4GUK

Honda Civic Forum - 4th Generation Civic Owners Club
It is currently Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:54 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Scottish 1990 GL Project
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:12 pm 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
So I thought I'd start a project thread on my wee GL. It was originally owned by a former member on here, here is his project thread - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=30074


It was then sold to one of his mate early this year after it being off the road for over a year and this is how it ended up just before I ended up buying it - Image


So I ended buying it with only 61k on the clock and the intentions of sorting it up and putting an MOT on it and to just daily it the way it sat but when does that ever happen :roll:, it needed the brakes sorted all round, needed to swap the wheels as the white ones weren't for sale but it was a nice surprise to find out that was gonna end up with these genuine rota flashbacks that levi had on it :top: Image


The tyres were shot but I had some off some other alloys so that wasn't an issue, other problems before it could go to MOT was the rear LCA's bushes were extremely perished, the bumpers both hung down on both sides so I got a couple packs of those JDM quick release bumper ties and used them to bring the bumpers back up and the O/S/R inner sill was needing repaired. So the rear LCA's got replaced with some new shiny red Skunk2 one's, found that the brake lines were all f**ked so another excuse to buy shiny bits :lol: got some brand new HEL stainless braided hose's cheaper than a Dingbro equivalent :shock: that also came with new banjo bolts and copper washers BONUS!!. Got the inner sill all welded and decided to underseal the car to try and help prevent anything else eat away at the shell. So once all that was done it was up to the MOT station with a first time pass :drivegear:


So once having it only the road for not even a week I had one of my mates offer me a very rare set of Keskin KT7's that are also staggered so the fronts are 8j and the rears are 9.5j, got them for much cheapness so I couldn't help myself when it came to more shiny stuff and they had new tyres all round so that was an added bonus. Image


Here's a pic from a local car meet of them on the car, I love them but I understand that not everyone likes them -

Image


That's all for just now but big updates very soon :top: :top:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:49 am 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
So BIG changes to the wee GL, its now WHITE :lol: :lol: also got an mk3 golf cl splitter on it and all the trims done at the same time. Also managed to source some civic ef side skirts in mint condition too so got them on too, absolutely loving the car now. Still needing alot of work but i'll get there :D

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:07 pm 
Offline
Lvl2 Potential Hazard
Lvl2 Potential Hazard
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:01 pm
Posts: 189
Looking good mate so much better in white aswell..

_________________
EF9 SiR Barcelona Green


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:02 am 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
Cheers, yeah it really should of stayed white in the first place but what can you do.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:52 am 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
Not much has happened since its been painted. Got some snow so had to go get a pic before it stopped, Also managed to get the original indicator that I was missing, got them in and new number plate and the front looks loads better. Also go a set of wind deflectors but that's all for now.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:20 pm 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
Update

So the civic has been off the road since December all tucked up in the garage and was looking a little sorry for itself :(
Image

So decided that I was time to get the engine bay painted as it was never done when the car got painted, as it was still white but unfortunately its also seen better days
Image

And I'm now at this stage and away to get it all sorted up for a fresh paint job
Image

Only thing to decide is what colour to go ?? It's either going to go the same white as the rest of the car or a nice bright colour, would love others opinion on the colour. :top:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:39 am 
Offline
Lvl2 Potential Hazard
Lvl2 Potential Hazard

Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:45 am
Posts: 215
Image
Image
Image
Tahitian pearl


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:43 pm 
Offline
Learner - Newbie
Learner - Newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Posts: 7
So i decided to go for the white as there's a lot of people changing the colour of their bays to stand out more and i feel there's more people with that rather than just a clean looking bay.

Image

I also managed too get my hands on a decent sized red anodised Tenzo R strut brace and added some more red into the bay too break it up a bit adn done some tidying up.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group