Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

RE-Xtreme Version III - Final

Today was a very "Liberating" day for me.

I say liberating, because for the past few months the daily sight of my perfectly usable, but undriven FD3s Version III was haunting me at every glance.

When would I ever, get the chance to drive it as intended. Well very often the answer was "unforeseeable", so the decision was made to let to go at an acceptable price.

If you read this blog from the beginning to end. It's kind of a story about wanting something you are ill prepared for, but desire so much that you proceed knowing there's a fine line between dreams coming true and the torture of unfulfillment. I guess this one ended in the latter, but not without some fun along the way.

Having spent a sum of cash, modifying the car with necessary upgrades for reliability, and cleaning up some bits and pieces, I was well within sight of constant enjoyment. The earthquake and nuclear issues in Japan, along with other things, took some needed cash away from this project and as such, left it dormant, creating a tormenting situation rather than the optimistic approach I took from the beginning.

So while many of the initial dreams remain, the original intention for this particular vehicle will never be realized. So I'm not taking a drastic, but otherwise realistic approach in selling the car. Today it has left my possession, which has already created an element of positiveness for the future.

I've done less than 3000klms in this one, but with well chosen destinations, I enjoyed every second. I never once thought I bought the wrong car. I definitely bought the right car at the right time at the right price, but the circumstances have changed around me.

So for now it's back to an FD3less life of dreams vs reality.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Silky Smooth

Looking great again!

The guys at Tomiyama did a great job. Also, thanks for the clean!

The rear quarter has a dent too, but as it was free to repair, just the door thanks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Body Shot

Notice anything? FILTH! I haven't cleaned the car for a while! Part race track filth, part highway filth, part radio-active typhoon enhanced rain etc. Anyway, under this is a dent created by a nice guy who offered to pay for his damage.

So I dropped off the car today for the corrective cosmetic surgery.

Then it's off to auction.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kingyo's Secret Affair

This is somnething I'd love to do. Just totally over the top, but it's driving me crazy I can't sleep!

The ultimate mix of RWB and RE-Amemiya. two things I love. Kingyo's Affair.

Only need 3~4K to build it? Any sponsors out there?

Unfortunately, the wheels I want to run (used in this photoshop) are 18x12 +6 rear and 18x10 +6 front.

This FRP body is designed for 18x9.5+22 so there's an extra 30mm that needs to be found. It aint happening. hahaha

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

C1 Opponent - R33


To Drift or Not to Drift

TE37 SL 17" with 245/40/17. FANTASTIC!

Unfortunately, they belong to Andy from Powervehicles, but I sat them beside mine for a "test".  He was lucky to keep them.

Every time I meet Andy, I want to turn my car into a tyre shredder.

How ever If I did drift the car, you can't have a standard looking car. I want a FATTY.

He currently has some old Miester S1 for sale and I tried these over fenders for fun too. The Miester Monster from my last post could be a reality? HAHAHA.. maybe... not. maybe...

I forgot to take pics though.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mister Monster

The 3000 dollar option is this. 18" Miester S1 with stretch + cheap over-fenders. Kind of the plan I had originially.  I absolutely love this look on the car. Looks so tough. Who knows? Dreaming is great.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ebisu Monday Challenge.

RE-Xtreme headed to Ebisu for D1 and during some downtime after the event, I managed to hit up Ebisu's Higashi Circuit.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Interior Redecorating

While I'm happy with the 1/2 stripped interior, for sale, this is a difficult sell as it narrows the market.

 So I picked up some good condition interior panels amazingly cheap and started to install them again.

This really tidies up the rear although having to swap the position of the RE-Amemiya Rigid Harness Bar, it's still an acceptable position.

I have the interior side panels, but I didn't install them as the cage would require cutting. I'll leave the new owner to decide what to do there.

How much weight did I add. about 2 kg maybe. If I take out the passenger seat that's about 20Kg. so in the overall scheme of things, it really doesn't matter.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Contrasting images is something I haven't been able to do correctly for a while. My new camera is only a cheap DSLR but I can still get a good image from it. However one thing I needed was a C-pl filter

Now I have the option of reflecting those perfect skies or looking through the glass.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Midnight Speedhunters

My camera is performing well. These new cheap Canon Kiss X50 DSLRs are amazing. no tripod at night.

I went down to Daikoku to meet up with the guys I know in the GT-R community and do some .RSG. graphics for Dino from speedhunters.com , so of course I sampled them on my car for looks.

My Rx-7 13-B on the Wangan at almost Midnight. Quite fitting being 7/13 and My project is named 7:13.

Thanks for the shot on the return journey! Dino's even good with his iPhone.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Deals Gap

Big thanks to Phil and the boys from http://www.dealsgaprotaryrally.com/

These Ts will go very well. I can stop being Japanese XL for a while with these American M size.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

.RSG. Graphics.

New graphics. Actually made these just to test wet application... OMG!.. so much better.

Reversed here.^

The graphic is actually my initals R.S.G

Which I am using for a side venture (that I'll never make much money from)

I plan on giving these to some special owners on 7's day.

Of course chrome are for my 2 favourite cars. 1 at Tsukuba and 1 at Daikoku. maybe.


RE-Xtreme POD!

Something had to be done about this...

1 piece of 50mm plumbers tube.

 Hacked into shape.

Painted... slots at the bottom are for a cable tie for mounting.


Smooth. Position is not 100% but way better than before.

See the boost


ps new camera is good.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

7's Day Preparation

Clean.Well... kind of. To add graphics or not? Today I pulled off some test graphics and tomorrow I'm going to add some to test an application method.

But they may not last.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

7's Day Livery

Something a bit special for 7's day. This would be cool so time permitting, Ill try this.

 But it will be minus the skirts and perhaps the rear wing. and definitely no light covers.

Safety style

I thought about this style, but it's a bit blah.

RE-Xtreme 13B-REX Rotary Engine Single Turbocharger RX-7

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daikoku and Sibaura PA

Tonight was a bit of a no joy for me. A long drive with no interaction. Daikoku was closed and by the time I worked out how to get through Yokohama on a link road (there is none.. K5 doesn't turn right.??WTF)  it was a bit late to get back.

So I missed the GTROC meet.

A lonely drive, so I stopped in Tokyo. A nice EF, some crazy St185 Celica and some Lambo Wangan Action.

A bit boring for me. Maybe next time guys.