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A few observant ones of you may have noticed that my signature on here has changed. That's because, as you may have guessed, I have a new car. It's a 1988 Honda Aerodeck 8-) It's an absolute minter, and totally loving it!

It's got the A20A4 engine in it (2 litre, 12V without cat), manual, and 92k on the clock!








And NO, it won't be getting ratted out, it is going to be a true classic, have a few choice touches done on it, and will be a total beauty when she's done.




It's going to be called "Marvin" as it just reminds me of Marvin the paranoid android.






It's very clean, and I've already started playing with it. Got some nice speakers in the rear, waiting for the speakers to arrive to go in the front, got my stereo in, and I've done a short ram air intake as the original intake is about 4 foot long! :shock:










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Oh, and it has this sticker on the driver's side wing on the top!!!! :shock:





Had to do the obligatory night time shots with the pop up lights :)


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New component speakers are in the front doors. JBL GTO 508C, and they sound amazing!!!







And of course, I had to upgrade the factory horn just a bit!!


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I'm kinda a honda dude, and I have never even heard of this car. haha
It is awesome.
any other mod plans?


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For the year, it is in great condition :) Even under the hood.

A lot of character. You may want to makeshift a heat shield for the K&N filter depending on how hot it gets under there.

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Been playing again today, and got some bass in there now! 12" JBL power series sub and a JBL GTO 1004 amp bridged to 3 channels to power the sub and the components up front.


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Hey Crazy.
If yo are going to buy some 17s, will you sell me the existing wheels, tyres and trims complete? I've got a white Aerodeck auto of the same age. Mine is "just out the box" with only 55 thousand on it.
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Laurie, you have a private message. Call me.


Got my new wheels on there today too. Love the look of them. 17" BK 299s :D Really needs lowering now though, probably 30 on the rear and 50 on the front.


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Freekin' awesome!

Wheels look choice, It's going to look awesome dropped a bit...

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Oh yea, I can't wait to give it a good drop, that's for sure!

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I've had a play with Photoshop, and had a few ideas, and this is what I've come up with for next on the list of modifications - lowering it and refurbing the alloys to match the car.

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Photoshop of the planned look:




What do y'all think?

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Well I've been busy today and dropped it. Coil over kit on the front, and 3 coils chopped out the rear, and this is the result!






And it got some really nice camber on the front end too!!


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Heaps better!
Personally I'd keep the alloys silver, it works so well!

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Cheers, yea, the silver does work well, but I just think the colour coding would just set it off that little bit better. Will have to see though eh?



Thought I'd do a bit of fingering action to show how low the car sits at the moment. Bear in mind, I could fit my whole hand in there before with room to spare!!!


Fingering the front




Fingering the rear




The overall stance





And I've got a new exhaust on there now too :D





My mate Gav was filming, ignore the comment at the end :lol

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sorry, can't ignore the comment at the end :gheyer

Looks and sounds cool. what else? de-badge the rear?

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Hahaa, ah well, gotta give my mate credit though for saying that without me hearing :lol


Nah, I'm not going to debadge it, I love the old skool 4w-ALB badge!! I'm going to put some side skirts on it, make my own rear lip, and make a deeper front lip too for it. Going to colour code the wheels as well.




I've done a bit more work today, built, trimmed and fitted the side panels for the trunk build, and really happy with the final result :D


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Done a bit of smoking. 25 cigarettes!!! Was smoking so much, Marvin decided he wanted to look cool too so he got his smoke on!




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Great looking car Cazy-C. 'Course, you will have trouble getting your Tesco's shopping bags in there, with that giant speaker living in the back!

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Cheers. Hahaa, well the shopping goes on the back seat, what it's there for eh? :lol

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Ahh! Other things can go on in the back seat!!

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dude your car is ace, i love these 3rd gen accords, how much you pay for MARVIN


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very nicely done 'deck.

My dad had the exact model in silver... and prompted my fondness of Honda.

This car had everything ! pop ups full electrics, cruise control sunroof.

I'm out to get one in a few years. Maybe a jap model (with a swapped VTEC engine would be nice!)

its going to be a future classic!

how many miles and how much you pick marv up for?!


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looking at your siggi you need to post some more pics. I like what i see there.

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