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Weatherstrip, Seals, Clips, strut mount, balljoint boot, gaskets, bushings

An online store dedicated to providing reproduction and replacement parts for first generation Honda Civics. Parts for some other models (mainly early Honda) will be available but the focus of this store is on 1973-79 Civics.

We strongly support EvoCivic as he has been a long time member of the Civic Community and a great asset to our site and is one of our newest Moderators. I am sure he can be a help in any aspect of old school Honda's

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  • Built and not bought Honda Civic

This is one built and not bought Honda Civic which represents the labor of love and has been handmade and engineered to be as speedy, efficient and exciting as it gets. We'r predicting this Honda Civic might intensely inspire you as well to procure a project car and turn it into an amazing automobile! The host of the video from Car Throttle describes this Honda Civic as the most inspiring car he has ever seen. Well, that surely speaks a lot about this project car.


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  • We Make It Simple
We Make It Simple
This is a Honda marketing slogan seen in many news articles.

That was the tagline the corporation used widely in the 1970s and early 1980s as it made inroads into the North American marketplace. It was touted the fact that you had a choice of only two colors of one Civic model, red or black.

The 1973 Civic: Simple appeal.

In reality, Honda had to make it simple: They only offered a few models for several years, two variations of the Civic and the Accord. But its advertising made that constraint a asset:

“We know that selecting a innovative new car can be a difficult problem. It’s a problem, however, that we can solve quite easily by giving you your choice of just three cars. Now haven’t we made your life simple?”
Honda was wildly prosperous, and as it grew in popularity it offered more and more vehicles. Eventually, the company added a whole separate division, Acura, as well as minivans and even trucks.
For the most part, the company has continued the high level of quality that initially won consumers over.


  • Japanese Classic Car Show
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10 years ago a group of Southern California car enthusiasts got together with the idea of putting on a new event – one that would celebrate vintage Japanese automobiles and the culture that surrounds them. At the time this was a pretty bold idea, as classic Japanese cars had yet to reach mainstream acceptance.

Fast forward 10 years, JCCS has become one of Southern California’s premier car gatherings. In recent years the event has grown right alongside the popularity of classic Japanese cars themselves.

It is and remains to be Americas First and Original Japanese Car Show, Dedicated to the Old school automobile scene.

Next Show is September 23rd 2017, at the Queen Mary, so mark your calendar for this upcoming event.

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  • First Generation Honda Civic Junk Yard Finds

During the 1970s, if you were sensible and had a fat bankroll, you did not buy an Eldorado or Mark IV or even a Toyota Crown. No, you bought a Honda Civic, and then you kept it while the pages flew off many decades of calendars. If you were really serious, you got the Gas mizer CVCC four-cylinder, as the original purchaser of this now-retired-at-age-43 - 44 Riverside, CA did.


Unlike many elderly cars in California, this one has some nasty body damage. If you live close to the ocean and by close we are talking a few blocks at most the salt spray and daily morning fog will cause top-down rust on outdoor-parked cars. This one is not all that bad compared to some examples of Pacific Ocean Body Rot we have seen, but this one appears worthy of restoration.


These Civics are now virtually extinct, both on the street and in the junkyard, because they were used up and summarily discarded. There isnt much enthusiast interest in restoring these cars, so backyards and driveways are not full of get-to-it-someday projects. Thus you will not see the steady trickle of 1973-80 Civics into wrecking yards the way you do Fiat 124 Sport Spiders or MGBs. The CVCC engine ran so clean that Honda was able to omit the use of the primitive early catalytic converters that strangled performance in Malaise Era cars, giving the early Civic a gigantic edge over its competition both in performance and fuel economy. As emissions standards became stricter, the CVCC engines were burdened with both catalytic converters and comically elaborate tangles of smog-related hardware.


In 1978, nothing could compete with the Civic on its own turf. The Corolla might have been more reliable, but it was less fun to drive and its rear-wheel-drive configuration made it more cramped. The Rabbit was fun, but it broke early and often. I owned a 5 of these things, loved them, and have driven Civics almost most of my life. Aggressively greedy California Honda dealers sold these cars for well over MSRP. Buyers were happy to pay the extra cash to avoid driving such horrors as the Chevrolet Chevette or shudder the Fiat Strada.



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  • Movie Sighting

So as you can see, there's more than one Civic in Police Academy, there's three. The one the two guys drive, one as the riot is breaking out (yellow wagon), one as the Police Bus is driving up to drop off the Police Cadets. Here's some shots of the famous movie clips that everyone talks about. Police Academy, Footloose, MacGyver, 1978 Honda Civic in Back to the Future


  • Happy Honda Civic Day!


This 1978 Honda Civic ad includes all of the essentials of a great family car commercial including a peppy everyday car on sunny roads and a young family in need of a ride. Over the past 40+ years, Honda has made a great many cars, but private owners still hang on to their classics.

Many truly did love the original Honda Civic. I'd expect everybody has some nice of story including this little car. It might have been a first new car, a friend's weekend go home machine in college, a parent's well-loved car. The Civic picked us up from school, took us camping, drove away from churches with tin cans tied to its bumper and a "Just Married" sign hung in the back window. It went on long very road trips, got wrenched on by back yard mechanics, got smashed up in traffic, got sent to the wreckers or sold to a friend. But in the end if the rust did not beat the Civic down, it just kept on purring.

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  • RoadKill Ep59 Features First Generation Honda Civic

Roadkill fans always ask to see a competition with hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan going against each other, so we finally deliver it in Episode 59 of Roadkill powered by Dodge! The idea was to have each guy buy a car for $1,500 and enter the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. But there was a catch: the cars could not be American-made. Finnegan ended up with a 1974 Honda Civic—now known as Laphonda—and Freiburger had to go rear-wheel drive with a rotary-powered 1985 Mazda RX-7…but then the whole thing went “Roadkill” in a huge plume of Honda smoke. The story ends up with burnouts, road-tripping, engine explosions, engine swapping, racing, and, as usual, thrashing around in the desert. That’s a lot of fun for $3,000 worth of cars. Roadkill is sponsored by Lincoln Tech, CRC Auto, Optima Batteries, Pioneer Car Audio, Jegs, and Cooper Tire!


  • Movie Sighting - Maxium Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 American action-horror film written and directed by Stephen King. The film stars Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, and a young Yeardley Smith. The screenplay was inspired by and loosely based on King's short story "Trucks", which was included in King's first collection of short stories, Night Shift.

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A drawbridge inexplicably raises during heavy traffic, resulting in multiple accidents, most notably a black AC/DC van and a watermelon truck; while at a Little League game, a vending machine kills the coach by firing canned soda point-blank into his groin and then to his skull; a driver-less steamroller flattens one of the fleeing children, but one named Deke Keller manages to escape on his bike.



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