• Passenger Door Card Furnishing

    The last piece to trickle in from oCarbon was the passenger trim around the grip handle on the door card. A number of compound curves in this area made it particularly difficult to wrap over and get right. All in all, the entire process to get all of my interior pieces finished in carbon fiber […]

    6 responses June 12, 2017
  • Car Shop GLOW Version 4 LED Tail Lights

    Better late than never – I am going to try and knock out a few remaining updates that I have been behind on. There is a reason to the recent inactivity, which I will address later. I am at a point now where I am satisfied with the RX-7. Bugs that irked me have been […]

    No responses June 11, 2017
  • Door Lock Replacement & Mig Welding

    While in the middle of my drive last weekend, I discovered that my passenger door lock had annoyingly committed suicide out of the blue. I was able to lock it with my key just fine, however, when I went to go unlock it half an hour later, the key oddly wouldn’t insert anymore. The key […]

    No responses April 2, 2017
  • Carbon Fiber Gauge Cluster & MOMO Mod 88 Steering Wheel

    Although I received my gauge fascia piece with oCarbon’s first completed batch back in January, I couldn’t actually install it. The fascia needed to be connected together with the hood piece, and then the entire cluster could be mounted into the car. Waiting for the completion of the hood was tantalizing and elicited feelings of […]

    4 responses March 21, 2017
  • Blue Tinted, Convex Gandador Lenses Installed

    Sorting out the glass situation for the Ganadors has been a long journey. I first went to a semi-local glass shop to attempt the task of making blue tinted and convex mirrors for me. These guys were the only ones in the area willing to give it a shot, due to their experience making custom […]

    No responses March 11, 2017
  • Alcantara Wrapped Door Card

    In unison with the oCarbon interior trim panel project, I shipped my door cards to the good folks of ESH Upholstering in Maryland for more Alcantara magic. The wrapping work was completed long ago, things have just placed in limbo while we waited for the oCarbon bits to trickle in. With the drive side door […]

    2 responses March 11, 2017
  • RE-Amemiya Street Diffuser

    With great stubbornness, I held off on installing a diffuser for these past 4 and a half years. I had a carbon fiber replica diffuser from Shine Auto at the very beginning, but removed it immediately in favor of the simpler look of the factory valence. Since my direction was to achieve a clean, understated […]

    2 responses March 7, 2017
  • LED Momentary Buttons & Deutsch Connectors

    I had the pictures for this post uploaded and stored in the library for over a month now, but obviously lagged in drafting the accompanying text. Progress on the car has been steady, albeit at an unusually slow pace that has been dictated by the delays of the oCarbon trim overlays. I am still waiting […]

    2 responses February 26, 2017
  • Ganador Mirrors: Blue Tint, Convex, Replacement Lenses

    I was in need of a pair of replacement lenses for my Ganador mirrors, so I contracted an OE Manufacturer of Automotive mirrors to replicate them. After footing the bill and going through the design process with them, I realized this could be a valuable part to share with the community and not just keep […]

    10 responses February 8, 2017
  • RegaMaster Center Caps and Spoke Decals

    By virtue of combining resourcefulness with persistence, I somehow ended up with 10 black center caps. The black versions are especially rare these days, which is why I loaded up on so many. I submitted each cap through a polishing process to bring them back to life, but I admittedly screwed one up in the […]

    4 responses February 2, 2017
  • Tying Loose Ends

    Getting stuck in with the nitty gritty. While I’m still waiting for the rest of my interior pieces to be finished by oCarbon, I wanted to tackle the job of optimizing all of the excess cable lengths going to the number of AiM related components and modules. Due to the fact that AiM needs to […]

    2 responses January 22, 2017
  • Lexan Rear Windshield Install, Again

    After I let the rear windshield sit dormant and untouched for a week while the glue cured, I pulled off the masking tape holding it in place and inspected the edges. To my great dismay, I noticed that the upper right hand corner of the rubber molding appeared to be falling into the channel between […]

    4 responses January 21, 2017