1. New Forum Software:
    We have finally upgraded the forum software due to it being so outdated. If you are having any issues with new forum please let us know. Please post any issues in this thread http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/clubcivic-com-forum-upgrade.227221/

Paul's Restoration Build.

Discussion in 'Show off your 5th Generation Honda Civic (1992-199' started by EJ1Mek, Jul 13, 2009.



Welcome to ClubCivic a Honda Civic Forum

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and honda civic car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the Members Ride's to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.


  1. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    Before you read on this is strictly a restoration build.


    Ok this is strictly a restoration build only :mrgreen:


    Here is my build to finish process enjoy .

    First i will start off with the interior.
    I wanted my interior to look flawless and factory as possible and very clean so i decided to restore almost everything in this department .

    cup holder/center console.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Door slots was refurbished .
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Main window switch casing was refurbished.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    New rear brake light .
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Refurbish Speaker covers.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Refurbish mid center console
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    New Foot step.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Refurbished interior door handle covers.
    [​IMG]
    Refurbish Trunk lever cover
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Refurbish E-brake console.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Heat Shampooed all the seats (Only took pics of the rear seats sorry :( )
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Re-rapped my door panels in black suede
    Old
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    New
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Finish sorry for the yellowish look my room has one of those energy saver light bulbs
    [​IMG]
    Also went ahead and did the rear speaker panel as well .
    [​IMG]
    Here is a pic of the interior semi put together .
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    Now let me move on to the exterior restoration .

    How it looked from the beginning

    The day i installed my LS/VTEC
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Body work
    [​IMG]
    The Take down
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Interior Gone.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    On the way to the shop.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Made safe to the shop.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Body work starts.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    During the body work process i went ahead and tackled some DIY projects.
    Started with the Valve Cover.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Went ahead and polished up the Valve cover bolt washers.
    Before
    [​IMG]
    After
    [​IMG]

    Back to the Body work
    Laid the the base coat.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And the final paint stage
    here are parts that are done .
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Now for the final body paint stage.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Back Home now
    [​IMG]
    The put together process starts.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Did a little wire tucking in the engine bay.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. GooseS2000

    GooseS2000 SourPatchKid Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    lookin great=] keep us updated.
     
  4. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    How it sits now.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here are some pics with the EJ1 SQUAD crew sticker pics

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    that was a fast reply i wasn't even done with posting pics hahah thanks man i posted the pics of how it looks now .
     
  6. GooseS2000

    GooseS2000 SourPatchKid Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    haha are u done now? :lol:
     
  7. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    yes your good to go lol . ;)
     
  8. barcafan_84

    barcafan_84 jdmfan_84 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    170
    Location:
    FLORIDA
    wow , great job, i like the turn out. how much was for the paint job in total?
     
  9. CRXsiterror

    CRXsiterror I EAT EVO's Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,129
    Location:
    Green Bay, WI
    Very nice.
     
  10. Jersey8

    Jersey8 B20: Detroit Muscle! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,671
    Location:
    MI
    nice work man
     
  11. s_crowley 17

    s_crowley 17 New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,082
    Location:
    East coast
    I like how you pay close attention to detail :thumbup: looks good man
     
  12. civic94lx

    civic94lx Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Location:
    Earth
    Put some foglights, either clear or yellow. That would look very nice
     
  13. EJ1Mek

    EJ1Mek New Member 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    SoCal
    thanks everyone ,


    And as for the fog lights im not a fan of them i'm really not a fan of lips neither to many people have the same exact look or try to be like the next guy no diss intended. The only lip i will stick on my car is the eg6 mugen lip "REAL" one that is it but for now im sticking with oem exterior , my main goal is to add little detail work to the interior and continue my engine build up .

    and again thanks for compliments =)
     
  14. NFR_AP2

    NFR_AP2 New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    8,406
    Location:
    New Jersey
    WOW

    i can really appreciate all the hard work youve done.

    people like you are what these hondas need :thumbup:
     
  15. civic94lx

    civic94lx Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Location:
    Earth
    oh okay, your civic already looks nice as it is. Keep up the good work!
     
  16. SGGilmo

    SGGilmo Yay, Another Car. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,452
    Location:
    Indiana
    damn now that is a clean pant job. look great man.
     
  17. 94civickid

    94civickid New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    364
    Location:
    dinuba ca
    very nice i have an ej1 myself and to imagine an outcome this nice is what keeps me going nice work man and thanks for the extra motivation:D
     
  18. 94civickid

    94civickid New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    364
    Location:
    dinuba ca
    also where did you get your rear speaker covers when i bought my car they were gone
     
  19. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    22,347
    Location:
    Odaroloc
    looks great..
    needs new wheels.. umm like the ones i have for sale..
     
  20. SGGilmo

    SGGilmo Yay, Another Car. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,452
    Location:
    Indiana
    you STILL have those things? damn i need money
     


Share This Page