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Crx Quarter Window Rubber Molding Option

08 March 2023 - 04:21 PM

This is new to me.   I never thought of it and didn’t realize it could be done.


someone removed their quarter windows and reinstalled w aftermarket rubber bulk stripping.




I caught this on an image of a car and looked closer


52734838603_a237b1f2e2_c.jpgAnd closer yet.


This is from a 1984 CRX dx on BAT (twice now) out of Texas.  I’ll attach the link once the auction is over.  Picture of the BAT pictures.  A bit grainy.


I didn’t realize it was possible to bend this think of molding around that tight of radius.   This was done pre 2019 as reviewed from the first BAT auction.  pix taken from 2023 auction.   It takes skill to make those radii wo wrinkles


New to me.  Has anyone else successfully done this? Tricks?




I’m use to stock on my 87 has one white “hold down” clip underneath this area of the stock rubber.  I suppose they were able to cover it


Maybe rubber trim w an extra lower lip to catch the glass underneath to keep the rubber from slipping back up….

Honda Civic Crx 1987 Seat Belt Repair

25 February 2023 - 01:59 PM

My drivers side seat belt jammed and stopped retracting a few years back.  Replaced w a spare.  Came across the old bad assy last week while organizing parts.  Opened it up to see if it was repairable


The ribbon spring split where the pen is pointing and jammed the assembly.  Thinking about it, I wondered if a passenger spring would work.  They are used much less, more plentiful.  So a better used part - longer future life.



The assembly is like a mower recoiled, but no pull string to hold the coil in place w/o unwinding.  Examined both drivers and passenger.  Drilled a hole in the case (before removing from seat belt base) grabbed the center spool w needle nose pliers keeping it from unwinding.


52704871087_19b2a92537_c.jpgused needle nose vise grips to remove the recoiled assy w green spools.  Looking at it, it’s identical to passenger side, only inverted.  No need to uncoil and rewind.



grabbed and swapped the good spring assy from the passenger, used a second set of vise grips to grab and lock it from the other side.  Installed it into the drivers side.  Reinserted the needle nose pliers through the hole to prevent unwinding when release of vise grips.  While holding the needle nose on the green spool, align the entire assembly onto to the seat belt unit.  Once aligned, I removed the needle nose pliers.  The ribbon spring was fully retracted.  I wasn’t able to wind it any tighter to make up for spring tension loss over time.  And made sure the seatbelt strap was fully retracted.  Screwed the 4 small covers screws down and it’s back in operation.


The swapping of the springs took just a couple minutes.  If you let the ribbon unwind, it’ll be a pita



Put tape over the hole in the recoil case to keep it clean.  I see no way this negatively affects the safe operation of the seat belt.


These assemblies seem to go on eBay for $65-100 shipped/tax.  Pick up at least a passenger unit from a junkie as a spare for $10.  Mine failed around 250k miles


Sorted mine out. Have a set for MadMax’s car and 2 more sets for future show cars plus spares for springs.


good luck