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Kot
07-21-2010, 08:40 PM
Yes! I've finally come across a beater hakosuka! I won't disclose how much I paid for it, but it was very reasonable.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC00565.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC00567.jpg

IT LOOKS SO TRASHY D:
the flaws in this body:
- missing foglight? lens on front
- cracked rear window
- NO SPOILER :( (not hard to make, but im going spoilerless)
- the fenders were cut up HORRIBLY.
- scratches so deep and abundant on the roof that you'd think this was a cat's ball of yarn.

but after days of putty and sanding...

one side with 75% completed fender
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05754.jpg
other fender still in progress
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05753.jpg
smoothest roof in the world.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05755.jpg
No one with a hakosuka, custom made or straight out of the box, has ever painted the middle section of the taillights silver. It was my OCD that kicked in, as well as my love for the car itself, that I just HAD to do whats right.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05757.jpg
comparison of my custom vs shakotan boogie
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05758.jpg
and for the grille, I trimmed off the headlights and some excess plastic to be more realistic, as seen here:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/Skylines-02.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05760.jpg

More coming up:
-front and rear chrome bumper bars
-factory grille
-factory headlights
-paint (going for a monochrome colorscheme again, like all my cars)

pretty much like:
http://jstyle2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/hakosuka-05.jpg

Comments and criticism welcome! :D

xmod noob
07-21-2010, 09:07 PM
makes me want to get my one out of the loft and give it a new paint job good luck with it all be watching

Dr. Kustom
07-21-2010, 09:18 PM
This remind me of the 2000GT-R I did a while back, lol.

Its coming along nicely, keep it up!

theoriganalRiD3R1967
07-21-2010, 09:49 PM
Be careful not fill in body line -ur prolly better at bodywork than me- but i find it a huge pain to scratch them out, looks good tho

WhiteCharisma
07-21-2010, 10:42 PM
gotta love old school JDM :) Looks like it'll be a great car in the end. Love the grill, showin off the intercooler lol! I'll be keeping track of this one, your one of the best bodywork specialists on the forum :hail: Props to you man!!!

Kot
07-23-2010, 05:25 PM
Update:

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Attempting to make the factory grille. There are better methods than what im doing, so if I get the motivation to,
I may just remake this.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05761.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05762.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05766.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05767.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05770.jpg
^ note that on this picture, it doesnt seem to fit on the sides, but thats because I have to bend this a little. You'll see when im done :)

WhiteCharisma
07-23-2010, 07:13 PM
Wow thats clean cutting. Was that all hobby/x-acto knife?!! Thats really nice work, you sure have steady hands to cut something like that. It looks really nice, keep up the good work!

pinsk17
07-23-2010, 08:44 PM
Looks sweet so far. Keep us posted.

Kot
07-24-2010, 03:54 AM
last update of the day/ night. (im so tired)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05771.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05773.jpg
im going to find a brush-on super glue and apply it on this so that it keeps that bend, as well as filling in those cracks.

GearHeadV8
07-24-2010, 01:04 PM
wow man that is coming out great!

WhiteCharisma
07-24-2010, 07:42 PM
Holy crap! That cutting is so clean its unbelievable!!! Are you really just using a x-acto knife? It looks like a machine cut it lol

Kot
08-01-2010, 10:13 PM
@ White; yeeeees, that was all x-acto knife. :P thanks haha.
sadly, i lost that front grille, so i have to remake it.

some kind of update:

decent paintjob for my liking. sure looks like crap now, but im almost done. those fenders might stay the same.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05782.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05783.jpg
i went for more of an autocross/street look.
and i painted the rear view light housing around it silver metallic. not too visible, but thats fine LOL.

OH and heres work on the front bar:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05785.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05786.jpg

Kot
09-03-2010, 10:31 PM
i realized i never updated this. (then again, i didnt do much to it).
it'll get a new paintjob, dont fret.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06547.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06548.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06549.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06552.jpg

Kot
11-15-2010, 06:54 PM
random update:
got bored a couple nights, randomly worked on this.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC_0106.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC_0139.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC_0150.jpg
(^ take note that this pic has 0 deg. camber knuckles. imagine how 4.5 would've looked!)
the headlights are nowhere near perfect, but im just messing around with it.
also, im cutting down the fenders to make it look less bulky/cartoony and more realistic.

JokerBox
12-05-2010, 10:26 AM
oh man that is sick thats alot of detail most people wouldn't see