Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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180SX Drift missle custom

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This is a custom that took a lot longer than it should have. I wanted to turn a 180SX into the sort of rough “drift missle” car that a lot of starting out drifters would own. Something rough and ready from being banged around learning to drift, and with all their money going into making it a better drift car, and not into making it pretty.

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Illustration for article titled 180SX Drift missle custom

So this car has the front bumper hacked away to exposed a giant intercooler(stolen from an Time Attaxi), replacement hood & headlamp, and lots of scrapes to the body, some of which have started to rust.

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Out back the rear bumper was long ago torn off getting too close to the wall,, but a big cannon exhaust has been fitted, along with a spare set of rear wheels with cheap tires ready to be turned to smoke.

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Illustration for article titled 180SX Drift missle custom

You can deny skidding something like this around a track would be fun, especially because you wouldn’t really care if it got bounced off a tire wall. You could just replace whatever broke, bang the bodywork out enough so it doesn’t rub, and get right back to drifting.

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Illustration for article titled 180SX Drift missle custom

Parked up next to a clean 180SX this looks rough. But don’t worry, it’ll be out on the track next week and probably come back even rougher.

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(Edited to crop photos to show car off better)

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