Body shop craftsman’s art. WEKFEST Prep ver // Ishikawa Body – April 2019

PHOTO & TEXT : HIRO MURATA (TOKYONUR)
TRANSLATION : RYOHEI TAKAHASHI (THEBRIDGE)

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 This totally became my annual occasion to observe Ishikawa Body rush work/advertise to gather people who help him.

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Last year “Mar-Van” was like this at the show but 180 was perfect at the show .
Here is what Ishkawa Body looked like in last year in March .
So, this year Ishikawa-san is building S13 Silvia convertible which is kinda behind schedule right now. They are using Ishikawa Body original fenders that Taniguchi-san(NOB) loved so much he ordered very first set for his car. Ishikawa-san is not happy with it looks when he dropped car with airbag, that he needs to modify the fenders for a bit before Wekfest.

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When I was about to leave the shop, Ishikawa-san came up to me and told me to drop off Taniguchi-san’s fenders at N Stage since I was going back to Tokyo.lol I asked LOJ Shun-kun and managed delivery. Note:TOKYONUR is not delivery service.lol

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Please wait for post about Ishikawa-body’s S13 build for Wekfest. (if they made it)

■Bonus Images

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もはや恒例となった、Ishikawa BodyのWEKFEST直前のどんちゃん騒ぎ・・・ではなく、「間に合わない!誰か手伝いにきて!」といのを知らせる為の定点観察。
昨年も3月に訪れていたのだが、結局のところは“マーバン”はあの状態での展示に。但しメインの車両であった180に関しては実にパーフェクトな仕上がりまで作り上げた。
こちらが昨年の3月のIshkawa Bodyの状況だ。
で、今年である。今年はS13シルビアコンバーチブルの1台体制とはいえ、作業は想定よりも遅れており、細やかな調整もまだ終わっていないとの事。まだ思い描いた理想とは遠い状態で、日々試行錯誤を行っている。
あのTaniguchi-san(NOB)をも虜にした、Ishikawa Bodyオリジナルフェンダーを更に加工。エアサスで落ちきった状態での見た目に納得がいかない模様だ。
Taniguchi-sanの話しが出たところで「これN Stageに送るんだけど、東京に帰るなら持っててよ!?」っと、まさかのハンドキャリーを頼まれ、LOJのShun-Kunに「これどーするよw」っと相談しつつ週明けにきちんとお届けしましたよ(笑)Tokyonurではロジスティックの仕事も承っております。ま冗談です。
思わぬところでヒトとヒトとの繋がりとみせるカスタムカーの世界。
拘り満載のIshikawa-sanの新たな作品のお話しはまた、WEKFEST終了後にでもしたいと思います。
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