We’ve all been there before. You need a part, it’s impossible to find, next thing you know there’s an entire parts car competing for real estate in the driveway and lowering property values throughout the neighborhood. Or, perhaps you are simply way too good at browsing craigslist for your own health.
What’s your most creative automotive storage solution?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the hardest restoration part to find for your JNC?”
We sincerely feel for you guys, what with your crumbly AW11 C-pillar trim, oddly PCD’d Mazdas, and entire Mitsubishi Cordias. The struggle is real. You all deserve medals of honor for going above and beyond the call of duty in automobile preservation. The winner is not the one with the hardest to find part, though — that’s nearly impossible to judge — but the one with the most entertaining diatribe about their travails. This week that person is TE27 owner Mike Moore:
Great question! If this one doesn’t crash your server nothing will.
Where do you start, usually by pulling your hair out and peering through blood-shot eyes after late nights searching Yahoo Japan, and trying to justify the extortionate prices.
No my car will NEVER have an original unmolested centre console and that is that!
My personal search is for TE27 Levin Parts, if anyone else out there has ever gone down that road they would know that plastic can be worth is weight in gold, if you don’t believe me look at the price of TE27 Levin front fender badges.
“They will look too new I tell myself”.
Thank god I have got the steel fender arches the last set of those I saw for sale, the price looked like a telephone number!
But anyone that decides to restore, or even own a JNC is in the same situation and who would want to build an Old Muscle Car anyway if you do want to build something from a kit I recommend LEGO.
Keep the faith!
Someone always has your part somewhere……..
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!