Yep, another MkIII, deal with it! This one’s a little bit different as the turbo is mounted under the rear seat…
UPDATE: This car now has custom CNC machined 3-piece wheels, click here to read about it.
Many of us have seen images of the Nascar-inspired 6666 Customs S13 and S14 sitting low and mean at a Japanese service station, but it seems the rest of the world was slow to react in adapting their bodykits to our own S-chassic cars. Scott from Japan Import Car ltd took it upon himself to build a world class drift car using the delectable fiberglass pieces available from 6666. Watch him turn this regular S13 into a tyre churning smoke machine to compete in the ProDrift Series.
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.
I don’t know if this is classified as a “build’ but its a cool car regardless. Proof that the simple things in life are often the best!
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.
Recipe for fun:
– 1 small econobox hatchback intended for driving old ladies to church
– 1 motorbike engine + turbocharger
– Angle grinder
The Honda CRX Del Sol…2-door, targa top, good looks, VTEC “power” etc et. But there’s one thing wrong, they’re powered by the wrong wheels. White-Sol on the Honda-Tech.com forums has rectified this by converting his CRX to TWIN-engine & all-wheel drive using 2x Honda H22 turbocharged powerplants.
Thanks to Dan for the heads up on this one.
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…
Another DIY masterpiece, Nigel has hand fabricated his S13 Silvia in such detail that puts most “show cars” to shame. Built to slide, this is a car that is universally admired in the S-Chassis scene. Created in an understated Japanese street-drift style, it works to a simple formula that is easy to replicate, yet so many people still manage to get it wrong: Subtle factory bodykit, low offset wheels, slammed ride height.
In a world where many people only go as far as bolt-on mods will allow them, its refreshing to see a late model Japanese car with some hardcore custom modifications, all done by the owner too.
Over in Chicago, a guy named Marty – in conjunction with some key sponsors and talented workshops – has been building his ultimate GMC Syborg pick-up. The car is being created in Pro-Touring style, with many custom touches and countless hours of labour invested in the project. This is a high caliber build, using the latest technology and all the best parts.