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In Shop @ M.A.Performance

I headed south of town to see some friends and have a peak at the drift truck one of them is building. Destination: Modern Automotive Performance, which has a nice shop for doing fabrication and modifications of many varieties. Several drift drivers work here, among other mechanics with different taste in cars and style. Personally, I like walking into shops like this. Older cars, made to be clean, show quality machines. New sports cars being upgraded, custom builds of all kinds, even on motorcycles. About two dozen cars packed into a not so small work space.

In Shop at M.A.P (1)

There were several incarnations of Evo’s, in various states. While most were street cars, with light modifications. Some were clearly drag cars, parachute brakes and all. The black, carbon fiber laden Mustang was pretty nice looking. As was the old Celica, pictured from the front, with it’s hood up.

Below, is Andrew’s Chevy S10 pickup truck, which is being rebuilt from the frame up. Quite literally, the frame, shock mounts, structure, and wider fenders have all been cut out and made from scratch. Having already gone with a Nissan 240sx with the engine from it’s japanese variant, as well as a v8 fox body Mustang and a 1jz in a Nissan pickup, He has opted to use a turbo-charged Toyota 2j-series engine. I am quite curious to see how this truck does on the track once it is assembled. It will certainly look and sound interesting.

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3 responses

  1. Thanks for the coverage, we would love to know who to credit for the pics & write up. Please contact me via email so we can send you guys some love! dan@maperformance.com

    March 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  2. Andrew

    Awesom post!! Also The Nissan pickup had a 1jz, the s10 has a 2jz

    March 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    • Thanks! I stand corrected, twice. That’s an even better arrangement..

      March 20, 2014 at 3:28 am

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