Its been a couple of weeks since I updated things here. I’ve done a few miles in my MX5 now and no one else has felt the need to shout abuse at me as I roll by so things are looking up…
So now I have started to get the car ready for a bit of a skid. 😀 Last time I had fitted my lovely HSD coilovers which I am getting on with perfectly. Since then I have picked up a pair of Lotus Elise seats – I’ve only fitted the drivers so far as making the rail took me more time that I would have liked. Problem is I’m over 6 feet and I now have the seat low enough for me to drive comfortably. Also I took the gash UK steering wheel off and fitted my sexy-time Nardi which has been fitted to both mine and Paz’s Corolla’s so I still have a bit of UK drift heritage in the car. The other thing I have done is replace the terrible wheels the car came on with some much happier looking E30 BBS’s! They’re 15×7 et24 but with an 8mm spacer to fill the arches with out looking all ‘Mexican’ with zero offsets tend to lean towards.
As you can see in the top pic – the front tucks nicely I have removed half the arch liners and given the top of the arch where it was catching a bit of hammer time. It drives sweet now and the wheels are free of the body unlike when I first HSD’d it. Next thing on the list is a Kaaz 1.5 way diff which is on order as we speak and should be here some time next week. I couldn’t resit having the real thing as 100,000 mile old Torsen seem to fetch real strong money anyway.
I’m also sporting one of my limited edition Paedo Bon… ohherrr I mean San Francisco Bon stickers if any one else wants to represent the ginger warrior get in touch.
As for my Factory work I have been busy doing a couple of new jobs, I can’t put pictures up of one of them as its a suprise for someones birthday but the others I can though. I’ve been working on a Motocross helmet to go on display in a local MX shop its pretty much done now it’s taken a couple of weeks to fit it in around other things.
Today I have done a quick job its my little niece’s 3rd birthday in a couple of weeks so I have painted her little bike helmet for her it’s still drying at the moment but here is what it looks like.
Nothing quite like a House of Kolour painted helmet to destroy when your that young. The last pic is of next weeks project its fully stripped and primed now ready for a bit of magic over the next few days.
If you want anything painting it doesn’t have to be a helmet or even a car part I’ve been asked about game consoles and phone covers recently give me a shout look at www.jimsfactory.co.uk or check out my Facbook for more info.
Nice one and stay safe.