In the final AE86 Trueno teardown video, we remove the back axle, strip the front subframe, the guys pitch in to remove the windscreen and I almost lose my mind grinding old stone guard off of the shell before sandblasting.
Things get a little “serious” with the Trueno, we finally start tearing it apart to get it ready for sandblasting, and as usual, we make things awkward. Enjoy…
The AE86 gets its final drive before being torn down for some much-needed restoration, we also take a look at our friend Rob’s import business.
The AE86 gets gutted inside as we try to challenge the final Spiders before the big tear down… Oh and Reuben breaks his car doing burnouts.
Things get serious on the AE86, we start pulling the interior out to challenge the final Spiders, our French friends arrive for some skids and fireworks and we make some limited Spidey Cunts stickers!
Progress on the AE86: We start stripping the Truenos sound deadening and remove the cage. It’s not long before we are distracted by an upcoming drift event at a local racetrack.
We take an extended amount of time on the AE86 trying to remove its bumper. The AE86 bumper bracket design wasn’t Toyotas smartest moment and causes a few hours of pain. We also build a workbench for the Truenos permanent home.
We take the AE86 out onto public roads to grab some food in its current condition, later that weekend we take the Trueno to Japfest, Irelands biggest annual Japanese car show and Reuben explodes fifth gear along the way. A little treat for Christmas Day.
So these snaps are a little later than I expected, I’ve been swamped the last month juggling stuff for the site, life and the new child aka the JB vlogs. Between doing those and trying to find time after working a nine to five and still have somewhat of a life has proven to be quite the task.
So there it was, a lifelong dream holiday done and dusted. For our last night in Tokyo and we decided to make our way down to the Sega Joyopolis to check out the Initial D game, afterward, we grabbed a few beers and hit the beach to reflect on the madness we had witnessed over the last two weeks.