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So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:27 pm

I payed 400 bucks for a crx si its got 70 thousand miles.But i need work.

CONS:
Lets put it this way, once I gutted it the seatbelts came with whatever left of the sheetmetal there was holding it on.
Floor pan needs from the firewall to the hump leading to the decklid area basically, give or take.
Ive got no windshield wiper lever its been ripped off down to the column.
Ive got no climate control levers.
No sunroof power and no sunroof glass, assembky seems to also need replacing rusted mounting brackets
the center console some kid back in the day painted it white and wrote crx all over it.
need a rht sd fender
I need like all body sd mouldings.
the list goes on.

PROS:
ive got a drive train with 70k on it starts and runs needs adjustment to idle maybe tps is out.
all sheet metal body panels do not seem to have any dents at all...

So im thinking about going to hack town and giving this car life again. And recording the process im on a really tight budget so im thinking about cutting up some hoods to make my floor pan kinda budget. But seal it up and paint and at least do the labor to make it look as pretty as i can. Undercoat everything clean it up and make something cool outta this thing.
If this is not the right section please move post.

I will post pictures of damage, and what ive done below.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:33 pm

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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:56 pm

With the lack of available parts for this car, from the sounds of it, you're going to dump a ton of money into it just to get it put together.
Not impossible, but quite a task if you're on a small budget.
Sounds like a good candidate for a dirt oval or Lemons race.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:57 pm

Baker wrote:With the lack of available parts for this car, from the sounds of it, you're going to dump a ton of money into it just to get it put together.
Not impossible, but quite a task if you're on a small budget.
Sounds like a good candidate for a dirt oval or Lemons race.

Im looking more to refurbish what i have to get it to pass a state inspection. I know some items such as the fender and sunroof/ closeout, will be a couple hundred.
But all the rust repair seems to be inside or under mouldings. I mean labors free I do bodywork so the mechanical work is prolly gunna bite me if anything. but yeah not going for showroom
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:44 am

lpl258 wrote:But all the rust repair seems to be inside or under moldings. I mean labors free I do bodywork


That is very typical with these cars, rot seems to be worse than you can actually see.
Behind the moldings and plastic cladding, rear wheel arches and floorpans get bad in the 1st gen.
The entire front nose, minus the hood, is plastic.
As far as labor being free, even if you do it yourself, it's still not really "free".
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 pm

Baker wrote:
lpl258 wrote:But all the rust repair seems to be inside or under moldings. I mean labors free I do bodywork


That is very typical with these cars, rot seems to be worse than you can actually see.
Behind the moldings and plastic cladding, rear wheel arches and floorpans get bad in the 1st gen.
The entire front nose, minus the hood, is plastic.
As far as labor being free, even if you do it yourself, it's still not really "free".

Do you think id be better off ebaying the parts? Id have a 600 budget to clear. Theres more rust than you would imagine. Theres alooot of goodshit here still on this thing. full doors(no mirrors), hatch, all glass qrts, windshld, Doors no cracks/ chips. interrior may clean up but not cracked ethier where trim peices might begin a split. Idk maybe im better off. Id pull the engine tranny and stuff id need for a roller. What do you think?

The rust is that bad integrity of the cars structial ability to sustaim a side impact with patches might result injuries
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:39 am

lpl258 wrote:Do you think id be better off ebaying the parts? Id have a 600 budget to clear. There's more rust than you would imagine.


For these cars, if there is evidence of rot, there is almost always more that is hidden.
With as much work as you say it needs & the lack of available parts for these things, I think you'd be money ahead, and your time be better spent parting this thing out.
Is the nose on this any good and NOT cracked? The front nose header panel, the piece between the hood and headlights, and the front fenders notoriously crack on these things.
Part it out, make some money, scrap the junk.

eBay is a route you could take, you could also take some good pics of the parts cleaned up, and try to sell them on redpepperracing.com, which is a 1st gen Crx forum.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 pm

Baker wrote:
lpl258 wrote:Do you think id be better off ebaying the parts? Id have a 600 budget to clear. There's more rust than you would imagine.


For these cars, if there is evidence of rot, there is almost always more that is hidden.
With as much work as you say it needs & the lack of available parts for these things, I think you'd be money ahead, and your time be better spent parting this thing out.
Is the nose on this any good and NOT cracked? The front nose header panel, the piece between the hood and headlights, and the front fenders notoriously crack on these things.
Part it out, make some money, scrap the junk.

eBay is a route you could take, you could also take some good pics of the parts cleaned up, and try to sell them on redpepperracing.com, which is a 1st gen Crx forum.

Ok i thought about it, im gunna go ahead and start chopping up door skins and remaking the rocker/ inner structure. Because i wunna drive this rust baby.
Ill be rust treating all weekend after whats weak is gone of course, ill put links up in reserved post. Before and after. Its not gunna be pretty
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 pm

Anyone know if the 2nd gen crx changed the frame support or rocker. Theres 2 crxs somone is giving for free. An 88 and 91 free. there trash but maybe the what i need is there. If its the same i could cut out and weld instead of fabricating sheetmetal.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:36 am

2nd gen cars (88-91) are not good parts candidates for 1st gen cars (84-87), reason being, nearly nothing is the same and will swap over.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby lpl258 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:31 pm

Not even sure this will be legal to drive like ever...
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:30 pm

I stand by my first impression, scrap it, sell what you can.
This is going to be a money pit and time waster!
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby 1gen87crxsi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:55 pm

I am looking for a replacement distributor for my 1987 crx si pgm-fi. Have you decided to work on this car or part it out? I would be interested in the dizzy if you are selling things off.

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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby treyb822 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:11 pm

if you're anywhere near oklahoma I found a wonderful black 85 si parts car near me, I've taken a few things ive needed but it has 95% of the car left
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby StorminMatt » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:44 pm

Sounds like the drivetrain is good. Why not find a non-running car to drop it into? Even if someone has a bare body that is stripped to the bones, you might be able to use what’s good on your car to build a good running car. But there is NO WAY it is worth it to try to restore the body you have unless you are an absolute wizard with this sort of thing.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Baker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:15 pm

StorminMatt wrote:Sounds like the drivetrain is good. Why not find a non-running car to drop it into? Even if someone has a bare body that is stripped to the bones, you might be able to use what’s good on your car to build a good running car.


This is your best option, if you can find a decently clean 1st gen shell.
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Re: So this 87 crx si is my first honda

Postby Crxpdx503 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:50 pm

PROS:
ive got a drive train with 70k on it starts and runs needs adjustment to idle maybe tps is out.
all sheet metal body panels do not seem to have any dents at all..

Is about what you have going for you. The colimnswitch (which is damn near impossible to locate a replacement of) is 100$. Ecu 100$. Thermacter ( exhaust manifold) 120$.. plate for sunroof 100$ see where this is going? Now if it were me I would snag the engine and the panels etc. Your pros... And either A. Buy my CRX (87 si silver. Needs column switch, dent pulled, (minor) door pannel stripe replaced...) or another one as they come up for less then 500 quite often .
Or. B. Sell them parts ya go there to me.
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