Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, this is no lie
I’ll tell you how I got this car ready to be certified.


In West Christchurch, born and raised
On the streets is where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool
And doing some boost runs passed the girls school


When a couple of officers who were up to no good
Started makin’ trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little warning for no wof and reg
And they said, “You’ better get this sorted or you cars getting impounded”


Nothing major, should have this car legal in jig time.


Things I should have done ages ago #1

SMD LED Conversion.

No more power hungry incandescents.

No more ugly yellow.

Crisp on/off indicators.

Actually usable dome / map lights.

Dome Light 32mm festoon

Map Lights: 32mm festoon

Cluster: T5 and T10 wedge

Keyring Light: T5 wedge

Park Lights: BA9S bayonet

Rear Licence Plate: T10 wedge

Front and Rear Indicators: 1156 bayonet

Side Indicators: T10 wedge

Reverse Lights: 1156 bayonet


Ran into a minor headache when fitting the park lights, turns out Mitsubishi wired then up wrong from the factory. Need to de-pin the connectors and swap them around for LEDs to work. Good one Mitsubishi .


Libero; now with period correct, kaido style gauge setup.

Having spent the last 18 months working on a car with no direct aftermarket support, I was hoping my life would be a little easier with the Libero in that there would be a range of bolt in parts to complete this job.

No such luck.

Evo I-III is too old nowadays it would seem, ended up doing everything myself.

CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) prototype:


And the finished product in carbon fibre.



Same deal with the A pillar.






Internet Famous

When companies are flogging their cheap wares using photos they stole off the internet.

libero tm ad


Considering the sad state of affairs when you image search “libero gt” into google, you can’t blame them.

It does make me thankful I was the recipient of a car built by someone with good overall taste, an understanding of period correct and with the foresight not ruin it with then current fads or trends that would date quickly.  When you’ve changed almost nothing aesthetically in the last 7 years you’re doing it right!

Building the best CD5W in the country is almost as easy as building the best N13.

And I haven’t seen one good N13 in NZ.