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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:16 pm 

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and what are the new wheel specs ?


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:18 am 
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wolff wrote:
and what are the new wheel specs ?


All of the events are "past tense"; the "new wheels" are the bronze RS Watanabe "F8 Type", 8J - 15, +3 on the front and the "R Type", 10J - 15, -25 on the rear.

The previous wheels are the gold RS Watanabe "R Type" 8J - 15, +0 on the front and "R Type", 8.5J - 15, -6 on the rear.

I hope this clarifies the answer :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:59 pm 

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ah gotcha,

they looks awesome! love this thread.

keep it coming !


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:49 am 

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47hako, seems like you went a bit more conservative in the rears. How is the rear fitment now compared to before?

Old Setup:
Front: 15x8 (+3)
Rear: 15x10 (-25)

New Setup:
15x8 (+0)
15x8.5 (-6)

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:59 am 
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I think you got it the other way around, he went from a 8.5 with -6 offset to a 10.0 with a -25 offset. The new wheels stick out something like an extra 40mm :D

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:31 am 

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kev wrote:
I think you got it the other way around, he went from a 8.5 with -6 offset to a 10.0 with a -25 offset. The new wheels stick out something like an extra 40mm :D


Yep, confused on how he wrote it. :)

edit: NOPE. I just didn't read it correctly. haha

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:16 am 

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is the story over?


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:27 pm 
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better pics of the new wheels??


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:23 am 

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a very inspiring read! congratulations!


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:03 pm 

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I am going to use my inaugural post to thank you for posting all this. Excellent write up!!
:tu: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:26 pm 
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jamesgs4 wrote:
is the story over?


No, but given Roy's occupation, I would guess that he is busy somewhere around the world, blowing shit up :)

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Sorry guys I took a short vacation back home and when I got back have I've been extremely busy with work. All I can say on that is... get a skill, a diploma, anything so you can work where you want and live where you want to live...

Part 13: Shots at Red Rock Canyon...

So at this point in my life…life is pretty good. I got my my life back in Las Vegas, I moved into a new (to me) house and just got married!

So what do you do when times are good…go for a Sunday drive and take in the views…Red Rock is a great place for that. If you've been to Vegas a few times and want to see something more than just the buffet line and the Strip. Take a 20min drive from downtown…and your here…
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Gay Initial D pose!

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A few months later I come to a deal with a friend for a set of the aforementioned bronze RS Watanabe's now on the car.

Pics on that in the next installment: Part 14: New Shoes!!!

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:40 pm 

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Amazing story...just loved the concept and narration..fantastic....

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:57 am 

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Roy,Get out to Spring mountain race track. Awesome track greak instructors.
Love red rock canyon and valley of fire if you keep on driving Zion is an amazing park. Similar to Yosemite


Awesome pics! Car looks kick ass!

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:17 am 

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Any update man? :D

I just read through this whole thing and love it! I'd like to see how she look on the new wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:35 am 
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What a great read! Glad it's a relatively slow day at the office. 8) More updates please! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 am 
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Read the entire thread great story. The car is just great. Need more upates :D :D :D 8)


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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
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Epic story.

Love it

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am 
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Part 14: New Shoes!!!

So may have seen this pic a few entires back:
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I finally struck a deal with my long time friend John. You may have seen his car in the most recent issue of JNC and also as a feature in Super Street, he owns the black '77 C210 HT "Japan".

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Luckily for me he went a different route choosing Longchamp Black Limited XR4's :tu:

It's funny how far back me and him go. When I first met him he had stopped by a my friend's import tuner shop (CCR Motorsports) for parts and pulled up in a 1997 Infinity Q45 done up as a Y33 Nissan Cima. He had an all out JDM, VIP Style, Nissan Cima before anyone in the US!!! The car debuted in 1997 and he had this car done '98 or '99!!! He was way ahead of the game. As of late, people are barely scratching the surface of VIP Style in the U.S.

Ironically I had my Hako in the U.S. before he finished his "Japan" a year later AND he sold his Q45/Cima in '06 while I was stocking up Cima parts to bring back to the U.S. to build my own VIP car.

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This is how she looked in 2008…I've had her since 2007 and I've seriously thinking of selling her…

Anyway back to the Hako. Here are he first pics I took with her new wheels and rubber…
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You know what's funny is I just realized that I have to thank Toyo Tires for the tires!!! Not that I didn't thank them (this was back in '08), but I completely forgot that a friend of mine at CCR got me in contact with someone from Toyo and they gave me these tires to do SEMA and few other shows for them!!! :oops:

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Well thats all for now…until next time…Part 15: Hako and Japan Shoot!!! Don't miss it!

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 Post subject: Re: How my life found a '72 Nissan Skyline 2000GT HT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:15 pm 

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Looks nice, what was the price for the car? What was the cost of the transport to the us?

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