I hope everyone is good

And by that I mean happy. We all have our shit and funk we go through. I hope you all get through that quick and in a meditative way. There’s an end to that bullshit. Stop to smell the flowers, and know when to have fun. Keep something that makes you happy in your mind all the time. For me it’s my family and cars. Peace y’all

October Project pt2

Things are going well. Test fitted the new roll bars and everything looks good. Just gotta bolt everything up tight, cut portions out of the dash and it’ll be ready to go back in.

I was planning on flocking the dash while its out, but nah. It’s not like I’m going to be driving this when the sun is out anyway. Strictly a night run car from this moment on.

That’s all for now. ☮️✌️😷

October Project

Here we go.

I pulled the dash out of the Civic today. I have new roll bars that go through the dash that I will install.

Took me about 2 hours to pull out, only issue was the hack job wires on the radio which was installed back in 2004 when I bought it. They were all over the place and routed through different areas that made it hard to pull out. After experiencing that, I managed to get it out. Now I plan on re-routing a lot of the main harness’ to be more accessible and out of the way of the roll bars of course. I do admit, shit looks raw as fuck without the dash…

Reminds me of track cars like the Garage Work EG6

And the homie Abdullah in the United Arab Emirates

I can see why you didn’t put the dash back in brother! Lol thinking about keeping it out too… 🤔

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If do leave it out, I’m definitely gonna keep the heater in case I need to defrost the windows hahaha! The goal is to finish it before Oct 30th; Mischief Night. I can only hack at it bit by bit on weekends due to my work schedule and of course being a parent. This will be fun… Let’s do this! 😁🤞🙏

“Who’s the KING?!

We all kings
Kings of ourselves first and foremost
While the people debate who’s the king
Here comes lil’ ol’ Jermaine
With every ounce of strength in his veins
To snatch the crown from whoever y’all think has it
But rather than place it on his head as soon as he grabs it
Poof, boom, paow, it’s like magic
With a flash and a BANG the crown disintegrates
And falls from the Earth from which it came
It’s done
Ain’t gonna be no more kings
Be wary of any man that claims
Because deep down he claims onto the need for power
But reality he’s a coward
Ultimately he’s scared to die
And sometimes so am I
But when I’m in tune with the most high
I realize
The fear lies in my lack of awareness of the other side
Today I know that we are the same
Are the same, you and I
Different kind of skin, different set of eyes
Two different minds, but only one God
It’s for all the kings
Cause deep down I know every pore just wanna be loved”

Go! With Moon!

Words and pictures by PVT Runner Ian.

A few months prior, I was made aware of an upcoming event that I’ve had on my bucket list to attend. It was an open house day at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. This event happens once a year, usually in July and it’s a small gathering of hot rod fans, as well as a few select Japanese and European classics.

Mid summer in SoCal, you can just about guarantee that it’s going to be a hot day outside but the clear skies made for a great opportunity for those candy paint jobs to shine.

The event took over 3 separate lots around the main store, each with its own set of quality cars to check out. Of course a plethora of big body cruisers made their presence known, laid out on the floor in proper fashion.

I personally am not too well-versed in the details of this era of cars, but how can any gear head not appreciate the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into these vehicles? Just the shape alone of these sleds, gorgeous!

Another fun part about the event is the attendees themselves, dressed to impress and to represent the culture of hot rodding properly. It’s not just about the cars, it’s a lifestyle. This is a culture, embedding deep into the roots of SoCal style and it’s going nowhere anytime soon.

Though I might not know too much about these cars, it was still a great time. Great vibes, music of course and good company.

Also, to wrap the weekend: a new addition to the family. Many adventures ahead, stay tuned y’all!

#LifeBuild

It’s cool to keep up with these sharks, but don’t forget where you came from and where you’re going.

“I only had a couple jobs in my life, but not too many thought I was grown. It’s long money I earn, I’m bald headed, but I used to have a lord Jesus perm. When my name was Earl before the rap game, runnin’ from secret squirrel, I had my own thang. I was raised by wolves, hyenas, and barracudas, gorillas, and bulls.” Ok, had to quote E-40 on that one, but I can relate to that 1000%.

I never considered myself a racer of any sort nor a professional racecar driver, I consider myself a wheelman. I never considered myself a mechanic, only a tuner, some may call that a gearhead.

I feel that’s the fine line that separates me from others. And it’s the same ingredients that makes you different from everyone else. Strive to be different, always remember where you came from. Some people’s goals, when it comes to cars, is to hit a good lap time on specific race track or something. Yo, that’s cool, more power to ya, but not everyone has that type of goal. I have zero interest in professionally racing on a road course. If it happens, it happens, but I enjoy my car on the street over anything. Some people already made their points on their “build” and for them it’s all about maintaining now. While others get caught up on “hypes” and think they “made it.” My car is a #lifebuild and that’s it. I am that medium, cars is just one of my many expressions.

The way life has been going for me, having time to work on my car is a blessing. I’m sure people who have families can relate to that. Even if it’s just polishing your headlights or going for a quick drive! Know where you’re going, stay in your lane and keep your hands on the wheel. Don’t let any type of person/hype/social media rush you. You are in control. Peace.

Retirement goals

In the early 1900’s when Japan still occupied Taiwan, the Japanese would go out fishing using ancient Ryukyu style harpoon techniques, which some call it dart fishing. The Japanese would not pass down this style to anyone else, however the Taiwanese would secretly study their methods and teach themselves this ancient traditional art.

Liuqiu Island has many names in Taiwan, one of them is called Little Ryukyu. This style of fishing is still being used this very day to catch Sailfish and Marlin. Those types of fish will mostly appear in bad weather. Because of the wind and waves, the fast water sweep bait fish up towards the surface. Sailfish would chase the food near the surface making it easy for the fisherman to spot.

This style of fishing does no damage to the ocean. Many fishermen opt for calmer waters, bigger catches, bigger ships, large amount of horsepower, and bigger nets. But this old method of fishing only suits the few and the dedicated (kinda like owning a Civic), it takes skills and experience. With a small crew and big catch, you can cash out a whole lot of money and feed your family while you’re at it.

Definitely something I wouldn’t mind doing when I retire… I wouldn’t mind doing that now. There’s something about fishing that’s just as relaxing and exciting as cars. Find your peace on the water the same way you find peace on the street. It’s just as dangerous on the water than it is when you’re at high speed. It’s a lifestyle that only some can relate to, and some are able to live. Peace.