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Postby CrxMusix13 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:27 pm

Hi.

This thread is so long and so old (almost 5 years now) I felt like newcomers might be a little intimidated trying to read the whole thing. It takes at least an hour, if not more like 2 or 3, but it's a great read.

I recently got back into the CRX after my brother drove it and the hood opened on the windshield. I couldn't stand it looking bad, plus it was parked in front of my house and I had to the look at the thing every day.

Here are some links to some important posts:
- Initial Pictures (this post, look down)
- Initial Interior Pictures: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=25#p388717
- New sunroof: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=100#p458615
- New bumper, door, rear cargo area liner: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=100#p464682
- Bottlecap wheels: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=125#p500003
- Working on the car before paint job, and primer: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=175#p559539, viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=175#p564038
- AFTER PAINTJOB! viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=200#p565036
- Next to my old fit: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=275#p620722
- B engine swapped in: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=325#p751097
- After the windshield incident: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=350#p1060946
- List of things I have to do as of 9/1/2014: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34912&start=425#p1103298

I will try and keep this post updated as things happen.

Enjoy, and thanks CRXC for the continued support. :-)b

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HI!

Ok, I am about a month old here on this forum, I just got my first car. When I saw a rex, I knew it was the car I wanted. :D

SO, then I found one on Craigslist and drove about an hour to get it. My dad and had been looking at Crx's all week and this one was the one. Its a 1991 Dx. It had a D16Y7 in it, but I screwed the engine up in the first week, I don't want to talk about it lol. Here are the plusses and minuses:

+:
- No rust
- New stainless steel full exhaust system (exhaust manifold as well)
- Great interior (a few leaks but overall good).
- It just felt right!
- really great stereo system, 12" sub, 6x9's in the back, new ones in the front

-:
- I paid a lot, even though they are hard to find in the area
- I broke the engine
- The exterior looks so bad!
- The rims are a little big for my taste
- Crappy front bumper and headlights
- People painted over my rear triangles!

Im sure there is more but thats what I have now...

The outside looks like [Crud]. I think everyone will agree.

So I am going to de-rice it and get it looking sexy and new! My little brothers are stuck on the ricer look but I honestly LOVE the looks of the OEM crx's, they really are beautiful cars.

Right now, it is in the shop getting a nice low milage D16Y8 in. I can't wait!

Here are the pics that I saw on the craigslist posting. I will get more detailed pics for everyone up next week.

The OLD engine, I am keeping the intake and that kind of stuff... we'll see how it looks when the new engine is in.
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The front, say bye bye bumper and lights:
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The 17" rims, um... I'll have to deal, but these are my last priority, I may get a job very soon, then I'll have the money:
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The interior, only thing im doing is fixing the leaks here and there and putting in the OEM seatbelts and a new shift knob, too bad if you don't like it:
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The back, nice exhaust huh? I will be taking the "H" off next week, also, I have to do something about those rear triangles...
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The car in general. I'll have to fix the trim and everything else. I know it's not beautiful, and I know, they painted the rear drums [potty mouth] red, way overdoing it...
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Another view of the front:
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SO! What do you guys think?
My dream is getting it to look a lot like mike's car (hope you don't mind mike), of course not exactly the same!
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I will soak in all help, support, and enthusiasm! I got my CRXcommunity.com sticker in the mail last week!

Next week hopefully I will get the headlights and bumper from some local guys. I will still need some corner lights though.

Thanks!
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby Trinity » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:49 pm

nice. dont let your brothers turn into ricers.

cool about the exhaust tho.

wiil keep an eye on this!


and remember, the more pics the better!
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby CrxMusix13 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:02 pm

I never care what my bros say lol. I'm the oldest haha.

I am going to take a insane amount of pics when it gets out of the shop next week!!!

The worst part is that I have been asking for rides all week.

I just applied for a job, if I get it, this car is going to go to a whole other level of cool 8)
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby wforeman87 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:00 am

1/4 panels look like there in Great shape. What seats are those? any better pics of them? Just a little TLC and it will look great. :-)b
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Postby ChokolAwt » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:39 pm

needs moar low.
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby CrxMusix13 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:51 pm

ChokolAwt wrote:needs moar low.


You mean suspension, coilovers, all that? I'm a newb so I don't know exactly what route to go.

I will probably lower it eventually...

Like I said, if I get this job, the project will go much faster and I will do much more!

However, getting moar low, is possibly last on my list.

I want to get the car looking presentable :?
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby spastik » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:48 pm

ChokolAwt wrote:needs moar low.


This is the anthem of the forum i run. lol

Good luck with the restore!
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby jhmedicated » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:23 pm

Nice, good call on going back to the stock bumper/headlights. I bet that Y8 will be a blast to drive compared to your old dpfi setup. Aftermarket sunroof? I’ve got a bunch of 90/91 corner lights just sitting around that you can have for free if you want…
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:19 pm

PM'd you jhmedicated :-)b

I think its the stock roof panel, i wanted to put a aftermarket sunroof in but everyone says its a bad idea cuz it leaks. Idk, mine leaks already lol. What do you all think?

I CAN'T wait for my Y8 to be put in!!! And to just freekin' have a car to drive lol.

Is the Y8 mpfi? I didn't know?!?!?

Supposedly the car will be ready tomorrow, unless the ECU dosent work.

As soon as it's out of the shop I'll get to work and take some pics!

Thanks for the posts so far, this will be a good thread!
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Postby beto323 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:02 am

What's up man! I think you shouldn't put in that sunroof it's ugly in my opinion and looks so cheap! I am also going to keep and eye on this. My b18 should be done by next Monday :D
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby CrxMusix13 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:54 am

wforeman87 wrote:1/4 panels look like there in Great shape. What seats are those? any better pics of them? Just a little TLC and it will look great. :-)b


The 1/4 Panels are really in good shape. This car has virtually NO rust, as far as I have found. I think theres a little bondo here and there though...

I don't know off the top of my head what the seats are but I'll get some better pics and try to see if I can find out as soon as its out of the shop. :-)b

Everyone cross your fingers, hopefully tomorrow my engine will be in and out of the shop! I get to drive again! :biggrin: Hope it works out for you too beto :|

As for the sunroof, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Does anyone have any links of aftermarket pop-up sunroofs/how-to's? I wanted to see at least who they were made by and how much they are/how to put them in.

I'll keep everyone updated. Thanks for keeping up with the thread!

I LOVE pics and so one thing you guys will have is pics. I've got a sweet Cannon with a 2 GB memory card. There's no way I won't have a [crud] load of pics here!

Gooodnight! :blah:
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Re: CrxMusix's De-Rice/Restoration Thread

Postby CrxMusix13 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:15 pm

Just for an update for anyone who cares:

The car is still in the shop, it's stripped right now. Wish I could go up there and get some pics... I would go if I had a car :cry:

He said it fired up and sounded good and everything, but he's going to wire everything back and put everything where it's supposed to be. The only problem then could be that the ECU may not work b/c it came from an Auto. Would that make a difference? I'll find out tomorrow!

Anyways, it should be out tomorrow by the time I get out of school. The I'll be a pic madman!!!

In the meantime, check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34964 (I'm putting an air intake on my dad's MINI Cooper Clubman S).
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Postby phatboycrxhf » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:24 pm

:-)b i like that skyline front bumper :-)b
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Postby phatboycrxhf » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:28 pm

lets trade headlights and corners ;)
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:07 pm

phatboycrxhf wrote:lets trade headlights and corners ;)


PM'd You!
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:23 pm

ALRIGHT!!!

Just got home. The D16Y8 is in and running like a beast, this mechanic really knows how to do things right...

I can tell the difference with the VTEC and the Multi Point Injection, its awesome!

I don't know if my ECU is perfect though so I'm eventually just going to get one thats manual. Right now it's fine though and not eating gas or being weird or anything.

So, because its so late here in the USA I couldn't take pics. Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow. If not, this weekend is "car weekend" according to my dad so I'll totally be able to get all the pics then.

Hopefully phatboy and I will be able to trade lights and I will have the OEM's by next week.

This bumper will maybe be my christmas present along with a good Honda service manual. :-)b

Maybe by my birthday (april) i'll be able to afford a good paint job and everything like that. If I get that job however (which it looks like I may) my paint job will be here within the next month or two.

So, thats the gist of it, wish I had pics for everyone. The Y8 really does look awesome!
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Postby JDMCrx91 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:51 pm

Cant wait to see it painted.Im getting mine painted soon too hopefully.Good luck with yours and we need more pics!
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Postby rex2nr » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:39 am

I think it just needs to be lowered a bit, and painted. Those 17s don't even look bad to me, suprisingly. Usually I'm not a fan of anything over a 15" rim.
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:56 pm

Hey Guys,
Good news!

I will be taking SOME pics today, the rest on Saturday!

I met a local CRXr and dicided to invite him to the community: his handle is:
aCompleRXsynapsis

Anyways, he had an 89 Dx Auto but he wants to "trick it out" so we are going to be trading bumpers on saturday and also maybe lights, if phatboy decides to not trade with me.

Can a bumper from an 89 Dx fit on my 91 Dx without too much hassle? I would imagine it would. Same thing with the lights?

Either way, within the month I should have Lights and a bumper, maybe I'll get enough money for a paint job for christmas! :-)b

I'll post pics tonight!
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Postby jhmedicated » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:31 pm

The 89 parts you mentioned will all fit easily. The trim on the 89 bumper is a little wider than yours, still it won’t look bad. You should trade him the little plastic clips on the fenders that hold the corner lights on too, that way you can use the two screws for the 89 corner lights on your car. He’ll need to use your 91 headlight buckets/clips in order to use the 91 corners on his car. Gonna look a lot better, can’t wait to see pics.
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:09 pm

Dern!

My camera died as soon as I finished taking some pics.

Didn't get a chance to do under the hood.
It's Charging now so maybe tommrrow night?

Saturday I will be trading everything... I'll totally have pics then.

Sorry everybody *stupid camera :rolleyes1: *

I'll keep you updated, and Have pics of Saturday!

And thanks for the tips jhmedicated, I will do that! :-)b

Can't wait for it to get looking better.
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:23 pm

Got my SD card slot on my Mac working.

Here is the link to the gallery:

http://picasaweb.google.com/beatleboy1970/CrxPics12309#

It's really not much, I didn't have a lot of time and the wether sucks!

I'll get better pics actually up on the forum in a little bit ;)

Sorry for the rush, got to go to bed, I got 3 hours of sleep last night studying for a damn physics test. lol.

I think I did well on it though. :-)b
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Postby Angry » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:51 pm

Looks good!

Too bad the stock color that I see in the door jams was covered up...
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Postby CrxMusix13 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Angry wrote:Looks good!

Too bad the stock color that I see in the door jams was covered up...


Thanks, and I know...
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Hell Yeah! Moving Along!

Postby CrxMusix13 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:09 am

Alright!!! Got my bumper mostly on, and my lights in and working (almost lol).

First before pics...
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My Old Head and Corner Lights:
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OK! It was cool seeing 2 CRX's in my garage (mines on the right, his is on the left)
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So, the in-between stage:
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Thought you guys would want a shot of the Y8:
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Him pulled in, my bumper ready to be put on...
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My New head and Corner Lights:
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His Bumper and Lights off:
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My New Bumper (His old one):
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My Old Bumper (His new one):
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It was kind of a pain in the ass, but it's done now (almost). I need some more bolts to keep my front bumper from sagging, and the guys who did my engine swap (the Y7 before I got the car, not the Y8 after I got the car) switched up some wiring from the front corner lights... I also have one bad bulb on my left highbeam...

What it looks like now (the jack (my dad bought it as one of my Christmas presents today while I was out) is there because its kinda saggy and I don't want it getting used to that):
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The Turn lights or whatever theyre called... waiting to be put in!
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Anyways, so there are some pics... I will paint the bumper to match my sad color later this week.

Tomorrow I should be going to the auto store and woking out all the little kinks...

I'll post pics when It's all done!!! :-)b
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