Welcome to the Reiwa Era. Our GX61 Mark II Eagle Mask was completed. All paintwork finished and setting of the suspension components in order, we drove the car from Chiba to Kyoto. This photo was taken in the Gion district. ① Base vehicle: 1984 E-GX61 Mark II (One-owner car) ② Custom details: Full Body Paint Cocoa Brown Full custom layout stainless steel exhaust Trust headers Dual exit exhaust Front suspension harmonics: IZANAMI custom-made front fully adjustable 24kg rate coilover Front … Read More
Work Equip Silhouette 3-piece Full Restore 4H 14-inch Front 9J -26 4H 14-inch Rear 10J -40 Base Wheel: 4H 14-inch 6J A-type Vintage This set was made for our GX61 Mark II “Eagle Mask”. I had this base set of wheels given to me by my friend long ago and fully restored them for use on the GX61. It is a very rare design characterized by a simple yet sporty atmosphere. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Next for our GX61 Mark II, we again hone in on the suspension components. The IZANAMI custom-designed extremely low-down dual rate springs are set at the rear. Our IZANAMI special low-impact shocks are set in combination with these springs to provide maximum ride quality. The frame/ride height is set at 1 cm or less, but it does not rub or make contact, still resulting in a comfortable ride. Izanami’s super low-down setting suspension components have achieved a fatigue-free and comfortable … Read More
Next on our GX61 Mark II, we did some suspension work. IZANAMI fully adjustable coilover harmonics: ‘Extremely low stage 3’ with a rate of 24kg set at the front. The pillow-upper is custom from T-demand. The frame/ride height is set to 1 cm or less, but there is no rubbing. The result is a very comfortable ride even at very low height. With IZANAMI’s front coilover super low-down setting, a comfortable ride without fatigue can be attained, even with long-distance … Read More
Super Star AIR STAGE genuine 3-piece Full custom of the very rare Super Star AIR STAGE aero wheel. 15-inch 4×114.3 Front 9J B-type Rear 9.5J B-type Base Wheel: 15-inch 4×114.3 7J vintage This wheel was already delivered to our customer @mx61cresta in Kanagawa prefecture. This MX61 Cresta is female owned and driven, she always has a very spirited style sense. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
The next stage in the progress of our GX61 project was the completion of the manual transmission swap. The factory automatic transmission was removed in favor of a W55 which we had on hand from a previous project. The propeller shaft is not suited for automatic and a factory GX61 part is very hard to come by, so a 100-series Mark II part was used in its place. Clutch pedal is custom, and the handbrake from a GX81 was used. … Read More
We continue with our progress work of our GX61 Mark II. The paint was quite weathered and faded on most of the body, especially the bonnet which had bubbling and peeling all across the surface. We sanded and prepped the entire body for paint and completely stripped the bonnet in order to reach a suitable base for the primer surfacer and paintwork to come. Due to thick layers of paint and primer, we used about 4L of remover to finally … Read More
We came across this GX61 Mark II around the beginning of last year and have been steadily working on it and customizing it to our liking. It was an automatic transmission but with the Twin Cam 24 engine. It was an unusual full factory car which was used as a civilian patrol vehicle. The body was dirty with spliced panels and weathered paint, but minimal rust, so it made a great base for work. We changed the body color and … Read More
CASABLANCA 8 Genuine 3-piece 4×114.3 15-inch 9J-12 10J-25 Base Wheel: 4×114.3 14-inch 6J A-type This set was delivered to our customer, Mr. R in Brunei for his SA22C. This set had full custom work including a step up in size from 14-inch to 15-inch, as well as a change in offset according to the desired spec. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
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Happy New Year from IZANAMI. We were twice as busy in 2018 as last year with no time for relaxation. We will continue our hard work in 2019. Here is an update on custom work in the new year. ↓ Hoshino Impul 15-inch 12J A-type 14J A-type Base Wheel: 4H 15-inch 6J A-type. This set has been delivered to our customer, Mr. Y in Chiba Prefecture. It is a very deep wheel, and as a symbol … Read More
“RIVERSIDE R101 Genuine 3-piece” 4H 14-inch 8.5J A-type 9J A-type Base Wheel: 4H 14-inch 6.5J A-type This wheel has been delivered to our customer, Mr. K in Hiroshima prefecture. We have specialized center caps available for RIVERSIDE and other models of wheels. Please check the story, “Why IZANAMI center cap is sought after” seen in our web shop. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
The custom work was completed on our customer’s car @scp_didi from Tokyo. The customization of this car took an approach keeping stock body lines intact. <Base Car> 1977 E-MX41 Chaser 5-Speed Manual (One-owner vehicle) <Custom Data> Front Lip Spoiler Custom Custom “One-Off” Stainless Exhaust System Short Manifold Dual Exit Exhaust Front Suspension: IZANAMI Special Order Front Fully Adjustable Suspension w/ 20kg Rate Spring Front Wheel: IZANAMI Full Custom Aspire Fin 9J A-Type Front Tire: Nankang 175/60R14 “Hippari” Rear Fender: Factory … Read More
Here is another image or the progress on the “Butame” Chaser 4-door. We have done shaping and installed a lip spoiler from a GX71 on this car. This was a front lip that we had on hand from our own GX71 from about 5 years ago that luckily fit up to this car without any major modification to it. Through a bit of trial and error, reshaping it little by little, it eventually fit perfectly to the car. IZANAMI Co., … Read More
Here’s a bit of the progress on the custom work of the 4-door Chaser we previously introduced. The exhaust is a straight pipe raised up snug to the body to allow clearance. The rear fenders have been delicately rolled, taking quite a bit of skill so as not to distort the beautiful factory fender line in any way. The lower arms have been removed for narrow customization, and the driveshafts shortened to accommodate wider wheels without disturbing the original body. … Read More
This set was a deep rim full restoration of Heisei era production 1-piece Longchamp. 4H pcd 100 15inch Front 9.25J-12 4H pcd 100 15inch Rear 10.25 J-22 We changed the structure of the wheel using a special unique construction method, implementing a 3-piece assembly which has the look of a 1-piece wheel. It is most important to assemble the wheel in a manner that has utmost safety and that results in a perfectly natural appearance. Base Wheel: 4H 15inch 5.5J … Read More
At the request of our customer, the owner of this car, we have begun custom work on his very special factory “Butame” Chaser 4-door. We have already started work on this pristine classic which still has its original number plate from back in the day. After speaking in depth with the owner, the custom direction for this project has been set.
IZANAMI “Butame” Mark II was featured on the cover of the December 2018 issue of Custom Car Magazine, on sale now. This is an image of the next 2 pages of the 4-page spread that covers the car. Specifications of the Mark II and it’s custom work are covered in detail. It is on sale at convenience store newsstands and bookstores nationwide.
IZANAMI full custom Bell Racing BRS108 3-piece 4H 14inch Front 9.5J -33 4H 14inch Rear 10J -43 Base: 4H 14inch 6.5J A type vintage. Tire: 175 / 60R14 185 / 55R14 This wheel was made for installation on our “Butame” Mark II. The design of this set is another version of BRS112 that was delivered previously to our customer in Hiroshima, Mr. Y. Both sets are very high in rarity and were designed with a European atmosphere. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Everything up to the loading and setting of the new engine was completed. On the engine main body, head surface grinding · 264 high cam · reinforced valve spring · titanium retainer · shim integral lifter built-in. After light tuning, it will run comfortably at high RPM. The Weber 50φ throttle linkage shaft is newly manufactured from stainless steel, set up with LINK full control managining the settings perfectly. Fittings were done in black, to blend wiring in and unify … Read More
Owner, Mr. M from Chiba Prefecture, team Keiyo Works 1976 Mazda CD22C Cosmo AP 12A Rotary Engine. We took this photo at the recent Kyufes event in Fukushima prefecture. Wheel is Izanami full custom SHADOW SPOKE Genuine 3-piece PCD 120 4H 14inch 11J A-type 4H 14inch 13J A-type <Custom details> Custom short header Stainless “takeyari” exhaust Front: Factory strut based custom suspension Rear: Body C notch w/ short shock Exterior related: Savanna Works fender Custom hakosuka-based chinspoiler Custom 3-piece … Read More
From the cars that attended the recent classic car festival at Link Circuit in Fukushima, we were able to meet and see various customers with the wheels that we custom made installed on their cars. It was a great pleasure for us to see that they are all getting great use out of cherishing our wheels. We were honored to receive such praise directly in person from our customers. It goes without saying that all wheels look their absolute coolest … Read More
This car belongs to our customer, Mr. M from Shizuoka Prefecture. This photo was taken at Kakegawa Old Car Festa. The wheel is IZANAMI full custom Mk-Ⅲ 13inch 3piece IZANAMI full custom 4H 13inch Front 11J A-type 4H 13inch Rear 11J A-type Base wheel：4H 13inch 6J A-type Vintage Tire：VITOUR 195/55R13 The front and rear axles were both narrowed, fitting an ultra-wide 11J A-type wheel in the front. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Mk Ⅲ 13inch 3piece 4H 13inch Front 11J A-type 4H 13inch Rear 11J A-type Base wheel: 4H 13inch 6J A-type vintage. This wheel has been delivered to our customer, Mr. M in Shizuoka Prefecture for his AT141 Corona. This set was rebuilt to spec using our exclusive completely true to vintage model accurate 13-inch aluminum rim. We will present photos of the Corona very soon. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Here is an image of some of the details going into our “Butame” project. This is a removable rear cover panel which smooths the number plate space. The slit (under) spoiler was also fitted to the car and will recieve body-color paint soon. Since parts like these cannot just be bolted on, detailed adjustments, processing and preparation are required for perfect integration with the car. Initial processing and adjustments were performed ourselves, with a top class yet local body shop … Read More
BELL RACING BRS112 3-piece 4H 14inch front 9.25J A-type 4H 14inch rear 9.75J A-type Base Wheel: 4H 14inch 6J Vintage This set was delivered to our customer, Mr. Y. in Hiroshima prefecture for his “Butame” Mark II. This wheel has diamond cut finishing and specially produced centercaps. The BRS-112 is a rarely seen wheel, and few sets are left in existence. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
We are also working on the exterior of our Mark II doing some custom work. Though we usually do light exterior custom work by ourselves, in a busy time we are cooperating with support from Yamanaka Body, a local shop in our neighborhood. We are working carefully to nail down key details for the custom look. We are happy to work with local craftsmen and promote cooperation in the community. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Our good friend and customer Mr. S’s Kenmeri Skyline is featured as a main focal point of an ongoing exhibition ‘THE ROOTS OF MONOZUKURI: CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JAPANESE AUTOMAKING’ at the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. This exhibition showcases a variety of top-class vehicles following Japanese-style tuning from an American point of view, and Mr. S’s excellent Kenmeri with IZANAMI full custom ultra-rare Riverside Super River wheels takes center stage. It is a great honor to have … Read More
Aspire Fin Genuine 3piece 4H 14inch FRONT 9J-19 REAR 10J-32 We are now producing a new IZANAMI demo car, which we will install these wheels on. Regarding our aluminum wheels, deep rim restoration, currently we are able to produce outer rims to make 15j wheels in our production lineup, with up to 20j available using outer rims by special order. As for outer rims, we are partnered with the best aluminum press and spinning factory in Japan, and hold more … Read More
We’ve just completed a full-custom set of Longchamps for our customer. One of the most popular designs for refurbishment because of its universal appeal on so many classic Japanese car models, this set of 14-inch Longchamps was taken through the full IZANAMI restoration process and given new outer rims to make them 11J -51 front and 13J -80 rear.
Our happy customer, Mr. H, from Hokkaido came to visit our shop in his custom GX71 Toyota Chaser. He travelled a total of over 4000km on his journey by his own personal car fitted with IZANAMI custom wheels, and came to visit us at our shop here in Chiba prefecture. We have had customers from all over Japan, from Okinawa in the South to Hokkaido in the North, and Mr. H has travelled the farthest of all customers so far … Read More