Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Z fix



I think Kato-san's Z is my favourite S30Z I've ever seen.



Image from MAYDAYGARAGE.COM


 

Image from FATLACE.COM (Slammed Society)

 

G-nose, fender (ZG)flares & mirrors and light covers really tick all the boxes for me.

 

Image from WORK WHEELS USA

 

Image courtesy of RIVERSIDE

 

Image from JAPANESE NOSTALGIC CAR



Image from AUTO-OTAKU.COM





Image from SPEEDHUNTERS.COM

Monday, August 20, 2012

Project Z gets caged

Last week our good mate Bam from Wellington came up to stay with us, and while he was here he whipped up a bad-ass half-cage for the Datsun. After nearly a decade in motorsport fabrication, Bam has started up his own business, suitably named 'Bam's'. Check out these photos of him working his magic in our garage...







We'd seen heaps of different designs for cages on the internet so we knew there were a few different options for what we could do. We decided on a simple design that would be safe and that would strengthen up the back end of the car considerably by connecting and bracing the rear strut towers.



Bam quickly put together the perfect solution...



... and here is the finished product inside the Z. So tough! Bam also built the cage keeping Motorsport NZ regulations in mind, so if we did want to opt for a full-cage in the future we wouldn't have to rip it out and start all over.



We'll get it painted at some stage but for now I'm just enjoying looking at the car and seeing those steel bars peeping through the rear windows, instantly the S30 looks more aggressive. Make sure to check out Bam's page on Facebook and hit him up if you need any fab work done.

After experiencing what goes into building a real cage and spending a bit of time watching the process of how it was put together, I now have a new appreciation for a custom weld-in half-cage as opposed to bolt-in mass produced parts like the cage in my MX-5. This is definitely a whole new level of radness!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Purple swag

Thank-you so much for all the sticker orders in the last 24 hours, I really appreciate you guys showing the love for my stickers and my blog, it’s so cool. I don't really know how else to say thank-you, so I thought I'd post a few sneaky pics of my wheels in their new colour, enjoy!





Boys might call it purple... but I call it lavender ;)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Big sticker restock!



I've just restocked the online store with heaps of stickers, including the original decals in 3 different colours and the japanese style stickers too! Click here to go through to the store and buy some now! I ship worldwide too :) x

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paint time!

Grant at GT Refinishers painted my Watanabes today.



Really excited about the new colour! ;)

 

I will post more photos as soon as they are back on the MX-5.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Work Meister CR01: Get in my life!

Just over three months ago we ordered the wheels for our 280z/S30 project. The wait seemed to go on forever but on Friday they finally arrived from Japan!



It was pretty tricky choosing the perfect wheels for the Z and we considered a few different wheel options, but in the end it came down to Rays TE37v and the Work Meister CR01. After a bit of research we knew that we would have to get new wheels made due to the low offset we were going to require to run them with the ZG flares, and we knew we wanted them in 15". We ended up ordering wheels though Work Wheels NZ.



We chose the polished CR01s in 15x9 -16 for the front and 15x10 -28 for the rear.



I'd only ever seen these wheels on the internet before and not in real life, as these are the first set to be imported into New Zealand. Needless to say they are SO much more awesome in person!



Mesmerised!



Still mesmerised...



I can't even begin to say how excited I am about getting these wheels. They are probably one of my favourite styles of wheel in the whole world, and I still can't even believe they are just sitting with me here in my lounge right now. SO HAPPY!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend in photos



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