• 240Z & FRIENDS: Parts shipment from Japan

    This all started with a friend who was asking for my help to import some strut tower braces for an MX-5 for one of his friends. So i made an offer. Then he decided to add some small pieces for himself for his Kenmeri Skyline build. And when i realized i had to order bits and pieces from shops like rubber-soul, M-Speed, RS-Start and Revive Jalopy, i decided it couldn’t be wrong to add a few bits and pieces for my own 240Z project. That’s when another friend of ours stepped in and was asking for some Parts for his Hakosuka build. So today i finally got the big order…

  • FRIENDS: The Big Honda S2000 Parts delivery

    Yesterday i posted this picture about a big Parts delivery from Japan for a friend with a Honda S2000. Since the interest was quite high, i guess you guys want to know what’s inside the boxes? Let’s start off with a set of beautiful Autobacs ASM /IS design vented FRP Fenders: and for the rear some Voltex suzuka Polyurethane overfenders: Staying at the rear end aerodynamics, we got a beautifully crafted J’s racing Carbon rear under diffusor: which will sadly cover part of the lovely Mugen Power exhaust system: Following the exhaust system a bit further front, we end up at the TODA Racing exhaust manifold for the F-series engine.…

  • FRIENDS: Stefans Yonmeri C110 Project update

    My buddy Stefan recently finished his Laurel C30 Project, so work on his highly awaited C110 “Yonmeri” skyline four-door sedan project started. Check out regular updates on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KyushaK/ Here a little summary of the recent updates: First the car got stripped completely: Tar mats and sound deadening stuff got removed using the classic dry-ice method. Compared to my rusty shell this car looks quite solid: And then he put it in the rotisserie to remove the final bolts and bits. This makes me happy. He once built the rotisserie for my Z-Project and this piece of metal is the reason we know each other and i guess…

  • 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 πŸ™‚ 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…

  • FRIENDS: Stef’s Datsun 1800 / Laurel C30 finished!

    About five years ago i posted in the JNC Forums that i was looking for someone to Weld a Rotisserie for my Z. A buddy named Stev sent me a PN and offered free help. I was more then happy and when i met up at his place a few weeks later he just started a restoration of a genuine swiss Market Datsun 1800 aka the Laurel C30. That’s what i saw inΒ  his garage then: This project began just as a “quick rebuild” for a new daily driver… But as with any project of this kind it became quite big and ended up taking five years of work. In…

  • 240Z / FRIENDS: a visit to Speed-Industries & new FS5W71C Transmission

    Yesterday after Work i hopped into my car and after i spent some time in the Traffic jam i finally found the Speed-Industries Workshop. Speed industries is a Car-lovers allround business. Tobi and his crew import Cars and parts from Japan and install the parts, organize drift and trackdays in and around switzerland and they do some drift-shows as well. Their workshop is full of goodness, like this AE86 Corolla Levin Hatchback: The only Non-japanese steel at their shop was this BMW. I’m not sure but i guess it’s used for some drifting πŸ™‚ Keen-eyed readers can see Tw S13’s in this picture. one of them also known as the…

  • FRIENDS: A visit to R-Performance Switzerland

    Last week i went to visit Marco and his crew at R-Performance. Mainly to pick up my repaired Trunk spoiler (See a few posts down the page), but while there i sneaked around a bit with my camera πŸ™‚ First he showed me their current TimeAttack Racecar which runs in the swiss / german unlimited FWD class and is pretty hardcore: Honestly there is not much left from the original Integra DC2 shell, since most has been replaced by lightweight stuff… What i really like about the R-Performance team is the laidback “Backyard” attitude. Compared to some of their competitors they don’t own a super modern clinically clean workshop with…

  • FRIENDS: The Swiss JDM Front-End Integra DC2

    Swapping out the Dual-circular headlights from the EU-spec DC2 Honda Integra to the JDM-front end is quite common in USA and other parts of the world. But due to regulations in switzerland not many people have done it so far. Alltough i’ve seen a genuine JDM DC2 in switzerland before, i’ve never seen one with a swapped front end. If i had the time and money for another project, this would be very high on my bucket list. Some time ago a buddy i know from my old Honda-days contacted me and sent me a few pics of his 1999 Integra with exactly that front-end swap.:D The car is not…

  • FRIENDS: Revolution Japan delivery for Patrick’s RX-8

    Normally i don’t do Imports anymore for people other then me or old friends, but when i was paying shipment for my brakes anyway and got a request from a friends friend, which i also know, i thought why not share the costs and get him the parts? Patrick owns an RX-8 which is currently undergoing some drivetrain upgrades for the occasional trackday. After a few emails back and forth whe came to the conclusion that the parts he was looking for are a nice baffled oil pan and a big capacity Differential cover with additional connectors for optional Oil cooling, beeing capable to handle the extra heat of his…

  • FRIENDS: Various swiss skylines & Datsuns (Edited)

    EDIT: In Accordance with the owner of the Hako pics i removed them from my blog and FB page. However if the original owner of t he swiss HAKO likes to get in touch with us, feel free to contact us at any time πŸ™‚ First a Genuine Hakosuka C10 Coupe which was recently imported from Hiroshima, what the reader told me. Not sure if it’s a genuine GT-R Or not (I don’t think so, regarding the prices an S20 equipped car costs these days, even in japan!), but still a beauty! However i think it will take some time until the car is registered and on the road. Anyhow…