Adam’s #DOWORK Day

Today Adam set a plan to finish putting his car back together and putting all the new stuff on. He just recently received his new Work Meister S1 2 piece wheels with mad dish and his newly painted fenders and bumper.

So, we set a date to do it today and do a little mini photoshoot after. But as most of you may know – you always run into little speedbumps – some that are easy to get over, and others that may put you back further than you were expecting. Today was the latter – we got through most of it with few hiccups here and there, but ultimately we were stuck at the end. We’ll get to that later…

It was a cool day AGAIN – even though the earlier part of the week was fairly warm and sunny. It seems every time the weekend comes around the corner, the weather gets shitty and we can’t go cruise or hang out. But during the week when everyone is too busy working or doing something else, the weather is awesome. The forecast for next week is starting to look promising (although, I’ve said that for the last 3 weeks…) I’m hoping that since May is right around the corner, that means nice weather is finally coming. Let’s cross our fingers.

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Adam and I parked outside waiting in our cars since it was kind of windy and cold. We were waiting for JC to do his hair for like 15 minutes… Unbelievable, that guy.

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Over to the left some more is JC’s house and… wait what? Altima? JC got into a fender bender last week and is in the bodyshop unfortunately. He’s got this beauty of a rental until he gets the car back…

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Finally getting to pull in to the garage.

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Scraped his Beaks bar on the way in… lol

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Back full of goodies.

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Fresh fenders. So minty.

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Come on Adam, clean your interior. LOL

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Ricky pulled up. He’s finally got the front BBS’s on and it looks great. I do think it looked pretty awesome with the SSR’s up front too though.

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Back inside and the Meisters are in those bags…

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Bumper off. Lol Adam is classy and uses just a few zip ties to hold his bumper on.

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Wicked wheels. Still always going to be my favourite wheel next to TE37’s. I applied all the stickers on the wheels since he was stressing for days about putting them on. He mentioned that he was thinking that was going to be the hardest part of the whole day… LOL

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Applying…

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Bag of WORK stickers

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Me applying them. Doing work.

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This shot was for fun lol. Although It was comfy… Disrespect.

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Ricky putting the rear wheels on.

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JC and Adam on the other side. We took out the control arm to remove another nut to get more camber. He already maxed it out but it needed just another degree for the wheels to clear and not hit the fender. After removing the nut, it fit PERFECT.

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There it is after the nut was removed.

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We went through a bunch of things to get it to fit right. First we just raised it a bit but Adam wanted to be slammed but the only way to do that was what we did above – remove the extra nut. After that, we lowered the coils all the way down again and this is the final product. Looks awesome. Just love how much dish there is.

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Side shot.

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Putting on the new fender and making sure the door clears when opening. Took a while, but they got it.

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Thought this shot was cool. Everyone doing their part.

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Just wanted to show how much dish he’s got in the rear.

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Here is where we were stopped dead in our tracks. We got the bumper on, we got the new fenders on, the rears were perfect. Ricky and I were getting ready to mount up the front wheel and as I put them on and pushed them in, my heart dropped for Adam. The calipers didn’t clear. His wheels are O disk all around – which ultimately means he gets the most dish possible out of his width and offset, but O disk is not meant to clear big brakes or bigger than stock calipers. Unfortunately, it seems the previous owner changed out the front rotor and caliper set up to a slightly bigger size and thus, we couldn’t get this to go on. It was millimeters away from clearing – the wheel still turned but it grinded as it spun. Later that day, Adam tried to grind the caliper down but it still didn’t work. He’s now in search of stock calipers and rotors to get the fronts on. Kind of a bummer because we wanted to finish it today, but like I said – you always run into problems – big or small.

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We put the stock steelies back on, sadly. Adam is putting zip ties on the bumper to hold it all on lol. He’s a drifter.

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His old EK bumper that he obviously doesn’t care about anymore lol.

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Rears still looked awesome.

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Driving out of the garage to go for a test drive to see if the rears would rub…

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Backing out and no issues.

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On the other side he was tucking rim comfortably – no rub either.

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That mexi-style on the other side lol.

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Adam came back with no issues which was great, because that was the last thing we needed.

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A rear shot with all that camber. Too crazy and it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

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Rear quarter shot. If only the fronts were on… Soon! And I’ll get a proper shoot of it after. Still looks great.

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Just to show how much dish there is again with the wheel on the car.

Stay tuned – hopefully Adam finds some stock calipers and rotors soon so he can get the fronts on.

The Ultimate Random Throwback Post

Like I said earlier, I was going to go through all my pics and just edit random shit where we’re hanging out, installing things, going to meets, doing shoots and everything that’s just not really formal. I feel like besides the posts about my own car and its progress, all you really get is shots from the shoots I’ve done. It’s a lot better when you can just look at pics that were taken for fun. For some of you guys – those that are part of some of the pics – it’s good for memories to look at how our cars used to look, what we did and we can even say we regret some of the stuff we’ve done. At the end of the day, I’m glad I got the pics I did that show us just having fun – that’s the main reason we all look forward to summer so much.

Keep in mind – NONE of this is really in a chronological order – batches of the pics will have been taken together, but it would take forever for me to put all this in the proper order. We’ll be jumping anywhere from 2008 all the way to 2012. The main point of this post is just to randomize the throwback and go through all the things we’ve been through since I really started picking up the camera and taking pics of cars. I’ll try my best to explain each batch as we go…

Let’s get started

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The night we shot Darren’s RSX – a rainy and gloomy day, but an awesome shoot.

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BTW this was back when I still had the Civic. Man, that was its prime right there…

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Like I said, the times we just get together and do random things are usually the best. I’m sure everyone reading this that shares the same passion can agree. We were installing Barb’s coils this day. Some of you might remember my post of it.

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Sharing the heater…

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This is usually my friend whenever we go to Rich’s. Every time we go there, it’s cold for some reason…

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Fast forward a bit more and this is the day that Ricky picked up his SSR SP1’s after a long wait. Just in time too!

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Derrick also came by – I can’t remember why… but we ended up sanding Ricky’s engine cover and repainting it.

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Here is the day we braved the snow storm in the beginning of 2012 to make the 3 hour drive to Edmonton for the season opener meet. A lot of us were supposed to go but they chickened out because of the snow. It ended up being an awesome short day trip.

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Punit showed up…

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This was some of the ride.. It only lasted for about 45 minutes… slow driving and drafting behind big trucks helped lol

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Cleared up and we were good to go.

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Stop at gasoline alley to take a washroom break.

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When we got there, the weather was awesome. We made a stop at iHop for brunch.

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We “heard” there was a BBQ at Speedtech Edmonton – we made the trek there because we got lost on the way so many times and there ended up being nothing. That, or they didn’t like us… haha

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This is where Daniel and Isaac invited us to their shop and let us wash their cars VIP style… This was the best part of that trip lol

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Troll

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Derrick somehow hit his head on his trunk and got this huge ass bruise. He blamed it on me for some reason…

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The awesome group shot we were able to get with the help of a super high ladder. I hate heights so this was scary as shit.

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A bad ass burnout as this guy was leaving the meet… pretty random, but this car was rad.

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Gas fill up on the way home. Gas station pictures are always, I repeat – ALWAYS sick. lol

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The day Ricky took his car home after installing his ballin’ air suspension.

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Accuair e-level…

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Oh look, Boo decided to use his face to clean the exhaust openings of my bumper. How kind. Gopesh approves

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Installing my JDM brake light… lol it actually didn’t take this many people, but it was faster.

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Installing Gopesh’s APR exhaust… this thing was a pain. But once again – teamwork.

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Prashant was up top installing the APR intake.

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The old..

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The new…

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A random shot when we were shooting…

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Summer 2012 – good days…

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I think this was 2010 track days when Race City was still open. Romel’s AE86 – still minty.

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Peep Punit’s Integra – still on gold meisters. PS – those meisters are now on Diana’s Fit in purple… we’ll get to that soon.

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The MR2 shot that made Speedhunters…

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The random day we went to go chill at our chill spot and some random old guy wanted to use our phones. We all said no but I threwΒ  Derrick under the bus…

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Derrick is not impressed. LOL

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A random shot I didn’t even know about until today haha

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This was the day after we put Ricky’s SSR’s on finally. Played hookie and we both called in sick to chill. One of the best sick days haha

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Went out for a shoot too… Same location I shot my LS a few days ago.

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Chillin’ in the sun… This was the day JC got his VS-XX’s on and we were waiting for him to wash his car.

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Random shot at the beyond meet.

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The day we shot Almond’s 335 and G wagon…

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Rooftop!!!

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This was the night that Diana took her Fit home for the first time. We were out late and everyone came to gather behind Speedtech… I called Diana to come by to chill and we ended up test fitting Arif’s TE37’s on there.

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So new.

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Boom! They’re 16’s so they look kinda small on the fit.

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Some JDM poses…

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Still looked good though. White on white was nice. Diana was trying to decide which wheels to go with – I think the TE37’s and the Meisters were the two choices.

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JC doing random shit.

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A random day. Don’t even know what we did that day… but we cleaned our cars. Always a good time.

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JC still on Rota’s. Glad he’s out of that black hole.

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The day Corey and Ryan shot the video of my car…

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One of the more popular pictures of 2010. We got Jackie’s S2000 under the trailers – legit too. A lot of the under trailer pictures that you see are only the front part of the car because it actually doesn’t fit. I remember the cage and his wing were just cm’s away from hitting. This was shared on a ton of pages… still is today.

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Another night – when Dal still had the Integra that Reggie owns now – recently featured on The Chronicles top ten Honda’s – we swapped wheels.

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This was a FWD stagger – 17×8.5 +30 up front and 17×7.5 +40 in the rear. We ended up trading – my TE37’s for his J’s wing. That’s where that came from πŸ™‚

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The trip to Vancouver for DTP in 2011 I think. This was another awesome trip with a group of good peeps. Washing our cars in the outdoor car wash.

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When the STI was stock. This show was kind of shitty cause it rained ALL day.

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Chillin

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Daniel’s BMW M3 GT shoot…

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Mean looking…

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BOOM. I was actually surprised when I came across these pics. This was the day that Diana bought the Meisters off of Punit – he dropped them off and we test fitted them right after. Hard to believe that they were gold, especially after seeing them in purple for the last 2 or 3 years… Look at that droop. Holy shit haha

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4×4 height.

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Still looks fresh.

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The day my Civic was finally complete. I went over to Speedtech after work to get Paul to put on the Spoon diffuser for me…

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Test fitting Prashant’s wheels on his ex-GTI…

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Outside chillin.

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Here we installed Diana’s T1R springs.

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Comparison.

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Not sure what’s going on here. We’re in the hood, so that must be the reason for gang signs.

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Nice height!

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Punit putting in work.

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The finished product. The purple she ended up choosing was perfect. I’m guilty for hating on it at first… but it’s actually dope. I wanted to paint my meisters purple for quite a while…

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Random shoot. This was when we shot Benny’s AE86 and 350z

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Steve ended up coming in his 2JX Cressida… Burnout in the alley!

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The day we shot Devon’s CBR and EG… Guess what they’re actually looking at?

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Random model that came up to us…

See this post for the full story

https://lifewithjson.com/2012/09/23/our-not-so-typical-lazy-sunday/

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The AE86 shoot…

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Arif getting his Spoon diffuser mocked up for the EK

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Pieces had to be cut off for it to fit. With the left over pieces, I dremeled out a Spoon crane. I have two of these – legit spoon crane made from legit spoon carbon fiber. I bet no one else has these lol

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Jackie making fun of the skinny tires lol

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Antics. Ryan’s EP3

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One afternoon Jackie and I decided to swap wheels to see what it would look like…

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I think it looks awesome on meisters…

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Drift practice…

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IMG_9765 copyEric’s 240… Way back before it’s transformation. Hard to believe ain’t it?

That seems to be it! Hewph…