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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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    Dave
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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
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    Scottish Borders

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    CIVIC ES AERODECK
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    MC1

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  1. Meant to update this! Headlight was smashed to bits at the back so fitted one of my spare ones. Slam panel was slightly bent but got it bang on straight again so headlight sitting flush with bumper/wing/bonnet again. Managed to cut a small metal plate to size and riveted I to ghe top of the bumper to replicate the bolt holes that were ripped off the bumper, so it's now bolted back into place solid using the original bolt holes on the wing. Still got a nasty crack, but tbh looks pretty decent and least she's back on the road. Picked up the new bumper and crash bar, so will get them painted and fitted along with painting the front spoiler and bonnet. Thanks to Camy also picked up a job lot of spares including two front wings, steering wheel, oem honda civic MB/MC radio, injectors, and various other bits....all for £20! Then got the aerodeck spares car to call about when we get back from hols tomorrow so might have a complete deck for spares. Things looking up in DDs world again! Will post pics of the repair now she's on the road again.
  2. That's looking sweet!😎
  3. Gutted! Driving DD to work on Friday and had an accident 😭 Deer ran straight out in front of me, jammed the brakes on but still hit it hard. Front bumper gone, fog light, headlamp washer jet, slam panel at headlight pushed back about a cm. And her ultra rare honda headlight protectors smashed😭 Have managed to locate a bumper and crash bar, and have spare headlight washer. Got a spare set of fogs somewhere but damned if I can find em!
  4. Nice mate! Glad you got it sorted out and good to know you have a map there in case any members are needing one/info.
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    Spotted!

    Out and about in DD yesterday, and who should we spot coming the other way on the A68 but Cammy in his silver deck! Decks looking sweet mate!😀
  6. Right, to hell with YouTube. Uploaded directly to civic5! Couple of photos too. 20240502_165628.mp4
  7. Should be viewable now although YouTube won't let me embed it on the site for some reason. Probs need YouTube premium for that now...another money making con lol
  8. Shite! Wtf is YouTube playing at with my videos! It was set to public and also allow embedding but it doesn't allow that either when viewing the video? I'll see if I can fix it.
  9. Nice, wish more places up here too that approach. Might see if there's any interest in pubs near here for a classic/retro/modded car meet! Know a place where it would be ideal!
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    '99 MB2

    Man she is looking spot on mate! Sitting really nice on those wheels too. Stunning!
  11. lol yeah, deffo keeping the eyes on the road! Finally got it fitted properly and got the trim piece made for it and fitted so looks pukka now. Will post another photo/pic of it when I get a chance. Went for a day our with my mate who does volunteering at a steam locomotive museum in Bo'ness (he's big into his trains). He's been learning all the skills for restoring them so had me round the various workshops showing me how the trains work/how they restore them. Was fascinating stuff, everything is on such a huge scale copared to when I used to restore old Ford Cortinas. Highlights were we both got tasked with giving one of the engines aa clean.......Thomas the tank engine!! lmao But biggest highlight was he arranged with one of the drivers to give us a we run through the station, up front in the cabin! Was totally amazing experience, and a box most definitley ticked! We went up in DD (who's now rocking her posh wheels again!) and been the longest trip by far she's had in years. Drove spot on all the way! Got a nice wee video of her beside the tracks as the train came past driven by Taylor who gave us a toot toot as they went by lol. I'll upload the photos later but here's the video for now. https://youtu.be/WGjsVH0bU5k
  12. Most of the shows up here are all pay to get in! Theres a crcker coming up in June about 10 mins up the road from us at Thirlstane castle in Lauder. They're also doing a bit at the show to celebrate 60yrs of the Ford Mustang so Gayle and me will be in our eliment! Always wanted a Mustang and it's Gayle's fav car.
  13. Been out and about in DD today, wanted to see how the DAb performed as we can't get a radio signal (not even FM!)in our wee village as we're down in a valley. Got into town and DAB working nice! Sation logos and info all displaying nice. God I've missed driving this car!!!! Dave is in a happy place (as is DD!)
  14. Decided to get the ball rolling on my ideas for a touch screen in DD as it's something I'd tried previously but abandoned. This time the plan was to get a single din with a motorized flip out touch screen, but which one?? Had looked at Pioneer as always been a fan of their stuff (that's the current head unit she hs, although not a touch screen or anything), but remembered that I'd paid a fortune for the double din pioneer I had in the TypeS/TypeR and wasn't that impressed with it. Screen contrast etc was crap in sunlight, and text on screen was really small. Plus it wasn't android OS, and it cost a fortune. Looked at single DIN Pioneers with the flip out screen but all had the same downsides as above. Looked at the cheap Chinese single din androids but very mixed reviews on them. So did research and knew that whatever one I got it needed to have a min of 4gb ram and a decent processor, otherwise I'd be pee'd off in now time with it being slow/pain in the ass to use! Bit the bullet and went for a more expensive Ersin Android single din unit with a 7inch motorized screen. Was dubious about whether it would be any good, but it has the min 4gb ram and an 8 core processor, along with 64gb ROM. Got it all wired in and have to say, it's freaking awesome! Screen touch is really nice, and it works fast as hell, really responsive. Spec is good too.... RDS FM radio (so displays the station name etc), DAB+ Radio (I had a plug in DAB+ adapter already so was able to use it with this one), Android Auto and Apple Car play (both wireless, unlike the cheapy units where it's wired), 3 USB ports, built in navigaton (can also use Google maps, Waze etc), and tons of other stuff like Youtube etc. Also has built in wifi and a sim card slot on the rear should I want to add a wifi network to the car (but I use my smartphone as a hotspot as I have unlimited data on that). Still finding my way around it but will upload the quick video I took while car was still in bits to fit it lol. Only issue I've had is actually fixing it into the dash. Honda really made things awkward with our Civics! Can't fit a double din, can't fit a single din with flip out screen either without some fettling. Because our radio slot is recessed, the radio needs to sit further out so the screen clears the stupid trim around the centre console. Going to fit a spacer to the roiginal slot in the dash, then refit the cage so it clips into that new spacer. Got a trim piece coming that can be trimmed to size so that will go around the radio so it looks flush with the front of the console (kinda!). Oh, and you can infinitley adjust the colour of the buttons, so have got an exact match for the rest of DD's dash lights! Looks like it could have come from the factory like that as the chrome on the radio also ties in with the chrome I fitted to the centre console! Anyhoo, enough waffling, here's the videos: 20240416_125202.mp4
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