After a long week of waiting, our small JDM pieces that JC ordered finally came in from NigelJDM. We were checking the tracking like no tomorrow – as I’m sure most of you do when waiting for parts – no matter the size…
The last time we had a JDM install party (that I can remember) was when we installed the third brake light on my STI a few years back. More often than not, it’s the little pieces that make up the whole picture and for these little pieces – that’s what it was for me.
On my way to JC’s place right after work – thunderstorm incoming and all. I didn’t care – those badges were going on rain, shine, hail, blizzard – didn’t matter to me.
Got there and ironically, JC pulled out his Dad’s AE86 so we could work in the garage quick.
Still so mint. I will need to do a shoot with this when I finally have some worthwhile mods to give me a reason to take a picture of my car.
Snapped a quick shot of JC’s car
And it’s time to get started!
Ugly ass badge. I hate it so much – even before I bought the car I knew I wanted to get rid of them.
Didn’t take that long to pry the actual emblem off but it was a bitch to take the 3M residue off. Probably took at least 20 minutes and a shit load of Goo Gone before we got it all off.
Clean and gone! Looks better already hahaha
The back badges were cake to take off. The only thing I could have lived with was the FRS badge haha
Shot of the rear off.
Shots of the badges all minty!
The Toyota badge with an aligning foam. Pretty cool
GT86 badge – Don’t see it too often because I usually see just the Toyota emblems to keep it simple. But I liked the whole combination.
Just placed the emblem in the holes to check… Already looks better.
On! Love it.
And the rears on! Makes me love the car that much more.
Next up was JC’s car and his JDM visors.
Love the LED headlights so much
Ran outside as they were prepping JC’s car… snapped a few more shots.
Punit and his GS
Rich’s new car – Audi S6. He sold the WRX and has moved onto his new project. Quite a change – almost on the other end of the spectrum. But so far he loves it and it ain’t no slouch either…
Rich and JC getting to work.
The visors include the chrome strip to keep it looking uniform with the stock chrome edging.
JC peeling off that blue tape! The best part.
Nice and shiny! I think they flow nicely.
Punit unwrapping the rest of the visors.
Finished the other side fairly quickly.
I didn’t get a chance to get a full shot of the visors with the car out of the garage, but you’ll see it soon enough…
Yay for JDM goodies!