• OTHER: Honda E test drive

    In search for my wifes next car, which she wants to be electric, we decided to test the Honda E. After we tested the Mazda MX-30 the other day to have a somewhat direct comparison. To be honest the two concepts are very similar. Same battery size, same power, most of the features are the same, the price is more or less the same,  handling and even the interieur look is very similar. The main difference is: You get more car for the price from mazda when it’s about the size and overall costs. Also real Cork. But first. when we arrived we got greeted by this nice Citroen Mehari.…

  • 240Z: Seam weld grinding

    When i installed the optional footrests, i realized that my bodyshop left some of the floorpan area “unfinished”. And i thought if i bring the car for blasting and a layer of primer soon anyway, i better make sure it looks a bit nicer underneath that primer layer. So i took the old angle-grinder out with a sanding disk and started to grind down those welds. I’m not a professional metal guy so this will have to do for now. at least everything feels smooth and looks much better than it did before and that without doing any further damage. Same on the out/underside (Before): And after (i can see…

  • 240Z: NOS front fender arrived

    Shout out to my man Stefan who gave me the Tip on this NOS Front Fender for sale. Actually it said NOS but, i’m not 100% sure. it has a weird Handpainted primer-layer on the outside, but other than that looks prety NOS. it’s in perfect shape (aside from a few small storage dents and scratches), has absolutely no rust (Some very small surface rust spots) and looks straight After all that’s exactly what i needed, so i don’t really care if it was NOS or not and i just believe in it *lol* Had to test fit it of course but nothing seems wrong with it. Looks nice in…

  • 240Z: Blasting preparation & Optional footrest installation

    Over the next week i’ve planned to bring the Chassis to a Blasting company (more on that in a separate post). But before that, i had to remove the installed bodypanels. So the passenger door and fenders came off and we have the naked chassis back again. Then i decided it would make sense to drill holes before the blasting and before a primer would be applied, so i decided to prepare the holes for the optional passenger footrest. It took me a while to figure out the “original” position. It appears that the Drain holes and everything are not simply mirrored on LHD and RHD Cars and floorpans. So…

  • 240Z: My first ever CAD Design (Tank rubber pieces)

    I work with CAD Drawings and renderings daily in my work life and always wanted to learn how to draw them. When i realized i need those 240Z Tank rubber pieces redone and probably should make a nice drawing, that seemed like the perfect occasion to download FreeCAD and spend an hour on youtube watching beginners guides to CAD Drawing. I’m used to electronis CAD programs so it’s not completely new, allthough i’ve never designed something 3D CAD. Until today. I got the hang for simple basics pretty fast and here i have my first design for the rubber piece: Of course this is something stupidly simple, but just perfect…

  • FOR SALE: Various Daihatsu Spare parts catalogue microfiches!

    Together with the Microfiche reader, i got various sets of daihatsu microfiches. They’re currently for sale on ebay since i have no use for them. Check them out HERE, or contact me directly if interested (Also see links below) I currently  have following, complete, Spare parts catalogue microfiche sets for sale: Daihatsu Cuore L55 L60 Daihatsu Charade G10 G20 Daihatsu Charade G11 G21 G30 Daihatsu 55 wide Cab S65 S70 Daihatsu Charmant A35 A45 A60 Daihatsu Charmant A10 A20 A40 Daihatsu 4×4 F10 F20 F25 F50 F55  SOLD Daihatsu 4×4 F70 F57 F80 F85  SOLD Daihatsu 4×4 F10 F20 F25 F50 F55 F60 F65  SOLD Daihatsu Spare parts price list…

  • EK9: Old JDM Tuning catalogues & Pricelist

    With the rising of the EK9 value lately, i decided to finally ask my Insurrance if they can insure my car as a “collector” car. I know it’s not exactly a multi-million dollar collectors item, but it brings you some advantage to have it insured like this. For example oldtimer-races are partially included, and it covers rare spare-parts from Japan, etc… For this i had to list all the prices of the car and the modification parts. Luckily i’m a hoarder and kept all the old documents and all the parts-catalogues from back in the day when JDMjunkies was an import business for japanese parts. I think meanwhile even the…

  • OTHER: Microfiche reader from an unexpected Toyota Collection

    I’m always fascinated what hides behind some of the doors you see every day. And most of the time you wouldn’t expect anything special behind a random barn-door. That’s exactly what happened when i bought a microfiche reader for my old Datsun fiches from a Lady online. I went to pick it up last saturday and already was impressed by the nice, old toyota pickup in the entrance. Then the lady opened the gates to her garage and boy – i didn’t expect that! She used to work at a toyota dealership and had around 10-12 Vintage toyotas in various states, but most of them looked pretty serious and the…

  • 240Z: NOS Battery tray, Fuel Sender unit & Choke lever

    Since i got a new fuel tank a few days ago, i decided to get all the parts that belong to it. The first parts came today. The Fuel tank sending  unit: Including the Seal O-Ring And while ordering parts, i decided to get some random parts that were available too. Like the Battery tray: And the choke lever Handle: More parts are on the way 🙂