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twistedimages

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About twistedimages

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 05/19/1977

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    http://www.twistedimages.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sacramento, CA
  • Cars
    70 521, 72 510, 95 Buick Roadmaster, 1986 Toyota Van
  • Interests
    Custom cars and trucks, vintage RC cars, BMX, mopeds... I'm still a kid!
  • Occupation
    Twisted Images - Owner
  1. Twisted Images is hosting Monsters of Japan inside the Sacramento International Auto Show. We'll be showcasing Japanese vehicles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, ranging from restored classics to full customs and race cars. The Sacramento Auto Show raises money for children's and educational causes, including Shriner's Hospital, Make-a-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House charities. Over $2 million has been donated to date! If you're interested in showing your classic Japanese ride, registration is currently open. Visit http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Monsters-of-Japan-Show-Registration_p_1277.html for more details.
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    Monsters of Japan Car Show

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    Twisted Images is hosting Monsters of Japan inside the Sacramento International Auto Show. We'll be showcasing Japanese vehicles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, ranging from restored classics to full customs and race cars.The Sacramento Auto Show raises money for children's and educational causes, including Shriner's Hospital, Make-a-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House charities. Over $2 million has been donated to date! If you're interested in showing your classic Japanese ride, registration is currently open. Visit http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Monsters-of-Japan-Show-Registration_p_1277.html for more details.
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    510s From Wekfest San Jose

    It took almost two hours to get the cars into the show, and it was HOT!! I kept getting out of the car to find shade, so I just left the door hanging open.
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    510s From Wekfest San Jose

    Here are a few pictures from the Wekfest San Jose show last weekend- there were a bunch of clean 510s on display, and one filthy one!
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    Twisted Images Bagged, Body Dropped, & Rotary Powered 510

    Not much new with the car- just been hitting a bunch of local shows lately and keeping it clean. I re-worked the brake setup a little, and need to take it out when it's not so hot to dial in the front/rear bias. Here are some shots from the Karmecca show last weekend: June is full of birthdays, graduations, and a wedding, so my next show won't be until Wekfest in San Jose next month. Hope to see some of you there!
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    Anyone watch Wheeler Dealers?

    but with more inappropriate touching... more like Neverland Ranch
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    Twisted Images Bagged, Body Dropped, & Rotary Powered 510

    Thanks man! I know a lot of people don't "get it", and that's just fine with me. Everyone seems to have a suggestion on how I should build it differently, but as long as I love looking at it and I keep meeting new people at shows that dig it, I'm leaving it pretty much alone.
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    Twisted Images Bagged, Body Dropped, & Rotary Powered 510

    Five or six months between updates is about right for a car that's mostly done, right? With show season about to kick off here in Northern California, I decided to freshen the car up a bit. The engine bay and trunk were starting to show some wear, and there are places you just can't reach with everything assembled. Fortunately, removing the grille, lights, front fenders and fender supports only takes about an hour: I replaced the oil cooler lines with pre-crimped Parker hoses in the engine bay and on the front clip- and I'm sure some of you will be happy to note that the external lines are MUCH shorter than they were before. I degreased all of the suspension parts, engine, and frame rails, and replaced some of the original hardware with stainless steel. New brake pads, and I replaced the original Monroe shocks with a set of QA1s: I pulled the trunk panels out and had them stripped and re-sanded and clear coated, and added some edge molding around the battery opening and air tank window. Everything went back together nicely, and with my wheels freshly polished I loaded up the car for the Stancenation NorCal show in San Mateo! Oh yeah- say hello to my new tow rig. The wagon was an amazing car, but it was telling me it didn't appreciate being used as a truck... so I picked this Ford up. Anyway, here are some pics from the show yesterday: Took home First Place in the Old School class- I won't complain about that! There were a couple of other 510s in the show that were very nicely built as well, so it was awesome to have the judges choose this rusty old thing over them. With the first show out of our way, I'm starting to plan out this season's events. Hopefully more photos coming soon-ish!
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    510 Spooks, Alternate Material(s) to FG? - Comments

    I'd be in for one for sure. Mine has been stepped on at car shows more times that I can count, so I'm sure it's on borrowed time!
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    Thanks- I learned a lot from that truck, so the next one will be even better.
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    I have one lined up not too far from me. Gotta clear some space in my garage and my budget, and we'll get started!
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    Had a bunch of stickers made: http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Sticker--Datsun-521-Slap-_p_1305.html http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Sticker--Datsun-521-4-Round_p_1306.html Might do shirts too if there's enough interest.
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    I’ll go 4 lug on this one. I will probably switch back to 4 lug on my 510 at some point, too - there are just so many more options for cool vintage wheels in 4x114.3. The rear suspension will probably be based on a 510 IRS, and the front will probably be Toyota pickup again, so I’ll just need to make hubs to fit the Toyota spindles that fit a 4 lug rotor.
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    I'm guessing it just got crushed- it was just an empty cab and front clip. I may have already found a replacement, though- just what I need, another project!
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    521 Artwork I Had Commissioned

    This wasn't a storage facility- it was the shop I used to work for. The cab and front clip were on a pallet above the shop's office, where they had sat for about four years. Long enough that pallet racks had been put in the way of actually taking the truck down without moving the shop around. I figured they would contact me when they got around to pulling it down, but that obviously didn't happen. Thought I still had friends there, but learned the hard way that that wasn't the case. So, I blame them for being the type of people that would do something like that, and I blame myself for not being more diligent about getting it moved out of there. Lots of idiots dropped lots of balls, if you want to look at it that way.
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