First job was to remove the under dash bar, to allow the motor to come back further.
Then got the engine and gearbox all disconnected, and have moved it back and lifter it up to where I think I want it to be.
As it sits here, the motor has now been moved back over 650mm from the stock location, with this shift moving it back 250mm from where it was last year.
Then it was onto designing the framework for the new trans tunnel.
And one more from the top.
There are a couple of bars in the floor that I’m going to change as well, then I’ll start building the tunnel tubes.
Needs two more bars, then need to fully weld it.
Next is to cut out the under dash bar and move the motor back, so that I can work out how big the transmission tunnel needs to be.
The last two bars in the rear end join up to the top of the tunnel, hence why they are not in yet.
Made some good progress getting JCs car back together on sat. Roof mounted, sil rails finished, all the cage painted, firewall painted and floor painted.
The new rear end. Total weight is 17kg.
The first part of the mold removed. More pics after tonight.
Its soooooo nice!
Rockers for possible use on the new rear end.
The mold is FINALLY 100% complete, fully waxed and is ready to go!
Hopefully we can get the first rear end laid up this week.
I’m keen to try something different in the suspension department this time – here is the mock-up.
More details once its finished and I can prove that it’s going to work…
Here is my little helper, giving me a hand with the mock-up.
The mold for the rear end is getting closer to completion.
Hopefully we’ll have this done on Sat, and maybe start laying up the first rear end if we get it done in time.
It’s about 70% welded now. Total weight so far is 4kg. More details as it grows…
I have started making the new rear subframe.
More as it takes shape…
And no, not from me – still working on that, its not as easy as getting the grinder out
The car is now 100% free of all factory steelwork. The sign of a good nights work:
The chassis is now all cleaned up. All of the roof, drivers side sil panel, b pillar etc are all off – i love my plasma cutter 🙂
Have mocked up the Carlos bar that i want to add in.
I wanted to check steering wheel clearance. There are specific rules for this bar, so i cant just put it anywhere.
I’ll need to pop the seat back in and check, there is room but I’m not sure if its enough in a tank slapper when your hands are going everywhere.