Sep 17, 2016

Bosoooooooooo Amazing

New Video Upload

by Dustin Mankin

The new video is up! This time a short but sweet video, featuring an amazing S130 Fairlady Z! Go get it!


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Sep 16, 2016

S13 Hatch (180/200/240SX) Reverse Light Gasket Template

Hand drawn, but she'll get 'er done.

by Dustin Mankin

I was working on stripping some parts to prep the ole 180SX for paint, and then I thought instead of overpaying Nissan for some foam gaskets, I'm gonna roll my own. As I was drawing the template, I thought it would be a good chance to give back to the community. They aren't perfect. They definitely aren't CAD... but sometimes a simple hand drawn pattern is all you need. If this helps even one person, then it was worth the (minimal) effort.  

I have included 2 PDFs that you can download. One is in A4, which AFAIK is everywhere except the US, and the other is Letter size, which is for the US. Sorry to my US friends, but the scale checking measurement is still in CM... by the way, what is that?

There is a little mark that says 2CM. I included it, so you can measure after you print it out, and check that everything is to scale. If it's not 2CM, then you should scale up or down accordingly.

Also, I bought a 7mm hole punch (the kind for leather, etc.) to punch my holes. The bolts for this part are M5 5mm bolts, so this should be plenty. A 6mm will also work.

Good luck on your builds, guys!!!

Sep 8, 2016

Throw Back Thursday:

Chris Moore's 2003 WRX

by Dustin Mankin

Chris Moore's 2003 WRX, that I'm sure doesn't even look the same anymore from back in 2011. These pics were snapped outside of Import Alliance, the east coasts' largest hard parker show. Chris, I can assure you, however, is no hard parker, and he has the rebuild receipts to prove it.

Chris Moore... I need new pics... and more importantly, new videos. Don't worry, I'll hide and Mosaic Shit.

Sep 5, 2016

My Old Z12 Cube

I Kinda Miss This Thing

by Dustin Mankin

Well, Facebook reminded me that 7 years ago, I bought this thing new. At the time, my S13 wasn't running, and I was borrowing vehicles from every family member imaginable to get to work. We had a schedule, and they didn't care, because I was heading to one of three 20 hour a week part time jobs; but they did want me to get a vehicle.

My grandmother co-signed, even though she really didn't need to, and I picked up my new base model 6-speed Nissan Cube. I wanted the "Steel Greay" Gunmetal, but they didn't have one in. I settled on the black, and in the long run, I'm glad I did. In my opinion it was a much more VIPish color, and that's the direction that I wanted to head in.

This is where I was at 3 years later... It's a shame that my SSR Viennas got dented by the shitty Tennessee roads. I didn't bother to fight it. Kentucky has fucked up three sets of wheels of mine and never paid up. Always sent you running in circles. And yes, I dropped an f-bomb on here. It makes me that mad, but that's another story.

The specs as you see it are: a Kaminari spoiler (loved that "Ken Style" vibe), an ATI Grille, 18x8 and 18x9 SSR Vienna Kreis (offset escapes me, sorry), Megan Racing 2" Drop Springs, and a AEM cold air intake. The inside had a clear-black bubble knob (I'll make a video showing how to do it for anyone that is interested.), a wood grain Momo steering wheel, and a NRG short hub with Gen 2.5 Quick release. Oh, and a ballin stereo system. If anyone wants specs, I can post that up, too.

It wasn't the fastest, or the flashiest car I ever owned, because let's face it, it is hard to pay the bank and customize a car, if you have to work three 20 hour a week part time jobs just to make ends meet. But I took my time, and every part that went into my car was quality and name brand (maybe with the exception of the NRG stuff... it's ok, but it's not Works Bell, right?) and that made me proud.

I'd like to own another one day.

What was your favorite car? Sound off below in the comments.

Aug 22, 2016

Ole Blue...

You Thought the Ridgeline was Honda's Only Truck?

by Dustin Mankin

This right here, boys and girl's is a Honda T360, and the T360 is Honda's first vehicle...EVER. It came out four months ahead of the S500. The S360 Prototype and T360 share the same chassis, and the engine of this model of truck was in the prototype of the S360.

The truck was introduced in June of '63, and would be in production until 1967. In total 108,920 of these blue bombers would be made. And I can call them all blue bombers, because they only came in this shade of blue, called "May Blue."

Judging from the sign in the window, this particular truck is an AK250E powered model, which received the engine from the S360 prototype mentioned above. There was also a T500 model, which shared a chassis with the S500 roadster.

The reason the oil cap is where a gas cap would normally be, is because this baby was mid-engined. It had a top speed of 100kph or 62mph, which isn't bad at all, considering it had only 30 horsepower. The engine did hit 8,500RPM, though, a nod to their motorcycle heritage.

This truck is just a normal pick up truck model. There were a few other variations, including a flatbed, a flatbed with folding sides (much like modern kei-trucks), and a van variant.

So next time someone is shit talking a Ridgeline, remind them that Honda's first vehicle was a truck! 

Now, I wanna see someone paint a car in "May Blue." Who's doing it?

Aug 5, 2016


1JZ Swapped FD3S

by Dustin Mankin

In last weeks Stance Nation post, I hinted at what might come up this week. Here it is! Just a super short clip featuring a 1JZ powered FD3S.

The crazy thing is that this car actually has been cleared for road use, which is usually not allowed when the engine and chassis manufacturer aren't the same. I.E.: An RB26 is ok in an S13, but a 2JZ is not.

Anyways, please enjoy, comment, and don't forget to like and subscribe!!



Aug 3, 2016

  Bungotakada Vendors' Sample

Wish I'd Have Kept My Hotwheels Hakosuka...

by Dustin Mankin

One of the cool things about going to the vintage car shows, is the cool stuff that you find. Sometimes just random collectibles, and sometimes not so old stuff, like these Hotwheels. Before I moved to Japan, I unloaded most of my Hotwheels collection to help finance the trip. I think I let the Hakosukas I had go for like 20 bucks..... could've got double in Japan!

There are tones of vintage magazines at the show. Some not as old, but still rare to find, as Book-Off keeps reducing it's old car magazine selection.

But then you run into some vintage magazines, like these old Carboys. To me it seems like 1980 isn't that long ago, since I was born in 1983, then I realize that was 36 years ago! Time stops for no man!

And for the guy doing a restoration, sometimes you find the odd vintage part. Steering wheels are actually fairly common. But finding one in good shape is not, as the top is almost always eaten away by the cancerous rays of that unrelenting Japanese sun.

What kind of things to you find at the car shows and swap meets in your areas? Hit me up with a comment below, and let me know you are alive.

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Jul 26, 2016

STANCENATION Japan G Edition Nagasaki

Full Edit

by Dustin Mankin

It's here! Finally uploaded the video to YouTube last night. Click on this link to visit the YouTube page, so you can subscribe and not miss out on anything.

Sometimes, I put videos up on my Instagram, also. Even though I eventually will put them up here, they are always going to be on Instagram first. In the case of the videos I shoot, they are exclusive to Instagram... go here now to follow us!

Jul 15, 2016


Rollout parts 2 and 3

by Dustin Mankin

Here are parts 2 and 3 of the rollout video from STANCENATION Japan in Nagasaki. Honest to God... most exquisite show I've ever seen in my life. Simply the top of the top. And to be honest, I spent most of my time filming the regular guy's cars. Those are my people. Not the shops building perfect cars... the privateers like myself.

HOWEVER, the rollout videos manage to capture a good mix of the pro built cars, and the home mechanics offerings as well. Check the videos out below. And don't forget about part 1, here.

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Jul 13, 2016

eXite Video Magazine Raw Feed

STANCENATION JAPAN Nagasaki Rollout pt. 1

by Dustin Mankin

Just some raw unedited video footage from the Rollout of STANCENATION JAPAN Nagasaki 2016. There will be two more videos coming. The second is a little bit shorter from the same angle. It will be posted tomorrow.

I also shot across the street from here. To see that angle, visit my Instagram at . Don't forget to like an follow for original JDM content. I'm not a recycler, like most pages!!

Also, a full edit is coming soon!!! Like, next week soon!

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