Hermione's Makeover

Driving a shiny 91 Delica Super Exceed? This is the section to show and tell!
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Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:23 pm

I was planning to start a thread like this later when I get into the more serious modifications but as there has been some interest in my roof racks and I'll start with a few pictures and explanations. 8-) (I'll try to get this in chronological order)

so... Welcome to Hermione's Makeover!
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:12 pm

Part 1
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The arrival
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The arrival
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New tires
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Testing the new basket
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Trying to fix the wet foot syndrome (turns out it is the washer fluid leaking)
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:15 pm

Part 2
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Temporary sleeping arrangements for urban camping at work
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Front sway bar bushings (red energizer)
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Front sway bar bushings (red energizer)
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The infamous EGR
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Blanked and removed
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The engine compartment
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Part 3
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Dead batteries
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New Costco batteries
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Procomp 9000 2 inch lift
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Getting the Christmas tree out in the evening after work
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The christmas tree stuffed in the vehicle. I was in a rush to get to work and figured I'd deal with the consequences later.
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Hermione flexing at the January 13th Ikea Meet
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:21 pm

Part 4
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New roof rack is on and Thule box from the late civic as well.
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Roof rack - Side view
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Roof rack - Front view
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:36 pm

If you have any questions about any of the items let me know. The roof rack was done privately and I don't want to be the reason for him being inundated with emails so if you would like to know more about it please send me a PM.

Other modifications that pictures do not focus on:

- Bumper has had a heat gun taken to it to restore the colour
- Fog lights have been temporarily taped up due to cracking
- I have made custom black curtains with red stitching and snaps rather than velcro
- Seat covers were ordered from Ebay. They look good and were very cheap but would not recommend them due to the quality.
- The Terzo Ladder came with the van
- Decals have been taken from the ski shop where I work or bought on Ebay
- Mr. Stretch gave me his stereo faceplate panel to replace the one I had which was partially broken.
- Captains Chair wobble has been fixed
- Polka Dots in the rear windows are leftover red window tint from the civic parody

Unfortunately the civic met a sticky end at the hood of a Volvo Station wagon. I lost a lot of money but I suppose it was a blessing in disguise as it gave me reason to buy a Delica!
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All red! Why spend a ton of money making your Civic look stupid when you can do what I did and spend $30? (not including the subs)
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Legacy Subwoofers and Amp, cheap and cheerful.
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PARODY
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:43 pm

If anyone is interested, the Thule roof rack from my civic is for sale.
Also, as mentioned before I work at a cross-country ski store so if any of you are planning some excursions into the bush at one of these Winter Delica trips I can point you in the right direction for equipment.

More pictures will be posted once I have the time and money to start working on the vehicle again...
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:25 pm

My new old box thanks to my initiative to clean out the boss' crawlspace.
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:00 am

Work to be done when I get a chance. She's going in for a tune up at CVI on Wednesday as well.
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by davidwwc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:05 pm

Hi Nick,

Nice pictures of your l300 and the racks ! :-) Seems to me the tracks of the rack can move sideway ( as I can see in the last photo ). The thule carrier is swinged to the left side of the van. I could be wrong though. :-(

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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:44 pm

Hi D.C,

Thanks, and you would be correct! The racks have extenders on the end that can be locked in 3 positions; completely in, 1 foot out or 1.5 feet out. In that picture they have been extended one foot. I had them out at 1.5 but when coming across the border I almost took out a window as they extend past the mirrors (my reference point).

Funnily enough my fuel economy has improved by 1L/100km since adding the 2 boxes. I figure that they act as deflectors for the basket. That being said it's still 1-3L/100km worse than stock.

Tonight I removed the carpet over the 'hump', installed some newer bolts on my sway bar bushings (I had received the wrong size previously), siliconed everything that has ever been mentioned to cause a leak as well as my brand new washer fluid bottle just to be safe, found some Japanese coins, cleaned the interior and then decided that I'd been working in the cold and dark for too long. 8-)
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:37 am

Exhaust system:
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Petrolabs - thanks Christine for the idea
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Custom xc skis
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New key (the old one was worn out to the point that the locks were resisting opening and this just looks more like a vehicle key
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:40 am

Exhaust and paint:
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Stripping the plastic guards off, there was so much dirt and grime back there that I feel confident with the appearance and functionality of my decision
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CVI - the place to be
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new exhaust
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:33 pm

Updates:

- Had the alternator rebuilt and installed it today
- Added heat resistant sound dampener to exhaust pipe where it hits frame
- had lots of packages arrive at my contact in the states and now have them safely home!!!
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Steering wheel installed (missing one bolt - should be on it's way)
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Re: Hermione's Makeover

Post by nxski » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:20 pm

So the subs are a lot bigger than I anticipated and I will be mounting them and the amp behind the front seats. I'm going to build a platform over the 'hump' Out of plywood. I know some people have built this type of platform as well so if anyone has tips on how to hinge the platform along with 2 boxes that will be sitting on top of it that would be greatly appreciated (so the front passenger seat can be lifted up).
Thanks,

Nick
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