Show Us Your Car Hello Folk's, Here's my 1974 Civic RS project

Discussion in '1st Generation (1972-1979)' started by 1974Civic, Saturday 9th May, 2015.

  1. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi folks, Here's the story of how I turned this.............


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    Into this...............


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  2. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Looks like a brilliant project looking forward to seeing more photos and details to what you did and the problems along the way (isn't that what makes the story interesting :Wink: )
     
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  3. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Well I've been around Hondas of various types for over 20 years. This is my third 1st Generation Civic and my favourite as its an early car. This project started back in 2012 when I bought this car.

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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Looking good Jay is this car going to tatton park?
     
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  5. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yes its going to Tatton.

    I've always wanted a Civic RS (Haven't we all?) I've always wanted one in YR22 sunset orange but given the chances are slim of me finding and importing one from Japan I decided to make a replica of sorts. It won't be mechanically the same or even close to 100% cosmetically but I have collected enough RS bits over the years to at least give a nod to the style of the original RS. The project ties in nicely with my Civic which was getting overdue for some TLC on the body anyway
    Heres' the story in pictures......

    Chassis stripped and blasted using a dust free blasting system.


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    Primer on

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    On goes the first coat.

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    Turned out nice.

    Front sub frame rebuilt and painted.

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    Tried to post the pictures but got it wrong and I can't seem to work out how to edit it. can't be arsed I've got vintage Hondas to play with. Toodle pip
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I've tried to tidy up your post @1974Civic. Hope it's okay for you.

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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I was enjoying that, a no holds barred restoration. You got to tell us more @1994Civic :Grin:
     
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  8. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ok, so the paints on and its time to start thinking about the engine and gear box. Originally the car was an 1169cc 4 speed. Time to pep the power up a bit with a 1335cc from a second gen Civic, drop some bike carbs on and a five speed box rebuilt with a helical LSD from MF factory.

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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Colour looks fab Jay :clap:
     
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  10. dockertrigger Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That's going to be a stunner once finished Jay.
     
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  11. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks Trig. I was 100% decided when I saw a sunset orange Civic on a recent trip to Japan. Whilst there I also visited Hondas headquarters in Tokyo and also got to go to the Honda collection Hall in Motegi

    I'm pleased with the colour

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    Here's the interior back in and brand new door seals fitted.

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  12. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    The gearbox was rebuilt and installed with a Mf factory LSD.

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    All finished and road legal.

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    All finished and road legal.

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  13. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Getting on with the finishing touches..

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  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Smashing job Jay. :clap:
     
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  15. 1974Civic Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Here's a few pics from this year.
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    Here's a few pics from this year.
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