The car has gone through some changes, for sure. But nothing compared to what's currently happening. The car has been stripped down completely in preparation for sandblasting and a basic primer before it comes back for all of the fabrication work.
The plans for the car over the winter include:
- Full GT racing spec roll cage tied into all suspension points in the car
- Lexus 1uzfe 4.0-litre V8
- Fully built MKIII Supra R154 5 speed transmission (already being built in Calgary)
- All of the ridiculously expensive custom parts from Australia to adapt this transmission to an engine that never came with a manual tranny
- Custom one-piece driveshaft
- Nissan S13 independent rear suspension and differential(s)
- Custom coilovers at all four corners
- Upgraded brakes, likely Z32 calipers and rotors
- Wilwood clutch and brake pedal assembly with dual brake master cylinders and built in remote-adjustable balance bar for adjusting brake bias on the fly
- Standalone engine management
- Custom gauge cluster
- Fully rewiring car from scratch
- Custom trunk floor made to house fuel cell, surge tank and battery securely and safely
- Dual fuel pumps to ensure surge tank never runs low on fuel
- Custom housing for coolant, power steering and washer fluid
- All windows removed, side and rear replaced with Lexan, front with new windshield
- Bracing removed from trunk, hood and doorskins
- A whole schwackload of smaller changes to the interior and exterior
The car was stripped down over the last week or so.
This is how it sat about five days ago. Doors, fenders, engine, front suspension and most of the interior removed.
A whole bunch of the interior crap that was pulled out.
Taking stuff out of Glenn's garage so things can stay nice and tidy while we work on the car. The engine, turbo setup and rear differential were snapped up by Corolla lovers ridiculously quickly.
Glenn welding together a bracket for the rear of the car to go up on the rotisserie.