Black DelSol SiR restore/build - going H2B!!!! (UPDATE 2016)

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Black DelSol SiR restore/build - going H2B!!!! (UPDATE 2016)

Postby hoppi05 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Well after a couple of years the sol is on its way to becoming what I always wanted so I thought I would actually take sometime to right the spec up and share it with everyone. the sol is currently in the garage with the interior out waiting for some dry weather to fit the new harness belt fixing points, more on those later and ppl will have to wait for the pics of the new seats but they look fooking awesome!
anyway the spec so far is:

DelSol Spec

Exterior
Aux light delete smoothed and blended
Front Spoon lip
Rear wing removed
EK9 skirts
Original JDM Headlights
Full re-spray in original Flint Black
Arial delete completed with the re-spray
Dress up screw kit
Wheel nuts (forgot the brand?)
6000k HID kit correct H4H 702K fitment
LED low beam headlight bulbs 6000k
LED rear number plate bulbs 6000k
Rear fog light modified to fit in original light cluster
Smoothed rocker cover
Pressed number plates


Interior
Full JDM interior
Perfect JDM red strip DelSol sets
Seats replaced with Bride Cuga in red
Custom seat frames by Morf
Takata Seat Belt harnesses
Rally spec harness fixing points
Rear Harness bar imported from the states
Momo steering wheel
Momo boss
NRG quick release (currently off)
Wink rear-view mirror
Skunk2 Gear knob
All speakers replaced
New stereo + Bluetooth phone kit
Original aerial cable removed and new front wind screen aerial fitted
JDM Flair & bracket
New boot struts
New interior clips
Mugen Pedals (not attempted the accelerator)
Interior grey bits changed to some crazy Japanese fabric 
Instrument cluster LED’s replaced with ice white SMD T5 5050
All interior light bulbs replaced with LED bulbs
Custom boot popper fitted using OEM Transtop button to keep the dash looking OEM
Interior strip down with inspection and clean
Aux switch on centre console modified to switch rear fog light on

Engine
NRG torque dampener
Pull fan on radiator
Dress up kit (in parts)
PW JDM battery stay
HKS Grounding kit
Skunk2 spark plug cover
Stage 2 Clutch kit (don’t know brand)
K&N replacement filter element
Skunk2 MegaPower exhaust with custom ‘floppy end’
DC Sports Header/exhaust manifold + heat wrap + skid plate
SamcoSport hoses
Smoothed rocker cover in black


Chassis
Full 98 ITR 5 stud conversion + new front disk and pads + a calliper
Teshi Coilovers (like the Zeta-R’s)
Rear ITR anti-roll bar powder coated in Kawasaki green
Rear Upper Skunk2 strut bar
StrongFlex bushes on anti-roll bar
ASR sub frame Brace
Beaks Tie bar (not fitted atm)
K-Sport adjustable rear camber arms
CyberSpeed adjustable toe arms
Front D2 adjustable camber arms
ITR grey alloy wheels
Full fast road setup by GrinSpeed



Back to the original 1st post:



I will apologies now I dont get a lot of free time to work on the sol so this will be a long thread lol

i have a post in the 'newbie' section however some of you may know i have been on here for a long time as i previously owned a Delsol, anyway to the new one! whooooo :mrgreen:

i have bought Bennyegg's old Delsol (he has a long build thread on the civiclife forum) and i am wanting to restore and clean it up and upgrade where needed....

the only day light picture i have out of the garage in its condition is the one when we me and Morf (civiclife member and all round good lad) did a 14 hour road trip to get it!

here it is:
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this is what i know:
1992 SiR in Black
Manual roof
AC still plumbed in and staying in
original B16 (i think) with 209000km on the dials! so its done a good few to say the least, still reading in KMH...
original interior besides the chicken print panels lol (looks good tbh)
5 Stud ITR conversion from a 1999 UKDM ITR
ITR Dark Grey Alloys
K-Sport rear camber kit
Skunk2 MegaPower Exhaust with down turned exit
CAT has been installed as Benny said it was too load,i will be removing this :D
DC Sports Wrapped Manifold with custom grind/spark/protection plate
Stage one clutch
white dials
Spoon replica lip fitted to front bumper
AUX and Fog light delete
smoothed rocker cover with smarties spark plug cover
EK9 side skirts
pressed number plates

That's all i can think of for now...

my plans for the car are to restore what Benny has started, by that i mean i will try my best to get this car pristine! replace what needs replacing correct what needs correcting and improve on what i can afford....

to do/get:
I want some coilovers to drop the sol back down maybe 50mm?
Keep the ITR wheels i think the sol looks great with them on
front camber adjusters
new original mats
Decat
repair or replace red striped drivers seat
fit my old Skunk2 gear knob (so happy i saved it!)
maybe do an aerial delete too (will need help with this)
JDM Flare mount + flare
Suede wheel - Momo boss on its way already thanks Simmo just need a quick release now....

things to repair or replace: can anyone help here (i will put a wanted post up after this)
clutch bite is high! could be a clutch issue its a stage one fitted 2 years ago so i would have thought it should be OK but its not :!: :?: any ideas guys?
flush engine and box replace with new
new VSS sensor
fit a converter to VSS cable to read in MPH - getting one from EBay £30 - has anyone fitted one?
replace worn boot struts - PaulM is in there with some new ones for me
bumper clips front and rear
top bumper clips (see pics below)
air box screws
air box mounting screws
scuttle panel plastic caps (see pics below)
gear and handbrake gaiter
spray rear speaker covers black again

here are some random pictures from this morning just checking for bits i need to start off with...

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need new screws anyone know the length or have any?

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need some of the covers for the scuttle panel, is there a screw missing there?

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engine shot - forgot how small the dip sticks were lol

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need a new VSS sensor and to wire in a converter, there isnt much room to do all that so not looking forward to it lol

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i need the clip that holds the jet washer cable in place

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anyone have any good tips to clean this up?

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can we alter the bonnet catch? its a pain to close?

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i need some bumper clips if anyone has any?

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anyone know what the black box is on the panel? is it the bonnet sensor for the alarm?

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boot looks in good nick

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paint cracking :( once finished ill get the car blown over and all the little marks repaired and sprayed...


this picture is of the 5 stud conversion kit and what was installed, when shopping for coil-overs would I need ITR fitment ones? or would any other type fit?
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cheers for looking and i really wish i hadn't started this with the hangoveri have got! :roll: got to do a wanted thread now! :(
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby battscrxvti » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:43 pm

I like them wheels
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby johnrnugent » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Would look nice on a BLUESol... :D :D 8) 8) :D :D
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:52 pm

i really like them too cheers guys but these ones are staying on my sol lol
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby SiR_chris » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Never heard of Belocat but it will prob be ok. I'd go down autofactors and get a blueprint one personally

P.S if you ever want to sell your front bumper let me know first ;)
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:35 pm

Jap store has genuine honda ones for £20 delivered so i will order one of them i think...
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 pm

and the bumpers staying lol
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby Remedi » Thu May 10, 2012 9:19 am

^^I wanted to buy it from Benny when he was selling lol
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby Glovermx » Thu May 10, 2012 11:12 am

Remedi wrote:^^I wanted to buy it from Benny when he was selling lol


You already have one of he nicest sols in the uk!! Don't be greedy!! :D
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:24 pm

Haha I no its nice as fook
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:31 pm

Soooo it’s been a looooong time since I have done any
updates or work on the sol, personnel stuff cropped up all last year so really
had no time or energy to do anything with it other than collate parts to fit at
some point.

That point came today we the past couple of days, the
list of tasks completed goes like,
 
Complete Interior strip and clean
Remove old ripped seats – fit new non ripped seats +
cleaned them with karcher cleaner
Fitted new pedals
Fitted new gear knob
Remove front speakers as they were fucked
Fitted new rear speaker brackets
Fitted new rear speakers
Fitted new radiator
Fitted new thermostat
Fitted new VSS
Fitted engine screw and washer kit (need more and longer
screws-dale an email will be coming your way).

Clean and re-spray front set of ancillary mounts
De-rusted a lot of engine parts and the block itself –
found a manifold stud to be loose so that’s a shame but nothing can be done
(can it?)
Make carbon fibre look boot shelf – fit it
Clean up and spray coilovers – these don’t drop enough so
waiting for some new ones to turn up, thanks to smiley and morf for fitting :)
Re-trimmed the interior to brighten it up and make it a
lil funky
Fitted new/repaired interior door handle.
 
To do
Fit new coilovers
Fit front camber arms
Remove and free up the rear camber arms
Fit torque damper (anyone got a guide or images I can
use?)

Wire in speedo converter
Fit new steering wheel
Need a stereo and front speakers (can anyone help out?)
And fit some other extras am sure  I’ll have some where :)
 
here are some pics of the progress made

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no idea why they come with so many screws? anyone fitted the accelerator pedal before? 
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can anyone help here? the picture below is take front the drivers side where the normal buzzing fan is, on this sol it is no longer connected and there are two terminals covered in black tape? can anyone understand what has been done here? 
 
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thats all for now folks....
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby bonkers » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:19 pm

some work done there ... ya vinyls a bit ....... different :lol: :lol: :lol: not to my taste but its what you like that matters .. how did you remove and refit the pieces on ya door cards ?????...does ya ya new pedals need drilling to the old or do they have the lugs to fasten them on cant see from the pic ..
ones i got have these lugs on to attach to pedal ..
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby hoppi05 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Cheers for the reply and image that really helps for the accelerator pedal and the clutch and brake pedals have a fitted groove that you slide thepedal mount into and then u fasten tight with screws.

And yeah the interior is different but that's what I wanted not too bold but fun n different the door cards have been seperated yeah it makes it very easy to trim..
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Re: my new black DelSol SiR restore/build

Postby bonkers » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 pm

what about putting it back together after triming it what did you use and has it held firm on ya door cards ??
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