Chook Tran

Cars, tattoos, food, friends, & me. Sydney, Australia Old - #BO55GS New - #ZE8055 @houseofstance Co-Owner and Founder @hotimportnights_au 350Z

http://www.hotimportnights.com.au/

1,102 posts 3,536 followers 1,565 following

I still remember the night at @auto_elements seeing my car for the first time fully painted and assembled, you couldn't wipe the smile off my face. I'm usually a man of many words, but that night I was speechless. I just stood there soaking it in thinking to myself "is this really my car?". All that was left was a cut and buff to get rid of some dust particals. On stand by @printasaurusau was ready to apply the final touches with the livery design.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia

2💬

With 7 days out till @hotimportnights.au 2017, the boys at @auto_elements worked day in and out to get the car painted and ready for the show. Here we have the car with the @haloefxau/@eyecandycustomz Ikuchi paint applied with the clear and flow coat to follow.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia

2💬

Loading...

Continuing on with the @hotimportnights.au @pandemjapan 350Z build, here we have some photos of the car stripped down and the kit inspect for the last time before the boys at @auto_elements hit it with primer. From these photo you can really see how much @conceptgaragesyd had to cut up the car to fit the kit.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

1💬

The year that was... As we count down to 2018, here are nine of the best moments on my Instagram. It's pretty obvious that no one gives a fuck about my life unless it's a post about the Z... 😂

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #haloefx #rotiform #custom #modified #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #HINSydney #NYE #newyearseve #2017bestnine

2💬

Loading...

Colour choice is another make or break factor when it comes to project builds. I think I went through about 10 different colour choices until I finally settled on @eyecandycustomz "IKUCHI" ultra translucent flakes. I'm actually really glad I chose Ikuchi flakes because it has actually never been sprayed on a car before meaning this was the first in the world. Using @haloefxau's reversible coating system means that I could change the colour of my car for a show every year and protect my original paint at the same time. Unlike vinyl wrapping or plastidipping you can actually spray it on and buff it to get a nice, wet, glassy finish.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

1💬

With the kit fitted, wheels on and alignment done the @hotimportnights.au @pandemjapan Rocket Bunny 350Z arrives at @auto_elements. From here the boys at AE prepared the car for the @haloefxau buffable and peelable paint make over. We were 10 days out from the show and at this point I was really starting to feel the pressure.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

0💬

To my family and friends I like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. May this holiday season
be full of surprises and cheers simply because you all deserve the best.

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #haloefx #rotiform #custom #modified #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #HINSydney

0💬

Loading...

With the wheels on we needed to make sure everything cleared when both aired out and driving. When it comes to suspension and wheel alignment we took it to the best in the business, @heasmansteering. With the negative camber dialled in to let the huge wheels clear the guards we had to correct the toe to make sure we wouldn't chew through tyres. The car now drives straight again and has the perfect stance.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

3💬

Big flares mean big wheels and @autocrazeau came with the goods for our @pandemjapan @hotimportnights.au Rocket Bunny 350Z. These fully custom built @rotiform USFs measure at a monstrous 19x12 (fronts) and 19x14 (rears) in negative offsets. With super concave faces and step lips, they are finished in matte candy gold (faces) with gloss candy gold (lips). Shout out to @goomba_james for helping me out with wheel specs.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

1💬

Loading...

There are so many things you need to consider when choosing wheels. There's the design of the face, the configuration of the wheel, the finish, the diameter, the width, and most importantly the offest which will determine the fitment. Get any of these wrong and it could make or break your build. With the expert advice from @autocrazeau they were able to help me get these fully custom built @rotiform USFs for our @hotimportnights.au @pandemjapan 350Z.

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

4💬

Upon inspection of the @rocket_bunny_ kit we found the transport company decided to turn the 12 piece aero kit into a 20 piece one. As you can see in the photos @conceptgaragesyd had to do some extra repair work which made our deadline even tighter. After making sure everything fit correctly with no damage the car was ready for the next stage of the build.

@hotimportnights_au

Sponsors:
@conceptgaragesyd
@auto_elements
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@heasmansteering
@printasaurusau
@tint_haus
@smartpolishpro
@houseofstance
@takumioilaus
@shannonsinsurance
Nitto Tyres Australia

#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #rotiform #modified #custom #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

1💬

Loading...

What a journey... When I was first asked to be apart of @hotimportnights_au I happily accepted the opportunity with a "fuck, yeah!" lol. It was a chance for me to give back to the community that I love so much.

@eug.l , @dshen02 , @djedo , @michaelteddyveran , @djrobiko and I met every week for months planning this event. Sometimes we'd laugh and joke, some times we'd be at each others throats, but I wouldn't have done this with any other guys.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us make this event a success that it was. Shout out to the workers, promoters and volunteers on the day, the photographers and videographers, the major sponsors and partners, the Miss HIN contestants and car competitors, the traders and food trucks, the special guests and hosts, the family and friends who came through, and the people who supported and believed in us from day one. WE APPRECIATE YOU.

To @hotimportnights U.S. team I hope you enjoyed your short, but sweet stay here. I'm glad that we were able to do the brand justice in Australia.

Looking forward to doing it all again in 2018 ✌️

Photo: @eirocaptures .
Photoshop: Eduardo Kalalo 😂

12💬

Loading...

Behind the scenes today with @dkarjadi and @fatslens.

Wrecking side skirts, front lips, and brand new paint just to get those money shots. Sorry @haloefxau @auto_elements @conceptgaragesyd 😂

#ZE8055
#hotimportnightsaustralia
#hotimportnightsau
#hotimportnights
#HIN

14💬

It's been a long and emotional day. With the passing of my grandad today during the show I would like to dedicate this event and car to him.

RIP

59💬

I can't even say 1 more sleep because I probably won't be sleeping tonight
➖
#GSHOCK #GSHOCK35 #TIMEKEEPER #HotImportNightsAU #StartModifying #HINSydney #HotImportNights #ColabTeam

0💬

I've been very fortunate to be a part of this @hotimportnights_au journey, but it's been a tough task trying to build a project car while working full-time and of course dealing with HIN things. With my trust being put into the best and most professional people in the business this car has come a long way especially in the small time frame that was given. The event is 7 days away and there's plenty of things to do, but I know when it's done it will be all worth it. We promise this car is going to rock Australia and the world.
➖
@haloefxau
@autocrazeau
@shannonsinsurance
@tint_haus aus
@smartpolishpro
@auto_elements
@heasmansteering
@conceptgaragesyd
@houseofstance
@printasaurusau
Nitto Tyres Australia
Aisin
➖
#ZE8055 #Nissan #350Z #Z33 #FairladyZ #Zchassis #350Znation #zociety #znation #Zclub #350Zclub #Z #rocketbunny #haloefx #rotiform #custom #modified #cars #hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #HIN #HINAustralia #startmodifying #roadtoHIN #roadtohotimportnights #HINSydney

7💬

Going to be the 7 longest days ever... Bring on HIN weekend!

#GSHOCK #GSHOCK35 #TIMEKEEPER #HotImportNightsAU #StartModifying #HINSydney #HotImportNights #ColabTeam

0💬

Another year older.
But none the wiser.

OI! 🔊😂
.
#32 #feelingmyage #DTSP #dontstoptheparty

41💬

Get ready for the ULTIMATE AUTOMOTIVE LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL!
➖
NOT MANY PRESOLD DISCOUNTED TICKETS LEFT!
➖
Avoid the long expected queues and door price rise on the day!
---> http://tickets.hotimportnights.com.au <---
➖
Sydney will host the first ever Hot Import Nights (HIN) in Australia this Summer on SUNDAY, 10th DECEMBER 2017 @ Sydney Olympic Park Exhibition Halls 5 & 6!
➖
More info at our Facebook Fan Page!
➖
BUY TICKETS NOW @
http://tickets.hotimportnights.com.au/
➖
Apply To Be Part of the HIN TEAM:
http://team.hotimportnights.com.au/
➖
Apply To Obtain a HIN Media Pass To Get Event Coverage of HIN: http://hotimportnights.com.au/media-accreditation/
➖
#hotimportnights #hotimportnightsau #hinsydney #colabteam #sydneyolympicpark #sydney #december #carshow #automotivelifestyle #australia #sunday #startmodifying #unveil #importmodes #foodtrucks #djs #music #rcracing

1💬

Yesterday officially marked 20 days till Hot Import Nights Australia 2017 hits Sydney.

Have you and your squad got tickets? Less than 200 limited online discount tickets at http://tickets.hotimportnights.com.au

Beat the price rise and long queues!

Official timekeeper of HIN Sydney 2017
G-Shock Australia

#GSHOCK #GSHOCK35 #TIMEKEEPER #HotImportNightsAU #StartModifying #HINSydney #HotImportNights #ColabTeam

0💬

When you go to Indonesia, but fall in love with Japan... @yukinick 😍😂
.
Video: @khahan_dao
.
#Jakarta #Indonesia #Vacation #Holiday #BlowFish #Clubbing #Party #Rowdy #Dancers #WomanCrushWednesday #WCW

11💬

It's already been a week since I've been back from Bali and Jakarta after celebrating the marriage of @robiko and @indaclouds. It was good catching up with old friends and making new ones along the way. We really felt the love over there and we have to thank the following people for taking care of us and making it feel like home. Big shout out goes to @mirror_allin @stanmamudi @dj_ditto @triggerjkt @chika_fransiska_dewiana @dj_ww @djjusteen @dhiyudhik @blowfish_jkt and the @mixologypik family ✌️❤️ .

#RobandInda #Bali #Denpasar #Jakarta #Indonesia #wedding #vacation #holiday #family #friends #goodtimes

2💬