Remember the crazy FF drift, slammed, onikyan Celica driven by Drift Tengoku staff member Kawashima? After crashing the car at Fuji Speedway, he bought another Celica to modify. This car, he insisted, was going to be at least twice as crazy as the last one.
I dropped in on Body Shop Newtype earlier this week, which is run by Sexy Knights member Niiyan (who drives the Nanagouki RX-7) where the car will be worked on to see it had come along at all. He hadn’t started it at that point, but he posted up these pics on his blog yesterday.
Needless to say, this car is going to be attention-getting and opinion-forming.
The following is a translation of the post on Niiyan’s blog. Before you ask, yes the tyres hold air, yes the car has registration, yes, Kawashima plans to commute to work in it and drift it.
Good evening everyone, let’s begin.
You all enjoyed the video from Tsukuba, right? (He’s talking about this video – Alexi)
Well, let’s upload some coverage of stuff I do at my job.
I really have a lot of stuff to upload.
First of all…
Drift Tengoku Editing Squadron！
This car is the product of his fevered dreams.
Look at the camber angle it has!
It’s not the sort of thing you usually see.
How sweet is it?!
He also insists on commuting to work in this car…
Where there’s supposed to be letters on the sidewall, wires are sticking out!
The rears are even worse LOL.
Sometimes? All the time? The rims are rubbing the quarter.
So, we’re going to put on these 12J wheels.
He sent me these blueprints LOL
His plans are…
Something like this…
Not tyres sticking out, but just wheels sticking out LOLOLOLOLOL
Well, this won’t happen all that easily.
Let’s start with the rear.
I estimated the arch needed to be raised by about 9cm.
Jacked up, it looked like this…
Here’s a collection of spacers from the car.
By the way, this was just from one side.
For now, let’s cut this fender like a man!
That should do it.
Let’s stick the wheel on and see what happens!
I’m speechless LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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That was a bit harder than I expected…
The body panel came out better than the fender liner.
So, what should I do now?
How much will I get done before the Nagoya Showdown？
I have no idea! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL