So I have been really looking forward to this part of the project. The tubular front end! Doug and the team over at Precision Chassis are just killing it on this build. I have never done a car with a full front end like this, so I am pretty amped up about seeing this all come together. On to the pics!
By using some custom made mounts, the front suspension still uses the factory strut tower mount location, with triangulated reinforcement bars off the front top bar. This is done to stay within rules where the front shock mounting location has to be retained.
The original frame rails will be chopped off right in front of where the top bars connect, and squared off. For now they are staying in place to help mount the body panels.
Yes, I am using spindle mount front wheel setup. This car is going to be light!
These wheels are just for mockup, a set of black Weld 17" wheels will be going on the car.
Here is the mid-plate setup, which you can see bolts onto the lower frame rails. Combined with the rotating front motor plate mounts, when the mid-plate is unbolted I'll be able to lean the motor back. This will allow serviceability of the transmission at the track. As far as I know, this has never been done before, something I specifically wanted on this car and something Doug brought to life. The best of both worlds, the strength and rigidity of motor plates, but also keeping things easily serviceable.
This has got to be one of the baddest JZA80 MKIV chassis out there, still IRS too!!! More pics will be coming soon as it progresses!