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DeLaSoul

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About DeLaSoul

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    Dave
  • Age group
    31-40...Oldish
  • Location
    Swindon

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    CIVIC VTi AERODECK
  • Model code
    MC2

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  1. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Lol yes it does! Andy and Josh have the car at the moment and Andy built the engine for me. They had the V6 MX5 engine in the workshop while I was there, carbon intakes are gorgeous. A bright blue Civic does stand out even if it's in the background!
  2. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Needs a few other bits too but just getting it all back in the bay and making sure nothing is missing but yes it needs to be stripped, cleaned and painted
  3. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Thanks guys. Well the engine is now in thanks to some help from friends over the weekend Still got a few hoses, gear linkage and bits to connect but the hard part is done. Just glad it all went back in fairly easily!
  4. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Car's being polished and getting ready for the engine fitted. Rear quarter panels look like they need more work Where they've been rolled they are slightly rippled and I'm not happy with it. Not sure what to do now
  5. DeLaSoul

    Dan's Blue Vti Aerodeck

    Under the car you can use patch panels and fabricate your own bits fairly easily. I can't weld but a friend took care of the rust on the underside of mine and a hole in the front wheel arch inner after I made the patch panels. It'll all be good in the end mate
  6. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    They did earlier, will try again later
  7. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    No, not just yet. Want to drive it first then look to change the LSD later Hope so, for UK tracks I don't need a long box anymore Bodyshop made good progress the last few days... It'll sit there for a week or so now while he goes on holiday and then he can buff and polish the whole car and it can go for the engine install
  8. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Bodywork update, the metalwork is now done so just needs smoothing and prepping for paint Gearbox is almost done too, and is now fitted with a 4.7 final drive, all new syncros, seals and new bearings all round.
  9. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Wheels didn't get close enough to worry about it before paint so didn't bother. By the time we do the cambers correctly it still shouldn't be an issue but he's got the car and can do it so he may as well. If the arches are warmed up first and it's done properly it won't damage the paint
  10. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Would be worth a really close look. I had a quick scan through the hatch and aerodeck do look different. I also went back through my photos from 2015 (when I first got the panels) and it looks like I did indeed get the one off the hatch looking at the rear light. The quarter is slightly different at the bumper edge and very different around the light. When mine was cut in it was pretty much just at the wheel arch so the light issue wasn't and issue. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8mbqbnwKcYeLW9i39 Wiring off my phone so can't post a photo but the link should show the genuine Honda and aftermarket patch panels I had to do the job. At least the body shop can fix it easily
  11. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    I hope I don't ever crash, but you never know! I've found out where to replace the lights so I'm not to worried, the brackets on the other hand..... Back in the bodyshop this weekend to sort the rear bumper alignment. Trailer refresh made it even better to tow (it was good before) and the electric winch made working alone easy. Also got to find all the leaks, luckily only a few small ones in the scuttle where I drilled the fire and electrical pull cords Back bumper didn't align on the right side and it's been a mystery for a few months. Luckily Ed figured it out, the quarter panel I have was from a hatch and is quite different around the bumper/arch interface Mounting holes are a mile apart too So it's time to cut and shape the arch to match the bumper. Already 60% there and he only started on it this afternoon! Going to roller the arches at the same time too. At least now I don't have to worry about replacement bumpers if I damage one as a new one will bolt straight on.
  12. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    That would be a good day out! Give me another 3 years to finish the car and I'll be there! I know I've had the dashboard in a number of times, but I've moved the dash over an inch to better line up with the steering wheel and my seating position. Center console is just placed in as it needs more cutting to go around the oil line to the Accusump.
  13. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Cheers, I know it'll start to slow down as it's all small jobs for the next few weeks. I bought the trailer with a mate a few years ago and he uses it for his business and stores it and my truck, I use it when ever I need it. He did all the maintenance on it so I'm happy with that, should last a few more years now! Get it done mate, there's something therapeutic about working on the car every now and then
  14. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Small jobs until the car goes in for the engine but all helps: Repainted the grill, better prep this time. Black plastidip so can change it anytime. Also found the other fog lamp, I think these look so much better than the smaller ones! Routed and connected the accusump hose. Had to cut away the inner bulkhead skin so I could get the nut on and mount the oil fitting securely. I hate these jobs especially now the car's painted Had to redo the other side of this as I had the non-return valve on the wrong side of the fitting. Took the time to re-route the PS hoses too. Need a new mount to keep them from rubbing on the oil lines but can sort that later. Rebuilt the gear shift linkage, new polybushes and all powder coated parts, Buddyclub short shift and weighted gear-knob Also repainted the surround in the car. Reset the seat and harnesses correctly. I had the seat 1 hole out but now sits perfect Tied down all the pipes and hoses to the rear (bar the fuel lines) so all looks good. Need to do the same at the bulkhead next Finally, a friend has redone the trailer from front to back. All new paint, lights ramps and boards. Also fitted the electric winch so no more sore arms winding the car on and off anymore! The Aerodeck goes back to the bodyshop next weekend to sort the rear bumper then in for the engine and gearbox to be installed. Coming down to the final fixes plus the exhaust and it's ready for mapping!!
  15. DeLaSoul

    MC2 Project - Chassis prep

    Chassis is already rigid enough! I have a video somewhere of it rocking on the axle stands after I got it back from having the cage put in. All the windows are now in, just had the last one to drill and secure last night so it's all set to go off and have the engine installed
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