Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Xmas 2004


This was a long time ago, but I found some pics.

The roach... Low and ready to squash!

Sunday, November 21, 2004


After returning to OZ. The tuning scene is a lot about 19" wheels. I chopped these on to see what they weould look like. OMG! Amazing... Now I had to have some...
But which ones. ADVAN RG II create a mad look , Enkei RP-F1 look almost elegant and the TE-37 are just race inspired.

I did actually choose 19" Enkei RP-F1 with 9 and 10 inch combo in +20 Offset


Saturday, November 20, 2004

Photo Shoot

This photshoot was at Currumbin Estuary. I had just installed a new Sony Explod stereo and the HKS pod Filters. I also added a Speco Manual boost guage.

The car was looking good.

By now the only thing I was thinking about was new wheels and or a set of spacers for the rear.
Miguel sent me some Nissan ones. I was waiting for a friend to machine some wheel studs to suit.

The colour changes so much in different lighting conditions. It is hard to explain. Bronze/Grey.

Here you can see the new HKS Pod Filters elements supplied by Newera!

I have a HKS dump pipe waiting to install.


Thursday, October 28, 2004

Touge Attack

My brother and I headed out early one morning to take some on road shots of the roach. Looks good on the street but it needs rear spacers to fill the guards.

Apart from that it looks smooth and there is some speed in these images so the car is remarkably flat on the road.
Turn in isn't so good. the 225s complain though under duress as the rubber is very old now. It is hard anyway.


Saturday, October 23, 2004

Photo Shoot

Without even a buff yet, I couldn't wait. I had to get some pics.

The car looks awesome and the attention it receives is truely amazing. People leaning out to take pics. And a lot of hellos.

I am happy with it. the look is fantastic and the car drives really well too at the moment.

I would still like a GT wing as the front is wide and the rear is narrow, but the "cockroach" as I now call it is definately cool!


Monday, October 18, 2004

First Pics of the finished Body

Here is the beast. I made a custom Flip type number holder for the front. It flips up but doesn't go back down at the moment.

This pic shows the colour best. Bronze Gray Metallic. It really contrasts well with the RAYS anthracite wheels.

Smooth rear is not intentional but looks OK i guess. IMO still needs a GT Wing.


Sunday, October 17, 2004

Polish Time

He is the start of polishing and the final parts of installation.

I just hope I can get it down the driveway without scratching the front!!!!

My father was a champ with the paint gun. Very cheaply and quickly painted. It is a daily/drifter after all.



C-West style bumper finished with Mesh inserts.

Bonnet painted ready for installation.

Car body was painted in insane temperatures due to time constraints. Colour is a tiny shade off.


Sunday, October 10, 2004

FRP Paint Preparation

You can see the C-West bumper. its a copy from Sydney. Do NOT get one. the panel fit is attrocious.
Paint was prepped and undercoat is on!

Stripped for Paint

Colour Chosen.

Parts Arrived.

Time for Paint.

Stripping has begun.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


Returning to Australia

Put your car in a container.

Deck Cargo will have your valubles removed.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004


A trip to Nikko saw the FD in action on the famous Iro Hazzaka! Check out Initial D for this.
No Jumping line for me but the limits were explored.

Cedar Avenue was nice too.


Monday, May 17, 2004


I got bored with the silver so I started to paint the whole car black... I thought it would be cool but it didn't actually look as good.


Saturday, May 1, 2004

Wise Sports

While attending an event in Ebisu. I got these discounted in preparation for the Veilside D1 front bumper.


Thursday, April 29, 2004

Razo Knob

Another trip to Autobacs saw the purchase of this little beast. a RAZO ball gear knob.

Fitting was tricky but a light shift.

Friday, January 30, 2004


A trip down to Daikoku with Miguel's FD, Dino and Gio's GT-Rs.


Thursday, January 29, 2004


Tried these puppies on.

18x9 + 12 and 18x10 +15

A little too wide for an AD GT kit.

Looked awesome though


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

RE-Amemiya GT Rear Fenders

The RE-Amemiya GT AD kit is ON! the rear filler cap took a long time. I used screws so I could potentially take it off, and i didn't trim the fenders underneath... thats still to come.

But the result is absolutely awesome. Needs wheels or spacers.


Monday, January 5, 2004

RE-Amemiya GT Fenders

Fitting the RE-A kit takes a while. I couldn't finish it by myself in my gravel pit. I'll have to leave the rest for another day. Front is very simple. Just bolts on.

Looks AWESOME>...!


Sunday, January 4, 2004

Side Skirt Removal

In order to fit the RE-A GT Kit, the original skirts had to come off.

Looks OK, but it was incredibly dirty under there. I had to CUT the skirts off because the double sided tape was incredibly good at sticking.


Wide Body Paint

Painting of the Wide Body kit today... sun was out so I got off my butt and finished it.