Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Had a little time to work on the Z today so I got the rear flares mounted where they need to be. Now I can take them off cut the quarters and weld the seam.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Everyone has their own opinion of what they feel is the proper "fitment" when in comes to wheels and tire sizes. I ,like everyone else, have my own unique taste when it comes to what I think looks right and on what platforms it looks right on.

I have been discussing with other Z owners as to what they feel is the best size wheels and tires on a zg flared z. Also digging up old information of Z cars built in Japan through out the decades. All in preparation to having a set of SSR's widened to my specs.

Running into this picture of KnightoftheRound's car on HybridZ along with his specs have been a real milestone in figuring sizes out.
Wheels look so perfect at those sizes.


Collectables: They're only toys if you take them out of the package. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011



The drought here in San Antonio finally came to an end as we started getting some much need rain lately. The cooler temperatures feel amazing and allowed me to get some things done on the Z. 

Picked up the hardware I needed and got the front flares mounted. The button head socket screws look factory installed and worked really well. Still need to pick up some rubber welting to use between the flare and fender, this will hopefully fill the minor gaps.

Took me a while to get the placement right. I think I looked through dozens of pictures for reference, but I'm pretty happy with how they sit. Once I had them both mounted however they didn't seem even. After scratching my head for a while I realize that the left flare was longer than the right near the front. So they are positioned right, but I'll have to trim some off the left flare to even out things.


Worked out a trade for the '55 Chevy truck and ended up with this thing. I would be lying if I said it wasn't actually pretty fun to ride around in. 

1960 Vespa VBB 150cc. Close to 100 MPG, a good size storage compartment and room for my lady on the back. I could use the money though so if anyone has any interest in it feel free to let me know.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I just need to stay off Craigslist cause I keep wanting to buy things that I may or may not need. I need to make sure my extra money is going to finish the Z but it's so hard when deals like this keep popping up for cheap.

This 1978 Toyota truck would make a sweet swap-meet runner/motorcycle hauler. Paint is clean and original, 20r engine with a 4 speed tranny are bullet proof. I'm going to stop talking about it now before I try and buy it.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Lots going on in the last few months. San Antonio has been in the worst drought since the early 90's and yet with no rain in site. So we've been having a miserable summer. I work on the car outside so needless to say progress has been slow. Thankfully the weather has been finally getting better and we got some things done on the car. Had some friends over and cleaned up some surface rust that had developed over the last month. I also got a chance to drill and cut the front fenders for the flares.