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Hey all! Ive been snooping around this forum for a while but finally logged in today!

The car...

My grandpa bought the 86 crx si back in 98 for 500 bucks. Everyone in the family chuckled at the thought of the little car and didnt appreciate its appeal. However, I took a strong liking to the car and the crx remained a point of interest between the two of us that brought us closer over the past couple of years.

My grandpa passed away in December and left the crx to me. I wouldnt sell the car for anything and am now seeking to make the renovations we always chatted about but never got around to working on!

I am at work now and can not post pics of the car but I'll briefly speak on a few key issues...

There was a fuel leak when i got the car but was easily corrected with a replacement o-ring on the end of the fuel rail. The car runs decent but idles very funny. The needle surges constantly between 1000 and 2000 rpm : up down up down up down. However, when I press the brake pedal the idle falls to 1400k and purrs... what gives!? Brake booster??

The plastic on the car is not looking good. Fenders and nose panel are cracked but I have located sufficient replacement parts on the net. Searching this forum... I can not figure out about the door panels. Both the actual plastic sideskirt and the large plastic "cap??" on the door are cracked... I can not find replacement parts easily for the large plastic piece on the lower half of the two doors. Can the plastic sideskirt / door cap be removed and look ok?? Do they need to be replaced, if so where can i locate this inaccesible parts?

Ill leave it at that: weird idle and plastic panels on side.

Certainly more upgrades and modifications to come as well.... wheels, tires, dropping a 1g crx, body prep and paint, new carpet, seats, etc.

Glad to be here. Ive got an 05 loaded white rx8 that will not even get $1 until I get this crx to where id like it... that surprises even me.
 

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Update: Snagged some ls mesh wheels / tires off an integra two nights ago. 205/50/15 barely squeezed in there but they look great! wheels are painted gunmetal and have polished acura center caps. going to look REALLY good with some fresh black paint.

still looking for all above mentioned body pieces, keep yalls eyes peeled at junkyards, etc.

thanks!!
 

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those id most like to find on here are the door caps and side skirts for sure... fenders and header panel can be had cheapily in the aftermarket.

Does the 1986 crx si have the same exact side skirt (differant paint obviously) as the hf, etc. models!? might have a location on an hf sideskirt.
 
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