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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:15 pm 

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Nismopunch wrote:
kinda reminds me of the fatlace hako at JCCS...i cringed to see stickers covering spoiler holes and the removal of the brake light trim...but like kev said it is whatever floats your boat. curious to see what will happen myself with this "movement"


Just to be fair to Fatlace, putting your logo on a car helps make it a company car, and allows the owner to write off a portion of it's use. I personally don't think its too inappropriate- you see tuner companies put their logos across windshields all the time, no?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:57 am 

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I think Kev was right in saying that interest in nostalgics probably progressed from interest in modern Japanese cars. When I was 16 and was looking for my first car, I did some research and became enamoured with the concept of the rotary engine. As such, I began searching for a turbo FC. However, shortly after I turned 17, an extremely clean FB popped up for sale locally, and I had to have it. The simple lines and carbureted engine drew me toward the car immediately, and I bought the car with every dime of the money I had saved doing farm work. Something about the simplicity and style of old J-tin cars drew me in, and likely all of you as well.
Now, my car rides on 15x7 konig rewinds and a coilover setup built by re-speed. When I finished the suspension work, some of my friends (with slammed audis/240sx's and pink wheels) wanted to know why my car still had some wheel gap and my wheels weren't dangerously cambered. Those things are fads, and I don't think nostalgics are well-known enough to get sucked into it.
If you look at car culture right now, there are a lot of questionable trends. Hot rod guys are going for rust and patina looks on purpose, clean Japanese rides are being fitted with stupid body kits and lime green wheels and thrashed on drift circuits, and where do I even start with the "dubber" crowd? On the other hand, the build cars on websites like stanceworks, and the attention to detail that goes into building one of the nicer early Volkswagen Golfs (like immacualte engine bays and slick porsche wheels) is really astounding.
I just hope that our J-tin gets the right attention from the right people, and that the guys in my neighborhood with pink wheels don't get their hands on a Datsun 510 or RX-3. Sorry for the novel..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:47 pm 

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Nismopunch wrote:
kinda reminds me of the fatlace hako at JCCS...i cringed to see stickers covering spoiler holes


Plenty worse where it came from (Japan)...


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and the removal of the brake light trim...


Like the works racers?

All about perspective and information on things isn't it? A stock bodied, full trim KGC10 would be the exception, not the rule, in its homeland.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:34 am 

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If all the C10/110s run out, we still have Turbo C210s to retreat to.

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DomKDR wrote:
If all the C10/110s run out, we still have Turbo C210s to retreat to.

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Haha I secretly have a love for the 210's. I like this idea :)


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:34 am 
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Saw the movie last night and enjoyed it!

Also pleasantly surprised at the amount of screen time that the Hako got...

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:47 pm 
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kev wrote:
Saw the movie last night and enjoyed it!

Also pleasantly surprised at the amount of screen time that the Hako got...


That's weird that an American movie came out a week earlier in Australia than it does here... :P


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:04 am 
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Watched the movie this evening, loved it to bits! By far my favourite of the series. Seeing the Skyline made me get all excited for a bit too!


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:29 am 
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hmmm.. the Hako may be a reason for me to actually watch this one in the theater..


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:54 am 
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At the local supermarket on sunday and look what I saw in the pages of super street. I think that was the magazine.


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So for the ppl who have seen the movie. Was the car in only one scene or mulitple.

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:56 pm 
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The Hako is Paul Walker's personal car, as notajncr reported. I won't ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen the movie, but it is definitely in more than one scene :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:34 am 

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Saw it on Sunday night. Corny movie (as usual) but it was well worth it for a boys night out.

The Hako is plenty visible in several scenes. Any emotional J-tin owners will be happy to know that most carnage occurs to "other" vehicles.


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:29 am 
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lotatoyotas wrote:
Saw it on Sunday night. Corny movie (as usual) but it was well worth it for a boys night out.

The Hako is plenty visible in several scenes. Any emotional J-tin owners will be happy to know that most carnage occurs to "other" vehicles.


whew thought there might be a riot haha

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:03 am 
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so who's car is it in real life?i know paul walker has a thing for skylines (he owns a couple him self) that i wouldn't be surprised if he owns this one.
i saw the film on saturday night and loved it(yes it was corny,but still fun)and i think most of the carnage was saved for Chrysler products :shock: (oh and a city center :shock: :lol: ).


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:15 am 
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cdtpf60 wrote:
i think most of the carnage was saved for Chrysler products

On behalf of the J-tin community, I would like to extend our thanks to our Mopar brethren, for taking one for the team :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:32 am 
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true kev but seeing the death of a 69 charger was hard to take :( .
on the other hand seeing a hako pretty much made the movie for me 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:46 pm 
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cdtpf60 wrote:
true kev but seeing the death of a 69 charger was hard to take :( .


They killed one in the first installment also. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:04 am 
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the director has it out for chargers? haha

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:29 pm 
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See, being a mopar man and a JNC'er it is hard to see the death of a charger. I owned a true 68 Charger 500 for about 2 months once. It took everything in me to sell it, but there was more work needed on the car than the poor college student I was at the time could afford. So seeing any vintage Charger killed makes my heart cringe a bit. Hopefully, the Charger destoryed started life as a basic 318 base model. Nowadays it is very easy to make a base Charger look the part of an R/T or SE

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 Post subject: Re: Skyline in new movie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:38 am 
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Just got back from the movie. Saw that baby and yelled "OMG HAKOSUKA!!!" out loud :mrgreen: Pretty sure most of the people had no clue what it meant. But yeah just about jimp'd.

Oh, and the parking lot outside was like a mofo'n carnival. I swear I saw at least 15 burnouts in the parking lot, and at least two Japanese cars doing donuts in the satellite lot. Then the cops finally came and we all skedaddled! :D IMAX was not worth the premium but the shenanigans of opening night were worth ever penny.

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