Instead of listing all the B.S. excuses as to why the bodywork is incomplete I’m living proof that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
Designer Dad, Ex-Division Agent, 2nd Generation Jarhead. I speak in stories. ;)
Entries by Ron
I’ve been looking at the 180SX brochures for a while now trying to find certain parts and accessories that I deemed a must-have simply because I find it challenging and it takes me out of my comfort zone into some unfamiliar territory with this restoration.
This car has been sitting in the same patch of grass since I first spotted it in 2012, who knows how long before then. The owner wanted a little too much for it so I walked away.
Interchangeable parts are parts that are, for practical purposes, identical. They are made to specifications that ensure that they are so nearly identical that they will fit into any assembly of the same type without any custom fitting.
Did I jump the gun on announcing the S13 dash buttons? Well, I have some good news, some bad news and more good news.
No longer googly-eyed over the kouki front bumper (I’m lying my ass off), I’ve come to fully embrace the Chuki aka sharknose bumper because honestly, priorities, engine priorities lol.
Since the head unit article was published, I’ve had a few questions about wiring a later model Nissan stock radio into the S13 without cutting the stock harness.
Before the pearl S13 there was a pearl S14. At the time, I tried to convince myself to do a Navan build because no clean hatchbacks within my price range existed. The car was originally my father’s and when he lost interest, I gladly took it off his hands.
My 240SX sat in the driveway for a few months before I was able to do any modifications to it and then parked for a year and a half before I decided to register for an automotive class at a nearby junior college. A decision I wish I had made sooner
Wanting to restore a car and actually having the time, space, and tools to do it are two different things. Fortunately I’ve recently gained access to a full service collision repair garage with the necessary tools to prepare the body for a proper paint job..