After installing our new sunroof stoppers, our roof is now closing and opening perfectly. Here are before and after videos.
After discovering that there was an alignment issue with our sunroof mechanism, we decided to completely remove the roof to troubleshoot the problem. We didn't necessarily have to remove the liner but we were curious what it looked like under the padding.
While the hood was off the car, we took the opportunity to give it a little TLC. We took extra caution to preserve the original cloth liner, factory hood sticker, and clips. Even after 25 years, a couple hours of elbow grease and our hood was looking almost brand spanking new!
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would also say "they really just don't make them like they used to"? The minute we got this car into our garage, the first thing we said was "man... they really just don't make em like they used to..".
Between the 3 of us, all of our personal vehicle's headlights are starting the haze. It's really a shame they don't make headlights with glass anymore.
We looked at almost a dozen CRX's before choosing Nancy. A big reason why we liked this particular one was the exterior. The car had a clean title and never had any repairs to the body. Although there's the usual presence of dings, scratches, and aged trim/rubber pieces, the body was in good shape with original, albeit, faded paint.
After months of searching for the right car, our team finally decided on 200k mile Rio Red Honda CRX Si from 1991. The owner wanted $3200 and we were able to negotiate down to $2600. We'll go over all the details in upcoming posts. For now, enjoy some photos before we start the restore.