Things are going well. Test fitted the new roll bars and everything looks good. Just gotta bolt everything up tight, cut portions out of the dash and it’ll be ready to go back in.
I was planning on flocking the dash while its out, but nah. It’s not like I’m going to be driving this when the sun is out anyway. Strictly a night run car from this moment on.
That’s all for now. ☮️✌️😷
Here we go.
I pulled the dash out of the Civic today. I have new roll bars that go through the dash that I will install.
Took me about 2 hours to pull out, only issue was the hack job wires on the radio which was installed back in 2004 when I bought it. They were all over the place and routed through different areas that made it hard to pull out. After experiencing that, I managed to get it out. Now I plan on re-routing a lot of the main harness’ to be more accessible and out of the way of the roll bars of course. I do admit, shit looks raw as fuck without the dash…
Reminds me of track cars like the Garage Work EG6
And the homie Abdullah in the United Arab Emirates
I can see why you didn’t put the dash back in brother! Lol thinking about keeping it out too… 🤔
If do leave it out, I’m definitely gonna keep the heater in case I need to defrost the windows hahaha! The goal is to finish it before Oct 30th; Mischief Night. I can only hack at it bit by bit on weekends due to my work schedule and of course being a parent. This will be fun… Let’s do this! 😁🤞🙏
“Who’s the KING?!
We all kings
Kings of ourselves first and foremost
While the people debate who’s the king
Here comes lil’ ol’ Jermaine
With every ounce of strength in his veins
To snatch the crown from whoever y’all think has it
But rather than place it on his head as soon as he grabs it
Poof, boom, paow, it’s like magic
With a flash and a BANG the crown disintegrates
And falls from the Earth from which it came
Ain’t gonna be no more kings
Be wary of any man that claims
Because deep down he claims onto the need for power
But reality he’s a coward
Ultimately he’s scared to die
And sometimes so am I
But when I’m in tune with the most high
The fear lies in my lack of awareness of the other side
Today I know that we are the same
Are the same, you and I
Different kind of skin, different set of eyes
Two different minds, but only one God
It’s for all the kings
Cause deep down I know every pore just wanna be loved”
So the washer motor on the Odyssey wasn’t working when I bought it. Through diagnosis, the motor was shot so I replaced it with one from Rock Auto.
Also the nozzles themselves where clogged up and a needle wouldn’t fix the issue… The dealership isn’t open on Sundays so I figure I’ll go after market… Fuck that! Don’t ever buy the “Doorman HELP!” Nozzles. Straight up garbage! Fitting sucks and they don’t spray as good as OEM. But hey, I have working sprayers for now…!
Words and pictures by PVT Runner Ian.
A few months prior, I was made aware of an upcoming event that I’ve had on my bucket list to attend. It was an open house day at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. This event happens once a year, usually in July and it’s a small gathering of hot rod fans, as well as a few select Japanese and European classics.
Mid summer in SoCal, you can just about guarantee that it’s going to be a hot day outside but the clear skies made for a great opportunity for those candy paint jobs to shine.
The event took over 3 separate lots around the main store, each with its own set of quality cars to check out. Of course a plethora of big body cruisers made their presence known, laid out on the floor in proper fashion.
I personally am not too well-versed in the details of this era of cars, but how can any gear head not appreciate the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into these vehicles? Just the shape alone of these sleds, gorgeous!
Another fun part about the event is the attendees themselves, dressed to impress and to represent the culture of hot rodding properly. It’s not just about the cars, it’s a lifestyle. This is a culture, embedding deep into the roots of SoCal style and it’s going nowhere anytime soon.
Though I might not know too much about these cars, it was still a great time. Great vibes, music of course and good company.
Also, to wrap the weekend: a new addition to the family. Many adventures ahead, stay tuned y’all!