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Old 04-26-2009, 11:24 PM
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My new beat up old girl

Heres a pic of the 82 I just found in Montana. Good lord so much work to be done...
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: My new beat up old girl

sweet what does it need?
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Re: My new beat up old girl

My baby needs:
Glass for the sunroof - How the heck do you break one of those?
CV replaced (I think thats what its called) I have a brand new axle that came with the car.
Inner/outer tie rod ends? I don't know how to tell if they're needed or not
Front Windshield - found one 159.00 not too bad I guess
Passenger/Driver side mouldings -front to back
Front Seats - Goof ball stuck in seats out of a 90's civic - and didnt bother to keep the originals. - ugh, search is on...
Outside door handle - driver side
Exterior mirror - Passenger side - don't know if Ill ever find this...
exhaust system (entire) previous owner welded a glass pack to the converter - sounds awful and wont run well above 4000RPM - Back pressure issue?? Who knows.
Needs body work - rear fender wells are RUSTY - passenger side is the worst - hope to learn how to weld as bondo just doesnt do it for me - other rust spots everywhere but not as bad as the wheel wells. I think there used to be chrome trim around the wheel wells (all 4) but not sure on that.
new aftermarket radio - and an insert that isn't "Green Acred" into it.
Turn signal/light/Wiper assembly -the one on the interior steering column
the rest i'm certain i'll discover...lol

Carb is in great shape and cleaned
need service manual(s) maybe one for dummies?
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Re: My new beat up old girl

hell yeah! beat up old girls ftw!

sh1t she needs a lot... but well worth the love! keep us posted on your restoration project man.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

I think so too - she certainly deserved more respect than the previous owner gave her..Oh well, she's home now and I got nothing but time.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

what planes for after ya get her running better? you know what would look good in the bay...........a JRSC H22:)
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Hi Yogi - um I'm a real newby here so please forgive the stupidity. Whats a JRSC H22?
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Re: My new beat up old girl

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Hi Yogi - um I'm a real newby here so please forgive the stupidity. Whats a JRSC H22?
He's saying you should drop an H22 (motor out of VTEC 4th gens and all 5th gen Preludes) and put a Jackson Racing Super Charger on it lol. which, really, would be the sh!t.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Oh I get it! Thanks for the clarification!:) Prolly a little too fast for this old man..LOL
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Nice find & good luck to ya' on the build-up!
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Re: My new beat up old girl

good luck cant wait to see them pics, this would be even more amazing then the 2 gen with an h22 that was just posted. if you put a h22 in it , i think you kind of have to now.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Wow, a wish you the best with restoring this 1st gen. Make sure you show us the final product.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Thanks ALL for your well wishes, and for the encouragement..I have such a long, long road ahead of me..but thanks to you (all of you) it'll be OK.

I've sanded the large spots of rust, ground down the small portions, discovered new ones and..oh god, bondo on the "original" body (EEK)!!! I have taken that down to the metal..or tried to..because I love this car.

I have so many things to find and "fine tune", without each of you, this would be impossible..Thanks in advance!! I hope to pay that forward sometime soon. I know that I'm untrained, inexperienced, (some might even say stupid) but, I hope that my journey will be guided by all of you!..So, in advance, thank you, thank you each - for teaching me, for your patience, your ideas and for your creativity. It means the world to me.

Wait, I swear I'll squeeze out a tear....no really I will...LOL

Gotta go - too much Scotch........................
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um..never mind..LOL

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Re: My new beat up old girl

the way to check your tie rods is like this: jack up the car, make sure you use safety supports like jack stands in case the car falls, grab the tire at roughly 3 and 8 and shake it, while you shake it, look at the tie rod joints and see if they move around in their sockets/ball joints. if they are loose they are bad
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Um, thank you for the info but 3 & 8 what- o'clock?? So if I shake them and they dont fall off theyre ok? No, um, crap...I don't know what a rod joint is..but thank you. I'll get my repair book soon so I don't seem like such a MORON...Thanks Bud, I really appreciate your time.

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Um, thank you for the info but 3 & 8 what- o'clock?? So if I shake them and they dont fall off theyre ok? No, um, crap...I don't know what a rod joint is..but thank you. I'll get my repair book soon so I don't seem like such a MORON...Thanks Bud, I really appreciate your time.

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yea o clock lol sry. tie rod joint isnt really a technical term its just one from my imagination lmao....in these pictures you can see what im talking about. if there is any loose movement in either of those places when you shake the wheel it means they are bad.


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Re: My new beat up old girl

Hey - thank you so much for the pics - I cant wait to check them tomorrow! 3 & 8, if it shakes its bad..Is the top pic of one that's bad? Having never seen one I don't know by looking..The bottom one looks better to me but that's because I'm inexperienced.

PS You have one HECK of a camera!
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Hey - thank you so much for the pics - I cant wait to check them tomorrow! 3 & 8, if it shakes its bad..Is the top pic of one that's bad? Having never seen one I don't know by looking..The bottom one looks better to me but that's because I'm inexperienced.

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I dont know if the top one is bad. I just got those pictures from the internet. They are similar to how the honda tie rod set up is and I think the 2nd picture is of a honda. The camera I have could indeed take such fine photographs though lmao.
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Re: My new beat up old girl

Appreciate your extra time. Didn't get to check out this today as Great Falls is basically snowed in...Will have to wait till the snowstorm leaves..if it ever does...
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