Wednesday 7 May 2014

Car stuff - Boring.. But there's cake!

Yet another Birthday has sneaked past me and I had a delicious cake baked for me
As for my actual Birthday treat I elected to work on the car all day. In fact for a present my girl super spoiled me with a 400R carbon rear blade set up. Can't be bad can it? I must be doing something right, although am perplexed if I know what it is!
400R Style rear blades
Just the tonic I needed really!
I recently managed to acquire an original set of 400R bits made specifically for a GTST by that little known style house 'NISMO'. Yep genuine original parts that I'm pretty certain the copy shops would have loved to get their hands on to make some molds! To be honest I wasn't aware that Nissan even made these parts for a GTST and only produced them for fat bottomed GTR, but I can't argue with my own eyes! 

So I have got as far as test fitting the bumper (got bored with sanding).

excellent fit! 
Happily as an original Nissan part it needs no fettling and looks pretty promising. The exhaust is due adjustment this week. In fact I am having a new one made (but that is for laters!). 

I also took the car to a scratch specialist

Chips Away are a franchise operation operating in the UK. I obviously can't speak for all of them, but would like to say a big thank you to Steve and his team in the Reading Berkshire branch. Usually Chips Away use mobile specialists, although in Reading it is a drop off service. This results in much more clean conditions, which therefore obviously means a much better chance of a good job! 
I wonder if that tickles?
Both the scratches in the rear quarter panel were touched in. This isn't perfect 'but will do' for now and are only really visible if you tilt your head and screw up your eyes (in the right light conditions). As for the larger scratch in the front bumper.. It is gone! Chips Away doing one of their 100% repairs to the affected area.

As to the engine bay, it looks this good!

Taking the car for a drive has become a very entertaining experience now and I really can't fault Drift Street Imports Build or MB Motorsports map. In fact I feel like a stake holder now in the BDC where Drift Street and MB compete in the Pro events. 
This is something else! 
So what a muddle this post is although it sums up the eclectic mix of mini posts that I have been too busy/idol/indifferent to write lately! 

This weekend there is Japfest, a celebration of all motors Japanese, although most of my readers are overseas and it looks like a very wet one, I am looking forwards to saying Hi... 

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