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.
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: 510, Bluebird, Corolla, Datsun, Fairlady, Goon, GT-R, Hakosuka, JDM, Kenmeri, Magazine, Nissan, S30Z
Picked all these up off of JNC for $60 shipped. Not bad considering if I can ever find any Japanese tuning mag here (usually Option, Drift Tengoku, or VIP Car), it’s $20+ for an old issue. Score!
Added bonus, in the Z car HyperRev, a page is signed by Steve Millen!
Got all that nasty sound deadening out! What a tedious PITA! Not really looking forward to stripping the underbody, but I want this car to be solid. Planning on Por15’ing the interior and underbody. After that, the interior gets Dynamat/Fatmat/whatevers, and exterior gets a rubberized undercoating.
And a bad ass picture for inspiration.
I also have a B210 brake booster and a pretty nice rear bumper being shipped over. My tax return is getting smaller and smaller!
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha, Random | Tags: Goon, Hakosuka, Nissan, Skyline, Wagon
Not only the toy Hako wagon, but THAT DRAWING IT’S ON! I love cutaway and schematic drawings. I’d love to have that blown up and framed right above my DSalni canvases.
I have no idea how long ago this happened but I just found out that Hayashi Racing just started their USA site. Someone stop me from dropping $4,000 on some Yayois!
Just been busy with life. Enjoy these Hako wagons!
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: 510, Datsun, Goon, JDM, LOCAL, My Car, Wagon
Came home from my buddies bar at 4am…. Open up my mailbox… CHRISTMAS IN JANUARY!
I found out my old schoolmate Rod is not only living in Japan, he’s also running one of the BEST used JDM/Miata parts blog out there. He hooked me up with a 360mm wooden Nardi for cheap. Complete and in great condition for a fraction of what they usually sell for? Count me in. Ask him for what you’re looking for. He’s got more than just the 4×100 Miata offset, if you know what I mean.
In the background is a set of custom 2″ drop blocks with 2 degrees of correction and the U bolts, one of four 510 repair manuals I ordered from Amazon and my weather seal kit.
I CAN’T WAIT TILL I HAVE A DAY OFF!