• EK9: Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback sales brochure

    A while ago i realized i don’t own a singlel Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback document, despite the fact i’ve owned a few of those over the years. So i immediately went to search for one and after a few weeks i finally found one for sale and had to get it. Asie from the usual marketing figures and pictures, it also shows some references to the NSX NA1 And the Specsheet of the various versions available in switzerland, the 1,4LS (EJ9), the 1,5LS (EK3) and 1,6VTi versions (EK4). It’s kind of funny i both owned the lowest spec and highest spec of all those versions. It also shows a little…

  • HISTORY: The Datsun / Nissan / Prince Switzerland story. Pt. 1 – Prince

    I’ve planned a big story about Datsun / Nissan / Prince switzerland. But the more information and data i collected, i realized i need to split it in various installments to make it readable. This is part 1, and i plan to release more parts over the next months, whenever i find time to edit a story and collect the missing Data. Part 1 is about the Prince / PMC (Prince Motor Corporation) / PMC Mikado brand in switzerland. I decided to start with this, since it’s the shortest and probably simplest story of them all. Here’s a brief history overview about the Company A.P. Glättli, that was the import-company…

  • NEWS: New Car related Instagram Account

    I’m currently reorganizing a few things social-media wise, and decided to split my Personal and car related stuff. The previous instagram account  @JDMjunkies.ch is from now on only for my private stuff (cooking, photography, etc..) While the new @JDMjunkies.ch_offical is now only about this website and my car projects. I’ll try to rename the old account at some point to avoid confusion, but it seems to be tricky to find a good account name 🙂 Make sure to follow (and or unfollow) the right accounts to stay updated. Going back to regular car related posts soon, once i’ve sorted out all of this 🙂

  • NEWS: JDMjunkies new Business cards & news

    I’m currently aligning a few things and as you can see a bigger rebranding is currently going on. After the website and the new loges, the next step was to create business cards. Even though i don’t own my own business anymore, it’s always nice to hand out your contacts to a fellow car guy. And since it’s dirt cheap to get business cards these days, i ordered myself a set: Front and rear Next will be some stickers, but these are a bit more expensive, so im still thinking about it. Step by step. More news soon…

  • 240Z: Promodet Japan large capacity Oil pan arrived

    Well thanks to an input from a datsun group i found an Oil pan i’ve been searching for for a while. Last time i lost the Auction, but this time i was better prepared, and today it finally showed up at my doorstep: The Promodet L6 Large capacity oil Pan: The manufacturer, Promodet Japan, is still active today, but is a well-known porsche tuner these days. I’ve seen those oil pans a few times in Japan, but they seem pretty rare. I wonder if anybody has mor information on their S30 / 240Z parts lineup they used to have? Old catalogue pages, advertising, etc anyone? would love to see the…

  • 240Z: The rest of the parts from the “Barn find” lot

    So a few days ago i was able to pick up the remaining parts from the Big “Barn find lot” The owner  had kept three boxes of various fasteners for the 240Z for himself, since he had to assemble his car first. This is what is left over. All nicely cleaned and with a fresh coat of zinc and yellow passivated: The parts are nicely split up into “random fasteners”: Metric bolts and self-cutting screws Nuts and shims: So that “sub-project” is now completed as well. Not sure however if those parts really all belong to the 240Z. Some of them don’t seem familier.. but that doesn’t matter i’m sure…

  • 240Z: Datsun sticker arrived

    Lately this site is only about stickers and documents, i know. but i really hope to jump back into the car project soon. unfortunately there are some delays… But i keep myself in the mood by buying cool stuff like these three vintage datsun stickers, which just arrived today: Especially this one is nice as it has the adress of the sticker company on it as well. It is from the same town (Urdorf) as Datsun suisse used to be and the Nissan HQ in switzerland still is. Meanwhile i have a pretty neat collection of vintage datsun stickers. Not that i really look for them, but whenever a new…

  • 240Z: Early 240Z Brochure & NOS parts picked up

    Today i visited a Datsun friend and picked up some parts like these rear window rubbers: A used Door mirror (mine came without those) A set of NOS Window insulators: A NOS transmission boot rubber: And a bunch of catalogues. The orange one is a 1972 belgian catgalogue and the other one is a french one. But the on on the top right is the really rare one i car about. It’s the very early March 1971 Swiss sales brochure. I have never seen this one (with US-spec car) before. The later one with the red euro spec car is much more common. Inside you find the usual press photos…

  • NEWS: New JDMjunkies.ch logos are here

    I’ve always wanted to create a sort of brand identity for this website. with business cards to hand out at events and stickers to put on the cars. I finnaly put some time into it. so here we go. Let me know what you think 🙂 The one above is a more modern and light handlettering style one. while the below one is a bit more compact  logo type. I’ll use both of them in future, wherever they fit best. BTW: The two J’s  from Jdm Junkies in the logo below resemble a J-turn street 🙂 I might fine-tune them a bit over the next weeks and also plan to…

  • 240Z: Datsun Switzerland official jackets / hoodies

    A few days ago i found these Datsun Jackets for sale, and found out it was a friend of mine selling those. I thought they where cool, so i went and got them. Turns out those were unused, original swiss datsun merchangdising items. Even tho they’re size L and XL they’re more of a childrens size, and made of a weird plastic material (polyester). it feels like it looks. Like wearing a trashbag or so. Nevertheless, i think they’re super funky and cool and just had to have them. Since i have no clue what to do with them, and since i had a picture-frame leftover, i decided frame the…