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About Dave

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  • 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. Sad but true mate. Only way forward for car lovers is to say to hell with the cities and move out to the countryside! Drive what you want out in the sticks!! lol
  2. Just noticed the 40/35 split front to rear. Does the car have different profiles front to rear as standard?? Know the BMW's sometimes have wider rears but never seen the profiles being different?
  3. I would stick with the 40's Jake as the 35's will be like rubber bands. Problem with them on 18's/19's is they give little to no give, so end us with a really harsh ride. Also because the sidewall is so small, we found it was even more prone to being easily damaged (as Gayle found out on the Civic5 run with Roxy my TypeR lol) 40 is still a very low profile, so will give you decent handling with very little sidewall movement, but should still have enough give to maintain a decent enough ride. Strange the website is recommending a lower profile though? Wonder if there's maybe an issu
  4. What an awesome first Aerodeck to have bagged yourself. Very well known club car mate, you got good one there! Will be following this to see where you go with it mods wise, whats the plans? @KiNK43 is indeed one of the most helpful and enthusiastic Civic M owners you'll ever meet! Jake's been a member here for a very long time and is also part of the Civic5 team too. I hear he's such a n ice chap he's decided to just give me his VTiS to keep! Hahaha, I wish! To be honest though mate, all our Civic5 members are the most helpful bunch ever. I'm so looking forward to the
  5. The Accord generally is a bigger Civic. I like them, in all generations. TypeR is lovely, but heavy on go-go juice. I'd be surprised if the TypeR is ULEZ compliant though? All the Accords of that Gen can be found pretty cheaply now I think. We've had a few different Accords in Civic5, from the very early pop up light version that Krzys had (think he might still have it) to the generation mentioned above, through to the later ones such as Simons Mrs and Ali (burbleboy) had. If you can stretch to the later versions, I'd deffo have on e of those! Have a look at Mrs Broons Accord Tourer or Ali's m
  6. Gotta have a garage mate! We were lucky that this house already has a single brick garage, but although its long (over 19ft) its only wide enough to park your car in, not wide enought to work on it. Well, not easily anyways! So once the new ones built it'll be cool having the two! Not quite as good as what I had with the double garage, but it'll do nicely!
  7. That is sporty mate, looks like a GT? Can just see the badges on the rear quarters, unless he just put them on?
  8. Yeah, was incredible the amount of crap under it, was like thick solid mud! So glad she's now water tight again, one less thing to worry about! Means I can get back to using her again as she's been hiding in the car port since the leak started. Not that I've actually gone anywhere since the last lockdown started!! Never really leave the village at the moment tbh. Can't wait to get the new garage built, want to give DD a wee front end respray as she has loads of stone chips on the VTiS splitter and bonnet. Bumper is still like new though! (although it was replaced a few years back with a brand
  9. Nice, looks spot on with the Mk2 Rostyles on it, one of my fav ever wheels!
  10. Dave

    Replacement Sills

    That's awesome mate, good to know. I might buy some just to have them there for if they're needed. Going to start building up a wee supply of spares I think as parts are going to get hard to find for these cars.
  11. So, finally got around to fitting the Halo dashcam and hardwire kit today. The wiring kit was really decent, easy to install. Got the dashcam all hooked up and working perfect. Good thing is its really small, so not really that noticeable from outside. Cheeky wee pic now she had been washed and new cam fitted! Unfortunately, due to a wee fault with her Juke, Gayle had to use DD to go to and from work, so she's all bloody dirty again! lol Good thing is, we had torrential rain up here, so that, and along with me giving her a good wash after fixing the leak, she's nice and dry in the footwe
  12. So, unfortunately DD developed a rather bad leak into the drivers front footwell. Noticed it after I had gave her good wash, the whole footwell was literally swimming in a pool of water. Got the mat out, removed the trim and pulled back the carpet. Took absolute hours to get all the water out and wring out the carpet which was saturated. Got Gayle to start with the hose, spraying a little water at the bottom of the screen and working our way up to the top and onto roof. No sign of where it was getting in at all!! So, speaking to DAVEMB2 one night on the phone, and he mentioned that
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