Local drifter and RX7 guy Mat Baker caught up with me at the local gas station today; we cruised over to his place to check out the damage to his car from 2 bash and talk about my current RX7 build..
With a cammed LS1 under the hood, Mat’s car is not fucking around.

Local drifter and RX7 guy Mat Baker caught up with me at the local gas station today; we cruised over to his place to check out the damage to his car from 2 bash and talk about my current RX7 build..

With a cammed LS1 under the hood, Mat’s car is not fucking around.

My KP61 is currently under the knife - this photo is from last summer, while it’s still on janky suspension…
I’ve acquired custom adjustable front suspension parts that will fit the KP61, as well as a 1983 Corolla GT front end swap (grille and front bumper), as well as a BRE-style front lip, and some 15x9 Rota Grid V bronze (in -15 and 0 offset!).
Once the fast cars are a little more completed, I’ll get some time to spend with this hot little hatchback.

My KP61 is currently under the knife - this photo is from last summer, while it’s still on janky suspension…

I’ve acquired custom adjustable front suspension parts that will fit the KP61, as well as a 1983 Corolla GT front end swap (grille and front bumper), as well as a BRE-style front lip, and some 15x9 Rota Grid V bronze (in -15 and 0 offset!).

Once the fast cars are a little more completed, I’ll get some time to spend with this hot little hatchback.

I stopped by my buddy Ryan’s paint shop today to check on the RX7; base coat is down and it’s looking great..
Big thanks to Ryan for the amazing paint work, his facility and his paint skills are super clean, and I would suggest him to anyone in the Central Oregon area if you’re looking to freshen up your ride..

I stopped by my buddy Ryan’s paint shop today to check on the RX7; base coat is down and it’s looking great..

Big thanks to Ryan for the amazing paint work, his facility and his paint skills are super clean, and I would suggest him to anyone in the Central Oregon area if you’re looking to freshen up your ride..

After a week of prepping, masking, sanding, and painting; I finally tore the tape off the 180 and began re-fitting the parts. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my math was correct, and my Koguchi Power fenders tuck the 17x13 BBS RS wheels I’ve been building quite nicely.
I really decided to center this build around these rare fenders, so I opted to leave them unfinished; the beautiful, gloss white plastic coating demonstrates the superb quality of this elusive wide-body kit - and I thought it’d be a shame to cover them with paint.

After a week of prepping, masking, sanding, and painting; I finally tore the tape off the 180 and began re-fitting the parts. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my math was correct, and my Koguchi Power fenders tuck the 17x13 BBS RS wheels I’ve been building quite nicely.

I really decided to center this build around these rare fenders, so I opted to leave them unfinished; the beautiful, gloss white plastic coating demonstrates the superb quality of this elusive wide-body kit - and I thought it’d be a shame to cover them with paint.

After shooting clear and waiting a day or two, I opted to re-shoot the rear bumper after noticing some runs in my final coat..
This was my first time shooting a tri-coat pearl. Although more time-consuming, it’s fun and exciting to lay the in-between coat of mica; shooting repeated coats until you’ve reached a desired level of pearly matte shine….

After shooting clear and waiting a day or two, I opted to re-shoot the rear bumper after noticing some runs in my final coat..

This was my first time shooting a tri-coat pearl. Although more time-consuming, it’s fun and exciting to lay the in-between coat of mica; shooting repeated coats until you’ve reached a desired level of pearly matte shine….

We stopped by the paint shop in Bend to check on the FC today. The fitment looks great and we’re getting all set to shoot base!

We stopped by the paint shop in Bend to check on the FC today. The fitment looks great and we’re getting all set to shoot base!

Basecoat.

Basecoat.

We rebuilt the carburetor on my TRX250r today. Needless to say, it’s running great…

We rebuilt the carburetor on my TRX250r today. 

Needless to say, it’s running great…

Shot more primer on the 180 today… Zack and I were very excited to see how the Sylvia hood conversion we did looks with a solid color on it.
Rather than forking over 500 bucks for a new hood ( I traded my sylvia stuff for a 180sx front end to match my Koguchi Power kit), we got out the epoxy and the cutting tools.  It turned out pretty well, and only cost me about 70 dollars in supplies. Rad.

Shot more primer on the 180 today… Zack and I were very excited to see how the Sylvia hood conversion we did looks with a solid color on it.

Rather than forking over 500 bucks for a new hood ( I traded my sylvia stuff for a 180sx front end to match my Koguchi Power kit), we got out the epoxy and the cutting tools.  It turned out pretty well, and only cost me about 70 dollars in supplies. Rad.

I caught this photo of my wheels posted on Memoryfab.com’s FB page. Chill.
Thanks again to David @ Memoryfab for helping me get these rare wheels rebarreled and finally finished.

I caught this photo of my wheels posted on Memoryfab.com’s FB page. Chill.

Thanks again to David @ Memoryfab for helping me get these rare wheels rebarreled and finally finished.