Archive for January, 2010

During one of his many excursions into the country delivering things, my friend Adrian stumbled upon a rather interesting find.  Amongst a sea of engineering metal, was a lime green glow.  Further inspection revealed it to be a Gen I, Honda Civic.  Connections were made with the owner and within moments, for the price of 24-Pack, the Civic had a new owner.  The only problem was it needed moved which was tricky in that several components had already been pilfered from it, the most important of which was the Steering Wheel and indeed the rest of the Wheels!  It was organised that the engineering firm would place the car on a pallet and then that pallet would be placed on a trailer and Robert’s your parents Sibling.

That’s where I come in.  Adrian had recently sold his car that had been equipped with a tow-bar which left the job to me and the wonderful H230.  I could think of nothing better than using a classic to tow a classic so in the morning before working my evening shift we ventured out to pick up the car where I was greeted with this sight;

Awesomeness Incarnate

Ready to be hauled off;

Your Chariot Awaits!


If I had infinite money and storage space, building something like this would be high on my list of things to do.

Oh yes.

Although I probably wouldn’t go the RB 6cyl route like most – instead I’d fit a VH41DE V8… voila, instant tow wagon with some grunts! Mash on a GTS-X front, possibly investigate converting to an IRS rear end, hit up R31HOUSE for some other bits and pieces… ah yes, one can dream.

red one!



Back to that Fender…

January 20, 2010

You may remember this fender, being that I only just posted about it recently.  Well after all my running about today I figured I might as well be MORE productive and get stuck back into it to fill my “Something on the C110 Daily” quota.

Today I started with this;

Yeah, it's so awesome.

First port of call was the rott spot at the bottom of the guard.

3mm Finishing Filler, 1mm Regular filler, Metric Fuckload of "Fibre Bog"

Oh, but why use fibre bog/filler/Nu-Tech/New-Tec (whatever the fuck it’s called).  Well, obviously to fill holes with instead of using steel. Afterall, someone else has previously brazed in a repair patch into the bottom of the guard, why carry on?  Why not just slap some bullshit in it.  If you need proof that the rust hole was bad before the bog made it’s way in, then check out how the back of the bog looks after being dug out;



January 20, 2010

Today was a good day, I got a few things done including something I’ll post about later but one of the joys of today was the amount of amazing old cars kicking about.  Though I didn’t get pictures of everything, I did get a few which I’ll share with you now.  My first spot today was a Citroen Dyane that I can only imagine (amongst the three other Citroen’s I saw, a DS, XM & 2CV) was down due to the recent Citroen National Event that was held in Dunedin only a few days previous;

Mean. Love it.

The second sweet car I took some photos of I’ll make a seperate post about shortly but the next one I’ll share here is what appears to be a recently re-painted Toyota Corolla KE26, which is surprisingly well wheeled for Invercargill;

Tidy Corolla Wagon

The next tidy little beast was parked right in front of the Corolla so it made getting a photo quite easy, you’ll see it in the rear shot of the wagon;

Check out that "Lady's" Ass.

…and so the front of the Mini looks as such;

but... you're already IN, Invercargill

As well as these I saw a mint old Holden Wagon and a number of other things that I usually see out and about and so they’ve skipped my mind.

Good day though.  Hope you enjoyed the selection.


We’re Back!

January 19, 2010

Not even sure what the problem was but it seems to have either magically fixed itself or they did something at the host end. Hopefully the latter as at least that way if it happens again then there’s somewhere to go to, to get it fixed. I’ll get onto getting some photos and the likes of the weekend nonsense sorted out and posted shortly. In the mean-time here’s this;

NZV8's- Teretonga CRC200

These cars might as well be classed as “retro” or “classic” the technology they utilise is certainly nothing special.  Got a carb’d 8 much?

Hilarious really.

Real post coming up…