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04
Apr
13

Project KP30: Racer86 x Compomotive – Tailor Made

The splits are gone and the hunt is off.

I’m a big fan of sourcing rare wheels, rebuilding then in your living room and making them work. But this time I wanted box-fresh, spanking new and untouched  Once I’d gotten over that decision the rest was easy with a call to Comopomotive: I wanted these MLs custom made to the exact specification for the KP: from the PCD (finally the correct 110mm for the car) to mm perfect staggered offsets and beautifully locating centre bore.

Like a Savile Row suite they fit perfectly and, in that one-off anthracite grey, give me all the nostalgic race car look I wanted.  It goes without saying they weigh almost nothing and the quality is stunning.  I’m over the moon with them.

The catalyst for these new wheels?  Well, at the end of last summer I passed the car to a highly recommended painter (while I was on holiday – much more fun than sanding and spraying) to re-paint the bonnet for me (after I’d been having some issues doing it myself and ran out of time) and came back to find the whole car had been resprayed….yep.  That happened. With me out of the country they just went ahead and did the whole car!  It’s never looked so good and, as sad as it is to admit, my home job just wasn’t cutting it.  It looks like glass now and really pops.

I’ve been giving the car a thorough once-over ahead of the 2013 show season and hopefully some sunshine use: from changing the manifold gaskets to rebuilding the brakes, it’s only just back on the ground for the first time in weeks!

Pic dump:  I’ve just picked up a 50mm f1.4 and I love it!

TA22 wood grain – says 4. Has 5.

Really need to make up a nice bracket for my TRD CDI module…

K-Love

Now all it needs is driving!

 

 

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3 Responses to “Project KP30: Racer86 x Compomotive – Tailor Made”


  1. April 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Are you considering over fenders at all? Looking really nice though, I’ve a white KE20 that I’m hoping to do a similar thing with but am still struggling with wheel choice. Was thinking bronze Te37v’s but I’m now not sure!

  2. April 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Great car!

    Post some vids with audio!!

    I’m leaning towards building a replica as my next project.

    Cheers,

  3. 3 Thomas
    April 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Good god, Rob, everytime i think you made the car as good as it can ever get, you seem to be able to improve it more and more! All i did since completing my car is driving it and breaking it and fixing it again and then drive it! :)


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