Monday, May 31, 2010

The whole shabang!

Just completely moved out of the brohouse in SF and back home for the summer. This couple of months should be full of getting stuff done, FOR REAL THIS SUMMER! Starting mid August, I should have a cool new place in the city too!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Dude, woah. Jacked from beeoneoneoh

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So close

Waiting sucks, but I just got the first piece of the puzzle. I hope my choice in color turns out cool. As if my interior didn't already have all the colors of the rainbow, haha.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Finally, now to move out and back home and attempt to get ready for the June 4 track event.

Relaxing, beautiful weather, laying on the floor looking back, and taking off my exhaust to fix a leak

welded on a new flange, not too bad for flux core!

grip taped pedals

gas is cool, I haven't driven this thing in so long

And this hood mod keeps getting more convenient, letting me work under my garage ceiling light

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Awww, shit.

I just ordered a steering wheel setup and realized that this boss hub is way too long for me in the s12 combined with a quick release. It'd put the steering wheel super close to my face (just mounted a friends to try it). So I had to order a short hub. HOWEVER, This hub combined with an NRG/works bell quick release is an awesome setup to have in an s13/s14 but turned out to be too far forward in the stupid s12.

Would work just fine in an s12 if you plan on using a slim quick release or none at all.

It's brand new, it's unopened, it's not even here at my house yet. It shipped a few days ago and should be here soon.

I can meet you anywhere in the west bay area, san jose to san francisco

$25 bucks picked up , saves you around 5 dollars from getting one shipped from sonic motor.

$29 bucks shipped, saves you like 50 cents from sonic motor. SUPER INCENTIVE.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Almost done with finals, this stuff is killing me.




Sunday, May 9, 2010


The car progress is pretty slow, as always. Finals are coming up and this semester is almost over! Wish me luck BROS! So, summer time heat, car progress, fun, love, happiness, drunkenness, are all coming very soon.

This weekend, I finished the strut bar and welded in some lower radiator mounts to the s14 tension rod brackets. I made them out of 3/4 washers and some extra metal (since I got those sweet radiator bushings from Justin THANKS DUDE)

And I ended up painting the brackets pink WITH some copper sparkles, you can super see the difference in the sunlight and it's really, really cool.

Bronzey sparkles

Looks cool!

This one's for you RUIZ!

lower rad mounts

mad cat

And then Yuta and Matt9000 came over, brought four lokos, got me drunk, and commandeered the camera.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Thanks MAX for these awesome scans! click on them for the full image, I just learned a new html that opens them in a new tab too. Stoked to see this before the car gets trashed this summer

I looked pretty garbage after staying up the night doing that ghetto tension rod fix, sweet yeah!

And the sweet mustache bro, super dramatic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I was cleaning the driver side floor in the s12 the other day with brakleen (melted rubber from my shoes) and the smell got really strong. It was pretty hot and dry that day too. Anyway, then my nose turned into a bloody faucet. It was everywhere. This stuff rules.

Monday, May 3, 2010

It rubs the lotion on its skin

thanks for hooking it up again Justin! It was pretty funny to see the name on the box (forum username)

new bottom radiator mounts, weird seeing these so nice! haha

strut bar, the bar BARELY fits in between the inner bolts of the strut towers

brackets cut off and the oval holes are filled in

work station (floor, haha)

more oval hole filling comparo

I wore a pretty serious face mask when I sanded off the paint. chinese lead paint destroys families

all ovals filled in

new hardware that fits

tacked in, you can see the sockets on top of the bolts to protect the threads from splatter

compared to the pics of it new, you can see how much I've pushed the brackets in and bent them accordingly. the nuts on the innermost bolt is super barely able to come off, so it worked out

I think Matt9000 talked me into ZEBRA print brackets, maybe probably.

When he came over, he brought four loko and budweiser. And my drunken ass decided to do the hood mod since they were there and I ended up cutting one of the hood brackets a bit too far but it worked out! Hahha, probably shouldn't operate angle grinders when under the influence.

Joshua style

Ants and eggs (I was so hammered by this time)