Lately in the car scene we’re so used to seeing cars that you could describe as “rough & ready”. Drift pigs, hood ride, and rat style modifications are so popular these days that we tend to forget the people out there who still like to have a top notch paint job with perfect fit & finish (a show car if you will), a style that some could say has now had it’s time. The following car might seem like it’s a bit dated in the exterior styling and wheel choice departments by today’s standards, but the owner’s passion and dedication to his car shines above and beyond any fashion based concerns. Watch as he resprays his car, then takes it back to bare metal and paints it a second time, playing close attention to panel gaps and shaping fiberglass parts to perfection, all while maintaining an enthusiastic attitude and enjoying the journey with his mates and girlfriend.
Continue reading “Show Style GTS-T R33 Skyline”
I stumbled across some really sweet pictures taken by yosi from S1 Films Photography that he posted on the NWP4LIFE forums. Looked like an awesome meet…
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I found an old pic of my previous car that I thought I’d throw up…
Koni yellow adjustable shocks, Kmac 3″ lowered springs
Adjustable rear camber arms
Z33 350z wheels, 18×8 +30 with 225/40 Hankook RS2 tyres
3″ turbo-back exhaust, front mount intercooler
BMC panel filter with modified airbox,
Nismo duracon black gearknob, shortened gear stick (cut and re-welded thread)
Autometer liquid filled boost gauge in drivers side airvent
JDM lightning bolt bonnet badge, modified front bar (no vertical slat)
Smoothed boot (spoiler + keyhole)
JDM rear bar (no reflectors)
Nismo rear bumper pods
Nismo clear side indicators
Sal from Powerzamcam contacted me about featuring his 1JZ S13 drift car, to which I happily obliged. I think its fantastic when people contact me to feature cars, as it makes my job easier, plus it means I can feature builds that I might not have otherwise found.
So why do so many people put 1J’s and 2J’s into Silvia’s and Skyline’s? To me it appears as the perfect way to take a chassis with tremendous aftermarket support and affordable parts and combine it with an engine bloodline that carries a reputation for reliability and easily obtainable horsepower. It seems to be a tried and tested route so there must be good reason for it.
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One word that gets thrown around way too much these days on the internet when describing cars is “clean”. Someone bolts a set of rims on their car, lowers it, and apparently its “clean”. Well the following car is the true definition of clean, no fan-boy-isms here. Pick any surface on this car and chances are you could eat off it. Owned by Brendan and built with the assistance of C-Red over in Perth, Western Australia, this S13 has been rebuilt down to every last nut and bolt.
I like to think of this car as a special edition that Nissan Japan would have built if they had to re-release the S13 Silvia using carefully selected after market parts. Brendan’s blog dates back to August 2004, and the car has only recently been completed. If you want to see what 5 years of hard work gets you when you let loose on an S13, keep reading…
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If you’re a fan of old school JDM rides, then you probably love Hakosuka Nissan Skylines.
Kev from Sydney, a member of Japanese Nostalgic Car and JDM Style Tuning, has been slowly working on his freshly imported KGC10 for the past year.
Continue reading “KGC10 Hakosuka Skyline”