minor touch up and a major detailing to do before I can get the car back. Curiosity got the better of me and I just had to start up the car and see if my new gauges were working and hear the engine run. :)

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Lookin' good! Like the thread with the Corolla & Cobra, where else will people drool over the Civic more than, or at least in equal amounts as, that '69 Camaro (?) :)

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Down to the nitty gritty - major clean up under way. Should have this out of the body shop soon. :)

Refinished Wheels with NOS center caps

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What a difference a day makes ... the car is nice and clean and almost ready to go home. :)

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Beautiful restoration! That car looks awesome, nicely done.
Makes me want to get off my ass and get down to the garage to work on the two projects I got going on down there, haha.

Very nice car!

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Thanks for the kind words ... I hope to have the car ready for a trip to the Carlisle Import Weekend in May. :)

I picked up this beat up wooden wheel and will refinish and install in the car. Let the sanding begin!

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Put a coat of wood sealer on. Clearcoat finish to follow and then I'll get to the metal spokes next. :)

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nice work on the steering wheel bob


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Nice indeed Bob! Quite a rewarding job it is :)


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Clear coating the wood is done. Next step is to refinish the metal spokes. I love the way the wood now shines. :)

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Wow, real wood :)

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Should have the wheel all back together shortly. :)

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You got to tell me what you used to restore the steering wheel. I a have a cvcc that has wooden steering wheel and shift knob and they are almost as bad as how yours first looked and would like to restore them.


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You got to tell me what you used to restore the steering wheel. I a have a cvcc that has wooden steering wheel and shift knob and they are almost as bad as how yours first looked and would like to restore them.


Just need to sand off the old finish on the wood. Progress your way up to 1000 grit or higher. Use a good quality wood sealer. Once dry hit it with your favorite clear finish. I used a gloss finish.

As for the metal spokes, same applies with the sand paper. I used Rustoleum Aluminum spray paint. Wet sand it with 1500 grit between coats. :)

Here's some pics of the refinished wheel. I hope to swap it into the car soon.

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waaah another 2 door 1st gen civic
aah i wish i have it hikss hikss
by the way goodluck with restoration project though hehehe


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Installed the wood wheel, still some finishing details await. Soon will be done. :)

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Finally, got her out of the bodyshop! :) Here's some pics

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A small update. Had some fun - Blew out the headgasket - Time to do some diagnosing of the problem - Top End, Bottom End - Both? TBD. :)

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