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Old 09-01-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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refreshing my Dad's CB3

Hey all from the UK
I've been trying to ask my Dad to sell his beloved Accord of which he has owned this for over 20 odd years!
He is smitten with the car and wont part with it. However it is showing its age, so i decided i will try and give the car a refresh and give him something special back as he has always been there for me. I will do this in stages when i can fit it in when I'm not working.
here is a picture of my Dad's Accord 4th gen CB3 2.0i 16V SOHC F20A5



Here is the engine looks pretty awful and in a sorry state, i plan to give it some detail treatment so watch this space!



thanks for looking and feel free to comment.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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Lists of things to do on the car to improve the appearance of his car

1. Change the Bonnet sound pad (you guys call it 'hood')
2. Change the horrible wheel trims to something OEM
3. Improve the look of the engine bay
4. Change the rear door molding which is damaged
5. Clean up the interior
6. find some fitted car mats
7. replace the heater vents as they are flopping down
8. repair the front wing (fender?)
9. renovate the exhaust heatshield
10. repair the rear wheel arches which are bubbling with rust
11. install a high level brake light
12. restore the door sashes to black as they have faded
13. look into the issue with a noise which seems to be the ALB motor
14. replace the interior door handles
15. refresh the interior door cars the cloth trim is falling off
16. Respray the wiper arms as the have faded to silver in areas.
17. look at restoring some of the clearcoat as it has faded in places
18. timing and balancer belts needs to be changed (need to find a genuine person to do this
19. refresh the rocker cover and possibly paint black?
thats it for now phew!
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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going to change those dreadful aftermarket wheel trims.
i think these are from a 93 Accord facelift
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:40 PM   #4
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The chrome strip molding needed attention, some of the clips where lost so it was stuck down with some silicone as a temporary measure yuk!
you can see the molding has lifted each corner.


newer molding with all the clips added.

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Old 09-03-2017, 02:42 PM   #5
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next up was the brake pedal, as you can see it was pretty worn out


newer pedal installed it was tough to try and fit it on!

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Old 09-03-2017, 02:43 PM   #6
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then trying to take off the heat-shield was a bit of a nightmare.

i tried removing the 3 bolts still could not take it out, removed one of the fans from the radiator and there is a small heat-shield on the right next to the alternator then used the trick to disconnect the oxygen sensor
then it finally came off, phew!



next will be to use a rotary wire brush then spray with high temp paint
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