Civic EE9 / EF Restoration Project



nav_ee9

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This is taking it back to the first day when the boys turned up and made it just in time for a picture. literally just before i started to strip her, already had her on axel stands there
 


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Made a start on the nsr which i was dreading! Without even looking at the rears you can just expect them to be caked with underseal and that was defo the case!
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Really pleased with how well it cleaned up. Looks like all the underseal did some work afterall aha
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So the plated area has rusted. Im debating whether i should grind it down and underseal again or to have it welded up properly....
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Coated the clear area for now untill i decide how far im going to be taking it with the rust
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Inner pic of the drivers rear.

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Last sunday i made a start on the 4th corner of my EF. After i made a start i remembered to take a picture
I didnt get much more done than this.
It looks like so little has been done but this was around 3 hours worth of scraping!
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That grey dirty patch was where a rear arch liner sat, as you can see there was rust hiding for however long but the times come to put a end to it. I could quiete easily hide this up but with the plans i have for this car its time for some new metal!!

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Some surface rust on the arch lips. I was fully aware of this when i purchased the car and as you all will know this is very minimal for any 28year old UK spec car especially a boxshape! Its only surface rust which would easily grind/sand back.
Plans are to make it factory new so new arches will be on order next!
 

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Managed to finish removing the underseal off the 4th wheelwell (nsr)

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Cleaned and Zinc coated
Covered the small rust patch for now but iv decided it will all be getting cut out and replaced.
Also ordered new arches and sills :))

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The rear end must have been wax oiled by the previous owner which wasnt very pretty to look at but again its sure done a good job and kept it all protected. Thats a pic whilst i was in the middle of taking it off, i will be posting a before and after of this too
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This is not mine but a EF9 import i saw this year at the mimms which was restored in 2017. This thing is absolutely amazing in the flesh. I hope to see it again in the future once mine is complete
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This is just satisfying to look at! but i plan to make mine perfect too (without the overspray lol)
iv managed to get everything stripped apart from the fuel tank which will be coming off over the weekend, got myself a new subframe and steering rack which can go back on once the polybush kit arrives. Tegiwas Christmas sale defo got me spending those pennies. Pics will be up once the parts start to land.
 

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Dropped out the fuel tank. Needs a wipe down but so clean
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Picked up some stock 14" alloys even though they wont clear the brakes ill be using, these are getting pretty hard to come across but i just want to have it all
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After being so close to paying £380 for some skirts look what a found!!
Absolute steal! Got my hands on some genuine EF skirts, now these can sit pretty till she gets ready
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picture of the OSR arch which has had some welding done in the past.
I probably could have done a better job myself and no doubt alot of guys out there would consider it as a acceptable job to underseal straight over.
With all honesty it didnt look nowhere near as bad when it was undersealed and because i want all this to be painted the car will be let down so im definitly going down the wedling route and having this fabricated properly!

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As you already know the current rears have some surface rust which i considered to sand down but then couldnt justify trying to hide it and do this a few years later, so WELCOME the new replacement arches!

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Current sills have some bits of rust where bare metal has been exposed under the old skirts.
I could quite easily sand them back down and cover them up as they wont be seen under the skirts but replacing them is the only way to get it looking immaculate!!
 







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Nav car’s getting there slowly, might have my ef9 out when your’s is ready

Black an white photoshoot will be good
 



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Nav car’s getting there slowly, might have my ef9 out when your’s is ready

Black an white photoshoot will be good
Yep its getting there slowly. Its taken me alot longer than i thaught. Plan was to have the engine bay painted by christmas but i think its going to be a few more months now. But yeah once our cars are done wel need a photo shoot defo
 


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Looking good man, making it good progress. Cant wait to see it with fresh arches and sills etc!
 


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Looking good man, making it good progress. Cant wait to see it with fresh arches and sills etc!
thanks mate cant wait myself its one of the most important things on a honda.
Iv been recomded a couple of places for the welding work but i want to see the work in person before deciding who to give it. The job to be perfect! After all the time,effort and money i dont want to got through this again in a few years
 


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Delivery came today for some new parts!


Ordered these before christmas from TEGIWA Imports, they sure took their time but atleast they are here now :cool::dance:


Ordered hardrace trackrods on the website and called up a couple of days later to add on the inner track rods.


I dont see any hardrace trackrods :rolleyes:
It looks like tegiwa has decided to send me their own branded set....
Theyv double charged so need to give them a call to get my money back or get these sent back!
Still waiting on a few more parts tho..i have enought spares as it is i hope another set of track rods arnt on their way :confused:

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- Inner/Outer TEGIWA track rod set
- OEM Honda lower ball joint
- Brake disk retaining screws
 


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