• 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    17 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 […]

    7 responses February 2, 2017
  • 240SX Sold

    After a few months of ownership, I soon decided that I had my fun with the S13 and was ready to move on. As it would turn out, the car was merely an itch that I needed scratching. I have been around the 240sx scene, both directly and vicariously, for nearly a decade now. It […]

    No responses January 31, 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
  • NSX Titanium Type-S / Zanardi Shift Knob

    Ever since I peered into the interior of an NSX many months ago and spotted one of these shift knobs installed, it stuck with me. The height, shape, and finish were spot on for what I wanted to achieve. The only problem is, my MGW short shifter is threaded for M12x1.75 shift knobs and the […]

    No responses January 17, 2017
  • oCarbon Part III

    With custom, handmade work, wait times are a customary part of the game. To my surprise, after probing oCarbon with a ritualistic email asking about how progress was, I received a reply stating that my main trim panels were in the mail. And just like that, they showed up neatly packaged in a box at […]

    No responses January 16, 2017
  • S2000 Starter Push Button Install

    After I originally installed the AiM dash and reassembled the interior, I couldn’t help but feel that an opportunity was wasted in regards to the cigarette lighter. I don’t smoke and keeping around a cigarette lighter is like treasuring a vestigial relic. The hole that the lighter resides in is the perfect location to install […]

    4 responses January 16, 2017
  • Pioneer AppRadio 4

    The decision to redo and overhaul my sound system was an extemporaneous one. Just like how attacking the roll bar goal seemed ripe in the moment, which consequently paved the way for the Alcantara wrapped rear trim panels. I also had no plans initially to give up my new Advans, but the RegaMasters manifested into […]

    5 responses January 10, 2017