February 5, 2013 in my carina
Finally I can post up some progress made on fixing the inner fenders: on the left rear inner fender all rust has been solved and it just needs a little skim with the angle grinder before it can receive its new coating.
But during the fixup the welder kind of set the rear seat belt on fire, so I’m in need of a new one.
If you, by chance, have a 73370-14030-01 lying around I would be very happy to release you from it.
And yes: I’m in need of some replacement springs. Once it has been fixed up that’s my next priority!
On the other side it doesn’t look this good yet: more pictures on the next page
December 23, 2012 in my carina
Yes, that is no typo:
Merry Christmas and a rustfree New Year!
My automotive year ended quite badly. What turned out to be a very tiny hole in the rear inner fender on both sides proved to be a true nightmare: the tinworm struck again, ate its way through and instead of a white Christmas I’m actually seeing quite reddish now…
Lucky enough this is the only rust on the whole floorpan of the Carina as it has been creeping from inside out and not the other way around. So to prevent my Carina from becoming a rustoseum I’m having this fixed shortly after New Year and let’s hope it is a rustfree year for everyone!
April 21, 2012 in my carina
Two weeks ago I finally started to do something about the enormous pileup of JDM parts in the shed, so I mounted the JDM tail lights, Carina mudguards and Soarer centercaps!
Then I took off to properly wash the car and do a small photoshoot in the neighborhood:
Even though all lightbulbs inside the tail lights survived travelling half the world on a ship there was one problem with these new tail lights: they lack both the illumination and fog lights. That means that they don’t light up when I turn on the lights of the Carina.
Lucky enough I can directly mount in the insides of the EU tail lights which I still haven’t done so far. For the photoshoot I faked the illumination by putting my camera bag on the brake pedal. Read the rest of this entry →
February 25, 2012 in my carina
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:
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 →
December 22, 2011 in christmas
It may be a bit hard to see, but just try to find what is different within this picture!
The answer is on the next page/down here… Read the rest of this entry →