Mar 4, 2014

eXite Video Magazine S13 Project Car Unveiled!

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Here she is in all of her unimpressive glory! My girlfriend told me about this car before I even came here. I've been interested ever since. A lot of you may be thinking, "He's in Japan and could get an S15, or Skyline GT-R, and he chose THAT?!" Yeah, I did. My closest friends know that my love for the 180SX platform is never ending. I just love these things.



Dents and dings (and there are a lot!) aside, this car is in GREAT cosmetic shape, especially to be parked right next to the ocean in Japan. The rust spots are SO tiny, that they are practically non-existent. I'm gonna get a can of rust wipe, rust transformer, sand paper, and primer and clean her up. She doesn't even have rust on the shock towers! Amazing!



The door is slightly misaligned, though that can be easily corrected. Also, the previous owner did spot painting with regular silver spray paint That's going pear shaped fast, but that's ok. I'm thinking satin black with a gloss black roof, but I'm not for sure yet. Also notice the best part, to me. IT DOESN'T HAVE A SUNROOF! I'm tall and the sunroof cars have slightly less interior room inside of them. Also, since this car is right hand drive, there is no floor hump to deal with, so I can get my racing bucket a little bit lower. Thank God!



Those tails! They are in pretty good shape, too! Relatively scratch free. Oh, by the way... I got the car for just a little more than what these tails would have cost me in America. やすーーーーーい!(Cheeeeeaaaaaaapp!)
Here's a shot of the worst rear quarter panel. This doesn't bother me at all, because I will end up widebodying it any way. Man... I'm excited.

Stay tuned, and in a day or two, I'll post some video up that can show all of her character a little bit better. I got a lot of close ups showing her problem areas.... you know those areas that make a project worth doing?

I have most of my plans worked out for what I want to do to her, but I'll save that for another post. You did get two clues, though. Satin black and wide body. Trust me, though....it won't be a regular 30mm widebody project.

Never Enough.

Mankin out.

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  1. I'm digging it mane. Looks super clean for the age.

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    1. Yeah, I know! I was so surprised... I was like this thing is gonna be a rust bucket... when the shock towers were also rust free I was saying.... SOLD. But it couldn't get past the busted reservoir curse!

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  2. Good base! Kinda makes we want another 180

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    1. Get on, sir! I can get you parts... if you need you can overnight them from Japan....

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  3. Looks great man. I am sure she won't be stock for long.

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    1. No it won't.... it's already begun. Nothin modified, but I'm cleaning up some neglected trim.... it's in the details!!!

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  4. Also just thought you could do a MCB install post now :)

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    1. I will be doing one for sure. I have to get a few supplies first. Namely, a drill and a wire brush tip. The cheapest wire brush tip I found was $10! Those things are like 3$ a piece or less back home! And the drill, sad as it is to say, is kind of a major purchase.... a cheap Chinese one is $34. But if I just spend $120, I can get a mid-range Makita. It's not cordless, but I've never owned a cordless in all my years. And I'm not dropping $300 on a cordless..... that's aero! Since I'm buying a lot of my Cusco stuff used, I'm thinking about stripping it down and refinishing it. I found a color that matched their blue, or I thought about going red anodized, or red with a pearl of flake.

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