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DIY JDM Christmas tree with Hot Wheels ornaments

December 23, 2016 in christmas by banpei

As this year is nearing it’s end, I thought I should do something special this year. The Christmas holidays are coming up soon, and in all it’s joy and glory fits a Christmas tree. I got one at home, but I didn’t have one in my office. And since my office is partially a JDM shrine, the tree should be one as well. A JDM Christmas tree to be more exact!
DIY JDM Christmas tree

JDM Christmas tree

The idea for this came when I received a red Hotwheels AE86 as a present for Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is the Dutch Santa Clause and therefore I thought I should do something with it. So I wondered how much work it would be to convert a Hotwheels car into a Christmas tree ornament. It couldn’t be that long?

Watch the video below on how to create one yourself: Read the rest of this entry →

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Onevia, Glass Waterfall and JDM Presidential VIP treatment [ Episode 3 ]

December 23, 2016 in what did i watch this week by banpei

Welcome to another episode of What Did I Watch This Week? and this episode will contain five highlighted videos: Onevia, Roll in and out, Glass Waterfall, Jack Nicklaus and JDM Presidential VIP treatment.

Mighty Car Mods revealed the current state of 2Sexy and Tay Tay. Also they announced their Roadkill vs MCM to be released on Christmas day! Be sure to check their channel for these updates!
What did I watch this week - Episode 3

Other news is that 84Hachi posted a video, listing all the components he used for the 4AC distributor cancellation with a coil on plug conversion. Be sure to check it out here.

Now for the five videos I watched this week: Read the rest of this entry →

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Mint S13 Silvia, revving music and AE86 N2 track car [Episode 2]

December 16, 2016 in what did i watch this week by banpei

Welcome to What Did I Watch This Week episode 2!
What did I watch this week - Episode 2
In this video we have six videos that I watched during the past week, where the highlights are the mint Nissan Silvia S13, some engine revving music and the Impulse AE86 N2 track car going around Suzuka circuit in 2:23!

Watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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AE86 jet fighters, Motocompos, Mount Haruna and Osaka Kanjo Racers [Episode 1]

December 9, 2016 in video, what did i watch this week by banpei

What did I watch this week? This week’s What Did I Watch This Week is all about AE86 jet fighters, Motocompos, Mount Haruna and Osaka Kanjo Racers!
What did I watch this week - Episode 1
This video is something new that I’m trying out: a weekly vlog on the videos I watched earlier that week and what I liked or disliked about them. See it as my new way to do my regular blog posts in a vlog. 😉

Watch the first episode below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Toyota 4AGE overview [JDM Trivia]

October 19, 2016 in JDM Trivia by banpei

Today’s trivia is about the Toyota 4AGE. I will give you an overview of all the different 4A-GE models, how to recognize them, what their (basic) differences are and on which cars they were available.
4A-GE overview

All five Toyota 4A-GE NA generations

The video contains all five 4A-GE naturally aspirated generations: from the first 1983 bluetop 16 valve till the last 2000 blacktop 20 valve. We will go over each and every generation with their specifics. Some may have had changes since the previous generation, like the oil squirters in the 4AGE smallport.

I will skip over the details of the 4A-GZE and the TRD/Formula Atlantic engines as I will do a separate video on those engines. Watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Toyota Carina A60 history [JDM Trivia]

October 11, 2016 in carina sightings by banpei

Welcome to JDM Trivia #12 where I describe the Toyota Carina A60 history.
Toyota Carina A60 history [JDM Trivia]

Carina, Corona and Celica combined

The Toyota Carina A60 started its life when Toyota decided to combine the platforms of the Corona, Carina and Celica. This delivered a floorpan that was identical for all three cars and some of the Corona and Carina body panels are even exchangeable.

Toyota Carina A60 generation

This generation of the Toyota Carina was produced between September 1981 and April 1988. For Toyota this was considered to be a very long lasting production. It obviously helped that the Carina derived van stayed into production till April 1988, but also the sedan and coupe were available till the end of 1987. Read the rest of this entry →