Got a nice little update for the car, been a little while since the last one. This time i focussed on getting the interior to where i want it.
First item on the agenda was a new gearknob, wanted a new one but couldnt find any offerings that wouldnt burn your hand off on a hot summers day. We are Likewise recently released a weighted stainless item with a delrin top so I ordered that along with a new handbrake button and shift boot retainer.
Next item on the list was a new wheel, had a momo drift wheel on there but im really not a huge fan of suede! purchased a Nardi deep corn 350mm in perforated leather with red stitching, it feels a millions times better now on the hands!
Onto the CD player next. i had a double din alpine unit which was perfect for my needs apart from one crucial element - apple carplay. i have carplay in my work ute and have got that used to just being able to do everything via the headunit that when i drive the skyline the basic bluetooth functions get on my nerves a bit, so an alpine Halo 9 was ordered. Really liking it soo far, plus i think it helps further modernise the interior and ties in well with the IC-7 dash! I just need to get some make-a-bracket from bunnings and securely mount the heater controls as my car doesnt seem to have any brackets for the headunit or the controls! will be an easy fix though.
Now im probably gonna cop a lot of flaming for this next purchase due to them being replicas but hey ho! got some Bride Stradia 2 low max reps in Alcantara paired with the superlow rails. first impressions are they seem pretty well made, quality of welds looks okay and they feel pretty firm in the car. theres a little bit of flex but im assuming this is due to the fibreglass construction... time will tell how they hold up. But i'll give an honest review in a few months time.
And finally i decided to change up the engine bay a little bit. Ordered a stainless steel dimple die'd coilpack cover from modern metal and painted my rocker covers wrinkle black. first time using the paint so i should have probably tried it on something simpler first, but i have another can and will probably give it another crack later on down the line. Finish isnt the best but it will do! Also purchased a Tomei Piston oil cap and some purple dress washers and m6 bolts to finish off the look. (dont have a photo of the bolts and oil cap - will add that to a later post)
Going to order a black radiator hose and potentially do a battery relocation to the boot too.