Been putting some time into the wagon… and yes, these are all Instagram photos. I’m too lazy to lug around my camera, so phone pictures will have to do.
She’s currently sitting two inches lower via drop blocks and AGX adjustable Camaro shocks in the rear, and 280zx struts/brakes and Techno Toy Tuning coilovers, camber plates, RCA’s, and tension control rods in the front. I also threw on a set of 15×7 +11 SSR Longchamps that I had in storage with almost new Nexen (cheap-o) tires.
I’m still waiting to install or receive: T3 control arms, T3 tie rods, T3 strut tower bar, Energy Suspension poly sway bar bushings, a new idler arm, 280zx rear disc brakes (with handbrake), an extra leaf to flip and stiffen up the rear, poly and brass leaf pucks (bushings), Goodridge braided brake lines,
I basically bought T3’s entire front end to create the most rugged street wagon possible. My thoughts on T3’s parts: Super beefy and over-engineered for a street car… I will likely never need the strength and adjustability that they offer, but I love knowing that it’s there. The downsides is that the spring is too short for my taste (seven inch spring) so the adjuster is maxed out on the top of the coilover sleeve, but I’m going to get a nine inch spring to offer even greater adjustability. Also, the T3 website doesn’t mention that the strut tower bar interferes with the stock hood prop, but the parts to convert to hood struts should be arriving at my door step any day now.
Just for giggles, I picked up a set of headlight trim, or “visors”, because I saw them on my friend Justin’s old Corolla wagon and loved the look. The chrome is super shiny and makes my trim and grill look like crap though.
I’ve got a bunch more parts coming that will add to the style and functionality of the goon, but alas, she will soon be too well built for that asthmatic L16. Soon enough, the engine build parts hoarding can begin!
Oh, and big thanks to the world famous BKH808, Justin, Jordan for helping out with the installs. Couldn’t have done it without them.
Been spending a ton of money on parts and working on the wagon. Nothing that really deserves any pictures. Got the horn hooked up, fixed the headlights (only one was working before), hooked up the reverse lights, fixed a sagging door with new door hinge bushings, and made a hood release cable.
I have a ton of parts that need to go on, but I AM IN DIRE NEED OF 280ZX FRONT HUBS! There are zero choices at the junk yards here, and everybody I contact who’s parting one out either flakes on me or wants something crazy ($100+ shipping). If anybody can help me out with some cheap hubs, you will be rewarded with awesome satisfaction and pictures!
This picture is so sick! I’ve always loved the SSR MK3/MK2 staggered look.
To whomever can find me the size and offset of the rear SSR’s on the Wood Village Z.
This RX-7 is awesome. Mismatched SSRs on sticky tires. Gigantic whale tail. I am absolutely loving how the rear flare is cut right on the body line.
The only thing I don’t care for is the home-brewed chin spoiler. Everything about this car screams “SLEEK!”, except for that.
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: 510, Bluebird, Datsun, Hakosuka, JDM, Nissan, R30, Skyline, SSR
Each and every one of these.
The unmistakable “Surf Line” plus the wide steelies are craaaaazy.
I have a sick love for Longchamps. Too bad if you don’t like it.
The boys over at Riverside sure do know how to have a good time. From the stars in the background of the blog to the 9 INCH WIDE SSR Star Sharks under metal fenders… it’s killin’ me. This car almost makes me wish I picked up a two or four door sedan just so I can have the independent rear instead of a solid axle.
Don’t believe the hype, you can go crazier than 7″ wheels with 0 offset on a 510! HAHA!
According to SpeedHunters, which is the central hub trolled by the world’s finest automotive experts, the HellaFlush trend is on the way out. These grainy photos prove that the flush look has lived and always will live on, regardless of what 13 year old boys say.
BOOOOOOOOM! Loving those SSRs.
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: Corona, GT-R, Hakosuka, JDM, Nissan, Rims, S30Z, SSR, Toyota, Volk, Watanabe, Work
Big ups once again to Rod. Sick video from Nostalgic 2 Days. My jaw literally dropped.
Filed under: Kyusha | Tags: 1000, 510, Civic, Corolla, Cressida, Datsun, Hayashi, Honda, LOCAL, My Car, S30Z, SSR
I put together a little BBQ the day after HellaFlush as an excuse for everyone to bring out their cars and trade stories. Great times, good food and sweet cars. It just sucks that Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I wanted to since I was busy manning the BBQ grill.
Super cool 1959 Datsun 1000. It’s got a real Hot Rod style to it.
My buddy Christian’s EF hatch. He was telling me he had to raise the car and this is his raised height. Haha, crazy kid.
Shakotan Ralph’s Cressida. Absolutely killer.
TE27 Corolla on Centerlines.
Justin and Mike’s 86. I’ve been watching this build on Facebook for a while now and finally getting to see it at HellaFlush and the BBQ was awesome. No shortcuts, it even has AC! Loving the SSRs. I want to buy another set of rims already.
Julian’s new Hachi. Sadly, he sold his Celica Supra but the new project is coming along beautifully.
Sweet 510. Color is awesome. Hayashi Streets are awesome. JDM grill is awesome. This thing is just a whole car full of awesome.
I still want one of these. One day I’ll own one.
I love seeing both of my babies together. I really need to go lower and space out the front of the Z. I don’t know if that’s a good idea though, I’d really mess up my exhaust as I’m already scraping it on big dips and bumps on the road.
I’ve been bit by the car bug lately. Usually I’m too lazy to do anything after I get off of work but lately all I want to do is work on the wagon. Took apart the dashboard to get rid of all the old nasty wiring, cleaned up the engine compartment a little more and started scraping off the deadening.
Flares, SSR MKII’s and triple Webers. A definite win in my book.
Datsun badge has me wondering if it’s an Aus spec Datsun 240k or a Skyline with the wrong badging. Seems kind of strange for someone to import Aus spec vs. JDM spec. But then again it would be strange to put a Datsun badge on a Skyline imported from Japan.