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fleetw00d 09-30-2013 07:03 PM

fleetw00d : 1990 Accord LX
A little(?) late starting this. I'll have to dig up some older photos.

1990 Accord LX Sedan. Purchased by my wife and her late husband in 1992 with 37,750 miles. Now at 313,000+. It has spent, and continues to spend, its life as a daily driver.



- F22A6 with H23 intake manifold (Original F22A1 engine swapped out at 331,200)
- F22A4 Exhaust manifold
- F22A6 Exhaust from manifold back

- EX lip
- Extensive quarter panel rust repair (http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=180806), the rest of the body is all original sheet metal.
- 92-93 door guards
- 92-93 front license plate bracket

- EX front seats
- Custom (vinyl painted) leather door panel inserts
- Custom recovered rear deck
- CB9 trunk compartment

- Bilstein front shocks with OEM springs
- Bilstein rear shocks with OEM springs (3/30/17)
- EX front and rear sway bars
- Mugen front shock tower brace
- Mugen rear shock tower brace
- 92-93 EX 12 spoke alloy wheels (refinished by RimWorks in Dayton, Ohio)

- 1991 OEM 6 disk C/D changer
- Honda dual cone 6.5 inch speakers
- Compact CB radio mounted in console, all controls on plug in mic, K40 antenna mount in trunk lid

- scrapped plans for rear disc swap for the time being.

PakaloloHonda 10-31-2013 07:07 PM

I know that the "Rescuing Ruby" thread has received all of the attention,
but for this MR thread to have been here this long without any replies is just despicable .. :D

If I miss this ride being passed by for MROM .. please, someone smack me.
Fleetw00d, your dedication to Ruby, along with Silver, and the amount of Cb's you've had ..
Dude .. front-a-the-class .. top of the list! :tu:

Matter a fact, I'd make the Ruby thread your members ride thread .. :D
Always look forward to your threads and posts .. specially new stuff!

GunRunner 10-31-2013 07:43 PM

Super clean for a daily driver:thumbsup:

Pinchmyhandle 11-01-2013 02:03 AM

This is by far my favorite CB7 on the entire site. I would kill to have one half as clean as yours. Two thumbs way way up.:tu: :tu:

fleetw00d 12-14-2013 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Pinchmyhandle (Post 3175141)
This is by far my favorite CB7 on the entire site. I would kill to have one half as clean as yours. Two thumbs way way up.:tu: :tu:

Thanks. No need to kill - just requires a decision to maintain and repair the car correctly, sometimes disregarding the economic reality of the situation. As an engineer, it is both a challenge and a source of self satisfaction (pride?) to keep Ruby and my other CBs looking good and in good running condition.

F20A CB7 12-14-2013 02:47 PM

What a fukin beaut! Love that color. Will match my oem maroon leather interior very well.

Edit, why did you go with the 9293 wheels on a 90? Just asking.

fleetw00d 12-14-2013 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by F20A CB7 (Post 3181527)
Edit, why did you go with the 9293 wheels on a 90? Just asking.

I ran a set of 90-91 17 spokes for a long time, but every time I washed the car, I hated trying to clean between the spokes. So during all my JY excursions and searching on line, I found several sets of 12 spokes to redo for my wife's 93 LX and for Ruby. Basically, I just like the 12 and 6 spoke wheels better than the 17s.

fleetw00d 03-22-2014 10:19 PM

Recently purchased a low mileage (100,000) F22A6. Timing belt, water pump, shaft seals, plug tube seals already done. Already has an H23 intake plenum; I may add another spacer while I have it out of the car. Will go through and replace hoses and rear main seal, then clean it up real well before installation. I may look into putting an Accord 5th gear in the H22 trans when I pull the existing engine.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...a.jpg~original http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...7.jpg~original

Thanks to my neighbor for the use of the stand and helping to lift it out of the van. I should have checked with him first before looking all over town for a reasonably priced one.

fleetw00d 04-12-2014 07:53 PM

I had a set of tan door panel leather inserts, but the lower portion of them was stained - nothing I tried, bleach, brake cleaner, Magic Eraser, did anything to the stain. Stopped by my favorite upholstery shop; he indicated it would be very expensive to recover them. He recommended SEM vinyl coating. I masked off the leather section, then recoated the remainder to a color close the the exterior color of the car. My driver door before and after coated insert, new armrest (another stain I couldn't remove), and recovered speaker grille.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...b.jpg~original http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...7.jpg~original

cb9love 04-13-2014 08:45 AM

glad too see you adding the personal touches on the beautifully restored cb.

new_beginnings 04-13-2014 12:18 PM

Liking door panels. :tu:

PakaloloHonda 04-13-2014 05:58 PM

That's looking so nice! Came out GREAT in the after shot! :tu:
I might be partial, because I LOVE the EDM interior red door lights,
but they would look insane with that leather and color! :D

1990AccordBoy 04-27-2014 12:31 AM

this thing is so clean and your in ohio.. ugh you see that black 2 door ex in colombus area???!? 5spd 300k for 1500 or whatever it has my name calling it but im so afraid of buying it and having it rotted out. My shop would probably do a decent job at first but the rust would always come back to haunt me, and i wouldn't know where to get all the trim i'd need to pull off around quarter panel area.

fleetw00d 04-27-2014 08:51 PM

If I had to buy another one, I would look in the south (Knoxville and Nashville, TN always seem to have some nice ones on craigslist - long day's round trip). I would avoid doing another full quarter panel replacement like I did on Ruby. That said, if you're carefull, all the existing trim can be removed without damaging it. I have some left over from the 93 EX coupe I wrecked a couple years ago.

Why would you sell one with only 91,000 miles on it?

1990AccordBoy 04-30-2014 11:57 PM

i sold it in 09' as i only have one car garage and along with my mom n pop having cars each.. that would be 3 cars one small driveway, so i sold her to pretty much puta down payment on a 04' G35x in 09' as well. It was completely shot though both quarters, every door, i dont know what it was but i adored it minus the rust. Looking for another one just has to be an EX and rust free.

SEgirl 05-02-2014 06:46 PM

Love how the door panel looks! How does this stuff work? Do you just spray it on?

fleetw00d 05-13-2014 09:01 PM

Finally got the other three panels done. I had to repair a couple small cuts in two of them; I used a vinyl repair kit's adhesive to glue down a small cut and used the vinyl to fill some small abrasions/cuts before spraying so I didn't have to worry about trying to match the color.

Just clean them well, spray with "Sand Free" adhesion promoter, then spray the first coat of color while the adhesion promoter is still wet. The first panel seemed to come out the best, I pretty much kept spraying until it was a uniform color, not leaving much time between coats. The later panels, I left a little more time between coats, but wound up with areas with a more matte finish than gloss like the first one.

I need to recover a passenger side speaker cover to match the driver side.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...c.jpg~original http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...5.jpg~original http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...a.jpg~original

DCB7 05-13-2014 10:57 PM

Looks freshly upholstered. That's clean work :thumbsup:

fleetw00d 01-31-2015 09:11 AM

Still looks good two years after quarter panel replacement, now at 326,600+.


JFISHTHECREATOR 02-01-2015 07:35 PM

I've always admired this car. It doesn't have to have all of the aftermarket parts to look clean. Good work! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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