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Japanese Rustoseums (part thirty-three)

February 29, 2012 in rustoseums by banpei

The big question is if this Nissan Laurel C31 picked up some foliage along the way or if it is actually growing a tree out of its bumper!
Nissan Laurel C31 rustoseum
I fear the latter. :(

This two tone painted C31 once used to be a SGL, but nowadays it can hardly be called anything at all…
Nissan Laurel C31 rustoseum
But given that it is not a super rare hardtop or Medalist I don’t think it really matters much. ;)

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My younger brother Laurel

February 27, 2012 in random by banpei

At least, that’s what the Skyline R30′s owner must have thought.
Laurel and its older brother Skyline
The Skyline R30 shared its underpinnings with the Laurel C31, so that makes the C32 parked next to this R30 its younger brother.

Found at MS1122

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Brilliant: DavidsFarm fixes a MX62 Cressida

February 26, 2012 in brilliant by banpei

It is great to see DavidsFarm videos reappear on Youtube now and then. This one was posted by cannabolic on AEU86 and it consists out of four parts.
DavidsFarm revives a 1983 Toyota Cressida

First David starts off looking at the damage 6 years in the woods did to the poor Cressie. After installing a new fresh battery he even miraculously manages to start it! Read the rest of this entry →

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New goodies: kouki Carina AA60 tail lights!

February 25, 2012 in my carina by banpei

After missing out a couple of auctions I decided I really had to get them the next time and contacted Ewan from Hayatonka. He understood the pain and difficulties and did his best for me. After nearing the scary deadline the price raised quickly but we managed to win the auction after all!

So after being on a boat for four weeks they have finally arrived:
JDM Carina AA60 tail lights
A pair of zenki AA60 tail lights, mid console and some other small stuff included in the auction. The lights basically look like they are brand new.

The difference between the AA60 and AA63 tail lights is that the AA63 ones are smoked, so they look a bit blackish. I can live without that I guess. ;)

Here you can compare how different they look from the zenki ones: Read the rest of this entry →

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Japanese Rustoseums (part thirty-two)

February 24, 2012 in rustoseums by banpei

I have three words for this video: only in Japan…
Nissan Skyline KPGC10 rustoseum
So far I counted the following:
2 x Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86s
1 x Toyota Celica RA28
1 x Nissan Cefiro A31
2 x Nissan Skyline K(P)GC10
1 x Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Limited
(Video on the next page) Read the rest of this entry →