Restoration Progress of Soichiro Honda's Gem, 1965 Honda S600

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  1. Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee 5 Year | Silver

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    i guess i have to ask my mechanic to measure them before ordering what i need. the camshafts needs to be properly rebored. i managed to get an advice from an australian friend

     
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    i wonder if anyone can make these exhaust pipes. its motorcycle exhaust pipes, so its rather thin.
    they are only 1inch and 1.4 in diameter
     
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    another brake pump needed
     
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    congrats with the new acquired old skool ride. The resto work looks fascinating.
    Keep us posted and keep up the good work!
     
  5. Kitos

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    I must salute you for your dedication and enthusiam in rebuilding this rare baby back to it's original condition. I have gone through the thread and i can sell how much of effort plus $$$ that one can spend in a car that he loves. Keep up the good work and i hope you will get the car on the road soon. Honda rocks!!
     
  6. Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee 5 Year | Silver

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    thanks man, yeah well im gonna be broke after this project

    heres something u should read, lol. if the car means a lot to jay, being a car enthusiast, then this might be the real deal

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  7. Kevin Lee

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    anyways the weatherstrip and the run channeling came today

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    where does these glass weatherstrip fit btw?
     
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    damn parts for my honda is about 1500 Euros in total (RM7500!)

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  9. Kevin Lee

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    since got no money to proceed with my s600 parts, gonna do the simple prevention bit. car sent to welder!

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  10. Kevin Lee

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    with not much progress going on and all, its time for me to kill boredom and do something in preparation of the honda

    behold, honda s600 coupe origami :D

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    finished product

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    Very good progression already. Keep up the good work man. Really repsect and salute.
    After this u will be the grand master of Honda in Msia d.
     
  12. Kevin Lee

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    thanks man, its considered slow, but i guess its better to let them to do it patiently so they be more cautious on the things they do

    anyways heres today's update

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    front bumper removed

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    more hidden rust

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    pieces of rust near the door

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    rear bumpers removed, more rust spots. D for drift perhaps? not yet

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    holes hiding under the door

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    screw rusted, seeing sparks fly to get the rusted screw out

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    its out! well theres the inside of it

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    while letting the sifus do their job in their garage, i made my own (plastic) garage! hehe
     
  13. Kevin Lee

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    heres day 2's progress

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    third day of welding. how to patch and mold up the bonnet/lamps area

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    torch em up!

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    shaping with hammer

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    finished product

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    my love for cars

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    where does these glass weatherstrip fit btw?[/QUOTE]

    Hi Kevin,

    Those parts are new? genuine honda part?
     
  16. Kevin Lee

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    they are reproduction parts for the honda. honda hardly sells these parts anymore, they have discontinued making it when soichiro honda passed away in 1991! back then, old man honda made sure they had parts of every honda model out there, which was not feasible though!

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    restoration day 4, right hand side lamps fixed and more rust! goddd

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    on the side note, my v-spec gtr :D

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  17. Kevin Lee

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    honda s600 in gt4

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  18. Kitos

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    Hey Kev, looks like slow and good progress there :)
     
  19. Kevin Lee

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    thx kitos

    heres the box of stuff i got from an ex-honda racer in his 80s. my s600 manual and some other brackets/stainless steel pieces. plus today's update on the welding. dashboard is out

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    Honda S600 on classic car mag
     

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