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Dave last won the day on February 15

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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

    Speaker wire colours.

    Damn! We've packed all the garage stuff up into boxes now (tools, haynes books etc) so cant get the wiring for ya bud. Is it not in the downloadable manual we have on civic5?
  2. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Just had Mindy out for her first proper drive since end of October last year. Was freezing cold, but sun was shining, roads were dry(ish) so we went for a run down to our new house to get an idea where we're gonna build the garage, sunhouse etc. And yes, roof down! Did lunch again in the wee village cafe, then went for a wander round the village. Folk are so friendly and it's just relaxed and quiet. We drove back over the moors road that goes from Stow to Lauder then up the A68 to home. Thought I'd stop to get some quick photos of Mindy! Where we stopped is literally 2 mins drive from the cottage (less than half a mile) so this is what we have on our door step roads wise! And good to see the MX5 love is still there on the open road........got a wave from a mk3 then shared a lights flash with a mk2 that had the hard top fitted (wonder if either are on here?) Awesome wee run and think Mindy likes her new drive way/village
  3. Dave

    My new german

    Those wheels look superb mate. And totally hats off to you for doing that vinyl wrap yourself, looks spot on in the photos! Not an easy thing to do but you've pulled it off. No....hang on.....wrong choice of words! If you've pulled it off it'll be back to original again lol! Ok, so not an easy thing to do but you've nailed it man! Be nice to see this in the metal, you fancy coming to the civic5 BBQ/run/camping stay over at Chez Gayle and Daves new place and the new HQ of Civic5 in the borders?
  4. Dave

    Regularpetrolhead vti

    I've got 16" wheels on my Aerodeck, think the tyres are 195\55 R16's though. When I first fitted the lowered suspension, the tyres would fowl the plastic arch liners on the front when in full lock when going round roundabout's. I then raised the suspension a but and that stopped it. I think it will depend on the offset of the 16" wheels you fit, the width of them plus the height of the car that will determine whether you'll get away with the 205's mate. There are probably other members here who have them fitted though so be good to hear what set ups they're running.
  5. Dave

    MB2 D14A8 by MikeFoto from Poland

    Sad you've sold the mb,was one of the most memorable civics that have been in the club mate. Big fan of yhe 8th gen civics, have had 2 myself. That Lexus interior looks amazing though!
  6. Dave

    Civic5 stickers!

    We have some Civic5 car stickers available folks! These are available in different sizes and are exactly like our logo in the forum banner. These are really good quality laser cut vinyl and last a very, very very long time! DD has had hers on the rear hatch for over 8 years and it looks as good as day it was fitted! I'll get the sizes when i get 5 mins. Prices will be as follows, and as there is limited stock will be first come first served Small (fits in rear quarter windows on rear doors): £3 for a pair inc p&p Large: £4 for one inc p&p I'll post up the sizes and photos of them in situ so you can see what they look like. Add your names below if stating what you would like
  7. Lol might get one of DD just for the fun of it (mine not included in the comp though to be fair! ) Oh, and the civic5 mug has been put somewhere safe as we were emptying/packing the stuff in the garage last night ready for our move to the new house in 8 weeks!
  8. Dave

    image hosting

    Yes mate, no need to host elsewhere, you can upload directly here. There is a size limit (I'll need to log into the server to check as cant remember off the top of my head) but its quite a generous size, especially compared to most other sites. I'll look into this mate. If you try to upload one just now and its too big it should pop up a message saying what the limit is. Bearing in mind though that the standard photo size (in megabites, not pixels) is something like 3000 mb its always a good idea to resize them. Type in "johnsadventures.com" in google and on his site is a free image resizer (hes a programmer and makes free opensource software for folk) Its a superb wee program can resize one photo or a whole folder of photos in a few seconds to what ever size you want. Unusually set them to max 1000pixels wide as most other forums that I'm on don't allow any bigger.
  9. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Now that sounds like a cracking idea!
  10. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Looking at that site, they seem to have some pretty decent stuff mate, positive reviews too.
  11. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Yeah, deffo think the projector itself will be the big governing factor in this. As Simon says, be a good idea from the guys who make these lights see if they can help.
  12. Dave

    Mae's diamond *mb1*

    Similar to your previous set (were they Rota Grids?) but these will weigh about the same as a couple of feathers! Nice, the gunmetal looks mean against the white. Awesome stuff the Rays.
  13. Actually, if we don't get any more photos we'll need to change the name of the comp to "Silver decks in puddles"! lol
  14. Not put an end date on yet mate so plenty time to get the entries in! Lest see lots more folks!
  15. It does pull the heart strings mate watching them being driven away. Know how I felt watching Ruby being driven away (and I did it twice, just to have that horrible feeling twice!lol) It sounds promising though!