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  • I'm in a G2 Again!

    So a few weeks back I posted for the first time in about 9 years to this site. Back in the .mil days, before I moved to North Carolina, I owned a sweet 1990 Integra (DB1 Sedan, GS, black leather, bolt on's, lowered, etc) and I had been active in Seattle meets and one Florida meet where I got to meet the future Mr. and Mrs. N FUL FX, VI Massive, and several other well-known names from G2IC. My car was sold 9 years ago to pay for my 3rd child (lol).


    At the end of January, just casually looking around online, I discovered a car for sale on a small independent dealer site in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a 1990 Integra DB1 LS, one owner purchased brand new January 1990 in Louisville, high miles around 220k, but dealer-serviced her whole life. They were asking $1,995.


    Looked to be in decently great shape in the pics, so I started looking further to see if this thing would make a road trip in its current condition. Other than breaking my heart when he said he had thrown out the original Integra floor mats, the dealer was great and worked with me long-distance. It's Cobra Motors in Louisville if anyone is local there, a great team. Anyway, a crazy adventure occurred yesterday starting at the crack of dawn when a gear-head buddy and I flew from Raleigh to Louisville (by way of Orlando, gg Southwest) to rescue this beauty!

    Early flight from RDU, for a connection in Florida. I tried to get a pic of Neil's old house, but ended up getting this shot of Matanzas Inlet instead, lol.


    We got there and started checking the car out. Well used, but mechanically in great shape. The electric seat belts even work! Few rips in the driver's seat, but overall the inside looks excellent.
    Engine bay is filthy, but I have big plans for plenty of TLC.






    Paint looks good, and it is obvious that someone replaced the front bumper at some point, but we could not detect any damaged or bent frame on the front end.
    The Borbet Type C 14" wheels look a bit out of place on an Integra IMO, and they are a bit small for my taste. Perhaps I can find them a new home soon...


    Rear license plate screws were corroded beyond repair, as that plate has been on the car for 25 years, LOL.



    We got everything settled, and I was glad to hand over the cash and get on the road!




    We had perfect weather down thru Lexington and Knoxville, and I felt like the engine started running better and better as we went. The dealership had just replaced the clutch last week, and it is crisp! Stock suspension was creaky and noisy, but again I hope to be addressing that sooner than later, along with the wheel gap. After 8 hours she was still pulling strong, and we made it back to Greensboro before midnight.





    My plans are to slowly fix up and restore what I can, and save for big things like exhaust, suspension, wheels & tires, etc.


    Man, It's good to be back in a 4-door Integra.

  • #2
    nice buy.

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    • #3
      Welcome back to the G2 side of things. Looks like a good base to start from.

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      • #4
        nice

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          • #6
            Welcome back

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            • #7
              Slowly but surely I'm getting the garage organized and ready to start tearing this baby down and begin the TLC. Cranking the engine and a lap around the neighborhood is about all the driving I do right now- it is what it is. Budget is slow, time is precious, but at least I have a 4-door in the garage to greet me every day! The hardest part is over...

              Soon...

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              • #8
                Nice find, i use to live in louisville and looked for a db1 forever (still looking actually lol) i ended up flying to philly to pick up a da from boston. Can't wait to see some updates

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                • #9
                  Still has the original hood and core support. A four door 5 speed in that condition is a pretty rare find. Welcome back to the club!

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                  • #10
                    Props for taking a trip like that.

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                    • #11
                      NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
                      ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

                      SUPPORT G2IC BY VISITING THE G2IC STORE TO GET OFFICIAL G2IC CLOTHING AND DECALS

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                      • #12
                        Matanzas is almost my area. It's great to see people traveling and taking a plane ride just to get the perfect car for them. Props to you. Hope it means more to you the second time around.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome back to the G2 fam

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                          • #14
                            Thanks guys, it is great to be back and active in this community again. I am realizing I never lost the "bug" for 2d gen Integras, even though I had moved on to other vehicles. Although I am on a "family man" budget this time around, it is still a very satisfying feeling to look ahead at restoring and customizing this car, to make it truly mine.

                            So tonight I made my first "big" purchase... some gunmetal Rota GT3's w/ polished lip! Found them locally on craigslist for around $400 with (crappy) tires and a set of custom lugs included. Was nice to get a decent set at a savings.The wheels are in really good shape, except for one dented inside edge which I *might* need to address. Previous owner claims not to have even noticed the dent, as they were mounted on their car until last week and no vibration, etc. We'll see...
                            I think 16's will be excellent with the modest drop I have planned. These are the wheels I have always envisioned on the car, and they have a certain history in the Honda scene which I appreciate. Next up will be the quest for tires and suspension.


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                            • #15
                              Nice find! I have been beating my head in trying to find a parts db, they're rare birds.

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