Continued documentation of work on our Celica XX. We produced and installed a raised rear subframe, also raising the differential and propeller shaft along with it. This rear subframe is equipped with a camber adjustment mechanism and has much improved ground clearance over the original. Measuring and manufacturing these parts on our machining center, they are then assembled on a jig and fully processed. After assembly, further measurements and inspections are performed to confirm that there is no distortion. When … Read More
Installation of the new-type rigid transmission mount. The transmission is raised 30mm in accordance with raising the front subframe by the same amount. This mount was produced with consideration for strength and durability while running hard at a low ride height. To reduce weight, duralumin is selected as the material. It was finished in powdercoating for resistance to the elements. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
In order to prevent the vehicles frame from hitting the ground when the ride height is lowered, we sliced and raised the front and rear frame here. We constructed a reinforced shortened frame to increase rigidity. To prevent frame distortion, a specialized frame jig is affixed and welding is performed after measurements are made each time. The result is a frame with zero distortion that sits higher up toward the body of the car, and is even more rigid than … Read More
GX71 Mark II Twin Cam 24 IZANAMI Full Custom ALBINO Fin 9.5J A-type, 10J A-type Genuine factory fender <GOKUTEISOU> Suspension joints upgraded to full pillowball, engine, subframe, transmission and crossmembers raised, front/rear lower arms and axles shortened, among other modifications Photographed in our neighborhood
Continued progress on our Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. Work began by removing all undercarriage parts and giving the underside a complete inspection and detailed evaluation. We will continue by modifying some of the existing components while completely updating outdated and old parts. The ultimate goal of course is to make an extremely low-down car that can drive stress-free anywhere. With an alignment completed it can also run totally straight and comfortable even at high speeds. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Introducing a limited work cap which has been a requested item by our customer base. Utilitarian design with IZANAMI logo embroidery. Designed to be well-worn and gain character with heavy use. Made of soft and comfortable to wear Supima cotton. Great for casual or work wear Dark navy color Can be purchased only on our official online shop. Produced in very limited quanities and will be discontinued when out of stock. <Chiyo Western Clothing> A haute couture specialty store with … Read More
At the request of the owner of this Celica XX from Shizuoka prefecture, we performed our full menu of custom tuning work on the vehicle. The car will receive front/rear subframe optimization, front/near “narrowing” with conversion of all joints to pillowball bearing type, total brake system upgrade, reinforced and raised frame, fully adjustable custom coilover setup and more. The car was first placed on our lift and each part was carefully inspected and measured. Work includes our full tuning menu … Read More
Work on our GX61 Cresta was completed. ① Base vehicle 1983 GX61 Cresta ② Custom Details Front suspension: <GOKUTEISOU> Aluminum lightweight front hubs <GOKUTEISOU> Ultra-short pillowball joint adjustment arms allowing 10J A-type wheels within normal factory fender lines <GOKUTEISOU> High-angle knuckles <GOKUTEISOU> Pillowball joint tension rods <GOKUTEISOU> Super-short pillowball joint tie rod ends <GOKUTEISOU> Fully adjustable coilovers w/ 24kg spring rate <GOKUTEISOU> ‘Demon Slayer’ Pillowball joint upper mounts for GX61 Front brakes: <GOKUTEISOU> WILWOOD 4-pot caliper big brake kit Front … Read More
Our schedule for 2022 is already filling up with lots to do, so we continue to keep working hard. We are currently making preparations for opening a new factory base, which will help make our workload much more streamlined. By separating this new factory function from the Kashiwa main office, we have a lot more space to work with, allowing us to further specialize in a range of various tasks. The location of our new factory base will be announced … Read More
4H 14-inch 10J A-type 4H 14-inch 11J A-type Base Wheel: 4H 14-inch 6.5J A-type Vintage Tire: Front: 185/55R14 Rear: 205/50R14 This set will be fitted on our completed custom GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. Notice: Currently, there are a large number of requests to accept vehicles to perform <GOKUTEISOU> complete custom work, with the schedule totally full. Therefore, please pardon that we cannot immediately respond to wheel email inquiries. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. All suspension parts were successfully installed. Though our updates show up to this point, there are of course countless other precision details and modifications than can be shown here. Conversion to full pillowball joints in each arm, ultra-short reinforced rear axles, center bearing optimization, rear subframe raising and channeling were carried out among other customization. This time, the car can now accommodate 10J front and 11J rear within factory fenders. Notice: Currently, … Read More
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. We have produced a rear subframe member with raised differential mounting points, raised propeller shaft accomodation, extra ground clearance, channeled for exhaust clearance and mechanism for camber adjustment. After it was carefully measured at the machining center modifications performed it was assembled on a jig for accuracy. After assembly, further measurements and inspections were performed to check for distortion. It will be installed on the car at a later date. Notice: Currently, … Read More
Custom work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. A lot of work was done up front, including: ・ WILWOOD 4-pot calipers ・ <GOKUTEISOU> 14-inch compatible large rotors ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Aluminum lightweight hubs ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Ultra-short adjustable pillowball joint arms to accomodate 10J A-type within factory fender lines ・ <GOKUTEISOU> High angle knuckles ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Pillowball joint tension rods ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Super-short rack ends ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Pillowball joint tie-rod ends ・ <GOKUTEISOU> Fully adjustable coilovers ・ <GOKUTEISOU> GX61 pillowball upper-mounts … Read More
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. The transmission mount was raised by 30mm in accordance with the raised front subframe. This allows lowering to the limit. With consideration to strength, this rigid mount was redesigned produced from scratch. Super duralumin is selected for its lightweight properties. It was finished in blue powdercoating for resistance to the elements. Notice: Currently, there are a large number of requests for car storage on a waiting list for <Gokuteisou> complete tuning work … Read More
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. At the request of the owner, we have changed the front of this car to “GX51 spec” with GX51 quad square lights and a grill. The couplers are spliced without cutting the original wiring so that it can be restored back to the GX61 Cresta front at any time. What appears to be a straightforward swap actually needs new brackets and mounting points to complete the look. The GX51 lights and grille … Read More
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. We produced ultra-short driveshafts that fit the rear arms. These are not customized factory parts, but rather specially produced units. With consideration to strength, the outer diameter of the axles is 4mm thicker than the genuine axle shaft. With these installed in combination with specialized rear arms, the adjustment range of the specialized pillowball arm is optimized, and 11J wide wheels can be inserted inside the genuine factory fenders without putting burden … Read More
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. The rear arms are fully shortened and all joints converted to pillowball type. It is designed so that the protruding outer surface of the wheel can be adjusted within a 1-inch range, and proper toe and camber adjustment can be performed. This time it results in a setup that fits an 11J wheel inside the normal factory fender lines. The tire position can also be set freely. All bearing collars and arm … Read More
Hiro V1-R Genuine 3-piece 14-inch 9.5J A-type 4H PCD114.3 14-inch 10J A-type 4H PCD114.3 Customization work: 14-inch full reverse outer rim PCD change to 114.3 Inner rim width change Change disk offset Pearl white paint etc. Base Wheels: 4H 14-inch 6J PCD100 B-type vintage This set has already been delivered to GOLD RUSH Customs, Kanagawa Prefecture. IZANAMI Co., Ltd.
Work continues on our GX61 Cresta Super Lucent. This image shows progress on raising the front subframe. After carefully measuring and producing precision parts on our machining center, the are assembled on a jig. Here further checks and inspection are performed to prevent distortion. After being finished in a blue color, it is ready to be installed on the vehicle. Notice: Currently, there are a large number of requests for car storage on a waiting list for <Gokuteisou> complete tuning … Read More
Work continues on the GX61 Cresta Super Lucent getting full custom suspension and undercarriage modification. On the machining center, we are raising the differential mount and producing a raised rigid transmission mount. Pieces like these are produced with high precision. Necessary preparation work includes taking precise measurements, setting reference values and calculating the modification values before they are placed on the machining center. Notice: Currently, there are a large number of requests for car storage on a waiting list for … Read More
This GX61 Cresta Super Lucent came to us for custom tuning work at the request of the owner from Gifu prefecture. Work begins at once. We had a detailed meeting with the car’s owner to discuss the tuning route. The car will get front / rear arm optimization, full pillowball bearing and rigid joints, brake upgrade, frame slicing, custom coilovers, etc. With a full menu ahead, the car was loaded onto the lift to inspect and measure each part. This … Read More
We have restocked our RIVERSIDE center cap, which had been out of stock for a long time. To those who inquired about availability, sorry to have kept you waiting. Please note that the quantity is limited this time as well. Please check our online shop for these centercaps and more speciality parts. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
We have significantly increased the lineup of compatible models for our GOKUTEISOU Series pillowball upper mount, including Nissan and added Toyota chassis. The updated lineup also covers late model GX61 and the C130 Laurel. <Nissan Compatible Models> GC10 Skyline “Hakosuka” GC110 Skyline “Kenmeri” GC210 / 211 Skyline “Japan” C130 Laurel S130 Fairlady Z <Toyota Compatible Models> GX71 / GX70 Cresta / Mark II / Chaser / Cressida / Mark II Van GZ10 / MZ11 / MZ12 Soarer … Read More
In the recent Kagawa Takamatsu ★ Old Car Meeting we could meet and talk with a lot of new and familar faces. It was a very enjoyable event. Thanks to the event organizers who invited us and all in attendance who stopped to talk with us. After the event we stayed in Nara before returning home. All five of our cars made the 1700km round trip journey down and back to Chiba without trouble. We made a lot of new … Read More
We have set up our display booth here at the Old Car Meeting at Sunmesse in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. Our booth is located near the venue entrance on the right side near the stage. We are exhibiting 5 cars including our Butame, 3 GX61’s and a GX71 which were customized by our shop. In addition we are offering all our products at a special discounted price for this one day event only. (Credit card payment possible) We have brought … Read More
We will have a display booth in the Old Car Meeting held April 4th at Sunmesse in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. Our booth is setup near the venue entrance on the right side near the stage. We are exhibiting 5 cars including our Butame, 3 GX61’s and a GX71 which were customized by our shop. In addition we are offering all our products at a special discounted price for this one day event only. (Credit card payment possible) We are … Read More
The low-down bumpstops that were previously restocked in 100 sets have sold out yesterday. The next run of product is scheduled for release in early-to-mid April. We apologize that we cannot take reservations on this product, as there were lots of inquiries and it becomes difficult to respond individually. We will make an announcement here when product is restocked again. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
We have restocked our product [Gokuteisou] Lowdown Bumpstop ‘Zenith’ which had been sold out for quite some time. We received many inquiries for this product, apologies to have kept those of you waiting. Please note that this restock is also available in limited quanities. We have made minor design changes to further improve useability and durability. You can find this product in our official online shop. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
We have finally replenished stock on our conical-type centercaps which had been sold out for quite some time. We had received lots of inquiries on this type of cap, apologies to have kept you waiting. Please note that production quantities are limited this time as well. We’ve added Tomcat centercaps to the lineup. Please check our online shop for details. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
The Celica XX that we had been hard at work on was completed. We took some photos of it near our shop. ① Base vehicle 1985 Twin Cam 24 Toyota Celica XX (Late Model) ② Technical Custom Details Reinforced shortened/raised frame Front cross-member, rear cross-member, transmission and propeller shaft raised. Front coilover: <Gokuteisou> Fully adjustable coilover setup, 24kg rate spring Front suspension: <Gokuteisou> Pillowball type shortened lower arm ・ Reinforced shortened rack end ・ Pillowball tie-rod end Front wheel: IZANAMI … Read More
GX71 Mark II Hardtop Twin Cam 24 IZANAMI Full Custom ALBINO Fin 9.5J A-type, 10J A-type Genuine factory fender <GOKUTEISOU> Suspension joints upgraded to full pillowball, engine, subframe, transmission and crossmembers raised, front/rear lower arms and axles shortened, among other modifications Photographed in our neighborhood
Our schedule for the new year is already jam-packed so we are doing our best. Our recent work has been centered around optimizing and customizing suspension setups and engine tuning, which we will continue. We also will keep releasing new high quality parts and products one after another. This is our first update for the new year. Super Star SS-03 15-inch 10J A-type Super Star SS-03 15-inch 11J A-type Base Wheel：5H 14-inch 6J A-type (Step from 14-inch⇒15-inch) This set has … Read More
Before we noticed, 2020 was already coming to an end. We have received many requests for custom work like this Celica XX, which was completed and delivered to our customer almost six months ago. We already have multiple projects in progress and more lined up for 2021. Here’s another progress update on our Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. All the suspension parts are installed and in place. There were lots of adjustments, customization made to the underbody and modifications that … Read More
Work continues on Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. The rear arms pictured here have been offset by 70mm and converted to a pillowball joint at the rear crossmember. These are designed so that proper toe adjustment can be performed. This modification will allow wheels of 10J or wider to fit within the car’s factory normal fenders. The bearing collars and arm base are all machined by an NC lathe or machining center and are highly precise. In order to maintain … Read More
[GOKUTEISOU] GX71 / 10 Soarer / Celica XX Front Demon Slayer Pillowball Upper Mount. Although it is another limited run, this product is now back in stock. This specialized pillowball upper mount satisfies such needs as; “My front camber angle is not enough” or “I want to fit wider wheels up front”. You can find this product and it’s details in our online shop. *Limited quantity IZANAMI Co., Ltd.
Here’s an update on continued work of our Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. The rear crossmember and differential were raised by 30mm to match the raised height of the raised engine mount at the front. The goal is to make the underside as flat as possible. Considering strength, the rear crossmember has a semi-rigid structure, and a C-channel to accomodate exhaust clearance was cut. The crossmember is placed on a jig and modified while taking detailed measurements to prevent any … Read More
In order to prevent the vehicles frame from hitting the ground when the ride height is lowered, we sliced and raised the front and rear frame here. We constructed a reinforced shortened frame to increase rigidity. Welding was performed area by area using a specially constructed frame jig so that no frame distortion occurred. The result is a frame with zero distortion that sits higher up toward the body of the car, and is even more rigid than the genuine … Read More
Work continues on our Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. Because the front engine mount was raised, we also raised the transmission mount by 30mm. This car will have an extremely low ride height, so the underside requires as much flattening as possible. With consideration to strength, this rigid-type transmission member was made from scratch. It was given a blue powdercoated finish for weather resistance and a long life. *Currently, there are a number of requests for in house customization to … Read More
[GOKUTEISOU] × [NANIWA-KAN] Headers + 2-to-1 Support Set for Toyota This set of headers are a collaboration effort with [NANIWA-KAN], produced specifically for older model Toyota vehicles. The headers raise the exhaust position by 30mm to accommodate cars with extremely low ride heights. Thorough layout construction and top quality stainless steel are used to achieve the highest sound quality. Compatible Model: GA61 Celica XX / GZ10 Soarer Twin Cam (1G-GE / 1G-GEU engine) GX61 Twin Cam (1G-GE / 1G-GEU engine) … Read More
This rear member collar set, which is indispensable for extremely low down cars, has finally arrived. Changes in alignment are suppressed, rigidity is increased, controllability is significantly improved and traction performance is maximized. This collar set not only improves ride quality for general city driving but also race, drifting, “nonsly”, and a wide range of driving situations. This is a very cost-effective product, so please give it a try. Suitable for GX51, GX61, GX71, 10-series Soarer, Celica XX, Butame, AA63 … Read More
We continue work on this Twin Cam 24 Celica XX. In order to raise the front engine member, it is placed on the machining center to calculate each measurement. The machining center is rented by a subcontractor, but we perform all measurements and processing ourselves. There are no bends and condition is very good. Based on the collected data, it is placed on a specialized jig and cut at the optimium position for raising. Mounting parts which strengthen the member … Read More
Our current work is on this very clean nearly factory normal Toyota Celica XX Twin Cam 24. At the owners request we are now performing full custom work on this car. From a detailed discussion with the owner, it was decided that this Celica will get our full menu of suspension work including optimizing front and rear arms to fit wider wheels within normal factory fenders, converting all joints to pillowball bearing, slicing and strengthening the frame and converting members … Read More
Our custom work on this GX71 Mark II has been completed. We did a short photoshoot of it near our shop. ① Base vehicle 1987 GX71 Mark II Twin Cam 24 ② Custom Details -One-off original stainless exhaust & supports -Trust header modification -Dual drum -Frame slicing -Fender mirrors -Raised members & transmission Front suspension: <GOKUTEISOU> Fully adjustable suspension with 24kg spring Front suspension: <GOKUTEISOU> Pillowball lower arm short version / Shortened rack-end / Pillowball tie rod … Read More
IZANAMI horizontal logo IZANAMI gold hiragana vertical logo IZANAMI silver kanji vertical logo Wheel logo (gold/silver) Available in 5 types. Produced with an emphasis on texture and timeless simplicity. (Limited to 100 each) Feel free to collect them all. You can find these limited edition stickers in our official webshop. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
This car is originally a door mirror model but we changed it to fender mirrors. The frame slicing that we showed in the last post has been patched and welded with a new plate. The muffler is fully raised, and a C-notch was cut in the rear member to accomodate it. The rear has been shortened so that the 10J can tuck inside normal fender. After all settings are dialed in, it will get a full alignment. It will soon … Read More
Work on the front suspension is almost completed. -Gokuteisou Fully Adjustable Front Coilovers -Gokuteisou Shortened Control Arms -Gokuteisou Roll Center Adapter -Gokuteisou Custom Tie Rod and Shortened Rack End These parts were all installed and set. This setup will allows 9.5J width wheel to enter the factory fender body smoothly at the front. We are also slicing the frame and raising members to accomodate an ultra low ride height for his car. There is still work to be done to … Read More
We continue with progress work on the front suspension. [Gokuteisou x T-DEMAND] GX71 / 10 Soarer Front Defeat Pillow Upper Mount Set http://www.izanami-wheel.com/en/product/pillowballuppermount/ “My front camber angle is not enough” or “I want to fit a wider wheel up front” are demands satisfied by this new pillowball upper mount. We have produced this mount in collaboration with “Super Lowdown Meister” specialist shop T-DEMAND. We posted previously about the shortened front arms for this GX71 and we have also installed … Read More
Its already going to be a busy start to 2020, but we will keep doing our best! This is our first update for the new year. Jilba Racing 14-inch 11J A-type 13J A-type Base wheel: 4H 14-inch 6.5J A-type This set was delivered to our customer, Mr. E in Kumamoto Prefecture. The deep and refined image of these full custom Jilba Racing wheels makes a fitting first post of 2020. We look forward to working with you this year. We … Read More
2019 has come to a close even before we realized it. Though we were very busy, we had a very fulfilling year thanks to the support of many. There are many things that we want to upgrades to, so we will keep working hard to make it possible. We will end our year with this update on the progress of our custom GX71 Mark II. The front lower arm has been shortened, and the base of the member has been … Read More
Work continues on this GX71 Mark II. The front suspension will first be completely removed. Because the undercarriage has not been touched since new, hardened bushes, loose ball joints, etc are not ideal. To fit a wide wheel up front without messing with factory fender body lines, a high degree of work must be done. We carefully measure and check each element with special attention to what work lies ahead. Custom work will proceed forward only after old parts and … Read More
Here we have a pristine full factory late-model GX71 Mark II Twin Cam 24. We have had a request from the owner to give it the full custom treatment. After a detailed meeting with the owner, we started work. It was first loaded onto our lift for a complete inspection and assessment. While making the most of the factory lines and original atmosphere of this car, we will focus heavy custom work on the suspension, wheels and undercarriage. IZANAMI … Read More
We met a lot of old friends and made new ones at the recent Okayama Classic Car Event. It was a really wonderful day. Thank you to everyone attended. One the way home from the event, we stopped at Hikone City in Shiga Prefecture, where we stayed overnight. The atmosphere of the old castle town was pleasant and the autumn leaves were beautiful. We spent a relaxing time there before retuning to Chiba. All four cars drove the full distance … Read More
Today we are participating in an old car event in Okayama, called “Legend of Momotaro”, hosted by dai.candy. We came with four of our cars all the way from Chiba to Okayama by highway. \ (^ O ^) / We have a stickers to give to people joining this event. (Limited number). To exchange a sticker is most welcome. Thank you. IZANAMI Co., Ltd.
PCD5x114.3 14-inch 9J A-type Front, 10J A-type Rear Base Wheel: 5×114.3 14-inch 6J A-type vintage This set has been delivered to our customer, Mr. A in Tokushima Prefecture for his Nissan 230. 5-lug Command is very rare to find and this set was finished in gold to set it apart even further from the norm. IZANAMI Co., LTD.
Our shop and its work were featured in an article by Speedhunters (though these contents were taken almost 2 years ago, so we have made a lot of progress since then). Blending Art & Engineering at Izanami Wheel We are pleased that people around the world continue to appreciate classic Japanese custom cars, wheels and tuning culture. We want to thank all involved, and we will keep evolving and challenging ways to push classic Japanese automotive tuning further. IZANAMI … Read More
In line with the 10% increase in consumption tax nationwide in Japan from October 1st, we are pleased to inform our customers of our offical certification for customer rewards for in-store cashless purchases. When making in-store purchases with payment by select credit cards, IC transportation cards, smartphone payment applications or electronic currency methods, customers shall receive a 5 percent return on their purchase total. (The offer is eligible only on in-store purchases. Purchases from our online shop are not eligible.) … Read More
Introducing a new product. http://www.izanami-wheel.com/en/product/billetshiftknob/ A refined and simple shift knob for your classic car. It is moderately long, easy to grip, and sophisticated in appearance. Machined from high-strength aluminum with IZANAMI logo engraved on the top. A top quality billet shift knob that resists corrosion and has excellent durability. With M8, M10 and M12 conversion adapters included, it is compatible with almost all manufacturers. Though small in size, it carries the atmosphere of IZANAMI’s unique worldview. Made in Japan … Read More
STAR SHARK Genuine 3-piece 5H 14-inch 8.5J A-type 9J A-type IZANAMI full restore and customization Base Wheel: 5H 14-inch 6J A-type This custom set has already been delivered to our customer, Mr. 330K in Tokushima Prefecture. Genuine 5-lug Starsharks are becoming harder and harder to come by. IZANAMI Co., Ltd.
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.
【Review】Recommended Wheel Nut & Lock Nut for Japanese Classic Cars【Including My Failed Experience】 「There are a variety of wheel lock nut set types available, but which one best suits Japanese classic ‘kyusha’ cars? Recently, we have heard multiple cases of stolen vintage wheels, so what is the best countermeasure against it?」 I’ll address these questions here.
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