My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

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My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Blue-Civic-Hybrid » January 1st, 2017, 1:52 pm

I finally picked up my CVCC and towed it back to my place. She's currently not running right now but hopefully she will be soon.

Goals are as follows:
1. Get her running right
2. Complete all basic maintenance and get new tires
3. Daily drive her until she implodes....
4. Motor swap of doom!!!

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Blue-Civic-Hybrid » January 1st, 2017, 1:56 pm

Of course I gotta show trailer pics and me looking like a goofball in front of my wagon!

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hood hinges and latches...

Postby Blue-Civic-Hybrid » January 4th, 2017, 6:26 pm

Quick question, just opened the hood of my wagon and the previous owner did a terrible job of making the hood (bonnet) open like a regular car instead of a forward flipping version.

I can't see any original hinges or latches from the OEM system and I want the original hood latch system. How would I go about sourcing hood hinges, latches, hood release mechanism, etc., and does it require any welding?

How hard is it to source a new CVCC hood? Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby rmilano31 » January 4th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Nice looking start to a project...

Craigslist will be the easiest way to find a hood and the parts you need.

Post some pictures of what they did. Need a good laugh!

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Randy » January 5th, 2017, 6:04 pm

Nice find, I don't think I have ever seen a wagon in Ontario. That will be a cool project.

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Blue-Civic-Hybrid » January 6th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Thanks Randy, it's slow going right now since I know nothing about carbs and such. I'm a new school Honda guy from the early 90's and I started there.

Hopefully this weekend I can get "Lisa" ( I named her after Lisa Loeb since those glasses she wears does something to me ) started up and running at least!!

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Blue-Civic-Hybrid » January 16th, 2017, 9:57 am

Well I put some new wheels and tires on her...now comes the hard part, getting her to start and idle!!

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They stick out a bit...

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Re: My 1975 CVCC Wagon project...

Postby Randy » January 17th, 2017, 7:17 am

Nice wheels, perfect for the time period.

Just curious do the fronts stick out more than the back?


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