Hawaiian Hako: Dean Pang’s 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Hawaiian Hako: Dean Pang’s 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R

What you’re looking at here is the very first RHD Hakosuka in the state of Hawaii. Dean Pang has been a fan of Nissan’s “Hakosuka” Skyline for as long as he remembers, and when he finally had the chance to import one directly from Japan, he pulled the trigger on his dream. By the time the 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R landed, Pang already had a variety of plans for the Japanese classic.

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With a love for everything that made the classic platform so iconic, his build is centered around a retro resto-mod style, staying true to the car’s original heritage. After months of work the Hako is a truly one-of-a-kind custom build, exclusively built right there on the islands of Hawaii.

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Photography by JS Images, Taylor Vollrath (@taydork)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Dean Pang
Location: Honolulu, HI
Vehicle: 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Engine: Nissan L28 2.8L I6

SOCIAL

Facebook: /dean.pang.5
Instagram: @deanpang

ENGINE

  • Mikuni triple carburetors
  • Fujitsubo custom headers
  • Custom Neo-chrome/titanium (valve cover, heat shield, velocity stacks)
  • Custom aluminum radiator
  • Odyssey (PC680 battery, battery bracket)

EXHAUST

  • Fujitsubo custom exhaust system

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Volk Racing TE37VSL wheels - 17x8.5 -15 (f/r)
  • Nexen tires - 235/40/17 (f/r)
  • Wilwood big brake kit w/ drilled rotors

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Techno Toy Tuning (camber plates, coilovers)
  • Eibach ES race springs
  • Cusco strut bar

EXTERIOR

  • G1 Auto Body custom steel flares
  • Custom carbon fiber hood
  • JDM Hakosuka (Skyline badging, rear spoiler, front spoiler)

INTERIOR

  • Custom carbon fiber dash
  • Key’s Racing custom steering wheel

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Pioneer speakers

SPONSORS

  • Auto Perfection LLC
  • Kama’aia Signs
  • Ceramic Pro
  • Sonax
  • Por15 Hawaii
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • G1 Auto Body
  • JspecKustumz
  • Battery Bills
  • Techno Toy Tuning

PHOTO GALLERY

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12 Dean Pang 1971 Nissan Skyline GTR Hakosuka pasmag

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03 Dean Pang 1971 Nissan Skyline GTR Hakosuka pasmag

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