• ATENZA: Hatch cleaned, Atenza Emblem installed

    Has been a while since i did some physical work on any of my cars, but i’m doing a lot of reasarch at the moment and enjoying the short summer. However i felt like it’s time to get some work done today. Started like this: Decided to clean my hatch a bit by removing the “skyactive” and “Mazda 6” Emblems. Used some dental floss to “cut” through the adhesive stuff: And then removed the rest by rubbing it with my fingers and using solvent cleaner. Took me about an hour to complete the job 🙂 Then installed the JDM “Atenza” emblem at the exactly same position:  And this is how…

  • ATENZA / FRIENDS: Emblems / Stickers / Wheel parts delivery

    I always thought the Japanese “Atenza” name is way cooler than the european “Mazda 6” So when making the big datsun order in Japan a few weeks ago i decided to throw in the JDM badge as well 🙂 And since i plan to update the car with some simple mazdaspeed parts whenever funds allow me i decided to throw in a bunch of mazdaspeed stickers as well, since they are not available here: and then i helped a buddy of mine who bought a set of RAYS wheels from japan for his project (more on that soon i guess) with some brand new Volk racing parts to refurbish his…

  • 240Z: Books, Diff adapters, Seat rails, wheel parts delivery

    So before i went to vacation i ordered a lot of stuff from japan and elsewere and when i returned two days ago i had a load of boxes and envelopes waiting for me. that’s how returning from vacation makes fun 😀 So what was inside these boxes and envelopes? A lot of reading material: 1) Brian Long’s Fairlady Roadster to 280ZX book. Probably the most complete Z-book i’ve come along so far. 2) Original JDM HS30 sports option parts catalogue 3) Original JDM sports option parts catalogue 1979 4) Japanese S30 Fairlady Z Complete book, by “Nostalgic  hero” Magazine.  Basically a small Mook that includes scans of all original…

  • OTHER: The Cars of Sweden & My first Mantorp Park experience

    Since i have a lot of family, friends and relatives in sweden it’s kind of a tradition for me to go there at least every second year to visit all of them. It’s also tradition to go there by car. While it’s not the most confortable way it’s definetely the most fun way to get there. On the way to my final destination around Västerås in Västmanland, i like to stop once or twice at a camping place (usually at a place i haven’t been before) to explore new places. Well and since we made 4500km’s in two weeks i thought the mazda would be the best choice of car…