Happy AE86 day! What better way to celebrate this day then with a car like this. The Levin you are looking at is probably one of the most impressive builds I have ever witnessed with an AE86. These days people seem to have the mentality of adding a set of wheels to a car and stance and a couple of stickers and suddenly there car is something special or different. What I love about this car is the fact that pretty much every inch of the car has been changed, replaced or refurbished. This car wasn’t built to be put on a stand at a car show or to be king of the internet. Many people didn’t even know this 2 door even existed, for the people that did it was like an urban myth hearing what was being done and how much was being spent. The biggest thing I love about this Levin is how it was built to be driven and personally enjoyed, the fact Jerry wasn’t bothered if it was exposed to the world or not is pretty awesome.
This Saturday will be the celebration of the Hachiroku otherwise knows as the AE86. We have been holding this car off for quite some time but are very proud to celebrate Hachiroku day with one of the nicest examples of this chassis I have ever seen. A car that you may have seen in this video, where a friend talked about the car costing almost 70k, a build where pretty much every single part of the car was replaced. Not built by a company or a garage but by a normal guy in a shed with friends who just wanted this car to be done right.. to be fully restored not to a standard factory model, instead an amazing combination of both brand new factory parts combined with incredible aftermarket goodies, to create something I’m sure you’ll be happy to see.
Stay tuned this Saturday for something special to celebrate one of the best chassis ever built.
The phrase “built not bought” is a common collection of words thrown around in today’s car scene. Many cars proudly wear the sticker and it’s become almost a trend in itself to say your car was built not bought. This car is the true definition of that phrase. The owner of this car Neil wanted to go his own route, always being interested in the JDM/US hatch scene he decided to make his purchase. A 01 Mitsubishi Colt would become his canvas. Ireland has a great deal of love for the Honda and the Toyota, and it’s no lie that these dominate the hatch scene here whilst Honda dominates the Hatch scene in the US. I’ve always wondered what it would be like if an American Honda owner got his hands on a Colt/Mirage and built one with the same love and enthusiasm they seem to have for the Civic, carefully selecting a mixture of performance and OEM parts to build a flawless clean hatch.
Everybody in the Honda scene pretty much knows this car, it has caused quite the stir amongst people over the last year. This Friday we will have a full feature on this amazing Honda.
Im sure you most of you remember when this happened, well Dayo has gone and got himself a gift.
I guess there could be a few more images which we could stick up about the build, but the car is more or less done, so we will fast forward, oh no wait. There is no need to, the car was built in just under three weeks, which is insane. The car went from being a four eyed duster, to a k20 NA beast. The car rolled up to Tullow on a trailer for its first run. This was the first time the car would actually drive. The thing had eaten fuel lines which ended up causing some problems, not wanting to attract too much attention, the car was hauled into one of the grain sheds to be setup. Preferably everyone was going to wait until Tullow had cleared of people so proper testing could begin….
The above picture doesent look like much, and many people would wonder why, especially because the 4 eyed DC2 fronts seem to get little love from people, especially in Ireland. Where we can just pick up a JDM DC2 for the price of a Holiday in Spain. It was cool to hear that Jamie and his brother Keelan were going to take on something different. I was scared to hear that they were going to be pulling the guts out of the Yellow EG that we all Remember, but once I heard the plans, I knew all was going to be well in Graiguenamanagh. What a word!
If you havent seen this already, your in for a treat.
Take one wrecked Wrx.
Magoo’s car finally backs out from the land of the ferries. It will leave to go to the mountains to get mapped and where the final touches can be added.
Seans building a nice track ready ep-82 . Its raw as fuck and fully stripped out. He ran a 13.7 by turning up the boost back in Limerick in 09 on the side of that dodgy horse racing track and melted a piston so Sean took the car off the road and decide to rebuild the engine and use it as a track car. He replaced the melted piston with standard pistons, just polished to them help prevent detonation and shortened the intercooler piping. Ive always been a fan of these little cars there cool as fuck because there a 1300 turbo little pocket rocket ( haha had to get that term in there at least once) on a 4E-FTE that gives out a nice little kick. So many shams got their hands on them an molested them when they first hit our shores so there reputation has been put down alot over the years. Personally if one is done right its gonna be fucking cool and personally i think Seans will be cool its raw and hes not afraid to drive the fuck out of it. Ive always liked Seans because he doesn’t put chrome tint all over the windows and tons of accessories and stuff you would find in and on many other starlets. He did the total opposite. He uses this car and built it towards function. You have to love the side exit exhaust on the bumper! The gt-turbo is as JDM as you can get and i know JDM is an overused over raped term but this gt turbo is cool. Check some of Seans pics of the car and his progress….
Looks like the engine wont be going back in. a change of plan as this mini magoo clone will be powering this integra instead. Its even turbo. Sound effects not included
Im trying to follow magoos build of his turbo dc2 that Magical taylor from the place of ferries is building.
Heres what i have so far.