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Old 06-19-2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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Renz0 - Accord CB3 from Slovakia

Hey there, I'm René and I'm from Slovakia in the Europe. I've got dragged into Honda like three years ago, I had a CC7 Accord before, but what really caught my eye was a CB7/CB3. Such an astonishing car. I said to myself I have to have one of those. So I went online, and in the Europe there are like ..uff.. 15 of them in total? So after long days I managed to find one in pretty bad condition, but for like 500$. Whatever the costs would be, I knew I was going to turn this car into a machine.



That's the arrival after 600km ride across the whole country. Shot springs, bad alignment, brake problem and CEL 12 on the dash, damn.



After I went to register it, in the meantime someone rear-ended it and drove off. I found the guy and he paid me 150$ and we were done.



I had idle problems, so I went around the intake system nd found the throttle body plate was full of gunk. So I've cleaned it.



Family problems, had to move. That's one ghetto parking / service spot. Don't judge it, heheee.



Parked, here we go!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:08 AM   #2
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Started dismantling it.




In the process of dismantling, I found a gloryhole. Hehehee. Not really. Full of rust and rotten metal. Argh, I was on the edge to give up. I did NOT.






Car was sent to a local welder. Hopefully he can fix what is really broken.

While it was gone, I was working on some minor stuff around the car. Fogs - extremely hard to find in EU - and I f*cked up on the left one - the hole's too big on the bottom. Some fiberglass will have to fix it.
And a grill. Not a 100%, but for the first time it ain't bad. I'm looking for G-Square at the moment, so this one for the moment will do. It's not even polished, or nothing.





So yeah, that's it for now, hopefully this thread will get updated more frequently with new stuff and I'd like to see your feedback too!
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:22 AM   #3
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There's a '90 Accord on eBay.co.uk that's being parted out for spares. Shipping may still be a premium all the way to Slovakia, but it's probably better than getting things from the US, like quarter panels or large items.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:51 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'm checking it out. Although, all chasis parts are available in some shops, so I'm good on those. I can't find the red/clear tail lights anywhere, even U.S eBay.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
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Very cool, thanks for sharing.

Will be staying tuned to see how it turns out.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:28 PM   #6
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whoa the rust! good luck on the process of restoring the cb. Good to know that you didnt give up on her.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #7
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Visited the welder I was talking about earlier. He did a really great job on the car, waiting for the final outcome.




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Old 07-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #8
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I'm surprised the jack point in the rear worked and didn't cave in! Also in the pictures, what is up with the drivers side rear tire? Is it bent inwards?
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:32 PM   #9
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I'm surprised the jack point in the rear worked and didn't cave in! Also in the pictures, what is up with the drivers side rear tire? Is it bent inwards?
The jack point is long gone. The rear was supported on actual control arms, on it's bushings, rofl. To the actual tire itself - I'm not sure about the vehicle's suspension health. Almost thirty years of not caring about it maybe paid the price of shot control arms? When I bought the car and had to drive it 650 km home, I knew the alignment is out of the world already. Maybe that alignment makes it look like it's damaged? Hmm, who knows. Other than that, I'll do the undercoating shortly and move onto the suspension things and will post as soon as I get something done. Thank you for the reply!
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:57 PM   #10
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The car's still being worked on. Damn, I wish it was home already! I was working on front lights in the meantime, used a different technique. I didn't cover all the chrome on distance lights in black due to Slovakian restrictions on car visibility, mfh.



I used a heat gun just because the stock connectors and wires were still attached to the light nd the bolts were really rusted up.


Primer - 4x, black gloss - 4x and matte clearcoat 3x




Done. Did it for the first time and for begginer I did a good job. Saved like 200$ if I wanted to buy pair on eBay.


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Old 07-28-2017, 02:09 PM   #11
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Grabbin a seat over here in the corner ... this is gonna be gooood ... popcorn anyone?
Doin a great job Renzo ..
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:05 PM   #12
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Doin a great job Renzo ..

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Old 08-17-2017, 01:33 AM   #13
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The car isn't home yet. Therefore, I went to fix the rear bumper. Small crack, like 5 cm long and 1 cm wide.

I'ver sanded with 60, then 120 grit nd finally with 240 grit sandpaper. Used a plastic welder and a small cutout piece from the front bumper when I was doing the fog lights - did it for the first time though! Sanded that a little, cleaned with isoprophyl alcohol to remove any grease from my hands. I've applied a bumper bondo - plastic, 2K one. Let it sit for a hour and half to harden.



After that hour hand half I sanded the area with 80, 160 and 240 sandpaper to smooth out the finish. No more cracks, no more wicked and crooked fit on the car. Everything is solid and isn't going anywhere.

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Old 08-17-2017, 01:36 AM   #14
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Picked up dome parts for 200€ - that's like 200$ really. Ranging from doors with all the motors, all ther beads and windows, interior parts of almost everything there to big suspenion parts - knuckles, hubs, rotors.. Everything for a cost of a dime. Excellent buy.





The value? I don't know, maybe around 600$? Some of those I will keep,
the rest I will sell for sure to get some money back.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:09 PM   #15
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I noticed that your interior looks to be a dark gray or black leather. And it's a manual trans. You won't get that combo here in America. Especially 92-93 models. Very nice. Btw cel 12 is egr. I would start with looking for vacuum leaks in the line coming from the egr going to the map box on my the fire wall. Make sure that is where the line runs also. If it is plugged to the wrong port somewhere else it will throw cel 12. Next the egr sensor/pump itself might be bad or sticking. Unbolt it and clean it. Worst case the whole intake manifold is clogged at the egr ports. It's common also and it sucks to fix. Some characteristics will be (falling on its face) throttle response off idle in warm temps. Not fun when it wants to die in traffic because you're forced to push in the clutch lol.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:20 PM   #16
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Thanks for the reply! Yes, the interior is dark gray leather, I find that pretty rare here. Even Burgundy color is very rare in Europe. To the EGR thing - I will unbolt and clean the throttle body ans EGR and IACV once again. You never know. I never did EGR port cleaning though, is there a DIY topic on that? All the hoses should be replaced, since I'm restoring the car and I want everything new and running smoothly. Any advices/tips guys?
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I've decided to fix the huge cutouts since I was doing the fog lights. This is how it used to look:
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I've made myself a template and mesured how much material is actually needed. Classic painter's tape and a lot of patience and fixing up and down.

Applied a layer of liquid of fiberglass mixture onto the solid bumper and covered it with the actual fiberglass which I used to cut and cover all missing areas.



Both sides done, the foundation for 2K bumper soft bondo is done. Had to use dremel to smooth out the edges.



Right side has bondo applied, it's been sanded and flattened to original shape. The left side is fresh - bondo's still wet.



Right side done. Any big gaps around? :P The left is not done yet. I've realised I have to do multiple layers of fiberglass there - around 6 -
It has been cut out too much and it doesn't quite fit yet.

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Done. All compared and the cutouts are minimal. Will apply some silicone to prevent moisture getting into the back of the fogs so it doesn't rust any more.


Take into consideration that this has been a DIY fix with no knowledge. I've been just experimenting and learning throughout the process. Some of you may not like, but I'm proud of what I've done myself and didn't pay someone to do it for me.
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Like it or not, it's your car! You're happy with the results and that is all that matters.

Personally... looks good for a DIY. With a bit more experience, time, etc. you can make it look just that much better.

If you were a professional and charing people money for this, then I would be on your case.

Keep it up and thanks for posting the pictures!
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Like it or not, it's your car! You're happy with the results and that is all that matters.

Personally... looks good for a DIY. With a bit more experience, time, etc. you can make it look just that much better.

If you were a professional and charing people money for this, then I would be on your case.

Keep it up and thanks for posting the pictures!
I take constructive criticism all the way. I'm un-experienced, but throughout the process of experimenting, I'm learning. Thanks for the reply, and If you with to post an advice, feel free to do so.
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