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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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Old 09-04-2017, 04:29 PM   #7
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another update
BEFORE

AFTER ROTARY WIRE-BRUSH

PAINTED
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #8
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Nice progress so far man. It's those little things that start to make a huge difference. Good on ya for doing this for your dad. I'm sure since he is so attached to it, that he will truly appreciate everything that you do!
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:16 PM   #9
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Nice progress so far man. It's those little things that start to make a huge difference. Good on ya for doing this for your dad. I'm sure since he is so attached to it, that he will truly appreciate everything that you do!
Thanks for your words yes he is very attached to it,
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:54 PM   #10
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Love the progress. Simple and easy fixes make a huge difference.
Also cheaper than buying a new car.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:34 PM   #11
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Love the progress. Simple and easy fixes make a huge difference.
Also cheaper than buying a new car.
very true! some more to come v soon
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:42 AM   #12
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Looking forward to seeing your results. It's great that there are people interested in this model being over 25 years old.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:07 PM   #13
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Looking forward to seeing your results. It's great that there are people interested in this model being over 25 years old.
thanks hopefully some updates in about a month
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #14
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thanks hopefully some updates in about a month
a little update finally got round to doing some work on the Accord
the rust on the O/S arch was in a bad state not a pro finish but better than before



rust treated then filler

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2nd of 3 coats of primer




finish not A1 but ok

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Old 07-25-2018, 04:42 PM   #15
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another update
it was knocked out by a mechanic, i wanted to change it from the other car
before



sanded it down
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:46 PM   #16
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filler



the 'finished' result

i didnt bother wasting any more base cost as i knew it looked awful, trying to get a smooth finish on a wing was difficult.
i wanted to use the wing from the donor car, however my Dad didnt want me to hassle with it :Frown:
this was the result which to say the least i wasnt happy with!
so i said i will be taking the wing off and do it properly!! he finally came round to my way of thinking



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Old 07-25-2018, 04:50 PM   #17
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so after all that undamaged wing off the donor
primer coats



base coats



then clear

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Old 07-27-2018, 01:05 PM   #18
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Now that looks better!
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:07 PM   #19
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:44 PM   #20
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I like how your just fixing the stuff that needs attention I'm shure your dad is grateful aswell.
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