Exclusive Content: More From Tactical Art And A Visit By Super Street…

Might as well call this “Tactical Art Week” here on The Chronicles… On Monday I gave you guys a glimpse of some recent happenings over at their shop, Tuesday I officially unveiled the new Chronicles X Tactical Art collaborative decal available now on The Chronicles Storefront, and today, we’re gonna continue with more photos from our friends in Osaka, Japan. Th other day we got to see Atuki Tubouti doing work on his own EG6 Civic project but today we are going to get a glimpse at some work he did just a couple of weeks ago on Tomoyuki Sasaki’s 4-door EK Civic. Sasaki’s Civic is new to me, as I’ve only seen it a number of times previously in photos, but it’s interesting to see what they are going to do with it now with a full cage. Hopefully there will be some motor work to go along with it but I’m not really sure, since I don’t have full specs on the car and am not sure exactly what lies under the hood. I’ll just to get some more information from Yasutaka but so far, he’s only been able to pass along these photos to me….

After we get through some of the build photos, I’ll actually be taking you back further in time to around January. As you know, I went over to Tactical Art during my trip to Japan for Tokyo Auto Salon. A couple days after I stopped by, the Super Street staff also made their way over there to the shop to shoot Toshiyuki Yanagi’s Honda Integra Type R for the magazine. Yasutaka was able to get some behind-the-scenes footage of their visit and the shoot itself, as well as other happenings from that day…

Enjoy it and thanks to Yasutaka and the guys from Tactical Art for always opening the doors up for us to see what they’re working on…

Here is how Tomoyuki Sasaki’s Civic looked prior to them taking it apart for the cage…

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He bears a lot of USDM styling elements with the aggressive stance and CCW wheels, along with the Function7 braces and little things like the U.S. plate frame and Benen tow hook. Nothing crazy, just a simple 4-door cruiser. Maybe with the new cage it’ll slowly make the transition over into being a more circuit-specific build…

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Atuki seated inside Sasaki’s Civic preparing to transform it into his work space…

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Front windshield removed safely…

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Dashboard and interior pieces removed…

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Posted next to Taku Kusugami’s EK and Atuki’s EG up top…

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Cool to see that parts like the K-Tuned adjustable shifter have made its way over to Japan…

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Practically everything removed from the interior to prep for the cage…

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Even the trunk area was stripped clean…

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Rear windshield and all panels removed…

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Mock-up of the rear section of the cage that is unlikely to ever see passengers again…

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Dimply dye plating for the A-pillar….

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Atuki applying his craft…

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Hondas seem to be taking up a majority of the space at the shop these days. Hard to imagine that this is actually a car audio shop normally…

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Atuki working on the base of a section of the cage in Sasaki’s sedan…

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The cage slowly coming together…

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Loved this shot that Yasutaka captured of Atuki…

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The section between the front and rear doors prior to gusset plates being welded in place…

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Rear half of the cage completed…

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A rear through the rear passenger door area. Definitely not going to have visitors in this 4-door anymore…

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Plates being mocked-up along the frame…

That’s about what I have so far from that build. When I get more I’ll be sure to get them up for you guys to see….

Meanwhile, let’s take a trip back into time, back to January of 2013, when Super Street stopped by for a visit….

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The morning of the visit with a peek into their shop. Here you can get a glimpse of Yasutaka’s EP3 Civic that is probably going to see some more work after his EG6 is completed…

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The regulars at Tactical Art, Taku Kusugami’s Civic, which was on the cover of last year’s Super Street Honda Issue, and Toshiyuki Yanagi’s ITR, which will likely be featured (not on the cover though) in this year’s Honda Issue…

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Also parked outside was Atuki’s DC5 Integra Type R that has been converted to full U.S. Acura RSX spec…

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Packed to the brim with Hondas….

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Atuki killed some time before the Super Street guys arrived by working on his Civic…

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Yanagi cleaning his R and getting it ready for the shoot…

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Taku stopped by to hang out and looked at the recent updates to Atuki’s build…

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Jonathan Wong and the crew from Super Street arrive. Beeyan is decked-out in full work gear shaking hands with Nate Hassler, who was visiting for the first time….

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Wong giving a stack of Super Street mags to Beeyan…

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Taku made sure to get a photo with Jonathan and to thank him for giving him the cover of Super Street last year…

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Gotta get his EK in the shot with the two of them as well…

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Brandon from BOWLS LA getting some video footage of Yanagi and his Integra Type R…

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The surrounding area outside of the shop is actually not a bad spot to shoot so they decided to just shoot the car right in front…

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There usually isn’t this many people at a feature shoot but since they were visiting from out of the country, everybody wanted to stop by and see the Super Street guys in action. You can’t pass up an opportunity to Instagram the event as well so whoever wasn’t shooting with an actual camera was shooting with their phones….

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You normally only have one guy shooting at a time too but being that time is of the essence while in Japan, every staff guy tries to get a couple shots and they pick the best out of the bunch…

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The only thing stopping them were members of Osaka’s geriatric community that didn’t give a shit what was going on and went about their day….

That’s basically a wrap on that stuff. The Honda Issue drops next month so keep an eye out for it. It’s going to be a great issue filled with a variety of different builds from all over the world. Thanks for looking and again, thank you to Tactical Art…

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