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Revival of the Hatch Part 21: Jamming out the Cabin Harness so I Can Put the Dash Back In
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The two biggest lessons I’ve learned from all the wiring I’ve been doing on the Civic are to always double check your work at each step, and try to wire at a desk whenever possible instead of kneeling next to, or inside a car. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 20: Wiring Some DIY Headlight / Radiator Relay Harnesses and Power Door Harnesses
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Planning out how to wire up the headlights and radiator fan took some time as my new fan had a higher amp rating which meant I couldn’t use the stock wiring, and the Denji headlights also required beefier wiring since the low beam bulbs are 55 watt. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 19: The New Duckbill
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In an effort to knock down the size of my TODO list I’ve been trying to wrap up the exterior of the car. Plus with how close the exterior is to being done I’ve been itching to see how the car is gonna look all buttoned up. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 18: Finalizing the New Brakes
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The brakes are officially finished on the car and I figured it was time to post up an overview of them. Previously the car had DX brakes with drums in the rear that were a horrible eyesore, but since I had been wanting brakes with more oomph, it was a no brainer to switch over to a full EX / Integra setup. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 17: Cleaning up the Cabin Harness and Installing Hood Pins
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The cabin harness has been giving me some grief because there’s too much wiring underneath where the dash will sit and it’s preventing the HVAC system from fitting. The main issue is that since the engine is wired up via a standalone engine harness there’s a lot of unused connectors and wires sitting inside the cabin. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 16: Redoing my Shifter Conversion Plate
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Digging into the smaller details of the car has been pretty enjoyable. Most of the small things I’m working on aren’t necessary for getting the car back on the road, but it’s given me a chance to address all the minor issues the car has had for years. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 15: Bolting More Bits Back On

It’s a relief having finished up all the bodywork on the Civic but I’m starting to feel short on time with the beginning of the race seasoning looming closer and closer. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 14: Pushing Through the Final Bodywork
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Having spent so much time on bodywork when prepping the engine bay for paint, I’ve been resisting doing anymore of it just because I’m somewhat burnt out from it. Sadly though I’ve come to realize the remaining bodywork that needs to be done in the engine bay, roof gutters, and hatch area is blocking almost all of the other work I need to do on it so I had to bite the bullet and finally finish it up. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 13: Denjis and a Custom Radiator Fan Shroud
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I couldn’t resist splurging and picking up a set of Denji headlights for the hatch. The OEM headlights aren’t that bad with their light output for halogen units, but I wanted a set of Denji’s because I plan on eventually doing a HID projector retrofit with a set of RX-330 projectors I’ve had laying around for years and Denji’s are perfect for that. Read more...

Revival of the Hatch Part 12: No More Cabin Water Leaks
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As of lately it’s been hard for me to see the overall progress being made on the hatch because I’m working on too many small steps simultaneously. Unfortunately that’s just the nature of the beast when it comes to this phase of a project car as you tend to uncover more and more things that need to be done while working through your TODO list. Read more...