This blog is to document my 1993 240SX build and my life in general as it progresses. I purchased the car in 2008, modified and enjoyed it for several years, and parted out the car in October 2012. I spent the next two years tinkering with a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and attempting to build a 1998 Lexus GS400 with a 2JZ-GTE swap.

In November of 2014, my friend that I sold the S13 chassis to offered it back to me. I purchased it back after parting out my Lexus and I’ve been rebuilding and enjoying it ever since! I live in SE Michigan with my wife and three daughters.

I have recently shifted my focus towards restoring and preserving my S13. My hope is that by documenting this process here on my blog, others will be able to harness what I have learned and apply this information to their own builds. Should you have any questions about the build process, please feel free to drop me an email at Damon@camryonbronze.com

Thanks to all that have stopped by over the years!


29 Responses to About

  1. BJ says:

    Cool blog man, I like the puppy and how your cat is all over the new boxes of everything. My cat is the same way when my parts arrive. Check my build blog of my evo out also.

  2. Adam Thompsen says:

    Man, a buddy of mine stumbled across your blog while researching things for my 240 and I must say I can not stop reading every bit. Seeing where your car came from to what it is now gives me lots of hope for my car! Keep it up!

  3. Cihan Efe Gurses says:

    for my opinion . this is #1 rs13 in the world… what a build…

  4. Adam Thompsen says:

    Hey man its me again I’ve have been meaning to ask you this since your last post but will you keep me informed with your chasebays customer experience? And quality of product. I’ve been reading up a lot about his company and saw he was kinda “shady” with a couple people. But haven’t read anything since the few forum posts posted back in 09. Thanks man again keep it up.

    • They have been nothing but stand-up guys with me so far. Awesome hook up and great customer service. The parts arrived quickly and they all look great so far! I’ll kep the blog updated about their parts later this winter for sure.

  5. tam Do says:

    nice build. really legit. what sizes are your te37s?

  6. Flush_240 says:

    hey man nice 240 im from the michigan area to. you bringing it out to woodward
    good to see that there are other JDM’s in michigan mad respect

  7. enthusiast says:

    Hey man, I want to say I wanna be just like you! lol
    But really, what do you work as to support your build :O
    I want to start a s13 build just like it, but idk about building engine and all that wire tucking you did.
    I am only in auto body school trying to learn as much as I can, How did you get to learn body work, fabrication, AND building engines etc. Did you go to sometype of 6month tech school? or 2year college degree. Sorry for asking all these questions but i really want to get into it. Your car is inspiring.

    • My apologies that I never replied to this- it was not intentional! I’m only five years late now…

      I work as a graphic designer. I’ve never had any formal schooling or training related to automotive type of stuff- just a lot of friends to help me learn along the way, as well as valuable resources on the internet.

      I’m glad my car inspired you and I hope you’ve gotten to experience building an S13 since you made this post! Thanks again.

  8. Flatout180 says:

    Love the car man.Here in Ireland most the 180s have being broken up or they are complete drift slags. Its refreshing to see a clean kouki car just dropped on a nice set of wheels.Its such a simple look that works so well

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  9. arron says:

    Hey man, i’ve just bought a mk2 cozy coupe to do the same as you did with sone different ideas, and would like some tips and what not on how to do it, i am trained as a mechanic im england, but having only just finished my training, in the grand scheme of things i dont have a lot of experience when it comes to a build such as the cozy coupe… perhaps you could email me and you could give me some advice.

  10. kotaro says:

    Hey love the build. Where did your friend get the grex shift knobs? Ive been looking for one for half a year now. Please help!

  11. Chris Lantrip says:

    Hey man, Awesome car.

    Was just wondering the specs on those Work CR Kai wheels? Looking to get a pair for myself

  12. Nick says:

    This might be the coolest thing I’ve come across online, so much dedication!

  13. R says:

    Amazing work to the car! One of the best documented builds out there! You should do more YouTube videos of it. Would you ever sell your 180SX or do you know anyone that would be interested in selling theirs? I would appreciate any help.

    • Thank you for the kind words! I don’t think I am cut out for the YouTube thing, haha. I enjoy writing as well so that makes this a great platform form me. I think I am stuck with my car for life at this point unless something pops up where I need the cash- I made the mistake of letting it go once and hope to not need to repeat it, haha.

      I don’t know of any at the moment, but keep an eye on Zilvia.net and JapaneseClassics.com, they seem to get some really nice cars! Thanks again for reading.

  14. Taylor says:

    Hey there, your car is amazing. It is so tastefully one, lots of era correct parts and overall great Japanese look. Any chance you have any of those Trust Grex shift knobs laying around? Been looking for one for years!! Anyways great job documenting as well.

    • Thanks for the kind words Taylor! Appreciate you stopping by. Those GREX shift knobs were a total fluke thing- so crazy that a friend in Australia of all places found that dead stock. Unfortunately though I do not have any left aside from my personal one that is currently in my car. :/ Good luck with the search!

  15. DEADBOY says:

    Nice blog man, your hatch articles are inspiring for my own 180sx. Currently collecting Seals and NOS parts for a bare metal respray. I’m only 19 so I’m hooked on the knowledge provided by this blog. If you have any recommendations where to source NOS interior and exterior parts that would be greatly appreciated, keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for the kind words! That’s awesome to hear that young people like yourself are still interested in and dedicated to these cars.

      I’ve had a lot of success with using jp-carparts.com to look up part numbers and the RHD Japan OEM store to do stock checks and order them. Sometimes they have things available still that we don’t stateside. Most of the time they’re the same between JDM and USDM, but sometimes they’re reversed.

      Drop me a DM on Instagram if you use it- I would love to follow your build and chat there anytime! @camryonbronze is my username. Thanks again for the comment!

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