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 Post subject: My 3G Honda Civic 1.5 s
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:56 pm 
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I have been looking for one of these for some time after selling my 4g GL, and why a GT would have been nice, there just doesn't seem any for sale, so after a few misses I finally got my hands on this .
I have just been playing really with this over the last of the summer, then hoping to get inside for a bit of tlc, going to buck up the courage to lift the carpet and see how much rust is waiting for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:19 am 
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Very nice, that side decal is a killer 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:33 pm 
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Just been out for a Sunday drive, removed the go faster stripes the other day, and gave it a good polish, also used back to black on all the black plastic trim.[url][URL=http://s736.photobucket.com/user/Gldavedrew/media/image_zpszoleidyi.jpeg.html]Image[/url][/url]


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Lovely, look after it. There really can't be many S' left.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:45 pm 
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Looking good man :top:
I really really want that rear red center garnish yours has! it makes the car so much nicer! will keep my eye on here :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:48 pm 
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The car had been parked in a different position the last week while I was working on the drive, and once the drive was done , I jumped into the 3 g and popped down the shop and was greeted by a swooshing of water sound coming from the passenger sill, so when I got home I lifted the carpet on the passenger side to find wet carpet and the sill full of water, so today with the help of my son started to look into the problem.
So I took out the passenger seat and lifted the carpet, something I hand been putting off as I don't like looking at rust. Once up , I hoovered up most of the water. Yes there is a hole at the rear to weld up which I will do soon, and a hole at the front with a missing plate, I made one up and fixed in.
We also took off the front wing and there were no obvious holes letting in water, so put it back on.
Next was the front sun roof drain pipe which for some reason doesn't go all the way out the car body, it stops inside the sill, and the water is left to run through a channel , except in mine it doesn't run free, which maybe down to some previous welding, so a temporary pipe has been installed.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:07 pm 
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Here's the stainless plate over the hole which must have had one in the past, or a grommet, this leads down to a box section under the car which has a factory made hole at the front which lets water in, but there doesn't seem to be a way for the water to get out, so I drilled a hole in the lowest part, wax oiled the drilled edge, and fitted a removable plate.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:23 pm 
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This is my plan for the sun roof drain pipe, I intend to weld a stainless pipe into a plate, then fit into the door hinge pillar , and vent it out behind the front wheel arch plastic lining.


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I really love your car.
She is pretty !!!

What is the color code for this grey ?


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Thanks !


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Well it's rained on and off most the weekend, but when it did stop I got back to sorting out the sun roof drain. I welded up a stainless bit to fix to the door post, drilled a hole , push it through with the help of my son managed to get the slightly shortened drainpipe with a jubilee clip onto it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:09 pm 
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While my car is by no means perfect , it's not too bad for something 31 years old, and the last owner did chuck a lot of money at it on various things, like Koni shocks , new hubs, started motor, new alternator and the list goes on, body work welding seem to be the only thing missed, although many years ago someone under sealed the under side, but it's knackered now, doing more harm than good, will have scrape it all off, but that's another day.[url][URL=http://s736.photobucket.com/user/Gldavedrew/media/image_zpsxqpk2eds.jpeg.html]Image[/url][/url]


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Due to the sunroof drain filling up the cill , there is more rust there than I would like to see, so I cute this bit out, with a dremel of all things, as my small angle grinder was making way too much sparks.
Then cut, folded and shaped this bit, and welded in, due to the welding not being as pretty as I would have liked ,but it's more than up to the job, I have missed that picture out,I have sealed it with automotive sealant to keep it waterproof .
Hopefully I can now get it all back together , as I got a meet coming up.


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Nice work, its always a pain in the arse finding holes in the floor pan, mine doesnt have a sunroof so i dont have to worry about that :)
Keep it up nice to see the work


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