Entries by Ron

180SX & Type-X Options

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. 

Interchangeable Parts

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.

Chuki vs Kouki

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.

The Navan Build

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.

College Saved Me $7k in Parts

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

New Home: Body Repair Updates

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..