Thanks for the compliments. The bumper is good but I have my eyes set on something more fitting of the style.Damn this this car is looking good !
Exact color as my 1.6 ... I'm in Japan and this is very similar to what I am going for , the Impul G5 on Miata from Google image took me here.
You are actually pulling the "Kysha" look off very well , I am a big fan of the style and have many bits and pieces.
The black Watanabe's + this car color combo is dope !!! I also have a similar front bumper cover ... may use it after seing your car but will be hunting this same one down ... Mine is the more common RB one.
Perhaps an external oil cooler next ?
I won't be fitting an external oil cooler; I think that it would be overkill for my car in particular.
Thanks~!I managed to not see the Wats till now.
Recently I visited Japan and met up with some very cool people with awesome cars. My main goal going there was to experience great Roadsters and great Kaido Racers. Luckily I was spoiled in both car scenes.
I met up with Roadster friends from the US and UK and we all got inspired.
A major highlight was meeting ハナマルレーシング (Hanamaru Racing), these are a group of Roadster owners who style their cars similar to how I try to style mine, old car modifications. I was invited by them along with a team member of mine (@nathanwohlander on IG) to go see a Roadster meeting being held in Aichi, this was around 3 hours from where we were staying in Tokyo but we made the journey anyway. The meeting was very inspirational, all different kinds of styles being executed and all to a high level. Race cars, drift cars, show cars were there parked in the rain in a big parking lot, the lighting was poor and only got a few photos you can view them here: http://imgur.com/a/uzokh
6 out of 8 Hanamaru Racing team members @ Aichi
Nathan on the left, myself on the right w/ hanamaru
The biggest inspiration was definitely the Hanamaru Racing "Boss", Mochizuki-san. He's a friendly guy, in his late 40s, with the craziest Roadster i've ever seen. The car is extremely low, with extremely wide wheels (13x10) with a fully built Toda engine, twin 38 SOLEX carbs, 2-way LSD, 6-speed swapped in, it's quick and sounds amazing.
Seriously, the best Roadster ever in my opinion
ANYWAY, during the trip I did come home with a few parts
My first purchase was a 265mm Leather steering wheel made by Kaido Racer Factory Mizuno Works, there aren't many manufactures that well wheels this small without being super deepcorn so this was my only option. The leather on it feels fantastic and the quality is very high, but, you would hope it would be since it costs around the same as a Leather/Wood deepcorn Nardi wheel!
Second was JoyFast tall shift knob, the Revlimiter review of these does it justice, these feel amazing to shift with.
Third was a pair of 14x7.5j SSR Longchamp XR4 in 4x100, pretty rare and although they are beat up got them for a good price and they will be widened anyway.
I have my eyes set on another pair in New Zealand
Lastly is a pair of SEV Marchal headlights. From my knowledge Marchal is an old French headlight company that went defunct but a few years ago it was revived by the Japanese. They are very often used in old cars and motorcycles in Japan so it fit my style perfectly. I haven't driven at night with them yet but shining them on my fence the light output appears to be similar to the original Kioto lamps. Either way they were purchased for their look rather than their function (as is with most of the parts on this car)
Cute lil cat emblem
Currently interior state
That's all for now