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    Default My Journey with a 7th Generation Honda Civic (ES) 2001

    Hello All,

    Haven't been on the forums for a long time so I thought what better time than now to finally post something - I recently bought a car which I plan to restore and I wanted to share my experiences during this journey. Hopefully will keep sharing updates as we go along.

    What this is about
    My friend was selling his car, a 2001 Civic VTi Oriel (Gray Color). This guy is an old time friend of mine so I knew a bit of the history of the car, but in the last couple of years it had fell completely into the hands of his drivers and was severely neglected. So anyway, I was up for a bit of a project and he was kind enough to sell it to me at a throw away price so I could do that.

    First View
    When I checked the car from a condition assessment point of view, I got to know that it requires quite a bit of work. Broadly speaking, I thought it would probably need an engine swap - the current engine had been overhauled once before and had a recent blown gasket after fixing which the car was experiencing terrible missing and stalling. And the paint on the body had aged so it would require a full paint job as well.

    Engine
    The decision about the engine swap was almost finalized, I was looking for D17As and had almost sourced once, but my mechanic worked his magic and with the replacement of a few ignition coils, a fuel pump and some valve and timing adjustments was able to get the current engine back into quite a decent nick. I'm currently testing it out to see how well it runs and might just continue to use this.

    Body and Paint
    The car is currently in the process of getting a full paint job. I had a couple of options to choose from and decided to go with the paint job available with the best possible guys here in Karachi. Hope it'll be worth the spend and wait.

    Alongside, I'm trying to get my hands on lots of stuff which I want to upgrade/replace in the car. Below are the items I've secured to date along with their prices for guidance:

    1. Seats. The stock seats in this model are ultra uncomfortable and gave me a back ache from the first time I sat in them, plus Honda have been so cheap and have literally used the 'mattress wala Molty Foam' (see picture below). So I decided to throw those out. I got a replacement set of Toyota IST seats. They are comfortable and similar profile in terms of seat height etc so seemed to be a good option. These costed me 5K in exchange for my old seats, it would take another 2K for installation.
    2. Rear Bumper. The one I had was cracked from the right side, got a new genuine bumper for 5500. Thailand/Taiwan ones were available for 3-3.5K but are made out of harder plastic but they're decent too.
    3. Tail Lights. I decided to upgrade and go crystal, even though the car originally has the non crystal version of lights. I got the DEPO (Thailand) ones which costed 9K for a full set.
    4. Under Sheilds. Genuine, 3 pieces for 3.5K
    5. CF Steering 3K
    6. 2005 Speedo 4K
    7. Inside Sun Visors 2K (Japanese)
    8. Door Panel Upholstery. The condition of the upholstery was quite bad, it was coming off or sagging. A couple of glorified 'cushion walas' i visited were asking 2.5K just for a simple re-pasting job so I decided to do this at home. DIY pictures below.
    9. Headlights For now, I've got the old headlights refurbished and will be using those but I will be on the lookout for a set of OEM HID headlights that are available for this model, as soon as a clean pair can be located. What i know is that those cost between 12-15K -

    So the car is currently at the workshop where it will get a paint job. At the moment it is being dented, so in about a couple more weeks the paint job would be completed. Below are some pictures which will do the rest of the talking about all I've mentioned above. Will try to update as much as possible as developments happen.

    Big shout out to my great friend @uiv for being super helpful!

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      Quote Originally Posted by shaheryar.khokhar View Post
      First if all congratulations for the successful completion of your project. i personally loved the paint job outcome plz pm me the cost you paid for it. i would regret your statement about 7th gen factory fitted seats, they are much comfortable seats unless the foam under them gets hard and dry (not saying cuz of being a 7th gen owner).
      If you are changing the tail lights with the crystal ones than you should have body color matching door moldings as the pre-facelift version came with black moldings. once i wanted that cluster for my ES but i got the RS cluster instead of this one, you gonna need the wiring to be redone for this cluster and i have got that diagram lying with me, tell me when you need it. do not drop the plan for getting the jdm amber headlamps, its one of the best oem parts an ES can get.
      Moreover if any help required from lahore you can contact me freely, seeking for final outcome along with HD pics. it was a real pleasure meeting you and uiv that day. All the best!
      Hey buddy, it was great to meet you too! And glad you're following the project, please do keep sharing your inputs as you've done one of the best ES projects

      Yes sir, I'm very pleased with the outcome of the paint work as well. I'll PM you the price. Regarding the seats, i guess they were in really bad condition - for a 14 year old car, I guess that's acceptable. The seats were causing me serious discomfort and backache, and I really see much value in having those repaired because I'm not confident how good a repair our 'cushion walas' can do and it'd be a matter of a few months and they'd wear out again. Moreover, stock replacements weren't available in Shershah (apparently they are a rarity). So the best way was to get a new set which would fulfill the requirements. I must say i am super happy with the decision of getting these seats. They are really comfortable and good quality (Japanese build makes all the difference as you know).

      Please do share the wiring, that would be helpful and yes I'm definitely planning to go for the amber corner headlamps - if you can keep an eye out for those on your visits to BG and let me know if you see a nice pair, that would be awesome

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      @juadjee how much u paid for the paint job? Kindly Share here else PM


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      @juadjee

      MashAllah Nice output. Allah Naseeb karay aap ko.

      BTW How much paint job cost you dear?
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      MashAllah looking great.for how much u got the rear crystals lights?

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      it is nice to see an ES being properly restored. Nice work so far.
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      Man that paint job is Awesome, The Car looks like it came out from factory
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      @juadjee Sir I've no words to explain for your car It's just look awesome. Mash'Allah Allah nazra-e-bad se bachaye Ameen.
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      @juadjee btw sir please join us in Hyderabad for our GTG, We'll be more than happy if you'll join us for GTG. HB's gonna join us too
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      Quote Originally Posted by juadjee View Post
      Hey buddy, it was great to meet you too! And glad you're following the project, please do keep sharing your inputs as you've done one of the best ES projects

      Yes sir, I'm very pleased with the outcome of the paint work as well. I'll PM you the price. Regarding the seats, i guess they were in really bad condition - for a 14 year old car, I guess that's acceptable. The seats were causing me serious discomfort and backache, and I really see much value in having those repaired because I'm not confident how good a repair our 'cushion walas' can do and it'd be a matter of a few months and they'd wear out again. Moreover, stock replacements weren't available in Shershah (apparently they are a rarity). So the best way was to get a new set which would fulfill the requirements. I must say i am super happy with the decision of getting these seats. They are really comfortable and good quality (Japanese build makes all the difference as you know).

      Please do share the wiring, that would be helpful and yes I'm definitely planning to go for the amber corner headlamps - if you can keep an eye out for those on your visits to BG and let me know if you see a nice pair, that would be awesome



      PM'd you.

      Brother can u pm me the price for the paint job ! Its awesome work done by them !

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      Mashallah. The paint job is love. Hope the engine is ready to live up to the standards of the exterior.

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      Quote Originally Posted by juadjee View Post

      PM'd you.
      Didnt recieved :/ kindly send again as m also looking forward to get my ES painted


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      MashALLAH Did the paint job take 5 weeks or was it due to the rush at the workshop.
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      Great outcome looks zero meter.
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      Quote Originally Posted by galant1 View Post
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      MashAllah Nice output. Allah Naseeb karay aap ko.

      BTW How much paint job cost you dear?
      Sir, thank you very much Have PMed you.

      Quote Originally Posted by sam_90 View Post
      MashAllah looking great.for how much u got the rear crystals lights?
      The rear lights were for 9K. These are DEPO ones (Thailand) not the genuine (STANLEY) ones which are for 23K. Pretty good IMO.

      Quote Originally Posted by hamza_xeg View Post
      it is nice to see an ES being properly restored. Nice work so far.
      Thank you for your kind words

      Quote Originally Posted by muradi View Post
      Man that paint job is Awesome, The Car looks like it came out from factory
      An over statement but thanks a lot it does look pretty damn fantastic.

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      @juadjee Sir I've no words to explain for your car It's just look awesome. Mash'Allah Allah nazra-e-bad se bachaye Ameen.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JanMP View Post
      @juadjee btw sir please join us in Hyderabad for our GTG, We'll be more than happy if you'll join us for GTG. HB's gonna join us too
      Sorry I checked this message quite late. Would have been great to be there. Maybe next time. Thanks for the invite

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      Brother can u pm me the price for the paint job ! Its awesome work done by them !
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      Quote Originally Posted by Proverbial_Slang View Post
      Mashallah. The paint job is love. Hope the engine is ready to live up to the standards of the exterior.

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      Thanks mate. The engine will be tested over the next few weeks as the summer heat sets in to see if its up to the mark. If not, I will swap in a replacement. Will post updates here.

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      Didnt recieved :/ kindly send again as m also looking forward to get my ES painted


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      MashALLAH Did the paint job take 5 weeks or was it due to the rush at the workshop.
      The paint work requires a lot of ground preparation, which actually brings out the real definition. The paint itself takes 2-3 days only. Its the former part which must be done thoroughly and meticulously. Also, there was some delay on my part in providing parts such as bumpers, lights etc. so the original timeline was ~4 weeks.

      Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
      Great outcome looks zero meter.
      Thanks a lot buddy - long time! hope all is well. Hope to plan a road trip to your city in this baby soon!
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      Lot's of work happening but haven't had the time to post. Sharing a very small update - more to come.
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      from which workshop are you getting the work done?

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      Congrats. The outcome is amazing.

      Personal opinion the 2001-2003 red rear lights look more appropriate to this car. And the red indicator makes it more sweet.

      Anyways. Great out come Yazdhani always come up to your expectations.

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      job very well done !!
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      update?

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      is there any workshop in lahore that does a paintjob of this quality??
      i have an average experience with Honda Fort..apparently the ground preperation is of not so good quality resulting in irregular wavy pattern on the finish..however the shine is good.and paint doesnt crack..
      its the mirror like no wavy shine m interested in..i am willing to spend bucks only if i get a supreme finish..any help?
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