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Dave last won the day on November 13

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About Dave

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    Admin - Site Owner
  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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    Hi, I'm Dave, the founder and owner of Civic5.com. I have been into cars my whole life, spending time restoring classic 70's fords then moving into the Honda scene. Have now been a fan of Honda's for years.

    So, bit more about me. I'm an old git, and was with Dawn (aka Civic5 Moderator crazzzydawn in the forum) for 21 years, married to her for 17 of those years. She helped me set up and run the club and site from the start, and it was Dawn that got me into Honda's! Sadly, she passed away after a very brave fight with cancer (Jan 2013) and is very much missed by myself and a lot of the members here. Her spirit in the club lives on in her car, her beloved Civic Aerodeck ES known as "DD" in the forum (Dawns Deck). It's a car that's been tastefully modded, and one I will keep for ever.

    Recently, I met my new partner Gayle (aka Gayle in the forum) and she has been amazing! She's totally turned my life around, and makes me happy. Luckily, she's a petrol head too! She's also become a big part of Civic5, and loves the Honda scene now too! We got married in June 2017.
    Anyways, enough about me! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and welcome to Civic5

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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  1. Dave

    Chandlers Aerodeck ITBS pictures

    Are images uploading ok now mate? I'll have a look at the error logs when I get a chance and see what's going on. Might have been the host company carrying out server maintenance.
  2. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Unfortunately as of yesterday I'm gonna have to curb spending on the cars until after the year. So won't be getting the new tyres as quickly as we'd hoped. Might clean up those tyres just now so I can at least get the wheels on the car.
  3. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    thought I'd take a quick photo of the almost finished wheels (3 finished, 1 still to go into lacquer and 3 wheel caps to go into lacquer) Ignore the tyres as these are getting binned Really pleased with them, the finish looks as good as new. Hope you like! Can't wait to get new tyres and get them fitted.
  4. Oh, and noticed you signed up on FCC, good lad! Remember to get your project thread going on there too mate
  5. I've just been doing exactly the same thing, refurbing the wheels on the mx5! I went the opposite way though, wheels are now where! Lol That purple flip is amazing mate. You must be getting quite handy with the rattle fans as it's usually difficult to get the flip from a can. Finish looks sweet and love the mirror gold H's, goes perfect with the calipers! Top job!
  6. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    And the restoration continues! Made a start on Mindy's original 5 spoke alloys last week, getting them fully sanded down, any damage removed as we went along. Finished pff with a wet and dry sand to get them super smooth. Some of the bad bits shown below. The wheels weren't too bad to be honest, considering their age. And sanded down/prepped. Also went over them with tack cloths to ensure nice clean surface for the pain. Insides of wheels also done (know you can't see this really once on the car, but my OCD makes me a fussy sod! Next, got them etch primed then into high build primer (looks like gloss in pics cos took photo just after applying paint!) Gave them 3 coats each. Then once that had dried, on with the colour of choice.......white! They were originally silver, but I love white wheels (when they're clean anyways!) and they seem to be a trade mark of my cars! Wheels look shiney, but this will dull down overnight. Then tomorrow it will be a case of on with the lacquer. The original centre cap badges were well past their best So tracked down some nice new ones.......in red to match her bodywork! Also done the centre caps in white as these were originally black.......plastic primed first, then one with the white. Much better! Again, these will be lacquered tomorrow. Really enjoying this, although forgot how much hard work it is refurbing wheels....that plus I'm not getting any younger! The fumes had a funny effect too even though I was wearing a mask. Will post pics once they are done and fitted to the car. The tyres are all being replaced with new ones as they are all odd ditch finders that are on them just now, and have signs of cracking. 
  7. Dave

    My Silver MB2 Thread

    You can get the proper tape from a body shop mate which should hold it. The other way would be to drill a couple of very small holes through it and the bumper, the use small rivets which will hold it permanently. You would then use a small amount of plastic filled to hide the rivets and paint over.
  8. Dave

    Wanted MB6 VTI or VTI-S

    Can confirm that is one very sweet mb6!
  9. Bending it works just as well mate, those clips were really fragile even when new.
  10. Dave

    Daily MB2

    Looks tidy mate. Were the two screws under that wee cover hard to get out? Bit of a design flaw on our civics those, as they go straight through to outside of the floor so tend to be rusted solid! On the Rovers, they used 10mm bolts instead which were a bit easier to get out. Good idea to swap the screws for bolts and cover them in copper grease before refitting
  11. Dave

    My Silver MB2 Thread

    You could spray the treated area with stonechip the underseal over it. Will be even more protection against road salt etc
  12. Dave

    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Wire brush/scrape as much of the old stuff off mate, then treat area with rust treatment (kurust etc). Then paint with underseal. Should be good to go.
  13. Dave

    Rattle noise when cornering

    Possibly one of the exhaust heat shields? They're made from really thin tin that rusts away around the bolts.
  14. Dave

    The story of my MA8!

    That's a really nice finish from a can bud! Will need to get some to do some of the suspension bits on my mx5 (and DD!) Oh, and is your intake the plastic one like DD has or is it metal? Really want to do something with DD's as the black plastic looks pants!
  15. Dave

    The story of my MA8!

    Top work mate! What did you paint the arms with, looks good? Nice finish on them.