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Posts Tagged ‘JDM

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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30
Jan
11

Street Car

I was on a local photo job this afternoon and randomly,  parked up on one of the back streets, was this Silvia.  It was slammed on viennas and looking pretty sorry for itself with a popped rear tyre…

04
Jan
11

Kouki

23
Dec
10

Culture

 

12
Dec
10

Hindsight

I love my E30…but sometines you just see a pic and wish you’d got a massive loan and bought a ‘rolla.

No kit: All lip.

27
Nov
10

Top Always Down

I miss Roadster life.

17
Oct
10

Daily Driven (Roadster: Sold)

Soooo, I sold the Roadster by accident and now my only car is the KP.

By accident?  Yeah, I’ve been toying with it for a while, but I’ve never found anything else that’s got me excited enough to want replace it with.  I was kinda getting on my own nerves talking about it, so just put it up for sale to see what happened…and it kinda sold in 48 hours.  So now I’m on the hunt for a new daily driver (any suggestions hit me up in the comments/ on Facebook).  Until then the KP will be on the daily grind!




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