USDM / Canadian VIN Labels

The following information is directed towards owners of imported, non Canadian/USDM Nissan vehicles that are purchasing these labels and are unable to supply the required 17 digit VIN number.

Junkyard Dave’s S13 Digital Climate Control Wiring Guide

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Which write-up did you go with online? “None because none of them tell you anything useful” – Junk Yard Dave.



I’m living proof that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.  I had no idea what I was getting into when I started disassembling this car and once I did, I wanted to travel back in time and start over.

Treasure Hunting: 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.

Another 1993 Sports Edition


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

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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.

A Work in Progress…

Did I jump the gun on announcing the S13 dash buttons?  Well, I have some good news, some bad news and more good news.

Chuki vs Kouki

No longer googly-eyed over the kouki front bumper conversions (lies), I’ve come to fully embrace the Chuki aka sharknose bumper because honestly, 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.

Why Am I Restoring This Car?


When I was a kid my dad introduced me to monster truck shows and drag races. At home, I built legos, model cars, and planes while he restored old Chevys.