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    Guys,

    I am getting a beat up 2004 City from a colleague. I am planning to restore it but wan't a little idea about the parts i require so that i can calculate the buying price.

    The car needs,

    1. Inner/Outer CV Joints
    2. Shocks Absorbers/Springs
    3. Bushes etc.
    4. EPS is not working. Steering is shaky, so i am thinking may be complete rack.
    5. Windscreen
    6. Radiator
    7. Coolant Pipes
    8. Vario Gear box is beat up and shaky... 24-40k kharcha as per estimate from Friends Motors
    9. Front/Rear Bumpers

    Anyone who has been through this process, i need tips and approximate figure i should keep in mind so that i dont run into wierd surprises.

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    take that city to any 3S dealer and ask them to make you a list of things that need a change. ask them for a quotation as well.. multiply the quotation by 0.7
    This is the amount that you need in restoration if it is as bad as you say it is... 04 shouldn't need restoration by any account... Honda make quite some sturdy vehicles..

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    best of luck brother! these projects are so damn tiring

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    haha. good luck

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    post pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morani View Post
    take that city to any 3S dealer and ask them to make you a list of things that need a change. ask them for a quotation as well.. multiply the quotation by 0.7
    This is the amount that you need in restoration if it is as bad as you say it is... 04 shouldn't need restoration by any account... Honda make quite some sturdy vehicles..
    it is actually that bad. its been r@ped thoroughly. getting it cheap....will post pictures

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    haha. good luck
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    So what happened ?

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    I still hav'nt received the car. Doing research meanwhile.

    Any idea how much would a kabli rack cost me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    Guys,

    I am getting a beat up 2004 City from a colleague. I am planning to restore it but wan't a little idea about the parts i require so that i can calculate the buying price.

    The car needs,

    1. Inner/Outer CV Joints
    2. Shocks Absorbers/Springs
    3. Bushes etc.
    4. EPS is not working. Steering is shaky, so i am thinking may be complete rack.
    5. Windscreen
    6. Radiator
    7. Coolant Pipes
    8. Vario Gear box is beat up and shaky... 24-40k kharcha as per estimate from Friends Motors
    9. Front/Rear Bumpers

    Anyone who has been through this process, i need tips and approximate figure i should keep in mind so that i dont run into wierd surprises.
    Brother 110K for parts only and 15K for Labour if u will go for all genuine Honda parts except steering rack (new is 39K).

    For kabar stuff from shershah will cost u 60K only windscreen and bushes would be new.

    What cost did u purchased the car ?

    Do let me know if u need anything I will inform u the price with OEM part No.
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpit View Post
    Brother 110K for parts only and 15K for Labour if u will go for all genuine Honda parts except steering rack (new is 39K).

    For kabar stuff from shershah will cost u 60K only windscreen and bushes would be new.

    What cost did u purchased the car ?

    Do let me know if u need anything I will inform u the price with OEM part No.
    Will have the suspension done from Abdul Hameed & Sons and replace whatever is necessary. I will be needing the steering rack as i drove the car again today. The rack definately needs to replaced.

    I got it at lower price in settlement of some other things. It is quite low anyways

    Radiator was replaced last year with a malaysian one for 14k so i don't think it needs to be replaced. Need the metal pipe on the back of the engine as it looks a bit rusty.

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    What do you suggest for the gearbox ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    What do you suggest for the gearbox ?
    Honda Defence Motors are best they will charge approx 25-30K.

    If they charge more let me know.

    Dont go for kabli CVT box ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    Will have the suspension done from Abdul Hameed & Sons and replace whatever is necessary. I will be needing the steering rack as i drove the car again today. The rack definately needs to replaced.

    I got it at lower price in settlement of some other things. It is quite low anyways

    Radiator was replaced last year with a malaysian one for 14k so i don't think it needs to be replaced. Need the metal pipe on the back of the engine as it looks a bit rusty.
    Abdul Hameed guys are good one of the best but then again they cannot match the new OEM KYB GR-2 shocks and springs for front and rear.

    Radiator works for 5-10 years easily just service it from Khudad colony near tariq road will cost u 1,000 rs.

    Afzal bhai will arrange a good rack from shershah for you but if the EPS sensors are bad he cant do much about it.

    There is also a HongKong rack available in market for around 12,500/-.

    Coolant lines are called flange (upper and lower) new will cost you 7,500 used will cost u 4,000 from kabar in good condition.

    Also check the waterbody for any leakage.

    Finally all the brake disc /pads and brake master cylinder / booster if the brake pedal is going down more than 2 inch (vague approx) for normal braking.
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    What do you suggest for the gearbox ?
    Your engine compression is fine ?
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpit View Post
    Honda Defence Motors are best they will charge approx 25-30K.

    If they charge more let me know.

    Dont go for kabli CVT box ever.
    Allright, thats a done deal.

    What should i do about the EPS sensor if its bad? I was thinking i should first have the inner and outer rack ends replace and check if it improves the steering. I have no experience dealing with EPS.

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    Engine seems ok. It is last on the priority list. I still havnt checked the compression but it does not reduce any oil and there also no sign of smoke from tail pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    Allright, thats a done deal.

    What should i do about the EPS sensor if its bad? I was thinking i should first have the inner and outer rack ends replace and check if it improves the steering. I have no experience dealing with EPS.
    First decide whether u will use new parts or used parts Abdul hamed guys will install whatever you will tell them.

    If you want to keep the cars for 5 years or more go for new suspension stuff otherwise junk stuff.

    After suspension repair Abdul Hameed will tell u if there is still play in the steering or not.

    EPS sensors and whole EPS assembly with kit is available for 15K for JDM FIT /Aria at Shershah.
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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