This Honda RA272 cutaway drawing by Yoshihiro Inomoto is even more beautiful than the Nissan R382 cutaway drawing by Makoto Ouchi:
Look at all the finer details he made, small case studies on the various parts, cockpit and complete car to get the end result just right. And this is just the original line drawing he made, not even the finished end product!
This is what it looks like after painting it: Read the rest of this entry →
After being silent on the subject of my Carina for a while I’ve finally made some more progress: I’m assembling the Carina AA63 double headlights (after stripping and repairing them first):
This is only the right side assembly and unfortunately the left side has to wait a bit. And yes I know: it is definitely not the most beautiful glassfibre repair, but it will be hidden behind the grille anyway.
Why? Well it is waiting for the respray of some new old stock headlight surroundings: Read the rest of this entry →
Watch the video below for the unpredictable outcome: Read the rest of this entry →
Last Thursday when I encountered this 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R I thought I was very lucky to find it! I never found one parked on the side of the street before! However when I checked my bag for the compact camera I usually carry around it wasn’t there. Neither was there any charge left in my smartphone so apparently my luck balanced out and I had to take pictures with my Nokia C2 dumbphone. In the end they turned out better than I expected but certainly they don’t meet my personal baseline.
As you can see at the bottom of the driver door this Mitsubishi Sapporo suffers from the well known tin-worm: the very same that killed many before.
From the rear it is visible it also attacked the boot lid and it has been replaced by one in a slightly different shade of grey/silver: Read the rest of this entry →