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Hi everyone it's been about a week or so since I joined Civic5 so thought it was about time that I started a build thread. The Mb's been in my family since new and has been kept standard and well pampered it's whole life but after 16 years could be doing with a few upgrades so it can keep up with its modern day counterparts. Apart from a ABS sensor, couple of saggy doorcard fabrics and some lacquer peel on the spoiler its pretty much straight onto upgrades. Once I've got my Impreza out the garage and back on the road at the end of the month the civic will be going in and getting stripped down/rebuilt. Main focus is going to be on the suspension/brakes as at the moment they can only be described as tragic! Had originally planned on a ATR spoiler and Accord sport wheels but decided I'm going with something completely different now.

 

Anyway enough talking here's some pics.......

 

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First job is to definitely sort out the tailgate!

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Forgot to add the rest of the pics there.........

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Bit of peel going in there then!

 

Surprised it had enough sun in scotland to do that!:blink:

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Well I not had much of a chance recently to get much done on the civic but decided to get my finger out at the weekend and got a decent bit done. First off binned the old pioneer head unit in favour of something more modern then a short shifter and gear knob to finish things off inside.

 

I spent a good couple of hours cleaning the engine bay and gave the rocker a quick spray black just to tidy it up in the meantime (sorry forgot to take pics)

 

Then I finished off by de-badging/removing the tacky stickers on the tailgate, new reg plates, cleaning all the door sills and giving the bumpers and skirts a good polish, was surprised at how well they came up but now the colour difference between the rest of the car really stands out. I've got some new vtec decals in black for the rear doors so next job will be to get the rest of the paintwork polished and get the new decals on.

 

i managed to pick up four used abs sensors for £40 last weekend from a car getting broken so finally be able to get the light out aswell.

 

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Good work with the polishing... Had made a massive difference. 

 

£40 for four sensors is a bargain! 

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Much better with no stickers! Good start mate

 

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Here's a picture of the engine bay. Still to do the engine block but the bay itself looks 10x better. The rocker got a quick tidy up and sprayed black as it was looking sorry for itself. Finally cleared the garage so have space to work on the car now.

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Looking miles better already mate. As said above, not many in red left, really suit this colour too! Jammy sod getting them ABS sensors so cheap...........I'm still looking for one for the deck but getting some strange prices coming back!  Deffo not been offered 4 for £40 that's for sure!

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Thought I'd better check in with you guys with a update since its been a while. Not had much of a chance to work on the civic 

between decorating the house, sorting some issues with my 

impreza after putting it back on the road after 3 years and selling a couple of cars to raise funds for the civic...... Anyways

 

With a bit of cash in my pocket I bought a DC2 ultra racing strut brace. After a test fit I found that I'll need to "trim" the strut turrets and remove the air con. So that's a work in progress.

 

Also bought a M2 Motorsport exhaust (spoon rep) it has a 2.5" 

inlet so will be getting matched up to a 2.5" centre/manifold to let it breathe a bit better.

 

Also stripped off grills, covers, trims and the spoiler which will be going to the body shop in my work to get some fresh paint. Apart from that I bought some black washers/stainless bolts to tidy up the engine bay a bit.

 

Going to clear my shed out at the weekend and sell some of wheels/bodykits/interiors I've accumulated over the years so hopefully raise some more £££ for the next stage.

 

 

 

 

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Thought I'd better check in with a progress report since its been a while. Finally got the ITR strut brace fitted. Wasn't a straight fit, ended up have to grind a small bit of each turret to allow a perfect fit but looks great in place. Next up I've taken the full end off the car and clean n undersealed the full front end. I was really surprised as the was no rust to be seen anywhere. While the bumper was off I removed the resonater box as well to allow me to get the induction kit fitted in its place. Last but not least the aircon has been removed  as part of its weight loss program. Hoping I can squeeze a few hours in this week at some point and get the rear bumper off and the rear end cleaned n undersealed as well. On the lookout for some lowering springs as well if anyone knows of any going?

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looking really tidy mate. the bay is also looking really tidy now you've removed the aircon and fitted the brace and rocker!

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lol cheers the Bucky is my source of inspiration gets the creativity flowing. I'm glad with the way the engine bay has turned out considering it has never been touched in its life. 

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Looks pretty good that

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Scrubs up well! 

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