Tuesday, December 2, 2003


This was to be the Plan for the FD

Veilside D1 Front bumper.
RE-Amemiya AD GT Side Diffusers and Rear Diffusers
Ganador Mirrors
Gull wing conversion
19" Bronze TE-37
Orange Paint!

Sounded good... start saving.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Pivot Light Unit

Got a Pivot Sleepy light conversion from Hirano. Cheap and cool.

It was easy to install and didn't take long.

Lights go up, Lights go down... They say it helps underbonnet temps too.


Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Pentax IST D

I bought a new digital SLR camera so I decided to test it out.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Wing Fitting!

Got around to fitting the rear wing....I had to order new mounts from cusco but now it's on. Its huge!

Wobbles a little at speed. at full attack angle it makes the front of the car light...


Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Skylines and Skyscrapers

Filming of the movie. Wangan runs and crazy stuff.

This FD was just part of the action. It was probably the biggest influence for my current FD.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Kawaguchi Ko

This is what driving in Japan is all about. Touge Attack! The roads around Hakkone and Kawaguchi-ko lake are awesome.
There are some good places to take a rest too. I hope to get back here again very soon.
The FD went very well here. A day to remember.


Monday, August 18, 2003


We went for a drive on the C1. My car still had the limiter.! I soon found out I would need to use it if i wanted to keep up.
Note Miguel's exhaust pipes glowing red hot!


Monday, July 28, 2003

Bonnet Fitting

Finally got around to fitting the bonnet. Thanks for the help Guiseppe!


Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Cusco GT Wing

I hate Hasegawa! They always have cheap stuff. I couldn't resist this 1680mm Cusco GT Wing. It is a little..... LOT big! but hey... once the widebody is on it will be cool>!


Bonnet painting

Painted the bonnet today. Bought some black spray paint. I have very little money left after buying the body kit.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

HKS Hypermax II

A trip to Hirano tyre saw some hypermax II installed. 128,000 I think.
Looks much better low!

Thursday, July 17, 2003

RE-Amemiya GT AD

Today the RE-Amemiya parts arrived after I bought them at fuji.
The Bonnet has awesome vents and is finished well.
Rear guards have petrol cap also... hmm difficult to install,.,
Front guards look straight forward as they simply bolt stright on.


Monday, July 7, 2003

Seven's day 2003

A trip to Fuji Speed way with Vaughn Bell for D1 and the SEVEN FEST that is 7/7/03

These two cars influenced me the most and made me do a crazy thing that day. I bought an RE Amemiya GT AD widebody kit and a AD 9 Bonnet like the Blue Leg sport car that looked sooooo awesome. Soon it would go on the car. 30% off.

Here is my car in the parking area.

Got a free lunch from Ama-san at the RE-Amemiya booth.

Friday, June 27, 2003

SE-37 Purchase

Here we go... SE-37 W fitted to my beast! the mods have begun!

RAYS Volk SE37W forged Mag alloys in 18x8.5/225 and 9.5/255

next step get it lower!


Friday, June 20, 2003


My search for TE-37 led me to Hasegawa in west tokyo. They had some but I saw these RAYS SE-37W. wow different! Unique... Forged... just as light as TE-37 and more importantly on 118,000 yen with tyres.!!!!

a quick test fit had me thinking...

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Wheel Photoshops

I continued to toy with the idea of TE37 but they dont look fat enough in +38 offset.? ????? why?

Monday, June 2, 2003


After I got back from Ku jyu kuri I created this photoshop. The first real direction for the FD. TE37 and few stickers would be enough, right? How wrong I was to be.


Sunday, June 1, 2003

First Drive to Kujukuri!

I started off from my house and by the time I got to chiba I was getting tired. So I pulled over when I saw this uber cool Veilside FD!

The guys was more tired than me. must have been racing all night.
This car defines JDM! Streetable mods and stealthy at the same time. It really got me thinking about modding my car.

This was a long day that involved about 8-10 hours of driving on local roads as i had no experience with the expressway.

I eventually got to Ku Jyu kuri beach (90kilometers long). and took some pics.

Ku jyu kuri has a nice toll road. I tested the limiter on this run. Just after a saw a police car with a skyline pulled over... lucky ...

Then on the way home I took some pics of the expressways and Shinjuku.

Coming through Ginza
on the way to Shinjuku
Shinjuku Yaskuni Dori.

A good day in a great car... very happy.